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09 Jul

Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony for Entertainment Facility in Utah

Big-D’s Lindon office completed another successful project in Utah. Fat Cats in Saratoga Springs held the official ribbon-cutting ceremony this week.

Fat Cats is a franchised bowling center. The newest facility features 20 bowling lanes, 8 luxury movie theaters, an arcade, mini-golf course, and concessions. This new facility also features virtual reality rooms where guests will be able to experience different virtual reality scenarios.

Construction on the 61,000 square-foot facility commenced in 2018. Big-D worked around the clock to ensure the newest attraction for the growing community of Saratoga Springs was ready for summer break.
19 Jun

Big-D Midwest Provides Hammers and Big Hearts During Day of Service

Despite the heat, employees at Big-D’s Midwest office rolled up his and her sleeves to help provide some home improvement assistance. Big-D partnered with Hearts and Hammers to assist a disabled senior citizen. The homeowner had lived most of her life in a small home that needed a little bit of a makeover.

Big-D employees painted the home and garage, as well as repaired damaged windows and cedar shake siding. In addition, our employees stitched in a couple of missing shingles on the roof of the home. Click through the images to see before and after photos.

Big-D is a proud supporter of Hearts and Hammers. To learn more about the program, click here.

06 Jun

Big-D Construction Named to ABC’s Top-performing Commercial and Industrial Construction Contractors List

Big-D Construction was ranked #4 on the Associated Builders and Contractors’ 2019 Top Performer in the Mountain West list. The Top Performers list recognizes ABC member contractor’s achievements in safety, quality, diversity, and project excellence.

The Top Performers were ranked by size based on the number of hours worked in 2017, as reported in their 2018 STEP applications. To be eligible, Big-D had to demonstrate world-class safety performance that aligned with ABC’s STEP safety management system.

“ABC Top Performers are leading the way in the merit shop construction industry, where diverse participants are constantly striving to achieve the highest levels of personal and company performance in an environment of fair and open competition,” said Michael Bellaman, president and chief executive officer of ABC. “These rankings will help the industry identify contractors like Big-D Construction that have achieved world-class safety performance, demonstrated their commitment to their workers and their communities and earned recognition for project excellence and diversity.”

The ranking comes after Big-D Construction garnered 7 ABC Utah Chapter awards earlier this year, including Project Champion of the Year for the restoration of the historic Salt Lake City & County Building. In addition, Big-D’s safety team was awarded the 2019 Platinum ABC STEP Award.

07 Feb

Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony for New Public Health Center

Despite recent snow storms, it was standing room only for the ribbon-cutting ceremony for the new Salt Lake County Public Health Center in Salt Lake City, Utah. For decades, the Salt Lake County Health Department has provided vital health services as part of its mission of promoting and protecting community and environmental health.

The new center was constructed on the same site as the existing Public Health Center. The new 50,000 square-foot facility houses a number of community services including the following:

  • Immunizations
  • Infectious Disease Prevention
  • Vital Records
  • Women, Infants, and Children (WIC)
  • Epidemiology

The building was designed to reduce its carbon footprint with sustainable features including ample day-lighting and high-performing mechanical system.

14 Jan

Big-D Construction Announces New Chief Financial Officer

Big-D Construction recently promoted its Corporate Controller Blake Van Roosendaal as the firm’s Chief Financial Officer. The move comes after Larry Worrell announced his retirement after 16 years with the firm.

Blake and Larry have worked together as Controller and CFO respectively for nearly 16 years. Before their tenure at Big-D, both worked together in public accounting, and at the time, Larry managed the audit and taxes for Big-D’s account. Larry joined Big-D as its CFO in 2002 and would bring Blake on board to create the backbone to Big-D’s financial growth.

Blake will now take the reins from his mentor and friend and will become Chief Financial Officer effective January 1, 2019. With Blake assuming the role of CFO, Jake Bartholomew has joined Big-D as Corporate Controller. Jake will oversee the finances of the entire Big-D Family of Companies.