Jack Olmstead, Tri-City's president, tells ENR Southeast that owners are becoming more directly engaged in their projects, with design-build integration and life-cycle design issues becoming more prominent.

ENR Southeast readers can find more insights about current market trends in the feature story on Tri-City (see p. 36).

Specialty Contractors Survey Data

The Top Specialty Contractor ranking is based on 2013 revenue from work performed in Florida, Georgia and the Carolinas. The main ranking represents firms' total Southeast revenue, while breakout charts rank firms by state and work category.

In total, the data from this year's survey reflects a flat 2013 for Southeast specialty firms, with this year's $5.17-billion collective total just topping the year-ago tally of $5.15 billion. At the same time, survey participation fell, a factor that's been consistent with a declining market.

The market's flat movement is evident in this year's top 20, which collectively reported nearly $3.5 billion in regional revenue, up slightly from $3.4 billion a year ago. Of the top 20, 14 reported increased revenue while four reported a decline.

ENR Southeast invites readers to check out this year's rankings for more market insights.