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

Dee Livingood was a big man with big dreams. In 1967, he sold his little blue Volkswagen for $1,000 and started a little construction company. He used his nickname — Big "D" — as the company name. Dee laid down a culture of honesty and fairness and then carefully began building a skilled team to help grow his company.

And did the company grow? It did indeed! Today, 40 years after the company started, it has more than 500 employees, and offices in Ogden, Lindon and Salt Lake City, Utah and in Pleasanton, California and Jackson Hole, Wyoming. Last year the company produced more than $400 million in revenues.

Through four decades of building and growth, the company has displayed its expertise in constructing elegant and elaborate structures that scrape the skies and treat the eyes to inviting displays of construction excellence.

Dee Livingood surrounded himself with excellent employees. When Big Dee passed away in 1995, there was a strong cadre of fellow workers to carry on and grow the company in impressive ways. Jack Livingood, who joined the company in 1978 and became president in 1988, is now chairman and CEO. Rob Moore is president, and Dale Satterthwaite, Forrest McNabb and Larry Worrell are senior vice presidents, and shareholders. They work with a strong group of vice presidents to guarantee the highest quality of service to their customers and to add value to their industry and community.

I discovered that Big-D Construction does more than just build a facility. The process begins long before the hole is dug and the footings poured. The company is very involved in managing pre-construction services such as scheduling, financial planning and design reviews.

Big-D Construction also takes a proactive role in managing the warranty of projects after completion. Jack tells me the company believes that long-term support cultivates long-term relationships and repeat business.

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

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