Burn & McDonnell has been selected as ENR Northwest's Contractor of the Year for 2023. 

Last year, the firm's Pacific Northwest division recorded a 160% jump in regional revenue, capping a dramatic expansion effort in the region. Burns & McDonnell launched its first Northwest office in 2011, and over the past five years has opened two additional offices and expanded a third.

The company has leaned heavily on progressive design-build or open book EPC delivery methods since it allows clients to order long-lead equipment early and minimize cost and schedule risks on large capital projects. By developing strong relationships with key clients, the company has developed a substantial backlog of work, helping boost its bottom line.

One example is Bonneville Power Administration for whom Burns & McDonnell has handled several projects including a substation and interconnect in Maupin, Oregon; a substation and equipment upgrades for the Tri-Cities, Washington area as well as a site expansion and new equipment installation at the Jones Canyon Reactor in Gilliam County, Oregon.

Other clients include PacifiCorp, Portland General Electric and Port of Portland. 

To find out more about Burns & McDonnel and their work in the Pacific Northwest, check out the August 21 print issue of ENR California.