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Big-D Signature breaks ground on Summit County Clubhouse

Park City — Big-D Signature, a subsidiary of Big-D Construction, recently announced it broke ground on the inaugural Summit County Clubhouse, a facility located in Park City, Utah. The facility will focus on creating an inclusive community for adults with mental illness diagnoses.

The expedited project which officially began the first week of May is expected to be completed this July – in just under three months. Located at 6304 Highland Drive, Park City, UT, the new center will be roughly 2,000 square feet. The house used for the facility was donated to Park City Community Foundation by the Grossman Family for exclusive use by Summit County Clubhouse and is being renovated to comply with all ADA regulations.

“This marks a momentous occasion as we begin work on such a necessary and impactful development in our community,” says Mike Kerby, president of Big-D Signature. “The Big-D Signature team could not be more thrilled and honored to work with such a community-engaged non-profit organization such as Summit County Clubhouse, as it is committed to making a lasting positive impact on so many people’s lives. We look forward to the valued partnership.”

The new clubhouse will offer a variety of recovery-based services for up to 25 clients per day. Their overall goal is to create an inclusive community for adults living with mental illness, helping them to rejoin the worlds of friendships, family, employment, education and to receive the support they may individually need. Summit County Clubhouse follows the Clubhouse International model of psycho-social rehabilitation, a highly tested method of treatment developed over seventy years.

“We thank Pat and Tom Grossman for their extraordinary generosity. Their contributions will strengthen Summit County Clubhouse for years to come and will allow our members to reach their full potential,” says Amber Mackay, executive director of Summit County Clubhouse. “We also want to express our great appreciation to Park City Community Foundation. In addition to introducing us to the Grossmans, Park City Community Foundation has been invaluable in guiding us through the many important strategies as a new nonprofit.”

As a relatively new organization, this is the first official clubhouse in Summit County and is Big-D Signature’s first project with the nonprofit. Currently, Summit County Clubhouse serves 17 members, with the goal of eventually being able to accommodate any adult in Summit and Wasatch County with a history of mental illness.

“Every aspect of the Clubhouse program is designed to draw our members out of the isolation of mental illness. It supports them as they develop their skills, talents, and abilities so that they can fully engage in the community,” says Mackay. “In our new location, our members will discover the joy of being good neighbors. At the same time, we expect that our contributions to the neighborhood will serve as examples to change hearts and minds and fight the stigma that is too often attached to mental illness.”

Big-D Signature is expected to quickly complete renovations to the space, allowing for a rapid turnaround and faster access to care. Upon completion of the renovations later this summer, Summit County Clubhouse will host a ribbon-cutting event open to the public.