The CEO of Layton Construction was recognized for decades of business growth, national expansion and philanthropy.
salt lake city, January 17, 2024 /PRNewswire/ — MountainWest Capital Network (MWCN) David S. Layton, president and CEO of Leighton Construction, was named 2024 Entrepreneur of the Year. Each year, MWCN recognizes entrepreneurs who create businesses that shape industries. Utahinspire others with your entrepreneurial vision and give back to your community.
Since officially taking over the reins of his family's construction business in 2004, Mr. Leighton has transformed the company his father founded 70 years ago into a large, nationally recognized company.1,300 employees across 12 offices USLeighton Construction has built some of the most prominent spaces in the world. UtahRice-Eccles Stadium, Huntsman Cancer Institute, Eccles Theater, Tuachan Center for the Arts, and numerous projects for churches. Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
Under Layton's leadership, the company has grown beyond the mountain range and diversified into virtually every area of commercial construction. The company has completed projects in 42 states and is consistently ranked among the top five healthcare construction companies in the nation. Since 2004, annual revenue has increased tenfold, $3.5 billion In 2022, it ranks No. 1 on MWCN's list of Top Revenue Growth Companies for the past four consecutive years.
“We are grateful to MountainWest Capital Network for this recognition,” Leighton said. “This award is about the legacy of my father and brother, who came before me, and many of our long-time employees. Our values continue to guide us.''As a result, we have expanded to become one of the largest construction companies in the country. And wherever we go, we never forget our roots. Utah We are proud of Layton Construction. ”
Layton has also led philanthropic efforts in many communities, including supporting cancer research and promoting higher education and local athletic programs. 5 As an early partner in For the Fight, Julie M. David S. Layton The Foundation worked with hundreds of Layton construction employees to $ 1,000,000 Since 2018, it has been funding cancer research.
Leighton has served on several community boards, including the Huntsman Cancer Foundation, the University Health Care Foundation, and the University Health Care Board of Directors. An avid sports fan, Leighton is also a member of the Salt Lake City Olympic Committee and a member of the Utah State Sports Commission's Board of Trustees, leading efforts to attract a wide range of sporting events to Utah.
“Under David S. Layton's leadership, Layton Construction has grown into a significant and extensive business that represents the best of the best. Utah industry,” he said. steve wilson, chair of MWCN's Entrepreneur of the Year event. “Leighton's extraordinary business acumen, philanthropy, and passion are… Utah and his community make him the perfect choice for 2024 Entrepreneur of the Year. ”
The MWCN Entrepreneur of the Year event will be held in honor of Layton. January 31, 2024 At Little America Hotel.Additional speakers include: Utah governor spencer cox, potash plasterCHRO, Layton Construction. alan lindrisbacher, former Layton Construction Communications Director. To register to attend the luncheon with Paul Drecksell, COO of Layton Construction, please visit: www.mwcn.org.
Since its founding in 1983, MWCN has been committed to recognizing entrepreneurial success. Entrepreneur of the Year is a key feature of his MWCN's work to foster business relationships and recognize outstanding members. Utah's business community.
Leighton joins other entrepreneurial titans and trailblazers who have also been named Entrepreneur of the Year since 1983. Winners from the past 10 years include: robert redford, Sam and Casey Malouf, Hanko KiesnerPh.D. Steve Neeleman, Fred Lampropoulos, ryan smith, jeremy andrus, Aaron SconardPeter and Nicole Muscondis; Tom Dixon, tod pedersen and josh james.
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Source: Mountain West Capital Network