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Project Lofthouse Foods

Project Size

310,000 sq ft

Project Dates

11 months

Project Location

215 North 700 West Ogden, UT

Lofthouse Cookies are shipped from Ogden, Utah throughout the United States and Canada.

  • Excellence in Construction—Industrial Project, ABC Utah | 2004
  • Excellence in Construction, American Concrete Institute (ACI), Intermountain Chapter | 2004
  • Self-Performed Concrete

Project Description

In March 2003, Big-D Construction workers began transforming a World War II-era warehouse into a 190,000-square-foot, state-of-the-art food processing facility. In May 2003, Big-D broke ground on the Lofthouse Freezer Project, a 120,000-square foot, ThermoMass freezer adjacent to the renovation. This complex construction recipe called for a wealth of revolutionary vapor barrier details. This project was also the first ThermoMass freezer constructed in the state of Utah. Thanks to a coordinated effort between owner, tenant, designers, and construction team, Lofthouse was able to begin baking cookies in early June 2003, with full facility operations commencing in late August and freezer operations beginning February 2004.

Combining next-generation technology and outstanding leadership, Big-D was able to sweeten this deal in the areas of cost-control, scheduling, quality control, and true value engineering processes. Big-D even included energy efficiency measures with the power company, which resulted in incentive rebates to the owner and reduced utility bills to the operator. In all, Big-D’s value engineering methodologies saved the owner more than $350,000.

In the role of design-builder, this talented project team took time each week to review current activities with the owner and ensure construction was running smoothly. Through this process, Lofthouse Foods was able to consolidate four different facilities located in three cities and two states into one facility.