ENR Southwest is busy finalizing the rankings for our annual top general contractors of 2021. The list is based on 2020 revenues for firms with permanent offices in Arizona, Nevada or New Mexico, as reported to us by the firms themselves.

It is based on work done within the region, not worldwide. Early results show that revenues last year for general contractors were down in most parts of the region, as predicted during a pandemic year.

Here are the current top 20 firms in the Southwest, presented in random (not ranked) order. Note that this working list could change as our research progresses toward publication of the rankings in our June issue, and some of these firms might not make the final list, while others are included:

Sundt Construction Inc., The PENTA Building Group, Holder Construction, McCarthy Building Cos., Layton Construction, Mortenson, Martin-Harris Construction, Kiewit Corp., CORE Construction Group, Okland Corp., Kitchell Corp., DPR Construction, Ryan Cos. US Inc., AECOM Hunt, Chanen Construction Co. Inc., Haydon Building Corp., Hensel Phelps, The Jaynes Cos., Bradbury Stamm Construction Inc., Wespac Construction Inc.

Again, the above firms are not presented in ranked order. These contractors are the most likely firms in the region—from those who have submitted their revenue totals—to make our final cut, but the list is not yet complete.

After further research, we also will announce our 2021 Contractor of the Year for the region, so stay tuned.