June 16, 2010
Award given for Utah Region in the Construction & Manufacturing Category
NORTH OGDEN, UTAH – June 16, 2010 — Ernst & Young recently announced that North Ogden, Utah resident Rob Moore has been named Ernst & Young’s 2010 Utah Region Construction and Manufacturing Entrepreneur or the Year.
“Ernst & Young believes in the power of entrepreneurship,” said David Jolley, Ernst & Young LLP Entrepreneur Of The Year program director for Utah region. “These Entrepreneur of the Year award winners are best in class, and we are proud to honor their outstanding success.”
As President of one of the largest builders in the Western United States over the past 18 years, Rob’s vision, determination, and goal implementation has driven company growth to more than 200% in the last five years, reaching nearly 700 million dollars in 2008.
“Rob’s focus is to take care of his customers, build teamwork, and continue to follow his rule of there being no difference between what he says and what he does,” said Jack Livingood, CEO of Big-D Construction. “The culture at Big-D reflects Rob’s leadership and vision and he remains acutely aware that his success would not be possible without his peers, colleagues and owners.”
Since 1976 Moore has been involved in some of Big-D’s and the State of Utah’s most significant milestones, including:
• In 1994 Moore secured Big-D’s first $100 million dollar project, the Micron Fabrication Facility in Lehi, Utah. Moore also helped Big-D doubled in size that year, completing $200 million in volume.
• Moore was named President of Big-D Construction in 1996.
• In 1998, Big-D took on the largest Design-Build State Project in history, The Scott M. Matheson Courthouse.
• The same year, Moore led the team to design and build the McKay Dee Hospital in Ogden, one of the largest hospitals in the State of Utah.
• In1999 Big-D built the Marriott at City Center in Salt Lake City, and in 2000 Big-D built the world’s largest Mozzarella Cheese Plant in Lemoore, CA.
• In 2001, Big-D Construction hit an annual volume of $300 million and built a number of notable projects in Salt Lake City, including the Gateway Development and the renovation of the Wallace F. Bennett Federal Building.
• In 2002, Big-D expanded in downtown Salt Lake City, Utah and opened offices Pleasanton, California, Lindon, Utah, and Jackson Hole, Wyoming.
• In 2003, Big-D built the Salt Lake City Library, adding to its downtown legacy of projects. They followed with its own new corporate office in downtown Salt Lake City, Utah in 2005.
• In 2006, Big-D reached $400 million dollars in volume and more than 700 employees.
• In 2009, Big-D reached $700 million in volume.
The Entrepreneur Of The Year® program honors entrepreneurs regionally. This year, the Entrepreneur Of The Year awards program celebrates its 24th anniversary. The program has expanded to recognize business leaders in over 135 cities in 50 countries throughout the world.
Awards are given to entrepreneurs who demonstrate extraordinary success in the areas of innovation, financial performance and personal commitment to their businesses and communities. Entrepreneurs are nominated and evaluated by those in each region, including local business, academic and community leaders.
Moore’s award will now include him in the national review and award gala for Entrepreneur Of The Year held in Palm Springs, California in November. The event will be hosted by Jay Leno, and will announce the national recipients of the 2010 Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year award.
About Big-D Construction
Big-D Construction Corporation has more than 43 years of experience in providing Design-Build, General Contracting and Construction Management services to customers from a wide variety of industries. As one of the largest construction companies in the country, Big-D employs more than 400 associates throughout the western United States. Regional offices are located in Salt Lake City, Ogden and Lindon, Utah; Pleasanton, California; Phoenix, Arizona; and Jackson Hole, Wyoming. For more information, please visit www.big-d.com.