Big-D Construction has been named by Utah Business as one of Utah's Top 100 Private Companies of 2012 (#27).
Making the jump from #46 in 2011 to #27 this year, Big-D has added 305 employees, reaching a total of 815, to become the largest general contractor in the State of Utah.
Big-D was also ranked by Engineering News Record (ENR) as one of the Top 400 Contractors in the nation for the 24th consecutive year (Ranked #99, up from #204 in 2011). In addition to being ranked a top 10 Food, Beverage, and Distribution contractor for the 15th consecutive year, ENR also ranked Big-D as the 16th largest telecommunications contractor in the nation.
This continued growth is a clear indication to Big-D that the construction industry has turned a corner and is on the rise. According to the Department of Workforce Services, the industry as a whole added nearly 3,000 jobs from February 2011 to February 2012.
"We are certainly seeing significant decline in public spending, however, we are encouraged by the recent private market growth we are seeing primarily in the Utah market. We are seeing more private activity than we have in 3 years," said Rob Moore, Big-D president.
Construction employment fell in May by 28,000, the largest decline in two years, and is now at the lowest level since last August, according to an analysis of new federal data released last week by the Associated General Contractors of America. Association officials said the private sector demand for construction expanded by 1.2 percent for the month and 12.5 percent year-over-year, but overall growth was held back by a 1.4 percent monthly decline in public construction activity and a 3.2 percent drop from the April 2011 level.