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06 Jun

Big-D Construction Named to ABC’s Top-performing Commercial and Industrial Construction Contractors List

Big-D Construction was ranked #4 on the Associated Builders and Contractors’ 2019 Top Performer in the Mountain West list. The Top Performers list recognizes ABC member contractor’s achievements in safety, quality, diversity, and project excellence.

The Top Performers were ranked by size based on the number of hours worked in 2017, as reported in their 2018 STEP applications. To be eligible, Big-D had to demonstrate world-class safety performance that aligned with ABC’s STEP safety management system.

“ABC Top Performers are leading the way in the merit shop construction industry, where diverse participants are constantly striving to achieve the highest levels of personal and company performance in an environment of fair and open competition,” said Michael Bellaman, president and chief executive officer of ABC. “These rankings will help the industry identify contractors like Big-D Construction that have achieved world-class safety performance, demonstrated their commitment to their workers and their communities and earned recognition for project excellence and diversity.”

The ranking comes after Big-D Construction garnered 7 ABC Utah Chapter awards earlier this year, including Project Champion of the Year for the restoration of the historic Salt Lake City & County Building. In addition, Big-D’s safety team was awarded the 2019 Platinum ABC STEP Award.

07 Feb

Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony for New Public Health Center

Despite recent snow storms, it was standing room only for the ribbon-cutting ceremony for the new Salt Lake County Public Health Center in Salt Lake City, Utah. For decades, the Salt Lake County Health Department has provided vital health services as part of its mission of promoting and protecting community and environmental health.

The new center was constructed on the same site as the existing Public Health Center. The new 50,000 square-foot facility houses a number of community services including the following:

  • Immunizations
  • Infectious Disease Prevention
  • Vital Records
  • Women, Infants, and Children (WIC)
  • Epidemiology

The building was designed to reduce its carbon footprint with sustainable features including ample day-lighting and high-performing mechanical system.

14 Jan

Big-D Construction Announces New Chief Financial Officer

Big-D Construction recently promoted its Corporate Controller Blake Van Roosendaal as the firm’s Chief Financial Officer. The move comes after Larry Worrell announced his retirement after 16 years with the firm.

Blake and Larry have worked together as Controller and CFO respectively for nearly 16 years. Before their tenure at Big-D, both worked together in public accounting, and at the time, Larry managed the audit and taxes for Big-D’s account. Larry joined Big-D as its CFO in 2002 and would bring Blake on board to create the backbone to Big-D’s financial growth.

Blake will now take the reins from his mentor and friend and will become Chief Financial Officer effective January 1, 2019. With Blake assuming the role of CFO, Jake Bartholomew has joined Big-D as Corporate Controller. Jake will oversee the finances of the entire Big-D Family of Companies.

21 Dec

Groundbreaking on Hospital Expansion Project

An early Christmas present for the community of Kanab, Utah, this week as Big-D broke ground on a $12 million expansion and remodel project on the campus of Kane County Hospital.

Kane County Hospital serves rural Southern Utah and Northern Arizona including the communities of Kanab, Fredonia, Orderville, and Duck Creek. Aside from an emergency department, operating room suites, and a pharmacy, Kane County Hospital also contains a long-term care facility. The emergency room alone sees 300 to 500 people a month.

As the community experiences growth, plans were put forth in motion to expand the hospital. The $12 million project will increase the sizes and services of the emergency room, surgery recovery, and the pharmacy. The security infrastructure will also be upgraded. The hospital’s lab, imaging department, and waiting areas will also be remodeled during the project. The hospital will remain open during construction. Big-D Construction will perform the expansion in phases to ensure there is minimal disruptions to patients and staff.

The project is expected to be complete in 2020. You can learn more by clicking here.

18 Dec

Big-D Construction Acquires Boise-Based McAlvain Companies, Inc.

Big-D Construction announced today that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire McAlvain Companies, Inc. The acquisition is expected to close later this month.

McAlvain Companies will continue to be headquartered in Boise, Idaho, where it has served Treasure Valley and its neighboring states for nearly 40 years. The company will continue with the same name and be locally managed. McAlvain’s management team will continue to serve the company in their current capacity including Torry McAlvain as CEO, whose father started the business in 1980; and Chuck Graves as President.

“Everyone here at McAlvain is extremely excited about this important new phase in our company’s history. We have strategically aligned ourselves with a company that is a perfect fit with our family culture and core values. It ensures that we will continue to build on the successes that our employees have provided for us and deliver new opportunities for both our self-performing and construction services divisions. Combining our strengths and aligning our resources with Big-D will reinforce best-in-class customer services and accomplished construction project delivery teams. As we have done in the past, we will continue to strive to always exceed our client’s expectations,” said McAlvain.

Since it was founded in 1980, McAlvain has left its mark on Southern Idaho and the Mountain West through hundreds of unique, challenging and successful projects, especially in its most robust markets including: Commercial, Industrial, Institutional, Mixed-Use, and Water/Renewable Water Infrastructure. McAlvain Concrete Inc. is one of the largest self-performing structural/architectural concrete placement companies in the region. The company has received several accolades in recent years including:

#13 2017 – McAlvain Companies: ENR’s List of Intermountain Top Contractors
#1 2016 – McAlvain Concrete: ENR’s Idaho Sector Specialty Contractor
#2 2016 – McAlvain Concrete: ENR’s List of Intermountain Top Specialty Firms Concrete Sector

This transaction will allow McAlvain to better serve its customers by enabling the company to take on larger, more complex projects in Idaho and its neighboring states and communities, as well as increasing its bonding capacity and resources. The move will also allow McAlvain to further its mission of delivering an incomparable customer experience as Idaho continues to observe unprecedented growth.

“This acquisition is part of Big-D’s vision to strengthen our company through alliances with premier builders and talented project teams in selected markets. McAlvain has a storied history and is highly respected for its integrity, service to its customers, and its ability to deliver the most challenging construction projects. We are excited to be a part of its future,” said Jack Livingood, Big-D Construction Chairman.