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This is Fred Ball for Zions Bank, speaking on business.
When Alan W. Layton started Layton Construction, he had just left his stable civil service job with the Bureau of Reclamation and had recently acquired a new mortgage on a home. At first, Alan worked from his truck with a couple of employees, while his wife, Mona, answered the "home office" phone in between caring for their five children. Now, fifty years later this month, The Layton Companies boast nearly a thousand employees providing construction and engineering services across the country.
Alan got some of his first major jobs from friends like the Greensides family at Sugar House Van Lines and the Larkins of Larkin Mortuary. These jobs, combined with Alan's hope and determination, set the foundation for bigger school construction projects. Consequently many graduates of Salt Lake, Granite, Jordan and Davis school districts received their educations within walls built by Layton Construction. In fact, nearly forty schools were built by Alan and his team of professionals.
Although Alan retired after thirty years in the business, Layton Construction continued to fill the cityscape with buildings as his sons Alan and David assumed management of the business. Together, with their team of construction professionals, they've helped the company rise up and take shape as one of the nation's largest commercial contractors. In 2002, Layton Construction built facilities in fourteen different states throughout the nation.
Layton and its subsidiaries do anything from commercial construction and engineering to interior renovation and remodeling of retail, office and commercial structures. Their portfolio includes structures such as the Conference Center and the Eagle Gate Apartments. They are also responsible for the expansion of Rice-Eccles Stadium and Murray City's electrical generating facility.
With half a century of experience as its foundation and a horizon stretching from coast to coast, The Layton Companies is poised to continue changing city skylines for years to come.
For Zions Bank, I'm Fred Ball. I'm speaking on business.