Across the country, contractors are reporting continuing strength in U.S. construction markets, as noted by ENR’s recently published Top 400 Contractors ranking.

In 2017, “The domestic market was one of strong, steady growth for large contractors,” ENR’s Gary Tulacz reported. While the Top 400 reports firms’ worldwide revenue grew by 2.1%, Tulacz said the domestic construction economy marked “the real story” of 2017.

“Contracting revenue from U.S. projects rose a healthy 4.9%,” Tulacz wrote. That rate was down compared to the past two years, which posted gains of 9.4% and 9.5%, respectively. When compared to the 18.4% decline that Top 400 firms reported from projects located outside the U.S., though, 2017’s growth rate looks pretty solid.

Preliminary results from ENR Southeast’s own Top Contractors survey indicate similar growth in 2017 contracting revenue from the region that includes Alabama, Florida, Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee and Puerto Rico. In this latest survey, contractors working in the Southeast collectively reported approximately $36.7 billion in revenue. That’s up about 8.5% compared to the previous year’s survey, where firms reported roughly $33.8 billion in revenue. (The revenue numbers listed here may change by the time of the ranking’s June 25 print publication date.)

How long the expansion continues is up for debate, though. Contractors, as is their tendency, are remaining optimistic that the good times can continue for a while longer, Tulacz writes about this year’s Top 400 Contractors. But time will tell.

Though the deadline for ENR Southeast’s Top Contractors survey has passed, it remains open for firms that would like to participate. Currently, ENR Southeast estimates the depth of this year’s Top Contractors ranking at about 120 firms.

Below, as a preview of this year’s ranking—which publishes in ENR Southeast's June 25th print edition—we're including a list of the "Top 100" firms, in alphabeticall order. (The final top 100 may change due to ENR Southeast receiving additional surveys.)

Ajax Building Corporation
Alston Construction
Archer Western Contractors
Auld & White Constructors, LLC
Austin Commercial
Balfour Beatty US
Barnhill Contracting Company
Barton Malow Company
Batson-Cook Company
BL Harbert International
Blythe Development Co.
Brasfield & Gorrie, L.L.C.
Carroll Daniel Construction Co.
Catamount Constructors, Inc
Charles Perry Partners, Inc. (CPPI)
Choate Construction Company
Clancy & Theys Construction Company
Clark Group
Coastal Construction Group
Concorde Construction Company
CORE Construction Group
Creative Contractors
Current Builders Construction Services, Inc.
D.F. Chase, Inc.
Doster Construction Company, Inc.
DPR Construction
Duke Construction
EMJ Corporation
Ferrovial Agroman US Corp.
Flatiron Construction Corp.
Garney Holding Company
Gilbane Building Company
GLF Construction Corporation
Gray Construction
Hawkins Construction, Inc.
Hensel Phelps
HITT Contracting
Hoar Construction, LLC
Holder Construction Company
James R. Vannoy & Sons Construction Company, Inc.
JE Dunn Construction Group
Juneau Construction Company
Kajima Building & Design Group, Inc.
KAST Construction Company, LLC
Kaufman Lynn Construction
Kiewit Corporation
LandSouth Construction
Lane Industries Incorporated
Layton Construction Company, LLC
LeChase Construction Services, LLC
Link Construction Group, Inc.
M. B. Kahn Construction Co., Inc.
M. J. Harris Construction Services, LLC
Manhattan Construction Group
Manson Construction Co.
McCarthy Building Companies
McShane Construction Company
Messer Construction Co.
Myers & Chapman, Inc.
New South Construction Company
Parrish Construction Group, Inc
PCL Construction Enterprises, Inc.
Pinkerton & Laws
Primoris Services Corporation
Primus Builders, Inc.
RA-LIN and Associates, Inc
Robins & Morton
Rodgers Builders, Inc.
Ryan Companies US, Inc.
S. T. Wooten Corporation
Samet Corporation
SEMA Construction, Inc.
Shelco, LLC
Shiel Sexton Company, Inc.
Skanska USA
Suffolk Construction Company, Inc (dba Suffolk)
Summit Contracting Group, Inc.
Superior Construction Company Southeast
The Beck Group
The Conlan Company
The Harper Corp General Contractors
The Hubbard Group, Inc.
The Middlesex Companies
The Whiting-Turner Contracting Company
The Winter Construction Company
The Yates Companies, Inc.
Thomas Construction Group LLC
Turner Construction Company
W. M. Jordan Company
Wharton-Smith, Inc.
Zachry Group