Jacobsen Construction


SALT LAKE CITY — Jacobsen Construction Company was selected today for the highly esteemed Utah Best of State Statue for standing out among other 2021 honorees.

The Best of State Statue — called the BOSS for short — is an especially exclusive honor given to just one exceptional candidate each year in each division of the competition. Jacobsen was selected for the award from among 50 other Best of State category winners in the Business Services Division. In an announcement celebrating the award, President and CEO Gary Ellis thanked each of the company’s 600 employee-owners whose hard work and expertise help Jacobsen stand out in extraordinary ways.

“This really represents the incredible work of our people and the great things we’re doing in our communities. What we do at Jacobsen Construction Company really matters,” Ellis said. “Congratulations to all of you! Thank you for your continued efforts.”

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For its 2021 Best of State entry, Jacobsen focused on its success in Building Enduring Communities by transforming Salt Lake City’s downtown and skyline, constructing health care facilities that will forever elevate the quality of care in the intermountain west, shaping the experiences of students statewide and sustaining Utah’s resilient businesses and innovators.

“At Jacobsen, every structure we create plays a major role in the lives of students, patients, worshippers, shoppers, employees and citizens,” said Jacobsen’s EVP of Corporate Communications and Brand Marketing Amy Christensen. “Over the course of each project, we Build Enduring Communities that bring together thousands of people — owners, subcontractors, and our employees — to create the places where life happens.”

In addition to winning the distinguished Best of State Statue, Jacobsen was also named the 2021 Utah Best of State in the general contractor category, the company’s seventh win in the past eight years. Go here to learn more about Jacobsen’s recent achievements that were showcased for Best of State consideration.

Jacobsen’s ongoing projects in the Beehive State include the new Primary Children’s Hospital campus in Lehi, Utah; the historic Salt Lake Temple renovation; the Liberty Sky and Kensington Tower residential high-rises in downtown Salt Lake City, and The West Quarter — a multi-use development that will define the emerging sports and entertainment district surrounding Vivint Arena, home of the Utah Jazz. Founded in 1922 by Soren N. Jacobsen in Salt Lake City, Jacobsen Construction Company is a 100% employee-owned, Employee Stock Ownership Program (ESOP) business with a workforce of 600 people. Jacobsen is consistently ranked among America’s most prolific construction companies and environmentally conscious general contractors by industry journalists.

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