15 May

Partnership Announced Between Big-D Signature and Dovetail Construction

Dovetail Construction, a Bozeman-based construction company, has announced a new strategic partnership with Big-D Signature and its parent company, Big-D Construction, one of the nation’s largest construction companies.

Dovetail Construction is owned by childhood friends Tim Rote and Kevin Sullivan, and together with their internal team of skilled carpenters, subcontractors, and network of architects and engineers, Dovetail has built numerous private residences and spearheaded several light commercial projects in and around southwest Montana.

Headquartered in Salt Lake City, Big-D Construction has successfully completed hundreds of construction projects across the country. The firm is currently working on its largest project to date – The New SLC Airport Redevelopment Program. The project is part of a joint venture with Holder Construction. Big-D Signature, with offices in Jackson Hole and Park City, specializes in building resorts and private estates.

While the partnership is new, Big-D and Dovetail’s connection began years ago, when Mike Kerby (now Senior Vice President of Big-D Signature) and Dovetail’s Tim Rote worked together on a large construction project in Hawaii, developing a friendship that has lasted over the years.

“While this is a great professional opportunity for us, I’m personally excited to be working with Mike again,” explains Rote. “Big-D Signature and Dovetail share a similar business philosophy that puts priority on mutual respect, clear communication, quality results — and an enjoyable process for everyone along the way.”

Additionally, Dovetail and Big-D Signature will be working closely with JLF Architects, an award-winning architecture firm based in Bozeman with extensive experience in commercial and luxury home design in the West and across the country. Big-D Signature already enjoys a successful partnership with JLF’s Design Build entity, having built many of the firm’s projects in Jackson Hole, Bozeman, and Park City, among other locations.

Rote and Sullivan point out that the partnership will give both entities an opportunity to expand their reach: for Dovetail, the support of a larger company with national experience holds appeal, while Big-D Signature, gains dedicated access to a trusted resource with an understanding of the Montana market and strong ties to the Bozeman community.

“From our standpoint, we don’t see Dovetail straying all that far from the path we’re on,” says Sullivan. “We’re the same guys, same group, same approach to business — but now, that path has widened significantly, giving us all more opportunity for growth and shared success.”

The design build team will begin working on several custom residential projects in the Bozeman area next year.

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02 May

Signature Completes Work on New Childhood Learning Center

A grand opening celebration was held this week for the new Mercill Early Childhood Learning Center in Jackson, Wyoming. The new Center began serving the community earlier this year. But now that spring has arrived, the building was ready to be officially unveiled to the City of Jackson and families that it will serve.

Construction of the new facility deviated from conventional construction. Big-D Signature crews “stitched” the building together piece-by-piece using a process called Modular Construction.

Modules of the building were fabricated in Idaho by Nashua Builders. The modules were then delivered to the construction site in Jackson, where they were stitched together.

The new Childhood Learning Center has seven classrooms, as well as administrative offices. The Center serves more than 100 infants, toddlers, and preschoolers.

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09 Feb

Big-D Signature Featured in JLF Architects Film

Big-D Signature has enjoyed a longstanding relationship with JLF Architects that has now spanned more than 15 years. The two firms have collaborated on projects in Utah, Wyoming, and Montana. Recently, JLF released a short video that showcases the relationship between its firm and Big-D Signature.

According to a release, the video was filmed near Jackson, Wyoming. The film specifically highlights a Jackson Hole Residence that garnered the two firms “Home of the Year” from Mountain Living magazine in 2016.  “Here we create buildings that redefine home, designs greater than the sum of their parts,” the video continues, concluding with, “a building that has always been and always will be.”

The video also provides a behind-the-scenes look at the methodologies of constructing a home from conception to completion.

To see the video, click here.

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07 Dec

Big-D Signature Completes Clubhouse Renovation

By: Big-D Signature

Located just minutes from the historic Park City Main Street is the Park Meadows Country Club. The Park Meadows Country Club and its golf course have become local treasures in Summit County, Utah. The clubhouse was first constructed in 1994 and has since welcomed golfers from all over the world. In fact, its renowned Jack Nicklaus signature golf course is home to 10 PGA Senior Tour events.

The clubhouse had not seen a major renovation since its opening in 1994 and was overdue for significant systems and structure updates. In November 2016, Big-D Signature commenced a major renovation of the Park Meadows Country Clubhouse.

With spectacular views of Park City Mountain Resort (one of the largest ski/snowboard resorts in the United States), Big-D Signature teams would spend about a year constructing a 7,000 square-foot addition to the existing clubhouse. The project also included the remodel and renovation of the 16,500 square-foot facility. The goal was to transform the clubhouse into a state-of-the-art “mountain contemporary” facility.

The renovation carefully reconfigured the main floor to showcase the mountain views. There is also a seamless indoor/outdoor dining experience available to members and their guests. What is sure to catch your eye are the glass chandeliers that will guide patrons from the front entrance to a panoramic view of the golf course and Wasatch Mountains.

The official ribbon-cutting ceremony was held on the front steps of the Park Meadows Country Club on December 7, 2017. During the ceremony, Park Meadows Country Club president Greg Clark called the project a collective “team effort”. An unexpected four-legged guest briefly interrupted the ceremony to the amusement of guests and the Park Meadows Country Club staff.

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01 Dec

Big-D Signature Completes Phase 1 of Victory Ranch Barn Project

By: Big-D Signature

Nestled in the mountains outside of Park City, Utah, is the private community of Victory Ranch. Big-D Signature is currently one of the contractors constructing several cabin homes at Victory Ranch. The cabin homes offer a getaway to the outdoors. Residents have exclusive access to several amenities at Victory Ranch, including mountain biking trails, the award-winning Rees Jones golf course, and a clubhouse called The Barn.

In fall of 2017, Big-D Signature completed the first phase of the Victory Ranch Barn project. The Barn is approximately 24,400 square feet. The facility is comprised of two buildings that feature a variety of amenities including the following:

  • Restaurant
  • Spa
  • Steam Rooms
  • Warming Hut
  • Basketball court
  • Juice bar
  • Exercise facility

While the amenities are exquisite, the finishes are what are sure to catch your eye when you step foot inside. “This is a project where the finishes are on steroids,” said Senior Project Manager Dick Whitney. The walls, for example, were constructed using reclaimed wood barn from North Carolina. Strategically placed ground-to-ceiling windows will provide residents and guests will an abundance of natural light. The windows also provide panoramic views of the golf course and the Victory Ranch property. A mixture of nostalgia collectible items is also featured throughout the facility.

On the lower level of The Barn, is a basketball court and game room for younger members. The Barn’s spa and Zen room are also on the lower level, offering a sense of tranquility and peace for those looking to get away. While the interior is ready to warmly welcome guests in time for the holidays, Big-D’s work is not done. Crews will return to The Barn in the spring of next year to begin work on a 75-foot swimming pool with a hot tub and winding water slide. The outdoor amenities will also include tennis courts and a bocci ball court.

To learn more about Victory Ranch, click here.

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