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13 Mar

Local Students Shine at Competition Sponsored by Big-D Construction

Big-D Construction is a proud sponsor of the local CAD Competition and this week, the winners of the local competition were announced during an awards banquet at the Associated General Contractors (AGC) office in Salt Lake City.

The National Association of Women in Construction (NAWIC) Chapter coordinates the annual design and drafting competition with area high schools. Students were challenged to design a tiny home. A tiny house is part of an architectural movement that advocates living in small homes. Most tiny homes are roughly 500 square feet or less.

Students had to come up with a design concept for his or her tiny home. The students then had to mock-up, or draft, the design. The designs were then judged by members of the construction industry (including several Big-D employees). The winner of this year’s local competition was 18-year-old Jazmin Rodriquez. Jazmin is a student Hunter High School. Aside from a cash prize, Jazmin will also move on to the regional CAD competition.

During the awards banquet, Big-D project manager Alex Schwerdt served as the keynote speaker. Alex recently designed and oversaw the construction of her own tiny home. Alex presented her initial design concepts and talked about the challenges she faced during the construction of her tiny home.

For more information on NAWIC, click here.

08 Mar

Big-D Wins “Contractor of the Year” Award

Big-D Construction was again honored with the “Contractor of the Year” award by the Utah Chapter of CCIM (Certified Commercial Investment Member). CCIM is a nationally recognized organization comprised of commercial real estate professionals. Judges for the “Contractor of the Year” award included developers, brokers, owners, and architects.

Big-D CEO Rob Moore accepted the award during an awards banquet on March 3, 2018. “It was terrific to see Rob on stage talking about Big-D, their growth, and their 50th anniversary,” said CCIM Board Member Ronda Landa. “They make their employees number one. It is no wonder they win year after year.”

One of the presenter’s during the awards banquet was Braden Moore with Big-D’s Light Commercial Group. During his presentation, Braden talked about how the commercial real estate industry and the construction industry are both working hand-in-hand. “The real estate and construction industry have access now to technology that we could not have fathomed 5 years ago,” said Moore. “We all analyze how this technology can be used to help make our companies and industry better. From project conception to completion we are seeing new tools every day.”

01 Feb

Big-D Projects Earn Accolades at AGC Awards

During its annual convention in Salt Lake City, Utah, the Associated General Contractors (AGC) of America, Utah Chapter, recognized some of the best projects in the State of Utah.

Two Big-D Construction projects were among many projects honored with the “Award of Excellence” by the AGC. The Harrisville Cannery project in Weber County, Utah, was honored with the Award of Excellence for Manufacturing. The 46,393 square-foot manufacturing facility sits on 7 acres and provides basic food supply and home storage for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. The Harrisville Cannery includes a 4,000 square-foot bean processing area under an open canopy. Items processed and prepared at the Harrisville Cannery will be sent to home storage centers for purchase, or they will be distributed through the LDS welfare program.

The Legacy Village of Sugar House Senior Housing project was honored with the Award of Excellence for Multi-family. The 535,361 square-foot project provides 286 residential units, parking, offices, and retail space. The project is adjacent to a popular pedestrian and bicycle corridor that provides access to shops, restaurants, and popular parks in the Sugar House community.

01 Feb

More than 300 Big-D Employees Inducted into President’s Club

On January 27, 2018, more than 350 Big-D employees were honored during the company’s annual President’s Club dinner. Every year, Big-D employees who have worked for the company for 5 years are inducted into President’s Club. Then, every 5 years after he or she are inducted, they are again recognized for their achievements. Since its conception in 1988, more than 500 employees have been inducted into President’s Club.

During the awards banquet, those who have since retired from Big-D were also recognized for his and her successful careers at the construction firm.

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.