THE FOUNDING FAMILIES OF
The Utah Construction Company incorporated in Ogden, Utah, in 1900, with Thomas Dee as president and a principal stockholder, along with banker David Eccles and railroad-builders William H. Wattis, Edmund 0. Wattis, and Warren L. Wattis. The company soon refashioned its skills and accepted dam-building projects. In 1931 Utah Construction led a consortium called Six Companies in a successful bid to build the Hoover Dam.