It's been some time since Midwest builders have had positive news to report, and it finally arrives by way of ENR Midwest's 2012 ranking of the region's Top Contractors, which canvassed the non-residential activity of leading firms in Illinois, Indiana, Ohio, Indiana and Missouri.

Although the region continues to contend with slowdowns in industrial and public construction, the result of slackening demand and tightening fiscal policy, respectively, earnings among the Top 20 firms last year collectively surpassed those of their counterparts in 2010, and by a substantial sum.

While we won't be disclosing financial results of the Midwest's Top 50 Contractors until they appear in the July 23 edition of ENR Midwest, what follows is a list of the Top 50 in alphabetical order.

Barton Malow Co.

Berglund Construction

BMW Constructors

The Boldt Co.

Bowen Engineering Corp.

Brinkmann Constructors

BSI Constructors

Bulley & Andrews

C.D. Smith Construction

CG Schmidt, Inc

Clayco Inc.

Clune Construction Co.

Duke Construction

Executive Construction

F.A. Wilhelm Construction Company, Inc.

F.H. Paschen, S.N. Nielsen & Associates

Frederick Quinn Corp.

Gilbane Building Co.

The George Sollitt Construction Co.

Hunt Construction Group

IHC Construction Cos.

J. H. Findorff & Son

James McHugh Construction Co.

J.P. Cullen & Sons

Kiewit Corp.

The Kokosing Group

Lend Lease

Leopardo Cos.


McCarthy Building Cos.

McShane Construction Co.

Messer Construction Co.

Miron Construction Co.

Mortenson Construction

Novak Construction Co.

O'Neil Industries/W.E. O'Neil Construction Co.

Paric Corporation

Pepper Construction Group

Power Construction Co.

River City Construction

Robins & Morton

Ryan Companies US

S. M. Wilson & Co.

Shiel Sexton Co.

Skender Construction

Stark Excavating

Superior Construction

Tarlton Corp.

Tonn and Blank Construction

Turner Construction Co.

Walsh Construction Co.