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.

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 built new stores for Albertsons covering four different states including Idaho’s original State & 16th store.

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.

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.

1st Joint Venture

McAlvain and PCL entered into their first Joint Venture to take on Micron’s Research & Development structure located in Lehi, UT.

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.

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.

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.

Ada County Courts Complex & Parking Garages

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.

Doug McAlvain Retires Torry McAlvain 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.

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.

Chuck Graves Joins McAlvain As Vice President
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.

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.

Chobani Yogurt Plant Concrete

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.

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.

Doug McAlvain – President of Idaho AGC

Doug McAlvain becomes president of Idaho’s Associated General Contractors (AGC).

Torry Sr. & Tony McAlvain

Doug and Serena’s two sons, Torry Sr. & Tony, begin their ownership into the company.

Tony McAlvain Retires

Tony McAlvain retires from the family business after 24 years in the construction industry.

McAlvain Excavation

McAlvain Excavation began operations to support Structural Concrete self-perform work adding additional benefit to our clients.

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.

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 mcalvainconcrete.com to learn more about the concrete services we provide.

Torry McAlvain, Sr. – President of Idaho AGC

Torry McAlvain Sr. becomes President of Idaho’s Associated General Contractors (AGC).

 
 
History Timeline Mobile

1980-McAlvain-Construction-is-Founded

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-Alberstons

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

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-Job

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

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

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

1994 – Doug McAlvain, President of Idaho AGC  Doug McAlvain becomes president of Idaho’s Associated General Contractors (AGC).

 

1996-Grove-Hotel

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-and-Tony-McAlvain

1997 – Torry Sr. & Tony McAlvain  Doug and Serena’s two sons, Torry Sr. & Tony, begin their ownership into the company.

 

1998-Serena-McAlvain-Retires

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

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-and-Parking-Garage

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-Torry-Takes-Over

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-Idaho-Water-Center

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-Retires

2004 – Tony McAlvain Retires  Tony McAlvain retires from the family business after 24 years in the construction industry.

 

2004-Chuck-Graves

2004 – Chuck Graves Joins McAlvain As Vice President

 

2005-McAlvain-Excavation

2005 – McAlvain Excavation  McAlvain Excavation began operations to support Structural Concrete self-perform work adding additional benefit to our clients.

 

2006-Capitol-Wings-Expansion

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-AGC-President

2006 – Torry McAlvain, Sr., President of Idaho AGC  Torry McAlvain Sr. becomes President of Idaho’s Associated General Contractors (AGC).

 

2007-McAlvains-New-Office

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

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-Jr

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

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.