26 May

Historic Salt Lake City Hall to Undergo Major Face-lift

Salt Lake City Hall is scheduled for a major three-year overhaul.

Crews with Big-D Construction will begin work June 6 on the castlelike building in the heart of downtown to restore portions of its sandstone facade, repair windows and strengthen earthquake protections, according to an announcement Wednesday by Mayor Jackie Biskupski’s office.

“These key projects are essential to maintaining the building to a level that is consistent with its historic significance and to allow for continued use as Salt Lake’s City center of government well into the future,” the mayor said in the statement.

Salt Lake City Hall is scheduled for a major three-year overhaul.

Crews with Big-D Construction will begin work June 6 on the castlelike building in the heart of downtown to restore portions of its sandstone facade, repair windows and strengthen earthquake protections, according to an announcement Wednesday by Mayor Jackie Biskupski’s office.

“These key projects are essential to maintaining the building to a level that is consistent with its historic significance and to allow for continued use as Salt Lake’s City center of government well into the future,” the mayor said in the statement.

Biskupski’s office said the first phase will involve stone restoration on the tower. Seismic work also starts this summer and is expected to run through spring 2017. Lower floors of the building, meanwhile, will see work from mid-2017 to 2018.

Though soon to be wrapped in scaffolding, the Romanesque Revival-style structure will remain open to the public and continue to serve as City Hall during the renovation work, the mayor’s staff said.

To view full article in the Salt Lake Tribune, click here.

22 Apr

Utahns Wait in Line for Hours for Cabela’s Farmington Opening

Cabela’s Farmington retail store kicked off its Grand Opening weekend event on April 21st.

Click here to read an article about the event in the Standard Examiner.

04 Mar

Big-D Relocates Arizona Office

Big-D Construction recently moved their Arizona office from Gilbert to a new location in Tempe (2055 S Cottonwood Dr.).

Big-D has had a focus in Arizona and the Southwest since 1989 constructing numerous high profile projects. Big-D has seen continual growth in the area and made a strategic decision last fall to further establish a long term presence in Arizona and throughout the Southwest.

“This strategic move is further validation of our 2020 goals as an organization along with our continued commitment to our team members and the great state of Arizona,” said Forrest McNabb, Executive Vice President of Big-D.

Coinciding with the move, Big-D has also relocated Jeff Arnold as Vice President/Managing Director from the firm’s Salt Lake City Headquarters. Arnold has been with Big-D since 1999 and most recently served as Project Director on several key healthcare, warehouse and distribution centers, and food and beverage projects across the nation. He brings leadership, intensity and experience to the in place Arizona team.

28 Jan

Big-D President Receives AGC Utah’s Eric W. Ryberg Award

Big-D Construction’s president, Rob Moore, recently received the Eric W. Ryberg Award from Associated General Contractors of Utah.

The award, which was established in 1960 and is the organization’s highest honor, recognizes one person each year whose outstanding service to the general contracting industry of Utah is exemplary.

Moore’s vision, determination, and goal implementation has driven significant company growth in the last five years, reaching yearly revenues approaching $1 billion. Moore’s focus is to take care of his customers, focus on repeat clients, and to continue making certain that there is no difference between what Big-D says and does.

Moore began his construction career as a Steel Erection Foreman.  Since joining Big-D in 1976 in Business Development, Moore has been involved in all of Big-D’s most significant milestone projects. Over the past four decades, Moore and his team have consistently been recognized by Engineering News-Record as one of the top 400 commercial contractors in the nation, as well as ranked among Utah Business’ top 50 private companies in Utah – a testament to continued growth and focused customer service.

Recently, Moore led Big-D in completing one of the largest data centers in the nation, a $1.3 billion project in Utah. On the heels of the successful completion of that project, Moore’s Big-D team is now working on the $1.5 billion Salt Lake City International Airport Terminal Redevelopment Program.

Under his stewardship, the company has expanded from a respectable local contractor to an esteemed player on the regional and national stage. His gift for inspiring and motivating others continues to spur Big-D’s success, and that does not go unnoticed by his peers and colleagues. Moore was selected to Dixie State University’s Board of Trustees, as well as named the 2010 Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year for the Utah region. Moore has also served as the Chairman for AGC and served on the AGC Board for 4 years.

04 Jan

Big-D Construction Opens Office in Park City

PARK CITY, UT – JANUARY 4, 2016 — Big-D Construction has opened a new office in Park City, Utah.  This is the firm’s ninth office, and fourth in the State of Utah.

The new office will primarily support Big-D’s Signature Group, a division of the company that focuses on the construction of high-end residential and resort projects (Click here to view Big-D Signature’s portfolio).

“Big-D has been constructing projects in Park City for over 30 years, including the current expansion of the Park City Medical Center.  This time, we finally decided to stay,” said Mike Kerby, Vice President of the Park City office. “We are not only committed to building the best projects, we are committed to being part of the community for the long term.”

Some of Big-D’s notable projects in the Park City area include the Swaner Eco Center; Newpark Hotel & Condominiums; Newpark Town Center; Cottonwood Newpark Office Buildings; the current Park City Medical Center Expansion; as well as Victory Ranch, a project consisting of 23 high-end cabins (9 of which are currently under construction).

Click here to read a related article in the Park Record.