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Modesty. Restraint. Tenacity. Those three adjectives perfectly epitomize Jack’s persona. Suddenly it becomes even more obvious why Big-D has been named one of the nation’s Top 100 Contractors. Since 1978, Jack’s career has been focused on innovation, team building and growth. You see, it all starts at the top.
It’s been more than four decades since Jack sat on a hand-carved bench in the corner of his grandfather’s construction office, sipping from a frosty-cold can of root beer, and watching intently as the respected contractor belted-out directions to his team of loyal craftsmen. Livingood recalls, “I remember thinking, he’s got the best job in the whole world.”
That job is now Jack’s.
Chief Executive Officer
A company’s persona reflects that of its leadership. If the Big-D persona is one of passion for your project, Rob Moore is the fire that stokes our corporate furnace. It’s a furnace that has grown from $2 million to nearly $1 billion in revenues since Rob joined the company in 1976.
Under Rob’s leadership, the company has expanded from a respectable local contractor to a serious player on the regional and national stage. His gift for inspiring and motivating others continues to spur Big-D’s progress. In fact, the company’s future burns brightly because of Rob’s intense desire to put a satisfied smile on each client’s face.
In 2016, Rob received the Eric W. Ryberg Award from the Associated General Contractors of Utah.
President, Mountain West Region
There are two undeniable facts about shortsightedness: 1) It can’t be treated with corrective lenses; and 2) It has no place in Big-D. Good thing Forrest McNabb epitomizes its polar opposite.
His long-view approach to the construction process begins even before the relationship does, and doesn’t end until we have a completed project and an extremely satisfied client. From demanding painstakingly thorough estimates to creatively exploring and recommending more cost-effective alternatives, Forrest’s business philosophy is centered on performance. After all, if a completed project doesn’t result in a positive reference or letter of recommendation, we’ve failed. And failure isn’t a word in Forrest McNabb’s vocabulary.
Chief Financial Officer
Larry Worrell is Big-D Construction’s resident businessman. Entering the public accounting profession upon graduation from college, he progressed through the ranks and positions of audit staff, tax senior, tax manager, tax senior manager and tax partner. Having been responsible for the full range of accounting, tax and consulting services for a broad spectrum of clients, Larry is immensely valuable to Big-D.
Using his impressive background in public accounting, he manages all banking, bonding, insurance and risk management for Big-D, as well as its accounting department.
Executive Vice President
Cory has been with Big-D Construction for 15 years and currently serves as the Executive Vice President & National Managing Director of Big-D’s regional offices. Cory is responsible for Big-D’s regional and nationwide revenue generation efforts, as well as the day-to-day operations of the company’s preconstruction get work teams. He also oversees Big-D’s innovative product portfolio, go-to-market strategies, customer service program, media relations, public affairs and advertising. Cory excels at communicating with owners, developers, city officials and stakeholders at all levels.
Executive Vice President
Troy S. Thompson began his construction career here in SLC in 1978. Since then, he has spent more than 35 years in the construction and development industry, earning the respect of his owners and colleagues. His many duties from those humble beginnings have included construction carpenter, superintendent, project manager, project director, commercial vice president, senior vice president of operations, executive vice president, and president of a major development company.
Thompson’s education in Construction Management started at Utah Technical College and finished at Arizona State University. Whether researching solutions to maximize value for a specific client, or lecturing to college students and industrial trade organizations, Troy believes in sharing his knowledge with those working in our industry, and those striving to have a successful career. He is persistent and methodical while prosecuting all facets pertaining to construction operations, design oversight and the preconstruction phase.
Thompson will continue to use his unique qualifications to provide executive oversight for day-to-day business operations and strive to help employees advance their careers, create “work-life balance” and to be an integral part of growing the business that he loves. His dedication to the industry, and personal resume of managing more than three billion dollars of commercial building projects, makes him a valuable member of any team.
Senior Vice President
Since 1974, Dale Satterthwaite’s leadership has been an integral part of Big-D’s growth and success. Throughout his impressive career, he has successfully led hundreds of extraordinary projects while setting the standard for leadership excellence at Big-D. In 1995, Satterthwaite accepted a two-year assignment, providing on-site leadership for the Scott M. Matheson Courts Complex (the largest project undertaken by the State of Utah since the State Capitol). Satterthwaite completed this $68 million project on-time and below the original budget. The Courts Complex has since received national recognition as a prototype for excellence in the Design-Build process – and making Satterthwaite the prototype for leadership excellence at Big-D.
VP / Managing Director
Jeff brings leadership, intensity and value to each project team. His uncanny ability to present solutions to complex technical issues, his organizational skills and his proficiency at collaboration make him an invaluable part of the Big-D team. He has led out on some of our most detail oriented and complex projects and with that knowledge and experience he continues to thrill customers as well as the whole project team. He brings a level of focus, commitment and expertise to the team that continues to deliver outstanding results.
Hal White has been part of the construction industry for more than 35 years and has held such positions as Project Engineer, Superintendent, Estimator, Project Manager, Self-Perform Manager and Preconstruction Manager. He has worked on varying sized private and public sector projects throughout the United States including semi-conductor fabs, health care, office, parking structures, manufacturing, food processing, distribution, hospitality, residential, retail, prisons and institutional work. His experience, careful attention to detail, organization and communication skills are imperative for comprehensive estimates, effective cost analysis, structure utilization, facility feasibility and resource availability. These efforts result in minimized cost over runs, increased safety standards, on-time project completions and continued relationships with satisfied customers.
Ken brings more than 27 years of extensive operations and preconstruction experience, in technically-based process projects, including food processing plants, high-tech and bio-tech facilities, laboratories, university work, high-end office buildings, retail and mixed-use projects. During his years as Project Manager and Project Executive, he has developed ways to build team consensus and solve challenging problems associated with fast-track and Design-Build projects.
Oscar brings more than 25 years of construction and construction estimating experience. His extensive background in all phases of construction enable him to provide a comprehensive and accurate budget estimate of each building system beginning at the conceptual stage. Oscar has been responsible for preconstruction management and estimating efforts on various large commercial buildings, laboratories, public facilities, residential complexes, historical preservation, seismic strengthening of projects, clean rooms, data centers, theme parks, healthcare facilities, warehouse distribution center, food processing facilities, and university campuses.
Greg has more than 30 years of construction experience in all project management phases from pre-job planning to project closeout. Preconstruction experience includes budgeting, scheduling, value engineering, scope development, subcontractor bid analysis, constructability review and subcontract negotiation. Construction phase responsibilities includes scheduling, overall project coordination, subcontract negotiation, invoices, change order quotations, quality control and project closeout. Greg’s experience gives him a broad understanding of what it takes to get the job done.
Vice President / Managing Director
Michael started his construction career with the world’s largest contractor at the time – Morrison Knudson. Then in 1996, Michael joined Robison Construction Group as Chief Financial Officer and Chief Operations Officer. Michael’s widespread knowledge of the construction industry, coupled with his expertise in finance, assisted him in successfully charting the company’s 733% growth over 9 years, reaching a peak of $425 million in annual completed projects, with more than 1,000 employees in three states, including the Hawaiian Islands. Michael’s resume includes more than $3 billion of completed projects from the Micron chip plant in Lehi, Utah to the Opus Designed Bridgeport Village mixed use shopping center in Bridgeport, Oregon.
Michael developed a keen eye for development projects with great potential and in 2005, started HighMark (HMI) and has invested over $220 million in real estate development. Using his diverse experienced, Michael joined Big-D Construction in 2015 to establish the Big-D Signature Park City office and expand the Mountain Resort market. Under his leadership, the Signature Park City office is working on several projects at locations throughout Utah including The Canyons Mountain Resort and Victory Ranch.
Michael is also active in the community. He currently serves as Board President of the National Ability Center in Park City. He is also an avid mountain biker, skier and upland bird hunter.
Scott, no doubt, grew up with “Lincoln logs” and building blocks. Construction is wired into his genetic code. As a young man he worked as a construction laborer, pipe layer, heavy equipment operator, grade checker and carpenter. He has “skills,” to use NBA jargon.
Since graduating from Brigham Young University in Construction Management, his entire professional life has been spent in the construction industry, with particular emphasis on preconstruction services and premier resort area construction.
Little wonder he’s been a driving force at Big-D Signature from its inception, and instrumental in developing many of the best practices and processes that set Big-D Signature apart.
His fingerprints are all over some of the most luxurious and admired estates in the Jackson Hole area. But perhaps he is most beloved for the keen interest he takes in each of a project’s many stake holders. You’d almost think “customer satisfaction” was tattooed on his forehead.
Business Development Director
With more than 20 years of construction management and consulting experience, Jason joined the Big-D team in 2010 as the business development director for Signature Group. His expertise in construction management and administration, as well as negotiating contracts, helped to expand Signature’s clientele portfolio. Under his leadership as Vice President, Signature has built more than 30 residential homes in 8 U.S. States. Jason is also leading resort and hospitality projects for Signature, including the construction of a new Marriott Hotel in Jackson. He also manages field operations, safety training, and business development. Jason has earned the LEED AP Homes accreditation from the U.S Green Building Council.
Jason is also very active in the community. He currently volunteers for Habitat for Humanity, Teton Adaptive Sports, and the National Ability Center in Park City. He was elected Chairman of the Board of Directors for the USGBC Wyoming Chapter, and later elected Chair of the USGBC Chapter Steering Committee, a national committee overseeing the 28,000 members across 77 chapters in the U.S. He currently lives in Jackson with his wife and kids. When he does have spare time, Jason is also an avid cyclist and backcountry skier.
Vice President / Managing Director
With more than 28 years of construction, design-build and construction management experience, Chris Grzybowski offers an extensive knowledge of design and construction systems, including bid/negotiation, design-build, hard-bid, GMP contracts, construction phase management, constructability reviews, estimation scheduling, subcontractor buyout, claims avoidance and construction administration. From inception to completion, Grzybowski will insist on a meticulous approach to your project and will endeavor to reach an absolute understanding of your vision, needs, goals, and future requirements.
Cory Schubert is a well-rounded leader known for his attention to detail and skill identifying subcontractors to meet the specific needs of a project. From field supervision to estimating to project management, Schubert has been involved in every aspect of construction. This involvement makes him a valuable asset during the pre-construction phase of a project. His personal passion is to build and maintain relationships – a passion starts with clients and extends to subcontractors and vendors. Cory earns trust through his actions consistently, which has paved the road to his leadership roles in the organization.
Doug Rowe has been in the construction field for more than 32 years and has a wide variety of experience. His greatest expertise is with concrete, metal building and the food industry. He project manages all of his own work, contracting all of the many subcontractors and the daily coordination of work crews. His attention to detail and effective communication with clients is a major contributing factor to his return to complete projects for repeat clients including Dannon, Barnes Aerospace, Meadow Gold Dairies, Alta Dena and Daily Foods.
With experience in project management, estimation and business development, Rich has worked for more than 22 years in the construction industry, during which he has gained valuable knowledge and skills. His abilities in preconstruction and value engineering sessions set precedence through management of schematic design estimates and project team meetings. Thus allowing each building to be designed to-budget, and managed to completion. Knowledge, proficiency, and integrity enable Rich to assemble and manage qualified teams to deliver timely, accurate, and highly detailed results on commercial construction projects of all shapes and sizes. With an excellent work ethic and experience level, combined with his ability to take a strong leadership role, Big-D considers Rich to be an asset to any project.