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A Legacy You Can Trust

Legacy Foundations is built on the strength and experience of its people. Our experienced team has been working together for decades, using our experience and drive to complete some of the largest and most complex foundation projects in the United States.

A team of 25 deep-routed drillers from across the industry were needed to further develop the division’s self-performing capabilities. This group of individuals have been working together since the mid-1990s and have known each other even longer. Because of this deep history, Legacy Foundations has grown into the division it is today. One that self-performs geotechnical and foundations services on projects across the nation.

Legacy History

1969 – 1972

Louis C. Lucido gained construction, operations, and demolition experience while serving in the Marines corp. After the Marines, Louis entered into the oil well business in Wyoming.


Louis C. Lucido founded Becho Incorporated in Salt Lake City, UT – a small foundation drilling contractor. Key men that started working with Louis in 1979 are still key men for the Lucido’s today.

  • Frank Prosser – General Superintendent
  • Chris Howells – Master Driller – Started at 18 years old
  • Alex Gerke – Mitigation Repairs Specialist – started as a summer intern from the University of Utah where he excelled in football

1986 – 1996

Becho Inc. grew to be a small-medium foundations company.


Rusty Lucido graduated high-school and began working for Becho Inc. Rusty brought in junior-high friends, Felix Fuentes, Kent Petersen, and Zak Peterson.


Anthony Lucido graduated from high school and joined the team.


Louis C. Lucido sold Becho Inc. to Tutor Perini Corporations based out of Sylmar, CA.


Louis C. Lucido passed away in a tragic equipment-related accident. Rusty, Anthony, Frank, Chris, Kent, Felix and seven key drillers in addition to about 15 others (operators, superintendents, project managers) became a part of Shimmick Construction Company.


Legacy Foundations began when Vice President Rusty Lucido and Project Sponsor Anthony Lucido recognized an opportunity to provide their skill set to parent company, Shimmick’s Gerald Desmond Bridge project. After speaking with Shimmick leadership, the drilling division of Shimmick was formed.


As Legacy continued to grow its volume of work, the team added highly experienced senior foundations managers.

  • Marshal Smith – Senior Project Manager
  • Andy Payne – Senior Project Manager
  • Rusty Lutz – Equipment Manager


Legacy’s continued growth lead to hiring a several key leaders in the company.

  • Al Kelly – Safety Manager
  • Dan Gay – Senior Estimator
  • Forest Badeaux – SoCal Division Manager


Legacy Foundations Quality Control department was enhanced when the team hired Senior Quality Control Manager, John Fabish.


Legacy Foundations grew to a $100M+ foundations company.