Big-D Cos., a Salt Lake City-based general contractor, has announced that Cory Moore has been named CEO. He replaces Rob Moore, who become the company’s executive chairman.

“This is a significant announcement for our company and future. We have worked on our succession planning over the last decade and this strategic move is part of that plan and is a major step in realizing our goals,” said Rob Moore.

“In a unanimous decision by the Big-D Cos. board of directors, Cory Moore will take global responsibility for its 14 offices nationwide. His job will ensure we continue to preserve our mission of being the most sought-after by our associates and customers. He will also continue to stimulate progress and drive Big-D’s vision of growth and investment in our future,” said a Big-D release.

“Cory is the right leader for Big-D,” said Jack Livingood, Big-D’s chairman of the board. “Cory’s extensive experience along with his leadership and communication skills will help us grow our national footprint to better serve our customers. Big-D is in good hands with Cory.”

Cory Moore has been with Big-D for nearly 25 years during the company’s growth. He has been involved in many of Big-D’s most iconic projects and in recent years has been serving as the company’s national president and a member of its board of directors.

“I am very excited for the opportunities and challenges ahead,” said Cory Moore. “Big-D has a great business model and extraordinarily talented people. We are well-positioned to become one of the most sought-after construction companies in the business.”

“Our future is bright, and leadership is strong at each of our Big-D family of companies’ 14 offices. Already in eight states, we are in an upward trend for expansion and refreshed leadership is important to the livelihood of our company,” said Rob Moore.

Founded in 1967, Big-D has a resume of thousands of completed projects with more than 1,500 employees and $2 billion of annual revenue. Regional offices are in Salt Lake City, Ogden, Lindon and Park City; Pleasanton and Irvine, California; Tempe, Arizona; Las Vegas and Reno, Nevada; St. Paul, Minnesota; Bozeman, Montana; Boise and Idaho Falls, Idaho; and Jackson, Wyoming.

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