Lance Lamberth

Vice President of Operations

Atlas Asphalt


Age: 38

Lance Lamberth

Lance Lamberth once had the promise of a baseball career before injuries sidelined him and forced him into the business world.

That has turned out OK, too.

“I was just fortunate to have the opportunity to play,” Lamberth said. “I enjoyed playing and I enjoyed what I do now immensely. In all reality, I was ready to move on to other things in my life.”

Lamberth was the state’s player of the year as a senior at Batesville High School in 1998 and earned a scholarship to play at Mississippi State. When injuries ended his career, Lamberth earned a business degree and went to work for an asphalt company in Phoenix.

Four years later, he took a job with Ticketmaster in San Francisco before returning home to work for the family business eight years ago. Lamberth worked summers mowing grass for Atlas, founded by his grandfather in 1967, but has a much more prestigious job now.

Atlas and its sister company do approximately 90 percent of their work for the Arkansas Department of Transportation. Two current projects are a 182,000-ton paving job on U.S. Highway 64 and a 155,000-ton paving job on U.S. Highway 65.

“Business is going very well at Atlas,” Lamberth said. “We have been very fortunate picking up work.”

Lamberth said his family always encouraged him to pursue whatever interested him and welcomed him back when he returned home. “My parents and my grandparents have always been very supportive of the different things I want to try and do,” Lamberth said. “I can’t complain at all about the life I have lived.”