Top Contractors: Daniel J. Keating Co.
Ironically, a job with only two bidders helped Daniel J. Keating Co. of Narberth, Pa., survive 2009 with no layoff s and $172 million in revenue. Daniel J. Keating teamed up with the Keating Building Corp. of Philadelphia on a $500-million expansion to the Pennsylvania Convention Center in Philadelphia. It’s keeping both firms and their subcontractors busy during a rough economy, and it’s not scheduled for completion until 2011.
Also in 2009, the company continued work on a $29-million conversion of the historic, 36,000-sq-ft, namesake Baptist Temple at Temple University in Philadelphia into a 1,200-seat performing arts center. The company completed a $15-million, 13,000-sq-ft addition and renovation to the Music Building at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia.
Family-owned and operated Daniel J. Keating Co. began in 1911 as a mechanical contractor and later shifted to general contracting. Daniel J. Keating remained active in the firm until his death last year. His grandson, Pierce J. Keating, began his career at the firm in 1979 and now serves as chairman and CEO of the company.
Location: Narberth, Pa.
Regional Rank: 33
Regional Revenue: $172 million