Magleby Construction Sun Valley Golf Funderaiser

Magleby Construction Sun Valley sponsored a hole for an annual golf tournament fundraiser on May 14th that supports the local youth baseball and softball leagues. The 15th tee box was sponsored and occupied by the Magleby team comprised of Erik Nilsen, MC Sun Valley Home Maintenance Manager, his son Gabe and the MC Sun Valley’s Group Big Wig Layne Thompson’s own son Owen. We brought in the Magleby Junior Varsity to fill the team.



Magleby Construction April Employee of the Month

Scott Hudson

Scott Hudson

This month Magleby peers and executives are recognizing “The Finish Guy”, Scott Hudson, as Employee of the Month. Scott has worked at Magleby Construction for more than a decade and currently works in our Mill on the doors, cabinets, moldings and whatever gets pushed through his door to make sure we turn out the most timely, immaculate products that live up to the Magleby standard of excellence. “Sure, he may be somewhat difficult to work with at times”, his peers joke, but he is reliable and isn’t afraid to deliver value by being accountable for the company and customer resources. He’s quite the sharp shooter, too. Thanks for being such a great asset to the Magleby Team, Scott!! Congratulations!

Magleby Construction April Project Spotlight


This project is located on a beautiful lakeside lot in Park City. Due to regulations, no new construction was allowed. The building was demolished down to the foundation. On the same footprint Magleby built a gorgeous rustic modern home showcasing its reclaimed lumber and painted steel. The project was completed within its 10 month schedule. The 4 bedroom 6 bath home boasts a gourmet kitchen, butlers pantry, bouldering cave, and media room.  The Estate Team did an excellent job of staying on budget and schedule.









Magleby 2016 Spring Bowling League

Our Spring 2016 Magleby Bowling League ended last month with some newly awarded winners of the Todd Christensen Bowling Trophy. Mike Priday, Ryan Alleman, Garrett Alleman and Jake Viles bowled their way to victory throughout the 6 week competition. In addition to the trophy that their names will be engraved on, they each received $50 winnings. Congratulations!! And a big thanks to Jack and Jill Lanes in American Fork for hosting the event year after year








Magleby Construction April Employee Spotlight

Larry Crain


Larry Crain


Larry works in the Remodel group as a Site Manager. He currently just finished the Kirchheimer remodel. Larry was born and raised in Southern California until his sophomore year in high school. His family then moved to Texas where he graduated from high school and attended Lamar University in Belmont, Texas. Larry has been in construction for 15 years. He got his start when he moved back to California to work for his father’s heavy construction equipment company. After a few years he hired on with a construction company that built big box buildings like shopping malls, Best Buy, Walgreens, and commercial projects like schools, hospitals, etc. During this time Larry worked on the 4 year apprentice program getting certified as a journeyman. He worked in California as a Supintendant and Project Manager. In 2002, he was moved to Utah to build high-end residential. Wanting to further his career Larry hired on with Magleby Construction last year. He enjoys Magleby for its employee/family centered values.

Larry has been married to Laura for 29 years . They have 2 children: Ashley (24) and Garrett (19). When Larry isn’t working and enjoying time with his family, Larry loves to fly fish (favorite rivers are the Provo and Green) and riding his motorcyles. Previously, he used to race his dirt bike in super cross events!! He also enjoys cruising on his chopper!! Below are some fun photos of Larry enjoying life to the fullest!

Magleby has really enjoyed working with Larry Cain!! Thank you for all your hard work!




Chad Magleby chosen for 40 under 40 Class of 2016!

Professional Builder magazine recently announced its annual list of 40 Under 40 builder superstars. Each member of the Class of 2016 is profiled in the March 2016 issue, including our very own Chad Magleby. Chad was picked out of over 150 nominations nation-wide. A panel of Professional Builder editors selected the winners, based on both personal and professional accomplishments. At 39, Chad has successfully grown the company that his dad, Paul Magleby, established with a strong foundation. Congratulations Chad!! He is being featured in this issue of Professional Builder. You can read the digital magazine at the following link: Professional Builder March 2016.  You can also read the article on


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Magleby Construction Spotlight Employee of the Month

Richard Dorius

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Richard works in the Estate Homes group as a Site Manager. Richard got his start in construction at the early age of 8 (or even earlier). His dad worked for Ferry’s Mill building moldings, window frames, etc. Though at night, Richard’s dad worked laying Formica counter tops during which he brought Richard along. Richard continued to work up through high school until Paul hired him… starting his Magleby career… at the end of summer after graduation in 1975! Richard is the longest working employee for Magleby Construction. He started working as a laborer and has worked his way up to Site Manager. Richard is a very respected and talented employee with a specialty in finished carpentry. What Richard enjoys best about his job is associating with the guys he works with and his trade contractors. He loves what he does and all the projects he has managed.

Richard has been married to his wife, Mary Jo, for a fabulous 38 years. They grew up knowing each other from a young age. Mary Jo was best friends with Richard’s cousin and thus attended a lot of family events. Their parents were and still are neighbors less than a mile a part. So it wasn’t a surprise when they started dating after high school and got married. They have 5 kids (3 boys, 2 girls) and 9 grandkids. When Richard isn’t working and spending time with his family, Richard loves outdoor activities like driving his Razor, going boating, and camping. What he likes the most is hunting, especially hunting turkey. He has killed 2 large turkeys. The pictures below show both of his catches! Way to go!

Thank you Richard for all the hard work and dedication you have given Magleby Construction over the past 40 years!!




Magleby Construction Project Spotlight of the Month

Group: Remodel

Project: Kirchheimer

Remodel started the renovation for David and Sherry Kirchheimer less than a year ago. It was completed last week. The project was a complete interior remodel. The biggest part of the remodel was the new ski lounge addition. The crawl space was dug out into a full basement including a game/tv room, ski bathroom, bedroom that included queen size bunkbeds, and a ski walk-out/entry. A new patio was built that included an outdoor fireplace. The rest of the interior was exquisitely redone. See pictures below.

David and Sherry were very appreciative and helpful throughout the completion of the project. They were fantastic clients. They LOVED the finished product and were able to celebrate David’s 60th birthday in their home last week! Great job Remodel for doing an OUTSTANDING job!


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Magleby Construction March Employee of the Month

Jimmy Larsen, Site Manager for our Remodel Group, has been honored as the March 2016 Employee of the Month by his peers and the executive team at Magleby Construction. Jimmy has been with the company for less than a year, but he delivers the value that employees at Magleby Construction strive to deliver. Jimmy exceeds customer expectations, from efficient use of his time to managing the trades. He provides legendary customer service, consistently creating experiences that result in raving fans and he demonstrates the Magleby passion and care for our customers – just as it should be. Congratulations Jimmy! We’re happy to have out on our team!


Magleby Construction Offering NAHB Certifications

Are you interested in adding to your NAHB certifications? Magleby Construction will be offering three different Green Build related courses and the first one, Green Building for Building Professionals, will be March 18th and 19th from 8am to 5pm. Registration for this first course closes tomorrow, so act fast. Contact Nicole Evans at or 801-785-9998 to register and to find out more information about the other classes being offered and other pertinent details. You can also visit the NAHB web site to view the upcoming classes (see link below). We’re also offering the classes in Ketchum, Idaho on different dates.

February Magleby Employee of the Month

A BIG congratulations to Mike Bunker, Site Manager for the Communities Group, who has been selected by his peers and executives here at Magleby Construction for Employee of the Month for the month of February. Mike has been with Magleby since 2008 and has worked his way through the ranks to his current position. Despite some personal health issues, Mike pushes through to make sure the job gets done. He expresses Legendary Customer Service that Magleby expects by demonstrating his passion and care for our customers. He is hands on and takes what the customers say very seriously. Thanks for being such a loyal team member, Mike!!



New Insurance Info 2016

Magleby is enrolled in HSA Health Plan, for your information and quick access you can go to Magleby’s health insurance provider website by clicking the link below:

Toll Free:  844-234-4472

If you need to search for a provider, click on the link below:

WOW Awards

Best in American Living is one of the oldest design awards in the country.  Sponsored by the Design Committee of the National Association of Home Builders, this award recognizes the best in design for the entire country.  The Mountain Villa won the Platinum Award for homes over 8,000 sq.ft., the Custom Home of the Year for the Mountain Region and the WOW award.  The committee created the WOW award just for this home as they were wowed by the design and quality of construction.  Each of these awards reflects Building Excellence and is a reflection on the team of professionals that work on all Magleby projects.  Congratulations to Kelly Ewell and Brian Bird who lead the team that created this award winning masterpiece.


Location: Provo, Utah  •   Architect: Upwall Design •  Builder: Magleby Construction

Interior Designer: Roxbury Studio  •  Developer: Magleby Construction



Location: Provo, Utah  •  Architect: Upwall Design  •  Builder: Magleby Construction

Interior Designer: Roxbury Studio  •  Developer: Magleby Construction



Location: Provo, Utah  •  Architect: Upwall Design  •  Builder: Magleby Construction

Interior Designer: Roxbury Studio  •  Developer: Magleby Construction


January Employee of the Month

To break in the new year Aaron Lloyd has been selected by his peers and the executive team as the employee of the month. Aaron “has been diligent in ensuring that the company name is protected and represented well on the projects he is responsible for.” Aaron is “a positive person to be around and a great team member. Magleby is fortunate to have his talents, skills, and commitment working for us. Congratulations Aaron!!



Congratulations Chad!

Chad Magleby was recognized today by the National Association of Home Builders as the 2015 Custom Builder of the Year. This prestigious award recognizes the best of the best in custom home building. Chad was gracious as he accepted this award at the NAHB International Builder’s Show. Chad is the youngest recipient of the award since it began in 2006.





2015 Denim & Diamonds Awards

 Last Friday, on January 15th, Chad attended the 2015 Denim & Diamonds Awards. Magleby Construction is so grateful for being selected for three of the coveted awards at the event. We humbly received the 2015 Excellence in Home Building Best Custom Home of the Year for the “Mountain Villa” that Brian Bird and Kelly Ewell managed. Magleby Construction also took home the 2015 award for the Best Green Build Home of the Year for “Kaysville Residence” that Jeff Atkinson and Dean Woodard managed as well as the 2015 “SAM” Award for the Best Website for Builder or Community that Matt Palmer worked on.
2015 Utah Custom Home of the Year – Kelly Ewell and Brian Bird


2015 Utah Green Home of the Year – Dean Woodard and Jeff Atkinson


2015 Best Website – Matt Palmer

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Star Valley Temple

Masterpiece Commercial is our team of professionals that work on commercial finish carpentry projects.  In 2015 they completed the Sun Valley Lodge and the Little America Hotel.  2016 is off to a fast start with the Star Valley LDS Temple and the Jordan Valley Hospital Cancer Center.  The Star Valley Temple is being produced by three different supply chain partners:  Cabinets by Baja, Dove Creek Doors & Masterpiece Millwork and Door.  The Commercial team has been working hard to ensure the highest level of quality and consistency on the products produced by each of these partners.  The first shipment is on its way to Wyoming and the team will begin installation in the next few days.

Chad and Joe inspect arch for the Star Valley LDS temple.


NAHB International Builders’ Show (IBS)- Las Vegas

The NAHB International Builders’ Show (IBS) is just days away and many of our Magleby employees will be attending. IBS is the largest annual light construction show in the world, every year attracting 50,000 visitors from more than 100 countries. Attendees have an opportunity to see new products, mingle with many other colleagues in the same field, attend construction related courses, or even teach a course. Visit for more information.



Beat the Boss Big Winner

The Beat the Boss Challenge wrapped up at the end of April and those participants that finished strong in the month of April were given a chance to win a FitBit in the monthly drawing. Luck smiled upon Mike at our last Safety Meeting and he won the FitBit. Not only that, but in a battle of whits in a game of Rock-Paper-Scissors Mike found himself in the top three finalists. The final determinant for the grand prize of a week’s paid vacation and a cruise was who out of the three finalists had the higher percentage of body fat lost from the beginning of the challenge. Once again, Mike pulled out on top. Congratulations to Mike Priday!! Great job to all participants that achieved a healthier lifestyle.IMG_9348 Cropped

May Employee Enrichment – Photography 101

Thursday, May 21st, is the May Employee Enrichment class of Photography 101. Matt Palmer will be instructing the class on how to take the best photos from your cell phone. If you bring a camera, he can let you know some basics on photo taking with your camera. The class will be in the training room of the office starting at 7pm until 9pm.

Please contact Nicole Evans by Tuesday, May 19th to sign up for the course.

March Beat the Boss Drawing Winners

Congratulations to two of our employee spouses – Katrina Rasmussen and Stephanie Ashby – for winning the March Beat the Boss drawings. Katrina won a gift card to Ruth’s Chris and Stephanie won a FitBit to help her continue on her journey for health. This challenge has been great to be able to include spouses/significant others of the employees. It’s important for everyone to strive to be more healthy.

Chad also provided an opportunity for three of the Beat the Boss contestants that fell short of beating him in the water consumption for March to beat him in a chug off during the Safety Meeting. Marco Arana, Joe Hudson and Paul Ashby each took a gallon of water against Chad to see who could drink the most of the gallon in 30 seconds. Chad awarded each of them their names be entered in the drawing for March prizes another time. Sadly, none of them won the drawings, but it was all in good fun. IMG_0568

April 2015 Employee of the Month

Congratulations to Kyle Simons for being selected by his coworkers as Employee of the Month for April! Kyle fulfills the Magleby standards by being “passionate about doing things right the first time.” (quality) He has organized and created the new group of Communities. He is pushed to the edge, but is a steady leader, with two challenging Parade of Homes in the works. Through it all he always puts up a positive voice. Keep up the good work Kyle!!Kyle Simons

April Employee Enrichment – Outdoor Cooking

This month’s employee enrichment will be on April 22nd (Wednesday) at 5:30pm in the parking lot of the office. Brad Simons will show off his outdoor cooking skills and show us how to prepare outdoor food using various outdoor cooking equipment. Food will be prepared and available for tasting. Please RSVP to Nicole Evans at or by calling at 801-785-9998 by April 17th.

February Beat the Boss drawing Winner

Congratulations to Allen Rasmussen for winning the February Beat the Boss challenge drawing for dinner and a movie! Employees worked hard to try to beat Chad Magleby in the categories of fruit/vegetable consumption, time working out, and a higher decrease in body fat %. Allen was one of a few who beat Chad in at least one category to put their name in the drawing. He has been eating better and has been more active and it shows. Great job Allen!Allen Rasmussen 2

March 2015 Employee of the Month

Congratulations to Luca Lamotte, Magleby’s employee of the month from our Sun Valley group. Luca is described as always striving to do the highest quality work. He always has a positive, can-do attitude. He is diligent in making sure his trade contractors are safe on the job site – he expects safety from everyone. Paul Magleby said “Although [Luca] has only been with the company a little less than a year now, he has excelled in demonstrating the company core values and he makes working with him a delight.” Thank you for your hard work, Luca!Luca Lamotte

March Employee Enrichment – Concealed Carry

This month’s employee enrichment course is a Concealed Carry class taught by Discreet Tactical. It will be on March 21st (Saturday) at the office and will last 4 hours, starting at 8am and ending at noon. Magleby will cover the training cost for employees and their spouse ($40 value), but each employee/spouse will be responsible for the state fees (about $69). The state fees will cover your background check and creation of your ID card and applicants have 1 year to submit their paperwork to the state from the date of the class. You’ll get the instruction, a picture for your ID card, and fingerprint cards at the class. Friends can also attend the class, but will need to pay the training cost as well as the state fees. We’ll need at least 10 people to sign up for the class with a hard yes – meaning they will definitely be in attendance – in order to hold the class. Please let me know if you, your spouse and/or your friends would like to come. Please reply to sign up by March 18th.

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February 2015 Employee of the Month

Jennifer Schwab is our February Employee of the Month. Jen embodies many of our core values and has been described by her peers as having a “friendly smile and greeting.” She has a “how can I help attitude” and she is “extremely proactive”. She is also described as a “super consistent and organized person. She is always willing to help.” Jen joined the Magleby Professional Services team in May of 2014 and she has been a valuable asset to our Accounts Payable team. Jen Schwab

January 2015 Employee of the Month

Marco Arana


This month’s Employee of the Month is Marco Arana. Marco works on our Framing crew and has been with us for about 4 years. Marco is described by fellow employees as having high quality in his work – “Never once have I seen him skip corners.” “Marco gives 100% of his time 100% of the time.” Congratulations to Marco!! We’re happy to have you on the Magleby team.