Robert Barnhill, Sr.
Businessman Robert Barnhill, Sr., was the founder and president of Barnhill Contracting Company. A graduate of Conetoe High School, Barnhill established one of the major construction firms in the state today. His company, ranked 23rd of North Carolina’s top 100 privately owned businesses, has built highways in Virginia, Maryland and Delaware. In 1993 he was recognized as Entrepreneur of the Year for the Construction Industry. In 1988 he received the Distinguished Citizen Award of Edgecombe County. Barnhill died in 2000. In 2005, Mr. Barnhill was inducted into the NC Transportation Hall of Fame
Inducted into Hall of Fame 2005