This is Fred Ball for Zions Bank, speaking on business.
Last year on this program, I told you about Layton Construction's 50th Anniversary and its half-century of achievement as one of the nation's largest commercial contractors. Layton's list of outstanding projects includes the LDS Conference Center, Rice-Eccles Stadium expansion, Utah Olympic Speed Skating Oval and the Moran Eye Center. Today, I want to recognize a Layton family success story that's still unfolding.
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.
Alan's first major jobs 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 son, Alan S. Layton, was named president. Under Alan's direction, the company continued to rise as one of the nation's largest commercial contractors. In fact, for the ninth time in the past 10 years, Utah Business magazine has ranked Layton Companies as Utah's Top Commercial Builder.
Alan S. Layton recently departed as president of an LDS mission. He has since passed the torch to his brother, David Layton, who plans to continue the Layton Construction legacy using diversification as the key to success.
With more than half a century of experience 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.