ENR Mountain States is pleased to announce the winners of this year’s regional Legacy Awards.  They are, for Colorado: George Hall, Hall-Irwin Corporation; and for the Intermountain area: Wilford Clyde, Clyde Companies.

The Legacy Awards are presented annually to individuals who have achieved a lifetime legacy of service in design and construction, and who have offered their time and expertise in giving back to the profession and to the communities in which they live.

A profile story about their accomplishments will appear in the February issue of the magazine.

Congratulations to George and Wilford!

George Hall

George Hall

George Hall, Hall-Irwin

George Hall, co-founder, Hall-Irwin Corporation, has been a leader in Northern Colorado’s vertical, water storage and land development projects for more than 60 years. Thirty years ago, Hall’s team pioneered water-storage techniques that support the water supply in Fort Collins and Greeley – building slurry walls and linings that turn mined gravel pits into reservoirs, a technique still acknowledged today to be the best method for protecting Colorado’s groundwater and river flows. Hall also paved the way for this new method of water storage while serving as mayor of Greeley from 1965-81, signing multiple laws in support of the city’s water allocations and associated land annexations ensuring its water security for decades.

Wilford Clyde

Wilford Clyde, chairman and CEO, Clyde Companies, recently retired after a 45-year career in the Utah construction industry. Under his stewardship, Clyde Companies broadened its operations across the Intermountain West through more than 40 strategic acquisitions, growing the firm from $50 million to $2.5 billion a year with nearly 5,000 employees. Clyde’s community roles include serving on the AGC of Utah Board of Directors and the Utah State Board of Regents, as well as being elected mayor of Springville, Utah, from 2009-2017. Clyde’s key projects include the Salt Lake City International Airport, the Conference Center of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, UTA Trax locations, City Creek Center, Lagoon, Real Salt Lake Stadium and multiple buildings at Utah Valley University.