Boise-Based McAlvain Companies, Inc. Joining Big-D Family of Companies

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Boise, Idaho.  December 17, 2018 – Boise-Based McAlvain Companies, Inc. Joining Big-D Family of Companies

McAlvain Companies, Inc. ( announced today that it has signed a definitive agreement to be acquired by the Big-D Family of Companies, which includes Big-D Construction. Big-D Construction ( is headquartered in Salt Lake City, Utah. The acquisition is expected to close later this month.

McAlvain Companies will continue to be headquartered in Boise, Idaho, where it has served the Treasure Valley, Idaho and its neighboring states for nearly 40 years. The company will continue with the same name and be locally managed. McAlvain’s management team will continue to serve in their current capacity including Torry McAlvain as CEO, whose father started the business in 1980; and Chuck Graves as the company’s President.

Everyone here at McAlvain is extremely excited about this important new phase in our company’s history. We have strategically aligned ourselves with a company that is a perfect fit with our family culture and core values. It ensures that we will continue to build on the successes that our employees have provided for us and deliver new opportunities for both our self-performing and construction services divisions. Combining our strengths and aligning our resources with Big-D will reinforce best-in-class customer services and our accomplished construction project delivery teams. As we have done in the past, we will continue to strive to always exceed our clients’ expectations,” said McAlvain.

Since it was founded in 1980, McAlvain has left its mark on Southern Idaho and the mountain west through hundreds of unique, challenging and successful projects, especially in its most robust markets including: Commercial, Industrial, Institutional, Mixed Use and Water/Renewable Water Infrastructure.  McAlvain Concrete Inc., continues to be one of the largest self-performing structural/architectural concrete placement companies in the region. The company has received several accolades including:

#13 2017 – McAlvain Companies: ENR’s List of Intermountain Top Contractors

#1 2016 – McAlvain Concrete: ENR’s Idaho Sector Specialty Contractor

#2 2016 – McAlvain Concrete: ENR’s List of Intermountain Top Specialty Firms Concrete Sector 

This transaction will allow McAlvain to better serve its customers by enabling the company to take on larger, more complex projects in Idaho and its neighboring States and communities, as well as increasing its bonding capacity and resources. The move will also allow McAlvain to further its mission in delivering an incomparable customer experience as Idaho continues to observe unprecedented growth.

“This acquisition is part of Big-D’s vision to strengthen our company through alliances with premier builders and talented project teams in selected markets. McAlvain has a storied history and is highly respected for its integrity, service to its customers and its ability to deliver the most challenging construction projects. We are excited to be a part of its future,” said Jack Livingood, Big-D Construction Chairman.

About McAlvain

McAlvain is a third-generation Idaho-born and independently managed general contractor, providing General Construction Services, Design/Build and CMAR services throughout the northwest combined with the largest structural concrete division in our region of work. The company is headquartered in Boise, Idaho. For more information, please visit

About Big-D Family of Companies

As one of the largest construction organizations in the country with revenues exceeding $1.6 billion. Big-D’s family of companies includes more than 1,300 associates and 51 years of experience providing Design-Build, General Contracting and Construction Management services to customers from a wide variety of industries. Regional offices are in Salt Lake City, Ogden, Lindon and Park City, Utah; Pleasanton, California; Saint Paul, Minnesota; Jackson Hole, Wyoming; Las Vegas, Nevada; Bozeman, Montana; and Tempe, Arizona. For more information, please visit

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PR Contacts:

Kirk Davenport

McAlvain Companies, Inc.

(208) 908-5965