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Opportunity Awaits Construction Trades in High Demand BY CARRIE MAYNE

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he construction industry is one of the most crucial components of any economy, and here in Utah, construction employers are a driving force in our economic success. Not only does construction build out the infrastructure upon which all our economic transactions take place, but it also creates lucrative employment opportunities for job seekers hoping to find high-paying positions in an industry where employers are clamoring to fill openings. And in Utah’s current economic climate,

there’s no better time for individuals to consider a career in a construction trade. Prior to the Great Recession, Utah’s construction employment reached a peak of roughly 110,000. While more than 40 percent of construction positions were lost in the recession, our state has since recovered 95 percent of that employment. Currently, annual construction job growth is running at roughly 6.5 percent, far outpacing overall employment growth of 3.5 percent. These macroeconomic statistics

reflect the microeconomic story currently told by construction companies across the state: construction workers are in high demand and employers are struggling to find the workforce they need. Not only does this translate into bountiful opportunities for job seekers, but it is also a wage bargaining advantage as well. This too bears out in the data. The average monthly salary in the construction industry is currently $4,160, 4.3 percent higher than it was one year ago and a full 8.6 percent higher than the

average across all industries. And while one may think a lack of skills, training, or credentials will prevent entry into the trades, it is exactly in these economic conditions where employers are willing to help bridge those gaps, be it through apprenticeships, onthe-job training, or any other tool that allows an employer to build their own workforce. If you have ever considered a career in construction, now more than ever is the time to pursue this track. Carrie Mayne is the Chief Economic at the Utah Department of Workforce Services.


Bi-Weekly vs. Monthly Mortgages What’s the Difference? BY LANCE MILLER


student who recently competed in the Ivory Homes sponsored Hack-A-House challenge posed this question: what is the advantage of paying your mortgages bi-weekly instead of monthly? Let’s take a look at the numbers. Most residential mortgages require a monthly payment, resulting in 12 payments each year. If you were to make half of your mortgage payment every other week for the full 52 weeks of the year, you would end up making 13 full payments during the year. The additional

payment would go entirely to the principal balance, retiring your mortgage balance much quicker than the standard payment schedule. As illustrated in the chart listed below, a bi-weekly payment on a $300,000, 30year mortgage at five percent saves you approximately $53,000 in interest and nearly six years of payments. While this savings is exciting, don’t send half of your mortgage payment to your lender next week. Most lenders will only accept full payments unless other arrangements have been made. Many

lenders will offer bi-weekly payment programs, but you must contact ahead of time for approval. If your lender does not offer bi-weekly payments, consider dividing your monthly payment by 12 and increasing your regular payment by this amount each month. This strategy will save you just over $50,000 in interest and nearly five years of payments. Remember – a little extra money toward your mortgage payments each month goes a long way. Lance Miller is CEO of Momentum Loans.

Bi-Weekly Payments vs. Monthly Payments

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2018 was 298,000 – reaching a Post-Recession high, according to the National Association of Home Builders.

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Home builders are now competing harder than ever for talent, especially with the $3.4 billion expansion of the Salt Lake City International Airport and other large-scale commercial and road construction projects.

Workers nailing on roof tiles.

Despite the rising number of open jobs, eighty-one percent of construction firms in Utah said they have difficulty filling some or all positions and 50 percent said filling positions for project managers and supervisors is more difficult than a year ago, according to a 2018 report by the Associated General Contractors of America. getty images

Help Wanted Building Utah’s Future U BY MEGAN MCNULTY

tah’s economy continues to impress with job growth that leads the nation. Like many industries, Utah’s home builders face a major bottleneck – a significant lack of skilled labor. However, this particular labor challenge has a systemic impact given the state’s housing shortage.

As the recent Kem C. Gardner Policy Institute’s report on housing affordability noted, “Even though construction volume has recovered well since

the last recession, the construction industry has lagged in terms of employment numbers.” Indeed, many skilled workers – such as carpenters, framers and roofers – were forced to seek employment elsewhere during the Great Recession. Several trades did retain their construction workers but many of them are no longer available to build houses. The latest statistics bear this out: the number of open construction sector jobs nationally in August

This labor shortage has a real impact on housing affordability. Builders have experienced delays that slow supply in completing homes, and in some cases have had to cancel projects due to a shortage of workers. These delays and production bottlenecks are also increasing the cost of building a home in Utah, which in turn is raising costs for home buyers. With Utah being one of the fastest growing states in the nation, but a lack of talented workers to fill construction positions, one question remains: How can we continue to effectively build Utah?

2018: The Year of Technical Education To address this challenge and highlight the high-wage potential of technical jobs, Governor Gary R. Herbert deemed 2018 the Year

of Technical Education. Kicking off the effort, the Governor shared that at a technical college, “You spend less time in school, it’s less expensive, you owe less debt, and you can get in the marketplace and find rewarding careers. Nearly 90 percent of the graduates of our technical colleges are placed immediately into jobs. So, if you want a job, come to a technical college.” Tami Pyfer, the governor’s education advisor, has been working to draw attention to the benefits of career and technical education and the need to expand access to technical programs. This includes career fairs and visits to Utah’s eight technical schools to help raise awareness of the importance of trade school programs. “We need to break the perception that these are ‘dirty or dangerous’ jobs,” Pyfer said. The goal of this initiative is to change the public perception and elevate awareness of the benefits of trade and other skilled jobs throughout the entire state of Utah. With this initiative in place, Pyfer’s seeks to debunk the idea that trade school is the last resort if one cannot attend a traditional four-year university. What most people don’t know is that the nontraditional route of trade school has actually become a cheaper way to pay for a postsecondary education, according to Pyfer. The choice to enroll in technical college has the potential to eliminate excessive student debt completely. CONTINUED ON PAGE 6


For example, the average cost of in-state tuition at the University of Utah totals out to be about $8,382 per year for Utah residents. In comparison, the average cost of tuition at Ogden-Weber Technical College for a full-time student (30 hours per week) is about $280 per month or $1,750 per year (about $2 per hour). Once a technical college graduate can offer a skill to an employer, that employer is more likely to help them pay for an additional two or four-year degree. Residential construction workers consistently express high job satisfaction and average salaries in Utah remain competitive with other industries. Those who graduate with a higher education associate degree are projected to make $55,342 after five years of experience. According to data from the Utah Department of Workforce Services, the average annual wage in construction for 2017 was $49,131 while the average for all other industries was $45,727 – a $3,404 per year difference. Those who take the pathway toward becoming a construction manager are predicted to make a median of $76,174 per year – over $20,000 more per year than the national median income of $56,516. Put it this way: those who do choose to graduate with industryrecognized certificates or technical training from one of the state’s technical colleges or higher ed institutions will have top placement rates in high-demand, high-wage jobs in the health professions, computer information and support, business, protective

services and engineering technologies.

On-ramps and Off-ramps Pyfer compares technical education to a roadmap with various on- and off-ramps for students as they develop marketable skills. An education in the trades can be compared to an “on-ramp” because it allows students to more quickly enter a career that will support them and their families. Once they are in a career, students may choose to take an “offramp” to obtain further technical education or perhaps pursue a 2 or 4 year degree at one of the state’s higher education institutions. No longer are these postsecondary educational options seen as an either/or choice, but as a full menu of options for students and adults as they travel along a successful career path. This initiative is not just aimed at teenagers or young adults starting out in their career. Underemployed adults, refugees and veterans looking for employment opportunities can benefit the most from these low-risk, high-reward training programs aimed at those who are willing to commit to learning by doing. Unlike traditional higher education programs where most of the instruction is based on textbooks and lecture, students in technical education learn a trade or job skills through handson experiences throughout the entire process. When students can make the connection between the ‘theory’ and the ‘practice’ of the concepts they are learning, they

are more likely to be engaged with the project they are working on. For example, high school students who earned three or more CTE credits in high school have a 10 point percent higher graduation rate – 96 percent – than the state’s average graduation rate of 86 percent. That points to the benefit of engaged learning through technical education.

Making an Impact Another program to help combat the talent gap is funded through the Department of Workforce Services. In conjunction with Weber State University and other key stakeholders, DWS is planning to launch the Building Design and Construction Pathway project in 2019. This statewide project will help highlight the hands-on technical education programs that are available to kids as early as seventh grade. Each seventh grader enrolled in public school in Utah is required to take a course called College and Career Awareness. The plan for this new project is to prepare a module for teachers who teach this course that introduces students to career paths in trades. When the students mature to 10th grade, they will be able to take concurrent enrollment classes to earn credit at a technical college. “If we can get kids into the industry or other professions we feel like that’s where we’ll see success,” said Jeremy Farner, the program coordinator of the Building Design and Construction Pathway project. Helping students see that potential comes from another stakeholder

effort, Keys to Success and a new app, to connect students with certificates, scholarships and internships related to careers. Specifically, Keys to Success is planning to launch a new website dubbed “Build to Success.” “We’re showing every high-school student in the state the potential of a career in construction and homebuilding,” said Rick Folkerson, president of the Success in Education nonprofit. Beyond students, there is untapped potential in Utah’s workforce. “Women need to know that they’ve got a place where they can go and make a good living for their family,” said Diane Lewis, the president of Utah Women in Trades. Utah Women in Trades supports the education of women by funding apprenticeship programs in trades including bricklaying, electrical work, construction and painting. These programs take about four years to complete and allow participants to earn a livable wage while attending school or other outside activities. Utah Women in Trades also works to make sure women are able to work in a harassment-free and safe work environment with equal pay to males in the same field. Judy Barnett, the executive director of Utah Women in Trades, said she is helping the organization put on a spring conference in April of 2019 to promote the apprenticeship program. Megan McNulty is Marketing Project Coordinator at Ivory Homes.


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Industry Insiders John Hadfield, President and CEO HADCO Construction

HADCO Construction President and CEO John Hadfield at the company’s headquarters in Lehi, Utah.

The HADCO Train Learning the ‘-isms’ of John Hadfield BY MICHELLE BRIDGES / PHOTOS BY MARK HEYWOOD



ohn Hadfield learned the value of getting his hands dirty at an early age by working in the fields with his father, John Sr. The Lehi-based family found success installing and servicing agricultural irrigation systems. When Hadfield was only 12, he learned to press pipe and, by the time he was in high school, he was installing wheel lines and pivots across the state. Around the time Hadfield enrolled in the construction management program at Brigham Young University, John Sr. sold a large piece of property to Ivory Homes for development. Because of his pipe laying experience, Hadfield went to work installing infrastructure on the property. Once Hadfield earned his real estate license, he began selling residential building lots and attracted the attention of Ivory Homes, who offered him a job selling homes for them. He continued to sell real estate to put himself through school but quit in 1994, with only one class remaining. He left college to pursue his dream of starting his own company and HADCO Construction was born. Nevertheless, six years later he returned to school and completed his degree, because he never forgot the core principles he learned while growing up, working side-byside with his father: work hard and never quit until the job’s done. Those principles are still

inherent in the core values of HADCO Construction today.

Challenging the Status Quo HADCO Construction, based in Lehi, Utah, began as a company with a total of four employees. Today, the company has close to 600 employees and does myriad of work from excavation and concrete work to road construction projects, and everything in between. Hadfield says the company believes in vertical integration – being self-reliant, limiting outsourcing and doing as much as possible in-house. “It’s something I learned from Larry Miller,” says Hadfield. “It was kind of his forte.” Vertical integration helped to solve a challenge the company was facing in getting residential homes from the point of excavation to pouring the concrete floor: trying to coordinate three to four different trades, all working at the same time, was both daunting and timeconsuming. Hadfield and his team implemented what they call the “HADCO train” and bundled the trades together to provide an all-in-one service for their customers. “Now, we dig the hole and we pour the footing,” says Hadfield. “We work with a plumber and he does his portion of the process, all under our purview. Then, we backfill it and have our concrete crews do the pour and finish work.” By simplifying the scheduling process and using vertical

A photography mosaic highlighting different people and services offered by HADCO Construction lines a corridor at the main offices.

integration, HADCO cut the time from “dig to concrete floor” in half: what used to take 24 days now takes 11 or 12. Jeff Seliger, general supervisor of development, says HADCO provides homebuilders with a complete residential excavation package. “Honestly, most of our business is driven by our customers. We are focused on the long-term relationship and what our customers’ wants and needs are.” One want from homebuilders that has turned into a niche service is trampoline holes. “Why not?” says Residential Division Manager Erik Peterson. “Our crews are already digging in the area.” When asked if there are any other unusual requests, Peterson says he’s surprised at

how often homeowners ask: “Can I sit in the backhoe and take a picture of you digging my basement?” He says their operators oblige because it only takes a few minutes and “it makes for happy customers.”

At the Company’s Core HADCO is about people, company culture and teamwork. From the very beginning, a set of core values emerged and, over the years they have been refined. Every six weeks Operations Manager Dixon Downs, who manages the company’s leadership training, expounds on the core values of ethics, hard work, accountability, and commitment to long-term relationships. “We want our people to be committed to us, CONTINUED ON PAGE 10



just like we’re committed to them and to our customers,” he said. HADCO’s focus is on retaining and promoting employees from within. There are opportunities to train, educate and recognize “how valuable” employees are to the company and show them the contributions they’re making to society in building the future of Utah – building roads, building subdivisions, preparing for people to live and grow in the neighborhoods that they build.

Current Challenges

(ABOVE) HADCO Construction President and CEO John Hadfield at the company’s headquarters in Lehi, Utah with his personal assistant and daughter, Ashley Hadfield. (BELOW) Chief Estimator Kendall Page (right) and Jeff Seliger, General Supervisor of Development (second from the left) go over a work order with a group of operators.

Hadfield says that finding and hiring the right people is currently one of their biggest challenges. “We had to add 100 people this year to keep up with growth,” he said. “Unfortunately, we only kept eight of them.” Hadfield wishes the trades, or blue-collar workers, would get more credit than they do. Most of his workers – regardless of gender, race, color or orientation – make good money, have good careers and are smart. “It’s an honorable profession,” he says. “There’s an honor in what we do.” According to Fred Bond, concrete division manager, HADCO is looking for good people who want to be here. “We do construction, but we are really in the people business,” he said. “Finding the good, solid employees, and finding a home for them

is important to us. We can teach skills, but we can’t teach attitude. If you do your part, HADCO will do theirs.” Hadfield said that millennials think differently: it’s not that they’re lazy, but their expectations are different. So, HADCO is pairing their experienced employees with the new ones. He said it’s a bit of an effort and a learning curve for everyone, but once they get in and find their place, they work hard. Chief estimator Kendall Page says he speaks to people who look skeptically at the construction industry. “I want to tell them to come and see what we’re about, what kind of a living you can make and what kind of contribution you can make to society. There are enough opportunities here that you can go out and get what you want. If you are assertive, hardworking, ethical and you have the drive to succeed, you can go just about anywhere.”

John-isms Hadfield thinks a leader is crucial to a business, “because he sets the pace, the tone, the vision” for his team. He says a leader should always be learning and seeking new practices from peers, employees, competitors and customers. Hadfield does a manager training every Monday morning where he shares catchy sayings with the group. His team jokes about the


Members of the leadership team at HADCO Construction’s main equipment lot in Lehi, Utah. Pictured are (left to right) Dixon Downs, Operations Manager; Jeremy Witt, Maintenance Manager; Kendall Page, Chief Estimator; John Hadfield, President and CEO; Erik Peterson, Residential Division Manager; Ryan Lund, Chief Finance Officer; Fred Bond, Concrete Division Manager; Jeff Seliger, General Supervisor of Development and Scott Bale, Trucking Division Manager.

sayings and they have taken to calling them “John-isms.” “Attack the problem, not the person” and “If you have the title, freaking do the job” are two such phrases, or John-isms. In addition to the –isms, Hadfield establishes a theme for his team each year. This year it’s “Be the Alpha” and he relayed the story of the order of the wolf pack. He uses the acronym ALPHA to relate it to his group: A is assertive, L is loyal, P is persistent, H is heart, and A is awesome. “If we’re going to do this why not be awesome at it?” Hadfield asks. “I know we haven’t invented anything new,” John says. “I use them to get my team’s attention.

They’re basic principles but hopefully they’ll figure them out and understand what we really believe.”

of excavating and building the infrastructure. “We get to see daily progress on something we’ve created,” says Hadfield.

Hadfield thinks that for companies to succeed, they need to plan for succession. He says spending time now doing all these management trainings is worth it, because in 10 years they’ve got to be able to do it. Peterson agrees that the next generation needs to step up, learn the skills and become the leaders.

While he likes some of the conveniences that have come with the technology surge, such as Costco and the selection of restaurants, he dislikes some of the effects it’s having on the people and the sense of community. He says that for the people and companies that have grown up in the area, it’s been easy for the small-town atmosphere to get swallowed up. He remembers a time when the grocery store was a “fun place to go” because you’d run into people you knew. “You don’t know people now,” he says.

Looking Toward the Future When asked about being part of the growth of the Silicon Slopes, Hadfield acknowledges that it’s been good for business: HADCO has done 50 percent

If there is any message that Hadfield hopes to share, it’s that building and developing is a great industry. “We have great people who work in it; they’re smart, well-read and techsavvy,” he says, “and basically, they’re nice people.” At this point in life, Hadfield wants to focus on what is most important, and that’s taking care of his family and “his people.” When he has a chance to enjoy some downtime, he likes an adventure. “I like to leave the phone behind and try something new, something different, something exciting,” said Hadfield. “Honestly, I don’t mind a day at the beach, but after that, I’ve got to do something.”


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Going Green: Ivory Homes Awarded 2018 Green Business Award BY MEGAN FORNELIUS


vory Homes, Utah’s Number One Homebuilder™, has recently been named a 2018 Utah Green Business Award winner by Utah Business Magazine. This award honors organizations and individuals that have made an effort to promote sustainability throughout Utah communities. “Every Ivory community is planned and developed while each house is constructed with sustainability in mind,” said Clark Ivory, CEO of Ivory Homes. “We strive to set an example as a green building leader.” Ivory Homes was chosen for this award because of its innovation in sustainability through the successful completion of thousands of homes. These homes continually provide Utahns with the most energy efficient features on the market that go beyond state and local codes to provide value to customers while also improving air quality. One way to measure home efficiency is through a Home Energy Ratings System (HERS) score. This is a system developed by the EPA to measure how energy efficient a home is compared to other homes. It allows the consumer to compare one home to another based on

Ivory Homes employees visited the Swaner Preserve and EcoCenter in Park City, Utah this October to help plant 1,250 trees. This volunteer work was part of the company’s initiative to plant 30,000 trees across the state of Utah.

energy efficiency, performance and cost of utilities. The average Ivory Homes HERS score is 60 compared to a typical resale home’s score of 130 points. This difference could save homeowners up to $1,200 in utility expenses over the course of a year. The average Ivory Home scores higher because it provides all-inclusive energy efficient lighting, windows, insulation, framing, H-Vac systems and appliances. To show further commitment to the community, Ivory Homes recently launched its 30,000 Tree Initiative to celebrate 30 years as Utah’s Number One Homebuilder™. Through this

initiative that is funded through the Clark and Christine Ivory Foundation and in partnership with TreeUtah and UCAIR, 20,000 trees will be gifted to communities across the state and 10,000 trees will be planted in Ivory Homes’ existing communities. “As a transplant to Salt Lake City, the causes I’m most passionate about are clean air, dedicated open space, and planting trees,” said Elle Griffin, the editor-in-chief of Utah Business Magazine. “I want to live somewhere beautiful, and that means growing and developing this land in a sustainable way. For that reason,

the team at Utah Business was very impressed by Ivory Homes’ commitment of planting 30,000 along the Wasatch Front. We hope this is only the beginning.” Recently, Ivory Homes employees visited Swaner Preserve and EcoCenter in Park City, Utah to assist in planting 1,250 trees. Since the launch on Earth Day in April 2018, Ivory Homes has donated 3,602 trees throughout Utah communities. Those who are interested in applying to have a tree planted in their community should visit www.ivorygreen.com. Megan Fornelius is Marketing Project Manager at Ivory Homes.


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Better Air Quality Starts At Home

Haze over the Salt Lake valley.

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et’s state the obvious: we all want good air quality. Clean air allows us to breathe easier and is better for our overall health. However, it’s not always entirely obvious what we can actually do to improve our state’s current air quality situation.

around UCAIR suggests carpooling, trying transit or using Green Bike resources. In our communities as a whole, UCAIR recently partnered with Ivory Homes to plant 30,000 trees which will beautify our neighborhoods and help clear the air.

UCAIR, the Utah Clean Air Partnership, shares simple things everyone can do to be part of our air quality solution. For example, when getting

On the home front, switching to LED light bulbs, installing water saving shower heads and smart thermostats, using ultra low NOx water heaters and

exchanging your wood burning stove for a clean burning appliance all reduce emissions and will help save you money as well. UCAIR Executive Director Thom Carter says, “In our efforts to clear the air there are no perfect answers, but there are practical solutions. We love working with partners like Ivory Homes who focus on making Utah the best place to live work and play. Ivory

Homes is constantly seeking practical solutions in their developments, including building green homes, that is why they have been Utah’s Number One Home Builder™ for thirty years.” The small changes you make today will make a big impact on our air quality for tomorrow. Learn more about how to improve Utah’s air quality at www.ucair.org. Thom Carter is the CEO of UCAIR


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Utah Community Builder: Intermountain Healthcare BY MEREDITH MULLER


s the largest healthcare provider in the Intermountain West, Intermountain Healthcare is extending their reach beyond hospitals and directly into communities by leading a new collaborative group of stakeholders, the Utah Alliance for the Determinants of Health (The Alliance). Working in vulnerable and at-risk communities to improve health outcomes, Intermountain Healthcare and The Alliance are making strides to increase the quality of healthcare while making healthcare available and affordable to all by treating health issues before they become critical. The Alliance gathered data to identify specific communities where non-medical health factors, called social determinants of health–such as access to education, healthcare, healthy food, and the absence of the threat of violence–are putting individuals at risk of major health issues and shorter life spans. “Data suggests your zip code can have more to do with your health than your DNA,” said Chris Dallin, Communications Director for Intermountain Healthcare. In Utah, life expectancy can vary five to 10 years between zip codes.

Mikelle Moore, Intermountain Healthcare’s senior vice president, Community Health, talks about the new collaborative group Utah Alliance for the Determinants of Health. This group is led by Intermountain Healthcare with advisory and strategic support from Leavitt Partners.Intermountain Healthcare.

To counter this effect, Intermountain Healthcare identified four zip codes in the state, two in Ogden and two in St. George, to begin demonstration programs. In partnership with local and state government agencies, nonprofits, community organizations, and SelectHealth Medicaid members, Intermountain will work with communities to break down barriers to healthcare and treatment, ultimately improving the overall quality of life in these areas.

Intermountain will also seek to learn more about what unique challenges these communities are facing and how they can tailor care to best serve the population. Identifying community-specific barriers to treatment could mean fewer doctor and hospital visits over time for a patient, reducing overall healthcare costs. If the demonstrations prove successful in these four pilot zip codes, Intermountain Healthcare will be looking to expand to other areas of

the state. Thanks to their leadership, access to quality healthcare is attainable for our most vulnerable communities. Meredith Muller is Public Policy Fellow at the Salt Lake Chamber.

Utah Community Builders is a forum to target and tackle community challenges with a business connection. This initiative, housed at the Salt Lake Chamber, is a conduit for our business community’s ever-increasing sense of corporate responsibility and desire to impact social good.


Designer Secrets Alyssa Sherman, Ivory Homes Interior Designer / ivoryhomes.com

Hanging Drapery 101 “How high should drapes be hung above a window?” Answer: The ideal measurement is two inches below the ceiling. Hanging drapery at this height allows the bottom of the drapes to brush the ground. This avoids a common mistake of allowing the drapes to pool together on the floor. “Drapes are an accessory added to a room to highlight its window features and add another detail of design,” said Alyssa Sherman, an interior designer at Ivory Homes. “Follow these tips and your eyes will notice a difference in a room, making windows appear longer.” The length of drapery also depends on the ceiling height. If the ceiling is eight feet tall, the length of drapes you need is 96 inches. If the ceiling is nine feet tall, the appropriate drape length is 108 inches. These lengths are pre-cut and can be found online and in stores that sell interior home décor.



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magine yourself residing in the gorgeous Park City mountains, just five minutes away from ski resorts, Main Street, shopping, golf courses, and miles of hiking and biking trails. Park City Heights is a brand new Ivory Homes Community with beautiful, modern & mountain style architecture that adds to the natural beauty of the area. Enjoy lots of open space to grow, explore, and thrive along with many amenities including a community park, clubhouse, and pool. Salt Lake City is only 30 minutes away from this charming community. Elevate your lifestyle and make Park City Heights your new home. Model home located at 2406 Ledger Way Park City, Utah 84060















Prime Locations, Beautiful Neighborhoods Ivory knows location is a top priority when it comes to buying a home. As Utah’s Number One of the best properties in the state. Having over 70 stunning locations to choose from in the most desireable areas across the Wasatch Front. Ivory is selective about the

neighborhoods in which we choose to build. Neighborhoods are thoughtfully designed to be close to schools, convenient to shopping, recreational facilities, and accessible to major thoroughfares.



Country Fields Torino Model 3060 N. 1100 W., Pleasant View 801-648-7191

Emerald Grove 1600 E. Cherry Lane, Layton 385-888-7065

Oakmont Estates 1175 E. 2750 N, North Ogden 801-648-7191 Ward Farms 1825 Traditonal Model 1845 N. 900 E., North Ogden 801-655-5000 Thoroughbred Crossing 200 E. Larsen Lane, Harrisville 801-476-8888 Tuscan Estates Carlisle Model 1352 E. 5500 S., South Ogden 385-226-6912

NORTH DAVIS Carlisle Traditional Model 2283 N. Snowy Crane Dr., Clinton, 801-985-5555 Monarch Meadows 2500 W 1300 N Clinton 801-985-5555 San Melia 2259 W. 700 S., Syracuse 801-985-2200 Monterey Estates 3000 CC model 1552 W. 400 S., Syracuse 801-655-5000 Ellison Park Whitmad Trad Model 1842 W. 950 N., Layton 801-440-0880 Evergreen Farms Edison Lakefront Model 620 S. 1700 W., Layton 385-888-7065

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Apple Blossom Estates 75 S. Angel St., Kaysville 385-888-7065 Monte Bella San Marino Model 1223 Rigby Rd., Kaysville 801-447-4141 Farmington Hollow 1800 N. Stayner Dr. Farmington, 801-447-4141 Silver Hollow 1775 W. 1800 S., Farmington 801-447-4141 East Brentwood Estates Sorrento Traditional Model 1693 N. 400 W., Farmington 801-544-3645 Davis Creek 475 W. Glovers Ln., Farmington 801-226-6734 Eastwood Cove 57 W. Glovers Lane, Farmington 385-226-6734 Stonebrook Farms 200 E Lund Ln. Farmington 801-544-3645 East Orchard 200 Penman Ln., Bountiful 801-544-3645

TOOELE Stansbury Place 1550 Traditional Model 5893 N. Lafayette Dr. Stansbury Park 801-655-5000

Sagewood Village Blvd & Montauk Ln Stansbury Park 801-655-5000

EAST SALT LAKE Pheasant Cove 1978 E. Olympus Point Dr., Holladay, 801-821-3641 Watson Hollow Brinton Traditional 2905 E. Denmark Dr. Cottonwood Heights 801-821-3641 Pepperwood Creek 11000 S. Wasatch Blvd., Sandy, 801-523-2200 By appointment only Pepperwood View 2019 E. Pepper View Cir., Sandy 801-523-2200 Rivermark 1100 Manfield Way Draper, 801-270-4282


Oakridge Park 3000 Traditional Model 8036 S. Hayden Park Street, West Jordan, 801-727-1906



Ivory Ridge Edison Traditional Model 762 W. Ridgeline Dr., Lehi 801-766-4800

Hyde Point Revere Traditional Model 7119 W. Jayson Bend Dr. West Jordan, 801-727-1907

Eagle Cove Hamilton Traditional Model 1400 E. Canyon Rd. Spanish Fork 801-794-2000

Vivian Estates Model Home Coming Late 2018 600 E. 2600 N., Lehi 801-753-7300

Union Meadows 1600 N. Main St., Mapleton 801-262-3172

Echo Ridge 2500 Traditional Model 9464 S. Michael Robert Ln. West Jordan, 801-655-5000

White Pine 675 E. 300 N., Alpine 801-766-8888


Daybreak Heights 10987 S. Gresham Dr. South Jordan, 801-253-6400 Garden Park at Daybreak Garden Park 55+ Community 1139 Jonagold Dr. South Jordan, 801-254-6090 Sterling River 1036 W. Meeks Dr., South Jordan 801-964-2000 Ivory Crossing 11028 Olive Point Court South Jordan, 801-446-4802

Midas Crossing Murray Cove 11759 2480 W., Riverton 5872 S. Murray Hollow Lane, 801-821-3652 Murray, 801-727-9196 Juniper Estates Park Vista Montclair Traditional Model 6994 W. 4075 S., 6432 Hollister Way S., Herriman West Valley City 801-503-4752 801-282-6298 Cove at Herriman Springs Sommerglen Heights 6979 Rose Canyon Rd at the Highlands Herriman DaVinci Lakefront Model 801-503-4752 7423 S. 5680 W., West Jordan 801-662-0408

Holbrook Farms 2514 N. Circle C Way, Lehi 801-766-1011 Holbrook Cottages 3 Unique Models 3363 W Lazy J Lane, Lehi 801-766-1011 Overland Carlisle Prairie Model 6344 North Vernon Dr. Eagle Mountain 801-664-3033

CENTRAL UTAH COUNTY Anderson Farms 1350 Traditional Model 1614 W. Maple Shade Lane Lindon, 801-763-7222 Avalon Hills Cottages 911 E. 800 S., Pleasant Grove 801-839-9898 Manila Creek Hampton Model 2850 N. 4000 W., Pleasant Grove 801-226-4322 Broadview Shores Galileo Lakefront Model 1398 N. 3250 W., Provo 801-878-3141

Deer Creek Estates 300 E. 300 S., Midway 801-456-7862 Park City Heights 2373 Ledger Way, Park City 435-640-8042

ST. GEORGE/ WASHINGTON Casitas at Sienna Hills Mancini Model 985 N. Casitas Hill Loop, Washington 866-486-7948 The Terraces at Green Springs 1094 W. Wiltshire St., Washington 866-486-7948 Aspen Estates Avanti European Model 3017 E. 2930 S., St. George 866-486-7948 Hidden Valley Valiano Model 3627 S. Athens Dr., St George 866-486-7948

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Building Utah - November 2018  

Building Utah - November 2018