Virtually all major indicators, from backlogs to construction employment data, indicate that Midwest construction activity continues to lag activity in other regions. Worse, recent data suggest the gap is widening.  

Chicago, the economic engine that drives Illinois, if not the region, remains largely idle, as does construction activity there, save for a handful of good-size building projects and the usual seasonal road work. As Anirban Basu, chief economist with Associated Builders & Contractors, recently observed, ““Chicagoans will want to forget the early years after the Great Recession.”

Perhaps because they are larger, more diversified and operating in more regional markets, the Midwest's Top Contractors fared comparatively well last year, collectively outpacing their performance in 2011.

What follows is an alphabetical listing of the region's Top 75 contractors, as measured by firm revenues last year. Firms will be listed by rank and revenue in the July 29 edition of ENR Midwest

Alberici Corp.

ARCO/Murray Construction Cos.

Barton Malow Co.

Bear Construction Co.

Berglund Construction

BIS Industrial Services Inc.

BMW Constructors Inc.

The Boldt Co.

Brinkmann Constructors

BSI Constructors Inc.

Bulley & Andrews

C D Smith Construction

CG Schmidt Inc.

Clark Construction Group

Clayco Inc.

Clune Construction Co.

Continental Building Systems

CSM Group

Danis Building Construction Co.

The Douglas Co.

Duke Construction

Elford Inc.

Executive Construction Inc.

F.A. Wilhelm Construction Company Inc.

FCL Builders

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

Frederick Quinn Corporation

The George Sollitt Construction Co.

Gilbane Building Co.

Gohmann Construction Inc


Harold O'Shea Builders Inc.

Hunt Construction Group Inc.

IHC Construction Companies

James McHugh Construction Co.

JE Dunn Construction Group

J.H. Findorff & Son Inc.

J.P. Cullen & Sons Inc.

Kiewit Corporation

The Kokosing Group

Kraemer Brothers

Lend Lease

Leopardo Companies Inc.

Lunda Construction Co.

Madison Construction

MC Industrial Inc.

McCarthy Building Companies Inc.

McShane Construction Co.

Messer Construction Co.

M.J. Harris Construction Services

Miron Construction Co. Inc

Mortenson Construction

Mosser Construction Inc

Nicholas & Associates Inc.

Novak Construction Co.

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

Paric Corp.

Pepper Construction Group

Power Construction Co.

River City Construction

Roncelli Inc.

Ryan Companies US Inc.

Shiel Sexton Company Inc.

Skanska USA

Skender Construction

S. M. Wilson & Co.

Superior Construction Co. Inc.

Tarlton Corporation

Tri-North Builders Inc.

Turner Construction Co.


Walsh Construction Co.

The Whiting-Turner Contracting Co.

Wight & Co.