2009 Giants in our City: Roger Boyer and Ellis Ivory2017-03-07T15:06:20+00:00

2009 Giant in our City: Roger Boyer


Utahns have come together for decades, living, playing, shopping and working in attractive settings built by Roger Boyer. He develops much more than just commercial property; he crafts a sense of community. Simply put: Roger Boyer builds business in Utah. Tall in stature, quiet and gentle in demeanor, Roger has dramatically altered landscapes throughout the state and beyond.

As chairman of the Boyer Company, he established one of the largest developers of commercial real estate in the Intermountain region and continues to expand throughout the Untied States. In all, the Boyer Company has developed over 24 million square feet of commercial projects over nearly four decades.

The descendent of Mormon pioneers, Roger has a deep-rooted love for Utah. With legacy projects including One Utah Center and The Gateway to his credit, he has improved and beautified the landscape of our state. His greatest accomplishments are found beyond buildings and board rooms. He has provided service to many organizations, improving life for Utahans.

Above all, Roger is a man of faith and family. He and his wife Sara have eight children and enjoy spending time with their grandchildren. For his outstanding professional achievements and superior, dedicated service to the people of Utah, the Salt Lake Chamber is proud to name Roger Boyer a Giant in our City.

2009 Giant in our City: Ellis Ivory


Thousands of Utahns are proud to call a house built by Ivory Homes, their home. A passionate and accomplished businessman, Ellis ivory is dedicated to family, faith and community. Balance in the many facets of his life has been the key to his success and happiness.

For more than four decades, Ellis had played a significant role in developing communities that are the strength of our state. As founder of Ivory Homes, he directed Utahs leading residential land developer through periods of growth and decline, adapting along the way. When market conditions favored the addition of home construction to the ivory business plan, the company grew to be Utahs number one home builder- a title it has held for over two decades.

Ellis believes in giving back to the community. A former chair of the Desert News Board, he has also served as Chair of the This is the Place Heritage Park for the past three years. Under his leadership, annual park attendance has quadrupled.

Through the years, Ellis has balanced business, family and faith, with remarkable success. There have been challenges along the way but with persistence he overcame every obstacle, answered the call to serve and proved to be an extraordinary leader. For his outstanding professional achievements and superior, dedicated serve to the people of Utah, the Salt Lake Chamber is proud to name Ellis Ivory a Giant in our City.




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