On February 13, 1953, Alan W. Layton officially organized Layton Construction, specializing in commercial projects and offices for City Finance Company along the Wasatch Front and in southern Idaho. At the same time, the beginnings of a long history of school construction began and continued through the second and third decades of the company. The company continued to broaden its horizons in the 1970s, with a wide range of commercial projects and over 30 projects on the Brigham Young University campus. In 1987, they opened a Phoenix, Arizona based construction company. Major Arizona projects include the $70 million Mesa Arts Center, hotel projects for the Marriott Corporation, and a major facility at Sky Harbor Airport. For the past decade, Layton Construction has been recognized as the largest commercial contractor in the state of Utah by Utah Business magazine and by Mountain West Venture Group as a Utah 100 Top Growth Company for nine consecutive years. Revenues topped $358 million in 2003.