Our Roots

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BIG-D. THE NAME HAS LESS TO DO WITH SIZE THAN IT DOES CHARACTER

The year was 1967.  The Vietnam war raged.  Haight-Ashbury was at its height of infamy.  Mickey Mantle was closing his storied career.  And in Ogden, Utah, Dee Livingood opened the doors of a company that would eventually become one of the nation’s largest and most admired construction firms: Big-D Construction.

The “D” was an abbreviation of his first name.  The “Big” not only symbolized his physical stature, but also his character.  Friends and associates would, indeed, agree that Dee was (quite literally) bigger than life when it came to his leadership style, work ethic, honesty, attention to detail and passion for quality.

Though Dee passed away in 1995, his vision and values continue to inspire the employees he trained and mentored. Big-D’s leaders and shareholders have more than 500 years of combined Big-D service.

Today, his vision and values continue to influence the employees he trained and nurtured. 
And they continue to fuel Big-D’s growth.

"There is no difference between what we say and what we do."

          Dee Livingood, Founder