Springville, Utah, has been home to the Clyde family since W.W. Clyde’s grandparents moved to the city in 1851. Now, three generations later, Wilford W. Clyde is looking to give back to the community that has given him and multiple generations of his family so much.
“The city of Springville is where my family calls home,” Wilford W. Clyde, Chairman & CEO of Clyde Companies, said. “My hope is that this project helps Springville return to its roots as one of the most vibrant cities in Utah Valley.”
The project is called Springville Rising—an ambitious effort to revitalize Springville’s historic downtown and Main Street. The project is aimed toward economic development of local businesses, the promotion of arts and culture, and increased vitality of the downtown.
The idea initially came about while pondering ways to celebrate the Clyde Companies’ 100 years in the construction industry. W.W. Clyde’s initial company, WW Clyde, was formed in 1926 in Springville.
“The idea of making a significant impact in Springville has been developing for a while now,” Elsie Powley, Project Manager for Springville Rising, said. “After doing business for nearly a century, the Clyde Companies is dedicated to strategically investing resources and efforts towards a revitalization effort for many areas in Springville.”
The main objective of Springville Rising is not purely financial. Rather, it’s about giving back to the community. Since its inception, the mission of the Clyde Companies has been to Build a Better Community.
Wilford served the city as mayor of Springville from 2010-18, giving back extensively in the process. However, he isn’t done investing in his hometown, and revitalizing downtown Springville is another way to do just that.
Several Springville Rising projects are underway. The marquee project is the transformation of the former Brookside Apartments, located on the corner of 100 S and 100 E near Hobble Creek. Plans are in motion to completely gut and rebuild the apartments to feature all new appliances, new kitchen, new bathroom, flooring, fixtures, and finishes throughout. Hobble Creek Construction, which also hails from Springville, is the construction lead for this project.
In concert with the apartment remodel, Springville Rising has partnered with the City of Springville for a beautification project to convert the north section of 100 S alongside Hobble Creek to form a public walking path, with plans to include benches and landscaping. What was previously seen as an eyesore in the city center, will now be a significant enhancement of the area and allow public walking access alongside the creek and into the downtown.
Springville citizens and visitors alike will soon experience the positive impact of Springville Rising projects thanks to the contributions of Wilford W. Clyde and the Clyde Companies.