New Division Headed by Two Industry Veterans


Salt Lake City, UT (May 23, 2022) – Big-D Construction’s Salt Lake office officially added a Multi-family division within its region.

Over the years, Big-D has built quite the resume for multi-family, but recently recognized the need for expansion with a group solely focused within the specific market. The new division – headed by Project Directors Richard Sones and Alma Marcum, is made up of about 30 people including Big-D Salt Lake’s existing pre-construction team.

 “As our multifamily experience kept evolving and we saw the untapped potential, I looked inside and we had two veterans of the industry who had come to us from different places doing different things here at Big-D, and yet their passion and experience were multi-family,” said Big-D Salt Lake group President Richard Hazel.

Sones, a former developer with a construction background, built large multi-family projects where he managed the construction and design and worked with multiple cities for entitlement and permitting.

In Utah, we’ve seen a huge influx of business and people over the last 5 to 10 years and it continues to grow at a rapid pace and because of that, there’s an expanded need for more housing especially multi-family. It’s very exciting to be a part of that growth and contribute to the development of housing,” said Sones.

Marcum, also bringing a depth of knowledge and experience to the table, has been instrumental in helping Big-D construction and preconstruction teams develop the skills and understanding required to successfully build in the multi-family world.

 “It can be a challenge building multi-family projects, but when you develop teams who have built several multi-family housings with thousands of units and focus on this product exclusively, it is much easier.  Our customers tell us we are more sophisticated than some of the lower-tiered contractors, allowing us to consistently deliver quality product on time and within the budget,” said Marcum.



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 over $2 billion of annual revenue.  Strengthened by more than 1,400 associates, Big-D has 15 offices in eight states from Minnesota to California. Regional offices are in Salt Lake City, Ogden, Lindon and Park City, Utah; Pleasanton and Irvine, California; Tempe, Arizona (2); Las Vegas and Reno, Nevada; St. Paul, Minnesota; Bozeman, Montana; Boise and Idaho Falls, Idaho; and Jackson, Wyoming. For more information, please visit


Founded in 1967, Big-D Construction has grown to be one of the nation’s leading contractors and is part of the Big-D Family of Companies. Headquartered in Utah, Big-D has offices in Salt Lake City, Ogden, Lindon, and Idaho Falls, Idaho. For over 50 years, Big-D remains on a mission to be the most sought-after construction company in the business. Focusing on the company’s core values – RespectPeople, and Truth – all Big-D regional offices work to enrich the lives of customers, consultants, employees, and its community. For more information, please visit