ENR Mountain States is busy finalizing the rankings for our annual top general contractors of 2021. These lists are based on 2020 revenues for work on projects located in the Mountain States region (Utah, Colorado, Wyoming, Montana, Idaho and North and South Dakota), as reported to us by the firms themselves.

Early results show that revenues last year for the region’s contractors were up in most areas, especially for firms located in Salt Lake City, Boise and Denver that have big commercial and infrastructure work underway.

The following are the current contenders for the top positions in this year’s GC rankings in both parts of the region.

First, the top 20 in Colorado and Wyoming and the Dakotas, presented in random (not ranked) order. Note that this working list could change as our research progresses toward publication of the final rankings in our August issue.

The current Top 20 firms (in random order) are: Brinkman Construction, Bryan Construction Inc., Kraemer North America LLC, Mortenson Construction, Hensel Phelps Construction, JE Dunn Construction, GE Johnson Construction, GH Phipps Construction Cos., Saunders Construction, Adolfson & Peterson Construction, Kiewit Corp., Shaw Construction, Swinerton Builders, Haselden Construction, Holder Construction, Turner Construction, Brinkmann Constructors, RC Andersen LLC, Milender White, JHL Constructors.

The top 20 (non-ranked, random-order only) firms in the Intermountain area (Utah, Idaho and Montana) for 2020 include: Big-D Construction, Engineered Structures Inc. (ESI), Dennis Group, Hughes General Contractors Inc., Jacobsen Construction, Okland Construction, McCarthy Building Cos., Capra Group, Layton Construction, R&O Construction, Sletten Cos., Staker Parson Cos., Westland Construction, Holder Construction, Arco Construction Cos., Kiewit Corp., Austin Industries, McAlvain Construction, HITT Contracting, Sundt Construction.

Remember, the firms are not presented here in ranked order. These contractors are the most likely firms in the region—of those who have submitted their revenue totals—to make our final cut, but this list is not yet final.

After further research, we also will announce our contractors of the year for the region, so stay tuned.