DIGGING THE JOB: Sunroc does the dirty work for contractor partners

Sunroc is a perpetual Layton Construction partner, including doing extensive sitework and excavation on Innovation Pointe in Lehi.

Sunroc is a perpetual Layton Construction partner, including doing extensive sitework and excavation on Innovation Pointe in Lehi.

When a job starts, it’s often the Sunroc equipment that is seen first. They are also usually the first ones to dig into the unknown dirt and explore the site where a building will eventually be.

“Site work is sort of our bread and- butter along the Wasatch Front,” says Mark Wimmer, vice president of construction for Sunroc.

“We enjoy that first step and know how important it is for the rest of the project.”

Setting the right foundation for the eventual concrete foundation has led Sunroc to become a trusted partner for general contractors like Layton.

“We don’t want it to be a one-time deal with our contractor partners, especially good ones like Layton,” says Doug Veenker, area manager for Sunroc. “We approach problems as a member of the team and want to find solutions.”

This solutions-based approach to construction stems from the common sense goal of mutual success.

Doug Veenker (area manager), Dave Christofferson (project manager) and Mark Wimmer (vice president of construction) lead Sunroc’s continuing Lehi efforts with Layton Construction.

Doug Veenker (area manager), Dave Christofferson (project manager) and Mark Wimmer (vice president of construction) lead Sunroc’s continuing Lehi efforts with Layton Construction.

“The relationship we have with the general contractor is a symbiotic one,” Mark says. “If you succeed, we succeed.”

That is why Sunroc finds it most effective to become involved from the beginning.

“When we get involved in the process earlier, things end up better,” Mark says. “We can work closer on the program and the schedule together. It’s hard to find success in this industry if you’re a prima donna. It just doesn’t help anyone.”

Sunroc was a key contributor to the recent success of Innovation Pointe in Lehi. The company, led by project manager Dave Christofferson, completed site work, built MSE retaining walls (using Sunroc-produced blocks) and prepared parking areas. They did this all with unpredictable weather, ground conditions and terrain.

“We had a vein of rock we had to work through, which was a challenge,” Dave says. “However, we worked through it with Layton and it turned out great.”

Sunroc not only does construction work along the Wasatch Front, but has operations in southern Utah (covering Nevada), Idaho and Wyoming. Those locations not only expanded the geographic reach of Sunroc, but enabled the company to offer a range of products including pavers, blocks, sand and gravel, ready-mix concrete and expanded construction operations.

“We work to have the best equipment, the best operators and the best relationships for our partners,” Mark says. “This approach has led to our success so far and we feel it will continue into the future.”

 

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About Sunroc

FOUNDED
1996

TYPES OF WORK
• Site work construction
• Sand and gravel
• Ready mix concrete
• Blocks, pavers and stone

EMPLOYEES
• 1,000

HIGH-PROFILE LAYTON JOBS
• Innovation Pointe (Lehi, UT)
• Mountain Point Medical Center (Lehi, UT)
• Provo Power Building (Provo, UT)

CONTACT INFORMATION
525 W Arrowhead Trail
Spanish Fork, UT 84660
(801) 722-2100
sunroc.com