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01 Aug

Will Hopkins Named Vice President of Big-D Construction Jackson, WY Office

Big-D Construction recently named Will Hopkins Vice President of the Big-D office located in Jackson, WY.

Hopkins’ focus will include managing/developing new customer bases for Big-D’s Signature Group, a division of the company that focuses on the construction of high-end residential and resort projects. He will also support existing relationships, and manage and assemble strong intern

al management teams to provide superior processes for existing and new customers’ building needs.

A 30-year veteran of the industry, Hopkins built his construction career on a foundation of hard work and hands-on experience — starting in the industry as a laborer and then as a carpenter apprentice. His leadership ability on diverse projects and deep roots as a builder allows him to add value at many levels. He most recently served as a Vice President at Big-D Construction’s headquarters in Salt Lake City.

“With Will’s 30 years of construction experience and leadership in the mountain states, he will be a huge asset to our team. He will help us to grow the Jackson office, and take it to the next level,” said Mike Kerby, Senior Vice President of Big-D Signature.

09 May

Big-D Construction Completes Foundation Upgrades to Historic Salt Lake City & County Building

Big-D Construction is pleased to announce that work on the Seismic Foundation Upgrade on the iconic Salt Lake City & County Building is complete. In just 8 months, Big-D removed more than 706 tons of existing Red Butte Foundation Stone from the historic building. The stone was originally installed when the building was constructed in the 1890s. Big-D delicately replaced the old stone foundations using 16 tons of new, reinforcing steel; 285 cubic yards of concrete; hundreds of concrete drilled and epoxy inserts; several new and large structural steel members.

The Salt Lake City & County Building is home to the offices for the elected leaders of Salt Lake City and Salt Lake County. The Seismic Foundation Upgrade had to be performed without disrupting employees and guests. Big-D mitigated noise during working hours by using the old “Wedge-and-Feather Method” of stone removal, instead of traditional jack hammers and other tools. This unique method allowed crews to perform work during business hours without disrupting operations at the City & County Building.

Big-D is proud to report that 14,400 man hours were performed on this project with no time loss or injuries recorded during construction. Thanks to the efforts of VCBO Architecture, Reaveley Engineers, and the SLCCB Engineering and Facilities Group for helping Big-D to deliver the project on time and under budget.

13 Apr

Big-D Project Crowned ‘Champion of the Year’

Big-D Construction garnered several Excellence in Construction awards from the Utah Chapter of the Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC), including the inaugural ‘ABC Champion of the Year’ award. During its annual State Convention and EIC Awards Dinner in April, ABC awarded the Beverly Taylor Sorenson Center of the Arts project the ‘Champion of the Year’. The project also won the Excellence in Construction award for Institutional Over $10 Million.

Big-D’s Unified State Laboratory project won the Commercial Over $20 Million award. The following projects received Honorable Mention accolades:

• O.C. Tanner Corporate Headquarters, Renovation Over $5 Million
• Cabela’s Retail, Commercial $5-$10 Million
• Intermountain Healthcare Park City Hospital Outpatient Expansion, Healthcare Over $5 Million

“It is an honor to receive these awards from ABC,” said Big-D President, Forrest McNabb. “These awards reflect the longstanding relationships we have with these great customers, our subcontractors and suppliers, the design partners, and our amazing employees.”

In addition, Big-D’s safety program received recognition from the ABC Utah Chapter and the Utah Labor Commission. Big-D was presented with the 2016 Annual Workplace Safety Award and ABC’s Gold Level STEP Award. Both awards recognize Big-D’s commitment to promoting an exemplary safety culture. “Safety is the highest priority on all of our projects,” said McNabb. “We remain committed to achieve ZERO harm on our jobsites with our nationally-recognized TH!NK safety program.”

13 Mar

Big-D Construction Makes Strategic Changes to Executive Leadership

Big-D Construction recently made the following strategic organizational changes among its key leaders to better facilitate the continued growth and service capabilities of the firm.

Cory Moore has been promoted from Sr. Vice president to Executive Vice President & National Managing Director of Big-D’s regional offices. Moore has been a part of Big-D and its management team for over 20 years. He will be responsible for the strategy and growth of Big-D’s regional offices and national footprint. “Cory has grown from a labor position at Big-D in 1996 to his current leadership role in growing the brand nationally,” said Rob Moore, Big-D CEO.

Troy Thompson has rejoined Big-D as Executive Vice President. Thompson has over 35 years of experience in commercial construction and development. He is regarded as one of the top leaders in the industry, and will join Moore in the leadership of expanding its national footprint and supporting its regional offices throughout the nation.

“We are very excited to expand our national footprint and expand our offices with Cory’s and Troy’s dynamic leadership,” said Rob Moore.

Moore and Thompson join several other Big-D executives as part of the recent organizational changes within the firm: Jack Livingood, formerly Big-D’s CEO, is now the Chairman of the Board; Rob Moore, formerly President & C.O.O., has been promoted to CEO; Forrest McNabb, formerly Executive Vice President, has been promoted to President of the Mountain West Group.



07 Mar

Big-D Construction Named CCIM’s Contractor of the Year

Big-D was recently named “Contractor of the Year” by the Utah Chapter of CCIM at its 2017 Excellence Awards event. Held at the Grand America Hotel on Saturday, March 4th, the annual awards program honored professionals within Utah’s commercial real estate industry who exemplify the highest degree of business excellence.

To determine each award recipient, ballots containing three finalists in each category were distributed to a panel of over one hundred business, civic, and industry leaders for final review and vote. In addition to the 16 award winners, four scholarships—funded jointly by Price Real Estate and the Utah CCIM Chapter—were awarded to students at the University of Utah.

Ronda Landa, CCIM Utah Excellence Awards Chair, commented, “The foundation of CCIM is to educate the commercial real estate professional; it is through education that we elevate ourselves personally and professionally. The Excellence Awards celebrate the profound accomplishments of our industry and its contribution to the state’s economic growth—two things that would be impossible without tonight’s honorees. These award winners exemplify best practices in commercial real estate while also successfully balancing their personal lives and charitable activities. They truly stand out as leaders in their fields.”