Davis County: On the Move

A full-color photography book showcasing the Davis County area, paired with the histories of companies, institutions, and organizations that have made the region great.

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<strong>Davis</strong> ON THE MOVE<br />


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<strong>Davis</strong><br />


COUNTY<br />




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ISBN: 978-1-944891-20-6<br />

Library of Congress: 2016958777<br />

<strong>Davis</strong> <strong>County</strong>: <strong>On</strong> <strong>the</strong> <strong>Move</strong><br />

photographer: Tom Hanson<br />

author: Kim R. Burningham<br />

editor: Louenda Downs<br />

designer: Glenda Tarazon Krouse<br />

contributing writer for <strong>Davis</strong> <strong>County</strong> partners: Angie Osguthorpe<br />

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HPNbooks<br />

president: Ron Lammert<br />

project manager: Bart B. Barica<br />

administration: Donna M. Mata, Lori K. Smith, Melissa G. Quinn<br />

book sales: Joe Neely<br />

production: Colin Hart, Evelyn Hart, Tim Lippard, Tony Quinn, Christopher D. Sturdevant

Contents<br />

Legacy Partners ..............................................................................4<br />

Section <strong>On</strong>e<br />

Section Two<br />

Building Blocks of <strong>the</strong> Past.........................6<br />

The Dynamic Economy of Today...........24<br />

Section Three Diverse and Fascinating Places ..............44<br />

Section Four A Style All Its Own .......................................64<br />

Section Five<br />

<strong>Davis</strong> People..................................................86<br />

<strong>Davis</strong> <strong>County</strong> Partners ...............................................................104<br />

Sponsors.......................................................................................205<br />

About <strong>the</strong> Photographer ...........................................................206<br />

About <strong>the</strong> Author........................................................................207<br />

About <strong>the</strong> Profile Writer.............................................................208<br />




Through <strong>the</strong>ir generous support, <strong>the</strong>se companies<br />

helped to make this project possible.<br />

Lagoon Corporation<br />

375 North Lagoon Drive<br />

Farmington, Utah 84025<br />

801-451-8000<br />

www.lagoonpark.com<br />

<strong>Davis</strong> Hospital and Medical Center<br />

1600 West Antelope Drive<br />

Layton, Utah 84041<br />

801-807-1000<br />

<strong>Davis</strong>Hospital.com<br />

Orbital ATK<br />

45101 Warp Drive<br />

Dulles, Virginia 20166<br />

703-406-5000<br />

www.orbitalatk.com<br />

Lifetime Products, Inc.<br />

Freeport Center, Building D-12<br />

Clearfield, Utah 84016<br />

801-776-1532<br />

www.lifetime.com<br />

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HollyFrontier<br />

1070 West 500 South<br />

West Bountiful, Utah 84087<br />

801-299-6600<br />

www.hollyfrontier.com<br />

Tom Stuart Construction<br />

360 North 700 West, Suite G<br />

North Salt Lake, Utah, 84054<br />

801-936-3446<br />

Tomstuart.com<br />

Lakeview Hospital<br />

630 East Medical Drive<br />

Bountiful, Utah 84010<br />

801-299-2200<br />

www.lakeviewhospital.com<br />

CubiScan<br />

380 South 200 West<br />

Farmington, Utah 84025-0929<br />

801-451-7000<br />

www.cubiscan.com<br />



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Building Blocks<br />

of <strong>the</strong> Past<br />


For countless years, water covered it all.<br />

What is now known as <strong>Davis</strong> <strong>County</strong> rested below <strong>the</strong> lapping waters of Lake Bonneville.<br />



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Even today, evidence of <strong>the</strong> giant lake can be seen in <strong>the</strong> benches carved on <strong>the</strong><br />

Wasatch Mountains, one easily identifiable level named <strong>the</strong> Bonneville Shoreline.<br />

Eventually, <strong>the</strong> water receded, some finding an outlet to <strong>the</strong> Pacific Ocean while much<br />

evaporated. The Great Salt Lake remained.<br />

To <strong>the</strong> east of <strong>the</strong> lake an extensive delta pushed its way out of Weber Canyon and<br />

thrust a sand bar into <strong>the</strong> nor<strong>the</strong>rn <strong>Davis</strong> <strong>County</strong> area.<br />

The fertile fields which would later house fruit orchards emerged. Sage, snakeweed,<br />

and hopsage found a home in <strong>the</strong> uncovered soil.<br />



EARLY<br />


Long before white men settled in <strong>Davis</strong> <strong>County</strong>, Native Americans—<strong>the</strong> Fremonts, <strong>the</strong> Shoshones and <strong>the</strong> “Eutaw” (Ute)<br />

Indians—were here: hunting, planting, reaping, camping, and burying <strong>the</strong>ir dead. Early settlers found rock paintings in our<br />

canyons. Today, young adventurers still ga<strong>the</strong>r arrowheads <strong>the</strong>se people left behind.<br />

By <strong>the</strong> nineteenth century, rugged mountain men passed through on <strong>the</strong>ir way to trap for beaver pelts, hunting deer, antelope,<br />

and mountain lion along <strong>the</strong> way. Curious map-makers brought expeditions to <strong>the</strong> area, especially interested in <strong>the</strong> giant lake.<br />

Then <strong>the</strong> emigrants started coming. Most were headed to California; some drawn into <strong>Davis</strong> <strong>County</strong> area as it was on <strong>the</strong><br />

route of <strong>the</strong> Hastings Cutoff, <strong>the</strong> ill-fated shortcut used by <strong>the</strong> Donner Party.<br />

DAVIS COUNTY—<strong>On</strong> <strong>the</strong> <strong>Move</strong><br />




DAVIS COUNTY—<strong>On</strong> <strong>the</strong> <strong>Move</strong><br />



In 1847, led by Brigham Young, <strong>the</strong> Mormon pioneers entered <strong>the</strong> Salt Lake Valley. They were not just passing through but<br />

here to settle.<br />

<strong>On</strong> <strong>the</strong> roster of <strong>the</strong> early explorers arriving that year were names that figured significantly in <strong>the</strong> building of <strong>Davis</strong> <strong>County</strong>.<br />

Two prominent ones were Perrigrine Sessions and Hector C. Haight. Captain Daniel C. <strong>Davis</strong> was one arriving in 1848 and<br />

is <strong>the</strong> county’s namesake.<br />

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With all <strong>the</strong> things <strong>the</strong>se first settlers needed—fertile land, rich<br />

resources, water, and determination, small communities emerged.<br />



The first settlers came north to <strong>Davis</strong> <strong>County</strong> to establish herding camps where <strong>the</strong><br />

livestock could be fed. Perrigrine and one of his wives, Lucina, established a dugout home<br />

in <strong>the</strong> side of a creek bed in <strong>the</strong> area that would be called for a time Sessions Settlement.<br />

Hector Haight moved fur<strong>the</strong>r north first to <strong>the</strong> area called “Blooming Grove” (Kaysville)<br />

and later near <strong>the</strong> creek coming out of Farmington Canyon. There were o<strong>the</strong>rs.<br />

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❖<br />

THEN: The log cabins <strong>the</strong> first settlers built have been replaced today by modern subdivisions<br />

and substantial homes. The Dahl family home here shows <strong>the</strong> Dahl children in <strong>the</strong> foreground.<br />

The home site was located off <strong>the</strong> bluff in West Point, <strong>Davis</strong> <strong>County</strong>.<br />



In addition to <strong>the</strong> remarkable men and women, o<strong>the</strong>r<br />

important players were critical. Water was one of those<br />

players. Settlers set up lodging near water sources. Winter<br />

snow melted in spring and summer, cascading down<br />

canyons in a score of creeks dotted throughout <strong>the</strong> area.<br />

Lush green grass and cottonwoods nestled near those<br />

creeks made a perfect setting for <strong>the</strong> homesteader.<br />


O<strong>the</strong>r settlers found <strong>the</strong>ir water in <strong>the</strong> free flowing wells<br />

that bubbled up in <strong>the</strong> western perimeter of <strong>the</strong> valley nearer<br />

<strong>the</strong> lake. Higher up, <strong>the</strong> intrepid pioneers dug deep wells<br />

and brought water up from <strong>the</strong> aquifer. The dryer nor<strong>the</strong>rn<br />

end of <strong>Davis</strong> <strong>County</strong> was not settled until two decades after<br />

<strong>the</strong> sou<strong>the</strong>rn and central area when dry farming techniques<br />

made possible cultivation of <strong>the</strong> sandy soil.<br />

To <strong>the</strong> west, farmers looked to <strong>the</strong> Jordan River that<br />

emptied into <strong>the</strong> Great Salt Lake. Sometimes <strong>the</strong>y watered<br />

<strong>the</strong>ir herds in outlets from <strong>the</strong> Jordan and various creeks<br />

emptying into <strong>the</strong> lake. Later on, <strong>the</strong>y actually attempted<br />

a grandiose scheme to bring <strong>the</strong> Jordan River water up<br />

to <strong>the</strong> foothills, using pumps and canals to distribute <strong>the</strong><br />

liquid gold.<br />

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Ultimately, reservoirs were constructed and water stored. In mid-twentieth century, <strong>the</strong> need for a constant and dependable<br />

water source was faced aggressively when local leaders convinced <strong>the</strong> federal government to invest significantly in<br />

a system which provided water from <strong>the</strong> Weber Basin in a high-pressure irrigation system throughout <strong>the</strong> county.<br />



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❖<br />

THEN: Early road construction relied on lots of manual labor and animals sharing <strong>the</strong> burden,<br />

along with machinery.<br />



At first, transportation between <strong>the</strong> emerging communities was by horse, <strong>the</strong>n<br />

buggy. In winter, sleighs were popular. Dirt roads criss-crossed <strong>the</strong> area. For a short<br />

time in <strong>the</strong> early 1860s <strong>the</strong> Pony Express connected <strong>Davis</strong> <strong>County</strong> settlements to<br />

<strong>the</strong> rest of <strong>the</strong> world. Stage coach/pony express stops (like <strong>the</strong> one at Layton just<br />

south of <strong>the</strong> intersection of Main Street and Gentile) were identified.<br />

Highways and railroads re-imaged <strong>the</strong> county.<br />

In 1869 when <strong>the</strong> Union and Central Pacific Railroad met in Utah, construction<br />

of a branch line of <strong>the</strong> Utah Central Railroad began. It was completed in January<br />

of 1870 and connected <strong>Davis</strong> <strong>County</strong> to Ogden and Salt Lake. At <strong>the</strong> turn of<br />

<strong>the</strong> century <strong>the</strong> Bamberger Railroad (owned by Governor Simon Bamberger)<br />

pushed its way to <strong>Davis</strong> <strong>County</strong> and stopped at <strong>the</strong> popular Lake Park Resort<br />

in Farmington. Later when Lake Park was moved to its present location and<br />

renamed Lagoon, <strong>the</strong> railroad continued on for commuters going north to Ogden.<br />

In <strong>the</strong> twentieth century, modern highways (described in more detail in section<br />

two of this book) funnel a rush of modern vehicles to and through <strong>Davis</strong> <strong>County</strong>.<br />





The land lent itself to growing things. The primary<br />

occupation of <strong>the</strong> early settlers was agriculture. They grew<br />

vegetables and wheat, tended cattle and sheep, planted<br />

fruit trees. The men worked in <strong>the</strong> fields and <strong>the</strong> woman<br />

cooked, stored, and preserved <strong>the</strong> treasures produced by<br />

<strong>the</strong> land for use when <strong>the</strong> cold of winter often buried <strong>the</strong><br />

valley in deep snow.<br />

Grist mills produced flour, saw mills provided lumber,<br />

and molasses mills met <strong>the</strong> demands for sweetening.<br />

Blacksmiths forged implements. There were even several<br />

small mines searching for precious ores in <strong>the</strong> foothills<br />

of <strong>the</strong> county. For a short time Sarah Barnes and several<br />

o<strong>the</strong>r women tried <strong>the</strong>ir hand at <strong>the</strong> silk industry,<br />

while mercantile shops provided a variety of products to<br />

<strong>the</strong>ir clientele. Eventually small hotels offered lodging to<br />

visitors. Business centers developed.<br />

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DAVIS COUNTY—<strong>On</strong> <strong>the</strong> <strong>Move</strong><br />



The county was declared a county in 1850, incorporated in 1852, and <strong>the</strong> first<br />

courthouse (<strong>the</strong> first in Utah) erected in Farmington in 1854. Cities emerged and<br />

were incorporated. Probate judges, county clerks and selectmen (later county<br />

commissioners) were at first assigned, and later elected. Watermasters were<br />

appointed to control waters flowing down <strong>the</strong> numerous creeks. Cities emerged<br />

and were incorporated.<br />

Today, <strong>the</strong> area once covered by an ancient lake is a thriving and dynamic<br />

community. Fifteen cities are located within <strong>the</strong> boundaries of <strong>Davis</strong> <strong>County</strong>:<br />

Bountiful, Centerville. Clearfield, Clinton, Farmington, Fruit Heights, Kaysville,<br />

Layton, North Salt Lake, South Weber, Sunset, Syracuse, West Bountiful,<br />

West Point and Woods Cross.<br />



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Dynamic Economy<br />

of Today<br />


For most of its first century, <strong>Davis</strong> <strong>County</strong> was an agricultural community, sometimes referred to as<br />

“<strong>the</strong> garden spot of Utah.” With Salt Lake City on one side and Ogden on <strong>the</strong> o<strong>the</strong>r, <strong>the</strong> county “in between”<br />

provided plentiful harvests and well-fed livestock to fill <strong>the</strong> needs of <strong>the</strong> two flanking larger populations.<br />

❖ THEN: In this 1974 magazine, cattle are grazing with<br />

<strong>the</strong> mountains of <strong>Davis</strong> <strong>County</strong> looming in <strong>the</strong> background.<br />



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Watermelon from <strong>the</strong> north of <strong>the</strong> county; cantaloupe from<br />

<strong>the</strong> south end; onions grown in dark soil throughout <strong>the</strong><br />

county; cherries, peaches, apples, and apricots produced on<br />

<strong>the</strong> Wasatch Mountain benches; and prolific crops of beans,<br />

tomatoes, carrots, corn, and cabbage—<strong>the</strong>se and more were<br />

harvested. Christopher Layton is credited with bringing alfalfa<br />

seed to plant and feed <strong>the</strong> county’s healthy livestock business.<br />

The produce was loaded into wagons and later trucks, <strong>the</strong>n<br />

hauled into market. Conversely, city residents came out to<br />

<strong>Davis</strong> <strong>County</strong> to find plump mouth-watering produce.<br />

Between <strong>the</strong> farms, communities with schools, churches and<br />

rural businesses emerged. A sugar factory began operation<br />

in Layton. Numerous successful canning factories followed.<br />

At one time <strong>Davis</strong> <strong>County</strong> was known for producing bricks,<br />

including <strong>the</strong> nationally famous yellow brick used to build <strong>the</strong><br />

old Kaysville Tabernacle and <strong>the</strong> original <strong>Davis</strong> High School.<br />



❖<br />

THEN: The Barnes Block building still stands, but <strong>the</strong><br />

automobile is considerably changed in <strong>the</strong>se photos of <strong>the</strong><br />

intersection at Main and Center Streets in Kaysville.<br />


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❖<br />

THEN: Reports as early as <strong>the</strong> 1850s showed evidence of oil in <strong>the</strong> shores of <strong>the</strong> Great Salt Lake, and later attempts<br />

were made to tap <strong>the</strong> resource.<br />


For a short time oil wells sprung up on <strong>the</strong> shores of <strong>the</strong> Great Salt Lake near<br />

present day Centerville. Today, oil from distant fields is piped into <strong>the</strong> major oil<br />

refineries located near <strong>the</strong> boundary between <strong>Davis</strong> and Salt Lake Counties adding<br />

to <strong>Davis</strong> <strong>County</strong>’s strong economic base.<br />



❖<br />

THEN: Building Hill Air Force Base brought many changes<br />

to <strong>Davis</strong> <strong>County</strong> in <strong>the</strong> middle of <strong>the</strong> twentieth century.<br />




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The most significant change in <strong>the</strong> <strong>Davis</strong> <strong>County</strong> economy, however, came with World War II. Major defense<br />

installations—Hill Air Force Base (HAFB) and <strong>the</strong> Naval Supply Depot—were established in Clearfield and Layton.<br />

A major influx of workers came to work <strong>the</strong>re and located in housing developments in <strong>the</strong> area. While <strong>the</strong> navy<br />

center closed after <strong>the</strong> war years, HAFB is still one of largest employers in <strong>the</strong> state.<br />

In Fall 2015 <strong>the</strong> first two F-35 combat jets arrived at <strong>the</strong>ir new home at Hill Air Force Base. By 2019 proposals<br />

for several full squadrons will ultimately “bed down” (be housed, maintained, modified, and repaired) <strong>the</strong>re.<br />

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❖<br />

THEN: Sophisticated aircraft have always been at <strong>the</strong> forefront of <strong>the</strong> Hill.<br />


The Utah Governor’s Office of Economic Development<br />

estimates <strong>the</strong> “flying computer” aircraft and accompanying<br />

technology is “expected to generate approximately 2,000<br />

jobs at Hill” in <strong>the</strong> approaching decade. The economic<br />

impact has been projected at over $250,000,000.<br />

A ripple effect is predicted in private industry with those<br />

related businesses to support <strong>the</strong> F-35 mission. Aerospace,<br />

composites, high tech software, and business and education<br />

fields associated with this industry are expected to multiply<br />

and develop locally. Spin-offs in automobiles and sporting<br />

goods, even <strong>the</strong> drone industry are expected to increase<br />

as well.<br />




❖<br />

THEN: Countless citizens were employed when World War II<br />

preparations led to <strong>the</strong> construction of Hill Air Force Base.<br />



In 1963 <strong>the</strong> buildings and site that had been <strong>the</strong><br />

Naval Depot were purchased by various industrial<br />

entities and <strong>the</strong> Freeport Center, a busy manufacturing<br />

and distribution hub, emerged. Numerous<br />

businesses are still located <strong>the</strong>re.<br />

Lifetime Products is a sample business centered<br />

at Freeport. Basketball hoops, tables and chairs,<br />

sheds, even kayaks are among <strong>the</strong> products of this<br />

business which currently employs 1,500 people<br />

with products distributed around <strong>the</strong> world.<br />

Easily, <strong>the</strong> arrival of defense installations in<br />

<strong>Davis</strong> <strong>County</strong> during <strong>the</strong> mid-twentieth century<br />

has resulted in major industrial growth. <strong>Davis</strong><br />

<strong>County</strong> is ranked in <strong>the</strong> top ten counties in<br />

<strong>the</strong> United States for “growth of tech/info jobs”<br />

with, according to Progressive Policy Institute,<br />

a 45.4 percent growth between 2007 and 2012.<br />

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<strong>Davis</strong> <strong>County</strong> is strategically located for business and tourism. With two large urban centers<br />

on each side (Salt Lake City and Ogden) <strong>the</strong> county is <strong>the</strong> natural meeting place.<br />

Major highways funnel visitors in and through <strong>the</strong> county. Vehicle traffic depends on I-15, <strong>the</strong><br />

Legacy Highway, and Highway 89, while trains daily pass through on <strong>the</strong> county-wide railways.<br />

DAVIS COUNTY—<strong>On</strong> <strong>the</strong> <strong>Move</strong><br />




The Utah Transit Authority’s commuter train, Frontrunner, provides quick access as it<br />

speeds through with convenient stops in Bountiful, Farmington, Kaysville, and Layton.<br />

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Visitors flock to <strong>Davis</strong> <strong>County</strong> as a place to meet <strong>the</strong>ir need for recreation.<br />

Antelope Island boasts itself as a home where <strong>the</strong> deer and antelope literally play.<br />

Beside <strong>the</strong> wildlife, <strong>the</strong> island hosts beaches for swimmers who want to experience <strong>the</strong><br />

salt water float, great biking, and hiking.<br />

For over a century, Lagoon has drawn thrill-seekers as well as those seeking relaxation.<br />

(More about Lagoon appears in section three.)<br />

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<strong>Davis</strong> <strong>County</strong> is situated in <strong>the</strong> middle of several prominent ski venues.<br />

To <strong>the</strong> north are resorts such Snow Basin and Powder Mountain, and to<br />

<strong>the</strong> south Snowbird, Alta, and <strong>the</strong> world-renowned snow opportunities<br />

in Park City, all within driving distance. Winter enthusiasts are discovering<br />

that <strong>the</strong> county in between is an ideal launching place from recently<br />

constructed hotels.<br />






<strong>Davis</strong> <strong>County</strong> boasts a wide variety of shopping<br />

hubs, downtown centers, malls, and all kinds of<br />

shops and stores from <strong>the</strong> quaint local bakeries to<br />

<strong>the</strong> large national sports stores. You can see a<br />

movie, try out <strong>the</strong> latest technology, buy pearls,<br />

and eat sushi in <strong>the</strong> same trip.<br />

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The <strong>Davis</strong> <strong>County</strong> Conference Center is ideal for business and community groups with meeting and dining needs.<br />



A recent addition, Farmington Station Park is<br />

especially well-situated, located at <strong>the</strong> intersection of<br />

several highways. It is an intermodal hub with bus,<br />

bike, pedestrian, and commuter rail and trail access.<br />

Major retailers, enthusiastic businesses, and inviting<br />

eating places are located in <strong>the</strong> park which centers<br />

on a magical fountain where neighbors and visitors<br />

enjoy congregating.<br />

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The variety of economic avenues in <strong>Davis</strong> <strong>County</strong> is extensive.<br />

Two major hospitals (Lakeview and <strong>Davis</strong> Hospital and Medical Center) are located in Bountiful<br />

and Layton. O<strong>the</strong>r major hospitals with a presence in <strong>Davis</strong> <strong>County</strong> include Intermountain Healthcare<br />

Layton Hospital (opening 2017-2018) and <strong>the</strong> University of Utah in Farmington. Mental health<br />

organizations provide services to those in need, and disabled and senior citizens have multiple<br />

options in a South <strong>Davis</strong> Community Hospital and many top rated senior care and living centers.<br />

Pluralsight located at <strong>the</strong> Station Park is a sample growing training company helping clients<br />

streng<strong>the</strong>n critical business skills.<br />

<strong>On</strong>line marketers are located here. Six Sisters Stuff and <strong>the</strong>ir spinoff company, The Blogger<br />

Network, for instance, not only distribute a popular cook book and blog, but help hundreds of<br />

o<strong>the</strong>rs create and manage blogs nationwide as well.<br />

There are, of course, many more. The result: a growing economy and low unemployment.<br />

<strong>Davis</strong> <strong>County</strong>’s enviable economic development picture is clearly illustrated when one compares<br />

unemployment rates. According to <strong>the</strong> U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in 2014, <strong>the</strong> U. S. average<br />

rate was 6.2. Utah was one of <strong>the</strong> lowest in <strong>the</strong> country with 3.8, and <strong>Davis</strong> <strong>County</strong> was below <strong>the</strong><br />

Utah average with 3.6!<br />



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Diverse and<br />

Fascinating Places<br />

<strong>Davis</strong> <strong>County</strong>, <strong>the</strong> third largest county in population in Utah, is geographically small—<strong>the</strong> smallest land area of any county.<br />

Composed of 634 square miles, 335 of those miles are covered by water.<br />


<strong>On</strong> <strong>the</strong> east <strong>the</strong> Wasatch Mountains provide a majestic backdrop for <strong>the</strong> fifteen cities of <strong>the</strong> county.<br />

<strong>On</strong> <strong>the</strong> west <strong>the</strong> expansive Great Salt Lake stretches out toward Antelope Island, a glorious silhouette for flaming sunsets.<br />



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In between, <strong>the</strong> fertile land slopes toward <strong>the</strong> mountains. Formerly<br />

it was <strong>the</strong> scene of extensive farmland. Most of those farms today have<br />

turned into busy subdivisions and thriving businesses. Fortunately<br />

that modern vista is still dotted by creeks and woodlands.<br />



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City governments are headed by locally elected leaders who seek to maintain a<br />

high quality of life for <strong>the</strong> county.<br />

Numerous fire stations are located in <strong>the</strong> cities of <strong>the</strong> county; <strong>the</strong> <strong>Davis</strong> <strong>County</strong><br />

Library System has seven branches in modern facilities and extensive resources<br />

scattered throughout <strong>the</strong> county; centers for senior citizens are available.<br />

Each of <strong>the</strong> cities has business areas, ranging from <strong>the</strong> warmth of neighborhood<br />

“Mom and Pop” stores to specialty shops in historically preserved areas to modern<br />

shopping centers.<br />





Quality is encouraged throughout <strong>the</strong> county with<br />

countless parks. Playgrounds, athletic fields, and wooded<br />

areas for strolling interrupt <strong>the</strong> stream of city life.<br />

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Here, children play, families picnic, and Frisbees fly through <strong>the</strong> air!<br />



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Along <strong>the</strong> shores of <strong>the</strong> Great Salt Lake in West Layton and Farmington<br />

Bay are pristine Nature Preserves found, and Utah State University maintains<br />

<strong>the</strong> Botanical Garden Center in Kaysville. Here patrons observe remarkable<br />

examples of plant life both natural and in a well developed landscape.<br />



<strong>On</strong> <strong>the</strong> east, numerous canyons accented by vividly-colored wildflowers keep <strong>the</strong> area grounded in<br />

nature. Overhead, it is not uncommon to find geese, ducks, bald eagles, Egyptian ibis, snowy egrets and<br />

seagulls flying.<br />

Antelope Island is a hiker’s delight where observers see a variety of<br />

wildlife: bison, mule deer, bighorn sheep, pronghorn (antelope), and<br />

many o<strong>the</strong>r desert animals.<br />

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Interspersed between <strong>the</strong> lush green parks and <strong>the</strong> glass and metal modern business buildings, numerous recreation sites are found.<br />

Families delight in <strong>the</strong> water slide at Cherry Hill, <strong>the</strong> Clearfield Aquatic Center, and <strong>the</strong> public pools in Layton and Bountiful.<br />



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THEN: Throngs of visitors have come to Lagoon in Farmington over <strong>the</strong> years.<br />


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A focal point for Utah and <strong>the</strong> whole Western Region is<br />

Lagoon located at <strong>the</strong> center of <strong>the</strong> county in Farmington.<br />

At <strong>the</strong> end of <strong>the</strong> nineteenth century, <strong>Davis</strong> <strong>County</strong> began<br />

to establish itself as a recreation center. People rode <strong>the</strong><br />

“dummy” (a local railroad) from Salt Lake City headed<br />

to Lake Park on <strong>the</strong> shores of <strong>the</strong> Great Salt Lake or to stop<br />

at Hales Hall or <strong>the</strong> short-lived Eden Park in Bountiful.<br />

By 1896, Lagoon opened. From a beginning focused on<br />

an “elegant dancing pavilion” <strong>the</strong> amusement center has<br />

grown to a major complex with an extensive midway,<br />

a water park, a campground, a recreated Pioneer village,<br />

<strong>the</strong>atrical performances, and ten roller coasters!<br />



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THEN: Schools began operation and were built throughout <strong>the</strong> county soon<br />

after <strong>the</strong> arrival of <strong>the</strong> early settlers. West Point School is pictured below.<br />


<strong>Davis</strong> School District with its headquarters in Farmington serves <strong>the</strong> county. It is <strong>the</strong> second largest school<br />

district in <strong>the</strong> state with nearly 70,000 students, in eight high schools (and ano<strong>the</strong>r going up), 17 junior<br />

high schools, and 60 elementary schools (2014). Additionally, <strong>the</strong>y operate an online school and specifically<br />

focused schools for those with special needs.<br />

The schools have a remarkable record. For instance, in 2006, <strong>the</strong> district was acknowledged for having<br />

<strong>the</strong> nation’s top graduation rate among <strong>the</strong> 100 largest school districts in <strong>the</strong> United States.<br />

Ano<strong>the</strong>r example of excellence is found in student participation in advanced placement classes where<br />

2,500 students annually take AP exams with among <strong>the</strong> highest pass rates in <strong>the</strong> state and nation.<br />

Besides <strong>the</strong> neighborhood public schools, a number of charter and private schools with specialized focus<br />

are spread throughout <strong>the</strong> county.<br />

<strong>On</strong> each side of <strong>Davis</strong> <strong>County</strong> within relatively short driving distance are four major universities. Located<br />

within <strong>the</strong> county is a small campus of Utah State University and Weber State <strong>Davis</strong>, a growing major campus<br />

of Weber State University. The award winning <strong>Davis</strong> Applied Technology College is located in Kaysville.<br />

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Indeed, fascinating and diverse! Mountain peaks<br />

and marshlands, woodlands and busy malls, condo<br />

as well as rural living, wildflowers and progressive<br />

schools, slippery slides in quiet parks and roller<br />

coasters just off <strong>the</strong> midway—all of <strong>the</strong>se make<br />

<strong>Davis</strong> <strong>County</strong> truly unique.<br />



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A Style<br />

All Its Own<br />

Whe<strong>the</strong>r <strong>the</strong>ir life style includes sports, leisure, arts and culture,<br />

celebration, or faith-based activities, <strong>Davis</strong> <strong>County</strong> residents do it!<br />


<strong>Davis</strong> <strong>County</strong> residents who seek physical activities have plenty<br />

to enjoy here: watching to doing, participant or fan.<br />



<strong>On</strong> most fall Friday evenings, you can catch a football game at one of <strong>the</strong> local high school<br />

fields and enjoy <strong>the</strong> game and <strong>Davis</strong> <strong>County</strong>’s crisp Autumn air. When winter moves in, fans<br />

retreat inside to cheer for <strong>the</strong>ir favorite local basketball team. Spring and summer bring more<br />

fans and participants out for baseball and softball.<br />

Saturday mornings, soccer fields found in literally scores of communities encourage budding<br />

young men and women to run enthusiastically and kick vigorously. O<strong>the</strong>rs are excited with<br />

Little League baseball, football, and even rugby competitions.<br />

Skating is popular. <strong>On</strong> local sidewalks and down deserted streets <strong>the</strong>y skate on wheels.<br />

The ice rink at <strong>the</strong> South <strong>Davis</strong> Recreation Center hosts numerous ice skating events and has<br />

produced winning skaters.<br />

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Although low water levels sometimes make major boating in <strong>Davis</strong> <strong>County</strong> unlikely,<br />

nearby are several o<strong>the</strong>r exciting possibilities.<br />

And right here for those who fish or enjoy paddling peacefully, eight pastoral settings<br />

from Clinton Pond on <strong>the</strong> north to Bountiful Pond on <strong>the</strong> south are easily accessible.<br />

At <strong>the</strong> edge of <strong>Davis</strong> <strong>County</strong> world class skiing and snowboarding is enjoyed at Snowbasin,<br />

an official venue of <strong>the</strong> 2002 Olympic Winter Games.<br />



<strong>Davis</strong> <strong>County</strong> boasts eleven golf courses.<br />

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Horseback riding enthusiasts pursue abundant trails throughout<br />

<strong>the</strong> mountains that provide <strong>the</strong> backbone of <strong>Davis</strong> <strong>County</strong>, while<br />

rodeos provide great opportunities for <strong>the</strong> cowboy ropers and riders.<br />



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THEN: In <strong>the</strong> early 1900s bicycling because<br />

popular in <strong>Davis</strong> <strong>County</strong> as well as <strong>the</strong> nation.<br />


Bicyclists find <strong>the</strong> paved path along <strong>the</strong> Great Salt<br />

Lake Scenic Byway bordering Legacy Highway and <strong>the</strong><br />

Antelope Island Moonlight Bike Ride inviting. For worldclass<br />

runners, <strong>the</strong> USATF (Boston and Olympic Qualifier)<br />

Layton Marathon starts on Antelope Island and soaks<br />

up <strong>the</strong> brisk night air each Fall. More aggressive cycling<br />

can be challenging on <strong>the</strong> canyon trails or a county-wide<br />

trail system.<br />

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In 2015, <strong>the</strong> Tour of Utah brought world-known cyclists careening through our streets and<br />

mounting challenging hills heading toward <strong>the</strong> Day Three finish line on Bountiful’s Main Street.<br />



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At every turn, you find scores of walkers<br />

exercising at a comfortable pace along city<br />

streets and up canyon trails. <strong>Davis</strong> <strong>County</strong><br />

boasts several connecting trails with neighboring<br />

counties including a complete county<br />

wide trail on <strong>the</strong> D&RG Rail Trail that<br />

connects with <strong>the</strong> Legacy Parkway Trail for<br />

pedestrians as well as cyclists. The Bonneville<br />

Shoreline Trail along <strong>the</strong> foothills and <strong>the</strong><br />

Great Western Trail on <strong>the</strong> very top of <strong>the</strong><br />

mountains give hikers, runners, equestrians,<br />

and cyclists a breathtaking vista <strong>the</strong>y will<br />

not soon forget.<br />

Great walking is available year round.<br />

Intent walkers will enjoy <strong>the</strong> brisk First Day<br />

Hike to Antelope Island on New Year’s Day.<br />

Climbing to <strong>the</strong> waterfall in Centerville’s<br />

Deuel Canyon provides a summer reward.<br />

Syracuse hosts a “Pumpkin Walk,” corn<br />

maze, and “Harvest Hayride” during <strong>the</strong><br />

Halloween season.<br />



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Climbing to <strong>the</strong> waterfall in Centerville’s Deuel Canyon provides a summer reward.<br />

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Birdwatching is abundant. <strong>Davis</strong> <strong>County</strong> draws birders from far<br />

and near as it is a major stopping ground on <strong>the</strong> Canada to Mexico<br />

migratory bird route. Millions of birds stop by and can be found in<br />

<strong>the</strong> acres of cattails and marshland near <strong>the</strong> shores of <strong>the</strong> Great Salt<br />

Lake in <strong>the</strong> Farmington Bay Bird Refuge. The annual Great Salt<br />

Lake Bird Festival held its eighteenth season in 2016. The Kaysville<br />

Pond, Antelope Island, and <strong>the</strong> Great Salt Lake Shorelands Preserve<br />

in Layton provide excitement for birdwatchers.<br />

Nationally-ranked dog shows are held in <strong>Davis</strong> <strong>County</strong>.<br />



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Views are breathtaking—from <strong>the</strong> air or on a mountain—<br />

where you can see vast panoramas or just walking through<br />

subdivisions along <strong>the</strong> foothills where you are likely to meet<br />

a deer on <strong>the</strong> path!<br />

Events at Antelope Island are rewarding: sunbathing on<br />

<strong>the</strong> beach, visiting <strong>the</strong> century old Garr Ranch House, or<br />

especially enjoying <strong>the</strong> Bison Roundup. Yes, you really can<br />

see <strong>the</strong> heralded buffalo of <strong>the</strong> Old West!<br />




<strong>On</strong> <strong>the</strong> stage, in <strong>the</strong> gallery, at <strong>the</strong> museum, or at a wide array of festivals <strong>Davis</strong><br />

<strong>County</strong> citizens have many opportunities for artistic expression. Quality performances<br />

of talented singers, actors, and dancers are available in <strong>Davis</strong> <strong>County</strong>.<br />

The Ed Kenley amphi<strong>the</strong>ater in Layton hosts a variety of professional performers.<br />

The Center Point Legacy Theatre in Centerville offers a packed season of live <strong>the</strong>atre.<br />

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Summerfest brings dancers from throughout <strong>the</strong> world to Bountiful once a year. Several<br />

cities feature summer “Concerts in <strong>the</strong> Park” series and music festivals. Local high schools<br />

share a wide array of concerts and <strong>the</strong>atrical performances while local <strong>the</strong>spians and musicians<br />

“strut <strong>the</strong>ir stuff” in community performances throughout <strong>the</strong> county.<br />



The county has several local historical museums providing great insights into <strong>Davis</strong> <strong>County</strong>’s past.<br />

The museum in Layton is an excellent place to soak up <strong>the</strong> history in provocative displays. The new<br />

Bountiful-<strong>Davis</strong> Arts Center provides gallery and performance space to display local and Utah art<br />

while many smaller galleries dot <strong>the</strong> county in libraries, banks and o<strong>the</strong>r business. The <strong>Davis</strong> <strong>County</strong><br />

Courthouse also has continuous exhibits and a gallery of original art.<br />

O<strong>the</strong>r groups hosting events include <strong>the</strong> Syracuse Symphony Orchestra, <strong>the</strong> <strong>Davis</strong> <strong>County</strong><br />

Chorale, numerous dance companies, <strong>the</strong> Kaysville Arts and Music Festival, and a Chalk Art Festival<br />

on <strong>the</strong> sidewalks of Bountiful.<br />

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Motorcyclists display amazing<br />

control and balance.<br />

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The <strong>Davis</strong> <strong>County</strong> Fair is a highlight of late summer and is billed as “<strong>the</strong> biggest<br />

party in <strong>Davis</strong> <strong>County</strong>.” This free “down home” festival is remarkable including<br />

a rodeo and roping contest, livestock exhibits, a horse show, a pie eating contest,<br />

a 5K run, a baby contest, and a demolition derby!<br />

Each <strong>Davis</strong> community has its own celebration with parades, fireworks, food, and<br />

carnival activities.<br />

Such celebrations start early and occur throughout <strong>the</strong> year. Clearfield has an<br />

Easter Egg Dive and a Halloween Boo-nanza! Fourth of July celebrations erupt in<br />

many of <strong>the</strong> cities. Layton rings out <strong>the</strong> “Sound of Freedom” with a Vietnam Veteran<br />

parade. Christmas parades and lighting ceremonies are held county-wide.<br />

Some festivals are centered on a community’s heritage like Farmington Festival Days<br />

and Syracuse’s Heritage Days parade. Bountiful celebrates <strong>the</strong>ir pioneer heritage in<br />

Handcart Days. Some events are service-oriented like <strong>the</strong> “Coats for Kids Car Show.”<br />




Established by <strong>the</strong> Mormon pioneers, no surprise is registered that <strong>the</strong> communities of<br />

<strong>Davis</strong> <strong>County</strong> have a significant religious presence.<br />

The diverse <strong>Davis</strong> community includes a variety of religious groups who meet regularly:<br />

Catholic, Baptist, Buddhist, Lu<strong>the</strong>ran, Presbyterian, <strong>the</strong> Church of <strong>the</strong> Nazarene, Jehovah<br />

Witnesses, Assembly of God, and interdenominational community churches, as well as<br />

<strong>the</strong> Mormon Church (Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints) are found. A mosque for<br />

Muslims and five Jewish congregations are in driving distance in neighboring Salt Lake <strong>County</strong>.<br />

A Mormon temple (much more unique than <strong>the</strong> regular chapels) is located in Bountiful’s<br />

foothills where it looks down on <strong>the</strong> expanse of modern <strong>Davis</strong> <strong>County</strong>.<br />

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THEN: The Bountiful Mormon Tabernacle built in <strong>the</strong> 1850s is oft cited as <strong>the</strong> oldest<br />

LDS church building in continuous use.<br />




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<strong>Davis</strong> People<br />

The rich history, <strong>the</strong> remarkable land, <strong>the</strong> dynamic economy—all<br />

<strong>the</strong>se are a part of <strong>Davis</strong> <strong>County</strong>. But at <strong>the</strong> heart of it are <strong>the</strong> people!<br />




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The U.S. Census Bureau estimates a population over 329,000 in <strong>Davis</strong> <strong>County</strong> in 2014.<br />

Where early Utah was predominately Mormon with European ancestry, today, <strong>Davis</strong> <strong>County</strong><br />

is becoming increasingly diverse. Nearly 30,000 are Hispanic; over 6,000 Asian American.<br />

Significant numbers of African American, Pacific Islander, and Native Indian are also noted.<br />

Just under half are women.<br />

<strong>Davis</strong> <strong>County</strong> citizens are educated: 95.4 percent are high school graduates; 34.1 percent<br />

have a bachelor’s degree or higher. The average household income is nearly $70,000.<br />

Like <strong>the</strong> rest of <strong>the</strong> nation, women have become a significant part of <strong>the</strong> workforce.<br />

Over 25 percent of firms in <strong>the</strong> county are owned by women.<br />





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Children and older people make up a major part of <strong>the</strong> county: <strong>On</strong>e-third of<br />

<strong>the</strong> citizens are less than 18 years old and over 9 percent are under 5 years old.<br />

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Persons over 65 years of age make up 9 percent<br />

of <strong>the</strong> population. Over 20,000 are veterans.<br />

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THEN: Charles Mabey, Utah Governor from 1921 to 1925, stands in front of <strong>the</strong> Utah Capitol.<br />



Three former governors of <strong>the</strong> state of Utah came from <strong>Davis</strong> <strong>County</strong>:<br />

Charles Mabey, Henry Blood, and Calvin Rampton.<br />

The signature of a United States treasurer—<strong>Davis</strong>ite Ivy Baker Priest—<br />

appeared on U.S. currency everywhere.<br />

Remarkable artists emerged. For instance, LeConte Stewart’s unidealized<br />

landscapes of rural Utah are especially notable. He had his studio in Kaysville.<br />

<strong>Davis</strong> <strong>County</strong> even has one former Miss America (Sharlene Wells Hawkes)<br />

living in Centerville.<br />

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NOW: Young <strong>Davis</strong> <strong>County</strong> citizens like Jake Asay have <strong>the</strong>ir eye on repeating<br />

history when ano<strong>the</strong>r <strong>Davis</strong> <strong>County</strong>-ite will sit in <strong>the</strong> governor’s chair.<br />



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Farmer and nurse.<br />

Entrepreneur and teacher.<br />

Politician and retiree.<br />

Faithful church members and those who practice <strong>the</strong>ir religion on <strong>the</strong> golf course.<br />

More.<br />

Like <strong>the</strong> land <strong>the</strong>y live in, <strong>Davis</strong> people are resilient and hardy.<br />

They work hard and play hard.<br />

They are hopeful and concerned.<br />

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Much of <strong>Davis</strong> <strong>County</strong> has changed since its founding in <strong>the</strong> 1800s. But<br />

many o<strong>the</strong>r things have not: <strong>the</strong> sturdy mountains, <strong>the</strong> breathtaking sunsets<br />

over Antelope Island, and certainly <strong>the</strong> vigor and strength of its people.<br />



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<strong>Davis</strong> <strong>County</strong><br />

Partners<br />

Profiles of businesses, organizations and families<br />

that have contributed to <strong>the</strong> development<br />

and economic base of <strong>Davis</strong> <strong>County</strong><br />

The Marketplace ..................................106<br />

Quality of Life ......................................122<br />

Manufacturing/Technology ................162<br />

Building a Greater <strong>Davis</strong> <strong>County</strong>.........186<br />



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The Marketplace<br />

<strong>Davis</strong> <strong>County</strong>’s retail and commercial establishments<br />

offer an impressive variety of choices<br />

Strong Automotive Group.........................................................................................108<br />

Station Park ..........................................................................................................110<br />

Bement & Company, P.C. .........................................................................................112<br />

Smith’s Food & Drug Stores .....................................................................................114<br />

First National Bank ................................................................................................115<br />

SWBC ® .................................................................................................................116<br />

Standard-Examiner ................................................................................................117<br />

Cache Valley Bank ..................................................................................................118<br />

Burt Bro<strong>the</strong>rs Tire & Service ....................................................................................119<br />

City 1st Mortgage Services, LLC ...............................................................................120<br />

Tom Hanson Photography.........................................................................................121<br />



STRONG<br />


In Utah, <strong>the</strong> Strong name is synonymous with <strong>the</strong> state’s<br />

earliest car dealership and <strong>the</strong> quality of <strong>the</strong> familial bonds<br />

in this more than eighty year old family owned and operated<br />

business. It all started during <strong>the</strong> midst of <strong>the</strong> Great<br />

Depression in <strong>the</strong> mid-1930s when L. H. “Roy” Strong had<br />

<strong>the</strong> foresight to know cars would play a big role in<br />

<strong>the</strong> country’s future. He opened a Studebaker franchise<br />

in Logan, and later moved to Ogden to operate a<br />

Packard dealership. In <strong>the</strong> 1940s he purchased property<br />

in downtown Salt Lake City and built a showroom<br />

where he began selling Hudson automobiles.<br />

Dave Strong began working for his fa<strong>the</strong>r, Roy,<br />

at <strong>the</strong> age of fourteen, starting with washing and<br />

detailing cars and mopping <strong>the</strong> showroom floors.<br />

He moved up to selling parts and learning more<br />

about what it takes to run a dealership. At eighteen,<br />

Dave went to <strong>the</strong> University of Utah where he was<br />

in <strong>the</strong> basketball program. He soon married his high<br />

school swee<strong>the</strong>art, Merle Jackson, and continued<br />

pulling double duty with work and school.<br />

When Roy retired for health reasons, Dave left school to<br />

run <strong>the</strong> dealership, which was facing its biggest challenge<br />

yet. The manufacturing of Packards, Hudsons and<br />

Studebakers ceased. But Roy had one more card up his<br />

sleeve. Prior to his retirement, Roy took <strong>the</strong> opportunity<br />

to purchase a Volkswagen franchise in <strong>the</strong> mid-1950s. The<br />

VW Beetle became an instant hit in Salt Lake City shortly<br />

after its release in <strong>the</strong> U.S., and Strong Volkswagen was<br />

born, being one of <strong>the</strong> first VW dealerships in <strong>the</strong> nation.<br />

Yes, cars are in <strong>the</strong> blood of <strong>the</strong> Strong family and<br />

Dave added <strong>the</strong> Porsche franchise in 1960 and <strong>the</strong> Audi<br />

franchise in 1969, after purchasing and remodeling an<br />

old laundry building to house <strong>the</strong> Audi line. Toge<strong>the</strong>r,<br />

Dave and Merle were both business partners and household<br />

partners. They began building <strong>the</strong>ir family, ultimately<br />

having five children. Being a man dedicated to finishing<br />

what he started, Dave completed his education at <strong>the</strong><br />

University of Utah and Brigham Young University at <strong>the</strong><br />

same time his dealerships prospered. Dave’s reputation for<br />

honesty and integrity, combined with not a small amount<br />

of hard work, contributed to <strong>the</strong> success of all<br />

three franchises in Utah and neighboring states.<br />

Sons Brad and Blake Strong literally grew up in<br />

<strong>the</strong> car business and, like <strong>the</strong>ir fa<strong>the</strong>r; <strong>the</strong>y began<br />

working at <strong>the</strong> dealerships washing cars in <strong>the</strong>ir<br />

early teens. As time went on, <strong>the</strong>y learned about all<br />

<strong>the</strong> responsibilities involved in owning and operating<br />

car dealerships by holding almost every position<br />

in <strong>the</strong> business at one time or ano<strong>the</strong>r. By 2002,<br />

Brad and Blake bought <strong>the</strong> VW dealership from<br />

<strong>the</strong>ir fa<strong>the</strong>r and subsequently acquired <strong>the</strong> Audi and<br />

Porsche locations in 2004 and 2011, respectively.<br />

The bro<strong>the</strong>rs continue to be owners and partners<br />

today with Brad running <strong>the</strong> Volkswagen dealership<br />

and Blake over <strong>the</strong> Audi and Porsche dealerships.<br />

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Not only are <strong>the</strong> Strong dealerships<br />

an important part of Utah’s history from<br />

a business and economic standpoint and<br />

as an early provider of personal vehicles,<br />

but <strong>the</strong>y have received numerous regional<br />

and national awards. A few examples:<br />

Time magazine named Dave Strong with <strong>the</strong>ir highly<br />

prestigious “Quality Dealer for Utah Award” in 1997 for<br />

“outstanding performance as an automobile dealer and a<br />

valued citizen in <strong>the</strong> community” in recognition of <strong>the</strong><br />

Porsche, Audi and Volkswagen dealerships. This honor is<br />

part of a permanent display in <strong>the</strong> National Automobile<br />

Hall of Fame in Dearborn, Michigan. In addition, Audi, Inc.<br />

ranked Strong Audi Number 1 among all U.S. Audi<br />

dealerships in customer loyalty. Finally, during Volkswagen<br />

of America’s fiftieth anniversary in 2005, Strong VW was<br />

one of only thirteen dealerships in <strong>the</strong> country still owned<br />

and operated by <strong>the</strong> original founding family.<br />

From its humble beginnings, <strong>the</strong> Strong dealerships<br />

have grown from ten employees to over<br />

170 as each location continues to thrive due to<br />

outstanding leadership and <strong>the</strong> teamwork of every<br />

single person in <strong>the</strong>ir various departments, including<br />

sales, service, parts, administration, and yes,<br />

car washers, too. O<strong>the</strong>r members of <strong>the</strong> family,<br />

including <strong>the</strong> fourth generation of Strongs, work at<br />

<strong>the</strong> dealerships and at <strong>the</strong>ir newest venture, Porsche<br />

Design, a retail store which opened in 2012 at <strong>the</strong><br />

City Creek Center and features everything from<br />

fashion to eyewear to luggage and more.<br />

Involved in <strong>the</strong> larger community, <strong>the</strong> Strong<br />

family of dealerships is continually interested and<br />

active in community development and a huge supporter<br />

of <strong>the</strong> University of Utah sports programs, <strong>the</strong><br />

Utah JAZZ, <strong>the</strong> Real, and Bees as well as Ballet West,<br />

Big Bro<strong>the</strong>rs Big Sisters and more. They also sponsor various<br />

5Ks and o<strong>the</strong>r events in support of an impressive number<br />

of nonprofit organizations and youth sporting groups.<br />

Today, Strong Automotive Group headed by Brad and<br />

Blake is thriving and consistently among <strong>the</strong> top dealerships<br />

in <strong>the</strong> nation in sales volume and customer loyalty, despite<br />

being a small family-owned business ra<strong>the</strong>r than a multistate<br />

or national corporation. From its humble beginnings<br />

during <strong>the</strong> Great Depression through today, Strong has<br />

remained one of Salt Lake City’s most dependable employers<br />

and an example of what a family owned and operated business<br />

really means.<br />




<strong>Davis</strong> <strong>County</strong> is not your typical setting for a 1.2 million<br />

square foot retail destination, but visionary Fred Bruning,<br />

CEO of CenterCal Properties, LLC saw <strong>the</strong> area as <strong>the</strong> perfect<br />

location for a unique world class shopping, dining and<br />

entertainment complex where friends and family could<br />

ga<strong>the</strong>r. “We believe in honoring <strong>the</strong> shopper,” said Bruning.<br />

“We do that by giving <strong>the</strong>m <strong>the</strong> best: <strong>the</strong> best retailers, <strong>the</strong><br />

best restaurants, <strong>the</strong> best customer service, and <strong>the</strong> best<br />

ga<strong>the</strong>ring place. We want people to feel happy in a beautiful<br />

environment where <strong>the</strong>y can work and enjoy time with<br />

<strong>the</strong>ir families after work. We infuse shopping with great<br />

experiences, and that honors our guests.”<br />

When Station Park opened <strong>the</strong> doors in 2011, it was<br />

anchored by Harmons Grocery, which has grown to become<br />

a destination, providing true value to its shoppers through<br />

fresh, local Utah foods prepared in-store by chefs, artisans,<br />

experts and an aggressive sustainability program. The<br />

building also boasts a cooking school where students<br />

can enhance <strong>the</strong>ir culinary skills. Regular classes include<br />

knife skills, making Sushi rolls, wine pairings and lessons<br />

in Thai cooking. An in-store dietitian is on hand to advise<br />

on healthy shopping and eating habits. The Station Park<br />

Harmons is a healthy experience to be enjoyed by all.<br />

In a short five years, Station Park now comprises Class A<br />

office space, over 100 retail and restaurant choices. National<br />

retailers include: Apple, Bath & Body Works, Build-A-Bear<br />

Workshop, Cost Plus World Market, Nordstrom Rack,<br />

just to name a few. Signature restaurant and eateries<br />

include: Twigs Bistro & Martini Bar, ParkStone Wood<br />

Kitchen, Settebello Pizzeria Napoletana, Sushi Monster, and<br />

more. The shopping and dining businesses surround a<br />

central park with a state-of-<strong>the</strong>-art fountain; choreographed<br />

with lights and music. Twenty different shows rotate<br />

and play every hour at <strong>the</strong> top of <strong>the</strong> hour. The fountain is<br />

surrounded by shaded patios, a children’s woodland play<br />

area, bistro tables and chairs, outdoor patio furniture<br />

and clean-burning fireplaces. Six bronze swan sculptures<br />

celebrating childhood and creativity were created by<br />

renowned California sculptor Brian Keith. The event lawn<br />

in Fountain Square becomes an ice skating rink in <strong>the</strong><br />

winter. During <strong>the</strong> Christmas holidays, a large holiday tree<br />

and Santa’s cottage are installed near <strong>the</strong> fountain creating<br />

a wonderland of lights, ice and water. Community events<br />

are scheduled regularly, including free outdoor concerts,<br />

monthly car shows in <strong>the</strong> summer, and family events<br />

throughout <strong>the</strong> year.<br />

In addition to shopping and dining, guests can workout<br />

at The GYM at Station Park or Root To Rise yoga studio.<br />

A fourteen screen state-of-<strong>the</strong>-art Cinemark movie <strong>the</strong>ater<br />

anchors <strong>the</strong> property on <strong>the</strong> south. A 108 room Hyatt Place<br />

rounds out <strong>the</strong> experience on <strong>the</strong> north.<br />

The Hyatt Place offers guest unparraled amenities.<br />

The complimentary a. m. Kitchen Skillet offers freshly<br />

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prepared breakfast items every day and The Gallery Menu<br />

is available 24/7 to satisfy any cravings. Guests can also<br />

have a sip to satisfy in <strong>the</strong> Coffee to Cocktails Bar located<br />

in <strong>the</strong> Hyatt Place Gallery serving Starbucks ® specialty<br />

coffees and teas, premium beer, wine and cocktails.<br />

The Library, located just off <strong>the</strong> lobby, offers guests a<br />

place to connect with each o<strong>the</strong>r and take in <strong>the</strong> abundant<br />

mountain views from <strong>the</strong> attached outdoor deck. Guests<br />

wanting to relax can enjoy <strong>the</strong> indoor pool and hot tub,<br />

or take a quick spin in <strong>the</strong> 24 Hour StayFit gym. For<br />

visitors wishing to host a meeting or event at <strong>the</strong> hotel, <strong>the</strong><br />

Hyatt Place is equipped with 1,580 square feet of divisible<br />

meeting space.<br />

Adjacent to Station Park is <strong>the</strong> University of Utah Health<br />

Center with services ranging from urgent and primary care,<br />

to same-day surgery. Both <strong>the</strong> Moran Eye Care Center and<br />

Huntsman Cancer Institute call <strong>the</strong> Farmington Health<br />

Center <strong>the</strong>ir second home. Weber State University’s satellite<br />

location features two hybrid Masters Programs in health<br />

administration and business. A 72,000 square foot Cabela’s<br />

is located just north of Station Park. Restaurant and<br />

retail space will surround this sportsman’s retailer with a<br />

completion target of 2018.<br />

Station Park also offers Concierge Services, located in<br />

building J, in <strong>the</strong> heart of <strong>the</strong> property. Concierge offers gift<br />

certificates, wheelchairs or help with reservations during<br />

operating hours. Valet parking, golf cart shuttles between<br />

destinations and Pedicabs add to <strong>the</strong> list of services.<br />

“When people are having a great time in a beautiful<br />

environment with many positive ways to enjoy <strong>the</strong>mselves,<br />

<strong>the</strong>ir time passes much more quickly and pleasantly.<br />

They are much more likely to return with <strong>the</strong>ir friends<br />

and family” said Bruning. We hope you will come and<br />

experience Station Park with your friends and family. For<br />

more information please visit www.ShopAtStationPark.com<br />

or contact Concierge Services at 801-923-9111.<br />




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Above: Left to right, Jared, Brent, Ken and Brandon.<br />

Right: Ken Bement.<br />

Bement & Company, P.C. is a full service accounting firm<br />

founded in July 1989 offering planning, accounting, tax<br />

preparation and consulting services. Equally proficient in<br />

audit, business formation, IRS matters and computer/<br />

software services, <strong>the</strong>y have extensive experience serving a<br />

wide variety of privately held and not-for-profit entities.<br />

The firm has been located at 39 East Eagle Ridge Drive,<br />

Suite 200, in North Salt Lake since 2012. Former locations<br />

include <strong>the</strong> Elks Building on South Temple, which housed<br />

<strong>the</strong> company from 1989 to 1991. A brown brick building at<br />

448 East 400 South in Salt Lake City, which has since been<br />

demolished, was <strong>the</strong> company’s location from 1991 to 2012.<br />

Founder Ken Bement graduated with a Bachelor of<br />

Science in Accounting from <strong>the</strong> University of Utah in June<br />

1978. Prior to his graduation, he joined <strong>the</strong> international<br />

accounting firm of Coopers and<br />

Lybrand, now known as Price<br />

Waterhouse Coopers. Ken worked<br />

in <strong>the</strong> Salt Lake City office of<br />

Coopers and Lybrand from 1978<br />

until 1985. In 1985, Coopers and<br />

Lybrand asked Ken to move his<br />

family to Tulsa, Oklahoma, to<br />

work with a variety of <strong>the</strong> firm’s<br />

more prestigious clients. Two years<br />

later in 1987, Ken joined Price Waterhouse and returned to<br />

his native Utah.<br />

Convinced <strong>the</strong>re was a need for high-quality professional<br />

services with reasonable fees Ken left Price Waterhouse in<br />

July 1989 to found Bement & Company Certified Public<br />

Accountants. Ken’s personal passion for service coupled<br />

with <strong>the</strong> dedication of many talented employees has<br />

contributed to <strong>the</strong> growth and success of <strong>the</strong> practice. In<br />

1990, Ken began sharing office space with Mel and Gregg<br />

Christoffersen. When Gregg left <strong>the</strong> profession, Ken<br />

acquired his practice, growing <strong>the</strong> firm fur<strong>the</strong>r. It was not<br />

surprising that <strong>the</strong> agreement was decided over a handshake.<br />

Key personnel have helped Bement & Company, P.C. to<br />

continue to flourish. Christie Van Tassell joined Bement &<br />

Company in January 1993 as a part-time administrative assistant<br />

and is now an office manager responsible for all billing<br />

and payroll related matters. She has been serving clients<br />

and managing many aspects of <strong>the</strong> practice for many years.<br />

Jared Christensen, also a CPA, joined Bement & Company<br />

in 2005 after graduating from <strong>the</strong> University of Utah with a<br />

Masters of Accounting in May of <strong>the</strong> same year. Over <strong>the</strong><br />

years, many o<strong>the</strong>r competent professionals have contributed<br />

to <strong>the</strong> growth of <strong>the</strong> firm as well. Dave Gutke worked for<br />

<strong>the</strong> firm for more than twenty-three years. Cindy Hatch,<br />

Roxanne Williams, James Cone, Jordan Callister, and<br />

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Nate Mendenhall are just a few of <strong>the</strong> professionals that<br />

have been dedicated to <strong>the</strong> success of Bement & Company.<br />

The firm’s expertise translates into high-quality professional<br />

services provided to a wide variety of clientele.<br />

Key clients came on board in <strong>the</strong> nineties, and continue<br />

to trust <strong>the</strong> company with <strong>the</strong>ir professional tax and<br />

accounting matters. They continue to be <strong>the</strong> backbone of<br />

<strong>the</strong> practice. Tri-Tel Networks, Lighting Maintenance<br />

Services and Priority Dispatch Corp are just a few longtime<br />

clients. McDonald’s operators, such as Watson Management,<br />

Gilley Enterprises and Postel Management, are among <strong>the</strong><br />

most valuable clientele.<br />

Bement & Company has always maintained a family<br />

atmosphere. Four of Ken’s six children have made a career at<br />

<strong>the</strong> accounting firm and <strong>the</strong> o<strong>the</strong>r two children previously<br />

worked for <strong>the</strong> firm.<br />

Charla Tapa, Ken’s daughter, has been employed at<br />

Bement & Company since 2002. She is currently <strong>the</strong> office<br />

manager. Charla lives in Bountiful with her husband and<br />

four children.<br />

Brent Bement, Ken’s son, began his career at Bement &<br />

Company in 2007. He received his masters and bachelor’s<br />

degrees in accounting from <strong>the</strong> University of Utah and<br />

received his license as a certified public accountant shortly<br />

after. He also became a certified valuation analyst. Brent<br />

currently lives in Woods Cross with his wife and three kids.<br />

Brandon Bement, Ken’s youngest child of six, started<br />

working for Bement & Company in 2009 and is currently<br />

pursuing his degree in accounting from <strong>the</strong> University of<br />

Utah. Brandon lives in Woods Cross with his family.<br />

Marchelle Lee, Ken’s daughter, graduated from <strong>the</strong><br />

University of Utah in public relations. She worked in<br />

television for ten years as a producer and reporter in<br />

both Phoenix and Salt Lake City. She began working at<br />

Bement & Company in 2011 and manages <strong>the</strong> public<br />

relations and marketing. Marchelle currently lives in<br />

Holladay with her husband and two sons.<br />

Moreover, <strong>the</strong> entire staff, whe<strong>the</strong>r related or not,<br />

is treated as family. The company has created a very<br />

comfortable and flexible work place environment.<br />

Bement & Company prides itself on helping local<br />

schools and organizations and supports many charities,<br />

plays, and performances, etc.<br />

The mission of Bement & Company “is to provide professional<br />

services that have a positive impact on our clients,<br />

<strong>the</strong>ir businesses, <strong>the</strong> community, and our profession as<br />

certified public accountants.” The Bement family is proud to<br />

own a local, family-owned company upholding its mission.<br />

Additional information is available on <strong>the</strong> Internet at<br />

www.BementCompany.com.<br />

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Left to right, back row, Christie, Diane, Charla, Brandon, Marchelle and<br />

Jamie. Front row, Brent, Ken and Jared.<br />



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SMITH’S FOOD &<br />


Right: Layton Distribution Center had <strong>the</strong> first solar-powered store reducing<br />

cost and helping <strong>the</strong> environment.<br />

When six-year-old Dee Smith began sweeping floors at<br />

his fa<strong>the</strong>r Lorenzo’s grocery store in Brigham City, Utah<br />

in 1932, he began his career in what he later called <strong>the</strong><br />

“People Business”—grocery retailing. Over <strong>the</strong> past eighty<br />

years, Smith’s has grown into 140 food and drug centers<br />

and Marketplace stores with over 100 fuel stations throughout<br />

its home state of Utah and into Nevada, New Mexico,<br />

Wyoming, Idaho, Arizona and Montana.<br />

From 1946 until Lorenzo Smith’s death in 1958 <strong>the</strong> company<br />

grew rapidly, with Dee leading <strong>the</strong> aggressive growth<br />

campaign. In 1976, Dee built <strong>the</strong> first Smith’s combination<br />

food and drug store, launching <strong>the</strong> innovative one-stop<br />

shopping format with a complete grocery selection and nonfoods<br />

selection of household goods. In 1999, Smith’s became<br />

a division of <strong>the</strong> Kroger Co. (NYSE:KR) <strong>the</strong> nation’s largest<br />

traditional grocery retailer that will continue to drive Smith’s<br />

innovation, value and success into <strong>the</strong> next eighty years.<br />

Today, Smith’s leads <strong>the</strong> retail marketplace in many areas.<br />

Smith’s is recognized as an integral part of Utah’s business<br />

legacy, as a strong family-oriented company and as a<br />

generous community supporter. As one of Utah’s largest<br />

employers, more than 8,500 Smith’s associates work in<br />

fifty-one stores, including new Marketplace stores in<br />

Kaysville and West Point and a new Smith’s Food & Drug<br />

in Woods Cross. The Layton Distribution Center, located<br />

in <strong>Davis</strong> <strong>County</strong>, manufactures and distributes ice cream,<br />

milk, yogurt, cottage cheese, sour cream, pie and donuts to<br />

Kroger stores throughout <strong>the</strong> western United States.<br />

Smith’s sustainability practices are multifaceted and<br />

include creating Kroger’s first solar-powered store; <strong>the</strong> largest<br />

rooftop solar collection panel array in Utah at <strong>the</strong> Layton<br />

Distribution Center; reducing <strong>the</strong> overall energy usage thirtyfive<br />

percent since 2000; recycling <strong>the</strong> equivalent of 1 million<br />

plastic bags in used shrink wrap film and used shopping bags<br />

in one year; requiring suppliers to have humane animal-kill<br />

practices; setting sustainable seafood goals; and lightening<br />

<strong>the</strong> weight of pallets to reduce fuel consumption in deliveries.<br />

Customers enjoy <strong>the</strong> savings and variety with <strong>the</strong> many<br />

lines of Kroger private label brand selections including<br />

Simple Truth and Simple Truth Organic brands. These<br />

products are free from 101 artificial preservatives and ingredients<br />

and offers several USDA-certified natural products,<br />

including meat, chicken, eggs, produce, frozen foods, snack<br />

foods, canned fruits and vegetables, cereals and bread.<br />

Smith’s Rewards card offers up to one dollar per gallon<br />

saving on fuel at Smith’s and participating Shell stations; and<br />

provides meaningful coupons to be sent to loyal customers.<br />

<strong>On</strong>line coupon downloads to <strong>the</strong> rewards card create easy<br />

savings on hundreds of items with no coupon clipping.<br />

Smith’s launched its online shopping service Clicklist<br />

in <strong>Davis</strong> <strong>County</strong>. Customers may now shop online from<br />

<strong>the</strong> 40,000 items offered and pick up <strong>the</strong> order at Smith’s <strong>the</strong><br />

next day.<br />

As a committed partner to nonprofit work in <strong>Davis</strong><br />

<strong>County</strong>, Smith’s regularly donates to local food pantries<br />

through <strong>the</strong> grocery rescue program.<br />

For additional information, please visit <strong>the</strong> Smith’s<br />

website at www.smithsfoodanddrug.com.<br />

DAVIS COUNTY—<strong>On</strong> <strong>the</strong> <strong>Move</strong><br />


<strong>On</strong> May 15, 1905, First National Bank opened its doors<br />

for business. Historians liked to say it was <strong>the</strong> “era of bank<br />

expansion” in Utah. Local residents were eager to have a<br />

local bank so that <strong>the</strong>y could deal directly with <strong>the</strong>ir banker,<br />

instead of by mail as was <strong>the</strong> custom of <strong>the</strong> day. The personal<br />

touch and <strong>the</strong> confidence in <strong>the</strong>ir own community bank<br />

allowed <strong>the</strong> young bank to prosper.<br />

Located in a small white building at 50 West Gentile<br />

Street in Layton, First National Bank was established by<br />

nine community leaders, with E. P. Ellison as <strong>the</strong> largest<br />

stockholder with twenty-five shares. Of <strong>the</strong> initial thirtynine<br />

stockholders, most were local farmers and merchants.<br />

That first day <strong>the</strong> bank had one employee, Laurence Ellison.<br />

It is told that at <strong>the</strong> end of <strong>the</strong> bank’s first day of business<br />

Laurence tried to balance <strong>the</strong> accounts and discovered he<br />

was two dollars short. Worried, he worked until 2:00 a.m.<br />

before he found out that you cannot count silver dollars by<br />

measuring one stack against ano<strong>the</strong>r.<br />

The original bank building is still standing, but in 1981 <strong>the</strong><br />

restoration of <strong>the</strong> old Farmers Union Building was completed<br />

and <strong>the</strong> Main Street Branch moved to <strong>the</strong> building across<br />

<strong>the</strong> street. The building is listed on <strong>the</strong> National Register of<br />

Historic Places. The old vault doors as well as <strong>the</strong> long marble<br />

teller windows were moved into <strong>the</strong> restored building and<br />

attest to <strong>the</strong> solid longevity of Layton’s first community bank.<br />

As Layton City experienced rapid expansion, First National<br />

Bank continued to be a cornerstone in <strong>the</strong> community. The<br />

bank has been instrumental in financing several well-known<br />

locally-owned businesses as well as being <strong>the</strong> bank for<br />

generations of families. In addition <strong>the</strong> bank is an active<br />

part of <strong>the</strong> community, participating in numerous events and<br />

sponsorships, including Layton Liberty Days, <strong>the</strong> Layton/<br />

Syracuse Marathon, CenterPoint Legacy Theater, <strong>Davis</strong> Arts<br />

Council Concerts, and <strong>the</strong> Family Connection Center to name<br />

a few. The bank also participates in many local parades<br />

and community breakfasts and sponsors blood drives and<br />

scholarships. Employees take an active role as volunteers for<br />

many organizations and are proud of <strong>the</strong>ir local communities.<br />

From its humble beginnings, First National Bank has<br />

grown to seven branches, from Clearfield to Draper, Utah.<br />

As <strong>the</strong> twenty-first century progresses, much has changed in<br />

<strong>the</strong> world of finance, but <strong>the</strong> vision of <strong>the</strong> first shareholders<br />

has not been forgotten with over 100 employees dedicated to<br />

providing <strong>the</strong> kind of relationship banking that never goes<br />

out of style.<br />

For additional information, please visit www.fnbutah.com.<br />

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Above First National Bank’s Main Branch on <strong>the</strong> corner of Gentile and Main<br />

in Layton. The building was built in 1892 and was originally a Farmer’s<br />

Union General Store. The bank moved here from its original location in 1981.<br />

Below: First National Bank’s original building; built in 1905 and pictured<br />

here in 1939.<br />



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SWBC ®<br />

Above: Senior Loan Officer/Assistant Vice President Debbie Andersen,<br />

NMLS # 234175, still originates mortgage loans. If you want to work with<br />

<strong>the</strong> “Billion-Dollar Lady” on your next mortgage loan, give her a call at<br />

801-294-4663. She is located at SWBC Mortgage Corporation,<br />

130 North Main Street, Bountiful, Utah 84010.<br />

Debbie Andersen has originated more than $1 billion dollars<br />

of mortgage loans during her career, an achievement few in <strong>the</strong><br />

mortgage industry can claim.<br />

An unlikely success story: A “baby-boomer” born in Cache<br />

Valley, Utah; Debbie was <strong>the</strong> first of five children born to Bernell<br />

“Nellie” and Joye Hansen. Nellie worked a lifetime at Jack’s Tire and<br />

Oil; her mom was a checker at <strong>the</strong> Safeway grocery store. Nellie<br />

was fastidious to <strong>the</strong> extreme, especially when it came to cars!<br />

Perhaps Nellie’s passion for cars influenced her high school<br />

aged eyes when she spotted a beautifully waxed car, and <strong>the</strong><br />

guy that drove it, while working at <strong>the</strong> A&W. Debbie was in<br />

love! The Vietnam War was raging and her new heartthrob was<br />

drafted and off to Army Boot Camp in Texas. Upon his return,<br />

much to <strong>the</strong> dismay of her parents, Debbie, who had just<br />

finished her junior year in high school, married Gary Andersen.<br />

While many were still be-bopping to <strong>the</strong> Beach Boys and <strong>the</strong><br />

Beatles, Debbie and Gary had to get serious about life. The<br />

newlywed couple were off to Texas for basic training. Upon<br />

completion, Gary received highly unusual orders to deploy to<br />

Germany, while most in his company went to Vietnam; many<br />

never returned home. Being very pregnant, and against doctor’s<br />

orders, <strong>the</strong> young couple drove back to Logan for <strong>the</strong> birth of<br />

<strong>the</strong>ir first son, Doug. <strong>On</strong>e week later, Gary was off to Germany.<br />

Ten weeks later was one of <strong>the</strong> longest days of Debbie’s life:<br />

<strong>the</strong> seventeen year old new mom flew all alone with her fussy<br />

newborn on <strong>the</strong> long flight to Germany.<br />

Life was frustrating and lonely with her husband around<br />

only in <strong>the</strong> evenings. Gary had an idea; he bought a sewing<br />

machine to help Debbie pass <strong>the</strong> long hours of being home<br />

alone with a baby. Debbie became an incredible seamstress!<br />

Their stay in Germany lasted about a year. A few long months<br />

in El Paso, Texas completed Gary’s commitment.<br />

Returning to Utah, <strong>the</strong>y settled in a small apartment in South<br />

Salt Lake. Gary trained for a career as a welder. After <strong>the</strong> birth of<br />

a second child, Jill, Debbie went to work as a teller at Zions Bank<br />

to help support <strong>the</strong> humble family. It was a great fit. The attention<br />

to detail she inherited from her dad, and <strong>the</strong> friendliness she<br />

got from her mom, served her well. She excelled! After several<br />

promotions, she accepted a new position in <strong>the</strong> mortgage division.<br />

She quickly learned <strong>the</strong> ins and outs of mortgage lending<br />

in <strong>the</strong> Bountiful Branch. Debbie and Gary were ready to build<br />

<strong>the</strong>ir first home, a modest rambler on <strong>the</strong> Bountiful Bench<br />

purchased with a VA loan. After a couple of years as a mortgage<br />

loan processor, she was ready to be a mortgage loan officer. She<br />

quickly learned she needed to develop a strong relationship<br />

with real estate agents. She set her sights on Lane Beattie Real<br />

Estate Company in Bountiful and became best friends with<br />

many of <strong>the</strong> top-producing REALTORS ® in <strong>Davis</strong> <strong>County</strong>.<br />

Little did she realize that her third child, Brock, born during<br />

this time, would later become a high-producing REALTOR ® .<br />

After twenty-five years at Zions, with <strong>the</strong> last several years<br />

as <strong>the</strong> highest-producing loan officer for <strong>the</strong> bank, Debbie was<br />

ready for a change. In February 1997, Debbie left Zions as<br />

<strong>the</strong> Bountiful Mortgage Branch Manager and joined Home<br />

Loan Corporation in a new office in Bountiful. Every year, she<br />

was <strong>the</strong> number one producer nationally for <strong>the</strong> company. In<br />

2008, Home Loan Corporation was a casualty of <strong>the</strong> mortgage<br />

meltdown. SWBC Mortgage Corporation, a San Antonio-based<br />

mortgage banker, picked up several of <strong>the</strong> profitable branches<br />

in an asset acquisition. This was SWBC’s first mortgage venture<br />

outside of Texas. SWBC Mortgage has since grown to be one<br />

of <strong>the</strong> top fifty mortgage banking companies in <strong>the</strong> country,<br />

producing billions of dollars worth of mortgages every year.<br />

Debbie is consistently among <strong>the</strong> top producers at SWBC<br />

Mortgage. During her career at SWBC, she surpassed <strong>the</strong> $1<br />

billion originated mortgage loans threshold. She also served<br />

eight years on <strong>the</strong> board of trustees for <strong>the</strong> Utah Housing<br />

Corporation, a Utah State authorized corporation, which<br />

provides mortgages for first-time homebuyers. As board chair,<br />

she served at a pivotal time of <strong>the</strong> organization.<br />

DAVIS COUNTY—<strong>On</strong> <strong>the</strong> <strong>Move</strong><br />



The Standard-Examiner is Utah’s third largest daily news<br />

source, serving Weber, <strong>Davis</strong>, Box Elder and Morgan Counties<br />

for over 125 years. Every week, over 280,000 area residents read<br />

Standard-Examiner through print, online and mobile formats<br />

to stay informed on happenings in <strong>the</strong>ir local community and<br />

throughout <strong>the</strong> world.<br />

The Standard-Examiner traces its roots to January 1, 1888,<br />

when <strong>the</strong> first edition of <strong>the</strong> Ogden Standard rolled off <strong>the</strong> presses.<br />

In a small city that was tough on newspapers, it persevered.<br />

But in 1904, it met competition from <strong>the</strong> Ogden Examiner.<br />

For sixteen years, <strong>the</strong> Standard, owned by William<br />

Glasmann, and <strong>the</strong> Examiner sparred for readership. However,<br />

on April 1, 1920, <strong>the</strong> two competitors merged, creating <strong>the</strong><br />

Standard-Examiner.<br />

For more than two generations, <strong>the</strong> Standard-Examiner<br />

kept its offices in <strong>the</strong> Kiesel Building, just west of Twentyfourth<br />

Street and Washington Boulevard. In 1961 <strong>the</strong><br />

newspaper moved to 455 Twenty-third Street, where it<br />

would remain for thirty-nine years.<br />

During that time <strong>the</strong> newspaper, still owned by Glasmann’s<br />

descendants, was sold to <strong>the</strong> Ohio-based Sandusky Newspaper<br />

Group (SNG). It is <strong>the</strong> largest-circulation newspaper owned<br />

by SNG.<br />

In 2000 <strong>the</strong> Standard-Examiner moved to Business Depot<br />

Ogden, a business park that had once been Defense Depot<br />

Ogden. Besides new offices, a new $10 million printing press<br />

was installed.<br />

In <strong>the</strong> twenty-first century, newspapers need to provide<br />

information immediately. The Standard-Examiner reorganized<br />

its newsroom in August 2015 around a Real Time Desk,<br />

which breaks news online, curates standard.net and engages<br />

readers on social media.<br />

Given that <strong>the</strong> Standard-Examiner is a twenty-four-hour news<br />

source, readers can watch stories unfold on Twitter, follow <strong>the</strong>ir<br />

favorite reporters on Facebook, and stay abreast of story updates<br />

on standard.net. The website features photo galleries, videos,<br />

graphics and polls to add context and depth to reporting.<br />

The Standard-Examiner organizes a variety of community<br />

events throughout <strong>the</strong> year, including summer block parties<br />

in <strong>Davis</strong> and Weber Counties, home improvement expos, bridal<br />

ga<strong>the</strong>rings, and o<strong>the</strong>r community events. It also supports a<br />

number of local causes and nonprofit organizations, driving<br />

awareness, conversations and action for <strong>the</strong> issues that<br />

impact <strong>the</strong> communities it serves.<br />

The Standard-Examiner also provides local businesses<br />

with <strong>the</strong> advertising and marketing tools <strong>the</strong>y need to reach<br />

customers throughout nor<strong>the</strong>rn Utah. Greg Halling, who<br />

became executive editor in June 2015, said community<br />

journalism is <strong>the</strong> heart and soul of <strong>the</strong> Standard-Examiner.<br />

“We will always work on behalf of people who need us and<br />

people who have no o<strong>the</strong>r voice,” Halling said upon joining<br />

<strong>the</strong> Standard-Examiner. He promised to employ “every tool at<br />

our disposal to tell <strong>the</strong> stories that need to be told.”<br />

Meanwhile, <strong>the</strong> Standard-Examiner continues to develop<br />

new products across a variety of platforms, both print and<br />

digital, to meet <strong>the</strong> needs of readers and advertisers.<br />

“This is a newspaper with a long history of service to its<br />

community,” said Brandon Erlacher, named publisher of <strong>the</strong><br />

Standard-Examiner in October 2015. “We want to build on<br />

that legacy.”<br />

❖<br />

Top, right: In 2000 <strong>the</strong> Standard-Examiner moved to Business Depot Ogden,<br />

a business park that had once been Defense Depot Ogden.<br />

Below: Besides new offices, a new $10 million printing press was installed.<br />




Cache Valley Bank was organized in 1975. It currently<br />

has thirteen branches located throughout <strong>the</strong> State of Utah.<br />

The main branch is located in Logan, with additional<br />

branches in North Logan, Layton, Ephraim, Mt. Pleasant,<br />

Fairview, Nephi, Loa, Price, Washington, and St. George.<br />

Layton was <strong>the</strong> first market for Cache Valley Bank outside<br />

of its original Logan, Utah market. The bank was cautious<br />

and thought growth would be slow, but to <strong>the</strong> bank’s<br />

surprise, <strong>the</strong>y found that <strong>the</strong> <strong>Davis</strong> <strong>County</strong> market needed<br />

<strong>the</strong> bank’s expertise in business banking. Their growth<br />

has been incredible since. The bank is well established<br />

now and continues to attract businesses as customers and<br />

work with <strong>the</strong>se businesses to benefit <strong>the</strong> wider community.<br />

The bank’s mission since its inception has been to<br />

provide services not only to small businesses, but also<br />

farmers and residents of Utah. The bank has experienced<br />

steady growth since <strong>the</strong> mid-1980s and has now become<br />

<strong>the</strong> second-largest regulated institution in Cache <strong>County</strong><br />

(according to FDIC deposit surveys.) They are excited to<br />

have expanded <strong>the</strong>ir services throughout <strong>the</strong> State of Utah.<br />

Cache Valley Bank endeavors to cater to <strong>the</strong> needs of its<br />

customers; it is a home-town bank that is owned and operated<br />

by members of <strong>the</strong> local community. All decisions are made<br />

locally by people known and trusted by Cache Valley Bank’s<br />

clients. With thirteen locations and online services for consumers<br />

and businesses, Cache Valley Bank is always ready<br />

to serve banking needs. Whe<strong>the</strong>r an individual is in need of<br />

a simple checking account, a business is looking for more<br />

extensive services, or something in between, Cache Valley<br />

Bank strives to offer a wide array of options for banking needs.<br />

Throughout <strong>the</strong> evolution and growth of Cache Valley<br />

Bank, almost every office building in which <strong>the</strong>y are located<br />

has been remodeled and updated. They believe strongly in<br />

not only a business presence, but a community presence.<br />

Cache Valley Banks strives to maintain an attitude of doing<br />

things right, not only in <strong>the</strong> office, but with <strong>the</strong> office space.<br />

Cache Valley Bank supports local events, schools, <strong>the</strong><br />

arts, and charitable organizations wherever <strong>the</strong>ir branches<br />

are located. They strive to emulate <strong>the</strong>ir mission statement:<br />

“We exist to help our clients, employees, and owners<br />

achieve economic success and financial security through<br />

providing high-quality financial services to <strong>the</strong> people and<br />

businesses of our local community.”<br />

For additional information on Cache Valley Bank to<br />

include branch locations, hours or nearest ATM, please visit<br />

www.cachevalleybank.com.<br />

DAVIS COUNTY—<strong>On</strong> <strong>the</strong> <strong>Move</strong><br />


Never in his wildest dreams did Wendel Burt envision<br />

his early days of tire busting would lead to ownership of a<br />

successful business.<br />

As a local tire store manager, Wendel recruited his bro<strong>the</strong>r,<br />

Ron Burt, into <strong>the</strong> business. A few years later <strong>the</strong> two took a<br />

“leap of faith”, mustering courage and scraping up resources<br />

to open <strong>the</strong>ir first store on Highway 89 in Bountiful, Utah.<br />

That store thrives today as witness to <strong>the</strong>ir promise and<br />

tagline of “doing it better.”<br />

The year 2016 marks Burt Bro<strong>the</strong>rs twenty-fifth anniversary<br />

and <strong>the</strong> opening of <strong>the</strong>ir ninth store. The largest independent/locally<br />

owned tire and service business along <strong>the</strong><br />

Wasatch Front, Burt Bro<strong>the</strong>rs stores span from Farmington<br />

to Riverton and east to Park City. Their 50,000 square foot<br />

warehouse in North Salt Lake stocks more than 30,000<br />

tires and distributes to both <strong>the</strong>ir own stores and o<strong>the</strong>r<br />

dealer/retailers.<br />

From humble hands-on beginnings, Wendel notes,<br />

“Without a doubt <strong>the</strong> most pivotal turn in my career was<br />

<strong>the</strong> willingness of my bro<strong>the</strong>r, Ron, to join me in a leap<br />

of faith to begin Burt Bro<strong>the</strong>rs. We leveraged every asset,<br />

including our families’ homes. Gratefully, we were funded.<br />

“Our story wouldn’t be complete<br />

without mention of our families,” says<br />

Wendel. “That includes our parents.<br />

Mom worked years at <strong>the</strong> front desk<br />

and dad delivered for us until a week<br />

before he died at age eighty-eight. As<br />

soon as our sons and daughters could<br />

push brooms, we integrated <strong>the</strong>m into<br />

our stores. Gratefully, all five sons<br />

have stepped into management roles<br />

in <strong>the</strong> business and we look to <strong>the</strong>m<br />

as <strong>the</strong> future.”<br />

Ron and Wendel take pride in annual<br />

sales of $36 million, fifty percent generated from tire sales<br />

and fifty percent in automobile service and repair, including<br />

typical oil/lubes to more technical engine service lights.<br />

The company invests heavily in <strong>the</strong> education/certification<br />

of <strong>the</strong>ir mechanics and feels confident in <strong>the</strong>ir ability<br />

to resolve almost all automobile servicing. Burt Bro<strong>the</strong>rs<br />

Tire & Service employs nearly 250 people and is quickly<br />

approaching <strong>the</strong>ir company milestone goal of nearly<br />

100,000 tire/units sold per year.<br />

“Community support is central to our success,” says<br />

Wendel. “Our mission states a pledge to serve with honesty<br />

and integrity, to provide an overall experience that earns<br />

loyalty and trust. Hopefully <strong>the</strong> support we enjoy is a<br />

response to that mission and our promise of ‘doing it better’.<br />

“We can never adequately describe our gratitude in<br />

words. We can, however, demonstrate by supporting a<br />

number of charitable, civic and faith-based causes, among<br />

<strong>the</strong>m: Coats for Kids, Honor Flight, a teacher feature car<br />

giveaway, Angel Tree and Primary Children’s Medical Center.<br />

“Our success deserves <strong>the</strong> thanksgiving of a lifetime to<br />

our family, our community, our employees, and beyond.<br />

Like I said, never in my wildest dreams.”<br />

❖<br />

Left to right, Wendel and bro<strong>the</strong>r Ron Burt.<br />





❖<br />



Left: Gerret Van Wagoner, CEO of City 1st Mortgage, 1992.<br />

Right: Now, over twenty-three years later, City 1st is still going strong as a<br />

leader and contributor in <strong>the</strong> community and across <strong>the</strong> nation.<br />

City 1st Mortgage Services, LLC started quietly nearly<br />

twenty-three years ago and took off fiercely with $200<br />

and a filing cabinet by founding Principal Gerret Van<br />

Wagoner. Van Wagoner, holds a Bachelor of Science<br />

degree in Business Management from Brigham Young<br />

University, and had previously worked as <strong>the</strong> controller for<br />

Intermark Interests, Inc.,<br />

a San Francisco-based<br />

developer of multimillion<br />

dollar apartment construction<br />

projects. City<br />

1st Mortgage was originally<br />

based in <strong>the</strong> heart<br />

of Salt Lake City, but<br />

as <strong>the</strong> company quickly<br />

expanded, Van Wagoner<br />

relocated headquarters to<br />

Bountiful, Utah, in order<br />

to be closer to home<br />

and family.<br />

City 1st moved to <strong>the</strong><br />

Shiner offices on Fifth South, and stayed <strong>the</strong>re for a<br />

number of years until its exponential growth made ano<strong>the</strong>r<br />

move inevitable. The historic old post office on Main Street<br />

became available and has been City 1st’s current home<br />

since November of 2003.<br />

Now located in over twelve states, with over 100<br />

employees, City 1st is familiar with <strong>the</strong> changing market,<br />

<strong>the</strong> volatile economy and fast paced growth. The company<br />

has pioneered technology and systems to <strong>the</strong> mortgage<br />

industry that changes <strong>the</strong> lives of everyday Americans,<br />

as <strong>the</strong>y maneuver <strong>the</strong> finances of a home. More notable<br />

to Van Wagoner, his claim to fame is that he has<br />

had <strong>the</strong> opportunity to work alongside all five of his<br />

children during <strong>the</strong>ir summer jobs <strong>the</strong>re. He has greatly<br />

enjoyed watching <strong>the</strong>m learn principles of business<br />

and finance, but more importantly, <strong>the</strong> value of honesty,<br />

integrity and hard work. His children each commented<br />

on <strong>the</strong>ir dad’s impeccable honesty and desire to always<br />

be completely fair. “It’s never been about <strong>the</strong> money<br />

for dad,” one child said. “He told us if everything about<br />

<strong>the</strong> business were to suddenly go away, but he knew<br />

his children were honest and upstanding, and that he<br />

had been a good fa<strong>the</strong>r, he would have succeeded. And he<br />

means it.”<br />

Through <strong>the</strong> ups and downs of <strong>the</strong> economy, City 1st<br />

has remained strong, and greatly values <strong>the</strong> unwavering<br />

support of <strong>the</strong> community, having always been warmly<br />

received throughout its home state. City 1st recognizes<br />

that every loan is a story, connected to family and to homes<br />

that are filled with potential. Every home that is refinanced,<br />

purchased, etc., through City 1st represents individuals<br />

in our community, and across <strong>the</strong> country. We thank you<br />

sincerely for your trust. City 1st is honored to be not just<br />

a part of <strong>the</strong> <strong>Davis</strong> <strong>County</strong> community, but to be part of<br />

your life stories.<br />

DAVIS COUNTY—<strong>On</strong> <strong>the</strong> <strong>Move</strong><br />


Over <strong>the</strong> years I have been recognized for my unique<br />

approach to elements of color, design, texture and light, but<br />

my biggest reward comes from an ability to mix with any<br />

class of people. Whe<strong>the</strong>r shooting long time friends or new<br />

acquaintances, I can get people to loosen up, to laugh, and<br />

to actually enjoy <strong>the</strong> process of ‘getting shot!’ I always say…<br />

‘If it looks good—shoot it!’<br />

The most important story you will ever tell is your<br />

own—trust me to help you tell it.<br />

For more information or to view his various galleries<br />

please visit www.tomhansonphotography.com.<br />


Some may call me an avid ‘hunter’ as I have ‘shot’ everything<br />

that moved (and plenty of things that did not!) My<br />

work includes architectural, landscapes, models, action<br />

sports, portraits, families and more. Many of <strong>the</strong>se images<br />

have graced <strong>the</strong> walls of family homes, businesses, buses,<br />

billboards, and magazines. From <strong>the</strong> disappointment of<br />

defeat to hard won victories; from <strong>the</strong> first joyful cries of<br />

new born baby to <strong>the</strong> last reverent breaths of life—I have<br />

documented some amazing stories along <strong>the</strong> way!<br />



DAVIS COUNTY—<strong>On</strong> <strong>the</strong> <strong>Move</strong><br />


Quality of Life<br />

Healthcare providers, school districts, universities<br />

and o<strong>the</strong>r institutions that contribute to <strong>the</strong><br />

quality of life in <strong>Davis</strong> <strong>County</strong><br />

<strong>Davis</strong> Hospital and Medical Center ...........................................................................124<br />

<strong>Davis</strong> Hospital and Medical Center Weber Campus.......................................................125<br />

Jordan Valley Medical Center ...................................................................................126<br />

Jordan Valley Medical Center West Valley Campus .......................................................126<br />

Mountain Point Medical Center ................................................................................127<br />

Salt Lake Regional Medical Center ............................................................................127<br />

Lagoon Corporation ................................................................................................128<br />

Elevations Residential Treatment Center.....................................................................132<br />

ViewPoint Center ...................................................................................................134<br />

Cherry Hill Resort..................................................................................................136<br />

Pioneer Adult Rehabilitation Center (PARC) ...............................................................138<br />

Lakeview Hospital ..................................................................................................140<br />

<strong>Davis</strong> Applied Technology College .............................................................................142<br />

Clearfield City.......................................................................................................144<br />

<strong>Davis</strong> School District ..............................................................................................146<br />

PerformanceWest Physical Therapy............................................................................148<br />

MountainWest Surgical Center..................................................................................150<br />

Weber State University............................................................................................152<br />

<strong>Davis</strong> Chamber of Commerce ....................................................................................154<br />

Hill Air Force Base, Utah ........................................................................................155<br />

Tanner Clinic ........................................................................................................156<br />

United Way of Salt Lake..........................................................................................157<br />

Stevens-Henager College..........................................................................................158<br />

Reading Horizons ...................................................................................................159<br />

Clearfield Job Corps Center .....................................................................................160<br />

Intermountain Layton Hospital .................................................................................161<br />

Westside Medical Family Practice .............................................................................162<br />





A part of <strong>the</strong> IASIS Healthcare Network<br />

Since 1976, <strong>Davis</strong> Hospital and Medical Center has<br />

been providing high-quality healthcare in Layton and its<br />

surrounding communities. We are committed to providing<br />

quality care in a friendly environment. <strong>Davis</strong> Hospital is<br />

equipped with advanced medical technology and offers<br />

comprehensive services, including:<br />

• Two convenient ER locations to treat a wide range of<br />

emergencies, from stroke treatment to broken bones,<br />

with some of <strong>the</strong> shortest emergency wait times in Utah.<br />

• Highly skilled cardiologists providing interventional<br />

heart care and cardiac ca<strong>the</strong>terization.<br />

• Women’s care, including a breast health center, which<br />

provides 3D mammography, mid- to late-life gynecological<br />

surgery, maternity care with private labor and delivery<br />

suites and a Level III NICU.<br />

• Comprehensive cancer services, including leading-edge<br />

radiation technologies such as TomoTherapy ® and<br />

Brachy<strong>the</strong>rapy. Personal certified patient navigators are<br />

available to assist all patients through <strong>the</strong>ir journeys.<br />

• Advanced surgical procedures and imaging capabilities,<br />

including 128-Slice CT scanner.<br />

In partnership with our physician owners, <strong>Davis</strong> Hospital<br />

is committed to providing quality care in a friendly environment.<br />

For more information, visit www.<strong>Davis</strong>Hospital.com.<br />

DAVIS COUNTY—<strong>On</strong> <strong>the</strong> <strong>Move</strong><br />


In June 2013, in order to meet <strong>the</strong> needs of a growing<br />

community, <strong>Davis</strong> Hospital opened a brand new 16,000<br />

square foot healthcare facility in Roy: <strong>the</strong> Weber Campus.<br />

<strong>Davis</strong> Hospital Weber Campus, which is convenient for<br />

patients in Ogden, Roy, and o<strong>the</strong>r neighborhoods west of<br />

I-15, currently offers:<br />

• For non-threatening issues, patients may go online to<br />

hold <strong>the</strong>ir place for faster service upon arrival in <strong>the</strong> ER.<br />

• Digital mammography with same-day appointment availability.<br />

Accredited by <strong>the</strong> American College of Radiology,<br />

<strong>the</strong> Weber Campus offers comprehensive breast care,<br />

including genetic assessment and testing and National<br />

Certified Breast Patient Navigators to assist through <strong>the</strong><br />

cancer journey.<br />

• Twenty-four/seven laboratory services staffed with certified<br />

medical laboratory technologists who provide quick<br />

results for emergency diagnoses. Walk-in outpatient laboratory<br />

services available to <strong>the</strong> community 24/7.<br />

• Comprehensive radiology services include advanced digital<br />

medical equipment, 64-slice CT scanner with reduced<br />

radiation exposure, ultrasound (3D and 4D imaging),<br />

x-ray and general medical imaging.<br />

<strong>Davis</strong> Hospital Weber Campus is focused on getting<br />

patients in as quickly as possible and treated with quality,<br />

compassionate care. For more information, please visit<br />

www.<strong>Davis</strong>Hospital.com or call 1-866-431-WELL (9355).<br />




A part of <strong>the</strong> IASIS Healthcare Network<br />





A part of <strong>the</strong> IASIS Healthcare Network<br />




A part of <strong>the</strong> IASIS Healthcare Network<br />

Jordan Valley Medical Center is a 171 bed, state-of-<strong>the</strong>art<br />

hospital located in West Jordan. It is equipped with<br />

advanced medical technology and offers comprehensive<br />

services, including:<br />

• Emergency medical services<br />

for major emergencies, including<br />

a certified Level III<br />

trauma center and a certified<br />

stroke treatment center for<br />

specialized care and a fast<br />

track for less-serious cases.<br />

• Heart care from an experienced<br />

team includes testing<br />

for early diagnosis and interventional<br />

treatments.<br />

• Women’s care for all stages<br />

of life, including breast health<br />

Jordan Valley Medical Center West Valley Campus is<br />

a 102 bed, state-of-<strong>the</strong>-art hospital located in West Valley<br />

City. Equipped with advanced medical technology, <strong>the</strong><br />

West Valley Campus’ comprehensive services include:<br />

• Emergency medical services for major emergencies,<br />

including a certified stroke treatment center for specialized<br />

care, and a fast track for less-serious cases.<br />

and gynecological services. Maternity care includes<br />

labor and delivery, postpartum and a Level III<br />

NICU nursery.<br />

• Breast Care Center offering 3D mammography, MRI,<br />

advanced stereotactic procedures, specially trained nurse<br />

navigators, know error ® technology and more.<br />

• Comprehensive orthopedic services including joint<br />

replacement and repair for knees, hips and<br />

shoulders, spine surgery and sports medicine. Includes<br />

inpatient orthopedic center and outpatient services,<br />

such as aquatic, physical, occupational and<br />

speech <strong>the</strong>rapies.<br />

Jordan Valley Medical Center earned <strong>the</strong> 2016<br />

Women’s Choice Award for America’s 100 Best Hospitals<br />

for quality from WomenCertified ® . For more information,<br />

please visit www.JordanValleyMC.com or call<br />

1-866-431-WELL (9355).<br />

• Heart care from an experienced team includes testing<br />

for early diagnosis and interventional treatments.<br />

• Women’s health, including maternity care with labor<br />

and delivery, postpartum, nursery, breast health and<br />

gynecological services.<br />

• Orthopedic services including joint replacement and<br />

repair for knees, hips and shoulders, spine surgery and<br />

sports medicine.<br />

• Behavioral health services providing psychiatric care for<br />

adults, with inpatient services available 24/7. An outpatient<br />

clinic is also available.<br />

• Advanced surgical procedures and imaging capabilities.<br />

Jordan Valley Medical Center West Valley Campus earned<br />

<strong>the</strong> 2016 Women’s Choice Award for America’s 100 Best<br />

Hospitals for quality from WomenCertified ® and earned a 2015<br />

Leapfrog Top Hospital Award. For more information, visit<br />

www.JordanValleyWest.com or call 1-866-431-WELL (9355).<br />

DAVIS COUNTY—<strong>On</strong> <strong>the</strong> <strong>Move</strong><br />


Mountain Point Medical Center, a campus of Jordan Valley<br />

Medical Center, is a 40 bed full-service hospital serving <strong>the</strong><br />

residents of nor<strong>the</strong>rn Utah <strong>County</strong>. Conveniently located in<br />

Lehi, Mountain Point is easily accessible from I-15 and SR-92<br />

just east of Thanksgiving Point. Mountain Point offers comprehensive<br />

healthcare services—delivered by highly skilled<br />

professionals committed to providing excellent care in a<br />

friendly community hospital environment. Services include:<br />

• Twenty-four/seven full-service emergency services,<br />

including emergency bays and designated trauma<br />

rooms, cardiac ca<strong>the</strong>terization laboratory, and certified<br />

stroke receiving center.<br />

• Advanced diagnostic imaging capabilities, including<br />

x-ray, CT scan, MRI, nuclear medicine and ultrasound.<br />

• Women’s services for every stage of life, from routine<br />

exams to 3D mammography to gynecological surgical<br />

suites. Maternity care including labor and delivery<br />

Salt Lake Regional Medical Center is conveniently located near<br />

<strong>the</strong> heart of <strong>the</strong> city and has offered advanced medical care since<br />

1875. With an experienced, compassionate healthcare team,<br />

<strong>the</strong> hospital is dedicated to providing skilled treatment in a<br />

patient-centered environment. Comprehensive services include:<br />

• Emergency Services: Medical care for major emergencies.<br />

State of Utah Certified STEMI Center. Schedule ahead at<br />

www.UtahER.com for non-life-threatening issues.<br />

• Orthopedic Services: High quality care from a team of orthopedic<br />

specialists, including general and sports medicine orthopedic<br />

surgeons. The Center for Precision Joint Replacement at<br />

Salt Lake Regional provides specialized surgical and non surgical<br />

services to patients with arthritis in <strong>the</strong> knees, hips, shoulders<br />

and o<strong>the</strong>r joints. The Makoplasty advantage is available<br />

for both total hip arthroplasty and partial knee resurfacing.<br />

• Women’s Health: Caring for all stages of a woman’s life,<br />

including maternity care with labor and delivery suites, nurse<br />

suites, water birth amenities and well baby and Level II<br />

nurseries. Surgical services with advanced operating<br />

room and gastrointestinal surgical suites.<br />

Mountain Point Medical Center earned <strong>the</strong> 2016<br />

Women’s Choice Award for America’s 100 Best Hospitals for<br />

quality from WomenCertified ® . The center is committed to<br />

providing quality care in a friendly environment. For more<br />

information, visit www.MountainPointMedicalCenter.com<br />

or call 385-345-3000.<br />

midwifery (bilingual Spanish/English), nursery, Baby your<br />

Baby program, physical <strong>the</strong>rapy for pelvic floor and incontinence,<br />

and gynecological surgery including brachy<strong>the</strong>rapy<br />

and daVinci minimally invasive robotic technology.<br />

• Heart Care: Comprehensive heart care including cardiac<br />

ca<strong>the</strong>terization, heart surgery, and cardiac rehabilitation.<br />

• Specialized Center of Care for Hyperbarics/wound<br />

management, IV infusion <strong>the</strong>rapy, pain management,<br />

Parkinson’s Disease (DBS), reconstructive and cosmetic<br />

surgery, Senior Behavioral Health (inpatient/outpatient),<br />

and weight loss-surgical/medical (Center of Excellence).<br />

• Center of Excellence bariatric program, advanced surgical<br />

procedures and diagnostic imaging.<br />

Salt Lake Regional Medical Center is a 2013, 2014, and 2015<br />

HealthInsight Quality Award recipient and is recognized as one of<br />

<strong>the</strong> most trusted medical centers in all of Utah. For more information,<br />

visit SaltLakeRegional.com or call 1-866-431-WELL (9355).<br />



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<strong>the</strong>ir physician owners, proudly serve all of <strong>the</strong> Wasatch Front.<br />



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In <strong>the</strong> late 1800s, a number of recreational resorts sprang<br />

to life along <strong>the</strong> shores of <strong>the</strong> Great Salt Lake. <strong>On</strong>e of <strong>the</strong>se<br />

was <strong>the</strong> original Lagoon, <strong>the</strong>n called “Lake Park.” It was<br />

“one of <strong>the</strong> most attractive watering paces in <strong>the</strong> West,”<br />

opening to <strong>the</strong> public on July 15, 1886. Lake Park featured<br />

an open-air dancing pavilion with delicately carved lattice<br />

work and archways. Summer cottages on <strong>the</strong> lake were<br />

rented to guests by <strong>the</strong> week or month.<br />

For a fifty cent admission, a guest could enjoy swimming,<br />

dancing, boating, riding <strong>the</strong> mule-drawn merry-go-round,<br />

roller skating, target shooting and bowling alleys. Ano<strong>the</strong>r<br />

fifty cents bought a full-course dinner in Lake Park’s restaurant.<br />

By <strong>the</strong> end of its first season, 53,000 guests had visited<br />

Lake Park.<br />

In 1893 <strong>the</strong> Great Salt Lake began receding, leaving a<br />

sticky, blue mud that was miserable to swimmers and guests.<br />

In 1896, Lake Park was moved two and a half miles inland<br />

to its present location, and <strong>the</strong> name was changed to Lagoon<br />

to suit its new home on <strong>the</strong> banks of a nine-acre lagoon.<br />

Row boating, swimming, and of course, dancing were<br />

<strong>the</strong> attractions that brought <strong>the</strong> crowds via <strong>the</strong> Bamberger<br />

Railway to enjoy Lagoon. A round-trip on <strong>the</strong> Bamberger<br />

Railway from Salt Lake to Ogden cost twenty-five cents for<br />

each rider. Within a few years, Lagoon bragged that <strong>the</strong>re<br />

was a paved road all <strong>the</strong> way from Salt Lake City to Lagoon.<br />

Lagoon’s first thrill ride, <strong>the</strong> Shoot-<strong>the</strong>-Chutes, was soon<br />

in operation, and by 1906, <strong>the</strong> scenic Bamberger Railway<br />

was <strong>the</strong> thrill of its day. Later that same year, a new carousel<br />

with forty-five hand-carved horses and characters was<br />

delivered and installed. That same carousel is still in operation<br />

today. In 1921 <strong>the</strong> roar of <strong>the</strong> roller coaster began, and<br />

<strong>the</strong> excitement experienced on this ride has not stopped<br />

since. In 1927 <strong>the</strong> million-gallon swimming pool refreshed<br />

guests on hot summer days in “water fit to drink.”<br />

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During <strong>the</strong> 1930s and 1940s, <strong>the</strong> Dancing Pavilion<br />

inaugurated <strong>the</strong> Big Band Era with <strong>the</strong> hottest band of<br />

<strong>the</strong> day, Artie Shaw. The Railway stopped running to Lagoon<br />

in 1952. In October of 1953, <strong>the</strong> night sky of Farmington<br />

was red and smoking. Lagoon was on fire. The flames<br />

were so high, <strong>the</strong>y could be seen twenty miles away in<br />

Salt Lake City. Fire swept down <strong>the</strong> west side of <strong>the</strong><br />

midway destroying everything in its path. The front of<br />

<strong>the</strong> roller coaster was consumed, and <strong>the</strong> Fun House and<br />

Dancing Pavilion (with its many memories) were reduced<br />

to rubble. The carousel was saved by firefighters spraying<br />

a constant stream of water over its roof.<br />

Before <strong>the</strong> smoke had cleared, Lagoon’s <strong>the</strong>n president,<br />

Robert E. Freed, vowed to rebuild a new Lagoon, which<br />

was <strong>the</strong> beginning of <strong>the</strong> Lagoon that we know today,<br />

with new attractions and features to premiere each season.<br />

Lagoon installed <strong>the</strong> Speedway Senior ride. The youngsters<br />

were not forgotten with <strong>the</strong> creation of Mo<strong>the</strong>r Goose<br />

Land (an area filled specifically with children’s rides and<br />

attractions). A showboat cruised Lagoon Lake in search of<br />

an elusive dragon, while <strong>the</strong> Lake Park Streamliner train<br />

circled on shore.<br />



The Patio Gardens became <strong>the</strong> concert spot of Utah<br />

during <strong>the</strong> 1950s and 1960s. Such luminaries as Ella<br />

Fitzgerald, Louis Armstrong, Johnny Mathis, Frankie Avalon,<br />

The Everly Bro<strong>the</strong>rs, and even <strong>the</strong> Three Stooges, Benny<br />

Goodman, Duke Ellington, Count Basie, and <strong>the</strong> Glenn Miller<br />

Orchestras appeared at Lagoon. Legends of Rock ‘n’ Roll<br />

including Bill Haley and <strong>the</strong> Comets, Jimi Hendrix, Janis<br />

Joplin, The Rolling Stones, The Doors, and <strong>the</strong> Beach Boys,<br />

were among those who entertained Lagoon’s guests. In <strong>the</strong><br />

late 1970s, <strong>the</strong> Patio Gardens was converted into a roller<br />

rink, and today it is <strong>the</strong> Game Time Arcade.<br />

In 1968 <strong>the</strong> Lagoon Opera House promoted and pioneered<br />

Utah summer <strong>the</strong>ater, presenting such plays as Joseph and <strong>the</strong><br />

Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, A Funny Thing Happened on<br />

<strong>the</strong> Way to <strong>the</strong> Forum, and o<strong>the</strong>r Broadway hits.<br />

Old and new merged in 1976 with <strong>the</strong> acquisition of<br />

Pioneer Village, a six-acre restoration of Pioneer Utah.<br />

This outstanding preservation of history includes one of<br />

<strong>the</strong> country’s finest collections of horse-drawn carriages,<br />

a renowned gun collection, and many o<strong>the</strong>r interesting<br />

exhibits of pioneer artifacts. Guests stroll through <strong>the</strong><br />

pioneer town enjoying <strong>the</strong> history on display for all to see.<br />

In 1982, Lagoon began to expand its live entertainment<br />

program with <strong>the</strong> presentation of Music USA. Lagoon<br />

continues to offer a variety of singing, dancing, and musical<br />

performances as part of <strong>the</strong> Lagoon experience.<br />

Lagoon has always been synonymous with water fun<br />

since <strong>the</strong> early days of Lake Park in 1886. Lagoon continued<br />

<strong>the</strong> tradition with <strong>the</strong> installation of <strong>the</strong> Lagoon-A-Beach<br />

waterpark. Arriving in 1989, this extraordinary waterpark<br />

featured every twist, turn, and splash available in <strong>the</strong> water<br />

fun market. A lazy river, <strong>the</strong> Outrigger, tube, speed, and serpentine<br />

slides, and <strong>the</strong> pools, are but a few of <strong>the</strong> many<br />

activities awaiting guests at Lagoon-A-Beach.<br />

More recently, some of <strong>the</strong> new attractions on <strong>the</strong> park<br />

include Wicked, Air Race, OdySea, Jumping Dragon,<br />

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BomBora, Rattlesnake Rapids, Wild Mouse, The Rocket, The<br />

Spider, Red Rock Rally, and Tipsey Tea Cups.<br />

In 2015, Lagoon invested $30 million in a one-of-a-kind<br />

roller coaster, largely engineered and built locally in Utah,<br />

which continues to get rave reviews from exhilarated<br />

riders. Cannibal lifts riders 208 feet and plunges <strong>the</strong>m into<br />

a 116 degree beyond-vertical free-fall into an underground<br />

tunnel. Cannibal is Lagoon’s most thrilling ride including<br />

a 140 foot tall inverted loop and water feature. Riders<br />

travel up to seventy mph over 2,735 feet and through three<br />

inversions. The custom mega-coaster is unlike anything in<br />

<strong>the</strong> world.<br />

When it comes to family entertainment, Lagoon has all<br />

<strong>the</strong> bases covered. Picnic pavilions east of <strong>the</strong> park are<br />

available for family parties and get-toge<strong>the</strong>rs free of charge.<br />

Mo<strong>the</strong>r Goose Land and Bongo’s Bay in Lagoon-A-Beach<br />

are specifically intended for <strong>the</strong> enjoyment of small children.<br />

Lagoon offers over 100 acres of excitement and fun.<br />

Thrilling rides, Lagoon-A-Beach waterpark, Pioneer Village,<br />

games to test skills, and different shops to explore, provide<br />

guests with a wide variety of experiences.<br />

Lagoon provides delicious food options, too. Foods<br />

stands are located throughout <strong>the</strong> park. Pizza, hamburgers,<br />

tacos and o<strong>the</strong>r food items are found at a number of stands,<br />

including franchises such as Subway, Arbys and Teriyaki Stix.<br />

In keeping with Lagoon’s policy as a family entertainment<br />

center, alcoholic beverages are not sold in <strong>the</strong> Park.<br />

Lagoon also offers catered meals for groups of fifty or<br />

more, featuring <strong>the</strong> traditional fare of hamburgers, hot dogs,<br />

and accompanying salad choices. Barbecued ribs, chicken,<br />

fresh fruit, and o<strong>the</strong>r options are also available for catered<br />

meals. And last but not least, no trip to Lagoon is complete<br />

without a churro, caramel apple, or some fluffy cotton candy.<br />

It all adds up to a world of Family Fun. Come and enjoy<br />

<strong>the</strong> adventure that is Lagoon!<br />





The mission of <strong>the</strong> Elevations Residential Treatment<br />

Center (RTC) is to deliver <strong>the</strong> highest quality of clinical,<br />

psychiatric, academic and recreational care to adolescents<br />

and <strong>the</strong>ir families in order for <strong>the</strong>m to acquire <strong>the</strong> skills<br />

and insight to engage in a future more closely aligned with<br />

<strong>the</strong>ir true potential.<br />

Elevations RTC is a residential center for adolescents who<br />

need daily care, support, and structure to help improve <strong>the</strong>ir<br />

emotional functioning. It is a co-educational program for<br />

adolescents thirteen to eighteen. Elevations students reside<br />

on campus and participate daily in group and individual<br />

<strong>the</strong>rapy, accredited academics, specialized recreational activities,<br />

and psychiatric care.<br />

They specialize in helping adolescents who have struggled<br />

to achieve <strong>the</strong>ir potential in o<strong>the</strong>r settings. A fully integrated,<br />

multidisciplinary approach led by a team of experts in<br />

psychiatry, counseling, academics, and recreation is used to<br />

help students find success in <strong>the</strong>ir daily, social, and academic<br />

experiences. Elevations RTC is licensed by <strong>the</strong> State of Utah<br />

Department of Human Services Division of Licensing and<br />

accredited by <strong>the</strong> Joint Commission and AdvancED/NWAC.<br />

Students stay about nine months on average.<br />

Although <strong>the</strong> facility where it now resides originally<br />

opened in 1994, Elevations RTC was founded in <strong>the</strong><br />

spring of 2014. The original business closed its doors just<br />

prior to <strong>the</strong> opening of Elevations RTC when Family<br />

Help and Wellness partnered with Judith Jacques and<br />

Jennifer Wilde.<br />

Executive Director Judith Jacques and Executive Clinical<br />

Director Jennifer Wilde partnered with Family Help and<br />

Wellness, an organization based in Salem, Oregon, and<br />

Asheville, North Carolina, to open Elevations RTC. Dr. Michael<br />

Connolly, Laura Burt, Eric Flores, Jon Griffith, and Jennifer<br />

Capellen were also integral to establishing <strong>the</strong> key foundational<br />

components upon which <strong>the</strong> program currently<br />

thrives. Many (most) of <strong>the</strong> employees that were employed<br />

by <strong>the</strong> previous program stayed on with Elevations RTC.<br />

They brought years of experience and expertise to <strong>the</strong> business.<br />

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Students participate regularly in community and charitable<br />

events throughout <strong>the</strong>ir enrollment as part of <strong>the</strong> <strong>the</strong>rapeutic<br />

program. The staff participates as well. The center<br />

has a great relationship with <strong>the</strong>ir immediate community<br />

as well as with <strong>the</strong> Ogden and Salt Lake City areas. They<br />

participate in a wide variety of philanthropic work including<br />

community service projects for trails maintenance,<br />

volunteering at food banks and pet shelters, and helping<br />

with <strong>the</strong> community garden.<br />

For additional information on Elevations Residential<br />

Treatment Center, please visit www.elevationsrtc.com.<br />

The center was lucky enough to assume ownership and<br />

lease of a building/land previous occupied by a similar<br />

facility. Everything was in place and ready to go. The biggest<br />

challenge was to establish credibility with referral sources<br />

as a new program. Many of <strong>the</strong> key people involved were<br />

quite well-known in <strong>the</strong> industry and this helped in that<br />

process of transitioning from <strong>the</strong> previous business without<br />

any major events or struggles. They have experienced<br />

stability in <strong>the</strong>ir student census and <strong>the</strong>ir employee loyalty.<br />

Elevations RTC is an autonomous entity of <strong>the</strong><br />

Family Help and Wellness family of programs. All business,<br />

care and programming decisions are made by <strong>the</strong> local<br />

ownership partners.<br />

The center serves a patient population of up to seventy<br />

and has over 100 employees, all from <strong>the</strong> local community.<br />

Employee diversity in regard to ethnicity and educational<br />

background is high. They are a private pay business with<br />

limited government agency placed students and generate<br />

approximately $500,000 to $600,000 of revenue monthly.<br />

Elevations RTC has experienced quite a bit of growth<br />

since opening, with a 400 percent growth in profitability<br />

and fifty percent growth in student population.<br />




The ViewPoint Center is a Psychiatric Specialty Hospital<br />

for adolescents. The center maintains a small, intimate setting<br />

specifically designed for youth ages thirteen to seventeen who<br />

are in need of stabilization and/or assessment. The ViewPoint<br />

Center specializes in utilizing a multidisciplinary approach,<br />

led by a team of adolescent mental health experts to<br />

make accurate and thorough diagnoses and subsequently<br />

recommend next steps. Patients stay for about six to seven<br />

weeks on average to participate in a thorough regimen of<br />

assessments including educational, behavioral, medical,<br />

and neuropsychological protocols.<br />

At <strong>the</strong> final stage of <strong>the</strong>ir stay, a comprehensive<br />

Multidisciplinary Report (MDR) is published, which<br />

allows for an in-depth understanding of <strong>the</strong> child and<br />

recommendations for continued care. The ViewPoint Center<br />

is licensed by <strong>the</strong> State of Utah Department of Health and<br />

accredited by The Joint Commission.<br />

Although <strong>the</strong> facility where it now resides originally<br />

opened in 2007, ViewPoint Center was founded in <strong>the</strong> spring<br />

of 2014. Executive Director Judith Jacques and Clinical<br />

Executive Director Jennifer Wilde partnered with Family Help<br />

and Wellness, an organization based in Salem, Oregon, and<br />

Asheville, North Carolina, to open <strong>the</strong> facility. Director of<br />

Assessment Dr. Brandon Park, Clinical Director Britten Lamb,<br />

and Admissions Director Randi Nelson were also integral<br />

to establishing <strong>the</strong> key foundational components upon<br />

which <strong>the</strong> program currently thrives. Most of <strong>the</strong> employees<br />

that were employed by <strong>the</strong> previous program stayed on<br />

with ViewPoint Center. They brought years of experience,<br />

expertise, and institutional knowledge to <strong>the</strong> business.<br />

The original business closed its doors just prior to<br />

<strong>the</strong> opening of ViewPoint Center when Family Help and<br />

Wellness partnered with Judith and Jennifer to open <strong>the</strong><br />

specialty center. They consider <strong>the</strong>mselves lucky to have been<br />

able to assume ownership and lease of land and a building<br />

previously occupied by a similar facility. Everything was<br />

in place and ready to go and ViewPoint Center transitioned<br />

from <strong>the</strong> previous business without any major events or<br />

struggles. They have experienced stability in patient census<br />

and employees.<br />

ViewPoint Center is an autonomous entity of <strong>the</strong> Family<br />

Help and Wellness family of programs. All business, care,<br />

and programming decisions are made locally by <strong>the</strong> local<br />

ownership partners. ViewPoint’s approach includes immediate<br />

medication evaluation, individualized levels of care and<br />

unique treatment plans, comprehensive neuropsychological<br />

evaluations conducted by <strong>the</strong>ir assessment clinic’s psychiatrists<br />

and psychologists, and weekly individual, group, and family<br />

<strong>the</strong>rapy sessions. Each adolescent’s length of stay is customized<br />

to <strong>the</strong> individual’s needs. Each patient experiences four hours<br />

of classroom exposure five days each week. These superior<br />

prescriptive protocols based on assessments lead to more<br />

informed diagnoses and treatment plans at <strong>the</strong>ir teen<br />

psychiatric hospital.<br />

The center serves a patient population of up to eighteen<br />

and has over fifty employees, all from <strong>the</strong> local community.<br />

Employee ethnicity and educational background is quite<br />

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diverse. ViewPoint Center is a private pay business (no<br />

government agency placements or funding) and generates<br />

approximately $200,000 to $300,000 of revenue monthly.<br />

The mission of ViewPoint Center is to deliver <strong>the</strong> highest<br />

quality of clinical, psychiatric, academic and recreational care<br />

to adolescents and <strong>the</strong>ir families in order for <strong>the</strong>m to acquire<br />

<strong>the</strong> skills and insight to engage in a future more closely<br />

aligned with <strong>the</strong>ir true potential.<br />

More information on ViewPoint Center is available at<br />

www.viewpointcenter.com.<br />



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Cherry Hill Resort has been delighting families in <strong>Davis</strong> <strong>County</strong> for nearly<br />

fifty years. Family owned and operated, Cherry Hill takes great pride in<br />

providing a clean, safe and wholesome recreation atmosphere.<br />

Above: Left to right, co-owners Bruce and Keith with parents and founders,<br />

Grant and Mary Lou Lloyd.<br />

Below: Cherry Hill Resort is nestled among nearly 700 trees on a bluff<br />

overlooking <strong>Davis</strong> <strong>County</strong>.<br />

Cherry Hill Resort is located in Kaysville, Utah, twenty<br />

minutes from downtown Salt Lake City. Besides hosting a<br />

family friendly waterpark, <strong>the</strong> twenty acre park is also made<br />

up of a campground with 185 campsites along with a Family<br />

Entertainment Center. Activities such as Mini Golf, Jungle<br />

Maze, a children’s ball crawl, climbing wall and homemade<br />

pie are just a few of <strong>the</strong> fun things that patrons enjoy while<br />

attending <strong>the</strong> park.<br />

Cherry Hill Resort has been a family owned business<br />

since 1967 when it was gradually transformed from a fruit<br />

orchard into what it is today. Grant Lloyd, <strong>the</strong> founder of<br />

Cherry Hill, acquired <strong>the</strong> land from his fa<strong>the</strong>r in <strong>the</strong> early<br />

1950s. “When I first got <strong>the</strong> property,” Grant once said,<br />

“all it grew was ants!”<br />

Grant worked <strong>the</strong> fruit farm with his wife, Mary Lou and<br />

five children during <strong>the</strong> summers. While on <strong>the</strong> side he also<br />

sold Prudential Life Insurance. <strong>On</strong>e day a friend told him<br />

he ought to put an overnight campground on part of his<br />

property. So in 1967, he opened for business as Crossroads<br />

Camping with about fifty campsites. Two years later ano<strong>the</strong>r<br />

friend said <strong>the</strong> name of his business ought to be Cherry Hill<br />

because of <strong>the</strong> 700 cherry and<br />

fruit trees on <strong>the</strong> farm located<br />

on <strong>the</strong> thirty-foot bluff above<br />

<strong>the</strong> highway. Again, Grant followed<br />

advice from his friend<br />

and changed <strong>the</strong> name.<br />

Today, Grant’s sons and coowners,<br />

Bruce and Keith Lloyd,<br />

entertain nearly 150,000 guests<br />

each year at Cherry Hill. Guests<br />

from all over <strong>the</strong> world fly or<br />

drive to see <strong>the</strong> sites of Utah<br />

and many of <strong>the</strong>m find <strong>the</strong>ir<br />

way to Cherry Hill. Guests<br />

enjoy <strong>the</strong> Pie Pantry Restaurant that is <strong>the</strong> original farm house<br />

Grant’s fa<strong>the</strong>r built in 1926. The Mini Golf, Jungle Maze and<br />

game areas open around April 1st with <strong>the</strong> Waterpark open<br />

from Memorial Day until Labor Day. After a short two-week<br />

shutdown period in September, Cherry Hill transforms itself<br />

into Scary Hill for <strong>the</strong> Halloween season in October.<br />

“Having a full service campground and a waterpark<br />

toge<strong>the</strong>r have complemented each o<strong>the</strong>r very well,” according<br />

to Bruce. “People can come for a night or <strong>the</strong> weekend,<br />

get away from work and enjoy some quality time with <strong>the</strong>ir<br />

families here. <strong>On</strong>e day a fa<strong>the</strong>r stopped me and said my kids<br />

don’t know whe<strong>the</strong>r we drove to California or just for twenty<br />

minutes. And <strong>the</strong> best part is <strong>the</strong>y don’t have time to ask…<br />

‘Are we <strong>the</strong>re yet?’”<br />

Cherry Hill hosts about twenty family reunions each week<br />

of <strong>the</strong> summer. The park has five covered pavilions that<br />

businesses or families rent along with free picnic areas that<br />

patrons use. Business parties have varied from 3,500 people<br />

to <strong>the</strong> small office of twenty that may just want <strong>the</strong> waterpark<br />

at <strong>the</strong> half day rate after work. Many family reunions occupy<br />

ten to fifteen campsites where <strong>the</strong>y can ga<strong>the</strong>r while <strong>the</strong> kids<br />

play at <strong>the</strong> park facilities. Year after year families make an<br />

annual trip to Cherry Hill part of <strong>the</strong>ir summer.<br />

During <strong>the</strong> early 1970s, Grant saw <strong>the</strong> need to offer more<br />

recreational activities for his guests. In 1978 <strong>the</strong> park added<br />

a miniature golf course and in 1980 a two flume waterslide.<br />

These were received so well that Grant and his sons <strong>the</strong>n added<br />

batting cages and ano<strong>the</strong>r game room in 1984 along with <strong>the</strong>ir<br />

foam padded Cardiac Canyon River Run. Grant’s gamble paid<br />

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off as fewer families traveled across <strong>the</strong> country and more<br />

local families started showing up at <strong>the</strong> park. Now over fifty<br />

percent of <strong>the</strong> camping guests are from Utah where before<br />

this number may have been twenty percent. The ‘Staycation’<br />

has been alive and well at Cherry Hill for many years.<br />

Keith has a gift for imagination and design. In 1994, Keith<br />

laid out <strong>the</strong> design for a forty-foot pirate ship that would be<br />

<strong>the</strong> center piece for Pirates Cove Activity Pool. This shallow<br />

water playground features a Caribbean sound, smoking cannons,<br />

a pirate ghost in <strong>the</strong> captain’s quarters, and a simulated<br />

battle that occurs every thirty minutes. Mo<strong>the</strong>rs with young<br />

children love <strong>the</strong> safe environment found here.<br />

For years <strong>the</strong> two bro<strong>the</strong>rs joked about adding a lazy river<br />

to <strong>the</strong> waterpark and calling it Grant’s Gulch in honor of<br />

<strong>the</strong>ir fa<strong>the</strong>r. In 2004, <strong>the</strong>y accomplished <strong>the</strong>ir dream. Keith<br />

not only wanted a lazy, floating river for all ages but he<br />

designed <strong>the</strong> mining town of Grant’s Gulch with many false<br />

store fronts decorated with mining artifacts and antique<br />

boilers. He <strong>the</strong>n designed a sound system that makes guests<br />

feel like <strong>the</strong> town is being blown up when two not so bright<br />

miners start packing <strong>the</strong> dynamite! The idea is for <strong>the</strong> “lazy<br />

river” to become a “crazy river” about every forty minutes.<br />

Keith <strong>the</strong>n turned his energies to re-<strong>the</strong>me <strong>the</strong> two<br />

flume waterslides. Strobe lights, black lights, fog producing<br />

tunnels, wizardry props and sounds were added along with<br />

two fourteen-foot dragon heads. Along with painting <strong>the</strong><br />

entire structure from top to bottom and adding dragon<br />

spikes <strong>the</strong> guests now feel like <strong>the</strong>y are sliding through <strong>the</strong><br />

belly of a 350 foot dragon. This re-<strong>the</strong>me project helped<br />

Cherry Hill present a new attraction to <strong>the</strong>ir guests without<br />

<strong>the</strong> expense of a completely new ride.<br />

In October when Scary Hill begins, it is very kid friendly<br />

as opposed to most adult Halloween haunts. Each hole of <strong>the</strong><br />

mini golf is changed out for a comic Frankenstein, Dracula or<br />

witch. Golfers navigate <strong>the</strong>ir ball under a huge spider and a<br />

black light tower in <strong>the</strong> center of <strong>the</strong> course. The Pie Pantry<br />

menu <strong>the</strong>n offers hot chocolate, chili and pumpkin pie. The<br />

new Jungle Maze keeps its jungle <strong>the</strong>me but with scarier<br />

sights and sounds. Perhaps <strong>the</strong> best part of Scary Hill is<br />

<strong>the</strong> tractor ride through <strong>the</strong> campsites where <strong>the</strong>re are over<br />

100 skeletons featured in whimsical poses. You will see<br />

everybody from Indiana Jones, <strong>the</strong> Ghostbusters or a skeleton<br />

King Kong scaling <strong>the</strong> Eifel tower.<br />

Cherry Hill has always been geared towards families. Most<br />

of <strong>the</strong>ir advertising budget is directed towards Mom. So when<br />

<strong>the</strong>y build a ride on <strong>the</strong> park or implement a new service, it<br />

has to have a Mo<strong>the</strong>r’s stamp of approval before <strong>the</strong>y even<br />

discuss it. This philosophy is evident in <strong>the</strong>ir mission statement:<br />

“To provide <strong>the</strong> finest, wholesome, recreation atmosphere<br />

in Utah.” Many families have expressed how much<br />

<strong>the</strong>y like <strong>the</strong> variety of activities and how kids and adults of<br />

all ages can find something all day to entertain <strong>the</strong>mselves.<br />

Cherry Hill will celebrate its fiftieth year in 2017 and <strong>the</strong>y<br />

are poised to be around for at least fifty more!<br />

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Clockwise, starting from <strong>the</strong> top left:<br />

Double Dragons Water Slides.<br />

Junior Jungle Boats.<br />

A family enjoying miniature golf.<br />

Cherry Hill transforms into Scary Hill each October with over<br />

100 skeletons in whimsical poses.<br />





(PARC)<br />

The Pioneer Adult Rehabilitation Center (PARC) is a<br />

nationally recognized and award-winning community<br />

rehabilitation program founded in <strong>the</strong> early 1970s and in<br />

its fifth decade of successful service to <strong>the</strong> <strong>Davis</strong> <strong>County</strong><br />

community. PARC helps people overcome barriers to<br />

employment that are caused by diagnosed disabilities. Program<br />

operations are supported by local, state, federal, and private<br />

dollars. The programs at PARC are specifically designed to<br />

support people with disabilities who cannot obtain training<br />

and employment without external supports. Various program<br />

participants are given support based on <strong>the</strong>ir personal needs<br />

and choices. The PARC mission statement currently reads<br />

“Fostering independence for people with disabilities through<br />

employment and training.”<br />

PARC began in humble circumstances. The <strong>Davis</strong> School<br />

District, through a request and support from <strong>the</strong> Utah State<br />

Board of Education, initiated <strong>the</strong> beginnings of a Sheltered<br />

Workshop in <strong>the</strong> summer of 1973. The <strong>Davis</strong> Board of<br />

Education authorized <strong>the</strong> hiring of a full time director in 1974,<br />

Robert Daniels. Daniels served successfully as PARC’s senior<br />

leader for over forty years and was presented <strong>the</strong> Milton Cohen<br />

Award for Distinguished Service at <strong>the</strong> National Convention<br />

for service providers in 2014. Presently, PARC continues to<br />

prosper as a legal entity of <strong>the</strong> <strong>Davis</strong> School District.<br />

PARC opened its doors to twelve people with disabilities<br />

supported by three staff and was initially funded in its first<br />

year of operation by a $25,000 grant from <strong>the</strong> Utah State Board<br />

of Education. The workshop was located in a small building<br />

at 55 North Main Street in Farmington, Utah. The first<br />

contract providing employment was with Miller Floral of<br />

Farmington, Utah.<br />

PARC has witnessed tremendous growth throughout <strong>the</strong><br />

years. The highest numbers of persons with disabilities<br />

served in a single fiscal year has been 775. In addition, PARC<br />

revenues have peaked to over $12 million annually. PARC has<br />

a program service footprint not only in <strong>Davis</strong> <strong>County</strong>, but<br />

throughout Nor<strong>the</strong>rn Utah. This type of growth does not come<br />

without challenges. Securing facilities and obtaining adequate<br />

work opportunities for individuals with disabilities are<br />

challenges worth sharing. PARC has successfully overcome<br />

DAVIS COUNTY—<strong>On</strong> <strong>the</strong> <strong>Move</strong><br />


<strong>the</strong>se through community support and an ever-growing<br />

network of exemplary business partners.<br />

By <strong>the</strong> 1980s, <strong>the</strong> demand for employment services for<br />

people with disabilities grew from less than twenty to well over<br />

100. Their small building could not accommodate <strong>the</strong> increase<br />

in numbers. The first solution to <strong>the</strong> growth challenge was<br />

to increase operational space on North Main Street. PARC<br />

secured an old U.S. Army MASH tent from state surplus and<br />

set it up behind <strong>the</strong> building on Main Street. The tent was used<br />

for <strong>the</strong> construction of wooden toys and greenhouse flats from<br />

1974 until 1976. Over <strong>the</strong> next twenty years, PARC would<br />

engage in a variety of different business and service<br />

opportunities and <strong>the</strong> organization moved to several different<br />

locations to accommodate growth until eventually landing<br />

permanently on <strong>the</strong> grounds of <strong>the</strong> old Pioneer Elementary<br />

School in Clearfield, Utah.<br />

In 1994, PARC initiated a fundraising campaign to secure<br />

funds for a new facility. Significant donations from <strong>the</strong> United<br />

Way, <strong>the</strong> Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, and<br />

several families made this possible. In 1996, PARC moved into<br />

its new 42,000 square foot facility at 485 PARC Circle in<br />

Clearfield, Utah. Today, PARC has satellite operations and<br />

occupies facilities in Salt Lake City, Hill Air Force Base, and<br />

<strong>the</strong> Tooele Army Depot. PARC provides employment support<br />

to people working at several hundred sites throughout<br />

nor<strong>the</strong>rn Utah.<br />

PARC’s ability to provide meaningful employment opportunities<br />

to people with disabilities is very much dependent upon<br />

<strong>the</strong> types of contracts <strong>the</strong>y are able to secure with private<br />

and government entities. In 1982, PARC qualified as a<br />

producing work center under <strong>the</strong> Javits-Wagoner-O’Day Act.<br />

This has resulted in contracts secured from <strong>the</strong> U.S. Air Force,<br />

U.S. Army, Government Services Agency, Internal Revenue<br />

Service, U.S. Marine Corps, U.S. Forest Service, Defense<br />

Logistic Agency, and Defense Commissary Agency. These<br />

contracts over time have resulted in thousands of jobs for<br />

people with disabilities and have created millions of dollars<br />

in earned income, supporting <strong>the</strong>mselves and <strong>the</strong>ir families.<br />

In 2010, PARC established <strong>the</strong> PARC Community<br />

Partnership Foundation, a 501 (c) 3 organization, created<br />

to support <strong>the</strong> employment and training of people with<br />

disabilities. The Pathways to Careers Initiative, in partnership<br />

with SourceAmerica, began in 2011 and provides state-of-<strong>the</strong>art<br />

services to persons with disabilities. Also in 2011, PARC<br />

received <strong>the</strong> <strong>Davis</strong> Chamber of Commerce Entrepreneurial<br />

Spirit Award. In keeping with this entrepreneurial spirit,<br />

PARC has established a deli on Hill Air Force Base, Runway<br />

Ruby’s. Most recently, PARC opened a thrift store adjacent to<br />

<strong>the</strong> <strong>Davis</strong> Landfill, <strong>the</strong> PARC & Save.<br />

PARC has <strong>the</strong> philosophy that life is good and <strong>the</strong> fullest<br />

possible participation maximizes quality of life. They also<br />

believe that when everyone is participating, communities<br />

are at <strong>the</strong>ir best. Businesses can and are most successful when<br />

<strong>the</strong>y employ capable individuals with unique and often<br />

unrecognized talents and abilities. PARC is not only in service<br />

to people with disabilities and <strong>the</strong>ir families, but in service to<br />

<strong>the</strong>ir community, <strong>Davis</strong> <strong>County</strong>.<br />




Lakeview Hospital, located in Bountiful, is part of HCA<br />

(Hospital Corporation of America) and <strong>the</strong> MountainStar<br />

Division of hospitals in Utah. As a cornerstone of a thriving<br />

community, Lakeview Hospital offers invaluable expertise<br />

gained from years of delivering exceptional patient care.<br />

The hospital is dedicated to serving <strong>the</strong> healthcare needs<br />

of residents throughout South <strong>Davis</strong> <strong>County</strong> and beyond.<br />

Their technology, processes, and most importantly, <strong>the</strong>ir<br />

people, provide <strong>the</strong> best delivery of care possible.<br />

Over 320 physicians, 580 employees, and 86 volunteers<br />

work at <strong>the</strong> hospital, providing a suite of full services to<br />

<strong>the</strong> community, including a Level III Trauma Center,<br />

NICU Level II, 24/7 ambulance, among many o<strong>the</strong>rs.<br />

The decision to build Lakeview Hospital in Bountiful<br />

emerged from overcrowding challenges faced by South<br />

<strong>Davis</strong> Community Hospital, built in 1961. Even though <strong>the</strong><br />

hospital increased its capacity in 1964, it was not large<br />

enough to meet <strong>the</strong> population boom that had made <strong>Davis</strong><br />

<strong>County</strong> <strong>the</strong> fastest-growing county in Utah. During this<br />

time hospital administrators, county leaders, and citizens<br />

agreed a new hospital was needed.<br />

In 1972 securing <strong>the</strong> proper financing to build <strong>the</strong><br />

new hospital became problematic. Funds from <strong>the</strong> Federal<br />

“Hill Burton” program, which granted money to establish<br />

hospitals in communities, ended just prior to hospital<br />

constructions plans and no o<strong>the</strong>r local organization<br />

contributed financial support for <strong>the</strong> new hospital. At this<br />

time, Dr. Thomas Frist, Sr., founder of <strong>the</strong> Hospital<br />

Corporation of America (HCA), expressed interest in<br />

<strong>Davis</strong> <strong>County</strong>, purchased <strong>the</strong> proposed hospital site, and<br />

broke ground on what would become Lakeview Hospital.<br />

<strong>On</strong> August 20, 1974, a four handed shovel was thrust<br />

into <strong>the</strong> grassy orchards of <strong>the</strong> Bountiful slope, marking<br />

<strong>the</strong> beginning of construction for <strong>the</strong> $8 million, 150,000<br />

square foot hospital. <strong>On</strong> September 18, 1976, Lakeview<br />

Hospital was dedicated and presented to <strong>the</strong> community<br />

with great pride. The new hospital included 73 private<br />

rooms, 42 semi-private rooms, 5 isolation rooms and<br />

8 intensive coronary beds for a total of 128 beds. The<br />

original medical staff included 45 active staff physicians,<br />

19 courtesy staff physicians and 12 dentists. The latest<br />

advances in medical science were included in each department,<br />

including X-ray, laboratory, respiratory and physical<br />

<strong>the</strong>rapy and coronary and intensive care. With each<br />

succeeding year, Lakeview has witnessed improvement,<br />

growth, progress, and comradeship. Lakeview assumed its<br />

role as a full-service, community hospital with pride.<br />

The first hospital department to undergo significant<br />

expansion was radiology. Not long after that came <strong>the</strong><br />

ongoing process of expanding and improving <strong>the</strong> emergency<br />

room. The operating room has been expanded to include six<br />

suites and Same Day Surgery was moved to <strong>the</strong>ir new and<br />

current location on <strong>the</strong> first floor. Luxurious Labor and<br />

Delivery suites have been added to <strong>the</strong> women’s unit.<br />

DAVIS COUNTY—<strong>On</strong> <strong>the</strong> <strong>Move</strong><br />


The outside of <strong>the</strong> hospital also underwent major change.<br />

In 2004, a new modern stucco exterior replaced <strong>the</strong> older<br />

white paint exterior giving Lakeview Hospital a major<br />

facelift. The parking lot was completely redesigned, and<br />

a beautiful fountain and tables were added to <strong>the</strong> front of<br />

<strong>the</strong> hospital. To help create a more convenient location for<br />

physicians, administrators at Lakeview saw <strong>the</strong> need for a<br />

medical office building to be erected. In November 2005,<br />

Lakeview Hospital hosted a ribbon-cutting ceremony for <strong>the</strong><br />

Lakeview Medical Arts Building. Today, <strong>the</strong> building is home<br />

to pediatricians, family practitioners, gastroenterologists, a<br />

plastic surgeon, Lakeview Endoscopy Center, Lakeview<br />

OB/GYN Clinic, Lakeview Sleep Disorders Center, Lakeview<br />

Neurosurgery Clinic, and Lakeview Women’s Center where<br />

mammograms, ultrasounds and bone density screenings are<br />

performed. In 2013, Lakeview celebrated <strong>the</strong> ribbon cutting<br />

for <strong>the</strong> newly redesigned Emergency Room, expanding <strong>the</strong><br />

rooms for care from ten to fifteen.<br />

Today, <strong>the</strong> modern 128-bed, 210,000 square foot hospital<br />

has kept pace with advances in technology while still maintaining<br />

its original friendly, quality care. The hospital has<br />

developed an award-winning culture for patient safety and<br />

care, placing <strong>the</strong> hospital in <strong>the</strong> top two percent of hospitals<br />

nationwide. In fact, <strong>the</strong>y are in <strong>the</strong> top ninetieth percentile<br />

in core measures, which are clinical pathways <strong>the</strong> government<br />

uses to compare hospitals one to ano<strong>the</strong>r.<br />

Lakeview Hospital has garnered many awards, including:<br />

• Truven Health Analytics Top 100 Hospitals (6x)<br />

• The Joint Commission Accreditation for Top Performer<br />

• LeapFrog Group “A” Rated Hospital<br />

• American Heart Association/Stroke Association “Gold+”<br />

Rated<br />

• Certified Chest Pain Center<br />

• Certified Stroke Center<br />

• Utah HealthInsight Quality Award<br />

• Healthgrades ®<br />

• Patient Safety Excellence Award (3x)<br />

• America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Joint Replacement<br />

Award (4x)<br />

• Spine Surgery Excellence Award (2x)<br />

• America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Orthopedic Surgery<br />

Award (4x)<br />

• 5 Star rating for heart attack care (3x)<br />

Lakeview Hospital excels because of its values-based<br />

culture. The four values are: Commitment to Caring,<br />

Aspiring for Excellence, Being Passionate about Life &<br />

Work, Inspire Each O<strong>the</strong>r by Example. Their mission is<br />

“to provide <strong>the</strong> quality of healthcare we want our closest<br />

loved ones to receive.”<br />

Lakeview Hospital is an avid supporter of local organizations<br />

and believes in giving back to help enrich <strong>the</strong> community.<br />

Lakeview sponsors many local high school sports and<br />

performing arts events every year. The hospital also provides<br />

scholarships to students at local high schools who are<br />

pursuing healthcare careers. In addition, Lakeview supports<br />

<strong>the</strong> <strong>Davis</strong> Education Foundation and is <strong>the</strong> marquis sponsor<br />

for <strong>the</strong> Bountiful City’s Summerfest annually.<br />



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<strong>Davis</strong> Applied Technology College’s Rotunda.<br />

<strong>Davis</strong> Applied Technology College, a higher education<br />

institution in <strong>the</strong> heart of <strong>Davis</strong> <strong>County</strong>, lives its motto,<br />

“We Change Lives” every day. By training students in career<br />

and technical skills, <strong>the</strong> college supplies skilled workers for<br />

local industries and qualifies students for careers <strong>the</strong>y love.<br />

In <strong>the</strong> 1970s, <strong>the</strong> <strong>Davis</strong> School District recognized that<br />

<strong>Davis</strong> <strong>County</strong>, with no post-secondary options for high<br />

school graduates and a growing population, needed a training<br />

facility. The district established a vocational center with ESL,<br />

basic English, basic math, and business classes at a former<br />

elementary school in Layton. Demand soon increased.<br />

Government agencies requested additional training, and more<br />

programs were added, including bricklaying, plumbing,<br />

painting, and electronics.<br />

With increased demand for training, <strong>the</strong> <strong>Davis</strong> School<br />

District, led by Superintendent Bernell Wrigley, submitted<br />

proposals for <strong>the</strong> creation of a dedicated facility. The district<br />

collected letters of support from government and community<br />

organizations and donated twenty-five acres of land in Kaysville.<br />

The State of Utah purchased two 10,000 square foot<br />

buildings and an additional forty acres of land. The Utah State<br />

Legislature also appropriated funds to build 150,000 square<br />

feet of instructional space on <strong>the</strong> center’s Kaysville campus.<br />

Senator Haven Barlow sponsored legislation for <strong>the</strong> land<br />

purchase and construction of <strong>the</strong> vocational center.<br />

In 1978 an act of <strong>the</strong> Utah State Legislature officially<br />

created <strong>the</strong> <strong>Davis</strong> Area Vocational Center (DAVC). Initially,<br />

<strong>the</strong> newly-created DAVC used <strong>the</strong> two original buildings<br />

purchased by <strong>the</strong> state for instruction. That first year, DAVC<br />

enrolled 986 students and employed a staff of twenty.<br />

However, it did not take long for DAVC to outgrow its<br />

beginnings. At an average growth rate of twenty-five percent<br />

per year for <strong>the</strong> first seven years, <strong>the</strong> new center needed more<br />

space quickly, so 155,000 square feet of additional instruction<br />

space were constructed in three phases, ending in 1987.<br />

In 1991, DAVC changed its name to <strong>Davis</strong> Applied<br />

Technology Center to reflect its change in focus to<br />

technological applications, and it continued to grow.<br />

The State Legislature authorized funds in 1992 for<br />

<strong>the</strong> addition of several new programs. DATC acquired <strong>the</strong><br />

Freeport Center facility in 1994 and in 1998 <strong>the</strong> Medical<br />

and Health Technology Building was dedicated. In 2001 <strong>the</strong><br />

Utah State Legislature created <strong>the</strong> Utah College of Applied<br />

Technology (UCAT), <strong>the</strong> state’s tenth institution in <strong>the</strong> Utah<br />

System of Higher Education, and <strong>the</strong> center was renamed<br />

<strong>Davis</strong> Applied Technology College (DATC).<br />

DATC opened <strong>the</strong> doors to a new building, <strong>the</strong> Simmons<br />

Entrepreneurial Center, in 2006. The 16,000 square foot<br />

facility houses <strong>the</strong> <strong>Davis</strong> Business Alliance, <strong>the</strong> <strong>Davis</strong> Chamber<br />

of Commerce, Service Corp of Retired Executives, Utah Bid<br />

Development Solutions, Grow Utah Ventures, and <strong>the</strong> Utah<br />

Science Technology and Research initiative.<br />

DAVIS COUNTY—<strong>On</strong> <strong>the</strong> <strong>Move</strong><br />


In 2009, DATC added a 65,000 square foot building to its<br />

campus. Named after <strong>the</strong> legislative founders of <strong>the</strong> Applied<br />

Technical College system, <strong>the</strong> Haven J. and Bonnie Rae Barlow<br />

Technology Building is <strong>the</strong> current home of <strong>the</strong> CNC<br />

Machining, Information Technology, Digital Media Design,<br />

and Diesel/Heavy Duty Technology programs.<br />

The Freeport West Extension Center opened in 2013.<br />

The Automation Technology and Plastic Injection Molding<br />

programs are located at this facility.<br />

Currently, DATC continues to set a high standard of success<br />

as <strong>the</strong> college grows. With twenty-eight programs and an<br />

upward-trending student headcount of 6,246, here are just<br />

a few of DATC’s successes from 2015:<br />

• 88 percent placement rate;<br />

• 95 percent licensure rate;<br />

• 1,099 students received financial aid;<br />

• 1,344 students participated in an externship or clinical<br />

experience;<br />

• 182 students involved with national academic or industry<br />

organizations such as National Technical Honor Society,<br />

Health Occupations Students of America, and SkillsUSA; and<br />

• 10 percent of students continued <strong>the</strong>ir education after<br />

leaving DATC.<br />

Industry partnerships at DATC provide current, relevant<br />

training and help graduates reach <strong>the</strong>ir employment and<br />

academic goals. Companies such as Lincoln Electric, Volvo/<br />

Mack, and Okuma/Hartwig donate equipment to <strong>the</strong> college<br />

and train current and future employees on DATC campus.<br />

Currently, 257 unique companies are represented in employer<br />

advisory committees. The relationship between industry and<br />

education pays off—451 companies employ DATC students<br />

and graduates.<br />

DATC also propels students who wish to pursue additional<br />

education toward <strong>the</strong>ir goals. Academic partnerships allow<br />

students to obtain academic credit at o<strong>the</strong>r institutions for<br />

coursework completed at <strong>the</strong> DATC. For example, some of<br />

DATC’s post-secondary partnerships allow students to transfer<br />

a completed certificate to thirty credit hours for several<br />

programs at Weber State University, LDS Business College,<br />

and Salt Lake Community College.<br />

As <strong>the</strong> population of <strong>Davis</strong> <strong>County</strong> grows, so do DATC’s<br />

numbers. Every health profession served by DATC programs<br />

is expected to grow. In order to meet demand, <strong>the</strong> future<br />

of DATC includes a new building to house its medical<br />

programs. Beginning in 2016, DATC’s capital campaign will<br />

raise funds for a new Allied Health Building. This new<br />

building will promote efficient, state-of-<strong>the</strong>-industry training<br />

in a space that can accommodate <strong>Davis</strong> <strong>County</strong>’s caregiver<br />

training needs.<br />

This initiative is only a small part of DATC’s mission to create<br />

a trusted learning community that embraces technical education<br />

to promote economic growth and student development.<br />

DATC will prepare its students for whatever challenges <strong>the</strong><br />

future holds through its commitment to change lives.<br />

For more information, please visit www.datc.edu.<br />



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Above: Clearfield City Hall is located at 55 South State. It was completed<br />

and dedicated in 1999.<br />

Right: Clearfield City, where “we’ve got it made!”<br />


Clearfield City, an integral part of <strong>Davis</strong> <strong>County</strong> and one<br />

of <strong>the</strong> last communities to be settled in <strong>the</strong> nor<strong>the</strong>rn<br />

part of <strong>the</strong> county, was established in 1877. Hunters and<br />

Native American warriors knew this land before <strong>the</strong> first<br />

white man settled here. They referred to it as “The Land of<br />

Wind and Sand.” However, it was <strong>the</strong> roar of <strong>the</strong> train’s<br />

engine that first awakened <strong>the</strong> area in 1869 and stirred <strong>the</strong><br />

sleeping “Sand Ridge,” which it was once known as until <strong>the</strong><br />

name was later changed to Clearfield in order to attract<br />

agricultural settlers.<br />

The first permanent settler came to make his home in<br />

what is now Clearfield in <strong>the</strong> late 1800s. This settler was <strong>the</strong><br />

late Richard Hamblin, who brought along his wife and <strong>the</strong>ir<br />

two sons. In <strong>the</strong> spring of 1878, Hamblin decided to<br />

homestead some of <strong>the</strong> dry, brush-covered land and make it<br />

his home. Clearfield would not be incorporated as a city<br />

until 1922.<br />

Though Hamblin held an important role in <strong>the</strong> early days<br />

of Clearfield, he was by no means alone in that regard. A<br />

particularly outstanding character of <strong>the</strong> early times<br />

was James G. Wood. He thought of <strong>the</strong> possibilities of<br />

getting a larger tract of land upon Sand Ridge. He borrowed<br />

a dollar from a neighbor, boarded <strong>the</strong> next train, and<br />

came up into <strong>the</strong> Clearfield area of <strong>Davis</strong> <strong>County</strong>. Before he<br />

returned a couple of days later, he had arranged to sell his<br />

farm in Bountiful and to purchase a good-sized farm in<br />

what is now Clearfield. He moved his family in May of 1890.<br />

That year he raised some 3,600 bushels of dry farm wheat,<br />

planted 200 poplar trees, built a fine brick house, and <strong>the</strong>n<br />

built ano<strong>the</strong>r on <strong>the</strong> corner. He dug a well, organized a<br />

Sunday School and was soon chosen as <strong>the</strong> superintendent<br />

of this school.<br />

Because of folks like Hamblin and Wood, prior to its<br />

municipal recognition, Clearfield became a bustling<br />

community. In 1907 <strong>the</strong> new Clearfield Elementary School<br />

was built to accommodate local children. The school taught<br />

first through eighth grades and operated until 1923, when it<br />

was destroyed by fire. The new building later acquired <strong>the</strong><br />

name Pioneer School. North <strong>Davis</strong> Junior High School was<br />

built and opened its doors in 1939. That first year, <strong>the</strong>re<br />

were only eighteen faculty members and 585 students.<br />

While <strong>the</strong> schools were being built and throughout <strong>the</strong><br />

following years, Clearfield was known as a peaceful farming<br />

community. However, <strong>the</strong> addition of defense installations in<br />

<strong>the</strong> area changed <strong>the</strong> agricultural nature of <strong>the</strong> community.<br />

Construction began on Hill Air Force Base in 1940; <strong>the</strong><br />

facility eventually stretched along <strong>the</strong> eastern border of<br />

Clearfield. The base has since provided many jobs for<br />

civilians and is one of Utah's major employers.<br />

Clearfield City’s motto is, “We’ve Got It Made.” It is <strong>the</strong><br />

perfect place for doing business in <strong>the</strong> Intermountain West.<br />

Some of <strong>Davis</strong> <strong>County</strong>’s largest employers are in Clearfield,<br />

including <strong>the</strong> aforementioned Hill Air Force Base, Clearfield<br />

Job Corps, Lifetime Products, Futura Industries Corp.,<br />

Utility Trailer Manufacturing Co., Orbital ATK, and Smith<br />

Sport Optics, Inc.<br />

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Clearfield City sponsors several community events<br />

throughout <strong>the</strong> year. Most are free and o<strong>the</strong>rs are inexpensive<br />

for families. Through <strong>the</strong>se city-organized events, residents<br />

are able to enjoy <strong>the</strong> area and become involved in <strong>the</strong>ir<br />

community. For example, <strong>the</strong> annual Take Pride in Clearfield<br />

day is an opportunity for friends and neighbors alike to clean<br />

up and green-up throughout <strong>the</strong> city.<br />

The annual Clearfield City Fourth of July Celebration is<br />

<strong>the</strong> largest city-sponsored event of <strong>the</strong> year. Although <strong>the</strong><br />

event schedule varies yearly, tradition dictates that <strong>the</strong>re will<br />

be a hometown parade, a 5K Run/2-Mile Walk, pancake<br />

breakfast fundraiser, entertainment, booths, food, and an<br />

absolutely amazing fireworks show at Bernard F. Fisher Park.<br />

Admission to <strong>the</strong> park and fireworks is free for everyone.<br />

O<strong>the</strong>r examples of <strong>the</strong>se events are <strong>the</strong> annual Storytelling<br />

Festival in January and <strong>the</strong> Easter Egg Hunt at Fisher Park.<br />

Whe<strong>the</strong>r a person is young or young at heart, Clearfield City<br />

has something for everyone.<br />

Clearfield City also encourages its residents to take<br />

advantage of <strong>the</strong>ir beautiful geography and scenery.<br />

Clearfield City Community Services Department supports<br />

National Trails Day locally by encouraging residents to hit<br />

<strong>the</strong> trails whe<strong>the</strong>r it is to walk, bike, or ride on a scooter or<br />

in a stroller. City trails include <strong>the</strong> D & RGW Rail Trailand<br />

Canal Trail.<br />

Ano<strong>the</strong>r key individual in <strong>the</strong> history of Clearfield is<br />

Colonel Bernard Frances Fisher, USAF/Retired. He was<br />

<strong>the</strong> son of Bruce L. and Lovina Stoddard Fisher. Bernard’s<br />

fa<strong>the</strong>r was a farmer in Clearfield and Bernard spent his<br />

early years growing up on <strong>the</strong> farm. Bernard was a member<br />

of <strong>the</strong> first class to attend <strong>the</strong> new North <strong>Davis</strong> Junior High<br />

in Clearfield.<br />

He received his commission through <strong>the</strong> University of<br />

Utah ROTC Program and joined <strong>the</strong> Air Force in 1952.<br />

During his career he flew nearly every type of aircraft used<br />

by <strong>the</strong> Air Force.<br />

Colonel Fisher volunteered for duty in Vietnam to fly <strong>the</strong><br />

propeller-driven A-1E Skyrider and arrived <strong>the</strong>re in July of<br />

1965. <strong>On</strong> March 10, 1966, he earned <strong>the</strong> Medal of Honor,<br />

becoming <strong>the</strong> first Air Force officer in Vietnam to receive <strong>the</strong><br />

Honor, which was presented personally to him by President<br />

Lyndon B. Johnson for “uncommon gallantry in <strong>the</strong> face of<br />

death.” He also holds thirteen o<strong>the</strong>r military awards, all of<br />

which were earned before he received <strong>the</strong> nation’s highest<br />

award for courage on <strong>the</strong> battlefield.<br />

A state highway, State Route 193, is named after Fisher, as<br />

well as Bernard F. Fisher Park in Clearfield City. Colonel<br />

Fisher passed away in 2014 at <strong>the</strong> age of eighty-seven.<br />

The vision of Clearfield now and going forward includes<br />

<strong>the</strong> following goals: a clean, attractive, and affordable city;<br />

efficient and responsive municipal services; a transparent,<br />

fiscally-sound government; exceptional parks, recreation,<br />

schools, and events; convenient shopping and employment<br />

opportunities; safe, friendly neighborhoods; and a caring<br />

and involved community. Certainly, Clearfield City is well on<br />

its way to achieving <strong>the</strong>se worthy goals.<br />

❖<br />

Above: The splash pad at <strong>the</strong> Clearfield Aquatic & Fitness Center is open<br />

every year from Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day weekend and is<br />

an extension of <strong>the</strong> year-round excitement at <strong>the</strong> center.<br />

Left: The Clearfield Aquatic & Fitness Center opened its doors year-round to<br />

<strong>the</strong> community in 2005.<br />




It all began in southwestern <strong>Davis</strong> <strong>County</strong> in a small home<br />

built of mud and sticks.<br />

Inside that home, early settler Hannah Holbrook began<br />

teaching six boys who helped herd <strong>the</strong> family’s livestock.<br />

During <strong>the</strong> next decade, teaching moved out of settlers’<br />

homes and into one-room schoolhouses. School districts<br />

popped up in each community as more small schools were<br />

built. In those early days, most students only received an<br />

elementary education. Textbooks and supplies were scarce.<br />

Attendance was not mandatory.<br />

Education has evolved since those early days in 1864. <strong>On</strong>e<br />

change occurred July 17, 1911, with <strong>the</strong> consolidation of<br />

multiple community districts into one county district—<br />

<strong>the</strong> <strong>Davis</strong> School District. At that time, thirteen districts<br />

made up <strong>the</strong> county. Each had its own governing board and<br />

its own superintendent.<br />

But with Utah’s statehood, <strong>the</strong>re was a push to consolidate<br />

school districts and create schools that could serve more<br />

students. The objective was to standardize curriculum in<br />

order to more consistently educate students and replace <strong>the</strong><br />

smaller schools with classes separated by grade.<br />

Approximately 2,730 students attended <strong>Davis</strong> schools in<br />

1911. At <strong>the</strong> time, <strong>the</strong> district consisted of 31 neighborhood<br />

schools—4 with 8 or more rooms, 27 with 1 to 4 rooms.<br />

More than 100 years later, <strong>the</strong> district now serves more<br />

than 72,000 students—including those in district preschools.<br />

The district operates—as of <strong>the</strong> fall of 2016—89<br />

schools, which account for 62 elementary, 16 junior highs,<br />

8 high schools and 3 alternative schools.<br />

Thanks to voter support of a $298 million bond proposal<br />

in November 2015, <strong>the</strong> district will also be building a<br />

new high school in Farmington, an additional junior high<br />

school in west Layton, ano<strong>the</strong>r elementary school in <strong>the</strong><br />

northwest portion of <strong>the</strong> county, and a second elementary<br />

school or rebuild of an existing school depending on<br />

population growth.<br />

That bond will also assist <strong>the</strong> district in its efforts to<br />

remodel Viewmont High School, add a second phase to<br />

Woods Cross High School, add to Mountain High, remodel<br />

Sunset Junior High, add to Mueller Park Junior High and<br />

rebuild West Bountiful Elementary.<br />

Of course, while buildings are critical, nothing can replace<br />

a dedicated and inspiring teacher.<br />

“Education has been an integral part of <strong>the</strong> community since<br />

those early days,” says Superintendent Dr. W. Bryan Bowles,<br />

who was named Utah Superintendent of <strong>the</strong> Year in 2007.<br />

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“As we celebrated <strong>the</strong> district’s formation 100 years ago,”<br />

Bowles says, “we also celebrated and continue to focus on<br />

‘Learning First’ as we move into <strong>the</strong> next century.”<br />

<strong>On</strong>e of <strong>the</strong> throng of inspiring teachers in <strong>the</strong> district is<br />

Allison Riddle, a Foxboro Elementary School fifth-grade<br />

teacher who was named <strong>the</strong> Utah Teacher of <strong>the</strong> Year in 2014.<br />

Teachers like Riddle help <strong>the</strong> district and its students<br />

achieve incredible results.<br />

It is <strong>the</strong> first and only school district in Utah to receive<br />

system-wide K-12 accreditation. It is <strong>the</strong> first Utah district<br />

to have been named to <strong>the</strong> Advanced Placement Honor Roll<br />

six years in a row. It is also home to <strong>the</strong> only K-12 Confucius<br />

Institute in Utah—one of just five public school districts in<br />

<strong>the</strong> U.S. to have such a distinction.<br />

It was also named by <strong>the</strong> Manhattan Institute as having <strong>the</strong><br />

nation’s top graduation rate among <strong>the</strong> 100 largest school<br />

districts in <strong>the</strong> country in 2006. As of 2015 <strong>the</strong> district had a<br />

graduation rate of ninety-three percent—<strong>the</strong> highest among<br />

school districts along <strong>the</strong> Wasatch Front.<br />

The district is <strong>the</strong> county’s second-largest employer, behind<br />

only Hill Air Force Base, and was <strong>the</strong> recipient of <strong>the</strong> prestigious<br />

<strong>Davis</strong> Chamber of Commerce Legacy Award in 2013.<br />

The district received a Certificate of Achievement for<br />

Excellence in Financial Reporting from <strong>the</strong> Government<br />

Finance Officers Association for <strong>the</strong> past thirty-two years,<br />

and has received <strong>the</strong> coveted Energy Star Award for<br />

thirty-six of its schools. Even more are in line to receive it.<br />

It is also home to <strong>the</strong> first net zero-ready school in <strong>the</strong><br />

state—Odyssey Elementary School.<br />

In addition <strong>the</strong> district is becoming more diverse as <strong>the</strong><br />

school years pass by. As of 2016, <strong>the</strong> district was home to<br />

students who spoke sixty-seven different languages. English<br />

is <strong>the</strong> most common, but of <strong>the</strong> students who speak a second<br />

language, sixty-seven percent speak Spanish. Following those<br />

Spanish-speaking students, <strong>the</strong> most common language<br />

spoken by native speakers is Tagalog, followed by Chinese,<br />

Korean, Laotian, Hmong and Vietnamese.<br />

Speaking of languages, <strong>the</strong> district is also home to a<br />

language immersion program in which students in twelve of<br />

<strong>the</strong> district’s elementary schools spend half <strong>the</strong>ir day learning<br />

<strong>the</strong> curriculum in Spanish, French or Chinese. Students who<br />

want to take part in that immersion program can do so at <strong>the</strong><br />

junior high and high school level as well.<br />

Also rigorous are <strong>the</strong> International Baccalaureate programs<br />

at Bountiful and Clearfield High Schools. Concurrent<br />

Enrollment (CE) classes, offered at each of <strong>the</strong> district’s<br />

high schools, provide students a chance to experience<br />

a challenging college level experience and earn not only<br />

high school credit, but also university credit. A total of<br />

27,507 CE credits were earned by students in <strong>the</strong> 2014-15<br />

school year.<br />

To top it off, those who graduated from <strong>the</strong> <strong>Davis</strong> School<br />

District that year also earned nearly $47 million in higher<br />

education scholarships.<br />

Today seems like a dream compared to that small home<br />

where Hannah Holbrook began teaching six boys. But <strong>the</strong><br />

future—filled with education—remains bright and vibrant.<br />





Since its founding in 1998, PerformanceWest Physical<br />

Therapy has become an increasingly integral part of <strong>Davis</strong><br />

<strong>County</strong> and Nor<strong>the</strong>rn Utah. With a focus on patient and<br />

employee satisfaction, PerformanceWest has grown steadily<br />

over <strong>the</strong> years to include <strong>the</strong> wide array of services it offers<br />

today. This long list includes outpatient physical <strong>the</strong>rapy<br />

services in <strong>the</strong> areas of orthopedics, sports, vestibular rehabilitation<br />

with balance and falls prevention, industrial rehabilitation<br />

with work related services, women’s health, and pool<br />

<strong>the</strong>rapy; <strong>the</strong>y also provide in-home physical <strong>the</strong>rapy services.<br />

The creation of PerformanceWest and its following<br />

evolution have been decades in <strong>the</strong> making. Kim W. Reid<br />

and Curtis B. Jolley came upon <strong>the</strong><br />

idea of practicing toge<strong>the</strong>r in <strong>Davis</strong><br />

<strong>County</strong> through multiple discussions<br />

as <strong>the</strong>y interacted in various collegial<br />

and professional experiences. Kim<br />

went to physical <strong>the</strong>rapy school<br />

at <strong>the</strong> University of Texas Medical<br />

Branch in Galveston, Texas, and<br />

Curtis attended <strong>the</strong> Division of<br />

Physical Therapy at <strong>the</strong> University<br />

of Utah. They both graduated in<br />

1989, first meeting when taking <strong>the</strong>ir<br />

professional boards. Kim started his<br />

practice in Bountiful, initially working<br />

in an inpatient geriatrics and<br />

rehabilitation setting. He later opened<br />

a private outpatient practice in 1993,<br />

where he built his practice in <strong>the</strong><br />

lower level of <strong>the</strong> dental building<br />

on 500 South 535 East in Bountiful.<br />

This location was remodeled multiple<br />

times over <strong>the</strong> years to meet <strong>the</strong><br />

needs of growth and change.<br />

Curtis started his career in Taylorsville, working in a very<br />

well respected outpatient practice for several years. While<br />

<strong>the</strong>re, he was able to take advantage of additional training<br />

in manual <strong>the</strong>rapy techniques, completing a two year<br />

residency, <strong>the</strong>reby gaining <strong>the</strong> designation of Master of<br />

Orthopedic Manual Therapy, or MOMT.<br />

Kim and Curtis’ dream of combining forces finally came<br />

to pass in 1998 when <strong>the</strong>y came toge<strong>the</strong>r as partners<br />

in a synergistic enhancement of Kim’s Bountiful practice.<br />

They chose to change <strong>the</strong> name of <strong>the</strong> business to<br />

PerformanceWest Physical Therapy to better describe<br />

and celebrate <strong>the</strong>ir new joint venture and <strong>the</strong> variety of<br />

patients <strong>the</strong>y planned to assist in <strong>the</strong>ir rehabilitation.<br />

They spent hours trying to choose <strong>the</strong> right name, and<br />

when <strong>the</strong>y landed on <strong>the</strong> name “PerformanceWest” it just<br />

seemed to fit, describing human performance and function<br />

for all individuals, as well as pride in <strong>the</strong> location in <strong>the</strong><br />

Rocky Mountain West, which is also denoted in <strong>the</strong>ir logo.<br />

In fact, throughout its lifetime, <strong>the</strong> growth of<br />

PerformanceWest has mirrored and aided <strong>the</strong> growth of<br />

Nor<strong>the</strong>rn Utah. They were one of <strong>the</strong> original sponsors<br />

of <strong>the</strong> Ogden Valley Triathlon, which has now become world<br />

renowned as <strong>the</strong> Xterra National Championships. Along with<br />

this, PerformanceWest has been deeply involved in its local<br />

community from its conception in 1998; <strong>the</strong>y have provided<br />

physical <strong>the</strong>rapy and athletic training services for all of <strong>the</strong><br />

student athletes at Viewmont High School throughout <strong>the</strong> past<br />

two decades. Today, <strong>the</strong>y continue to enjoy <strong>the</strong>ir association<br />

with Viewmont. Being able to help student athletes return to<br />

<strong>the</strong>ir sport following injury, as quickly and safely as possible,<br />

is something in which <strong>the</strong>y pride <strong>the</strong>mselves. In addition, <strong>the</strong>y<br />

are a site for high school internships for students interested in<br />

learning more about <strong>the</strong> profession of Physical Therapy, and<br />

frequently lecture to various high school classes about careers<br />

in physical <strong>the</strong>rapy. From <strong>the</strong> beginning, PerformanceWest<br />

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has also been a clinical site for internships for physical<br />

<strong>the</strong>rapy students from all over <strong>the</strong> country.<br />

PerformanceWest has seen tremendous growth in its<br />

niche in <strong>the</strong> local community. Kim says he remembers <strong>the</strong><br />

earliest days, before Curtis joined him. He recalls putting<br />

<strong>the</strong> very first chart toge<strong>the</strong>r and placing it on <strong>the</strong> shelf. He<br />

worked non-stop every day to market <strong>the</strong> new practice.<br />

PerformanceWest Physical Therapy was <strong>the</strong>n born five years<br />

later. Curtis recalls his thoughts on leaving a successful<br />

practice in Salt Lake and beginning PerformanceWest<br />

with Kim. “From <strong>the</strong> onset of our discussions, I had no<br />

doubt that <strong>the</strong> two of us coming toge<strong>the</strong>r were going to be<br />

successful because we both have a real passion for what<br />

we do as physical <strong>the</strong>rapists.” PerformanceWest Physical<br />

Therapy began with two physical <strong>the</strong>rapists, one office/<br />

billing manager, a receptionist, and a couple of physical<br />

<strong>the</strong>rapy aides. “Comparing that to today is humbling,”<br />

says Kim and Curtis, “and leaves us feeling very blessed.”<br />

Noting PerformanceWest’s involvement in its community<br />

and impressive company growth over <strong>the</strong> years, it is not surprising<br />

that its two guiding principles are, first, “to provide<br />

<strong>the</strong> highest quality of individualized outpatient physical<br />

<strong>the</strong>rapy services in a warm, friendly and fun environment,<br />

and to assist our patients in returning to <strong>the</strong> highest level of<br />

function and quality of life <strong>the</strong>y desire. And second, to<br />

take care of employees and help <strong>the</strong>m feel valued. The result<br />

of following this maxim, Kim says, is that, <strong>the</strong>reafter,<br />

“They will generally take <strong>the</strong> best care of your customers.”<br />

PerformanceWest has now grown to an organization with<br />

over forty employees and four locations: three in <strong>Davis</strong><br />

<strong>County</strong> and one in Weber <strong>County</strong>, with clinic sizes ranging<br />

from 1,500 to 5,500 square feet. They have plans to be<br />

around for long into <strong>the</strong> future. Part of <strong>the</strong>ir business<br />

plan includes hiring <strong>the</strong> type of individuals that have <strong>the</strong><br />

vision and mission <strong>the</strong>y have had from <strong>the</strong> onset of<br />

<strong>the</strong>ir company, coupled with a desire to continue providing<br />

physical <strong>the</strong>rapy services for <strong>the</strong> people of <strong>Davis</strong> <strong>County</strong>,<br />

and all of <strong>the</strong>ir locations, long into <strong>the</strong> future.<br />





MountainWest Surgical Center (MWSC) is a multispecialty<br />

surgical center that provides services in<br />

Ophthalmology, Ear Nose and Throat, Orthopedics,<br />

Podiatry, General Surgery, Urology, and Dentistry. MWSC<br />

is a leader in ambulatory surgical services, allowing<br />

physicians and medical professionals <strong>the</strong> ability to practice<br />

medicine with state-of-<strong>the</strong>-art technology in a friendly<br />

and comfortable environment. The facility, located in<br />

Bountiful, Utah, provides high quality, individualized,<br />

cost-effective surgical healthcare.<br />

MountainWest Surgical Center opened its doors to<br />

patients in 2004. The center was started, in concept, in 1999<br />

by a group of local physicians trying to improve care in<br />

South <strong>Davis</strong> <strong>County</strong>. This group of physicians partnered with<br />

a company to create, develop, and manage <strong>the</strong> business. It<br />

took five long years from concept to reality to open its doors,<br />

in part due to <strong>the</strong> fact that hospitals in <strong>the</strong> market were not<br />

excited to have ano<strong>the</strong>r competitor in <strong>the</strong> marketplace.<br />

The physicians had attempted to partner with hospitals<br />

in <strong>the</strong> community to create a surgical center without much<br />

luck. With that, <strong>the</strong> physicians took <strong>the</strong> risk to venture out<br />

on <strong>the</strong>ir own to create <strong>the</strong>ir own facility. The physicians<br />

wanted more control to improve <strong>the</strong> healthcare process<br />

for <strong>the</strong> patients <strong>the</strong>y treated. They wanted <strong>the</strong> ability to<br />

purchase new equipment and technology to be able to<br />

improve healthcare and compete with o<strong>the</strong>r competitors<br />

in <strong>the</strong> marketplace. They also wanted to have a voice in<br />

determining which equipment, products, and supplies were<br />

needed to provide <strong>the</strong> greatest care for <strong>the</strong>ir patients.<br />

The doctors realized that <strong>the</strong> benefits of a surgical<br />

center are many. Surgery is performed by <strong>the</strong> patient’s own<br />

physician at <strong>the</strong> facility assuring <strong>the</strong> same quality of care to<br />

which <strong>the</strong> patient is accustomed. Simplified admitting and<br />

discharge procedures provide added convenience for <strong>the</strong><br />

patient. The patient’s loved ones can benefit from a relaxing<br />

and informal setting. A surgical center is a lower cost<br />

alternative than a hospital. With each unique case, surgical<br />

centers can provide close, personal attention at all times.<br />

Being contracted with numerous payers in <strong>the</strong> market makes<br />

it easy to negotiate a great rate for <strong>the</strong> consumer.<br />

Just a short twelve years after its opening, <strong>the</strong> center has<br />

served over 50,000 patients. MountainWest Surgical Center<br />

continues to provide high quality care to <strong>the</strong> communities it<br />

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serves. The facility features five fully equipped operating<br />

rooms with <strong>the</strong> latest advanced instrumentation.<br />

Comfortable recovery areas assure privacy and provide an<br />

opportunity for family members and friends to join <strong>the</strong><br />

patient shortly after <strong>the</strong>ir procedure.<br />

MWSC Highlights:<br />

• Licensed by <strong>the</strong> State of Utah;<br />

• AAAHC certified/accredited;<br />

• Accredited by Medicare (CMS);<br />

• Easy freeway access from north and south <strong>Davis</strong> <strong>County</strong>;<br />

and<br />

• Highly qualified staff that was chosen for <strong>the</strong>ir safe,<br />

professional and technical experience.<br />

The new trends in healthcare continue to shift cases<br />

to outpatient surgical centers. Those procedures include<br />

spine procedures, neck fusions, and total joint replacements<br />

of <strong>the</strong> shoulder, hip, and knee. The facility can handle most<br />

surgical needs for a patient who does not require a hospital<br />

stay. The facility is also set up to keep patients up to twentythree<br />

hours to be able to provide <strong>the</strong> necessary care for<br />

those who may need to stay a little longer than anticipated.<br />

MountainWest Surgical Center prides<br />

itself in maintaining a facility of excellent<br />

care. This is accomplished with a group of<br />

excellent team members that care about <strong>the</strong><br />

patient. The staff at MWSC care that <strong>the</strong><br />

patient and family members are well taken<br />

care of, from <strong>the</strong> first phone call, during <strong>the</strong><br />

stay at <strong>the</strong> facility, to <strong>the</strong> post op care, and<br />

contact after <strong>the</strong> procedure. Each patient is an<br />

individual person that needs to be cared and<br />

provided for; MWSC team members are more<br />

interested in patient care than o<strong>the</strong>r items.<br />

Surgical Centers are a cost effective point<br />

of care for <strong>the</strong> consumers in our market.<br />

It is very common for patients to realize<br />

great savings when <strong>the</strong>y use a surgical center<br />

compared to ano<strong>the</strong>r location. This is accomplished through<br />

agreements between <strong>the</strong> facility, insurance companies, and<br />

government agencies of Medicare and Medicaid.<br />

The people at MWSC are also concerned about <strong>the</strong>ir<br />

community and are involved in many charitable activities<br />

including holding food drives and supporting <strong>the</strong> local<br />

students of Bountiful High School and Woods Cross High<br />

School. MWSC is also helping to educate future healthcare<br />

workers. It has been a location for internships for local<br />

high school students who may be interested in healthcare,<br />

and has been in partnership with Weber State University<br />

for nursing students.<br />

The mission of MountainWest Surgical Center is to provide<br />

high quality individualized cost-effective surgical healthcare<br />

in a comfortable patient/family-oriented environment.<br />

MWSC was built with a vision of enhancing patient care<br />

for now and <strong>the</strong> future.<br />

For more information on MountainWest Surgical Center,<br />

please visit www.mountainwestsurgical.com.<br />




Weber State University has delivered educational programs<br />

in <strong>Davis</strong> <strong>County</strong> for more than seventy-five years.<br />

Today, more WSU students come from <strong>Davis</strong> <strong>County</strong> (thirtynine<br />

percent in fall 2015) than any o<strong>the</strong>r county in Utah.<br />

Beginning in 1940, amid <strong>the</strong> military buildup that<br />

followed President Roosevelt’s call for America to become<br />

an “arsenal of democracy,” Weber College began offering<br />

aeronautics and training courses for pilots and civilian<br />

employees at <strong>the</strong> newly opened Hill Field, later renamed<br />

Hill Air Force Base (HAFB).<br />

In 1970, with HAFB becoming one of Utah’s largest<br />

employers, Weber State began offering classes at <strong>the</strong> base,<br />

determined to provide military and civilian personnel<br />

with educational opportunities near <strong>the</strong>ir work. Eventually,<br />

WSU moved off <strong>the</strong> base into <strong>the</strong> Clearfield Center in<br />

1992 and to <strong>the</strong> Layton Center in 1994. Weber purchased<br />

and remodeled a former office building and moved to<br />

<strong>the</strong> <strong>Davis</strong> Center in Layton in 1997. Evening classes were<br />

also offered in area high schools during this period.<br />

The school’s longtime quest to establish a full campus<br />

took flight in 1994, when a visionary planning committee<br />

finally secured funding and 106 acres of land in Layton<br />

for <strong>the</strong> future Weber State University <strong>Davis</strong>. Overcoming<br />

years of setbacks, committee members, including former<br />

Utah legislative leader Haven J. Barlow and <strong>Davis</strong><br />

<strong>County</strong> educator Jean Madsen, saw <strong>the</strong>ir dreams<br />

materialize in 2003 with <strong>the</strong> opening of <strong>the</strong> first building<br />

at <strong>the</strong> new <strong>Davis</strong> campus. A second classroom building<br />

opened ten years later. WSU acquired and renovated an<br />

adjacent facility, providing additional instructional space<br />

in 2015.<br />

Weber State University <strong>Davis</strong> currently serves more than<br />

3,600 university students with eighteen complete degree<br />

and certificate programs. In addition, <strong>the</strong> Nor<strong>the</strong>rn Utah<br />

Academy for Math, Engineering, and Science, an early<br />

college high school, is located at <strong>the</strong> WSU <strong>Davis</strong> campus,<br />

with a fall 2015 enrollment of 750 students. The campus’<br />

master plan envisions a total of ten major buildings and<br />

a student body of more than 10,000.<br />

In addition to <strong>the</strong> ongoing expansion of WSU <strong>Davis</strong>,<br />

<strong>the</strong> university’s passion for making top-quality, higher<br />

education available in <strong>Davis</strong> <strong>County</strong> is evidenced by<br />

a Center for Continuing Education in Clearfield and<br />

<strong>the</strong> recently opened Weber State Farmington Station.<br />

Both are key components of Weber State’s efforts to<br />

DAVIS COUNTY—<strong>On</strong> <strong>the</strong> <strong>Move</strong><br />


make college courses and professional development opportunities<br />

convenient and flexible, especially for adult and<br />

working students.<br />

Weber State University understands that <strong>Davis</strong> <strong>County</strong>’s<br />

future growth and prosperity depend on an educated,<br />

well-trained workforce. By enlarging its physical presence,<br />

streng<strong>the</strong>ning community partnerships, and adapting its<br />

educational offerings to accommodate emerging trends,<br />

Weber State is poised to serve this diverse, dynamic<br />

community for generations to come.<br />





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Above: The <strong>Davis</strong> Chamber of Commerce, Northfront Business Resource<br />

Center, DATC.<br />

Below: Annual <strong>Davis</strong> Chamber Mayors Luncheon.<br />

The <strong>Davis</strong> Chamber of Commerce was established<br />

in 2001 as a result of <strong>the</strong> mergers of four different chambers<br />

of commerce in <strong>Davis</strong> <strong>County</strong>. The Layton-North <strong>Davis</strong>,<br />

Greater North <strong>Davis</strong>, South <strong>Davis</strong> Area, and Kaysville<br />

Chambers of Commerce came toge<strong>the</strong>r to create <strong>the</strong> <strong>Davis</strong><br />

Chamber of Commerce. In fact, <strong>the</strong> <strong>Davis</strong> Chamber logo<br />

has fifteen spikes representing each of <strong>the</strong> fifteen cities<br />

in <strong>Davis</strong> <strong>County</strong> and <strong>the</strong> more than 300,000 residents.<br />

The organization is governed by an executive board of<br />

fifteen members with oversight by a board of governors<br />

of ninety-four members, and growing.<br />

The Mission of <strong>the</strong> <strong>Davis</strong> Chamber of Commerce is<br />

to advance business prosperity by uniting <strong>the</strong> business<br />

community, providing business advocacy, and promoting a<br />

vibrant economy. The <strong>Davis</strong> Chamber continues to provide<br />

excellent programs and services to <strong>the</strong>ir members such as:<br />

• Networking Opportunities<br />

• Government Advocacy<br />

• Training Opportunities<br />

• Leadership Programs<br />

• Communication<br />

• Advertising and Promotion Opportunities<br />

By combining networking opportunities for businesses<br />

of all sizes with a robust legislative presence, <strong>the</strong> chamber<br />

is better able to meet its mission of advancing business<br />

prosperity in <strong>Davis</strong> <strong>County</strong>. By utilizing <strong>the</strong> strengths of its<br />

general membership, <strong>the</strong> chamber’s influence is felt throughout<br />

<strong>the</strong> county and state.<br />

Opportunities for involvement in committees and events<br />

include Legislative Affairs, Military Affairs, Women in Business,<br />

Business Alliance, Lakesiders, Annual Awards Banquet,<br />

Business to Business Expo, Business and Economic Summit<br />

and Training, Annual Chamber Golf Tournament, Leadership<br />

Institute, Taste of <strong>the</strong> Town, Transportation Committee, and<br />

many more.<br />

In <strong>the</strong> public policy arena, <strong>the</strong> <strong>Davis</strong> Chamber has<br />

a loud and powerful voice, protecting <strong>the</strong> interests of<br />

business while promoting quality of life. They work with<br />

legislators to bring business-friendly regulation to all of<br />

Utah, focusing especially on funding for capital facilities.<br />

As a driver of business growth, <strong>the</strong>y are working to<br />

achieve lasting economic viability for all <strong>Davis</strong> <strong>County</strong><br />

area business.<br />

Current President and CEO Angie Osguthorpe said this<br />

about <strong>the</strong> organization, “We are working hard to increase<br />

our influence and be a clearing house of resources for<br />

<strong>the</strong> business community. Prosperity and quality of life are<br />

<strong>the</strong> goals we aspire to, for all <strong>the</strong> businesses and residents<br />

of <strong>the</strong> county. But we couldn’t do any of it without <strong>the</strong> hard<br />

work and dedication of our members. They are why we do<br />

what we do.”<br />

The <strong>Davis</strong> Chamber of Commerce is <strong>the</strong> premier business<br />

organization in <strong>the</strong> county committed to sustaining <strong>the</strong><br />

growth and prosperity of <strong>the</strong> entire area.<br />

More information about <strong>the</strong> <strong>Davis</strong> Chamber of Commerce<br />

can be found at www.davischamberofcommerce.com.<br />

DAVIS COUNTY—<strong>On</strong> <strong>the</strong> <strong>Move</strong><br />



Established in 1940, Hill Air Force Base is headquartered<br />

twenty-five miles north of Salt Lake City along <strong>the</strong> Wasatch<br />

Range. The base is home to <strong>the</strong> 75th Air Base Wing and<br />

<strong>the</strong> Ogden Air Logistics Complex, one of three Air Force<br />

sustainment complexes nationwide.<br />

Serving as a critical logistics, support, maintenance and<br />

testing center for <strong>the</strong> Air Force’s most advanced aircraft and<br />

weapons systems, <strong>the</strong> base provides Air Force-wide, depotlevel<br />

overhaul and repair support, which is essential to<br />

ensuring <strong>the</strong> proper execution of Air Force operations. The<br />

base is also home to <strong>the</strong> 388th and 419th Fighter Wings.<br />

After nearly four decades flying <strong>the</strong> F-16, <strong>the</strong> units were<br />

selected as <strong>the</strong> new home for <strong>the</strong> Air Force’s first operational<br />

F-35A Lightning II, <strong>the</strong> Department of Defense’s (DOD)<br />

fifth generation fighter aircraft.<br />

Hill AFB owns and operates <strong>the</strong> Utah Test and Training<br />

Range, located 100 miles west of <strong>the</strong> base. This 2.3 million<br />

acre training range and airspace is used by Hill AFB, as<br />

well as o<strong>the</strong>r mission partners and range customers. It is<br />

an ideal location for <strong>the</strong> testing and evaluation of weapon<br />

systems requiring large safety footprints. Multiple services,<br />

including o<strong>the</strong>r Air Force active duty and reserve combat<br />

units, U.S. Army, U.S. Army National Guard, Navy Special<br />

Forces and allied units use <strong>the</strong> range.<br />

The total economic impact of <strong>the</strong> base and <strong>the</strong> Utah Test<br />

and Training Range in <strong>the</strong> state is estimated at over $3 billion<br />

annually. The base is <strong>the</strong> largest single-site employer in Utah<br />

with more than 23,000 military and civilian employees.<br />

The 75th Air Base Wing serves as Hill AFB’s host organization<br />

and provides readiness and installation support<br />

for personnel in <strong>the</strong> Ogden Air Logistics Complex, <strong>the</strong><br />

388th and 419th Fighter Wings, and more than fifty o<strong>the</strong>r<br />

associate units. The wing is responsible for mission support,<br />

civil engineering, medical services, airfield operations,<br />

safety, finance, command post, explosive ordnance disposal<br />

and ground operations for <strong>the</strong> installation and <strong>the</strong> Utah<br />

Test and Training Range.<br />



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Above: Left to right, four doctors of Tanner Clinic in <strong>the</strong> 1950s, Robert Bitner,<br />

Dee J. Cutler, Robert Kelly and Robert Christensen, a dentist who worked<br />

at Tanner.<br />

Right: The “founders” of <strong>the</strong> <strong>Davis</strong> Medical Center, <strong>the</strong> doctors most helpful<br />

in launching <strong>the</strong> center, 1977. Left to right, Dee J. Cutler, V. Robert Kelly,<br />

Ralph Peterson, Robert Bitner, Noall Tanner and Joe Amano.<br />

Tanner Clinic and <strong>Davis</strong> <strong>County</strong> have grown up toge<strong>the</strong>r.<br />

Back when <strong>the</strong>y were both youngsters, about a hundred<br />

years ago, patients visiting <strong>the</strong> first Tanner medical office<br />

looked out <strong>the</strong> second-story window onto Layton’s Main<br />

Street and across empty fields and wide expanses. In fact,<br />

when <strong>the</strong> clinic’s founder, Dr. A. Z. Tanner, arrived in<br />

Layton in 1913, <strong>the</strong> street was rowed with fresh telephone<br />

poles—installed only a year earlier.<br />

The radical new fad of automobiles<br />

ended <strong>the</strong> era of horse-and-buggy medicine,<br />

which saw Dr. A. Z. traveling throughout<br />

<strong>the</strong> county to perform kitchen-table<br />

surgeries under wavering candle light.<br />

However, Dr. A. Z.’s son, Dr. Noall Tanner,<br />

and o<strong>the</strong>r Tanner physicians did continue<br />

to make house calls into <strong>the</strong> 1960s.<br />

<strong>On</strong>e newspaper article, reporting on<br />

Noall’s death in 1986 explained, “It’s said<br />

that he (Dr. Noall Tanner) visited every<br />

home in <strong>Davis</strong> <strong>County</strong> at least once in<br />

those first years.”<br />

It was World War II that boosted both<br />

<strong>the</strong> county and <strong>the</strong> clinic to become <strong>the</strong><br />

entities we know today. In 1934, Noall<br />

joined his fa<strong>the</strong>r and <strong>the</strong> young physician<br />

worked tirelessly at <strong>the</strong> new Hill Field<br />

during <strong>the</strong> war years.<br />

In <strong>the</strong> ensuing years, Doctors A. Z. and Noall Tanner<br />

became known for <strong>the</strong>ir ability to do mass tonsillectomies.<br />

Many <strong>Davis</strong> old-timers like Sharm Stevenson remember<br />

<strong>the</strong> process. About 1944, a dozen young Stevenson cousins<br />

ga<strong>the</strong>red and <strong>the</strong> two physicians “went down <strong>the</strong> row”<br />

removing <strong>the</strong> troublesome organ, he remembers.<br />

In <strong>the</strong> early 1950s, following A. Z.’s death in 1946,<br />

three young physicians joined Noall. Doctors Bob Kelly,<br />

Robert Bitner and Dee J. Cutler became models for <strong>the</strong><br />

beloved, respected family doctor, practicing in a modern<br />

new medical facility that opened on Gentile Street in 1960,<br />

a building many Layton residents remember visiting.<br />

Dr. Noall Tanner and his colleagues were influential in <strong>the</strong><br />

establishment of <strong>Davis</strong> Hospital in 1976, which opened <strong>the</strong><br />

county to many specialties and sophisticated medical techniques.<br />

A new Tanner facility opened just across <strong>the</strong> street.<br />

That facility has grown from a few medical offices to what<br />

it is today. Not only has <strong>the</strong> clinic expanded to four floors<br />

and a second building, <strong>the</strong> Layton location is central to<br />

branch locations in Kaysville, Syracuse and Roy—and soon<br />

East Layton.<br />

Tanner Clinic has fulfilled Dr. Noall Tanner’s early, prophetic<br />

vision of what today is standard in <strong>the</strong> health industry: a<br />

one-stop shopping center for all medical needs. Noall would<br />

be justifiably proud if he could see <strong>the</strong> clinic today.<br />

DAVIS COUNTY—<strong>On</strong> <strong>the</strong> <strong>Move</strong><br />


ABUKAR’ S<br />

STORY<br />

For over 100 years, United Way of Salt Lake has served<br />

and streng<strong>the</strong>ned <strong>the</strong> greater Salt Lake community.<br />

Established in 1904 as <strong>the</strong> Salt Lake Charity Association,<br />

its original mission was to help <strong>the</strong> poor, and coordinate<br />

multiple programs. The historic “community chest” with a<br />

broad charitable mission has transformed into an agent<br />

for social change focused on collective impact—bringing<br />

partners toge<strong>the</strong>r in new and innovative ways to identify<br />

problems and develop lasting solutions.<br />

Today, United Way of Salt Lake is pursuing lasting social<br />

change on <strong>the</strong> most difficult issues we face as a community:<br />

poverty, poor health, lagging educational achievement.<br />

Because no single organization can create lasting change on<br />

<strong>the</strong>ir own, United Way of Salt Lake is harnessing <strong>the</strong> power<br />

of nonprofits, government, corporations, and thousands of<br />

individuals to work toge<strong>the</strong>r.<br />

In 2013, just weeks before starting first grade, Abukar<br />

arrived in <strong>the</strong> U.S. from a refugee camp in South Africa.<br />

He started school in a Promise Partnership Community<br />

School. Very shy, he had difficulty adapting to a new<br />

language, culture, community, and home. When it<br />

came time to take beginning of <strong>the</strong> year literacy tests,<br />

he was way below benchmarks. Through coordinated<br />

and committed efforts of teachers and o<strong>the</strong>r partners at<br />

his school and community, Abukar is today a confident,<br />

outgoing third grader who loves reading, math, and<br />

playing soccer. “Learning makes me happy because it<br />

makes you smarter.” At <strong>the</strong> beginning of <strong>the</strong> school year,<br />

his reading was right on grade level.<br />

How does United Way of Salt Lake work toge<strong>the</strong>r to<br />

create change? It’s simple.<br />

• Improving education, health, and financial stability for<br />

every family in our community takes work in schools and<br />

neighborhoods across our region.<br />

• We unite powerful partnerships around a shared vision,<br />

identify effective paths to success, and deliver programs<br />

across neighborhoods and in community schools.<br />

• These community schools provide opportunities for<br />

children, families, and entire communities by integrating<br />

health, basic needs, tutoring, and afterschool programs.<br />

• By working toge<strong>the</strong>r, we can ensure that kids are on track<br />

to succeed in school and families have access to essential<br />

community resources.<br />

Toge<strong>the</strong>r with 150 partners and thousands of volunteers,<br />

we work in twenty-seven schools and neighborhood<br />

centers across seven communities to impact over 80,000<br />

low-income students.<br />

United Way of Salt Lake believes that no problem is so<br />

big that we cannot solve it toge<strong>the</strong>r, but it takes all of<br />

us: fundraisers, handraisers, changemakers, partners, and<br />

YOU to create lasting change. Join us and be part of <strong>the</strong><br />

change at www.uw.org.<br />


Profile donated by HVAC Construction.<br />





Stevens-Henager College was founded in September of<br />

1891 by a college professor from Nebraska, Dr. J. A. Smith.<br />

Its original mission was to prepare students for careers in<br />

commerce. At that time, <strong>the</strong>re was an awakening of commercial<br />

colleges to prepare students specifically for <strong>the</strong> workplace.<br />

Our mission has not changed in 125 years. The college<br />

is still preparing students for valuable careers in business,<br />

technology, and medical careers. Our students are those who<br />

did not immediately take advantage of a college education<br />

upon graduation from high school. Many of our students<br />

became parents or just decided to take some time to<br />

determine <strong>the</strong>ir future course of action. As <strong>the</strong> economics of<br />

our time weighed heavy on <strong>the</strong>se individuals and <strong>the</strong> ability<br />

to qualify for careers that would pay enough to live comfortably<br />

waned, <strong>the</strong> decision has been made to return to college.<br />

“We welcome our students who have life experience as<br />

well as a need for more education. We encourage <strong>the</strong>m to<br />

enjoy <strong>the</strong> time <strong>the</strong>y spend with us learning and preparing<br />

for <strong>the</strong>ir future. Statistics show that with more education,<br />

students become capable employees and entrepreneurs<br />

with a more stable career and with a higher earning capacity.<br />

The staff and faculty at <strong>the</strong> college appreciate our students<br />

and enjoy helping <strong>the</strong>m accomplish <strong>the</strong>ir goals” says thirtyyear<br />

educator, President Vicky L. Dewsnup. President Dewsnup<br />

is responsible for <strong>the</strong> campuses in Salt Lake, Layton, Ogden,<br />

and Logan, Utah, and Boise and Nampa, Idaho. Her love of<br />

<strong>the</strong> college and her commitment to its students is evident in<br />

her many years of service.<br />

Gone are <strong>the</strong> days that Stevens-Henager College was a<br />

secretarial school. They are proud of that label but need<br />

<strong>the</strong> community to know that <strong>the</strong>y offer nursing, surgical<br />

technology, medical assisting, pharmacy technician, healthcare<br />

administration, software development, networking<br />

administrator, web development and design, accounting,<br />

and business with employment services for graduates.<br />

From <strong>the</strong> Associate Degree to <strong>the</strong> Master’s Degree,<br />

Stevens-Henager College can assist students to reach new<br />

levels of educational prowess. The college is also versatile in<br />

its delivery modes. Students attend two days each week at<br />

<strong>the</strong> campus and participate in those same courses from<br />

home two days each week. This mode is referred to as<br />

hybrid education, which is <strong>the</strong> most popular learning mode<br />

available today.<br />

Stevens-Henager College became a nonprofit, private<br />

college in 2013 and is proud of <strong>the</strong> services it offers to <strong>the</strong><br />

community. SHC offers a rich heritage to its students and<br />

graduates and is a proud business in <strong>Davis</strong>, Weber, Cache,<br />

Salt Lake, Utah, and Washington Counties in Utah.<br />

Wherever <strong>the</strong>re is a Stevens-Henager College, <strong>the</strong>re are<br />

good people ready to serve <strong>the</strong> community.<br />

DAVIS COUNTY—<strong>On</strong> <strong>the</strong> <strong>Move</strong><br />



The Reading Horizons reading system was authored in <strong>the</strong><br />

1970s when Charlotte Lockhart, a teacher and school administrator<br />

in Illinois, developed a method to give struggling students<br />

effective skills needed to decode <strong>the</strong> English language. A<br />

pediatrician from Utah attended a conference where Charlotte<br />

was presenting and brought her method to <strong>the</strong> Wasatch Front.<br />

Leonard and Linda Eversole saw <strong>the</strong> potential for this reading<br />

program and collaborated with Charlotte to computerize her<br />

method through <strong>the</strong>ir business, HEC Software.<br />

Reading Horizons was founded with <strong>the</strong> goal of providing<br />

literacy to everyone by training teachers in two programs,<br />

Reading Horizons Discovery ® for students in Kindergarten<br />

through grade 3, and Reading Horizons Elevate ® , for struggling<br />

readers in grades 4 through 12, English Language Learners,<br />

and adults. Use of <strong>the</strong>se direct instruction materials and<br />

software enables students to quickly learn foundational<br />

reading skills and close gaps in instruction that prevent<br />

reading success.<br />

Reading Horizons started as a very small family business<br />

and has grown to a staff of over fifty educators, software and<br />

web developers, customer service representatives, and o<strong>the</strong>r<br />

team members. The Reading Horizons products are consistently<br />

updated to include customer feedback and state-of<strong>the</strong>-art<br />

technology. Reading Horizons has been utilized<br />

by over 10,000 schools and hundreds of adult education<br />

programs and juvenile and adult correctional facilities.<br />

For <strong>the</strong> last sixteen years,<br />

Reading Horizons has had its offices<br />

in North Salt Lake. In May of 2016,<br />

<strong>the</strong> company moved to its new<br />

22,000 square foot building located<br />

in Kaysville, Utah, where employees<br />

are actively engaged in <strong>the</strong> community.<br />

Reading Horizons participates<br />

in <strong>the</strong> RISE Institute for Literacy<br />

Foundation, created in 2009 to provide<br />

reading products and services<br />

to people who cannot afford <strong>the</strong>m.<br />

The RISE Literacy Center, located in<br />

<strong>the</strong> Reading Horizons main office, provides tutoring and<br />

reading instruction for struggling readers who live locally.<br />

The company also provides a free online workshop for<br />

pre-service teachers through many colleges and universities.<br />

The best summation of <strong>the</strong>ir values and hope for <strong>the</strong><br />

future is found in <strong>the</strong>ir mission statement: “Reading<br />

Horizons respects <strong>the</strong> inherent dignity and worth of every<br />

individual. We believe, in a very real sense, that <strong>the</strong> effective<br />

or ineffective functioning of people is this world’s greatest<br />

source of progress and happiness or its greatest source of<br />

regression and frustration. It is imperative that students<br />

and teachers alike are given <strong>the</strong> tools and training that <strong>the</strong>y<br />

need to succeed.”<br />





In September 1965 scores of support letters, resolutions<br />

and telegrams flooded <strong>the</strong> offices of Utah Governor Calvin L.<br />

Rampton, elected U.S. officials, and even <strong>the</strong> President of <strong>the</strong><br />

United States. The communications all strongly supported<br />

Thiokol Chemical Corporation and Dr. Robert L. Marquardt,<br />

who later founded Management & Training Corporation<br />

(MTC) in 1981, in opening a Job Corps Center in Clearfield,<br />

Utah. The national Job Corps program was started as an<br />

initiative by President Lyndon B. Johnson to combat poverty<br />

by providing education to youth, aged 16-24 in poverty at<br />

no cost to <strong>the</strong>m or <strong>the</strong>ir families. The proposed site was <strong>the</strong><br />

former Clearfield U.S. Naval Supply Depot. A year later,<br />

in October 1966, <strong>the</strong> Clearfield Job Corps Center (CJCC)<br />

opened its doors to disadvantaged young men.<br />

Today, a beautiful 84-acre co-ed campus located next<br />

to <strong>the</strong> Freeport Center and operated by MTC, with<br />

corporate headquarters in Centerville, is celebrating its fiftieth<br />

anniversary. The completely voluntary program offers<br />

educational and career technical training in <strong>the</strong> medical,<br />

construction and service clusters, and has an enrollment of<br />

1,002 students. Program applicants must meet <strong>the</strong> federal<br />

poverty guidelines and cannot have any pending court<br />

issues. Job Corps students receive industry-recognized training<br />

and certifications that allow <strong>the</strong>m to grow a career in <strong>the</strong>ir<br />

chosen field, in addition to earning a high school diploma<br />

or GED, if needed. The center also offers an Advanced<br />

Automotive program operated by United Auto Workers<br />

(UAW-LETC) that provides premiere industry training in<br />

Toyota curriculum, diesel mechanics and collision repair/<br />

auto body. CJCC also provides housing, meals, employability<br />

skills training, internships, and placement services. The<br />

success of <strong>the</strong> center’s graduates is evident in its consistently<br />

high placement rate (91 percent) of students into jobs, higher<br />

education, advanced training and <strong>the</strong> military.<br />

CJCC’s community impact is sizeable, with thousands of<br />

community service hours donated each year through its<br />

community partnerships and skilled trade projects benefiting<br />

local nonprofits. The center is also one of <strong>Davis</strong> <strong>County</strong>’s<br />

largest employers with 330 staff members. Throughout<br />

CJCC’s fifty-year history, its commitment to <strong>the</strong> success of<br />

its students has remained steadfast and will continue to be a<br />

cornerstone of <strong>the</strong> center’s mission in <strong>the</strong> years to come.<br />

For more program information or to hire a skilled Job<br />

Corps graduate, visit clearfield.jobcorps.gov.<br />

DAVIS COUNTY—<strong>On</strong> <strong>the</strong> <strong>Move</strong><br />


Intermountain Healthcare’s mission is “helping people<br />

live <strong>the</strong> healthiest lives possible.” This mission supports <strong>the</strong><br />

vision of being a model health system by providing excellent<br />

service at an affordable cost. Intermountain Healthcare is<br />

a not-for-profit organization based in Salt Lake City that<br />

operates twenty-two hospitals and more than 185 clinics<br />

throughout Utah and Idaho.<br />

Intermountain Healthcare purchased a seventy-acre plot of<br />

land in 2008 in Layton with plans to build a hospital. The<br />

community was supportive and encouraging as plans were<br />

developed to bring <strong>the</strong> right services to <strong>the</strong> area. Layton<br />

Hospital broke ground in April 2016 at its location at 201 West<br />

Layton Parkway, just west of I-15. Completion is scheduled for<br />

mid-2018, with <strong>the</strong> medical office opening in <strong>the</strong> fall of 2017.<br />

Layton Hospital will be a five-story, 300,000 square foot<br />

hospital with a four-story medical office building. The hospital<br />

will integrate light, color, sound, landscaping, and walking<br />

paths to provide a healing environment for patients and<br />

families. Features will include Primary Children’s Hospital<br />

pediatric services, medical/surgical services, forty-three licensed<br />

beds, women and newborn units, a special care nursery, a GI<br />

lab, adult inpatient care, an emergency department, imaging<br />

services, a physical <strong>the</strong>rapy/rehabilitation unit, an infusion<br />

unit, a pharmacy, and physician offices.<br />

Support from many individuals and groups have helped<br />

make Layton Hospital a reality. Incumbent Layton Mayor Bob<br />

Stevenson says, “<strong>the</strong> hospital is an important part of developing<br />

<strong>the</strong> area to better serve <strong>the</strong> community.” Vice President and<br />

CEO for Intermountain Healthcare’s North Region Tim Pehrson<br />

says, “We are excited to be a part of <strong>the</strong> rejuvenation of<br />

historic downtown Layton and to provide easier access to<br />

Intermountain Healthcare services to <strong>Davis</strong> <strong>County</strong> residents.”<br />

Layton Hospital is led by Administrator Judy Williamson.<br />

About her role, Judy says, “I view myself as supporting <strong>the</strong><br />

nurses and staff in <strong>the</strong> best way possible to take care of<br />

patients. This happens through hiring <strong>the</strong> right staff and<br />

<strong>the</strong>n ensuring <strong>the</strong> right processes and infrastructure are in<br />

place at Layton Hospital. I’m excited for this opportunity.”<br />

With <strong>the</strong> growth of <strong>Davis</strong> <strong>County</strong>, Layton Hospital will<br />

serve a population that needs medical care and <strong>the</strong> latest<br />

technology closer to home. Over <strong>the</strong> next couple of years,<br />

<strong>the</strong> <strong>Davis</strong> <strong>County</strong> community is eager to see <strong>the</strong> progress of<br />

<strong>the</strong> hospital and will certainly be eager to use <strong>the</strong> facility<br />

once it comes online in 2018.<br />







Westside Medical Family Practice is a family-owned<br />

medical clinic in <strong>Davis</strong> <strong>County</strong> that was founded in October<br />

of 1989. Located in Clinton, Dr. Corey Ericksen built his<br />

practice from <strong>the</strong> ground up. When <strong>the</strong> clinic was first built,<br />

<strong>the</strong>re were only six exam rooms, an x-ray room, a laboratory<br />

about <strong>the</strong> size of a broom closet, and a treatment room for<br />

emergencies and procedures. There were two offices for <strong>the</strong><br />

doctors to share and a front desk with sliding shelves to hold<br />

<strong>the</strong> patients' files. At that time, <strong>the</strong> doctors would dictate<br />

<strong>the</strong>ir visits with <strong>the</strong> patients into a small recorder and <strong>the</strong>y<br />

would have someone pick<br />

up those cassettes weekly<br />

to have <strong>the</strong>m typed. The<br />

front desk personnel would<br />

have to go through and<br />

put all <strong>the</strong> dictation into<br />

<strong>the</strong> patients’ charts.<br />

Westside Medical has<br />

come a long way since<br />

<strong>the</strong>n. They quickly grew<br />

out of <strong>the</strong>ir small clinic,<br />

and, in 1993, started to<br />

build onto <strong>the</strong> facility. In<br />

<strong>the</strong> spring of 1994 <strong>the</strong>y<br />

had four new exam rooms,<br />

a larger billing office, and<br />

three more rooms for office space. They also added a basement<br />

for x-ray/chart storage and a breakroom. This was <strong>the</strong><br />

state of Westside Medical for fourteen more years.<br />

As Clinton grew, so did <strong>the</strong> Westside Medical Family<br />

practice. Dr. Ericksen began looking for land that was close<br />

by on which to build a larger clinic. They broke ground<br />

in 2008 and moved into <strong>the</strong>ir current building at <strong>the</strong> end<br />

of August 2009.<br />

They now treat <strong>the</strong> whole family, from newborns to<br />

geriatrics, and treat both acute and chronic conditions.<br />

They focus on preventative medicine to help <strong>the</strong>ir patients<br />

stay healthier longer. They continually seek to incorporate<br />

new technologies to communicate with patients and provide<br />

<strong>the</strong> most up-to-date medical care.<br />

Westside Medical started out with just one small clinic,<br />

but now, twenty-seven years later, has urgent care,<br />

pediatrics, and pediatric behavioral clinics, all ready to<br />

serve <strong>the</strong> community. Their mission is “to bring <strong>the</strong> highest<br />

quality of care to our patients, keeping both body and mind<br />

healthy. We are committed to serving our community. We<br />

are a working family and strive to help each o<strong>the</strong>r reach our<br />

highest potential, knowing that if our employees are healthy<br />

and happy, <strong>the</strong>y will be more compassionate and empa<strong>the</strong>tic<br />

toward <strong>the</strong> patients we care for.”<br />

Additional information is available on Westside Medical<br />

Family Practice on <strong>the</strong> Internet at www.westsidemedical.org.<br />

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DAVIS COUNTY—<strong>On</strong> <strong>the</strong> <strong>Move</strong><br />


Manufacturing/Technology<br />

<strong>Davis</strong> <strong>County</strong> is rapidly becoming<br />

a high tech corridor for <strong>the</strong> state of Utah,<br />

led by software development and manufacturing<br />

Lifetime Products, Inc. ............................................................................................166<br />

Orbital ATK ..........................................................................................................170<br />

CubiScan ® .............................................................................................................174<br />

Vista Outdoor, Inc. .................................................................................................178<br />

Structural Steel & Plate Fabrication .........................................................................180<br />

Utility Trailer Manufacturing Company .....................................................................182<br />

KIHOMAC, Inc. .....................................................................................................183<br />

Futura Industries ...................................................................................................184<br />

Cleasby Manufacturing of Utah ................................................................................185<br />

Descente ...............................................................................................................186<br />

Step-Saver, Inc.......................................................................................................187<br />



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Right: Lifetime’s founder, Barry Mower.<br />

Below: Lifetime’s Corporate Headquarters are located at <strong>the</strong> Freeport Center<br />

in Clearfield, Utah.<br />

Lifetime Products, Inc., is a privately-owned company<br />

and worldwide manufacturer of folding tables and chairs,<br />

sporting goods equipment, outdoor storage sheds, kayaks<br />

and paddleboards, and lawn and garden products. Lifetime<br />

Products has its headquarters and vertically-integrated<br />

manufacturing facilities at <strong>the</strong> Freeport Center in Clearfield,<br />

Utah. The company is globally diverse and maintains a<br />

wholly-owned and operated manufacturing facility in<br />

Xiamen, China, with distribution facilities in Columbus,<br />

Ohio; Kansas City, Missouri; and Monterrey, Mexico, and<br />

an additional manufacturing facility under construction in<br />

Knoxville, Tennessee.<br />

The business venture that became Lifetime Products<br />

started in March of 1986 as a single idea in a garage in<br />

Ogden, Utah. As a dedicated fa<strong>the</strong>r and fan of basketball,<br />

founder Barry Mower simply wanted to build a better<br />

basketball hoop for his family. He took his passion for<br />

innovation and expanded beyond this initial project through<br />

several companies, eventually evolving into a global company<br />

called Lifetime Products. The philosophy for <strong>the</strong> name, as<br />

well as <strong>the</strong> goal of <strong>the</strong> company, has been to build durable,<br />

lasting products for consumers and <strong>the</strong>ir families.<br />

The evolution of Lifetime began in 1973 when Mower went<br />

searching for a better basketball system. When <strong>the</strong> system he<br />

looked for could not be found, Mower purchased a piece of<br />

heavy-duty used pipe, a sheet of plywood, and a basketball<br />

rim. Seeing that o<strong>the</strong>rs might also desire a quality basketball<br />

system in <strong>the</strong>ir yards, he placed an ad in <strong>the</strong> Big Nickel, <strong>the</strong><br />

local free classified newspaper, and made his first sale.<br />

Not long after selling his first basketball system, Barry<br />

created A1 Basketball Standards, which shortly after became<br />

American Playworld also specializing in backyard trampolines.<br />

The company was based out of <strong>the</strong> Mower family garage.<br />

It quickly expanded into many more types of playground<br />

equipment, including te<strong>the</strong>rball poles and swing sets. Soon,<br />

it was evident he needed a larger retail store. The family<br />

purchased a home in Riverdale, which served as both living<br />

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quarters for <strong>the</strong> family and a small retail store. Several<br />

years later, <strong>the</strong> company transformed <strong>the</strong> basketball industry<br />

with <strong>the</strong> introduction of <strong>the</strong> Quick Adjust basketball pole,<br />

engineered with a mechanism designed by Coach LaDell<br />

Anderson from Brigham Young University. The adjustment<br />

was originally designed as a training aid that enabled <strong>the</strong><br />

hoop to adjust in height, allowing younger players to perfect<br />

<strong>the</strong>ir skills. It was <strong>the</strong> first complete basketball system, pole,<br />

backboard, rim, and adjustment that could be raised or<br />

lowered with a broomstick.<br />

In March 1986 a separate company was created to concentrate<br />

specifically on manufacturing adjustable basketball<br />

systems. This new company was named Lifetime Products.<br />

Over <strong>the</strong> years, Lifetime Products, Inc., has applied innovation<br />

and cutting-edge technology in plastics and metals to<br />

create a family of affordable lifestyle products that feature<br />

superior strength and durability.<br />

With <strong>the</strong> success of <strong>the</strong> first adjustable height basketball<br />

system, Lifetime proceeded to invent <strong>the</strong> first portable<br />

basketball hoop, followed by <strong>the</strong> first complete basketball<br />

system to be packaged in one box. This simple, yet novel<br />

concept made basketball systems easy for mass retailers to<br />

store and sell, and for consumers to take home.<br />

The progress did not stop <strong>the</strong>re. Thinking outside <strong>the</strong><br />

packaged box, Lifetime challenged <strong>the</strong>mselves again by<br />

moving out of <strong>the</strong> realm of basketball products. Using <strong>the</strong>ir<br />

manufacturing expertise in plastics and metals, in 1995 <strong>the</strong>y<br />

invented a picnic table that would fold flat with a durable<br />

blow-molded plastic tabletop. Later, in 1998, <strong>the</strong>y used that<br />

same tabletop material and invented <strong>the</strong> original blow-molded<br />

folding utility table, making heavy wooden folding tables<br />

practically obsolete.<br />

By constantly applying innovation and pioneering technology<br />

in plastics and metals, Lifetime Products continues to<br />

follow <strong>the</strong> company mantra of, “We Make Stuff.” Focusing<br />

on designs that bring innovation to <strong>the</strong> industry with patented<br />

technology keeps buyers eager to see what <strong>the</strong> next season<br />

will bring.<br />

“Lifetime’s culture, which of course comes directly from<br />

Barry Mower’s influence, has always been focused on designing<br />

a product, which is efficient to manufacture and distribute.<br />

He taught us to innovate on <strong>the</strong> design and <strong>the</strong> manufacturing<br />

process, so that <strong>the</strong> available resources could be focused on<br />

making <strong>the</strong> basketball hoop, table, or o<strong>the</strong>r item with <strong>the</strong><br />

best possible quality and durability. We’re always thinking:<br />

would I be satisfied with this product? That’s our culture,”<br />

says Lifetime Executive Vice President, Vince Rhoton.<br />

Today, Lifetime Products is a worldwide trusted brand<br />

that dominates <strong>the</strong> market in basketball hoops, picnic tables,<br />

and folding tables and chairs. Now <strong>the</strong>ir sheds, kayaks, and<br />

o<strong>the</strong>r product categories, are leaders in <strong>the</strong>ir markets, taking<br />

this small home business to a global company.<br />

Lifetime’s current CEO, Richard Hendrickson, is one of<br />

countless individuals who have experienced and aided <strong>the</strong><br />

growth of <strong>the</strong> company from its early years. In 1988, while<br />

looking for a job as a college student, Hendrickson talked his<br />

way into Mower’s office for an interview by persuading <strong>the</strong><br />

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Above: Lifetime’s first manufacturing location in <strong>the</strong> Freeport Center.<br />

Below: Current President and CEO of Lifetime Products, Inc.,<br />

Richard Hendrickson.<br />



❖<br />

Left: Originally beginning with basketball, Lifetime is still <strong>the</strong> lead<br />

manufacturer of American residential basketball systems.<br />

Right: Lifetime’s 2,000 plus American employees are well-trained in metals<br />

and plastics, creating quality products with a quality name.<br />

Opposite: Lifetime employees assisting in annual community service projects.<br />

receptionist that, as <strong>the</strong> son of <strong>the</strong> owner’s dentist, he merited<br />

at least a few minutes. After discovering that <strong>the</strong> only job<br />

openings were for welders, Richard refreshed his metal<br />

working skills overnight and passed <strong>the</strong> welding test <strong>the</strong><br />

next day. He was hired to build prototypes for Lifetime’s<br />

fledgling research and development shop. His experience at<br />

Lifetime soon included learning to program <strong>the</strong> company’s<br />

first robotic welder and managing various production and<br />

assembly departments before moving to <strong>the</strong> sales department<br />

as a sales manager. Hendrickson’s unique combination<br />

of sales and manufacturing experience <strong>the</strong>n led to an assignment<br />

to direct Lifetime’s manufacturing and sourcing in<br />

China where he became a key part in setting up Lifetime’s<br />

International division.<br />

Hendrickson has been president of Lifetime Products<br />

since January 2005, when <strong>the</strong> company’s founder and CEO,<br />

Barry Mower, selected him. Since that time, <strong>the</strong> company has<br />

increased its top line by seventy percent.<br />

This increase was greatly facilitated by Hendrickson’s<br />

focus on opportunities for growth. <strong>On</strong>e of <strong>the</strong>se opportunities<br />

included Lifetime’s acquisition of two kayak companies:<br />

Dragonfly in 2010 and Emotion Kayaks in 2011. With<br />

growing product category families like Tables and Chairs,<br />

Sporting Goods and Basketball, Water Sports, Lawn and<br />

Garden, and Play Sets, <strong>the</strong> enterprise strives to deliver<br />

products to consumers all over <strong>the</strong> globe.<br />

Hendrickson’s extensive knowledge of Lifetime’s operations<br />

is unparalleled. His leadership style focuses on teamwork,<br />

close collaboration with a tightly knit management<br />

team (most of whom have worked toge<strong>the</strong>r for more than<br />

twenty years), and creating opportunities for people<br />

throughout <strong>the</strong> company. Through <strong>the</strong> cultivation of a<br />

cohesive work environment, Lifetime is able to give back to<br />

its community abundantly.<br />

Every year for <strong>the</strong> last ten years, Lifetime Products and<br />

its employees have been involved in a community service<br />

project to give back to <strong>the</strong> community. As part of Lifetime’s<br />

eighth Annual Community Service Project in 2013, over<br />

1,000 employees of Lifetime Products donated more than<br />

3,500 man-hours to beautify and refurbish <strong>the</strong> Ogden<br />

Nature Center. The employees worked toge<strong>the</strong>r on a<br />

Saturday morning, tackling a list of projects. They worked<br />

throughout <strong>the</strong> day, simultaneously removing weeds,<br />

planting flowers, shrubs, and plants, and painting fences<br />

and picnic tables to help beautify and improve <strong>the</strong> center’s<br />

grounds and facilities.<br />

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The following year, <strong>the</strong> leadership of Lifetime Products<br />

gave back to <strong>the</strong> employees and offered <strong>the</strong>m a collection of<br />

starter food storage products, also giving employees <strong>the</strong><br />

chance to serve each o<strong>the</strong>r by packaging <strong>the</strong> food.<br />

In 2015, Lifetime Products employees were involved in<br />

three separate community service projects. Five hundred<br />

employees joined in <strong>the</strong> first to work toge<strong>the</strong>r simultaneously<br />

to renovate Farmington’s Legacy Events Center. The large<br />

group cleaned up debris, pulled weeds, planted new vegetation,<br />

painted curbs and o<strong>the</strong>r items, laid bark, and moved an<br />

enormous pile of rocks to help beautify and improve <strong>the</strong><br />

center’s grounds and facilities. Approximately half of<br />

Lifetime’s total Utah workforce cleaned <strong>the</strong> Legacy Events<br />

Center. In June of 2015, <strong>the</strong> o<strong>the</strong>r half completed a similar<br />

project at <strong>the</strong> Weber <strong>County</strong> Fairgrounds.<br />

Lifetime Product’s attention to <strong>the</strong>ir community, coupled<br />

with <strong>the</strong>ir knack for innovation and teamwork, has made<br />

<strong>the</strong>m an integral part of <strong>Davis</strong> <strong>County</strong> and nor<strong>the</strong>rn Utah.<br />

Throughout its thirty-year lifespan, <strong>the</strong> company has<br />

grown from fifteen employees in its earliest years to more<br />

than 2,800 people worldwide—more than 1,900 in Utah<br />

alone. With fifty percent market share in <strong>the</strong> U.S.A. for<br />

basketball systems, and total product availability in 100<br />

countries worldwide, Lifetime is also <strong>the</strong> world leader in<br />

polyethylene folding tables, with sixty percent market share<br />

in <strong>the</strong> U.S.A.<br />

While Lifetime’s global status and staggering output is<br />

impressive, it is a company that focuses on more than just<br />

quality products. Lifetime prides itself on being a quality<br />

company. Their products reflect <strong>the</strong>ir dedication to continual<br />

innovation. Lifetime strives to always treat <strong>the</strong>ir employees,<br />

customers, and suppliers with respect, honesty, and integrity.<br />

Looking to promote from within <strong>the</strong> Lifetime family<br />

whenever possible, Lifetime fosters an environment in<br />

which its employees have access to greater opportunities.<br />

They understand <strong>the</strong> importance of power through unified<br />

teamwork and work to succeed as a group, not as individuals.<br />

“The owner and founder of our company gave me a<br />

lot of opportunities to grow and develop new talents<br />

and knowledge,” says Lifetime’s President and CEO,<br />

Hendrickson. “I strive every day to continue doing <strong>the</strong> same<br />

thing for our people throughout our company. To me, that<br />

means showing respect to every individual all <strong>the</strong> time,<br />

helping our people to learn and grow, always working<br />

diligently to provide <strong>the</strong> opportunities for advancement<br />

within <strong>the</strong> company, and seldom going outside for talent<br />

unless it’s in a specific field that requires o<strong>the</strong>rwise.”<br />

Lifetime Products is a proud U.S.A. manufacturer and<br />

world supplier. In a world where bottom lines and profits<br />

rule <strong>the</strong> day, this Utah-based company is honored to state<br />

<strong>the</strong>y are a business, “with passion to do things <strong>the</strong> best way,<br />

because it’s <strong>the</strong> right thing to do.”<br />



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Right: The first Minuteman was successfully tested at Cape Canaveral,<br />

Florida on February 1, 1961.<br />

Below: A Minuteman III Stage 1 motor at Promontory, Utah. Orbital ATK<br />

began manufacturing <strong>the</strong> first Minuteman motors (or stages) for deployment<br />

in 1962. By <strong>the</strong> time production ended, Orbital ATK had manufactured more<br />

than 4,000 Minuteman motors.<br />

As a member of <strong>the</strong> <strong>Davis</strong> <strong>County</strong> community, we proudly<br />

support Hill Air Force Base’s mission to “provide missionready<br />

Airmen and equipment” in <strong>the</strong> protection of our<br />

freedom. Since <strong>the</strong> mid-1950s, Orbital ATK has worked with<br />

<strong>the</strong> U.S. Air Force and Hill Air Force Base in developing,<br />

producing and sustaining <strong>the</strong> Minuteman missile to ensure<br />

continued excellence in <strong>the</strong> Air Force’s nuclear mission. As<br />

a manufacturer of major composite structures for <strong>the</strong> F-35<br />

Lightning II, we support <strong>the</strong> 388th and 419th Fighter Wings<br />

in meeting today’s complex challenges to national security.<br />

Standing silently on<br />

alert, 450 Minuteman III<br />

Intercontinental Ballistic<br />

Missiles (ICBM) sit in hardened<br />

and dispersed silos<br />

across America’s nor<strong>the</strong>rn<br />

plains. For more than sixty<br />

years, Minuteman has been<br />

<strong>the</strong> primary ICBM in <strong>the</strong><br />

U.S. nuclear arsenal serving<br />

daily as a deterrent against<br />

nuclear aggression, helping<br />

maintain peace and stability.<br />

Early U.S. ICBMs used<br />

liquid propellants that were volatile, corrosive, and could<br />

not be placed in <strong>the</strong> fuel tanks until immediately before<br />

launch. They were also dangerous to operate and expensive<br />

to deploy. Interest turned to solid fuel, and by 1956 <strong>the</strong> U.S.<br />

Air Force obtained approval for a new, solid-fueled ICBM<br />

that would provide greater range and reduce <strong>the</strong> liquidfueled<br />

systems’ hours-to-days times required to reach flight<br />

readiness to sixty seconds. Because of this sixty-second<br />

readiness objective, <strong>the</strong> new system was named Minuteman.<br />

Minuteman was <strong>the</strong> first ICBM in <strong>the</strong> world to use solid fuel,<br />

and it ushered in <strong>the</strong> second generation of ICBMs.<br />

<strong>On</strong> January 6, 1959, <strong>the</strong> U.S. Air Force named Ogden as<br />

<strong>the</strong> single assembly and recycling point for <strong>the</strong> SM-80<br />

Minuteman ICBM program. Events leading to this milestone<br />

began with Thiokol’s and Hercules’ (now part of Orbital ATK)<br />

construction of new solid propellant facilities a few years<br />

earlier. Thiokol’s new rocket plant was twenty-seven miles<br />

west of Brigham City, Utah. Hercules expanded its Bacchus<br />

facilities west of Salt Lake City, Utah to make room for <strong>the</strong>irs.<br />

Having acquired responsibility for Minuteman, Ogden<br />

Air Material Area set up <strong>the</strong> SM-80 Weapon System<br />

Management Division at Hill Air Force Base. By this time,<br />

Boeing, <strong>the</strong> prime contractor selected to integrate and<br />

assemble <strong>the</strong> new ICBM, operated its assembly facility at<br />

Air Force Plant 77. Motor stages would be shipped<br />

from Orbital ATK to Ogden for assembly and shipment to<br />

underground silos scattered throughout <strong>the</strong> Nor<strong>the</strong>rn Plains.<br />

As <strong>the</strong> Cold War intensified, <strong>the</strong> first production Minuteman<br />

rolled off <strong>the</strong> assembly line in 1962 and was delivered to <strong>the</strong><br />

U.S. Air Force a full year ahead of schedule. Three years<br />

later, Minuteman II entered service with an increased range,<br />

increased payload capacity and improved guidance system.<br />

When <strong>the</strong> first Minuteman III launched in 1968, it had a<br />

range of more than 8,000 miles.<br />

In 1994 <strong>the</strong> U.S. Air Force again called on Orbital ATK<br />

to support <strong>the</strong> nation’s ICBM force under <strong>the</strong> Minuteman III<br />

Propulsion Replacement Program (PRP) to extend <strong>the</strong><br />

ICBM’s life into <strong>the</strong> twenty-first century. Work consisted of<br />

disassembling all three stages, removing and replacing<br />

propellant from first and second stages, replacing case and<br />

propellant for third stages, and reassembling all three stages.<br />

Orbital ATK developed and qualified <strong>the</strong> Stage 1 remanufacture<br />

process and later assumed responsibility for remanufacturing<br />

all three stages. Stage 1 work was performed at<br />

Promontory, Stage 2 and 3 live operations were moved to<br />

Bacchus, and Stage 3 case production was moved to Clearfield.<br />

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Motors were shipped to Hill Air Force Base, assembled<br />

and deployed to ICBM Wings to replace aging Minuteman III<br />

missiles. In 2006 <strong>the</strong> PRP Team received <strong>the</strong> distinguished<br />

Brent Scowcroft Award for outstanding performance on this<br />

critical life extension program.<br />

The Minuteman Solid Rocket Motor Warm Line<br />

(SRMWL) was approved by Congress to preserve critical<br />

Minuteman manufacturing capabilities. From 2010-2012,<br />

all three stages were remanufactured at Promontory while<br />

<strong>the</strong> Stage 3 insulated case was manufactured new at<br />

Clearfield. Motors were again delivered to Hill Air Force Base<br />

for assembly and deployment.<br />

Orbital ATK is currently under contract with <strong>the</strong> U.S. Air<br />

Force under <strong>the</strong> Rocket Systems Launch Program to conduct<br />

aging surveillance and motor disposal efforts on Minuteman<br />

and Peacekeeper motors.<br />

Within <strong>the</strong> aerospace industry, Utah is considered a leader<br />

in composite technology. Stronger than steel, lightweight<br />

composites are replacing many traditional metals found in<br />

airplanes and launch vehicles.<br />

Early composite work by Orbital ATK (<strong>the</strong>n Hercules)<br />

involved developing lightweight composites and filament<br />

wound composites (high strength fiber in a plastic matrix) to<br />

replace <strong>the</strong> steel used in rocket motor cases.<br />

As a pioneer in composite technology with more than<br />

sixty years of experience, Orbital ATK today uses advanced<br />

composite manufacturing technologies and patented<br />

processes to produce lightweight and reliable structures for<br />

commercial and military aircraft, such as Lockheed Martin’s<br />

F-35 Lightning II flown by <strong>the</strong> 388th and 419th Fighter<br />

Wings at Hill Air Force Base.<br />

F-35 production began in October 2002 with a system<br />

design and development contract of <strong>the</strong> <strong>the</strong>n one-piece, thirty-five-foot<br />

composite upper wing skin. Using advanced<br />

fiber placement technology, Orbital ATK manufactures<br />

upper and lower wing skins, nacelles, access covers, engine<br />

straps and inlet ducts at its Freeport Composite Center<br />

(FCC) for all versions of <strong>the</strong> F-35.<br />

Orbital ATK opened its Aircraft Commercial Center of<br />

Excellence (ACCE) in Clearfield, Utah, in August 2011 to<br />

produce high-tech composite components for commercial<br />

aircraft such as <strong>the</strong> Airbus A350 and Boeing’s 787. With<br />

615,000 square feet of manufacturing space, <strong>the</strong> ACCE<br />

houses a full spectrum engineering and manufacturing<br />

center capable of producing more than 10,000 parts per<br />

month. Innovative processes—filament winding, automated<br />

fiber placement and automated stiffener forming technologies—invented<br />

by Orbital ATK for automated composite<br />

manufacturing are recognized industry standards.<br />

Built for <strong>the</strong> next generation of commercial aircraft,<br />

Orbital ATK’s patented automated stiffener forming machine<br />

(ASFM) provides lower cost, higher quality stiffeners with<br />

superior compaction compared to those produced using<br />

hand lay-up processes. Capable of producing 40,000 meters,<br />

or twenty-five miles, of composite structures per month, this<br />

highly engineered technology is essential to manufacturing<br />

composite stringers and frames for <strong>the</strong> Airbus A350 XWB.<br />

The Airbus A350 XWB is <strong>the</strong> largest commercial aircraft<br />

program in Orbital ATK’s history.<br />

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Above: The Minuteman crew at Bacchus commemorates shipment of <strong>the</strong><br />

last Minuteman PRP motors. Orbital ATK produced approximately 1,800<br />

remanufactured Minuteman motors under <strong>the</strong> ten-year PRP and delivered an<br />

astonishing twenty-six motors per month to <strong>the</strong> U.S. Air Force.<br />

Below: The first static firing of a Minuteman SRMWL motor occurred in<br />

March 2011 at Orbital ATK’s Promontory facility. The refurbished<br />

motor case was originally put in operational inventory in 1961.<br />

The successful test demonstrated Minuteman’s integrity and reliability.<br />



The A350 XWB is a family of long-range, twin-engine<br />

wide-body jet airliners developed by European aircraft<br />

manufacturer, Airbus. Airbus originally conceived <strong>the</strong> A350<br />

in 2004, flew <strong>the</strong> first prototype in June 2013 and brought<br />

<strong>the</strong> A350 into service in January 2015.<br />

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Above: <strong>On</strong> February 21, 2016, <strong>the</strong> U.S. Air Force successfully launched a<br />

Minuteman III from Vandenberg Air Force Base, California as part of <strong>the</strong><br />

Force Development Evaluation program. All three stages were more than<br />

eight years old at <strong>the</strong> time.<br />

Top, right: Lockheed Martin’s F-35 Lightning II is a fifth generation fighter,<br />

combining advanced stealth with fighter speed and agility, fully fused sensor<br />

information and network-enabled operations.<br />

Right: The A350 is <strong>the</strong> first Airbus with both fuselage and wing structures<br />

made primarily of carbon-fiber-reinforced polymer. It has been called Airbus’<br />

most technologically advanced airliner.<br />

Bottom: The last Minuteman III Stage I motor at Promontory. SRMWL ran<br />

from 2010 through 2012.<br />

Orbital ATK began production on <strong>the</strong> Airbus A350 XWB<br />

in August 2011. By year-end 2015, Orbital ATK had built<br />

nearly 30,000 parts, equaling 132 kilometers (82 miles) and<br />

over 3,000 kilometers (1,860 miles) of carbon-fiber plies for<br />

<strong>the</strong> program. Orbital ATK’s contract with Airbus expanded in<br />

2015 to include manufacturing and supplying composite<br />

stringers and frames on <strong>the</strong> A350-1000 variant.<br />

In 2014, Boeing contracted with Orbital ATK to produce<br />

composite structures for its 787-9 and -10 Dreamliner<br />

center and aft fuselages through 2021. The Boeing 787<br />

Dreamliner is a long-range, mid-size wide-body, twinengine<br />

jet airliner. Described by Boeing as its most fuelefficient<br />

airliner, <strong>the</strong> 787 uses composites as <strong>the</strong> primary<br />

material in its airframe. The airliner<br />

took its maiden flight in 2009,<br />

completed flight testing in mid-2011<br />

and entered service in October 2011.<br />

Prior to production, Orbital ATK had<br />

to successfully complete Boeing’s strict<br />

qualification as an approved composite<br />

structures supplier. Qualification of a<br />

new 30,000 square foot clean room<br />

in <strong>the</strong> Freeport Composite Center in<br />

Clearfield, Utah, was accomplished in<br />

just ten months and preproduction<br />

verification testing of composite frames<br />

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egan shortly <strong>the</strong>reafter. The first production Boeing 787<br />

parts were completed in February 2015, one year after<br />

contract award, and <strong>the</strong> 2,500th part delivered to Boeing<br />

in March 2016.<br />

Orbital ATK’s manufacturing accomplishments have<br />

not gone unnoticed. The National Society of Manufacturing<br />

Engineers awarded Orbital ATK <strong>the</strong>ir Excellence in<br />

Composites Manufacturing Award in 2014. This award<br />

recognizes a company that has excelled in manufacturing<br />

products made from advanced composite materials by<br />

developing an innovative method via tooling and/or<br />

manufacturing processes that have advanced <strong>the</strong> composite<br />

manufacturing industry.<br />

From fuselage parts to engine components, Orbital ATK’s<br />

lightweight, high-strength composite materials reduce<br />

<strong>the</strong> weight, improve <strong>the</strong> performance and lower <strong>the</strong><br />

lifecycle cost of today’s next-generation commercial and<br />

military aircraft.<br />

Orbital ATK is proud to be part of <strong>Davis</strong> <strong>County</strong>, providing<br />

state-of-<strong>the</strong>-art products for <strong>the</strong> most advanced rockets<br />

and commercial and military aircraft in <strong>the</strong> world. We look<br />

forward to growing our capabilities and workforce in <strong>the</strong><br />

county for decades to come.<br />

Orbital ATK is a global leader in aerospace and defense<br />

technologies. Headquartered in Dulles, Virginia, Orbital ATK<br />

employs approximately 12,000 people in eighteen states<br />

across <strong>the</strong> U.S. and in several international locations. For<br />

more information, visit www.orbitalatk.com.<br />

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Above: The state-of-<strong>the</strong>-art ACCE in Clearfield, Utah is Orbital ATK’s<br />

headquarters for commercial aircraft programs and is dedicated to high<br />

production rate composite manufacturing to support <strong>the</strong> robust demand of<br />

<strong>the</strong> commercial aircraft marketplace.<br />

Left: With both a linear and radial option, <strong>the</strong> ASFM can fabricate stringers<br />

and frames, which make up <strong>the</strong> skeleton of a commercial aircraft fuselage<br />

shell, at production rates nearly ten times that of <strong>the</strong> traditional hand<br />

lay-up process.<br />

Below: In October 2015, Orbital ATK celebrated a significant production<br />

milestone—delivering <strong>the</strong> 3,000th F-35 composite part.<br />



CUBISCAN ®<br />

The entrepreneurial spirit is alive and well, and has been<br />

thriving for nearly thirty years at CubiScan ® , located in <strong>the</strong><br />

heart of Farmington. CubiScan’s innovative technologies<br />

and forward-thinking philosophy have propelled it from<br />

its inception into today’s world of e-commerce and global<br />

distribution of anything and everything imaginable.<br />

CubiScan is a high-tech company that produces advanced<br />

cubing (dimensioning) and weighing systems designed to<br />

increase efficiency and profitability in material handling,<br />

logistics, supply chain and freight handling operations.<br />

Despite <strong>the</strong> relatively small size of <strong>the</strong> company, it is most<br />

certainly a well-known and relevant player in <strong>the</strong> industries<br />

it serves. Providing solutions in <strong>the</strong> private and public<br />

sectors by using technologies such as ultrasound, infrared<br />

light, lasers, cameras, and 3D sensors, CubiScan systems<br />

quickly and accurately measure <strong>the</strong> external dimensions of<br />

boxed or irregular-shaped inventory items.<br />

For retailers, CubiScan systems are tools of efficiency.<br />

They are used to capture <strong>the</strong> cubic dimensions of inventory<br />

items in a distribution center in order to optimize storage<br />

space, improve pick and re-pack and reduce packaging<br />

and shipping costs. <strong>On</strong> a macro level, this benefits <strong>the</strong><br />

environment by reducing transport fuel consumption and<br />

lowering highway usage, road and vehicle maintenance and<br />

carbon emissions.<br />

For freight carriers, CubiScan products are revenuegenerators.<br />

They use cube data to compute and apply<br />

volume-based shipping charges (as opposed to weight-based<br />

tariffs. This is of great value since trucks, trailers and planes<br />

rarely run out of weight capacity, but frequently bulk-out.<br />

In essence, carriers are selling space (or available cube)<br />

ra<strong>the</strong>r than weight capacity. Such pricing (referred to as<br />

a shipment’s “dimensional weight”) is simply charging<br />

for something you have already earned but have not billed<br />

for—a profitable and growing practice since <strong>the</strong> late 1990s.<br />

The story of this innovative company began in 1987,<br />

<strong>the</strong> year CubiScan, <strong>the</strong>n known as Quantronix, was<br />

created by Bradley J. Stringer. The current CEO of <strong>the</strong><br />

organization, Clark Skeen, tells of <strong>the</strong> evolution of<br />

Quantronix, CubiScan’s parent company, and his involvement<br />

in <strong>the</strong> process:<br />

“In 1986, a gentleman who lived here in Farmington,<br />

Brad Stringer, began researching <strong>the</strong> use of ultrasonic<br />

technology to automate package measurement. He was<br />

influenced by people working for <strong>the</strong> U.S. Department of<br />

Defense (DOD) who needed to optimize available storage<br />

space in <strong>the</strong>ir supply depots. Collaboration with o<strong>the</strong>r<br />

engineering graduate students from <strong>the</strong> University of<br />

Utah led to <strong>the</strong> development of a prototype of <strong>the</strong> CubiScan<br />

100—<strong>the</strong> backbone of our business for nearly thirty years.<br />

I had run into Brad at a high school class reunion in 1987<br />

and <strong>the</strong>re spoke with him about his ideas and work. At that<br />

time, I was employed by a large accounting and consulting<br />

firm (Ernst & Young) and was able to provide start-up<br />

assistance. Ultimately, in May 1988, I joined Brad when he<br />

was laid-off as a software engineer at Evans & Su<strong>the</strong>rland,<br />

and that became <strong>the</strong> company’s formal start. Brad was <strong>the</strong><br />

engineer and inventor, and I wrote <strong>the</strong> business plan, kept<br />

<strong>the</strong> books, and did <strong>the</strong> marketing and sales.”<br />

The company grew with <strong>the</strong> addition of a third full-time<br />

employee, Brian Smith, in 1989. That same year it secured<br />

its first significant contract with <strong>the</strong> DOD. Quantronix<br />

also formed a valuable relationship with <strong>the</strong> <strong>Davis</strong> <strong>County</strong><br />

Council of Governments (DCCG), helping to acquire<br />

working-capital financing needed to qualify for DOD work.<br />

This contract, which was a primary reason for <strong>the</strong> founding<br />

of <strong>the</strong> company, lasted approximately a year and allowed<br />

for a tripling of <strong>the</strong> staff. Upon successful completion,<br />

CubiScan was able to commercialize <strong>the</strong> business, finding<br />

demand with private-sector companies for its products.<br />

DAVIS COUNTY—<strong>On</strong> <strong>the</strong> <strong>Move</strong><br />


This overview of <strong>the</strong> early years does little to convey <strong>the</strong><br />

challenges <strong>the</strong> founders faced during <strong>the</strong> startup phase.<br />

When asked about stories from CubiScan’s beginning, Skeen<br />

offered insight into <strong>the</strong> dedication and hard work that went<br />

into getting <strong>the</strong> company off <strong>the</strong> ground and completing its<br />

first major contract:<br />

“Some notable efforts in <strong>the</strong> company’s early history<br />

relate to <strong>the</strong> development of <strong>the</strong> CubiScan 100, which<br />

required our founder, Brad Stringer, to do a lot of handson<br />

engineering and programming work. The design and<br />

development took time, expertise, and patience, starting<br />

with wooden prototypes. Then, as we neared <strong>the</strong> bid closing<br />

and contractor evaluation with <strong>the</strong> DOD, <strong>the</strong>y required<br />

us to have working-capital financing because we had<br />

only two employees and this was a contract in excess of<br />

$1.5 million. That required financing from a local bank.<br />

At <strong>the</strong> eleventh hour—literally <strong>the</strong> day before <strong>the</strong> contract<br />

award deadline—<strong>the</strong> financial institution we depended on<br />

and wanted to work with unexpectedly denied our loan.<br />

We scrambled, and in a matter of hours were fortunate to<br />

obtain a financing commitment from a local bank in<br />

Kaysville. DCCG was instrumental in helping us qualify,<br />

promising to provide loan guarantees in return for <strong>the</strong> hope<br />

of job creation and a tax-paying enterprise. Ultimately,<br />

both were accomplished, demonstrating <strong>the</strong> potential for<br />

well-executed public and private-sector cooperation.”<br />



Skeen continued, “In essence, as we were striving to<br />

win <strong>the</strong> DOD contract, we possessed <strong>the</strong> technology <strong>the</strong>y<br />

needed but were a very small company. Conversely, our<br />

competitors were very large entities—<strong>the</strong>y were defense<br />

contractors, after all—but had not yet developed workable<br />

dimensioning technology. They had some advantages we<br />

didn’t, but we had <strong>the</strong> technology DOD wanted. It was a<br />

risky matter and we were fortunate to prevail.<br />

“<strong>On</strong>ce we won <strong>the</strong> contract we had to go to approximately<br />

six major defense depots across <strong>the</strong> country to install numerous<br />

systems. Brian Smith, our now vice president, would set<br />

up miniature assembly lines in hotel rooms (near <strong>the</strong> recipient<br />

defense depots) where final assembly, testing, and burnin<br />

was accomplished. It was a clever and down-to-earth<br />

experiment in ‘field-manufacturing’ that—despite significant<br />

challenges—worked surprisingly well. From that, we would<br />

install up to ten, twenty, or thirty of <strong>the</strong> systems using rental<br />

vehicles to transport <strong>the</strong> product to <strong>the</strong> installation sites.<br />

You had to witness it firsthand to fully appreciate it! These<br />

are things entrepreneurs do when <strong>the</strong>y lack capital and<br />

resources. They find ways to make-do and succeed.”<br />

By <strong>the</strong> early part of 1990, CubiScan had successfully<br />

completed <strong>the</strong> DOD project and continued on from <strong>the</strong>re.<br />

In succeeding years, <strong>the</strong> company grew by capturing<br />

commercial work with a number of large transportation<br />

companies (freight carriers in both <strong>the</strong> U.S. and Canada)<br />

as well as a few large retailers. With <strong>the</strong> experience <strong>the</strong> DOD<br />

project provided, <strong>the</strong> company was well prepared to capitalize<br />

on similar opportunities in <strong>the</strong> private-sector. Selling<br />

cubing systems into distribution applications has always<br />

been <strong>the</strong> mainstay of <strong>the</strong> business, as <strong>the</strong> work has been relatively<br />

consistent. The transportation industry, by contrast,<br />

has been more project-oriented with peaks and valleys.<br />

The complexion of <strong>the</strong> company changed in 2000 when it<br />

was sold, <strong>the</strong>n later acquired by <strong>the</strong> remaining management,<br />

led by Skeen. It has been privately held (owned by ten of its<br />

DAVIS COUNTY—<strong>On</strong> <strong>the</strong> <strong>Move</strong><br />


employees) since 2005. Sales have increased from approximately<br />

$2.5 million per year and 22 employees to now in<br />

excess of $22 million and a staff approaching 60.<br />

In 2005, CubiScan formed a strategic partnership with<br />

a German company called AKL-tec. AKL was an early<br />

competitor that, with some vision and diplomacy, became<br />

a partner with its own admirable strengths. “From our first<br />

meeting,” said Skeen, “we realized we had complementary<br />

business philosophies and practices. We had similar<br />

approaches to technology, quality, and <strong>the</strong> importance of<br />

pleasing <strong>the</strong> customer. These commonalities have served<br />

our partnership well.” The two share a network of over<br />

twenty-five international distributors. “Even today,” he<br />

continued, “after nearly eleven years, our partnership with<br />

AKL is summarized on a one-page Memo of Understanding.<br />

Of course, our first priority is to “make payroll” and meet<br />

our own internal commitments, but a close second is that of<br />

being a good partner and making sure our team succeeds.<br />

Our mutual accomplishments have served our customers<br />

well and brought great professional satisfaction.”<br />

CubiScan is an important part of <strong>Davis</strong> <strong>County</strong> and<br />

embodies <strong>the</strong> progress and innovation that is possible for<br />

companies in Nor<strong>the</strong>rn Utah. Three buildings in a small<br />

campus-like setting in Farmington house all <strong>the</strong> company’s<br />

operations. The vast majority of CubiScan’s employees<br />

are local, residing in <strong>Davis</strong> and neighboring counties.<br />

This dedicated team of engineers, marketers, production<br />

workers, project managers, sales and marketing, and service<br />

specialists share CubiScan’s philosophy of community<br />

involvement and service. Many employees give back to<br />

<strong>the</strong>ir communities with charitable service to <strong>the</strong>ir churches,<br />

schools, little-league sports teams, and o<strong>the</strong>r nonprofit<br />

organizations such as <strong>the</strong> Rotary.<br />

CubiScan is a net exporter, with roughly ninety-five<br />

percent of its products being sold outside <strong>the</strong> state of Utah.<br />

In certain years its international exports exceed twenty<br />

percent of gross sales. The company’s products represent<br />

“clean” high-tech data-collection technology, used worldwide,<br />

to help businesses improve efficiencies and profitability<br />

while benefitting <strong>the</strong> environment. Though its start was<br />

challenging and filled with uncertainty, CubiScan has<br />

been able to realize success through dedication to principle<br />

and a capable staff. Skeen muses on this topic:<br />

“We don’t simply sell products; we provide solutions.<br />

Our products are market leaders and perform as designed.<br />

Ano<strong>the</strong>r reason our customers come back is because of<br />

our people—<strong>the</strong>ir work ethic and <strong>the</strong> solutions <strong>the</strong>y<br />

provide. We understandably take pleasure in that. But,<br />

more importantly, we find greater satisfaction in a<br />

customer telling us: ‘CubiScans really work! Your<br />

equipment benefits our operations and helps us succeed.’<br />

That’s icing on <strong>the</strong> cake and <strong>the</strong> reason people continue<br />

to patronize us. If you help <strong>the</strong>m succeed, are genuine,<br />

and treat <strong>the</strong>m like you want to be treated, well, <strong>the</strong> rest<br />

will take care of itself.”<br />




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Above: Bell helmets.<br />

Top, left: Bushnell Golf Laser Rangefinder.<br />

Top, right: CamelBak Packs.<br />

Headquartered in Farmington, Utah, Vista Outdoor, Inc., is<br />

<strong>the</strong> world leader in individual outdoor recreation products with<br />

operations and facilities in thirteen U.S. states, Canada, Mexico<br />

and Puerto Rico, along with international customer service,<br />

sales and sourcing operations in several o<strong>the</strong>r countries.<br />

Vista Outdoor previously operated as <strong>the</strong> Sporting Group<br />

of Alliant Techsystems, Inc. (ATK). In February 2015, Vista<br />

Outdoor spun off from ATK. Mark DeYoung is chairman<br />

and CEO of Vista Outdoor. The announcement to spin off<br />

Vista Outdoor and merge <strong>the</strong> remaining businesses of<br />

ATK with Orbital Sciences was announced in April 2014,<br />

but was a decade in <strong>the</strong> making. DeYoung, as president and<br />

CEO of ATK, was <strong>the</strong> driving force behind this transaction.<br />

The vision for Vista Outdoor began when DeYoung served<br />

as general manager of ATK’s Armament Systems Group.<br />

DeYoung had started his career at Hercules Aerospace in<br />

Bacchus, Utah, which was later acquired by ATK.<br />

As part of a strategic contract win, <strong>the</strong> Armament Systems<br />

Group produced <strong>the</strong> majority of small-caliber ammunition<br />

for <strong>the</strong> United States military. DeYoung saw an opportunity<br />

to expand <strong>the</strong> company’s focus into commercial ammunition<br />

as well, and under his leadership, ATK successfully acquired<br />

Blount International Inc.’s Sporting Equipment Business<br />

in 2001. DeYoung became president and CEO of ATK in<br />

2010, and over <strong>the</strong> next five years, he led <strong>the</strong> acquisitions of<br />

well-known companies in <strong>the</strong> tactical, firearms, and outdoor<br />

accessories businesses.<br />

After <strong>the</strong> Bushnell acquisition, DeYoung had built out<br />

ATK’s sporting portfolio to account for nearly fifty percent<br />

of <strong>the</strong> company’s revenue, with <strong>the</strong> Aerospace and Defense<br />

(A&D) businesses making up <strong>the</strong> rest. While ATK hit record<br />

stock prices, DeYoung saw <strong>the</strong> potential to spin off <strong>the</strong><br />

sporting business into a separate company that would provide<br />

better value to shareholders and allow <strong>the</strong> sporting business<br />

to take risks that a traditional A&D company could not.<br />

Although <strong>the</strong> spin-off made sense, DeYoung understood<br />

that <strong>the</strong> remaining A&D business could also generate value,<br />

if it was combined with ano<strong>the</strong>r similarly-sized company in<br />

<strong>the</strong> A&D sector. He found a partner in Orbital, and built <strong>the</strong><br />

business case to spin off <strong>the</strong> sporting company and immediately<br />

merge <strong>the</strong> remaining business with Orbital. ATK’s Board<br />

of Directors agreed and, in January 2015, <strong>the</strong> stockholders of<br />

Orbital approved <strong>the</strong> transaction and ATK stockholders<br />

approved <strong>the</strong> issuance of shares to Orbital stockholders.<br />

DeYoung was named chairman and CEO of <strong>the</strong> spin-off,<br />

in large part because it was his vision that had created Vista<br />

Outdoor. But equally as strong was DeYoung’s background as<br />

an outdoorsman. He grew up in nor<strong>the</strong>rn Utah, his fa<strong>the</strong>r an<br />

avid fly fisherman and pheasant hunter. DeYoung received<br />

his first pellet gun at eight years of age and began hunting<br />

at twelve. He was an Eagle Scout at fourteen and shot his<br />

first mule deer at sixteen in <strong>the</strong> Wasatch mountains above<br />

Huntsville, Utah. DeYoung has hunted and fished around<br />

<strong>the</strong> world and continues to call Utah home.<br />

DAVIS COUNTY—<strong>On</strong> <strong>the</strong> <strong>Move</strong><br />


Since its founding, Vista Outdoor, Inc., has grown to be<br />

a leading global designer, manufacturer, and marketer<br />

of consumer products in <strong>the</strong> growing outdoor sports and<br />

recreation markets. The company serves <strong>the</strong>se markets<br />

through its diverse portfolio of well-recognized brands that<br />

provide consumers with a range of performance-driven,<br />

high-quality and innovative products.<br />

Their wide range of products includes sporting ammunition<br />

and firearms, outdoor products, outdoor sports optics,<br />

hydration systems, golf rangefinders, performance eyewear,<br />

action sports helmets and goggles, footwear and a variety of<br />

cycling accessories, stand up paddle boards and accessories.<br />

They serve a broad range of end consumers, including<br />

outdoor enthusiasts, hunters and recreational shooters,<br />

professional athletes, as well as law enforcement and military<br />

professionals. The company consists of two business<br />

segments: Outdoor Products and Shooting Sports.<br />

Vista Outdoor now employs 7,000 employees worldwide.<br />

Its competitive advantage is <strong>the</strong>ir people—diverse in backgrounds,<br />

perspectives and experiences that drive innovation<br />

worldwide. The company’s portfolio consists of over fifty<br />

brands as of September 1, 2016. Their products are sold<br />

through a wide variety of mass, specialty and independent<br />

retailers, such as Bass Pro Shops, Cabela’s, Dick’s Sporting<br />

Goods, Gander Mountain, Recreational Equipment, Inc.,<br />

Sportsman’s Warehouse, Target and Walmart.<br />

Corporate social responsibility is an important part of Vista<br />

Outdoor’s culture. They keep <strong>the</strong> outside world thriving<br />

through support of conservation organizations that put vital<br />

resources into habitat development and preserve land for<br />

future generations to enjoy. They advocate for safe and<br />

responsible recreation through strategic partnerships and<br />

<strong>the</strong>ir owned messages and outlets. They support our military<br />

veterans and <strong>the</strong>ir families, and <strong>the</strong>y also donate time and<br />

energy and contribute financial support to education and<br />

<strong>the</strong> development and betterment of <strong>the</strong> communities in<br />

which <strong>the</strong>y operate and live.<br />

An impressive company with impressive growth (nineteen<br />

percent, compounded annually since fiscal year 2003), <strong>the</strong>ir<br />

mission statement outlines <strong>the</strong> goals that have shaped and<br />

continue to shape Vista Outdoor:<br />

“Our mission is to bring <strong>the</strong> world outside, leverage our<br />

capabilities and experience and instill passion into products<br />

that help outdoor enthusiasts achieve independence and<br />

success in <strong>the</strong> activity of <strong>the</strong>ir choice.”<br />

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Vista Outdoor ringing opening bell of NYSE on February 17, 2015.<br />





With eighty-five employees, Structural Steel & Plate<br />

Fabrication (SS&PF) has been maintaining a steady growth<br />

in both sales and equity. With a conservative approach<br />

minimizing liabilities and overhead, SS&PF continues<br />

to provide high quality custom fabrications at very<br />

competitive rates.<br />

The facility covers nearly eighteen acres with 94,000<br />

square feet of office and production space. Strategically<br />

located in North Salt Lake, SS&PF continues to improve<br />

efficiencies and capacities while increasing <strong>the</strong>ir network<br />

of customers and vendors.<br />

In 1968, Ron began <strong>the</strong> Iron Anvil. He purchased a<br />

welder, some basic tools, and rented an older house with a<br />

wood floor. After nearly burning it down, he moved into<br />

a more suited shop on 3222 South State Street. His first<br />

projects included furniture for Robert Redford as well as<br />

<strong>the</strong> Five Alls Restaurant (still in use as of 2016). In 1972<br />

he sold <strong>the</strong> Iron Anvil to <strong>the</strong> Lingwall Bro<strong>the</strong>rs and went<br />

into business with a partner starting Cottonwood Steel.<br />

In efforts to finance growth, Ron diluted his ownership<br />

and departed from <strong>the</strong> company.<br />

Structural Steel & Plate Fabrication was founded by its<br />

current CEO Ron Dean. Ron was born in <strong>the</strong> industrial<br />

town of Newcastle, England. At <strong>the</strong> age of five, Ron’s fa<strong>the</strong>r<br />

passed away and he immigrated to <strong>the</strong> United States with<br />

his mo<strong>the</strong>r and sister, settling in Salt Lake City. At <strong>the</strong> age<br />

of twenty-two, while selling stamps, he befriended Grovert<br />

Coleman, a blacksmith who owned and operated <strong>the</strong><br />

Village Forge. Ron began spending more time with Grovert<br />

and soon resolved to employ himself in <strong>the</strong> ornamental<br />

iron business.<br />

DAVIS COUNTY—<strong>On</strong> <strong>the</strong> <strong>Move</strong><br />


of expertise includes vessel design and fabrication, tanks,<br />

structural steel, and highway bridge components.<br />

SS&PF’s mission is to be <strong>the</strong> premier heavy industrial<br />

fabricator in <strong>the</strong> Western United States and to be recognized<br />

by both peers and customers for consistently meeting<br />

schedules on both technical and large scale projects. To<br />

accomplish this, <strong>the</strong>y have three core beliefs. They believe<br />

<strong>the</strong>y must have <strong>the</strong> top quintile of people, tools and<br />

systems; <strong>the</strong>y must take daily actions based on long term<br />

results; and foremost, <strong>the</strong>y must always be honest and<br />

provide quality craftsmanship.<br />

With determination he began for a third time in 1976<br />

incorporating Structural Steel & Fabrication. The company<br />

originated at 150 West Center Street, North Salt Lake. In<br />

1988 <strong>the</strong> company added Plate Fabrication to its name.<br />

Today <strong>the</strong> business remains a corporation owned by Ron,<br />

and his sons, Brian, Shane, and Taylor.<br />

SS&PF maintains a focus on <strong>the</strong> Petrochemical, Energy,<br />

and Mining Industries. These customers include Chevron,<br />

Big West Oil, Newmont, Kennecott Copper, Pacific Corp<br />

Power and o<strong>the</strong>r industrial facilities throughout <strong>the</strong> Western<br />

United States. SS&PF has invested in being a heavy industrial<br />

fabricator of both AISC and ASME certified products. Its area<br />





Utility Trailer Manufacturing Company is America’s oldest<br />

privately owned, family-operated trailer manufacturer.<br />

Founded in 1914, our company designs and manufactures<br />

dry freight vans, flatbeds, refrigerated vans, and Tautliner ®<br />

curtain-sided trailers. We are <strong>the</strong> largest producer of<br />

refrigerated vans and <strong>the</strong> third largest trailer manufacturer in<br />

<strong>the</strong> United States. Utility also has an extensive independent<br />

dealer network with over 100 locations throughout <strong>the</strong><br />

United States, Canada, Mexico, and South America.<br />

Utility currently operates five trailer factories across <strong>the</strong><br />

United States. Utility’s number one selling 3000R ® and <strong>the</strong><br />

3000R ® multi-temp refrigerated trailers are manufactured<br />

at <strong>the</strong> Clearfield, Utah, and Marion, Virginia, plants.<br />

The 4000D-X Composite ® and 4000D dry vans are<br />

manufactured at <strong>the</strong> Glade Spring, Virginia, and Paragould,<br />

Arkansas, plants. The 4000A ® , 4000S , and drop deck<br />

flatbeds as well as <strong>the</strong> Tautliner ® are all manufactured at <strong>the</strong><br />

Enterprise, Alabama, facility. They also feature an extensive<br />

dealer network with over 100 locations throughout <strong>the</strong><br />

United States, Canada, Mexico, and South America.<br />

In 2015, Utility celebrated fifty years of building trailers<br />

in Utah. Utility opened its first Clearfield, Utah, plant<br />

in 1965 and originally manufactured dry vans, furniture<br />

vans and refrigerated vans. In 1999, Utility introduced <strong>the</strong><br />

3000R refrigerated van and moved to a new and larger<br />

building near <strong>the</strong> old facility in Clearfield. The design and<br />

layout of <strong>the</strong> new facility, which exceeds 500,000 square<br />

feet, accommodates <strong>the</strong> advanced tooling specific to <strong>the</strong><br />

3000R. Utility increased production and added a second<br />

assembly line for high-option trailers. With <strong>the</strong>se<br />

efficiencies and expansions, Utility’s current Clearfield<br />

facility nearly tripled <strong>the</strong> production capacity of that of <strong>the</strong><br />

original facility.<br />

Today <strong>the</strong> plant employs 1,160 individuals and has<br />

earned numerous safety awards from Liberty Mutual for<br />

its safe work practices. The Clearfield plant is one of <strong>the</strong><br />

largest trailer manufacturing facilities in <strong>the</strong> world.<br />

Utility Trailer Manufacturing Company is located at<br />

17295 Railroad Street in City of Industry, California and on<br />

<strong>the</strong> Internet at www.utilitytrailer.com.<br />

DAVIS COUNTY—<strong>On</strong> <strong>the</strong> <strong>Move</strong><br />


KIHOMAC is a veteran-owned company headquartered<br />

in Springfield, Virginia, that provides software engineering,<br />

reverse engineering, prototyping, manufacturing and composite<br />

manufacturing to multiple aerospace companies and<br />

government entities. They currently do business with <strong>the</strong> Air<br />

Force, Navy, and Marine Corps customers at Hill Air Force<br />

Base, Utah and across <strong>the</strong> country. The company produces<br />

everything from A-10 flight control surfaces, Radome parts,<br />

F-16 vertical stabilizers to Navy Landing craft rudder assemblies.<br />

KIHOMAC was founded by Ki Ho Kang in 2003. Upon<br />

returning from a three month activation from <strong>the</strong> Air Force<br />

Reserve, Kang decided to pursue a civil service career in <strong>the</strong><br />

Joint Strike Fighter program office. Before that, his prior<br />

employer offered him a consulting opportunity to finish up a<br />

contract that he was working on. The six month contract was<br />

extended for ano<strong>the</strong>r year. Subsequently, <strong>the</strong> government<br />

started to award <strong>the</strong> contract directly to <strong>the</strong> company. Larger<br />

contracts quickly followed and <strong>the</strong> company grew.<br />

In <strong>the</strong> beginning, Kang was <strong>the</strong> only employee, working<br />

from home. Due to <strong>the</strong> limited revenue from <strong>the</strong> company,<br />

Kang took on a second part time job to maintain <strong>the</strong> household<br />

finance. In addition, he still served in <strong>the</strong> Air Force Reserve and<br />

studied at <strong>the</strong> Air Command and Staff College. Juggling <strong>the</strong>se<br />

four major activities in addition to a young family was a<br />

challenge—but he kept at it.<br />

In 2005, as <strong>the</strong> company grew, it opened a small 100 square<br />

foot office in a shared space in Layton. The company found a<br />

much larger 13,000 square foot facility in early 2010, quickly<br />

followed by a 6,500 square foot facility expansion in 2011. To<br />

tackle aerospace composite market opportunities, <strong>the</strong>y added<br />

a subsidiary operation in West Haven and eventually expanded<br />

to a 16,500 square foot facility in 2012. Continued growth<br />

required 10,000 square feet of additional leased space in Roy,<br />

Utah, in 2015.<br />

Today, more than half of <strong>the</strong> company employees are located<br />

in Utah. To accommodate existing workforce and work space,<br />

KIHOMAC is constructing a brand new 130,000 square foot<br />

facility in <strong>the</strong> East Gate Development area next to <strong>the</strong> Hill AFB.<br />

KIHOMAC is involved in many local causes, including<br />

<strong>the</strong> Aerospace Heritage Foundation of Utah, Air Force<br />

Association, Airman’s Attic, United States Marine Corp Heritage<br />

Foundation, Korean War Memorial Foundation, Marine Corps<br />

Aviation Association, American Cancer Society, American Heart<br />

Association, American Red Cross, Children’s National Medical<br />

Center, Susan G. Koman for <strong>the</strong> Cure, Swing for Cure for Breast<br />

Cancer Research, Salvation Army, Toys for Tots, Literacy<br />

Council of Nor<strong>the</strong>rn Virginia, and Weber State Business School.<br />

Please go to www.kihomac.com for more information.<br />





Futura Industries, a Clearfield based company, is one of <strong>the</strong><br />

top aluminum extruders in <strong>the</strong> world, delivering customized,<br />

start-to-finish aluminum extrusion services to customers in<br />

<strong>the</strong> United States, Canada, Mexica, Australia, and Europe.<br />

Futura manufactures thousands of products for a<br />

wide variety of customers in many different markets.<br />

Additionally, Futura is <strong>the</strong> number one provider of floor<br />

covering trims (carpet and ceramic tile) to wholesale<br />

flooring distributors worldwide. Focused on being reliable<br />

and responsive to customers’ needs, Futura has positioned<br />

itself to provide flexible, cost-effective solutions to its<br />

customers. Their mission is to provide extraordinary value<br />

through extrusion and <strong>the</strong>y have thrived by “making it<br />

about our customers.” They are very proud of <strong>the</strong>ir 99-99.8<br />

percent customer retention rate during <strong>the</strong> last ten years.<br />

The company, a completely-owned subsidiary of Futura<br />

Corporation based in Boise, Idaho, was founded by Frank<br />

Hobbs in Seattle, Washington, in 1946 and has been under<br />

current ownership since 1964. Futura’s two plants and<br />

warehouse occupy almost half a million square feet.<br />

Futura utilizes a variety of lean tools to improve manufacturing<br />

processes, scheduling, and flow of both information<br />

and material through <strong>the</strong>ir operation. Futura extruded<br />

approximately thirty million pounds of aluminum in 2015.<br />

Along with extrusion, Futura provides services such as<br />

anodizing, machining, fabrication, engineering, bending,<br />

buffing, brushing, welding, powder coat, painting, assembly,<br />

design and special packaging.<br />

Futura employs 300 individuals. CEO Susan Johnson knows<br />

<strong>the</strong>ir ability to compete successfully in <strong>the</strong> marketplace is<br />

intertwined with <strong>the</strong> company’s culture. “Teamwork, quality,<br />

and responsibility are promoted and we seek after <strong>the</strong> best<br />

from both our workplace teams and individual team members<br />

and we acknowledge and reward <strong>the</strong>ir accomplishments.<br />

It’s all part of creating a highly motivated workforce that’s<br />

invested in company-wide quality and customer success.”<br />

Futura offers a great company culture as well as exceptional<br />

employee benefits and an emphasis on work/life balance,<br />

wellness and health. As an example, in 2007, Futura incorporated<br />

a revolutionary idea and opened a free, bilingual,<br />

medical clinic to administer both routine and urgent care.<br />

With an in-house doctor of internal medicine and a pediatrician,<br />

employees get up-to-date medical care—right on<br />

site. They also provide a comprehensive wellness program,<br />

short and long-term disability, inexpensive health insurance,<br />

scholarships to <strong>the</strong>ir employees and family members,<br />

interest-free loans, and all-you-can eat free fruit every day.<br />

It is no surprise that among all of its o<strong>the</strong>r awards and<br />

recognitions, Futura has been named one of Utah’s Best<br />

Places to Work by <strong>the</strong> Utah Department of Workforce Services<br />

for ten consecutive years.<br />

Recognition: Top 5 places to work by SL Tribune, UMA<br />

Award, Top 10 places to work, Best Company to Work For,<br />

Energy Saver, and Workforce Safety. Plus, CEO Johnson has<br />

received <strong>the</strong> <strong>Davis</strong> Chamber Women in Business A<strong>the</strong>na Award.<br />

DAVIS COUNTY—<strong>On</strong> <strong>the</strong> <strong>Move</strong><br />



OF UTAH<br />

❖<br />

Below: A conveyor from <strong>the</strong> 1960s.<br />

Cleasby Conveyors, a decades-old company, operates<br />

out of Clearfield, Utah. They have been growing in <strong>Davis</strong><br />

<strong>County</strong> for over forty years, specializing in building portable<br />

conveyers for rooftop delivery.<br />

Occupying <strong>the</strong>ir niche well, <strong>the</strong>y serve <strong>the</strong> needs of a wide<br />

array of clientele. Their conveyor equipment is available for<br />

commercial, residential, municipal, and specialized service<br />

industry applications.<br />

Cleasby’s history took a path of innovation followed by<br />

leaps of progress. Following this path back to Cleasby’s<br />

origin leads to <strong>the</strong> year 1963, in which a man by <strong>the</strong><br />

name of Dale Porter began a small company building hay<br />

conveyors. The evolution of this company accelerated when<br />

it was passed on to two of Porter’s sons, who added a design<br />

element to <strong>the</strong> manufacturing company. They increased<br />

<strong>the</strong> services of <strong>the</strong>ir company by developing products in<br />

<strong>the</strong>ir industry, including roofing, gravel, and dirt conveyors.<br />

As <strong>the</strong> business grew, it developed a familial trend. In <strong>the</strong><br />

mid-1980s, ano<strong>the</strong>r one of Porter’s sons, Robin Porter, and<br />

one of his nephews, Darren DeGraw, took over management<br />

of <strong>the</strong> company. Their attention to safety and progress led<br />

<strong>the</strong>m to <strong>the</strong> invention of a fiberglass conveyor in 1997; <strong>the</strong><br />

non-conducting nature of <strong>the</strong> fiberglass created a more<br />

secure conveyor. With this development <strong>the</strong> company saw<br />

an explosion of growth.<br />

In 2002, Porter and DeGraw sold <strong>the</strong> company to<br />

Cleasby Manufacturing of Utah. Being one of <strong>the</strong> largest<br />

distributors of roofing equipment in <strong>the</strong> industry, Cleasby<br />

had been established several decades before Dale’s company.<br />

However, similar company values and work ethics led to a<br />

smooth merger; <strong>the</strong> two companies meshed perfectly. Today,<br />

<strong>the</strong> company is still run by Vice President DeGraw and<br />

Treasurer Porter.<br />

The values that underpinned <strong>the</strong> company from its origin<br />

are still strong today. Cleasby takes pride in its quality team,<br />

many of <strong>the</strong> members of which have been with <strong>the</strong> company<br />

for over twenty-five years.<br />

As it stands today, <strong>the</strong> Cleasby Manufacturing of Utah<br />

has a wide range of services to cover all roofing equipment<br />

needs. The company motto<br />

has always been, “If you can’t<br />

find what you are looking<br />

for, call us. If we can’t find<br />

it, we’ll build it.” Bred from<br />

innovation and a sincere<br />

interest in customer satisfaction,<br />

Cleasby Manufacturing<br />

of Utah is growing today<br />

and is an important part of<br />

<strong>Davis</strong> <strong>County</strong>.<br />




Descente is a leading player in <strong>the</strong> outdoor industry.<br />

Inventing, designing, and manufacturing gear and clothing<br />

for a wide array of activities, its quality products are created<br />

with enthusiasm for innovation in <strong>the</strong> outdoor world. A<br />

company defined by technology, Descente’s products are<br />

known for <strong>the</strong>ir functionality and attention to detail.<br />

Throughout Descente’s history, design for gear and wear<br />

for several performance sports in <strong>the</strong> outdoor industry have<br />

been emphasized, including golf, cycling, and skiing. By far<br />

<strong>the</strong> most prominent niche in which Descente has developed<br />

is skiing, which, noting <strong>the</strong>ir origin, is not surprising.<br />

Founded in Osaka, Japan, Descente’s path to Nor<strong>the</strong>rn<br />

Utah has been a long one. Its conception began in 1935 with<br />

company forerunner Ishimoto Shoten. Making gloves from<br />

recycled tent canvas in <strong>the</strong> wake of WWI, Shoten laid<br />

groundwork for Descente to begin developing o<strong>the</strong>r skiwear<br />

products in 1954. Throughout <strong>the</strong> next decades, Descente<br />

continued to develop in <strong>the</strong> skiing industry, sponsoring<br />

multiple Olympic athletes and adding a myriad of high-tech<br />

products to <strong>the</strong>ir line.<br />

Among <strong>the</strong>se products was <strong>the</strong>ir Solar-A Jacket, created in<br />

1988, which was designed to utilize <strong>the</strong> sun’s energy for <strong>the</strong><br />

warmth of <strong>the</strong> wearer. This helped put Descente on its current<br />

trajectory for top-of-<strong>the</strong>-line gear production and innovation.<br />

In 2008, <strong>the</strong>y added <strong>the</strong> Mizusawa Down Jacket to <strong>the</strong>ir line.<br />

Ano<strong>the</strong>r feat of technological development, this addition came<br />

two years before <strong>the</strong>y moved <strong>the</strong>ir office to Nor<strong>the</strong>rn Utah.<br />

Descente came to Utah in 2010 after a long process of<br />

evolution. Descente America was originally established in<br />

New York in 1979. In 1990, its headquarters were moved to<br />

Denver for a short six years before it was dissolved, after<br />

which Descente Canada was reorganized into Descente<br />

North America until 2010. Descente LTD has remained<br />

Japanese-based throughout and Descente America is now<br />

located in Layton, Utah.<br />

Since 2010, Descente has seen several important developments,<br />

two of which were recognized at <strong>the</strong> outdoorcentered,<br />

global ISPO Munich trade show. In 2013 <strong>the</strong><br />

Descente Transform Jacket won <strong>the</strong> ISPO gold medal in<br />

Lifestyle and Fashion. The next year, <strong>the</strong>ir Parahem Jacket<br />

won <strong>the</strong> gold medal at ISPO. In 2104, Descente decided to<br />

return to <strong>the</strong>ir roots and focus primarily on <strong>the</strong> skiing industry.<br />

Descente’s devotion and passion for skiing are marked<br />

both by its name and its logo. The name “Descente” comes<br />

from <strong>the</strong> French term for downhill skiing. Their logo<br />

represents <strong>the</strong> three basic skiing techniques of schussing,<br />

traversing and sliding and “embodies [<strong>the</strong>ir] quest to be<br />

<strong>the</strong> best in all [<strong>the</strong>y] do and [<strong>the</strong>ir] focus on <strong>the</strong> future.”<br />

DAVIS COUNTY—<strong>On</strong> <strong>the</strong> <strong>Move</strong><br />


Step-Saver, Inc., is a commercial/industrial water softener<br />

company that specializes in a patented salt delivery method<br />

that eliminates <strong>the</strong> old-fashioned method of buying and storing<br />

bags of salt. Every Step-Saver truck in service saves 100,000<br />

plus plastic bags from ending up in landfills every year.<br />

Bill and Brenda Picard were <strong>the</strong><br />

founders of Step-Saver, Inc. in Utah<br />

and were joined almost immediately<br />

by two of <strong>the</strong>ir best former employees,<br />

twin bro<strong>the</strong>rs Doug and Dan Guernsey.<br />

After a short meeting out behind Bill’s<br />

barn both Doug and Dan decided <strong>the</strong>y<br />

would like to be a part of this new<br />

company. March 1, 2000, marked <strong>the</strong><br />

first official day of business.<br />

For <strong>the</strong> first thirty days while Bill was still with his former<br />

employer, Brenda did all <strong>the</strong> selling. She solicited potential<br />

customers from home via <strong>the</strong> phone. For <strong>the</strong> next five years,<br />

<strong>the</strong> corporate office was set up in <strong>the</strong>ir basement. A small<br />

corner of L. W. Miller’s lot was leased to accommodate <strong>the</strong><br />

salt storage site and a small amount of Ice Melt products<br />

were stored in Doug’s garage. The first van <strong>the</strong> new company<br />

had was given to <strong>the</strong>m by Prospector Square in Park City,<br />

just to get it off <strong>the</strong>ir property.<br />

The first year required much optimism and creativity. Daily<br />

morning meetings would take place in Doug’s garage. In 2001<br />

<strong>the</strong> company was blessed to have Ray Smith join <strong>the</strong> team<br />

and start selling new accounts. This proved to be a major<br />

leap forward for <strong>the</strong> company. Total gross revenues <strong>the</strong> first<br />

year were $66,600. Revenues have grown and topped almost<br />

$9 million per year, and are growing at roughly fifteen percent<br />

annually. Employee numbers have grown as well to forty-three<br />

in Utah alone. More than 2,000 commercial customers are<br />

serviced in Utah, sou<strong>the</strong>rn Nevada and Sou<strong>the</strong>rn California.<br />

Major clients include <strong>Davis</strong> School District, Intermountain<br />

Healthcare hospitals, Grand and Little America Hotels,<br />

MGM Casino properties, Chili’s, Chuck A Rama, Disneyland,<br />

BYU, Hidden Cove and SuperSonic Car Washes, Deer Valley<br />

resorts, and Red Hanger Dry Cleaners, just to name a<br />

few. Expansions for <strong>the</strong> future are planned for St. George<br />

and Cedar City, San Diego <strong>County</strong>, as well as Sacramento.<br />

The company has a very strong culture, treating <strong>the</strong>ir<br />

customers like friends and<br />

<strong>the</strong>ir employees like family,<br />

and is professional in all<br />

aspects. They also have an<br />

outreach program and support<br />

countless organizations<br />

that benefit at risk and<br />

underprivileged youth and<br />

families of military heros.<br />

Step-Saver’s owners are<br />

proud that <strong>the</strong>ir foundation<br />

is built on <strong>the</strong> values of<br />

<strong>the</strong> founding fa<strong>the</strong>rs: God,<br />

family, and country.<br />

❖<br />


Top, left: A family company, Step-Saver has been built on a solid foundation<br />

of God, family and country. Founding executive team from left to right,<br />

Manager of Water and Salt Systems Doug Guernsey; President and General<br />

Manager Bill Picard; and Field Operations Manager for Step-Saver<br />

Transportation Dan Guernsey.<br />

Bottom, left: Brenda Picard (July 1, 1956 to August 3, 2013).<br />

Without Brenda talking Bill into starting Step-Saver, none of us would be<br />

here. We honor her for <strong>the</strong> light and love she brought into this world.<br />

Brenda lived a fruitful life and loved God, family, and people in general.<br />

Brenda is truly missed by all of her friends, family, and those of us at <strong>the</strong><br />

company she helped found and build: Step-Saver.<br />

Below: From humble beginnings to a fleet of delivery units, and specialized<br />

transport vehicles, Step Saver Companies continue to grow by leaps and<br />

bounds. We look forward to serving your transport and water treatment<br />

needs for years to come.<br />



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188<br />


Building a Greater <strong>Davis</strong> <strong>County</strong><br />

<strong>Davis</strong> <strong>County</strong>’s real estate developers, construction<br />

companies, heavy industries, and manufacturers<br />

provide <strong>the</strong> economic foundation of <strong>the</strong> region<br />

Tom Stuart Construction..........................................................................................190<br />

HollyFrontier Woods Cross Refining LLC ....................................................................192<br />

CRS Engineers .......................................................................................................194<br />


Albion ® Minerals ..............................................................................................196<br />

CR Lighting & Electric, Inc......................................................................................197<br />

Colonial Building Supply .........................................................................................198<br />

Barlow..................................................................................................................199<br />

Golden Spike Realty................................................................................................200<br />

Thurgood Excavating, Inc. .......................................................................................201<br />

Robinson Waste Services, Inc....................................................................................202<br />

SERVPRO of Bountiful/Layton/Kaysville ....................................................................203<br />


HVAC Construction, Inc.<br />

North American Mine Services, Inc.<br />





Tom Stuart Construction (TSC), founded in 1983, is<br />

a general contractor based in <strong>Davis</strong> <strong>County</strong>. TSC has<br />

been involved in commercial and industrial construction<br />

for <strong>the</strong> past thirty plus years. It is one of <strong>the</strong> largest<br />

commercial contractors in Utah in both total dollar<br />

volume and total number of permits issued, having been<br />

<strong>the</strong> contractor on more than 1,000 projects over <strong>the</strong><br />

company’s existence.<br />

TSC is a stable successful company with competent<br />

professional project teams, experienced in all phases of<br />

construction. The company offers services in concrete,<br />

framing, drywall, painting, excavation, <strong>the</strong>rmal mass, utility<br />

work, land entitlement, and both construction and long<br />

term financing, along with superior customer service. TSC<br />

has been a resident of <strong>Davis</strong> <strong>County</strong> for over thirty years.<br />

While still a college student in 1983, Thomas D. Stuart<br />

established Tom Stuart Construction completing small work<br />

order projects for tenant finish customers. Although TSC<br />

is now a company with six divisions and 200 employees,<br />

Tom has never forgotten how it earned and kept its first<br />

customers—personal service and outstanding value. As <strong>the</strong><br />

company has grown, key employees have been hand-picked<br />

and personally trained with efforts and attitudes toward one<br />

preeminent goal: absolute customer satisfaction.<br />

People are what set Tom Stuart Construction apart<br />

from <strong>the</strong> competition. Especially critical to <strong>the</strong>ir success is<br />

a group of outstanding superintendents coming from<br />

varied backgrounds and specializing in different types<br />

of construction. Despite <strong>the</strong>ir varied backgrounds, <strong>the</strong>y<br />

share an unmatched commitment to customer satisfaction.<br />

DAVIS COUNTY—<strong>On</strong> <strong>the</strong> <strong>Move</strong><br />


Whe<strong>the</strong>r finishing before a seemingly impossible deadline<br />

or creating <strong>the</strong> right look, <strong>the</strong>se superintendents are<br />

each dedicated to understanding <strong>the</strong> client’s construction<br />

needs and ensuring those needs are met.<br />

In addition to great superintendents, Tom Stuart Construction<br />

has assembled concrete, drywall, painting, and finish carpentry<br />

crews that are among <strong>the</strong> very best in <strong>the</strong> business. While<br />

most construction companies end up subcontracting<br />

this work to whomever is available, Tom Stuart’s customers<br />

know <strong>the</strong>y will get consistent quality and production<br />

without paying <strong>the</strong> additional overhead that subcontracts<br />

would add.<br />

With responsibility for overall project success, <strong>the</strong> Tom<br />

Stuart Construction project manager is empowered to make<br />

project critical decisions to ensure that day-to-day project<br />

matters are handled promptly and efficiently. To maintain<br />

control of <strong>the</strong> cost, quality, and schedule of work, <strong>the</strong> project<br />

manager performs daily site visits and physical inspections<br />

of <strong>the</strong> job site. Weekly project coordination meetings are<br />

conducted by <strong>the</strong> project manager. These meetings assure<br />

<strong>the</strong>re is continuous and open communication between Tom<br />

Stuart Construction, <strong>the</strong> owner, and key subcontractors. The<br />

project manager also has responsibility for coordination with<br />

<strong>the</strong> city.<br />

The project superintendent has responsibility for <strong>the</strong><br />

day-to-day progress of <strong>the</strong> project and coordination with<br />

subcontractors. He conducts subcontractor field orientations<br />

to explain project plans, schedule, site procedures, safety<br />

requirements, and o<strong>the</strong>r items specific to <strong>the</strong> project. He<br />

maintains communication with subcontractors, <strong>the</strong> owner<br />

and project manager.<br />

The staff at TSC knows that well-built projects and<br />

sensitivity to <strong>the</strong> needs of <strong>the</strong> owners and <strong>the</strong> market earn <strong>the</strong><br />

respect of customers. It is making sure owners have<br />

everything <strong>the</strong>y need to procure tenants. It is knowing <strong>the</strong><br />

quicker, more cost efficient and more quality conscious<br />

Tom Stuart Construction is, <strong>the</strong> quicker <strong>the</strong> buildings will<br />

be occupied and filled with customers.<br />

Since <strong>the</strong> early days of one or two employees, <strong>the</strong><br />

company has experienced sustained growth, expanding its<br />

work emphasis from a small commercial tenant finishes<br />

contractor to becoming <strong>the</strong> region’s foremost builder of<br />

commercial and industrial concrete tilt-up buildings.<br />

TSC has built <strong>the</strong> headquarters and/or facilities of<br />

many of <strong>Davis</strong> <strong>County</strong>’s businesses and employers, including<br />

Signature Press, JT Thorpe, Brendell Manufacturing,<br />

Baileys Moving and Storage, Burt Bro<strong>the</strong>rs, Step Saver,<br />

Encore Metals, FlexPak, Manuel’s Fine Foods, AP&F,<br />

Falcon Sheet Metal, Semi Service, Commercial Tire, APCO,<br />

Alpha Power, Bountiful Bike Center, HandiQuilter,<br />

Summit Oil, Valin, Park Lane Commons, Lexington Law<br />

and Gold’s Gym-Bountiful, along with numerous projects<br />

outside <strong>the</strong> <strong>Davis</strong> <strong>County</strong> area.<br />

TSC’s mission is to “produce outstanding value for our<br />

customers by consistently designing and building highquality<br />

products at competitive prices, each delivered with<br />

uncompromising integrity and unmatched customer service.”<br />

Their commitment to <strong>the</strong>ir employees is to provide a safe,<br />

family-friendly work environment, competitive pay where<br />

performance, efficiency, and innovation are generously<br />

rewarded, and <strong>the</strong> opportunity to build a career with <strong>the</strong><br />

lasting legacy of exceptional craftsmen.<br />

In addition, TSC and its employees have long been<br />

committed to sponsoring various youth sports and arts<br />

activities. TSC regularly contributes employee time and<br />

company resources to several worthy causes, including<br />

Shriners Hospital for Children, Welfare Square, Red Barn<br />

Farms, Haitian Roots, Best Friends Animal Shelter, <strong>Davis</strong><br />

<strong>County</strong> Youth Symphony, Utah Food Bank, The Road Home,<br />

Children’s <strong>On</strong>cology Services, and Utah Refugee.org.<br />





HollyFrontier Woods Cross Refining LLC (Holly Woods<br />

Cross) is a subsidiary of HollyFrontier Corporation (HFC).<br />

HFC is an independent petroleum refiner in <strong>the</strong> United<br />

States with operations throughout <strong>the</strong> Mid-Continent,<br />

Southwest and Rocky Mountain regions. HFC, through its<br />

subsidiaries, is an independent petroleum refiner and<br />

marketer that produces high-value light products such as<br />

gasoline, diesel fuel, jet fuel and o<strong>the</strong>r specialty products.<br />

HFC’s mission is to be <strong>the</strong> premier U.S. petroleum refining,<br />

pipeline and terminal company as measured by superior<br />

financial performance and sustainable, profitable growth.<br />

HFC seeks to accomplish its mission by operating in<br />

a safe, reliable and environmentally responsible manner,<br />

operating its existing assets efficiently, offering its customers<br />

superior products and services, and growing both organically<br />

and through strategic acquisitions.<br />

Holly Woods Cross owns a refinery located in Woods Cross,<br />

Utah. The refinery was originally constructed in 1932 by<br />

William Yeates Company with a capacity of 1,000 barrels per<br />

day for a cost of $200,000. The name was soon changed to<br />

Wasatch Oil Refining Company, which eventually expanded<br />

with new refineries in Idaho and Washington. While all of <strong>the</strong><br />

original processing equipment has been replaced, several<br />

storage tanks are still in use today. The facility was purchased<br />

in 1947 by Phillips Petroleum Company which made significant<br />

improvements in both capacity and technology from <strong>the</strong> 1950s<br />

through <strong>the</strong> end of <strong>the</strong> century. Phillips expanded <strong>the</strong> refinery<br />

through this time period to 26,000 barrels per day. Holly Woods<br />

Cross purchased <strong>the</strong> refinery in June 2003. Since purchasing<br />

<strong>the</strong> plant, HFC has invested over $500 million in environmental<br />

upgrades including projects to both reduce emissions and lower<br />

<strong>the</strong> sulfur in gasoline and diesel to meet EPA requirements.<br />

Most recently, Holly Woods Cross is undertaking an expansion<br />

DAVIS COUNTY—<strong>On</strong> <strong>the</strong> <strong>Move</strong><br />


at <strong>the</strong> refinery to increase overall capacity to 45,000 barrels<br />

per day. The initial phase of <strong>the</strong> expansion is planned to be<br />

put into operation during <strong>the</strong> first quarter of 2016.<br />

HFC is headquartered in Dallas, Texas. In addition to <strong>the</strong><br />

Woods Cross refinery, HFC, through its subsidiaries, owns<br />

four o<strong>the</strong>r refineries, which are located in El Dorado,<br />

Kansas; Cheyenne, Wyoming; Tulsa, Oklahoma; and<br />

Artesia, New Mexico. Holly Woods Cross currently<br />

employs 270 Utah residents. Additionally, <strong>the</strong>re are 100<br />

to 500 contract employees per day currently working at<br />

<strong>the</strong> refinery.<br />

HFC’s values revolve around health and safety, environmental<br />

stewardship, and corporate citizenship. They provide<br />

financial support to numerous nonprofit and charitable<br />

organizations such as West Bountiful and Woods Cross<br />

elementary schools, <strong>the</strong> University of Utah, <strong>the</strong> United Way,<br />

<strong>Davis</strong> Education Foundation and <strong>the</strong> Bountiful Food Pantry.<br />

Please visit www.hollyfrontier.com for more information.<br />

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Photographs courtesy of Robert B. Willbanks.<br />



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Above: CRS is recognized as a leader in utility design and relocation for<br />

major highway projects from <strong>the</strong> Legacy Highway to <strong>the</strong> $1.1 billion<br />

I-15 CORE project and <strong>the</strong> recent improvements to I-15 South <strong>Davis</strong> <strong>County</strong>.<br />

Right: CRS has designed <strong>the</strong> infrastructure for numerous school sites<br />

throughout <strong>the</strong> <strong>Davis</strong> School District (pictured: Vista Education Campus).<br />

Opposite: Nearly every community in Utah, including <strong>Davis</strong> <strong>County</strong>,<br />

has been served by CRS Engineers as <strong>the</strong>y plan and design infrastructure.<br />

CRS Engineers is <strong>the</strong> longest standing engineering firm<br />

in <strong>the</strong> state. The company began when R. E. Caldwell,<br />

a former state engineer joined his talent with A. Z. Richards,<br />

a former Salt Lake City engineer, to form <strong>the</strong> firm of Caldwell<br />

Richards in 1905. During <strong>the</strong> wastewater treatment boom<br />

of <strong>the</strong> 1960s, A. H. Sorensen joined <strong>the</strong> firm and <strong>the</strong> name<br />

was changed to Caldwell Richards Sorensen.<br />

The early business was a family affair with <strong>the</strong> Sorensen<br />

and Richards boys being called on to provide construction<br />

layout staking for sewer projects <strong>the</strong> firm designed. Today,<br />

<strong>the</strong> firm is led by Matt Hirst, who took over <strong>the</strong> reins from<br />

his fa<strong>the</strong>r, Paul Hirst, in 2013.<br />

The company’s roots run deep with a tradition of<br />

engineering and surveying. CRS has master-planned and<br />

designed infrastructure for most communities across <strong>the</strong><br />

Wasatch Front, including many cities within <strong>Davis</strong> <strong>County</strong>.<br />

They have provided <strong>the</strong>se services for some of <strong>the</strong> fastest<br />

growing areas along <strong>the</strong> Wasatch Front.<br />

CRS served as <strong>the</strong> City Engineer of Farmington for more<br />

than twenty years and assisted as this small <strong>Davis</strong> <strong>County</strong><br />

community more than doubled in size from 10,000 to 22,000<br />

residents. Careful and thoughtful planning provided <strong>the</strong><br />

foundation for this growth.<br />

Recently, CRS designed <strong>the</strong> access roads and roundabouts<br />

for Station Park, <strong>the</strong> lane reconfiguration at Park Lane and<br />

I-15 interchange in Farmington, and <strong>Davis</strong> High School in<br />

Kaysville, to name a few.<br />

They have enjoyed a positive long-term relationship<br />

with <strong>the</strong> <strong>Davis</strong> School District that spans more than<br />

eight decades. CRS has provided engineering and surveying<br />

services for many newly-constructed or renovated schools<br />

in <strong>the</strong> district. CRS has participated in <strong>the</strong> growth and<br />

has watched as many <strong>Davis</strong> <strong>County</strong> communities grow<br />

from rural areas and small towns into thriving cities with<br />

sound infrastructure.<br />

CRS played an integral part in improving transportation<br />

through <strong>the</strong> county with <strong>the</strong> construction of Legacy<br />

Highway—providing design, construction oversight, and<br />

coordination for utilities along <strong>the</strong> fourteen-mile corridor.<br />

Today, with a rich history as a foundation, CRS is<br />

on <strong>the</strong> cutting-edge of technology. They are one of <strong>the</strong><br />

leading engineering firms to offer custom computer<br />

programming and software development for civil engineering<br />

specific solutions.<br />

CRS is more than just a local firm, providing engineering<br />

services for over ten decades. They have been trusted<br />

advisors, managers, engineers, mentors, and often residents<br />

of <strong>the</strong> communities <strong>the</strong>y serve. This spirit of genuine interest,<br />

cooperation, and team play is what makes CRS successful<br />

today. CRS engineers and professionals live in <strong>the</strong><br />

communities <strong>the</strong>y serve and utilize <strong>the</strong> facilities <strong>the</strong>y<br />

design. Positively influencing and impacting <strong>the</strong> local area<br />

with responsible engineering solutions is of utmost importance<br />

to <strong>the</strong>m.<br />

The mission of CRS is to understand clients’ needs and<br />

expectations, <strong>the</strong>n aggressively pursue design solutions using<br />

innovative tools and ideas to give timely delivery of quality<br />

civil engineering and surveying services. CRS is grateful to<br />

serve <strong>the</strong> citizens of <strong>Davis</strong> <strong>County</strong>.<br />

DAVIS COUNTY—<strong>On</strong> <strong>the</strong> <strong>Move</strong><br />




BALCHEM <br />


At Albion, <strong>the</strong>y do one thing extremely well. Minerals.<br />

For sixty years, <strong>the</strong>y have dedicated <strong>the</strong>mselves to researching<br />

and testing minerals, receiving patents for <strong>the</strong>ir mineral<br />

chelation process, and publishing studies on <strong>the</strong> health<br />

benefits of minerals. When it comes to minerals, you might<br />

say <strong>the</strong>y are hyper-focused. They would agree, but this focus<br />

has resulted in an astounding 150 patents and seventy<br />

human clinical trials on dozens of mineral-based products<br />

that are highly effective, safe, easy to absorb, and gentle<br />

on <strong>the</strong> stomach. That is why, when asked what Albion is<br />

all about, <strong>the</strong>y answer, “We’re <strong>the</strong> Mineral People.” ®<br />

Albion Minerals ® is Balchem’s premium line of specialty<br />

minerals. Highly effective nutritional mineral forms that<br />

can be easily absorbed by <strong>the</strong> human body, <strong>the</strong>se organic<br />

molecules are known as mineral amino acid chelates; <strong>the</strong>y<br />

are used in nutritional supplements and food fortification<br />

to provide complete organic mineral nutrition, giving<br />

consumers <strong>the</strong> greatest chance to absorb minerals for <strong>the</strong>ir<br />

best biological advantage.<br />

In <strong>the</strong>ir ordinary form, minerals are inorganic elements<br />

and difficult for <strong>the</strong> body to absorb. Albion does <strong>the</strong> body’s<br />

work in advance by producing natural organic chelates<br />

that can easily be absorbed through <strong>the</strong> intestinal wall.<br />

Albion was founded by Dr. Harvey H. Ashmead in 1956.<br />

As a pharmacist, Dr. Ashmead brought his prevailing<br />

philosophy “to help improve <strong>the</strong> circumstances of his<br />

fellow man” to his fledgling company—a philosophy that<br />

still inspires Albion today. In 1976, Albion introduced a<br />

line of patented amino acid chelates for plant nutrition,<br />

which <strong>the</strong>n evolved into Albion’s thriving Plant Division.<br />

With corporate offices located in Layton, Utah, Albion has<br />

an affiliated distribution network that reaches into nearly<br />

100 countries. Throughout <strong>the</strong> world, Albion is known for<br />

<strong>the</strong>ir clinically researched organic mineral compounds that<br />

nourish and enhance human health, including mineral<br />

nutrition for dietary supplements, sports nutrition formulations,<br />

fortified foods, medical foods, and pharmaceuticals.<br />

Albion plays an important role in providing nutrition<br />

to vulnerable populations. Their minerals are part of a<br />

fortified, precooked porridge that addresses malnutrition in<br />

Africa, which primarily utilizes zinc and iron—desperately<br />

needed for immune system and brain development in<br />

growing children. Albion’s chelated iron ingredients are also<br />

used in Guatemala and Panama for fortification, without<br />

changing <strong>the</strong> color or taste of sugar and o<strong>the</strong>r foods.<br />

Albion’s significant research and IP contributions have<br />

earned <strong>the</strong> trust of businesses and governments alike.<br />

Balchem Human Nutrition & Pharma General Manager<br />

Jim Hyde sits on <strong>the</strong> board of directors for <strong>the</strong> Council<br />

for Responsible Nutrition (CRN) and on <strong>the</strong> council of<br />

<strong>the</strong> International Alliance of Dietary/Food Supplement<br />

Association (IADSA). Albion is honored by <strong>the</strong> recognition<br />

<strong>the</strong>y have received from <strong>the</strong> Executive Office of <strong>the</strong> President<br />

for <strong>the</strong>ir business achievements in international trade.<br />

DAVIS COUNTY—<strong>On</strong> <strong>the</strong> <strong>Move</strong><br />


CR Lighting & Electric, Inc., is an electrical contracting<br />

company offering services in commercial construction,<br />

remodeling, and service work. A homegrown <strong>Davis</strong> <strong>County</strong><br />

business, <strong>the</strong>y have seen unprecedented growth and progress<br />

over <strong>the</strong> last decade, particularly in <strong>the</strong> last three years.<br />

The story of CR Lighting & Electric is one of extremely<br />

hard work paying off. In 2002, Chris Rydman (president/<br />

owner) and his wife Emily Rydman (accounting) had to react<br />

to Chris being laid off. Christmas Eve of that year saw <strong>the</strong><br />

couple unemployed, but also saw <strong>the</strong>m with no small amount<br />

of innovative thinking and know-how. Chris, who had been<br />

working for a large electrical contracting company that was<br />

slowly falling apart, had taken a look around and thought<br />

he could do better. Out of this entrepreneurial spirit and<br />

desire for independence CR Lighting & Electric was born.<br />

It began in 2002, when <strong>the</strong>re was still much economic<br />

strife in <strong>the</strong> U.S. from <strong>the</strong> aftermath of 9/11. The Rydmans<br />

learned to be frugal and take nothing for granted. Their<br />

strong work ethic and attention to finances allowed <strong>the</strong>m<br />

to begin <strong>the</strong>ir business without any loans, though it meant<br />

cutbacks in o<strong>the</strong>r departments; during <strong>the</strong> early years,<br />

employees would enter through a window in <strong>the</strong> basement<br />

of <strong>the</strong> Rydman house to get spare parts <strong>the</strong>y needed, and<br />

Chris and Emily ate a steady diet of Ramen Noodles.<br />

The company started out with Chris doing<br />

projects and service work by day and paper work<br />

by night. They have steadily grown from <strong>the</strong>ir<br />

humble origin to a company with ninety-eight<br />

employees, including a project management<br />

staff, an estimating staff, a full-time business<br />

development agent, and a small construction<br />

division and service department.<br />

CR Lighting & Electric is based in Layton,<br />

Utah. They keep an impressive eighty-five percent<br />

of <strong>the</strong>ir work in Utah and say that <strong>the</strong>y have<br />

“always let <strong>the</strong> business grow itself, mostly from repeat<br />

business.” Continuing <strong>the</strong>ir dedication to keeping things local,<br />

<strong>the</strong>y regularly make donations to <strong>Davis</strong> <strong>County</strong> Schools, Special<br />

Olympics and to organizations working with autistic children.<br />

Chris recognizes that he works a small niche in his industry,<br />

saying that “some jobs fit our mold and o<strong>the</strong>rs don’t.”<br />

However, CR Lighting & Electric still does its utmost to be a<br />

quality service-giver. Their mission statement is <strong>the</strong> following:<br />

“At CR Lighting & Electric, Inc., our promise is to provide you,<br />

our customer, with top quality services and products. We pride<br />

ourselves in being reliable and honest. We are committed to<br />

completing projects on time and within budget. We seek to<br />

exceed expectations, and your satisfaction is our top priority.”<br />

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Above: The office staff at 380 North King Street in Layton.<br />

Below: A race activity with <strong>the</strong> job supervisors.<br />





Purchased in 1983 by <strong>the</strong> Hale family, Colonial Building<br />

Supply has provided over thirty years of service to <strong>the</strong> <strong>Davis</strong><br />

<strong>County</strong> area, <strong>the</strong> State of Utah, and even surrounding states.<br />

Originally known as Colonial Lumber, Colonial Building<br />

Supply moved to its current residence in Centerville in<br />

1996. With this move a larger lumberyard, door shop, and<br />

window installation service were added to <strong>the</strong> company.<br />

In July of 2010 a roofing accident started a fire that<br />

threatened <strong>the</strong> entire property of Colonial Building Supply.<br />

The main building, housing <strong>the</strong> store and offices, was<br />

nearly a complete loss. But, due to <strong>the</strong> efforts of firefighters<br />

from four different fire departments, <strong>the</strong> fire was prevented<br />

from spreading to <strong>the</strong> warehouse and lumberyard. Despite<br />

<strong>the</strong> loss of <strong>the</strong> main building, Colonial Building Supply<br />

was not closed for long. Operating out of a trailer set up in<br />

<strong>the</strong> parking lot, <strong>the</strong> store was open by 9:00 a.m. <strong>the</strong> next<br />

morning. Months later, <strong>the</strong> store fully reopened in a newlyrestored<br />

building, better than ever.<br />

The growth of Colonial Building Supply continued with<br />

<strong>the</strong>ir acquisition of what is now Colonial Ace Hardware.<br />

Beginning as <strong>the</strong> hardware section of <strong>the</strong> local Dick’s Market,<br />

Dick’s Ace Homecenter served <strong>the</strong> Centerville and Bountiful<br />

areas for nearly forty years. After Dick’s Market changed<br />

locations, Dick’s Ace Homecenter was purchased by Colonial<br />

Building Supply in 2013. Staying open during <strong>the</strong> process,<br />

Colonial Ace Hardware emerged from <strong>the</strong> transition with a<br />

new name, redesigned layout, and larger selection.<br />

Despite <strong>the</strong> new name and look, <strong>the</strong>y have strived to keep<br />

<strong>the</strong> best things that <strong>the</strong> store has been known for. This<br />

includes a wide variety of irrigation supplies, a knowledgeable<br />

sales staff, and a friendly environment. They have<br />

expanded Colonial Ace Hardware’s tool and hardware selections<br />

and continue to aim to provide excellent service to<br />

<strong>the</strong>ir customers and community. Colonial Ace Hardware also<br />

offers an excellent selection of camping and fishing supplies.<br />

The two companies work toge<strong>the</strong>r to operate <strong>the</strong>ir respective<br />

services with efficiency and quality; this list of services<br />

includes maintaining a full-service retail lumberyard and a<br />

custom door shop, completing drywall and finish projects,<br />

offering home-delivery, and running Colonial Ace Hardware.<br />

Today, Colonial Building Supply has grown to about<br />

100 employees. They pride <strong>the</strong>mselves on continuing <strong>the</strong>ir<br />

tradition of outstanding service, competitive pricing, and<br />

excellent selection.<br />

DAVIS COUNTY—<strong>On</strong> <strong>the</strong> <strong>Move</strong><br />


Barlow Realty Company is a real estate, developing, and<br />

investment, company founded in 1949 by Haven Barlow.<br />

After WWII, Haven and Bonnie Rae Ellison Barlow returned<br />

to <strong>Davis</strong> <strong>County</strong> where <strong>the</strong>y reared <strong>the</strong>ir six children in<br />

Layton. Haven started <strong>the</strong> Barlow Realty and Insurance<br />

Company. Over <strong>the</strong> years, he also started <strong>the</strong> Barlow<br />

Corporation, Dale Corporation, Skyline View Apartments,<br />

Service Mortgage Corporation, and several o<strong>the</strong>r companies<br />

that are now run by three generations of Barlows. The<br />

companies are closely held and family-owned and Haven’s<br />

children comprise <strong>the</strong> board of directors.<br />

However, <strong>the</strong> legacy and story of Barlow Realty cannot<br />

fully be told without an understanding of its founder and<br />

his dedication to his community.<br />

During <strong>the</strong> time in which Barlow’s companies were<br />

expanding and growing, Haven was constantly involved in<br />

<strong>the</strong> community. In 1952, Haven was elected to <strong>the</strong> Utah State<br />

Legislature, where he served consecutively for forty-two<br />

years from 1953 to 1994, longer than any o<strong>the</strong>r legislator in<br />

Utah history. While <strong>the</strong>re, he served as president of <strong>the</strong> Utah<br />

State Senate for six years.<br />

As a senator in <strong>the</strong> Utah State Legislature, Haven introduced<br />

and sponsored a number of pieces of legislation that formulated<br />

<strong>the</strong> landscape in nor<strong>the</strong>rn Utah. In <strong>the</strong> field of education, one<br />

of Haven’s passions, he supported <strong>the</strong> establishment of Weber<br />

State College as a four-year school; Weber State’s transition<br />

from college to university; and <strong>the</strong> securing of funding for<br />

<strong>the</strong> Weber State <strong>Davis</strong> Campus. Today, Weber State boasts over<br />

24,000 students. Haven also supported <strong>the</strong> bill that turned<br />

Utah State Agricultural College into Utah State University.<br />

Haven backed legislation that created <strong>the</strong> <strong>Davis</strong> Applied<br />

Technology Center, which is now <strong>the</strong> <strong>Davis</strong> Applied<br />

Technology College. The vocational school trains students<br />

in a variety of technologies and skills that can be directly<br />

applied to <strong>the</strong> workplace. Additionally, Haven supported<br />

<strong>the</strong> Ogden-Weber Applied Technology Center, also now a<br />

college, which offers similar services to its students.<br />

Haven’s life has significantly shaped <strong>Davis</strong> <strong>County</strong>; at<br />

ninety-four years old in 2016, he has undeniably created a<br />

great legacy through both his companies and his dedication<br />

to his community. He has contributed to <strong>the</strong> arts, education,<br />

and many individuals in need, forming <strong>the</strong> beautiful<br />

landscape that is today’s <strong>Davis</strong> <strong>County</strong>.<br />

Haven and Bonnie Rae Ellison Barlow (deceased) have<br />

six wonderful children and <strong>the</strong>ir spouses: Jesselie and<br />

Scott Anderson; Heidi and Ted Harris; Haven, Jr., and<br />

Amy Barlow; Duncan and Debra Barlow; Stewart and<br />

Marie Barlow; and Rachel and Curtis Richardson, along<br />

with twenty-nine grandchildren.<br />

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BARLOW<br />

Left: Haven J. Barlow, his wife, Bonnie, and <strong>the</strong>ir six children.<br />

Above: Former State Senator, Haven J. Barlow, and his wife, Bonnie Rae<br />

Ellison Barlow.<br />




Golden Spike Realty is a premier source in <strong>Davis</strong> <strong>County</strong><br />

for property needs. Located in several locations throughout<br />

Nor<strong>the</strong>rn Utah (Sunset, Layton, and Logan), <strong>the</strong>y offer<br />

services in residential and commercial real estate and in<br />

leasing, HOA management, rentals, and appraisal.<br />

The company was founded in 1976. It was started on <strong>the</strong><br />

hunch that real estate would pick up in Nor<strong>the</strong>rn Utah. The<br />

original owners, Gary Hancock, Jerry Adair, Myron Nalder,<br />

Noel Blonquist, and Dan Clark took a chance that paid off<br />

immensely. For <strong>the</strong> dual prospects of growing <strong>the</strong>ir business<br />

and gaining invaluable training tools, <strong>the</strong> five owners bought<br />

into <strong>the</strong> Century 21 franchise a year later. Over <strong>the</strong> next two<br />

decades, <strong>the</strong> four latter owners withdrew from <strong>the</strong> business,<br />

leaving it under <strong>the</strong> sole ownership of Hancock.<br />

In 2003, Hancock sold <strong>the</strong> company to Bob Hill, who is<br />

still <strong>the</strong> owner today. Hancock, however, has remained an<br />

integral part of <strong>the</strong> company, garnering recognition for his<br />

devotion with a recent celebration of his fortieth anniversary<br />

in real estate. In <strong>the</strong> beginning of 2012, <strong>the</strong>y decided to<br />

become an independent brokerage and took on <strong>the</strong> title<br />

<strong>the</strong>y are known by today: Golden Spike Realty.<br />

This proved to be a good move, as <strong>the</strong>y were <strong>the</strong><br />

2014 RPAC Challenge Winner two years later. O<strong>the</strong>r<br />

estimable awards garnered throughout <strong>the</strong>ir forty years<br />

include Top Agent Award, Lifetime Achievement Award,<br />

and Special Achievement Award.<br />

Golden Spike Realty is a leader in <strong>the</strong> real estate market<br />

of Nor<strong>the</strong>rn Utah. Its mission statement is, “To meet <strong>the</strong><br />

needs of Buyers, Sellers, Tenants, and Property<br />

Owners.” With <strong>the</strong>ir mantra revolving around<br />

customer satisfaction, it is no wonder <strong>the</strong>y<br />

have also cultivated <strong>the</strong> value of community<br />

service. Golden Spike Realty and its agents<br />

have been involved in many important<br />

organizations and committees in <strong>Davis</strong> <strong>County</strong>.<br />

Among <strong>the</strong>se are <strong>the</strong> <strong>Davis</strong> Chamber of<br />

Commerce, Have a Heart Committee, and<br />

<strong>the</strong> NWAOR Committee. They are also<br />

involved in <strong>the</strong> annual NWAOR Food Drive<br />

and Sub for Santa showing that care for<br />

people is at <strong>the</strong> center of <strong>the</strong>ir value system.<br />

They have certainly been reaping <strong>the</strong><br />

rewards of <strong>the</strong>ir dedication to <strong>the</strong> community,<br />

as <strong>the</strong>y have steadily seen two to three<br />

percent growth per year for <strong>the</strong> last ten years.<br />

They currently have nearly seventy agents<br />

in <strong>the</strong>ir employ. As <strong>the</strong>y move forward,<br />

<strong>the</strong>ir goal is “to provide consistent service and<br />

representation for many years to come.”<br />

DAVIS COUNTY—<strong>On</strong> <strong>the</strong> <strong>Move</strong><br />


Thurgood Excavating, Inc., was founded in 1976 under<br />

original name of Thurgood Bro<strong>the</strong>rs Hauling and Excavating.<br />

The company does much of <strong>the</strong> prep work for residential<br />

subdivisions, including earthwork, underground utilities,<br />

curb, sidewalk, and gutter. They also work on individual<br />

homes, including digging basements, underground utilities,<br />

cement prep work, and lot grading. They run heavy<br />

equipment, dump trucks, and transports, and haul various<br />

materials. Their customer base includes land developers,<br />

cities, and homebuilders.<br />

The business had its start when Richard Thurgood asked<br />

his employer, Dale Smedley, if he could take over <strong>the</strong> lease<br />

on a CAT 955L that Dale was going to turn back in. Dale<br />

agreed and Richard started digging basements in <strong>the</strong><br />

beginning of 1976. The company has grown from <strong>the</strong>re,<br />

beginning with only a few people including Richard,<br />

his bro<strong>the</strong>r John, who eventually became a full partner,<br />

Richard’s wife, Robyn, and Byron Yamane.<br />

These first employees were all hard workers with great<br />

integrity. These qualities helped <strong>the</strong>m through <strong>the</strong> housing<br />

crash in 1983. During <strong>the</strong> time when o<strong>the</strong>r companies<br />

struggled, <strong>the</strong>y were not only able to stay in business but<br />

grew <strong>the</strong> company to eventually seventy-three employees.<br />

The housing crash of 2005 proved difficult for everyone in<br />

<strong>the</strong> industry, but <strong>the</strong> company’s reputation and work ethic<br />

kept <strong>the</strong>m busy through this period. It also allowed Richard<br />

<strong>the</strong> option to re-evaluate <strong>the</strong> company and purposefully<br />

reduce it to a smaller and more manageable size.<br />

With this in mind, Richard and John decided to split <strong>the</strong><br />

company in 2007. Richard took <strong>the</strong> Thurgood Excavating<br />

name and John took Thurgood Bro<strong>the</strong>rs. John helped his son<br />

start his own excavating company and Thurgood Bro<strong>the</strong>rs<br />

was a thing of <strong>the</strong> past. Currently, Thurgood Excavating has<br />

forty-one employees and is located at 2381 West 1200 North<br />

in Clinton, Utah.<br />

In 2014, Richard’s wife lost an ongoing battle with breast<br />

cancer. This, coupled with his age, has led Richard to run<br />

<strong>the</strong> machines only on rare occasions. Lately, he has been<br />

spending more time in <strong>the</strong> office with his daughter who<br />

came to help after his office manager of sixteen years retired.<br />

With her help, Richard is learning how to run current<br />

estimating and bid software programs. It is amazing what he<br />

is learning at seventy-two. Richard, a small town farm boy<br />

and high school graduate is now running a multimillion<br />

dollar company.<br />

Thurgood Excavating’s mission statement is “to provide<br />

honest, ethical, and high quality services and a fair price.<br />

We value our customers and want to provide long term<br />

service for <strong>the</strong>m. We value our suppliers and subcontractors<br />

and will deal with <strong>the</strong>m in a professional manner. Our<br />

mission is also to provide our employees an honest place to<br />

work were <strong>the</strong>y can be dedicated to providing customers<br />

with quality work and customer service.”<br />


INC.<br />





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Right: Robinson Waste Services, Inc.’s large fleet.<br />

Robinson Waste Services, Inc. (RWS) is locally owned<br />

and operated and has been providing quality waste services<br />

to Nor<strong>the</strong>rn Utah Communities for six decades. In 1956,<br />

Howard Robinson founded Robinson Refuse. He sold his<br />

business in 1985 and retired. Howard’s son, Steve, worked<br />

alongside his fa<strong>the</strong>r learning <strong>the</strong> business and <strong>the</strong> value of<br />

hard work. In 1989, Steve and his wife, Karen, founded<br />

Robinson Waste Services with two trucks and a small<br />

residential contract. Today, Steve and his team run forty-five<br />

collection trucks providing waste and recycling services<br />

for thousands of commercial, industrial, residential and<br />

construction customers in six counties along <strong>the</strong> Wasatch<br />

Front. Robinson Waste is a hometown favorite and remains<br />

a family-owned, independent company committed to<br />

providing premium service. Our goal is and has always been<br />

to provide safe, courteous, clean, and dependable garbage<br />

collection service to all our customers all of <strong>the</strong> time.<br />

In 2002, Robinson Waste was selected as <strong>the</strong> primary<br />

hauler for <strong>the</strong> Salt Lake Winter Olympics, which was a<br />

large and complex project with extreme surges in trash<br />

and recycling volume and twenty-four hours a day on-call<br />

requirement. Thanks to dedicated employees, RWS performed<br />

flawlessly and received recognition for outstanding<br />

service from <strong>the</strong> Olympic Committee. Throughout its<br />

history, Robinson Waste has provided waste and recycling<br />

services to everything from some of Utah’s largest projects to<br />

weekend warriors cleaning<br />

out <strong>the</strong>ir garages.<br />

“It’s important to know<br />

where you came from,<br />

because it helps us set <strong>the</strong><br />

course for where <strong>the</strong> company<br />

is going in <strong>the</strong> future,”<br />

said Steve. “The relationships<br />

we have built with<br />

customers, employees, and<br />

vendors have been very<br />

rewarding and integral to<br />

our success and will never<br />

be forgotten.”<br />

DAVIS COUNTY—<strong>On</strong> <strong>the</strong> <strong>Move</strong><br />


SERVPRO of Bountiful/Layton/Kaysville is a commercial<br />

and residential disaster response company helping people<br />

with water, fire, mold, and storm, clean up, and restoration.<br />

They respond to any size of disaster. Their motto is: “Like it<br />

never even happened.”<br />

Their customer base includes anyone (individual, business,<br />

hospital, school, local, state or federal government entity)<br />

who has a damage loss to <strong>the</strong>ir building due to manmade<br />

or natural disaster caused by water, fire, wind or mold.<br />

They also deal heavily with insurance agents, adjustors, real<br />

estate agents, facility managers, and fire departments.<br />

SERVPRO of Bountiful/Layton/Kaysville had a very<br />

humble beginning. The founders, Don Kopenhefer, along<br />

with his wife, Barbara, did <strong>the</strong> production work mopping<br />

up floods and washing down fires, as well as providing<br />

everyday carpet and upholstery cleaning. Barbara answered<br />

<strong>the</strong> phone and did <strong>the</strong> bookwork and advertising, which<br />

included door-to-door approaches.<br />

SERVPRO of Bountiful was first serviced out of <strong>the</strong><br />

Kopenhefer home. It was not unusual for an employee to<br />

come in <strong>the</strong> house in <strong>the</strong> morning and join <strong>the</strong> family for<br />

breakfast. As <strong>the</strong> years went on, <strong>the</strong> need to add production<br />

employees increased. First a helper for Don, a high school<br />

student was hired. As <strong>the</strong> company grew and required more<br />

equipment, SERVPRO gained vans and production personnel.<br />

SERVPRO continued to prosper. More production crews and<br />

office staff were hired in <strong>the</strong> years that followed.<br />

Eventually, <strong>the</strong> Kopenhefers decided to prepare to sell<br />

<strong>the</strong> company and retire. They hired <strong>the</strong>ir new son-in-law,<br />

Josh Grimstead to manage <strong>the</strong> company and prepare it for<br />

<strong>the</strong> sale. After three years <strong>the</strong> company was listed and sold<br />

to Barry Engle.<br />

As part of <strong>the</strong> sale, Josh was to continue employment<br />

during <strong>the</strong> transition of ownership. Three years went by<br />

before Barry and Josh decided to make Josh’s ownership<br />

permanent. After ten years of managing <strong>the</strong> company, Josh<br />

became <strong>the</strong> owner of SERVPRO of Bountiful in 2010. Three<br />

years later in 2013, <strong>the</strong>y qualified for ano<strong>the</strong>r franchise<br />

purchase due to <strong>the</strong>ir growth and purchased SERVPRO of<br />

Layton/Kaysville. They work night and day quite literally<br />

making disasters like <strong>the</strong>y never even happened, by arriving<br />

to any size disaster faster, providing leading edge equipment<br />

with <strong>the</strong> best employees in <strong>the</strong> business. Sixteen years of<br />

business have flown by while Josh has been at SERVPRO<br />

with more growth and plans for <strong>the</strong> future.<br />

Today, <strong>the</strong> company continues to grow into an important<br />

part of <strong>the</strong> Nor<strong>the</strong>rn Utah community. They are involved in<br />

<strong>the</strong> <strong>Davis</strong> <strong>County</strong> Disaster Preparedness Fair, <strong>the</strong> organization<br />

“World Joy,” and, annually, several golf tournament<br />

sponsorships. Out of small beginnings, SERVPRO has<br />

grown into an organization that is integral to <strong>Davis</strong> <strong>County</strong>.<br />

Their mission is to develop a team of quality people who<br />

focus on excellent service, fairness, and mutual respect.<br />



❖<br />

Left: Owner Josh Grimstead.<br />

Below: Owner Josh Grimstead (right) and Crew Member Tony Bavaro<br />

prepping truck before responding to a fire and smoke damage call.<br />



Sponsors<br />

BALCHEM TM /Albion ® Minerals .................................................................................196<br />

Barlow..................................................................................................................199<br />

Bement & Company, P.C. .........................................................................................112<br />

Burt Bro<strong>the</strong>rs Tire & Service ....................................................................................119<br />

Cache Valley Bank ..................................................................................................118<br />

Cherry Hill Resort..................................................................................................136<br />

City 1st Mortgage Services, LLC ...............................................................................120<br />

Clearfield City.......................................................................................................144<br />

Clearfield Job Corps Center .....................................................................................160<br />

Cleasby Manufacturing of Utah ................................................................................185<br />

Colonial Building Supply .........................................................................................198<br />

CR Lighting & Electric, Inc......................................................................................197<br />

CRS Engineers .......................................................................................................194<br />

CubiScan ® .............................................................................................................174<br />

<strong>Davis</strong> Applied Technology College .............................................................................142<br />

<strong>Davis</strong> Chamber of Commerce ....................................................................................154<br />

<strong>Davis</strong> Hospital and Medical Center ...........................................................................124<br />

<strong>Davis</strong> Hospital and Medical Center Weber Campus.......................................................125<br />

<strong>Davis</strong> School District ..............................................................................................146<br />

Descente ...............................................................................................................186<br />

Elevations Residential Treatment Center.....................................................................132<br />

First National Bank ................................................................................................115<br />

Futura Industries ...................................................................................................184<br />

Golden Spike Realty................................................................................................200<br />

Hill Air Force Base, Utah ........................................................................................155<br />

HollyFrontier Woods Cross Refining LLC ....................................................................192<br />

Intermountain Layton Hospital .................................................................................161<br />

Jordan Valley Medical Center ...................................................................................126<br />

Jordan Valley Medical Center West Valley Campus .......................................................126<br />

KIHOMAC, Inc. .....................................................................................................183<br />

DAVIS COUNTY—<strong>On</strong> <strong>the</strong> <strong>Move</strong><br />


Lagoon Corporation ................................................................................................128<br />

Lakeview Hospital ..................................................................................................140<br />

Lifetime Products, Inc. ............................................................................................166<br />

Mountain Point Medical Center ................................................................................127<br />

MountainWest Surgical Center..................................................................................150<br />

Orbital ATK ..........................................................................................................170<br />

PerformanceWest Physical Therapy............................................................................148<br />

Pioneer Adult Rehabilitation Center (PARC) ...............................................................138<br />

Reading Horizons ...................................................................................................159<br />

Robinson Waste Services, Inc....................................................................................202<br />

Salt Lake Regional Medical Center ............................................................................127<br />

SERVPRO of Bountiful/Layton/Kaysville ....................................................................203<br />

Smith’s Food & Drug Stores .....................................................................................114<br />

Standard-Examiner ................................................................................................117<br />

Station Park ..........................................................................................................110<br />

Step-Saver, Inc.......................................................................................................187<br />

Stevens-Henager College..........................................................................................158<br />

Strong Automotive Group.........................................................................................108<br />

Structural Steel & Plate Fabrication .........................................................................180<br />

SWBC ® .................................................................................................................116<br />

Tanner Clinic ........................................................................................................156<br />

Thurgood Excavating, Inc. .......................................................................................201<br />

Tom Hanson Photography.........................................................................................121<br />

Tom Stuart Construction..........................................................................................190<br />

United Way of Salt Lake..........................................................................................157<br />

Utility Trailer Manufacturing Company .....................................................................182<br />

ViewPoint Center ...................................................................................................134<br />

Vista Outdoor, Inc. .................................................................................................178<br />

Weber State University............................................................................................152<br />

Westside Medical Family Practice .............................................................................162<br />




About <strong>the</strong> Photographer<br />

T OM<br />

H ANSON<br />

My name is Tom Hanson…seriously that is it…Tom Hanson; you cannot get more<br />

generic than that! But my ability to capture images is well beyond generic—or mundane.<br />

I am dedicated to telling a story. To quote <strong>the</strong> very wise and famous Dr. Seuss,<br />

‘Sometimes you will never know <strong>the</strong> value of a moment until it becomes a memory.’<br />

Like snow, those memories fade away unless you capture <strong>the</strong>m. Capturing those<br />

memories, telling YOUR story is my passion.<br />

My storytelling quest became official at seventeen when I rolled up my sleeves<br />

and (to my mo<strong>the</strong>r’s chagrin) turned a ‘spare’ bathroom in our crowded Cache Valley, Utah, home into my dark room.<br />

I have moved around a little since that 1977 beginning, but never left my camera or passion for a story behind. For <strong>the</strong> past<br />

twenty-two years I have lived in and loved <strong>Davis</strong> <strong>County</strong> Utah.<br />

Some may call me an avid ‘hunter’ as I have ‘shot’ everything that moved (and plenty of things that did not!) My work<br />

includes architectural, landscapes, models, action sports, portraits, families and more. Many of <strong>the</strong>se images have graced <strong>the</strong><br />

walls of family homes, businesses, buses, billboards, and magazines. From <strong>the</strong> disappointment of defeat to hard won victories;<br />

from <strong>the</strong> first joyful cries of new born baby to <strong>the</strong> last reverent breaths of life—I have documented some amazing stories along<br />

<strong>the</strong> way!<br />

Over <strong>the</strong> years I have been recognized for my unique approach to elements of color, design, texture and light, but my biggest<br />

reward comes from an ability to mix with any class of people. Whe<strong>the</strong>r shooting long time friends or new acquaintances, I can<br />

get people to loosen up, to laugh, and to actually enjoy <strong>the</strong> process of ‘getting shot!’ I always say…‘If it looks good—shoot it!’<br />

The most important story you will ever tell is your own—trust me to help you tell it.<br />

DAVIS COUNTY—<strong>On</strong> <strong>the</strong> <strong>Move</strong><br />


About <strong>the</strong> Author<br />

K IM<br />


Kim Burningham is pure <strong>Davis</strong> <strong>County</strong>. Raised in Bountiful, he has lived <strong>the</strong>re<br />

his entire life with brief exceptions when he went away to school or served an<br />

LDS Mission. Kim graduated from <strong>Davis</strong> High School; married Susan, ano<strong>the</strong>r<br />

Bountiful citizen; taught school for 27 years at Bountiful High School; raised <strong>the</strong>ir<br />

two sons in Bountiful; represented <strong>the</strong> Bountiful area in <strong>the</strong> Utah State House of<br />

Representatives where he served for 15 years, and later represented much of <strong>Davis</strong><br />

<strong>County</strong> as a 16-year member of <strong>the</strong> State Board of Education.<br />

Education has been his main interest. In 2005, Kim was president of <strong>the</strong> National<br />

Association of State Boards of Education.<br />

Along <strong>the</strong> way, his path has taken him in different direction. Ethical and humanitarian<br />

concerns have caught his eye. He received <strong>the</strong> prestigious Carl Perkins Humanitarian<br />

Award from <strong>the</strong> National Association of Career and Technical Education in 2002. More<br />

recently, he served as chair of an advocacy group, Utahns for Ethical Government, working for improvements in <strong>the</strong> operation<br />

of Utah state government.<br />

Writing is a contingent interest, as is his interest in Utah history. His writing has includes monographs about fascinating<br />

Utah personalities as well as a play produced for <strong>the</strong> Centennial of Bountiful, Quadrille.<br />

In this book, many of his interests converge in one: “Writing about <strong>Davis</strong> <strong>County</strong> is home—rich and important to me,”<br />

he says.<br />



About <strong>the</strong> Profile Writer<br />

A NGIE<br />


Angie Osguthorpe is an engaging and energetic leader. She has worked at <strong>the</strong><br />

<strong>Davis</strong> Chamber of Commerce for over six years, <strong>the</strong> first five as <strong>the</strong> director of sales<br />

and events and since <strong>the</strong> beginning of 2015 as <strong>the</strong> president/CEO. Aiding businesses<br />

in <strong>the</strong>ir growth efforts, building fulfilling relationship with <strong>the</strong> business community,<br />

and promoting a vibrant economy are among her top professional goals.<br />

Angie is a native of Missouri but has resided in Utah for <strong>the</strong> past twenty-five<br />

years. Her educational background consists of marketing and business logistics<br />

degrees from <strong>the</strong> University of Missouri and an MBA from BYU. Angie writes a monthly business column in two of <strong>the</strong> local<br />

papers and is often asked to present on a wide variety of subjects at conferences and to local organizations. She is involved in<br />

many civic organizations and enjoys volunteering and participating in athletic events.<br />

Since Angie was young she has been a competitor and an achiever. Just a few of her favorite accomplishments include making<br />

history by being <strong>the</strong> first girl on <strong>the</strong> boys baseball team in her hometown (she was on <strong>the</strong> all-star team), being <strong>the</strong> University<br />

of Missouri Intramural Pickleball Champion, receiving a Teacher of <strong>the</strong> Year award, and teaching herself to juggle, whistle with<br />

her fingers, and solve a Rubik’s Cube. She believes that life is an adventure and <strong>the</strong>re is something new to learn every day.<br />

Angie lives in Ogden, Utah, with her three very best accomplishments, a son who recently returned from an LDS mission<br />

to South Korea, a daughter who finished high school in Hong Kong and is now attending college in Maine, and an ninth grade<br />

boy and his best friend, a yellow lab/golden retriever mix, named Hudson.<br />

DAVIS COUNTY—<strong>On</strong> <strong>the</strong> <strong>Move</strong><br />



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