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Big-D Companies

CORPORATE LEADERS

Corporate Leadership

Jack Livingood Chairman
ROB MOORE Executive Chairman
Cory Moore Chief Executive Officer
Troy Thompson Chief Operations Officer
BLAKE VAN ROOSENDAAL Chief Financial Officer
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Jack Livingood

Chairman

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.


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ROB MOORE

Executive Chairman

Rob Moore is the Executive Chairman of Big-D Companies, one of the largest builders in the Western United States with 15 offices in eight states and growing.

Moore has over 50 years of experience in the construction industry, joining Big-D in 1976 and has celebrated some of the company’s most significant milestones to date.

Under his leadership, Big-D has grown considerably on a national level, increasing our presence in key markets, and continuously rising in rank on Engineering News Record’s Top 100 and Top 400 lists. Additionally, under Moore’s stewardship Big-D was honored regionally by ENR as the 2021 Contractor of the Year in the Mountain States; and has received local accolades for Best of State in Commercial Construction; and Top Workplaces in Utah, consecutively for multiple years.

Prior to being named Executive Chairman, Rob served as CEO from 2018 to 2021. In the years preceding he was also the President and Chief Operations Officer for Big-D Construction. His gift for inspiring and motivating others continues to drive Big-D’s success with over 400 project awards, including recognition for the iconic Salt Lake City International Airport Redevelopment project.

Aligned with the company’s belief in treating Big-D clients, trade partners, and employees equally, Moore also values community involvement. For the past several decades, he has sat on multiple boards including Co-Chair for the Salt Lake Chamber of Commerce Water Committee since 2014; Board of Trustees for the Economic Development Corporation of Utah; Chairman for the Associated General Contractors of America-Utah Chapter in 2010; and Board of Directors Associated General Contractors of America from 2006-2011, among several others. In 2010, Moore was selected as the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year for the Utah region and served as an Ernst & Young national judge for multiple years.

Moore is passionate about the construction industry, representing and helping lead Big-D Family of Companies, and making it a lifelong goal to improving the industry and the communities we work and live in.


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Cory Moore

Chief Executive Officer

Cory Moore is the President of Big-D Construction Corporation and a member of Big-D’s Board of Directors.

Cory is a 20-year veteran of Big-D Construction. His first construction role shortly after graduating high school was working as a laborer. He then continued to work up the ranks in the field from laborer to carpenter, concrete crewmember, and foreman. While attending college at Utah State University, he was the Quality Control Manager on a $100 million healthcare project in Northern Utah.

After college, Cory settled into the Big-D Corporate office where he spent time in Big-D’s estimating, project management, and business development groups. Cory excelled at sales and soon became Big-D’s Vice President of Business Development in 2007. Shortly afterwards, Cory was promoted to VP of Sales & Preconstruction. In this role, Cory was instrumental in helping Big-D achieve unprecedented financial growth. In 2017, Cory was named the Executive Vice President & Managing Director of Big-D’s Regional offices. The following year, he was promoted to President.

Cory is responsible for the development and implementation of both short-term and long‐term company-wide strategies to ensure Big-D’s growth, effectiveness, sustainability, and overall stakeholder ROI. He is passionate about setting goals and metrics that support Big-D mission and success. Since taking charge of Big-D Sales, the construction firm has experienced revenue growth of 300% from $500 million to $1.7 billion.

Cory has been twice named as a 40 Under 40 award recipient, once in Engineering News-Record and once in Utah Business Magazine.


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Troy Thompson

Chief Operations Officer

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.


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BLAKE VAN ROOSENDAAL

Chief Financial Officer

Blake Van Roosendaal is Big-D’s Chief Financial Officer. Prior to being CFO, Blake worked as the firm’s Controller for the past 16 years. As CFO, Blake oversees all aspects of the company’s finances, including the development and management of budgets, preparation of financial statements and reporting. He provides executives with timely and accurate financial statements, ongoing cash flow projections, oversight over accounting and finance operations, as well as design and maintenance of the financial reporting structures.

He guides the Controller, treasury, shareholder relations, accounting, tax, and internal audit functions to pursue the company’s aggressive growth strategy and meet its clients’ and shareholders’ expectations.

Blake joined Big-D Construction in 2002. He has been a catalyst to the firm’s revenue growth and success. Blake holds a bachelor’s degree in accounting and an MBA from the University of Utah.


Greater Salt Lake City

Rich Hazel PRESIDENT
Byran Utley Vice President
Andrew Soderquist Vice President
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Rich Hazel

PRESIDENT

As an experienced Project Manager, Estimator, Business Development, Rich has nearly 30 years of experience in the construction industry. His verifiable track record 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 empower 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.


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Byran Utley

Vice President

Bryan has been in the construction industry for nearly 18 years.  He has worked closely with owners – from conception to completion – in program and design estimation, as well as value engineering sessions. His abilities in preconstruction 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. Extensive knowledge, proficiency, and integrity enable Bryan to deliver timely, accurate, and highly detailed results on each and every project.


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Andrew Soderquist

Vice President

Andrew Soderquist has been in the construction industry for over 25 years. Andrew excels in design-build and conceptual estimating and believes the most accurate method is to dissect every project – no matter how large or complex – into smaller components. He incorporates this “itemization” method into his daily routine and finds that it facilitates more manageable and accurate pricing.


OGDEN

Forrest D. McNabb PRESIDENT OF NATIONAL Food & Beverage
Mark Glauser Vice President | Food & Beverage & Distribution
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Forrest D. McNabb

PRESIDENT OF NATIONAL Food & Beverage

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.


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Mark Glauser

Vice President | Food & Beverage & Distribution

Mark Glauser has been with Big-D Construction since 1984. Earlier in his career, he had the opportunity to work in several field positions including laborer, carpenter, and field engineer—which all helped him understand each project from a ground level to gain a deep understanding of every aspect that goes into a quality build. For the last 20 years, Mark’s responsibilities have evolved to include more of a high-level project-specific leadership focus, with roles such as project engineer, project manager, and project director.

Working mostly in the Food & Beverage, Low Temperature, and Warehouse & Distribution segments, the majority of Mark’s projects are design-builds with clients like Sysco Foods, Associated Foods, Hershey’s, US Cold Storage, Tyson Foods, and more. He prides himself on building life-long relationships with each of his clients. Mark has a reputation for directing teams built on mutual respect and honesty with trade partners and employees who bring value, teamwork, quality, and safety to every project.


Utah County

Trevor Hunsaker Senior Vice President / Managing Director
John Kemp Vice President
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Trevor Hunsaker

Senior Vice President / Managing Director

Trevor Hunsaker brings more than 15 years of higher education, medical office and commercial office leadership and experience to your project team. His dedication and dependability have been an example to all who have worked with him.

Trevor’s main goals are to ensure customer satisfaction and quality work in all of his tasks. He excels at accuracy and quality work on all projects given to him. He is a team player and an asset to any organization with whom he is affiliated. He is honest in all of his dealings and has a very high work ethic.


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John Kemp

Vice President

John Kemp is passionate about the construction process. With over 21 years of industry experience, John has worked in business development, preconstruction, and the construction phases of projects. Throughout his career, John has focused on delivering projects from beginning to end with a mindset on quality, value, schedule, and safety.

John’s projects include higher education, religious facilities, office, multifamily, retail, industrial, high-rise, medical, and most recently correctional facilities and K-12, where he served as an Owners Representative. Under his leadership and diversity of projects, John has successfully led teams and completed projects that meet the expectation and goals of owners and partners.


Big-D Pacific

KEN MITCHELL President
OSCAR YOUSEFI VICE PRESIDENT ESTIMATING
GREG DEAN VICE PRESIDENT OPERATIONS
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KEN MITCHELL

President

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.


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OSCAR YOUSEFI

VICE PRESIDENT ESTIMATING

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.


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GREG DEAN

VICE PRESIDENT OPERATIONS

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.


Big-D Midwest

CORY SCHUBERT Vice President / Managing Director
Tim Callahan Vice President
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CORY SCHUBERT

Vice President / Managing Director

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.


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Tim Callahan

Vice President

With over 20 years of experience in the construction industry, Tim has successfully delivered a diverse range of project types of varying scale. With much of his career spent working in the construction division of a Twin Cities developer, Tim’s expertise includes working with owners and architects during preconstruction to ensure projects are well-positioned for the owner’s long-term success.  Tim excels at collaborating with all project stakeholders throughout preconstruction to ensure that scope, quality, and budget expectations are clearly defined as early as possible and strictly adhered to throughout the project’s life cycle.


Johnson Carlier Construction

Carl McFarland Senior Vice President / Managing Director
LAURA SHIVERS Vice President
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Carl McFarland

Senior Vice President / Managing Director

Carl McFarland is the Sr. Vice President/Managing Director for Big-D Construction’s Southwest region, located in Tempe, Arizona. The Big-D Family of Companies spans 15 offices total, across eight states and is one of the largest contractors in the United States with over $2 billion in annual revenues.

As the Sr. VP/Managing Director, Carl serves a team of industry professionals committed to transforming the construction experience. His dedication, vision, and passion for construction has not only driven his success but has cemented his status among peers as a leader in the AEC industry. Carl believes that there has never been a more opportune time than now to execute a digital strategy that leverages technology to create unprecedented certainty, efficiency, and extraordinary value in the built environment.

A seasoned professional, Carl has over 28 years of experience in the industry. He earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Architectural Engineering from the College of Engineering & Applied Science at the University of Colorado Boulder.

Before joining Big-D, Carl was a Market Sector Executive for Kitchell Contractors, brought on to lead investment strategies in emerging markets, including one of the region’s leading prefabrication businesses. He also spent time as a General Manager and a Director of Operations, among other leadership roles with several well-known companies throughout the industry.


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LAURA SHIVERS

Vice President


McAlvain Construction

Chuck Graves President
Torry MCalvain, JR. Vice President
Jim Rowley Chief Operating Officer
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Chuck Graves

President

Chuck is a licensed Construction Manager within the State of Idaho and has served on many construction and community advisory boards.  Chuck is a graduate of the University of Idaho, a local product of Boise and has had the pleasure of working across the US and Western Hemisphere on complex projects for multiple large multi-faceted engineering and construction service-oriented companies throughout his 34-year career.


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Torry MCalvain, JR.

Vice President

Torry Jr. is 3 rd Generation for McAlvain. A graduate of Boise State University, Torry has worked through the corporate ranks and has left his imprint on each department he has worked in including; accounting, estimating, business development, project management and operations. Torry is passionate about developing his team members and delivering superb customer service to his clients.


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Jim Rowley

Chief Operating Officer


MARTIN-HARRIS CONSTRUCTION

FRANK MARTIN CEO MARTIN HARRIS
GUY MARTIN President
Paul Toplak Chief Operating Officer
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FRANK MARTIN

CEO MARTIN HARRIS

Frank Martin’s experience in the construction industry encompasses more than 40 years and numerous projects throughout the southwest. Frank founded Martin-Harris Construction (MHC) in December 1976 and was licensed by the Nevada State Contractors Board in February 1977. MHC has since been granted General contracting licenses in Arizona, New Mexico, and Utah.

Frank Martin’s industry and community recognition include: Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year for the Inland Empire Region (Construction and Real Estate Division); Las Vegas Chamber of Commerce Community Achievement Award in Business; the “Lieder Award” from the Lied Institute of Real Estate Studies; the “Pioneer Award” from the Association of General Contractors and the “ Lloyd D. George Family Values Award” by the Las Vegas International Scouting Museum, the “2009 Good Scout Award” from the Las Vegas area Council Boy Scouts, the “Philanthropic Impact” and “Lifetime Achievement Award” by the NAIOP Southern Nevada Chapter and ENR Magazine’s “Legacy Award”.

In 2014 Frank sold MHC to Big-D Construction in Salt Lake City and turned the reins to his son Guy Martin. Currently Frank is the CEO at Martin Harris and serves on the Board of Directors at Big-D as well as heading up their acquisitions and mergers. He is also a private consultant and continues his entrepreneurial and philanthropic endeavors. Mr. Martin serves on the Board of Directors for UNLV Foundation and the Las Vegas Global Economic Alliance (LVGEA) Board of Trustees. He is an Associated General Contractors (AGC) Lifetime Board Member.

Frank has been married to his lovely wife, Bonnie, for over 53 years. They have two sons (Guy and Jerrad) and are the proud grandparents of five grandchildren (two boys and three girls). As a strong Christian, Frank Martin believes in giving back to the community in order to make Southern Nevada a better place to live, work and raise a family.


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GUY MARTIN

President

Guy Martin joined the family business in 1982, working his way up in the field from laborer to Superintendent, then into the office as an Estimator.  Guy then took an opportunity to create and lead a Tenant Improvement Group at Martin-Harris’s sister company, M&H Building Specialties, ultimately serving as Vice President of Operations.

After returning to Martin-Harris, Guy expanded his knowledge base by serving as a Director of Business Development and then Director of Preconstruction Services.  His first appointment to the Executive Board was as Vice President of Procurement, overseeing the strategic development of Martin-Harris’s business development, estimating and preconstruction programs.

In his current role as President, Guy is responsible for the overall management and success of Martin-Harris’s operations throughout the Southwest U.S. He is on the National Board of Directors of AGC, is the co-chair of the AGC of America Charity Foundation and a NAIOP member.


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Paul Toplak

Chief Operating Officer

Paul Toplak began his career in a small family construction business. In 2000, he joined Martin-Harris as a Project Engineer with an Associate Degree in Building Engineering technology from BCIT. Throughout his tenure in project management, Paul oversaw notable and high-profile projects for our Special Projects Group such as the USA Today Facility for Las Vegas and the Castaways Implosion/Demolition.

These successes preluded his promotion to Director of our Special Projects Group. Paul was instrumental in the strategic direction and growth of this division, dedicated to providing specific interior and specialty construction requirements. His outstanding leadership and communication skills delivered superior Client satisfaction and culminated in a position on the MHC Executive Board as the Vice President of Special Projects, followed by Sr. Vice President of Operations. In his current role as COO, Paul provides corporate oversight on all our projects and is committed to ensuring Client expectations are not only met but exceeded.

Paul is on the Corporate Board of the Southern Nevada National Association of Minority Contractors (NAMC).


National Food & Beverage

FORREST MCNABB NATIONAL FOOD & BEVERAGE PRESIDENT
Mark Glauser Vice President | Food & Beverage & Distribution
Blaine Nimer Preconstruction Director
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FORREST MCNABB

NATIONAL FOOD & BEVERAGE PRESIDENT

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.


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Mark Glauser

Vice President | Food & Beverage & Distribution

Mark Glauser has been with Big-D Construction since 1984. Earlier in his career, he had the opportunity to work in several field positions including laborer, carpenter, and field engineer—which all helped him understand each project from a ground level to gain a deep understanding of every aspect that goes into a quality build. For the last 20 years, Mark’s responsibilities have evolved to include more of a high-level project-specific leadership focus, with roles such as project engineer, project manager, and project director.

Working mostly in the Food & Beverage, Low Temperature, and Warehouse & Distribution segments, the majority of Mark’s projects are design-builds with clients like Sysco Foods, Associated Foods, Hershey’s, US Cold Storage, Tyson Foods, and more. He prides himself on building life-long relationships with each of his clients. Mark has a reputation for directing teams built on mutual respect and honesty with trade partners and employees who bring value, teamwork, quality, and safety to every project.


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Blaine Nimer

Preconstruction Director

Blaine brings nearly 40 years of construction experience to Big-D. He began his career working as a laborer, which allowed him to gain a firm grasp on the ins and outs of successful construction management. After graduating with his bachelor’s degree in construction management in 1988, Blaine joined Martin-Harris Construction—which is now an independently owned, wholly operated subsidiary of Big-D Companies.

In 1996, Blaine joined the Big-D Construction family here in Salt Lake, filling several positions and overseeing countless Food & Beverage, Warehouse & Distribution, and Cold Storage project teams over the years. His love of construction runs deep, and Blaine consistently finds himself with some sort of project on his to-do list even outside of work. He enjoys hard work and loves to see the final product.


Big-D Signature

Michael Kerby President
SHANDON BRINKERHOFF Vice President
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Michael Kerby

President

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, reaching a peak of $425 million in annual completed projects, with more than 1,000 employees in three states.

Michael joined Big-D Construction in 2015 to re-establish the Big-D Resort and Residence Division, with the base office in Park City and sister offices in Jackson, WY and now Bozeman, MT. By bringing together one of the most driven groups of young professionals has resulted in a reputation of executing on the most challenging projects. He is also active in the Park City community. He served as the Board President of the National Ability Center in Park City. He is also an avid mountain biker, skier and upland bird hunter.


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SHANDON BRINKERHOFF

Vice President

Shandon Brinkerhoff has been in the construction industry since 2003. Shandon has always loved working with his hands, so construction was a natural career choice. His eye for detail and desire to surpass client expectations drives him to success. To Shandon, the most rewarding part about a project is working with his team to provide a seamless, transparent building experience for owners. He thrives on delivering a final product that blows initial expectations out of the water. He also appreciates the comradery and lifelong friendships that are part of the construction management process.

Shandon joined Big-D Signature in 2012 to lead the project team as Regional Manager and Project Director. He is responsible for developing and refining Signature’s processes and maintaining excellent relationships with existing, future, and past customers. His ability to make everyone around him feel like an MVP is rare.  Shandon’s leadership and positive outlook are monumental to the success of the Big-D Jackson office.


Dovetail Construction (Bozeman, Montana)

Tim Rote Dovetail Construction Partner - Vice President
Kevin Sullivan Dovetail Construction Partner
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Tim Rote

Dovetail Construction Partner - Vice President

At a young age Tim became enamored with the personal reward that constructing things provides. After college he enjoyed a successful career supervising and managing very large and complex projects in Boston, Hawaii, Alaska and Seattle.

Tim missed the personal connection and care that high end residential homes involves and he helped establish Dovetail Construction in Bozeman, Montana. As a partner in the firm Tim oversees the business and project management operations alongside his
friend Kevin who he has known since they were 5.


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Kevin Sullivan

Dovetail Construction Partner

The son of a General Contractor, it’s safe to say that building is in Kevin’s blood. From an early age, construction and various forms of building offered an outlet for both sides of his brain. He officially started his career in New York City, working on several heavy civil projects. While learning a great deal, Kevin felt unsatisfied with this type of heavy civil contracting and all the while the mountains were calling.

Always an outdoor enthusiast, Kevin packed his pickup truck and headed West. In Bozeman, Montana, Kevin found his true vocation: fine home building.
Along the way, Kevin reconnected with his lifelong friend Tim Rote, and the also looking to make a lifestyle change himself. The idea of Dovetail Construction was born and quickly became a reality.

The rest they say is history. Kevin’s focus within the company is on field operations where his experience and education are often utilized. Kevin is the proud father of two children. He intends to measure the success of his fatherhood by his children’s lack of interest in anything related to construction.