This is Derek Miller Speaking on Business. Addressing the mental health needs of employees is one of the duties of Marissa Gallegos, the Benefits Coordinator for Big-D Companies. Her firm is one of the largest construction companies in the United States. Here’s Marissa with more.


Big-D Construction is on a mission to be the most sought-after construction company in the business. Our core values are based on Respect, People, and Truth. We give equal respect to employees and customers. We assemble the best people in the business, and we build with truth. One of our mottos is, “If you say it, you do it.”

As a company, we encourage our associates to participate in health and wellness management through a variety of avenues, extending our culture beyond hard hats and safety glasses, to take care of our own.

In collaboration with the Utah Community Builders Foundation and the Salt Lake Chamber, Big-D is honored to participate in the release of the Total Safety Guide to Resilience and Mental Fitness in the Construction Industry. Our messages align, to save lives and ensure Utah’s construction workforce is mentally and emotionally fit, and ready for the challenges of the future.


It’s a sad fact that more construction workers die from suicide than all workplace-related fatalities combined, which is why Big-D Construction and the Salt Lake Chamber are stepping up to address this issue. You can visit the Salt Lake Chamber website for more. I’m Derek Miller with the Salt Lake Chamber, Speaking on Business.