From dream to reality, Doug & Serena McAlvain started McAlvain Construction from a temporary office in their home. Since then, Doug, Serena, and their children have grown the family business into one of the leading construction firms in the Pacific Northwest. Doug’s son, Torry McAlvain, Sr., currently serves as CEO.
1980 – McAlvain Construction is Founded From dream to reality, Doug & Serena McAlvain started McAlvain Construction from a temporary office in their home. Since then, Doug, Serena, and their children have grown the family business into one of the leading construction firms in the Pacific Northwest. Doug’s son, Torry McAlvain, Sr., currently serves as CEO.
1981 – 1st Project: Albertsons The first project McAlvain took on was an addition for the Albertsons Sundries Warehouse spanning over 182,000 square feet. To date, McAlvain has completed projects new & remodels for Albertsons covering four different states including Idaho’s original State & 16th store.
1982 – Grove Plaza The once vacant dirt lot located in the heart of downtown Boise, ID was developed by McAlvain into a brick paved surface water fountain. This project has been recognized by Boise City as one that spurred Boise’s downtown development.
1984 – 1st Out of State Project McAlvain Construction performs a job in California for American Stores, COE. This is the first project that McAlvain ventures outside the State of Idaho’s borders.
1987 – Micron Fab #15 The Micron Fab #15 project was the beginning of a relationship between Micron and McAlvain. To this day, McAlvain maintains a working relationship with Micron, and is honored to have built for them through their decades of success.
1992 – 1st Joint Venture McAlvain and PCL entered into their first Joint Venture to take on Micron’s Research & Development structure located in Lehi, UT.
1994 – Doug McAlvain, President of Idaho AGC Doug McAlvain serves as president of Idaho’s Associated General Contractors (AGC).
1996 – Grove Hotel McAlvain and PCL entered into their 2nd Joint Venture to construct a 19 story multi-use 425,000 square foot concrete project. The entire structure is predominantly post-tensioned cast in place concrete, with a structural steel component utilized for the long-span roof framing at the arena. McAlvain has successfully completed 3 Joint Venture projects with PCL totaling more than $84,000,000 worth of work.
1997 – Torry Sr. & Tony McAlvain Doug and Serena’s two sons, Torry Sr. & Tony, begin their ownership into the company.
1998 – Serena McAlvain Retires Serena has left behind an industry reputation of always helping others in need. She had served on numerous boards, and contributed countless hours for charities. In her career Serena founded “Serena House”, which is a 4,000-square foot facility dedicated solely to mothers in need.
1999 – Idaho’s Single Largest Highway Project The Flying Wye is the single largest highway project in Idaho’s history. McAlvain and Nelson Construction entered into a Joint Venture for stage one of the Flying Wye, replacing exits and merge lanes with a three-lane elevated flyover bridge heading east on I-84. Stage one also involved widening the connector to three lanes in both directions and adding on-ramps and lanes to reduce congestion and improve safety. More than 103,000 cubic yards of concrete was used in stage one with more than 330,000 cubic yards of earth excavated.
2000 – Ada County Courts Complex & Parking Garage McAlvain completed the structural concrete package that included more than 7,500 cubic yards of concrete, 300,000 pounds of rebar, and one half-million square foot of mesh during the construction of the Ada County Courthouse located in downtown Boise, Idaho. The Ada County Courts Parking Garage is a post-tension parking structure that includes ground floor level retail spaces, and three levels of short-term parking above the ground.
2000- Doug Retires and Torry Sr., Takes Over After 40 years of success in the construction industry, McAlvain Construction’s founder, Doug McAlvain, retired in 2000. His son, Torry McAlvain, Sr., then took over as President of the company.
2003 – The Idaho Water Center McAlvain and Turner formed a Joint Venture for the Idaho Water Center, a 220,000 square foot multi-use office, educational and retail facility. It is the primary base of the University of Idaho, Boise. The facility is a cast-in-place concrete structure and was constructed with a sustainable and energy saving design, and construction techniques. This building was designed utilizing geothermal heat pumps as part of the Boise Downtown geothermal loop. The Water Center also houses a 60,000 square foot below grade parking structure.
2004 – Tony McAlvain Retires Tony McAlvain retires from the family business after 24 years in the construction industry.
2004 – Chuck Graves Joins McAlvain As Vice President
2005 – McAlvain Excavation McAlvain Excavation began operations to support Structural Concrete self-perform work adding additional benefit to our clients.
2006 – Idaho State Capitol Wings Expansion McAlvain was awarded the Design/Build contract from the State of Idaho Division of Public Works for the underground Capitol Wings Expansion project. The project included the design and construction of two 25,000 square foot single level below grade buildings to the East and West sides of the existing State Capitol building.
2006 – Torry McAlvain, Sr., President of Idaho AGC Torry McAlvain Sr. serves as President of Idaho’s Associated General Contractors (AGC).
2007 – McAlvain’s New Office McAlvain’s office renovation is an 11,300 square foot office building renovation using the existing steel/wood framed structural system. The facility was constructed with a sustainable and energy saving design. Sustainable aspects include: lighting controls, individual temperature controls, water use reduction in landscaping and plumbing, recycled content, low emitting materials, and day lighting.
2012 – Chobani Yogurt Plant McAlvain placed all the foundation and structural concrete for the 1,000,000 square foot Chobani Yogurt plant located in Twin Falls, ID. The new high profiled Chobani plant went on to win the 2013 Design Build Project of the Year (Design Build Institute of America). In less than a six month span McAlvain placed more than 40,000 cubic yards of concrete, and helped facilitate the world class plant to a record setting completion date.
2012 – Torry McAlvain, Jr. Joins McAlvain Torry Jr. joins the family business to start his career as a 3rd generation contractor. Torry Jr. graduated from Boise State University in 2012 receiving his Bachelor of Business Administration in Accountancy with dual minors in both Economics and Construction Management.
2014 – McAlvain Concrete, Inc. McAlvain has provided concrete services throughout the Northwest since 1980. McAlvain Concrete, Inc., a division of McAlvain Group of Companies was formed in 2014 to provide concrete contracting services for complex concrete projects. Visit us at mcalvainconcrete.com to learn more about the concrete services we provide.
2018 – Chuck Graves, President of Idaho AGC Chuck Graves serves as President of Idaho’s Associated General Contractors (AGC).
2018 – McAlvain Joins the Big-D Family of Companies McAlvain Companies joins the Big-D Family of Companies. McAlvain continues to be headquartered in Boise and locally managed.
2019 – McAlvain Expands to Eastern Idaho A ribbon cutting ceremony was held in November of 2019 celebrating the opening of a new office location in Idaho Falls.