Big-D Construction has an extraordinary history that now spans 50 years here in Utah. It all started in Ogden in 1967, when a 30-year-old carpenter named Dee Livingood sold his blue Volkswagen for $1,000. Dee risked everything he had to start his own business. He named the company Big-D, using a nickname which had been given to him not only because of his large stature — Dee stood over six feet tall — but also because of his character.
Dee wanted to lead a company based on equal respect for customers and employees. Dee’s BIG IDEA was the catalyst for the growth and success Big-D is experiencing even today. Since it was founded, Big-D Construction has grown to seven regional offices nationwide and more than 1,000 employees. Dee’s founding leaders, or “lions,” continue to lead the company today. Dee’s son Jack Livingood currently serves as the company’s chairman. Rob Moore, who has spearheaded some of the company’s largest projects since he was hired by Dee in the 1970s, currently serves as the company’s chief executive efficer.