IRVINE, Calif. (August 6, 2019) — Layton Construction, one of the largest general contractors in the U.S., today announced Thomas Smith has joined the company as director of business development for the Southern California markets. Most recently, Smith served as a director of business development at C.W. Driver Companies.

A twenty-year construction veteran, Smith joins Layton to accelerate the company’s growth within the commercial, hospitality, entertainment, retail and life science markets across Southern California, including the Los Angeles/Irvine/San Diego area. He will also drive innovative programs through our business development network and further develop the pre-construction team.

“Layton Construction is recognized for delivering predictable results to their clients, demonstrating strong values and having a solid reputation for building quality projects,” said Smith. “It’s embedded in their DNA in California and in their operations across the country. I’m excited to represent a company that has the depth of experience, diversified portfolio, and geographical reach that Layton has in the national marketplace.”

Layton Construction’s recent projects in California include the Edwards Lifesciences MLE Building, Irvine; WestDrift Autograph Collection Hotel, Manhattan Beach; Macy’s Manhattan Village, Manhattan Beach; Waxie Sanitary Supply Facility, Ontario; and the Surf and Sand Resort, Laguna Beach.

“The addition of Thomas to our executive team in California will help us accelerate our support to current clients and further drive our tremendous experience with potential customers,” said John Thornton, executive vice president in Southern California. “Thomas has an exemplary track record of landing and executing strong projects for clients throughout our region. I anticipate that he will significantly contribute to the growth of our company.”

Smith holds a bachelor’s degree in business science from the University of Southern Mississippi and has previously worked for Turner Construction, ISEC, The Raymond Group and FRCH Nelson Design.

Layton Construction has completed projects in 40 states and has offices in Irvine, San Jose, San Diego, Phoenix, Salt Lake City, Denver, Boise, Orlando, Nashville, and two offices in Hawaii, located in Honolulu and Lihue. Layton Construction currently works extensively in the areas of healthcare, hospitality, retail, entertainment, warehouse and distribution and commercial offices.

About Layton Construction

Layton Construction Company is consistently ranked among the top commercial contractors in the nation, currently the 44th largest builder on ENR’s Top 400 Commercial Contractors list, with revenues of $1.8 billion annually. Layton specializes in construction management, design-build construction and general contracting. Layton’s construction projects are found throughout the United States and cover a wide spectrum of industry sectors, including healthcare, hospitality, education, data centers, office buildings, manufacturing, warehouse and distribution, sports and entertainment, detention, and public safety. Headquartered in Utah, Layton also has regional offices in Arizona, California, Colorado, Florida, Hawaii, Idaho and Tennessee.