With the recent publication of ENR Southeast’s Top Design Firms ranking, we delivered the news that the region’s architectural and engineering firms collectively reported positive financial growth in 2020, with collective revenue rising to $7.3 billion, up from $6.8 billion. Additionally, in some cases, even if revenue remained flat, profits rose, as one executive told ENR Southeast.

The news is not as positive for Southeast contractors.

To date, more than 100 contractors have submitted a Southeast survey by our initial deadline of April 30. Based upon an initial review of surveys submitted to ENR Southeast, it’s clear that contractors experienced a tough time during the pandemic year of 2020. For example, a look at the 2020 revenue totals reported by about a dozen prominent firms revealed a collective 7.4% drop in Southeast revenue, with declines outnumbering gains by a 2:1 margin.

Considering that many Southeast contractors felt slightly or even exceedingly positive about their prospects going into 2020, such a decline offers strong evidence of how quickly market fortunes turned.

At the same time, though, some contractors reported gains, sometimes notably so. We’ll reveal more details, and provide additional insights and analysis when ENR Southeast publishes its annual Top Contractors ranking in the June 28 print edition.

Top Contractors Survey Deadline Extended to May 14
If your Southeast construction firm hasn’t yet participated, the survey remains open, as all of ENR’s Regional Editions have extended their Top Contractors survey deadlines to May 14.

With that in mind, if your firm works as a general contractor or construction manager in the states of Alabama, Florida, Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee or in Puerto Rico, we invite you to participate in the online survey, located here.

For now, here’s a quick look at this year’s 100-plus Southeast Top Contractors respondents to date. An important note, however: Because of space limitations for ENR Southeast’s print edition, it’s possible that firms listed here may not be included in the final print ranking as a result of their revenue totals.

Archer Western
ARCO Construction Companies
Aristeo Construction Company
Austin Industries
Balfour Beatty US
Barton Malow Holdings LLC
BL Harbert International
Bordeaux Construction Company, Inc.
Brasfield & Gorrie, L.L.C.
Burns & McDonnell
Cardella Construction Company, LLC
Carroll Daniel Construction Co.
Catamount Constructors, Inc.
CF Evans Construction
Clancy & Theys Construction
Clark Group
Concorde Construction Co.
CORE Construction Group
Creative Contractors, Inc.
Current Builders, Inc.
Dennis Group
Doster Construction Company, Inc.
DPR Construction
Duke Construction
Evans General Contractors, LLC
Flatiron Construction Inc.
Frampton Construction Company, LLC
Frank L. Blum Construction Company
Garney Holding Company
Gilbane Building Company
Gray Construction, Inc.
Harper General Contractors
Hensel Phelps Construction Co.
HITT Contracting
Hoar Construction, LLC
Holder Construction
IPS-Integrated Project Services, LLC
J.M. Thompson Co.
James R. Vannoy & Sons Construction Company, Inc.
JE Dunn Construction Group
Juneau Construction Company
KAST Construction Company, LLC
Kaufman Lynn Construction
Kiewit Corporation
LandSouth Construction
LEAD Engineering Contractors
LeChase Construction Services, LLC
M.B. Kahn Construction Co., Inc.
Manhattan Construction Group
McCarthy Building Companies
McShane Construction Company
Messer Construction Co.
Monteith Construction
NEI General Contracting
New South Construction Company
NV2A Group, LLC
O'Neil Industries, Inc./Southland Constructors, Inc.
Orion Marine Construction, Inc.
PC Construction Company
PCL Construction Enterprises, Inc.
Phillips & Jordan
Pinkerton & Laws
Poettker Construction Company
Primus Builders, Inc.
RA-LIN and Associates, Inc.
Rabren General Contractors, LP
Robins & Morton
Robinson Construction Company
Rodgers Builders, Inc.
Roger B. Kennedy Construction
Ruby-Collins, Inc.
Ryan Companies US, Inc.
Samet Corporation
SEMA Construction, Inc.
Shawmut Design and Construction
Shiel Sexton Company, Inc.
Shimizu North America LLC
Strack, Incorporated
Suffolk Construction Company Inc
Summit Contracting Group, Inc.
Summit Design + Build, LLC
The Beck Group
The Cianbro Companies
The Conlan Company
The Middlesex Companies
The Whiting-Turner Contracting Company
The Yates Companies, Inc.
Verdex Construction, LLC
Vericon Construction Company
W. M. Jordan Company
Wharton-Smith, Inc.
Zachry Group