Big contractors saw big gains in the region last year, though results among mid- and small-size firms proved more hit or miss. In all, about half of the Midwest's Top 50 Contractors increased revenues in 2014, with the remainder logging decreases or little change at all.

However, 2015 looks to be the year the Midwest – long the laggard in the nation's economic recovery – will see more marked improvement, with indicators ranging from construction employment to construction backlogs portending favorable conditions for the foreseeable future. Leading economists, including Ken Simonson, chief economist with Arlington, Va.-based Associated General Contractors of America, and Anirban Basu, chief economist with Washington, D.C.-based Associated Builders and Contractors, predict regional construction activity will accelerate by 6% to 10% this year, on par with projections for the nation as a whole.

What follows is an alphabetical listing of the region's Top 75 Contractors, as measured by 2014 revenues. Firms will be listed by rank and revenue in the July 20 edition of ENR Midwest.

Alston Construction


ARCO Construction Cos.

Aristeo Construction Co.

Barton Malow Co.

BMWC Constructors Inc.

Bowen Engineering Corp.

Branco Enterprises Inc.

Brinkmann Constructors

C.D. Smith Construction

Clark Construction Group


Clune Construction Co.

Duke Construction

Edgerton Contractors Inc.

Edward Kraemer & Sons Inc.

Elford Inc.

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

Garmong Construction Services

Gilbane Building Co.

Gray Construction


Harold O'Shea Builders Inc.

Howard Immel Inc.

Hunt Construction Group, An AECOM Co.

Hunzinger Construction Co.

IHC Construction Cos.

James McHugh Construction Co.

JE Dunn Construction Group

Kraemer Brothers

Leopardo Cos. Inc.

Linblad Construction Co. of Joliet Inc.

Kiewit Corp.

Kokosing Inc.

Korte & Luitjohan Contractors Inc.

Lend Lease

MC Industrial Inc.

McCarthy Building Cos. Inc.

McShane Construction Co.

Messer Construction Co.

Meyer Najem Construction

Miron Construction Co.

Mortenson Construction

Mosser Construction Inc.

Murray Co.

Novak Construction

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

Paric Corp.

Peak Construction Corp.

Pepper Construction Group

Poettker Construction Co.

Power Construction Co.

Ringland-Johnson Inc.

Robinson Mechanical Contractors, dba Robinson Construction Co.

Ryan Cos. U.S. Inc.

Shiel Sexton Co. Inc.


Skender Construction

S.M. Wilson & Co.

Spence Brothers

Stenstrom Cos.

Summit Design + Build

Superior Construction Co. Inc.

The Boldt Co.

The Douglas Co.

The George Sollitt Construction Co.

The Korte Co.

The Whiting-Turner Contracting Co.

Tri-North Builders Inc.

Turner Construction Co



Walsh Construction Co.

Weis Builders Inc.

Wight & Co.