According to data from McGraw Hill Construction, 2013 was a bit of a mixed bag for Southeast construction firms. Florida's overall new contracts total increased by 13%, but the nonresidential category was flat, for instance. At the same time, Georgia's residential and nonresidential sectors both scored double-digit percentage increases, but failed to lift the state's overall total into positive territory due to a major slide in the nonbuilding category. 
Even so, industry sentiment appeared to improve last year, with a positive vibe growing more commonplace than in recent years. And the results from ENR Southeast's annual Top Contractors survey provides some insight behind the improved outlook.
First, there was a slight increase in the number of firms reporting revenue, with 118 firms participating in the survey, up from last year's 110. But more significantly, there was a sizeable revenue gain overall. 
Altogether, contracting firms participating in the Southeast Top Contractors survey reported roughly $19.9 billion in revenue from the four-state region. That equates to an approximate $2.6-billion gain over last year's collective total of $17.3 billion.
Two other statistics help illustrate the region's reviving fortunes. Revenue among the ranking's top 10 firms equaled roughly $7.1 billion for this year's ranking, versus the nearly $6.5 billion earned by the 10 highest-ranked contractors in last year's list. At the same time, the "average" Southeast revenue total climbed back up to $169 million.
ENR Southeast will have plenty of additional analysis and perspective in our July 2014 print edition, which will feature our annual Top Contractors Ranking. Until then, here's an alphabetical list of the Southeast firms that participated in our survey.
Adolfson & Peterson Construction
Albu & Associates, Inc.
Alston Construction (formely Panattoni Construction)
Archer Western Contractors
Astaldi Construction Corporation
Auld & White Constructors, LLC
Austin Industries
Balfour Beatty US
Barnhill Contracting Company
Barton Malow Company
Batson-Cook Company
Bilfinger Industrial Services Inc.
Blythe Development Co.
Brasfield & Gorrie, LLC
Carroll Daniel Construction Co.
Catamount Constructors, Inc.
CB Constructors, Inc.
CB Structures, Inc.
Charles Perry Partners, Inc.
China Construction America, Inc.
Choate Construction Company
Clark Construction Group LLC
Coastal Construction Group
Creative Builders, Inc.
DeAngelis Diamond Construction, Inc.
DPR Construction
Duffey Southeast, Inc.
Duke Construction
Edifice, Inc.
Elkins Constructors, Inc.
FaverGray Company
Flournoy Construction Company, LLC
Fulcrum Construction
Garney Construction
Gilbane Building Company
Gray Construction
Hawkins Construction, Inc.
Hendrick Construction, Inc.
Hennessy Construction Services
Hensel Phelps
HITT Contracting Inc.
Hoar Construction,LLC
Holder Construction Company
Hunt Construction Group, Inc.
JE Dunn Construction Group
Johnson-Laux Construction
Juneau Construction Company, LLC
JWR Construction Services, Inc.
Kajima Building & Design Group, Inc.
Kiewit Corporation
KMD ConstructionLLC
Landmark Construction Company
Lane Industries Incorporated
LeChase Construction Services, LLC
Lend Lease
Link Construction Group, Inc.
M. B. Kahn Construction Co., Inc.
M. J. Harris Construction Services, LLC
Mainstream Construction Group, Inc.
Manhattan Construction Group
McCarthy Building Companies, Inc.
Messer Construction Co.
Myers & Chapman, Inc.
New South Construction Company
O'Neal, Inc.
Odebrecht Construction, Inc.
PC Construction Company
PCL Construction Enterprises, Inc.
Performance Contractors, Inc.
Pinkerton & Laws
Plaza Construction
Primus Builders, Inc.
Prince Contracting, LLC
R. W. Allen, LLC
RA-LIN and Associates, Inc.
Renfroe Construction Co.,LLc
Robins & Morton
Rodgers Builders, Inc.
Roger B. Kennedy, Inc.
RQ Construction
Samet Corporation
SEMA Construction, Inc.
Skanska USA Inc.
Southside Constructors, Inc.
Suffolk Construction Company, Inc.
Summit Contracting Group, Inc.
Superior Construction Company Southeast, LLC
T&G Constructors
The Beck Group
The Conlan Company
The Douglas Company Orlando
The Harper Corporation - General Contractors
The Hubbard Group, Inc.
The Whiting-Turner Contracting Company
The Wieland-Davco Corporation
The Yates Companies, Inc.
Thomas Construction Group, LLC
THS Constructors Inc
TLC Diversifeid, Inc.
Turner Construction Company
ValleyCrest Landscape Companies
Van Winkle Construction
W. H. Bass, Incorporated
W. M. Jordan Company
Walker & Company, Inc.
Wharton-Smith, Inc.
Willis A. Smith Construction, Inc.
Winter Park Construction
Zachry Holdings, Inc.