The construction industry is cyclical, riding the ups and downs of economic trends. When 2020 began, the industry was on the upswing. Many large contractors were confident that they could ride out any possible downturn that may come along, using large backlogs to get them through possible future tough times.
But the current COVID-19 pandemic is unlike anything the industry has experienced in generations. There was no warning, and rather than a tapering off of markets from economic troubles or even natural or man-made disasters, the epidemic hit hard and fast, leaving a heretofore healthy industry in chaos.
The table below shows only rankings and firm name. For complete data from the Top 400 Contractors list see the following links.
Current Top 400 Contractors Story:
ENR 2020 Top 400: Coping With COVID-19 Chaos
Companies are ranked by construction revenue in 2019 in ($) millions. Those with subsidiaries (†) are listed by company rank, which may be found on the ENR website at www.ENR.com. Firms not ranked last year are designated as **. Some markets may not add up to 100% due to omission of the “other” miscellaneous market category. NA = “not available.”
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|RANK 2020||RANK 2019||FIRM|
|1||1||BECHTEL, Reston, Va.†|
|2||3||THE TURNER CORP., New York, N.Y.|
|3||4||AECOM, Los Angeles, Calif.|
|4||5||THE WHITING-TURNER CONTRACTING CO., Baltimore, Md.|
|5||6||KIEWIT CORP., Omaha, Neb.†|
|6||9||MCDERMOTT INTERNATIONAL, Houston, Texas†|
|7||14||STO BUILDING GROUP INC., New York, N.Y.†|
|8||7||SKANSKA USA, New York, N.Y.†|
|9||8||PCL CONSTRUCTION, Denver, Colo.†|
|10||11||GILBANE BUILDING CO., Providence, R.I.†|
|11||13||CLARK GROUP, Bethesda, Md.†|
|12||10||DPR CONSTRUCTION, Redwood City, Calif.|
|13||15||HENSEL PHELPS, Greeley, Colo.|
|14||12||TUTOR PERINI CORP., Sylmar, Calif.†|
|15||16||MORTENSON, Minneapolis, Minn.†|
|16||18||THE WALSH GROUP, Chicago, Ill.|
|17||17||BALFOUR BEATTY US, Dallas, Texas†|
|18||20||SWINERTON, San Francisco, Calif.|
|19||21||MCCARTHY HOLDINGS INC., St. Louis, Mo.†|
|20||26||HOLDER CONSTRUCTION, Atlanta, Ga.|