For the last three decades, cleaning up what others have left behind has been good business for Sevenson Environmental Services Inc., Niagara Falls, N.Y. But in 2010, the returns were especially rewarding, as the remediation contractor saw revenue jump 33%, vaulting it nearly 100 places up the Top 400. Photo: Courtesy Of Sevenson Environmental Services Related Links: The Top 400 Contractors: At a Glance CEO Michael A. Elia attributes the rise to federal stimulus funding for Superfund and other waste- cleanup projects. “The government wanted projects staffed at every level,” says Elia. The firm also has been an emergency responder
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.