The 50 companies represented in Masonry Construction magazine’s first annual "Top Contractors" listing combined for slightly more than $1 billion in masonry revenue in 2001. A little over 70 percent of this work was done in the commercial/industrial/institutional market. The repair/renovation/restoration market accounted for about 14 percent of the total, and the residential segment made up about 12 percent.

The list includes two national contractors – The Western Group and Dee Brown – and eight general contractors doing masonry work. The Top 10 includes two companies from St. Louis and Dallas/Fort Worth. Florida and Wisconsin each have five contractors on the list.