It is with deep sympathy and sadness that we share the passing of Richard “Rich” Smith of GOMACO on November 11th, 2021. A Vietnam veteran, Rich served with distinction, earning the Silver Star, Bronze Star, and two Purple Hearts. Having risen to the top levels of the concrete paving industry both in Iowa and across the pond in London, Rich’s career was full of impactful moments, though he never considered them ‘work.’ Throughout his life, Rich had the opportunity to mentor and inspire numerous young men and youth in Ida County on baseball, hunting, fishing, and conservation efforts. He cherished his time at GOMACO, which gave him the opportunity to forge many life-long friendships. His full obituary and the details of his funeral service can be found here.