David D. Burton, DBIA (Board of Directors)


David D. Burton, FDBIA

Independent Consultant, DDB Full House Consulting

David Burton recently joined Layton Construction as vice president of business development for Detention Services. David oversaw business development for detention and corrections projects for Layton to grow this market across the country building upon the resources within the STO Building Group family of companies.

David has more than 30 years of progressive leadership experience directing commercial construction operations management—completing projects for private and public clients using design-build, CMAR, and other delivery methods. He brings the success directing the construction of more than 24,000 correctional beds in 19 facilities and 10 federal courthouse/office complexes from Hawaii to New York to the Caribbean.

Before joining Layton, David was vice president of Justice for Moss & Associates in Dallas, Texas. While there, he directed business development and managed commercial operations within the justice sector, overseeing multiple projects in Texas, Florida, California, and New York. David also spent time during his career in leadership roles with dck worldwide, LLC, W.G. Yates and Sons Construction, and Dick Corporation.

“David’s national expertise in detention construction will be a tremendous asset to Layton Construction and STO Building Group,” said Jeff Palmer, executive vice president. “David will play an integral role in building upon Layton’s current 3,600 bed Utah State Correctional Facility project. David will help us expand our footprint and continue to deliver predictable outcomes to our valued clients.”

David has a bachelor’s degree in construction engineering technology from Texas Tech University and is a certified design-build professional. He is a member of the Certification Board and National Board of Directors with DBIA and a past chairman of the Design-Build Certification Board (DBCB).