From an early look at revenue data from our annual Top Specialty Contractors survey, Southeast firms are (mostly) starting to see further positive movement. The survey, as most readers know, is conducted to produce our annual Top Specialty Contractors rankings, which will publish this September.

In short, the numbers are starting to look better for many, but not all, specialty contractors working in the four-state region of Florida, Georgia and the Carolinas.

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Tri-City Electrical Contractors was named last year's Specialty Contractor of the Year. What firm will earn that recognition this year? (Photo by John Randle/Randle Communications)

Partly because one of last year's top-5 firms did not participate in this year's survey, the cumulative overall revenue number reported by this year's survey respondents fell. For instance, this year's cumulative revenue totaled right at $5 billion, which is a shade lower from last year's survey total of $5.17 billion.

A closer look at the firm-by-firm numbers reveals more positive news, though. Looking at the coming ranking's top 50-ranked firms, 43 participated in last year's survey. Of those 43 repeat respondents, 34 reported increased revenues, while 9 saw declines.

Also, collectively, those 43 repeat respondents reported nearly $4.16 billion in 2014, the year covered by this most recent Top Specialty Contractors survey. That new total represents a more than $600 million collective gain for those firms, compared to what they reported a year ago.

ENR Southeast will have more analysis and insights from local specialty contractors in our Sept. 21, 2015 print edition. For now, here's a look at the 95 firms that will be included in this year's upcoming ranking, in alphabetical order.

Ace Electric, Inc.
Acousti Engineering Company of Florida
Action Electric Co., Inc.
APG Electric, Inc.
Area Glass, Inc
B & I Contractors, Inc
Baker Paint & Contracting Co., Inc.
Baker Roofing Company
BCH Mechanical, Inc.
Brooks-Berry-Haynie & Associates, Inc.
Builders Plus Inc.
Capform, Inc.
Case Atlantic Company
CB Structures, A Divions of Current Builders
Centerline Utilities, Inc.
Cherokee Enterprises, Inc. 
Cleveland Electric Company
Color Masters Painting, Inc.
Comfort Systems USA
ComNet Communications, LLC
Comprehensive Energy Services, Inc.
Crawford-Tracey Corp.
Cullum Mechanical Construction, Inc.
D. H. Griffin Wrecking Co., Inc.
Davco Electrical Contractors Corp.
Demolition & Asbestos Removal, Inc.
Dillon Pools, Inc.
Eldeco, Inc
Electric Services, Inc.
EMCOR Group, Inc.
Energy Air, Inc.
EnviRemed Construction
Faith Technologies, Inc.
Finfrock Industries, Inc.
Fisk Electric Company
FitzGerald & Sons Plumbing Company
Five Arrows Inc., DBA Service Painting Corp.
Fly & Form, Inc.
Gate Precast
Genesis Elevator Company
Goodman Decorating Co., Inc
Graydaze Contracting, Inc.
Gregory Electric Company, Inc.
H. R. Allen, Inc.
Hemma Concrete, Inc.
Hypower, Inc.
Inglett & Stubbs
Ion Electric LLC
Ivey Mechanical Company
J. Crompton Electric, Inc. 
Johnson-Davis Inc.
KHS&S Contractors
Latite Roofing and Sheet Metal LLC
masonry builders inc
Meisner Electric, INC.
Merit Electric Co. Inc.
Miller Electric Company
Mill-Rite Woodworking Company, Inc.
Nova Hotel Renovation & Construction, LLC
Ogeechee Steel, Inc.
PCC/ Percopo Coatings Company, LLC
Piedmont Mechanical Inc.
Power Design, Inc.
Precision Concrete Construction, Inc.
Precision Walls, Inc. 
Premier Stoneworks, LLC
Primus Builders, Inc., Panel Division
Principle Partners, Inc.
Quinco Electrical, Inc.
RD Masonry, Inc
S&S Painting and Waterproofing
Shields, Inc.
Specialty Finishes, Inc
Spectrum Contracting, Inc.
SteelFab, Inc.
Superior Rigging & Erecting Co., Inc
Sutter Roofing
Terry's Electric,Inc.
The Circle Group, LLC
The Plummer Painting Company
The Roberts Company
Thermal Concepts Inc.
Titus Construction Group 
Tri-City Electrical Contractors, Inc.
United Forming, Inc.
W. B. Guimarin & Company
W.S. Nielsen Company Inc.
Waldrop, Inc.
Wayne Brothers, Inc.
Wayne J. Griffin Electric, Inc.
White Electrical Construction Company
Windemuller Technical Services, Inc.
Window Interiors