Sun Valley Team

Layne Thompson

Layne Thompson

President

Layne’s passion for construction originated from his intrigue with architecture and the creation of space within the built environment. Experiencing how a project can be first conceived virtually and then realized in the real world never gets old for him and drives him to this day. Layne’s background includes roles of Project Engineer, Estimator, Project Manager, Preconstruction Manager and Principal on numerous high-end residential and commercial projects. Using ingenuity and collaboration to capture value for his clients by building better, faster and more efficient projects is the fuel that continues to drive him.

In the spring of 2014, Layne joined the Magleby team and jumped at the challenge of managing the newly founded Magleby Construction Sun Valley group. Later that year, Layne’s wife, Kellie, and their three children moved to the Wood River Valley from Jackson Hole and have since enjoyed calling the area home. Layne enjoys spending time in the outdoors cycling, skiing, backpacking, rafting and fishing. Layne holds the following certifications:

  • BS Construction Management, Brigham Young University
  • Business Management Minor, Brigham Young University
  • MBA, Boise State University
  • OSHA 30 Hour Safety Certification
  • OSHA 10 Hour Safety Certification

Destry Simpson

Destry Simpson

Project Manager

Destry began working as an electrician during his summers while attending Carey High School in Idaho. He participated in the school’s building academy, and helped build the program’s first home. Destry has worked in heavy civil construction as a foreman and project engineer. He also worked for a local general contractor and as a manager of a local business before joining the team at Magleby Construction.

Destry enjoys staying busy, working outside, and living in the country, where he enjoys spending time with his beautiful wife and little girls. Destry holds the following certifications:

  • BS Construction Management, BYU Idaho
  • OSHA 10 Hour Safety Certification
  • OSHA 30 Hour Safety Certification

Clayton Karrels

Project Manager

Clayton started his construction career with internships in heavy civil work and eventually transitioned to project engineer and assistant superintendent jobs for commercial mixed-use development. Clayton holds a BS in Construction Management from Boise State University and has spent time professionally in both the Idaho and Oregon markets. He was happy to return to the Wood River Valley to join the Magleby Team where he has quickly proven himself as an organized and dedicated Project Manager. In his free time, Clayton enjoys being active—participating in multiple outdoor and indoor activities, including hiking, biking, skiing, reading and gardening.

  • BS Construction Management, Boise State University
  • OSHA 30 Hour Safety Certification
  • LEAD AP-BD+C

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Adam Smith

Project Manager

Adam’s start in construction came at the young age of 14 when he joined a jobsite cleanup crew.  His enthusiasm for the industry eventually allowed him to gain experience in the electrical, carpentry and tile work trades.  After time in the field, Adam enrolled in the Construction Management program at BYU Idaho and following graduation, he joined the Magleby team in 2016 as an Assistant Project Manager.  Through his dedication and skill he quickly took on further responsibility and was promoted to Project Manager as the Sun Valley Group continues to expand. Adam is married with two children.  He enjoys the outdoors, learning new things and his wife’s homemade cinnamon rolls.

•  BS Construction Management – BYU Idaho.

Luca Lamotte

Luca Lamotte

Site Manager

Luca loves working close to home and family after spending many years building wind turbines around the country. He joined the Magleby Team in 2014 after 6 years working as a project engineer and civil superintendent in the wind turbine sector. Luca grew up in Boise where he enjoyed wrestling in high school and attended Boise State University.

Luca made his home in Hailey, Idaho where he loves to take advantage of the outdoors—including hunting and fishing.  He holds the following certifications:

  • BS Construction Management, Boise State University
  • OSHA 10 Hour Safety Safety Certification
  • NAHB Certified Green Professional

Erik Nilsen

Erik Nilsen

Site Manager

Erik was raised in the Wood River Valley.  His career in the construction industry began at the age of 12 moving lumber and pushing brooms in the summers for his father’s construction company. As time progressed he had the opportunity to learn and gain experience in every aspect of construction. Throughout those early years of his career, Erik learned to appreciate hard work and learned the value of gaining knowledge of all the different trades. That realization helped him accomplish the task of building many high quality homes. Erik became an accomplished finish carpenter and then eventually had the opportunity to own and operate his father’s company successfully for 13 years. His passion for building comes from his love of taking a design concept that originated on paper and then with a team, creating through the building process what was once only an idea. The philosophy that anything is possible is rooted in his core.

Erik and his wife Kerry are the parents of 5 children and love spending time together in the outdoors. Sports and outdoor recreation are big part of their lives. Erik and Kerry have enjoy raising their family in the beautiful Wood River Valley. Erik made the transition from his own company to the Magleby team in February of 2016 to join a team that values quality and excellence in building homes and families.

  •  6 years general labor and framing
  •  7 years as a finish carpenter
  •  13 years owner/operator of his own construction company, K&M

Nathan Adams

Nathan Adams

Site Manager

Nathan grew up in Bellevue, Idaho and attended school in the Wood River Valley.  After serving a mission for his church, he returned to get married and start a family.  Prior to joining Magleby Construction, Nathan worked for a local restoration company doing project management and estimating.  That well-rounded experience made him a great fit for the Sun Valley group and he joined the Magleby team in 2016 as a Site Manager. Nathan is married to Dawn Adams and has 4 children Georgia, Olivia, Grace and William. He is passionate about the outdoors and spending time with his family.  Nathan loves this community and enjoys the opportunity he has to serve the people of this Valley.

Mike Bullock

Mike Bullock

Site Manager

Mike Bullock has resided in the Wood River Valley for over 40 years and has worked in the field of construction for most of his career.  Mike is an extremely versatile tradesman and construction manager- having mastered everything from heavy equipment operation to structural welding and fabrication to tilework installation.  He has managed luxury custom homes, town homes, remodels and commercial projects.  Prior to joining Magleby Construction Mike was working for Sun Valley Company supervising construction of a commercial laundry facility and eventually the Sun Valley Lodge remodel.  Since joining the Magleby Team in early 2016 Mike has been a site manager at the fast paced Diamond Back project in White Clouds.  Mike also served as a fireman for the Hailey fire department for 7 years and holds a Wildfire Equipment Operator certification.
Mike and his wife Wendy, who works for St Luke’s, have a grown daughter and son and they all love to spend summers together at Magic Reservoir- boating, fishing and enjoying the great outdoors.

Garrett Howell

Garrett Howell

Foreman

Prior to joining the Magleby Team in 2016, Garrett spent time in Utah managing the construction of a bio-diesel plant and the most recent five years with Professional Roofing in Bellevue.  In addition to his field experience, Garrett holds a degree in Construction Management from BYU and embraces Magleby’s commitment to “Professionals Dedicated to Building Excellence.”  Garrett is a skilled equipment and crane operator and carries his CDL license.  Garrett, his wife and 3 children live in Hailey where they love to explore the outdoors—including swimming, camping, target shooting and hiking.

  • BS Construction Management – BYU
  • OSHA 30 Hour Safety Certification

Gary Wilson

Estimator & Assistant Project Management

Gary Wilson started with Magleby Construction as an Intern while attending BYU Idaho. Gary’s work ethic and enthusiasm for the construction industry lead to him being hired as an Estimator and Assistant Project Manager upon receiving his BS in Construction Management in early 2017. His involvement in both the Diamond Back and Thunder Springs projects have quickly helped him gain a deep understanding of the local Wood River Valley trade base and Magleby’s unique ClearBuild™ approach. Gary grew up in West Jordan, where he met his wife Chelsey. They have one daughter and enjoy traveling, spending time with family and being outdoors.

  • BS Construction Management, BYU Idaho
  • OSHA 30 Hour Safety Certification

Kim Bryson

Kim Bryson

Office Manager & Assistant Project Manager

Kim moved to the Wood River Valley in the 70’s to work for the US Forest Service. Kim started working in construction in 1990 as a bookkeeper for various trade contractors in the valley. In 1996, she joined an excavation company as CFO and HR Manager. She and her family live in Hailey. Kim enjoys serving in scouting and participating in other community service opportunities. Kim is currently working to complete a Masters degree in accounting. She holds the following certifications:

  • BS – Accounting, Boise State University
  • BBA – Accounting and HR, Boise State University
  • OSHA 10 Hour Safety Certification

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Vicki Pitcairn

Executive Assistant

Vicki grew up between Idaho, Montana and California, where she attended Merritt College of Stenography.   She returned to the Wood River Valley in the mid-80s and spent over 20 years working at Smith Optics in a variety of positions–  most recently serving as Manager of Customer Service.  When Smith Optics relocated out of the area, Vicki decided to look for a new opportunity and joined Magleby Construction as an Executive Assistant in late 2017. Vicki currently lives in Hailey with her husband Matthew.  She has one daughter, Janel, and her first granddaughter, Chloe Lynn, who she loves to spoil!  Vicki enjoys the outdoors, camping, hiking, snow shoeing and ATV riding.