Designer Stairways



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This is Fred Ball for Zions Bank, speaking on business.

Fred Orgill of Lehi had a desire to develop new and more innovative products for the building and construction industry. He gained an interest in the business back in 1979 while attending the University of Utah and working for a local home improvement company.

So in 1983, Fred launched his first company Alpine Specialty Products. He started with just two product lines and a belief that personalized service was everything. A few months later, his brother Ramon joined as a partner and the business grew to include new products, services and a showroom in Midvale. Fred then began a second company which did specialty millwork manufacturing. Working with local distributors, the two brothers manufactured and supplied architectural attic vents and custom arched and circular windows. Their work went to projects throughout the West, including The Brian Head Inn, Fort Douglas Restoration project at the U of U and vineyard mansions in Napa Valley, Calif.

Rising construction costs in the '80s forced the company to pursue projects outside of Utah. Fred found opportunity in Las Vegas where, after teaming with a competitor, he did work for a housing developer and several businesses. That led to an opportunity to provide specialty millwork for the Las Vegas temple of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

Upon returning to Utah, Fred's desire for innovation in the construction business led him to establish his current company called Designer Stairways and Specialty Millwork. He focuses on building custom stair systems, fireplace mantles and a variety of other millwork for residential and commercial applications.

Notable projects include the Country Inn and Suites at the E Center; Cottage Pines at 80th South and Wasatch Blvd.; Jupiter Properties in Park City and East Hampton Estates in Holladay. With each project, Fred combines personalized service with high-tech design to deliver the quality of products he had envisioned back in 1979.

For Zions Bank, I'm Fred Ball. I'm speaking on business.

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