What geographic area(s) do you serve?
We build in the Wood River Valley and north to Stanley. The Sawtooth Valley is a fun niche we fill.
Do you have any special certifications or specialties?
I am an active member of the National Association of Home Builders, US Green Building Council, Idaho Building Contractors Association, and Building Contractors Association of the Wood River Valley for which I am a two-term president. I am also an NAHB Certified Green Builder, IBCA Master Builder, EPA Lead Safe Renovator, Public Works Contractor, YMCA Corporate Challenge winner, 40-under-40 remodeler, and voted the Valley’s Best Builder.
What is your professional background?
How do you see construction changing in the next five to 10 years?
I would like to see the build team—from the architect to trade contractors—have access to 3D plans in real time where we can build off our digital tablets.
Describe your process—how do you work with clients, designers, and architects?
For me, the process has to feel like we are part of a team working toward a common cause. It’s about collaboration between client, contractor, architect, and designers to reach the highest potential for each project.
What is the difference between good construction and great construction?
Great construction is achieved when the owners of the home received exactly what they envisioned and the completed residence reflects their personality. That’s what we aim for with every project.
What do you enjoy most about your work?
I love that in this field, you are bound to learn something new every day.
How did you get your start?
My father began building here in the ‘60s and has been a big influence on my decision to go into the business. My technical start in Ketchum began with cleaning up the work sites for my father in the mid ‘80s. I worked through high school as a carpenter and during college as a project manager. Not long after graduating from college, I transitioned into managing Lloyd Construction.
If you weren’t in construction, what would you be doing?
I would be a stay- at-home dad or a geomorphologist.
If you could own any three pieces of fine art, what would they be and why? OR if you could own any “toys” what would they be (i.e. Harley, boat, plane etc.)?
I would want the Edward Curtis photograph Canyon de Chelley because it showcases the natural beauty and culture of the American west. The Happy Hunter painting by Crosby DeMoss that is in Whiskey Jacques because I have always found it amusing. And, finally, the Sebastien Leclerc engraving of the Louve called Pervault’s Colonnade which would inspire any builder and put his perceived toils into perspective.
What is sure to make you laugh?
My one-year-old son trying to say “banana.” Obviously I conceal my laughter.
What’s on the top of your list as a great getaway?
Anywhere in the mountains with my family.
Favorite trip you’ve ever taken?
Our annual trip to the City of Rocks.
Based in Ketchum, Lloyd Construction has been building custom homes and positive client experiences since 1977. Clients characterize Lloyd Construction as being knowledgeable, accessible, personable, and extremely fun to work with. Lloyd Construction’s services include new construction for residential or commercial projects and remodels of any size. David Lloyd says, “We take pride in paying attention to every detail, no matter the size or scope of the project.”