Our Story 

AWS has been in business since 2005 

Since that time the company has enjoyed steady growth and has become an established contractor with a solid reputation for providing quality service. AWS is experienced in all aspects of the traffic safety industry and can provide services on any scale. All work is performed in accordance with federal, state and local standards and specifications. 

AWS is proud to have a close-knit family of employees committed to providing the highest quality of service. 

Our staff has extensive experience in the traffic safety industry, holding American Traffic Safety Services Association (ATSSA) certifications as Traffic Control Technicians, Pavement Marking Technicians and Traffic Control Supervisors. Our administrative support staff is also industry-experienced and highly-qualified. 

Meet the Partners

Alma Pickle 


A native of northeastern Oklahoma, Alma has over 30 years’ experience in the traffic control industry. Over the course of her career, she has performed every administrative and accounting function necessary to steer the business. She is a working partner who is actively involved in the daily financial and administrative operations of AWS. Alma is an alumnae of Northeastern State University (NSU) in Tahlequah, and is member of the National Association of Women In Construction (NAWIC). Her role as President of AWS puts the company in a unique position in the industry. Not only is she one of few female presidents in the industry, she is also a member of the Choctaw Nation.

John P. Thomas  

Executive Vice-President 

John also calls northeastern Oklahoma home. Throughout his career, John's knowledge and skill gained from working in each division of the traffic control industry have made him a more than qualified leader. His responsibilities include management and oversight of field operations along with estimating and bidding. John has over 30 years’ experience in the industry. 

Scott Gaddy

Vice President 

Scott is also from northeastern Oklahoma. Scott has a positive, long-standing working rapport with the rail industry; developing this type of connection by years of dedicated effort to meet their every need. Scott is responsible for the management and coordination of railroad operations, working with railroads throughout Oklahoma, Kansas, Arkansas, Nebraska, Illinois and Texas. He is an alumnae of the University of Oklahoma with over 30 years’ experience in the industry. 

Our Customers 

Our customers include general contractors, city and county governments, state departments of transportation, tribal enterprises and private industries. 

Our primary service area includes the states of Oklahoma, Kansas and Arkansas, however, we have performed services throughout the Midwest, including Colorado, Illinois, Iowa, Louisiana, Missouri, Nebraska, Texas and Utah.   

Some of our clients include:

Community Service 

AWS is hometown based with hometown values, and celebrates support of community groups, charities, and events. 

Throughout the year you will find us doing things like cooking award-winning chili & BBQ, getting downright dirty playing mud volleyball, constructing a sea-worthy cardboard boat, and participating in 4-H events with our families. 

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