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EXECUTIVE FOCUS: DEE LIVINGOOD, CHAIRMAN AND CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER, BIG-D CONSTRUCTION CORP.

VITAL STATISTICS

Where born: Ogden.

Family: Wife Lorraine Hilton (married in 1958) and children Jack Livingood, Marcia Nelson, Jennah Livingood and Kate Livingood.

Education: Attended Weber State College.

Primary products: General contracting and construction management.

Primary markets: Utah, Arizona, California, Nevada among 11 Western states.

Number of employees: 400 plus.

Annual sales: $120 million.

PERSONALITY PROFILE

First "real" job: Construction laborer.

Management style: Give employee both complete responsibility and authority.

Strategy for success: Furnish the customer with the best product and service available, on time and within budget.

A memorable failure: None.

Heroes: People who devote their lives to service of their country - military and government employment.

Leisure time and hobbies: Golf and community service.

Favorite book and movie: Any good mystery book. Enjoy comedy movies.