Age: 40.

Where born: Salt Lake City.

Family: Wife Janette and children Adam and Adrienne.

Education: Business college and the University of Utah.

Primary products: Commercial and industrial construction.

Primary markets: Utah, Colorado, Idaho, Nevada and California.

Number of employees: 35.

Annual sales: $12 million to $16 million.


First "real" job: Running a riding stable at 16 years old with my teenage brothers and sisters.

Management style: Hands-on; non-bureaucratic; encourage employees to use and develop talents to the best of their abilities..

Strategy for success: Hiring people who can perform to company standards; constructing quality buildings at competitive prices on accelerated schedules; hands-on management.

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A memorable failure: When I was 14 years old, I fell at the second-to-last gate in a giant slalom race. With my race time up until the fall, I had a good chance of taking first place.

Heroes: Ronald Reagan, my father and Left Kreh.

Leisure time and hobbies: Skiing, golf, hunting and fishing.

Favorite book and movie: "Lonesome Dove" and "Hawaii."

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