Longtime Industry Leader Bernie Cawley Dies at 62

Longtime ready mixed concrete promoter in both Michigan and Colorado Bernie Cawley died May 9 in Colorado from complications resulting from oral cancer. He was 62. The Colorado Ready Mixed Concrete Association (CRMCA) praised Cawley as "a strong and influential leader" who played a key role in the creation of the Construction Industry Coalition that has been extremely successful in the legislative and regulatory arenas. Cawley also developed and organized a CRMCA member campaign that expanded membership by 30% and implemented updated educational programs that doubled the number of course options. During his time with the Michigan Concrete Association (MCA), Cawley developed and implemented regional promotion councils which resulted in regional campaigns and programs that increased business for participants and formulated a MCA proprietary "Washwater Program" that was approved and lauded by the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality.

Cawley was born in Jackson, MI, and moved to Colorado four years ago with his wife, Linda, to join the CRMCA. Survivors include Linda Cawley, two children and two grandchildren. Services were held yesterday at the St. Andrew United Methodist Church in Highlands Ranch, CO. CRMCA has set up The Bernie Cawley Memorial Fund to assist his wife. Proceeds will be used by Linda to use directly and/or donate to charities that Bernie participated in. To contribute, do so at any U.S Bank branch in Colorado using routing number 102000021: 
Bernie Cawley Memorial Fund
US Bank Routing Number 102000021
Donations may also be sent directly to CRMCA Office Manager Stacy Ehrlick at the CRMCA offices, 6880 South Yosemite Court Suite 100, Centennial, CO 80112.

For more information, contact Stacy Ehrlick at stacy@coloradocaa.org or 303-290-0303.

National Ready Mixed Concrete Association