Big-D Companies is pleased to announce the promotion of Melissa Beutler Withy to Chief Legal Officer.

Beutler Withy, who joined Big-D in 2015, has been instrumental in shaping the company’s success through her dedication and legal expertise. She has made significant contributions to the company’s strategic initiatives and growth. Her keen focus on risk management has established her as a cornerstone of Big-D’s corporate structure, ensuring that its operations not only comply with legal standards but also excel in corporate governance.

As Chief Legal Officer, Beutler Withy will continue to oversee the legal aspects of the company’s business, providing strategic guidance on legal matters and leading its efforts to minimize risk across all sectors of the company. She will also continue to serve on the Board of Directors.

“Melissa is an exceptionally intelligent and talented individual who has become an indispensable part of our organization,” said Cory Moore, CEO of Big-D Companies. “Her profound influence has significantly fueled our growth and success. Her strategic emphasis on risk management serves as a foundational pillar within our company.”

A graduate from Brigham Young University’s J. Reuben Clark Law School, Beutler Withy has spent her career training and advising builders on risk management strategies and contracting topics. She has written and edited two books published by the American Bar Association on construction law topics and has served as an expert witness in state and federal courts on construction project delivery methods and industry-standard contracting practices. She previously served as Chairman of the ConsensusDOCS Council and is integrally involved in drafting and revising industry form contract documents. Prior to joining Big-D as General Counsel in 2015, Beutler Withy represented Big-D as a partner at Holland & Hart LLP. 

“We look forward to Melissa’s leadership in her new role and are confident that her strategic vision will contribute significantly to our future endeavors,” said Moore.

Headquartered in Salt Lake City, Utah, Big-D Companies is one of the largest groups of contractors in the United States. Combined, Big-D has thousands of successfully completed projects with $2.6 billion of annual revenue and more than 1,700 associates. Big-D’s regional offices are in Salt Lake City, Ogden, Lindon, St. George and Park City, Utah; Pleasanton and Irvine, California; Tempe, Arizona; Las Vegas and Reno, Nevada; Golden, Colorado; Saint Paul, Minnesota; Bozeman, Montana; Boise, Sun Valley and Idaho Falls, Idaho; and Jackson, Wyoming. For more information, please visit