PHOTO COURTESY OF GRAY CONSTRUCTION Industrial projects have helped lift Gray Construction. Related Links: Main Story: The Market Picture Begins to Clear for the Top 400 Contractors Website of Gray Construction Co. The growing investment in manufacturing and industrial facilities has helped boost many Top 400 Contractors. One of the biggest beneficiaries on this year's list is Gray Construction in Lexington, Ky.Gray Construction has years of experience in manufacturing and process plants, but the recession took its toll. The firm had risen to No. 120 on the Top 400 in 2008, reporting 2007 revenue of $534.1 million. By last year,
The market is generally healthy and steadily growing, and margins are up for large specialty contractors. Further, advances in design tools and owner demand for collaboration are giving subcontractors a seat at the table early on in projects.