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1967-2017

Big-D Construction has an extraordinary history that now spans 50 years. We have come a long way since Dee Livingood sold his blue Volkswagen for $1,000 to start a company that has since grown to more than 1,000 employees. While our projects have defined us in the marketplace, our employees have always been our catalyst for success. We want to honor their achievements by celebrating our past as we prepare for the next 50 years here at Big-D.
1967
  • 1967

A Blue Volkswagen and a Vision

On November 2, 1967 a 30-year-old carpenter named Dee Livingood sold his blue Volkswagen for $1,000 and risked everything he had to start his own business.

HIS NICKNAME “BIG DEE” INSPIRED THE NAME FOR BIG-D CONSTRUCTION.

THE BIG IDEA: BUILD A COMPANY BASED ON RESPECT.
Dee started with almost nothing – no business experience, no customers and almost no money.  All Dee had was a BIG IDEA about the way things ought to be done. He wanted a company based on equal respect for customers and employees. A company based on integrity. A company where there is no difference between what is said and what is done.

A PASSION FOR PEOPLE… RAZOR-SHARP PEOPLE.
Dee assembled a team of the best people in the industry, and called his founding leaders his “young lions.” They refused to focus on money. Instead they quietly focused on doing the right things – the business principles Dee felt would be crucial to success. And, lo and behold, success naturally followed.

THE VISION CONTINUES, WHICH EXPLAINS WHY OUR CLIENT RELATIONSHIPS DO, AS WELL.
Today, Big Dee’s founding culture continues to inspire us. We aren’t perfect, but we strive to do the right things. We now have “lions” of every age on our impressive team, and a lion’s share of repeat customers.

1967 - INTERESTING FACTS

The first human heart transplant was performed by Dr. Christian Barnard in South Africa.
Car safety was improved by adding seatbelts.
Thurgood Marshall became the first black justice on the Supreme Court.
The first Super Bowl was played between the Green Bay Packers and Kansas City Chiefs. The Packers won 35-10.
The average life expectancy was 70 years.
The first automatic cash machine (ATM) was made at Barclays Bank in England.

1967
  • 1967

What’s in a Name?

The name “Big-D Construction” didn’t come after hours of meetings with Dee’s young lions. In fact, it came while Dee and Jack Hilton were standing in line to get a contractor’s license. Jack had closed his business and was helping Dee with his new business endeavor. It was while they were filling out paperwork when the name “Big D” was founded:

“Then I had to go to Salt Lake to the Department of Business Regulations and get him a contractor’s license, unemployment compensation, industrial accidents and all the other red tape that goes with getting a guy in business. They filled out all the papers and everything and he looked at me and says ‘what’s the name of the company’? I batted my eyes and looked up in the air and I said ‘Big D’.”

– Jack Hilton

In a matter of seconds, the name “Big D” was founded. For many years, the name would be written as either Big D or Big “D”. In the early 90s, the hyphen was added to create “Big-D”.

1967 - INTERESTING FACTS

The first human heart transplant was performed by Dr. Christian Barnard in South Africa.
Car safety was improved by adding seatbelts.
Thurgood Marshall became the first black justice on the Supreme Court.
The first Super Bowl was played between the Green Bay Packers and Kansas City Chiefs. The Packers won 35-10.
The average life expectancy was 70 years.
The first automatic cash machine (ATM) was made at Barclays Bank in England.

1970
  • 1970

Manufacturing Plant Raises the Bar

Big-D constructs the Amcor Block Plant and Pipe Plant. This project marked one of Big-D’s first large manufacturing projects.

1970 - INTERESTING FACTS

Paul McCartney announced that the Beatles disbanded.
The Apollo 13 mission to the moon suffered an accident.
The world's first jumbo jet, the Boeing 747, was created.
The first Earth Day was celebrated.
The US lowered the voting age from 21 to 18.
The first New York Marathon was held.

1973
  • 1973

Big-D Nets $1 Million in Sales

First year with $1 million in annual sales.

1973 - INTERESTING FACTS

The first portable cell phone call was made in New York City.
The World Trade Center in New York became the tallest building in the world.
The Mississippi River reached its peak level during a record 77 day flood.
The cost of a gallon of gas was 40 cents.
NBC presented its 440th and final showing of "Bonanza."
MRI scanning technology was developed.

1974
  • 1974

A Million-Dollar Handshake

In the early years of Big-D Construction, all deals were generally settled with a handshake. In 1974 Dee Livingood had struck a million-dollar deal with Cream O’Weber. The company brought Dee in and asked him to design and build an addition to their freezer in Ogden. They worked up a price and shook hands on it.

Once the deal and the million-dollar price tag sunk in, Dee suggested that maybe they write something down on paper. A Purchasing Order book was pulled out and the million-dollar job was handwritten to Big-D Construction. And that was Dee’s contract for his first million-dollar project.

1974 - INTERESTING FACTS

Richard Nixon became the first US president forced to resign, which was due to the Watergate Scandal on August 9th.
The Sears Tower in Chicago became the world's tallest building.
The estimate of the world's population reached 4 billion.
West Germany won the 1974 World Cup in West Germany, Russia.
Pocket calculators started to appear in stores.
The average cost of a new house was $34,900.00.

1976
  • 1976

Young Lions Hungry for Success

Rob Moore and Dale Satterthwaite join Dee as Big-D’s first Business Development Manager and Estimator respectively. Dee’s son, Jack, would join two years later.

1976 - INTERESTING FACTS

NASA unveiled the first space shuttle, the Enterprise.
The $2 bill was issued.
Nadia Comaneci won three gold medals at the Montreal Olympics with seven perfect scores.
The Connect 4 game was invented.
The CN Tower was built in Toronto; the tallest free-standing land structure opened to the public.
Mao Zedong, Chairman of the Communist Party of China, died of a heart attack.

1981
  • 1981

The First Multimillion-Dollar Deal

Big-D Construction completes first large scale design-build project for Kremco. The project marked Big-D’s first multimillion-dollar project.

1981 - INTERESTING FACTS

US and Iranian officials signed an agreement to release 52 Americans after 14 months of captivity.
US President Ronald Reagan got shot in the chest outside of Washington D.C.
The movie "The Raiders of the Lost Ark" was released.
The first game of paintball was played in Henniker, New Hampshire.
MTV started broadcasting in the US.
Researchers found the wreck of the Titanic in the North Atlantic.

1984
  • 1984

Big-D Opens First Office in Salt Lake City

Salt Lake City, Utah office opened. At the time, the office would serve as a regional office for Big-D. The team there also purchased its first computer – a used Apple III.

The office was located near 400 South and 500 East in Salt Lake. It has since been demolished.

1984 - INTERESTING FACTS

The Chrysler Corporation introduced the first vehicles to be officially labeled as "minivans".
The original Apple Macintosh personal computer went on sale.
The BYU Football team was selected as national champions by the AP and Coaches Poll.
The Salt Lake Bees baseball team was sold and moved to Calgary, Alberta.
Terminal Two at the Salt Lake International Airport was expanded to accommodate an additional concourse.
Sony and Philips introduced the first commercial CD players.

1984
  • 1984

Growing Revenue

In just 10 years, Big-D’s annual revenue went from $1 million to $10 million.

1984 - INTERESTING FACTS

The Chrysler Corporation introduced the first vehicles to be officially labeled as "minivans".
The original Apple Macintosh personal computer went on sale.
The BYU Football team was selected as national champions by the AP and Coaches Poll.
The Salt Lake Bees baseball team was sold and moved to Calgary, Alberta.
Terminal Two at the Salt Lake International Airport was expanded to accommodate an additional concourse.
Sony and Philips introduced the first commercial CD players.

1988
  • 1988

$50 Million Milestone

Big-D marks first year with $50 million in revenue.

1988 - INTERESTING FACTS

One gallon of gas cost 91 cents.
A new drug "crack" appeared in streets.
The Hubble Space Telescope was put into operation.
The first transatlantic fibre optic cable was laid and carried 40,000 telephone calls simultaneously.
NASA scientist James Hansen warned Congress of the dangers of the global warming.
Tim Berners-Lee began to openly discuss his plans for what would become the World Wide Web.

1988
  • 1988

Dee Promotes Son to President

Jack Livingood is promoted to President and Dee Livingood devotes career to community service.

1988 - INTERESTING FACTS

One gallon of gas cost 91 cents.
A new drug "crack" appeared in streets.
The Hubble Space Telescope was put into operation.
The first transatlantic fibre optic cable was laid and carried 40,000 telephone calls simultaneously.
NASA scientist James Hansen warned Congress of the dangers of the global warming.
Tim Berners-Lee began to openly discuss his plans for what would become the World Wide Web.

1989
  • 1989

A Million Square-Foot Project

Big-D Construction has a longstanding history of building relationships with notable companies in the United States. In its early years, Big-D forged relationships with companies such as Kremco and Cream O’Weber. During the 80s, Big-D would begin working with Smith’s Food & Drug.

In 1989, Big-D would construct its first one-million square-foot project with Smith’s Food & Drug. The project was a processing and distribution center. “Smith’s was a turning point for us,” said Jack Livingood. “They took us into California and Arizona. So they were just a really big customer and we were doing jobs for them all over the West. It really expanded our thoughts on what we can be.”

Since 1989, Big-D would go on to construct a number of facilities for Smith’s in Utah, California, Arizona, and New Mexico.

1989 - INTERESTING FACTS

Toyota launched its luxury brand, the Lexus.
In Egypt, a 4,400-year-old mummy was found in the Great Pyramid of Giza.
Nintendo released the Game Boy.
The first episode of The Simpsons was shown.
The average household income per year was $27,450.
The Berlin wall came down.

1991
  • 1991

Expanding Healthcare in the Salt Lake Valley

When you drive along Interstate 80 in the Salt Lake Valley, you may notice a beige and blue building that currently houses the administration offices and classrooms for the Granite School District. At first glance, the building looks like a hospital. And it once was; in fact, it was a hospital that Big-D constructed in the early 90s.

The FHP Hospital project consisted of three separate buildings: Hospital, Specialty Center, and a Central Heat Plant. It was a 200,000 square-foot project that put Big-D on the map for healthcare. Aside from the buildings, Big-D also constructed an underground tunnel system that connected the Central Heat Plant and the Specialty Center with the Hospital.

The hospital was completed in the spring of 1993. However, it was sold just 3-years later. The hospital was eventually renamed the Rocky Mountain Medical Center under new ownership. The facility would close its doors permanently in 2001. Granite School District purchased the vacant hospital in 2004.

1991 - INTERESTING FACTS

The Dead Sea Scrolls were unveiled.
The 911 emergency number was tested in the US.
The first GSM (Global System for Mobile communication) call was made.
The Cold War ended after thirty years.
There was an attempted communist coup in the Soviet Union.
The Internet was made available to unrestricted commercial use.

1994
  • 1994

Constructing the World’s Largest Tortilla Facility

More than 3 million tortillas in a month! That is how many tortillas are produced at the “World’s Largest Tortilla Making Facility”. That’s a lot of guacamole. What you may not know is Big-D built the facility more than 20 years ago.

In 1994, Big-D Construction was hired by Mission Foods to construct a 310,000 square-foot production facility in Rancho Cucamonga, California. The production facility would be used to make corn and flour tortillas, chips, salsa and other products for sale by Mission Foods. Construction just took 10 months and today it produces about 21,000 tortillas in a day.

1994 - INTERESTING FACTS

The Channel Tunnel opened, joining France and England. At 31 miles long, it took 15,000 workers over seven years to complete.
Netscape Navigator released, quickly becoming market leader for browsing the web.
Major League Baseball Players Association began a 232 day strike causing the 1994 season to be cancelled.
The first genetically engineered tomatoes became available.
The Winter Olympic Games were held in Lillehammer, Norway.
Nelson Mandela was inaugurated as South Africa's first black President.

1994
  • 1994

Relocation of Company Headquarters

Big-D headquarters move from Ogden, Utah to Riverdale, Utah.

1994 - INTERESTING FACTS

The Channel Tunnel opened, joining France and England. At 31 miles long, it took 15,000 workers over seven years to complete.
Netscape Navigator released, quickly becoming market leader for browsing the web.
The Winter Olympic Games were held in Lillehammer, Norway.
The first genetically engineered tomatoes became available.
Major League Baseball Players Association began a 232 day strike causing the 1994 season to be cancelled.
Nelson Mandela was inaugurated as South Africa's first black President.

1994
  • 1994

Construction Adjourned on the Scott Matheson Courthouse

Scott Matheson Courthouse would mark the largest state-owned design-build project.

1994 - INTERESTING FACTS

The Channel Tunnel opened, joining France and England. At 31 miles long, it took 15,000 workers over seven years to complete.
Netscape Navigator released, quickly becoming market leader for browsing the web.
The Winter Olympic Games were held in Lillehammer, Norway.
The first genetically engineered tomatoes became available.
Major League Baseball Players Association began a 232 day strike causing the 1994 season to be cancelled.
Nelson Mandela was inaugurated as South Africa's first black president.

1995
  • 1995

“Big Dee” Livingood Dies at Age 57

Dee Livingood dies at the age 57 after a battle with cancer. Jack Livingood becomes CEO.

1995 - INTERESTING FACTS

Michael Jordan returned to the NBA, ending his retirement.
Windows 95 was released by Microsoft.
More than 170 countries decided to extend the Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty.
Ebay started their online auction and shopping website.
The comet Hale-Bopp was discovered and became visible to the naked eye nearly a year later.
Toy Story was made. It was the first ever film made completely by computer generation.

1995
  • 1995

Micron Technology

In the mid-90s, Big-D Construction was roughly three times the size of most of its competitors. And the pressure was on to land the next big deal. That deal would come in the form of chips; computer chips to be exact. In 1995, Big-D Construction was awarded a $125-million-dollar project with Micron.

This would mark the largest project in the history of the company. “We put together a great project,” said Rob Moore. “So that was a huge milestone for us to get to that next big project level.” More than 2,400 workers were assigned to construct the four-level, 836,000 square-foot high-technology facility in Lehi, Utah. The team poured more than 52,000 cubic yards of concrete, erected 5,238 tons of structural steel, and installed 5,950 tons of rebar. Construction took just 8 months.

1995 - INTERESTING FACTS

Michael Jordan returned to the NBA, ending his retirement.
Windows 95 was released by Microsoft.
More than 170 countries decided to extend the Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty.
Ebay started their online auction and shopping website.
The comet Hale-Bopp was discovered and became visible to the naked eye nearly a year later.
Toy Story was made. It was the first ever film made completely by computer generation.

1996
  • 1996

Commissioning the Ironman

During the early 90s, Big-D was searching for an identity to help separate it from the competition. “We were trying to be more corporate,” said Big-D Chief Executive Officer, Rob Moore. “We wanted something that could identify with Big-D Construction. So we tried to look for an identity.”

The vision was to create something that represented both construction and the strength of Big-D. Working with Richter 7 and artist Scott Snow, that identity soon transformed into the Ironman. The initial drawings of the Ironman evolved to include the hard hat and steel beam. “All of a sudden, it stuck,” said Moore. “And we knew that when people look at that, they would identify with Big-D.”

“Our guys in the field absolutely love this image,” adds Jack Livingood. “It represents how they feel about themselves as construction workers.”

The Ironman has stood the test of time. His look and colors have never been altered. And while he has yet to make People Magazine’s “Sexiest Man Alive!” list, signs that bear his image have notoriously been stolen over the years.

1996 - INTERESTING FACTS

IBM computer Deep Blue became the first computer to win a game of chess against the reigning human chess champion, Gary Kasparov.
DVDs were first launched in Japan.
Dolly the Sheep became the first mammal to be successfully cloned.
Major League Soccer had its first season in the US.
The minimum hourly wage was raised to $5.15.
Hot Mail began it's free internet E-mail service.

1996
  • 1996

World’s Largest Milk Plant

Santee Dairy: Largest milk plant in the world.

1996 - INTERESTING FACTS

IBM computer Deep Blue became the first computer to win a game of chess against the reigning human chess champion, Gary Kasparov.
DVDs were first launched in Japan.
Dolly the Sheep became the first mammal to be successfully cloned.
Major League Soccer had its first season in the US.
The minimum hourly wage was raised to $5.15.
Hot Mail began it's free internet E-mail service.

1998
  • 1998

A Young Lion Becomes President

More than 20 years after he first joined Big-D Construction, Rob Moore is promoted to President of the company.

1998 - INTERESTING FACTS

The world's biggest airport opened in Hong Kong.
The last episode of Seinfeld aired on NBC.
The search engine Google was founded.
Titanic became the first film to gross $1 billion.
Disney's Animal Kingdom opened at Walt Disney World in Orlando, Florida.
Bear Grylls, age 23, became the youngest British climber to scale Mount Everest.

1999
  • 1999

Big-D Adopts a School

In the late 90s, Big-D Construction adopted an elementary school. But not just any elementary school. Gramercy Elementary School in Ogden was where Jack Livingood was a student in his early years. In 1999, the school was officially adopted by Big-D Construction.

At the school, the “Big-D Club” was formed to emphasize the importance of having focused, positive goals to work towards. As members of the Club, students received an honorary Big-D identification card, a t-shirt, baseball hat, and admission to go on special trips. The school even had an Ironman in the main hall and whenever a student achieved a goal, his or her name was added to the beam. Big-D Construction also donated time and resources to repave the playground and repaint the interior and exterior walls of the school.

While the “Big-D Club” is no longer in existence, it still holds a special place in the hearts of everyone involved.

1999 - INTERESTING FACTS

The average household income was $40,810.
The human population of the world surpassed 6 billion.
After 22 years of restoration work, Leonardo da Vinci's The Last Supper was placed back on display in Milan, Italy.
Bill Gates' personal fortune made him the wealthiest individual in the world, due to the increased value of Microsoft stock.
Napster, a revolutionary music downloading service, debuted.
A very rare F2 tornado struck Salt Lake City, Utah.

2000
  • 2000

Building The World’s Biggest Cheese Plant

Leprino Foods: Largest cheese plant in the world.

2000 - INTERESTING FACTS

The human genome was deciphered, potentially revolutionizing the practice of medicine.
Tiger Woods became the youngest player to win a Grand Slam in golf.
The final original Peanuts comic strip was published.
The 2000 US census began. 281,421,906 people reside in the United States.
The first resident crew went to the International Space Station. It has been continuously crewed ever since.
The first artificial heart, the Jarvik 2000, was successfully received by a patient.

2001
  • 2001

A New McKay-Dee Hospital

It started as a vision more than a century ago. After Annie Taylor Dee’s husband, Thomas, suddenly died in 1905, she resolved to honor his memory with a hospital that would offer the best care to the community. Nearly 100 years after the Thomas D. Dee Memorial Hospital first opened, Big-D Construction would begin work on what would be a new, one million square-foot McKay-Dee Hospital. This would mark the largest healthcare project for Big-D.

The new hospital was designed and constructed to provide a healing environment for patients and guests. There are panoramic windows, fountains, vibrant colors and artwork, walking paths, and a nearby nature preserve.

Following its successful completion in 2001, Intermountain Healthcare has brought Big-D back for a number of remodels and additions at the McKay-Dee campus.

2001 - INTERESTING FACTS

The Leaning Tower of Pisa reopened after 11 years and $27,000,000 to fortify it, without fixing its famous lean.
2,977 victims were killed in the September 11 attacks at the World Trade Center in New York City, New York, The Pentagon in Arlington County, Virginia, and in rural Shanksville, Pennsylvania.
Remains of what may be the oldest ancient human were found in Ethiopia, estimated to be 5.5 million years old.
Wikipedia, a free Wiki content encyclopedia, went online.
Apple released the iPod.
Dennis Tito became the first space tourist.

2001
  • 2001

The Signature Touch

By the late 1990s, Big-D Construction remained one of the leaders in the commercial construction industry in Utah. Around this time, Jack Livingood and Bill Smith were eying the high-end residential market. “Every so often, we would have a customer ask us to build their homes. So we had built a couple,” said Livingood.

Jack had also built a relationship with JLF & Associates out of Bozeman, Montana. The architecture firm was hired to design Jack’s house in Wyoming. “That sort of triggered us to try a few of these big houses. And that is how Signature started,” said Livingood.

Since 2001, Signature has constructed several multi-million dollar homes in Utah, Wyoming, California, and even Tennessee. Working with JLF & Associates under the umbrella JLF Design Build, the two firms have constructed more than $300 million in projects. Aside from its office in Jackson, Wyoming, Signature opened a second office in Park City, Utah, and has even worked on some commercial projects. Several of its projects have been featured in magazines and books. “Signature is a good business,” said Livingood. “It is extraordinary in what Signature has done.”

2001 - INTERESTING FACTS

The Leaning Tower of Pisa reopened after 11 years and $27,000,000 to fortify it, without fixing its famous lean.
2,977 victims were killed in the September 11 attacks at the World Trade Center in New York City, New York, The Pentagon in Arlington County, Virginia, and in rural Shanksville, Pennsylvania.
Remains of what may be the oldest ancient human were found in Ethiopia, estimated to be 5.5 million years old.
Wikipedia, a free Wiki content encyclopedia, went online.
Apple released the iPod.
Dennis Tito became the first space tourist.

2002
  • 2002

Constructing Gold Medal Facilities

In 2002, Big-D Construction helped to construct the stage for the Winter Games in Salt Lake City. Big-D built several facilities for the Games, including the Olympic-sized version of Rice-Eccles Stadium that would host the opening and closing ceremonies. During this phase, crews had to work closely with the Secret Service and Counterterrorism Security personnel to secure seating for then-President George Bush for the opening ceremonies.

About an hour from Rice-Eccles, Big-D Construction was also hard at work transforming the Dee Events Center in Ogden into the venue for curling. Also, crews assembled the Olympic Grandstand for spectators and media to watch the Alpine Skiing and Giant Slalom events and Snowbasin Resort. In Park City, Big-D built the SLOC Amphitheater at Olympic Park.

2002 - INTERESTING FACTS

The 19th Winter Olympic Games was held at Salt Lake City, Utah.
Barry Bonds hit his 600th career home run.
Pennsylvania miners were rescued after spending 77 hours in a dark, flooded mine shaft.
Kelly Clarkson won the first American Idol contest.
Michael Jackson received the Artist of the Century award at the American Music Awards.
Russia and the United States signed the Treaty of Moscow.

2003
  • 2003

Constructing an Interactive Library Experience

It was arguably one of the most complicated construction projects in Utah that was intended to capture the imaginations and aspirations of downtown Salt Lake City. And it did; all 280,000 square feet of it. In the early 2000s, Big-D found itself at the helm of constructing the new Salt Lake City Library. It was an ambitious project that would take nearly 30 months to complete.

The six-story curving, walkable wall of the library has now become almost as iconic as the Capitol Building that stands about a mile away. The 600-foot walkable wall embraces a public plaza, shops, spiraling fireplaces, gallery space for more than 500,000 books, and a 300-seat auditorium. A magnificent stairway rises through the building to reveal a beautiful rooftop garden. There’s a “lens” on the south side that helps to warm the building during the winter months.

At the time, the project would mark the largest architectural concrete project in Utah.

2003 - INTERESTING FACTS

The space shuttle Columbia disintegrated during reentry into the Earth's atmosphere, killing all seven astronauts aboard.
The journal Nature reported that 350,000-year-old footprints of an upright-walking human were found in Italy.
In Fort Worth, Texas, Annika Sörenstam became the first woman to play the PGA Tour in 58 years.
Arnold Schwarzenegger became the governor of California.
The Concorde made its last commercial flight.
Armed undercover "sky marshals" were used on aircraft to prevent terrorist attacks following 9/11.

2003
  • 2003

Big-D Expands to the Pacific Coast

Big-D Pacific opens in Pleasanton, California.

2003 - INTERESTING FACTS

The space shuttle Columbia disintegrated during reentry into the Earth's atmosphere, killing all seven astronauts aboard.
The journal Nature reported that 350,000-year-old footprints of an upright-walking human were found in Italy.
In Fort Worth, Texas, Annika Sörenstam became the first woman to play the PGA Tour in 58 years.
Arnold Schwarzenegger became the governor of California.
The Concorde made its last commercial flight.
Armed undercover "sky marshals" were used on aircraft to prevent terrorist attacks following 9/11.

2004
  • 2004

Headquarters Moved to Historic Building

If the walls in the Big-D Corporate office building could talk…

The Fuller Paint Building has been a unique part of downtown Salt Lake City since it was first constructed it in 1922. In 2004, Jack Livingood purchased the building and embarked on a restoration project that would garner a LEED Gold certification and a listing on the National Register of Historic Places. It’s Big-D’s home, but it also has some seldom discussed secrets.

The building was used as a security command post for the 2002 Winter Olympics. The Fuller Building reportedly received all the security feeds from the various Olympic venues and all major security decisions were made within these walls.

And many would be surprised to hear that when we purchased the building one of the tenants was an adult film studio. We won’t tell you which floor, but needless to say, they had to go. “Kerry Arnold, our project manager came in and said ‘what do you want me to do about the porn’,” said Livingood. “I gave him a wad of cash and said: ‘go down there and get them the heck out of our building’.” Long story short, the production group took the cash and now it’s part of the Fuller building lore.

The building also has a page in pop culture history. The interior of the building was for filming movies and television shows, including episodes of “Touched by an Angel” and the independent feature film “SLC Punk”.

2004 - INTERESTING FACTS

Facebook launched its social networking site to Harvard students.
Ken Jennings won over $2.5 million on Jeopardy.
An undersea earthquake in the Indian Ocean was the second largest earthquake recorded. It caused the entire planet to vibrate.
Taipei 101 was the first skyscraper to break the half-kilometer mark.
SanDisk released the world's first 1 gigabyte SD card for $500.
Women's wrestling debuted at the Summer Olympics.

2004
  • 2004

Doubling Down on Tachi Palace

Tachi Palace Hotel and Casino: Largest hospitality project.

2004 - INTERESTING FACTS

Facebook launched its social networking site to Harvard students.
Ken Jennings won over $2.5 million on Jeopardy.
An undersea earthquake in the Indian Ocean was the second largest earthquake recorded. It caused the entire planet to vibrate.
Taipei 101 was the first skyscraper to break the half-kilometer mark.
SanDisk released the world's first 1 gigabyte SD card for $500.
Women's wrestling debuted at the Summer Olympics.

2005
  • 2005

Big-D Opens Regional Office in Utah County

Big-D opens the Lindon Regional Office.

2005 - INTERESTING FACTS

YouTube was founded.
Steve Fossett broke the world record by completing the first non-stop, non-refueled, solo flight around the world.
Madonna tied with Elvis Presley for the most top Billboard singles, 36 each.
Pop John Paul II died.
Barry J. Marshall won the Nobel Prize for proving ulcers come from bacteria.
USB drives replaced floppy disks.

2006
  • 2006

The Numbers Keep Growing

Big-D would mark the first year with $400 million in sales, 30-years after the company was first founded.

2006 - INTERESTING FACTS

Google purchased YouTube for $1.65 billion.
Taylor Swift released her very first album.
Saddam Hussein was charged with crimes against humanity and sentenced to death.
The cost of a Super Bowl ad was $2.5 Million.
The blue-ray disk format was released in United States.
The world's tallest living tree, a 379.3 ft redwood, was discovered in Redwood National Park.

2006
  • 2006

Changing the Skyline in the Pacific Northwest

Washington Square Towers would mark Big-D’s first high-rise project. The two, 24-story towers could also be Big-D’s largest residential project to date.

2006 - INTERESTING FACTS

Google purchased YouTube for $1.65 billion.
Taylor Swift released her very first album.
Saddam Hussein was charged with crimes against humanity and sentenced to death.
The cost of a Super Bowl ad was $2.5 Million.
The blue-ray disk format was released in United States.
The world's tallest living tree, a 379.3 ft redwood, was discovered in Redwood National Park

2007
  • 2007

Twin Falls Idaho Temple

Big-D completes construction on the Twin Falls Idaho Temple. The Temple is the tallest building in Twin Falls and would be the first of 5 ground-up LDS Temples that Big-D would construct.

2007 - INTERESTING FACTS

Apple released the first iPhone.
The US housing bubble burst, causing homes to drop value quickly and foreclosures to skyrocket.
Nancy Pelosi became the first woman Speaker of the House.
The Writers Guild went on strike.
Scientists announced they found a way to reprogram skin cells to act like embryonic stem cells, allowing them recreate 220 different types of human cells.
One of the largest and deadliest fires in US history raged in Southern California, fanned by the Santa Ana winds, destroying 400,000 acres and 2,000 homes.

2008
  • 2008

Corporate Sales Continue to Grow

First year of corporate sales totaling more than $600 million.

2008 - INTERESTING FACTS

The Palm Islands were completed, comprising approximately 100 million cubic meters of rock and sand.
President Bush signed the $700 billion bailout.
An extra leap second (23:59:60) is added to end the year.
The US Government allowed the production and marketing of foods derived from cloned animals.
Kosovo formally declared independence from Serbia.
The cost of a gallon of gas was $3.39.

2008
  • 2008

Big-D Opens Regional Office in the Southwest

Southwest regional office opens in Gilbert, Arizona.

2008 - INTERESTING FACTS

The Palm Islands were completed, comprising approximately 100 million cubic meters of rock and sand.
An extra leap second (23:59:60) is added to end the year.
Kosovo formally declared independence from Serbia.
President Bush signed the $700 billion bailout.
The US Government allowed the production and marketing of foods derived from cloned animals.
The cost of a gallon of gas was $3.39.

2010
  • 2010

First Responders to an Oil Spill

It could have been much worse. Those were the words from the Salt Lake Council regarding a Chevron crude oil spill in Red Butte Creek during the summer of 2010. At the time of the spill, Big-D Construction crews were working nearby on a project unrelated to Red Butte.

Recognizing the seriousness of the situation, 11 workers quickly went to work to create a containment area to trap the leaking oil. They used a large backhoe to dig several temporary containment ponds. A Chevron vacuum truck then pumped these ponds, safely removing the oil from the creek.

In the months following the spill, the Mayor and the City Council of Salt Lake City passed a joint resolution honoring the Big-D Construction employees for their heroic actions as first responders. A worker from Red Butte Gardens was also honored as part of the resolution that partially read: “the 12 responders were not motivated by any financial incentives, rewards, or special recognition; they simply knew their service was needed.”

2010 - INTERESTING FACTS

The Boy Scouts of America celebrated their 100th year.
SpaceX successfully launched Dragon, the first privately created spacecraft to successfully return from low-Earth orbit.
One of the most cataclysmic earthquakes in modern history shook Haiti.
An Iceland volcano erupted, causing Europe to close down several airports due to ash.
The first iPad was released.
Congress passed the Affordable Healthcare Act (Obamacare).

2010
  • 2010

A Billion-Dollar Joint Venture

In 2010, the Balfour Beatty | DPR | Big-D Joint Venture was selected by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to provide design-build services for the Utah Data Center at Camp Williams in Utah. Also known as the Intelligence Community Comprehensive National Cybersecurity Initiative Data Center, the facility would highlight several innovative technology and energy efficiency features.

This project would mark the first billion dollar project for Big-D. The project would also add another million square-feet to Big-D’s portfolio. The facility consists of approximately 400,000 square-feet for a mission critical data center and 1.2 million square feet of technical support and administrative space.

Groundbreaking was held in the fall of 2010 and construction concluded in the fall of 2013.

2010 - INTERESTING FACTS

The Boy Scouts of America celebrated their 100th year.
SpaceX successfully launched Dragon, the first privately created spacecraft to successfully return from low-Earth orbit.
One of the most cataclysmic earthquakes in modern history shook Haiti.
An Iceland volcano erupted, causing Europe to close down several airports due to ash.
The first iPad was released.
Congress passed the Affordable Healthcare Act (Obamacare).

2011
  • 2011

A Growing Lion’s Den

Big-D now has 800 employees working out of six offices across the country.

2011 - INTERESTING FACTS

An underwater earthquake with a magnitude of 9.0 hit off the coast of Japan, causing a tsunami with waves over 130 feet high.
The cost of a gallon of gas was $3.52.
The US Department of Defense tested a hypersonic missile that could travel at five times the speed of sound.
The Oprah Winfrey Show aired the last show.
According to the United Nations, the world population reached 7 billion inhabitants.
NASA's Space Shuttle program ended with the landing of Space Shuttle Atlantis.

2011
  • 2011

Evolving the Natural History Museum of Utah

The Natural History Museum of Utah first opened its doors on the campus of the University of Utah in the 1960s. When it opened in the former George Thomas Library, it featured specimens that dated back thousands of years ago.

In 2008, Big-D Construction helped the Natural History Museum to “evolve” with the construction of a new, 163,000 square-foot interactive facility to house some 1.2 million objects, including clothing worn by the first people to inhabit Utah. The new building’s architectural design sensitively integrates it into a natural 17-acre site located above the shoreline of ancient Lake Bonneville (the lake existed until about 14,500 years ago). Construction took just 3 years and the Museum opened in 2011.

Inside, the Natural History Museum features the world’s largest display of horned dinosaur skulls from the Cretaceous and Jurassic periods. The Natural History Museum also has state-of-the-art Paleontology and Anthropology laboratories that provide a sterile atmosphere to study and store objects from the museum’s collection.

2011 - INTERESTING FACTS

An underwater earthquake with a magnitude of 9.0 hit off the coast of Japan, causing a tsunami with waves over 130 feet high.
The cost of a gallon of gas was $3.52.
The US Department of Defense tested a hypersonic missile that could travel at five times the speed of sound.
The Oprah Winfrey Show aired the last show.
According to the United Nations, the world population reached 7 billion inhabitants.
NASA's Space Shuttle program ended with the landing of Space Shuttle Atlantis.

2012
  • 2012

And the Award Goes to…..

Big-D is selected as ENR Mountain States’ “Contractor of the Year”.

Big-D is named “Best of State” for the second consecutive year.

2012 - INTERESTING FACTS

The Mayans calendar ended, some speculated this was a prediction of the end of the world.
The first "Hunger Games" movie was released.
Kim Jong-un was officially appointed Supreme Leader of North Korea.
The American Episcopal Church became the first to approve a rite for blessing gay marriages.
The Mars rover landed successfully on Mars.
Scientists detected evidence of light from the universe's first stars, predicted to have formed 500 million years ago.

2012
  • 2012

Brigham City Utah Temple

Big-D finishes the Brigham City Utah Temple. The Temple will be the 14th temple in Utah, serving more than 40,000 members. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints formally dedicates the Temple on September 23, 2012.

2012 - INTERESTING FACTS

The Mayan calendar ended, some speculated this was a prediction of the end of the world.
The first "Hunger Games" movie was released.
Kim Jong-un was officially appointed Supreme Leader of North Korea.
The American Episcopal Church became the first to approve a rite for blessing gay marriages.
The Mars rover landed successfully on Mars.
Scientists detected evidence of light from the universe's first stars, predicted to have formed 500 million years ago.

2013
  • 2013

Big-D Breaks Ground in the Northeast

Philadelphia Pennsylvania Temple, The Alexander Residential Tower, and LDS Stake Center: First East Coast large-scale project as a joint venture.

2013 - INTERESTING FACTS

The first moveable, thought-controlled prosthetic arm was invented.
Stanford University reported creating ribbons of graphene the size of DNA strands.
A powerful meteor exploded near Chelyabinsk in Russia and injured nearly 1,500 people.
US officials admitted that the NSA illegally collected tens of thousands of personal emails between US citizens.
President Obama was inaugurated for his second term.
A movie ticket costs $10.25.

2013
  • 2013

Regional Office Opens in Minnesota

Big-D’s Minnesota Regional Office opens.

2013 - INTERESTING FACTS

The first moveable, thought-controlled prosthetic arm was invented.
Stanford University reported creating ribbons of graphene the size of DNA strands.
A powerful meteor exploded near Chelyabinsk in Russia and injured nearly 1,500 people.
US officials admitted that the NSA illegally collected tens of thousands of personal emails between US citizens.
President Obama was inaugurated for his second term.
A movie ticket costs $10.25.

2014
  • 2014

Expanding into Nevada

Martin-Harris Construction Company, Nevada’s top builder, merges with the Big-D group of companies and continues to operate independently.

2014 - INTERESTING FACTS

An airplane with 239 people lost contact and disappeared, prompting the most expensive search effort in history.
Ray Guy became the first pure NFL punter to be inducted into the Hall of Fame.
Mass-produced 3D printing machines were released to public.
Scientists discovered how to convert normal cells into stem cells in mice.
China officially opened the world's largest ocean amusement park.
Jay Leno left "The Tonight Show".

2014
  • 2014

Terminal Redevelopment Project Takes off at the Salt Lake International Airport

SLC Airport: Terminal Redevelopment Project, $1.8 billion, 8-year project. Big-D would team up with Holder Construction to create HDJV.

2014 - INTERESTING FACTS

An airplane with 239 people lost contact and disappeared, prompting the most expensive search effort in history.
Ray Guy became the first pure NFL punter to be inducted into the Hall of Fame.
Mass-produced 3D printing machines were released to public.
Scientists discovered how to convert normal cells into stem cells in mice.
China officially opened the world's largest ocean amusement park.
Jay Leno left "The Tonight Show".

2015
  • 2015

Voted Among The Best In Utah

Voted “Best Companies to Work For” by Utah Business Magazine.

2015 - INTERESTING FACTS

Les Femmes d'Alger by Pablo Picasso sold for $179.3 million at Christie's Auction in New York, setting a new world record.
Queen Elizabeth II became Great Britain's longest-reigning monarch at 63 years and seven months.
NASA confirmed the presence of water on Mars.
The United States Supreme Court affirmed same-sex marriage.
The Tesla Model X was released for $130,000.

2016
  • 2016

A Billion-Dollar Vision

Nearly 50 years since it was first founded, Big-D Construction achieves a billion dollars in sales. At the time, nearly 1,000 employees are employed at Big-D’s Corporate and Regional Offices.

2016 - INTERESTING FACTS

Donald Trump was elected president of the US.
The Gotthard Base Tunnel was completed. It was the world's longest and deepest railway tunnel.
Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning announced he was retiring from the NFL after 18 seasons.
Joaquín Guzmán, the world's most powerful drug trafficker, was recaptured after his escape from a maximum security prison in Brazil.
Michael Phelps broke a 2,168-year-old Olympic record by earning the most gold medals.
The World Health Organization announced that Rubella was eradicated from the Americas.

2016
  • 2016

Second Signature Office Opens

Big-D opens Regional Office in Park City for Signature. The same year, a Signature project is named “Home of the Year” by Mountain Living Magazine.

2016 - INTERESTING FACTS

Donald Trump was elected president of the US.
The Gotthard Base Tunnel was completed. It was the world's longest and deepest railway tunnel.
Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning announced he was retiring from the NFL after 18 seasons.
Joaquín Guzmán, the world's most powerful drug trafficker, was recaptured after his escape from a maximum security prison in Brazil.
Michael Phelps broke a 2,168-year-old Olympic record by earning the most gold medals.
The World Health Organization announced that Rubella was eradicated from the Americas.

2017
  • 2017

Strategic Changes to Facilitate Growth

Big-D Construction makes several organizational changes to facilitate its growth. Rob Moore is promoted to Chief Executive Officer. Forrest McNabb is promoted to President of the Mountain West Group.

As Big-D’s brand expands nationally, Cory Moore is promoted to Executive Vice President and National Managing Director of Big-D’s regional offices. Troy Thompson joins Big-D as Executive Vice President. The two would be tasked with expanding Big-D’s national footprint while supporting its seven regional offices.

Big-D also named “Contractor of the Year” by the Utah Chapter of CCIM.

2017 - INTERESTING FACTS

Donald Trump was inaugurated as the 45th President of the United States.
Not only is 2017 a prime number but you can insert 7 into any two digits and it will remain a prime number.
There was a historic Women's March held across the globe.
Star Wars turned 40 years old.
Seven Earth-sized planets were discovered orbiting star Trappist-1, which raised the possibility of alien life.
Warren Beatty and Faye Dunaway announced the wrong winner for "Best Picture" during the 89th Academy Awards.