Our History

It all started back in the early 1950’s. Stan Houghton Sr., along with his two sons, Stan Houghton Jr. and Dale Houghton, worked their small family-owned operation. Years passed and this small business grew to a well-known subcontracting company operating in multiple states.  The company specialized in the tile-flooring, plaster & stucco, metal stud framing, drywall, and structural steel fireproofing trades.

In 1992, WESTLAND CONSTRUCTION – a commercial based general contracting firm, was born with Stanley Houghton Jr. as president, and Dale Houghton assuming the presidency of Houghton Plaster. Westland Construction has since been providing quality services in Construction Management, CM/GC, design build, consulting, and negotiated projects.

Westland Construction is licensed and bonded.  We have constructed thousands of unique buildings in more than ten western states from Illinois to Alaska, and worked internationally in Fiji, Samoa, Tonga, and Africa. Our portfolio contains educational facilities, religious structures, office buildings, industrial warehouses, medical facilities, multi-family projects, water parks and recreation areas, financial institutions, municipal projects, and even large residential developments and custom homes.

Westland’s reputation thrives on repeat and high-profile projects because we value the importance of the owner/builder/architect relationship. Our approach has always lead us to successful projects built on time, within budget, and with quality that exceeds industry standards. Because of this, the projects Westland delivers always leave personal and lasting relationships with the owner and owner’s representatives.


In 2005, Westland was presented the opportunity to complete a few large projects in the Southern Utah area. Since then a local and thriving operation has been established in the heart of St. George, Utah – built to specifically manage our Southwest Division (Nevada, Southern Utah, Arizona, and California) construction industries. Though today Westland employs hundreds of people in multiple locations, each project, no matter the type of building, proximity, or value, receives the same professional attention.

Meet our Leaders

Stan Houghton


Chris Houghton

Chief Executive Officer

Kyle Houghton


Todd Houghton

VP, Canada and Southwest Divisions

Shayne Gibbons

Chief Financial Officer

Nick Slye

Executive Vice President

Our Global Impact

  • Kinshasa, D.R. Congo

    We're not just helping build buildings...we are building people. Click the icon to see photos from various projects Westland has underway and the difference the Westland team is making with the "Westland Training Program."
  • Suva, Fiji

    It may seem like paradise, but building over 6,000 miles away takes proper planning, constant communication, and a terrific team. Click the icon to see some of our latest photos.
  • Anchorage, Alaska

    The salmon are running, and so is Westland. With the average winter snowfall of over 75 inches, solid scheduling becomes critical. Click the icon to see photos of the Alaska LDS Temple Expansion.

Why Westland?

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    We are relentless in our dedication to the highest quality craftmanship

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    Our People are YOUR people. They have been highly trained in identifying and siezing strategic sourcing opportunities that leverage our strength and agility to achieve optimal cost effectiveness.

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    Time management is critical to success in the construction industry. Our Project coordinators are experts in developing a calculated time management system on each project.

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Our Skills

As reflected by our work in progress

Design build
Construction management
General contracting

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