Construction activity in the Midwest hasn't improved significantly in the past year, nor have economic conditions in key states such as Illinois, burdened with the third-worst unemployment rate in the nation.

To some extent, conditions are reflected in the performance of the region's top contractors. A handful of firms had an extraordinary year, but most logged relatively minor gains or losses. Ohio heated up some. Indiana cooled. Collectively, not much change.

For some time now, economists have predicted the Midwest, the weakest of the nation's regions, is poised for at least moderate growth. Perhaps this will be the year.

Meantime, what follows is an alphabetical listing of the region's Top 75 contractors, as measured by revenues last year. Firms will be listed by rank and revenue in the July 14 edition of ENR Midwest

Alberici Corp.

ARCO/Murray Construction Cos.

Barton Malow Co.

Bear Construction Co.

Berglund Construction Co.

Bilfinger Industrial Services Inc.

BMWC Constructors Inc.

The Boldt Co.

Bowen Engineering Corp.

Brinkmann Constructors

BSI Constructors Inc.

Bulley & Andrews

C. D. Smith Construction Inc.

Clark Construction Group

Clayco Inc.

Clune Construction Co.

Danis Building Construction Co.

Duke Construction

Edward Kraemer & Sons Inc.

Elford Inc

Executive Construction Inc.

F.A. Wilhelm Construction

FCL Builders

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

George W. Auch Co.

The George Sollitt Construction Co.

Gilbane Building Co.

Goodwin Brothers Construction Co

Gray Construction


Harold O'Shea Builders

Holland Construction Services

Hunt Construction Group Inc.

IHC Construction Cos.

James McHugh Construction Co.

JE Dunn Construction Group

J. H. Findorff & Son Inc.

J.P. Cullen & Sons Inc.

Kiewit Corp.

The Kokosing Group

Kraemer Brothers

Lake Erie Electric Cos.

Lend Lease

Leopardo Cos. Inc.

Madison Construction Co.

MC Industrial Inc.

McCarthy Building Cos. Inc.

McShane Construction Co.

Messer Construction Co.

Meyer Najem Construction

Miron Construction Co. Inc.

Mortenson Construction

Mosser Construction Inc.

Novak Construction Co.

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

Pepper Construction Group

Poettker Construction Co.

Ringland-Johnson Inc.

River City Construction

Rockford Construction

Shiel Sexton Co.

S. M. Wilson & Co.

Skanska USA

Skender Construction

Spence Brothers

Superior Construction Co. Inc.

Tarlton Corp.

Terra Contracting Services

Turner Construction Co.

VJS Construction Services Inc.

Walsh Construction Co.


The Whiting-Turner Contracting Co.

The Wieland-Davco Corporation


Wight & Co.