Over the past dozen-plus years of serving as editor of ENR Southeast's annual Top Contractors ranking—as well as our other "Top" lists—I've found one basic constant: the better the construction economy, the more firms want to participate and get ranked.

With that in mind, it's an encouraging sign that this year's Top Contractors ranking will be significantly deeper than last year. Set to publish July 8, this year's ranking will include 110 companies working in the Southeast, up from the 90 that were included last year.

An early review of the revenue numbers points to more encouraging signs. Collectively, these 110 firms reported nearly $17.3 billion in revenue from projects located in Florida, Georgia and the Carolinas. That's roughly $1 billion better than last year's total.

We'll have additional insights and perspective from Southeast contractors in the July 8 print version of the ranking. In fact, if you'd like to share your perspective on Southeast construction activity, you can either include your comments here, or else email me at Scott_Judy@mhfi.com. I hope you'll consider getting in touch! 

For now, here's an alphabetical listing of the "Top Contractors" you'll see ranked in our July edition. 

Adolfson & Peterson Construction
Ajax Building Corp.
Albu & Associates, Inc.
Archer Western Contractors, Ltd.
Astaldi Construction Corp.
Auld & White Constructors, LLC
Austin Industries
Balfour Beatty US
Barnhill Contracting Co.
Batson-Cook Co.
BIS Industrial Services, Inc.
Blythe Development Co.
Bowen & Watson, Inc.
Brasfield & Gorrie, LLC
Catamount Constructors, Inc.
Charles Perry Partners, Inc.
China Construction America
Choate Construction Co.
Clark Construction Group
Coastal Construction Group
Conlan Company, The
Creative Contractors Inc.
Current Builders Construction Services Inc.
D.H. Griffin Construction Co., LLC
DeAngelis Diamond Construction, Inc.
DLP Construction Co., Inc.
Douglas Company Orlando, The
DPR Construction
Duffey Southeast, Inc.
Duke Construction
Ed Taylor Construction Inc.
Edifice, Inc.
Elkins Constructors, Inc.
Encore Construction Group
Flournoy Construction Co., LLC
Garney Cos., Inc.
Gilbane Building Co.
Harper Corp. - General Contractors, The
Hathaway Construction Services, Inc.
Hawkins Construction, Inc.
Hendrick Construction, Inc.
Hennessy Construction Services
Hensel Phelps
Hoar Construction, LLC
Holder Construction Co.
Hunt Construction Group, Inc.
JE Dunn Construction Group
Johnson-Laux Construction
Juneau Construction Co., LLC
JWR Construction Services, Inc.
Kajima Building & Design Group, Inc.
Kaufman Lynn Construction
Kiewit Corp.
Landmark Construction Co., Inc.
Lane Construction Corp., The
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 Cos., Inc.
Middlesex Cos., The
Myers & Chapman, Inc.
New South Construction Co., Inc.
O'Neal, Inc.
Odebrecht Construction, Inc.
Ordner Construction Co. Inc
Panattoni Construction, Inc
Parrish Construction Group
PCL Construction Enterprises, Inc.
Pinkerton & Laws
Prince Contracting, LLC
R. C. Stevens Construction Co.
Rizzani de Eccher USA, Inc.
Robins & Morton
Rodgers Builders, Inc.
RQ Construction, LLC
S.T. Wooten Corp.
Samet Corp.
Schmid Construction, Inc.
SEMA Construction, Inc
Skanska USA Inc.
Suffolk Construction Co., Inc.
Summit Contracting Group, Inc.
Superior Construction Co. Southeast
Thomas Construction Group, LLC
THS Constructors Inc
TLC Diversified, Inc.
Traylor Bros., Inc.
Turner Construction Co.
ValleyCrest Landscape Cos.
Van Winkle Construction
Walker & Company, Inc.
Wharton-Smith, Inc.
Whiting-Turner Contracting Co., The
Williams Industrial Services Group, LLC
Willis A. Smith Construction, Inc.
Wilson & Co., Inc.
Winter Construction Co., The
Yates Companies, Inc., The
Zachry Holdings Inc.