The Layton Companies Base

By Larry Barrett  |  Posted 2004-02-05 Email Print this article Print

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"As the holding company for four construction and engineering firms, Layton was being pummelled by paper. Too many projects, bids and employees—and not enough control over estimates."

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Headquarters: 9090 S. Sandy Parkway, Sandy, Utah 84070
Phone: (801) 568-9090
Business: A holding company for four engineering and construction-related general-contracting firms providing commercial construction services in the U.S.
Chief Information Officer: Steve Wright
Challenge: Implement enterprise- and project-management software to reduce operating expenses and accurately forecast costs for new job bids.
Financials in fiscal 2003: Estimated sales of about $400 million; net income not disclosed.
Baseline Goals:

  • Improve annual sales by at least 15%

  • Reduce accounting overhead by 25%. (Layton declines to disclose the specific number of employees.)

  • Trim billing order process from five days to less than one hour.

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    Larry, of San Carlos, Calif., was a senior writer and editor at CNet, writing analysis, breaking news and opinion stories. He was technology reporter at the San Jose Business Journal from 1996-1997. He graduated with a B.A. from San Jose State University where he was also executive editor of the daily student newspaper.


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