Date: March 22, 2022
Chaney Enterprises, a ready-mix concrete and aggregates supplier, is pleased to announce that former Chief Executive Officer, William “Bill” Childs, IV has earned the John Roberts Lifetime Achievement Award for Promotion.
The Lifetime Achievement Award for Promotion is awarded annually (or less frequently) to a ready-mix concrete professional distinguished by a career that demonstrated outstanding leadership, dedication, and achievement in support of concrete promotion and industry advancement. Nominees for this award must be former or present employees of National Ready Mix Concrete Association (NRMCA) member companies.
Bill Childs’ entire career has been in the construction industry. At a young age, Childs worked as a summer intern at Harry T. Campbell Company and returned the following year as a mechanic helper. He earned a business administration degree from Lynchburg College in 1976 and immediately started working as a sales representative for S.M. Christhiff & Son. Childs joined Chaney Enterprises in 1992 as vice president of sales and marketing, was promoted to president in 1998, and served as CEO from 2000 until his retirement in 2019.
Over the course of Child’s tenure at Chaney Enterprises, he was a tremendous proponent for sustainable materials and environmentalism. He introduced new concrete products and solutions such as carbon sequestration technology and Insulated Concrete Form (ICF) construction. Childs was also involved in helping to shape the NRMCA’s Build with Strength program. Through his participation on the NRMCA Executive Committee and Promotion Committee, Childs can be credited for providing direction and inspiration for NRMCA to address the critical low/mid-rise building market.
Along with serving as Chairman for the NRMCA and President of the Maryland Ready Mix Concrete Association, Childs has served on various other boards such as the RMC Research and Education Foundation, Massachusetts Institute of Technology Concrete Sustainability Hub Advisory Council, Maryland Transportation Builders and Materials Association, and the Eugene Chaney Foundation.