Revenue continued on its upward spiral based on the information from the 75 companies participating in MASONRY CONSTRUCTION's 6th annual “Top Contractors” survey article. Masonry revenue from the respondents totaled $1.352 billion, or $175 million more than last year's list.
Volume from the commercial/industrial/institutional markets accounted for 65.8% of the total ($889.2 million). Over 90% of the respondents participated in this type of work, with 21 firms operating exclusively in this area. Sun Valley Masonry, Phoenix, Ariz., Pyramid Masonry Contractors, Decatur, Ga., and Caretti Inc., Camp Hill, Pa., were the three largest contractors in this category.
Residential business dropped very slightly percentage wise from last year, accounting for 20.2% of the total ($273.4 million). About 40% of the replying contractors perform this type of work, with three doing only residential masonry. McGee Brothers, Monroe, N.C., Griffin Masonry, Charlotte, N.C., and Pompano Masonry, Pompano Beach, Fla., were the volume leaders in this area.
Repair/renovation/restoration (RRR) accounted for 14% of the total ($189.4 million). This percentage has remained essentially the same for all six surveys. About half the contractors work in one of these areas, with just one an exclusive RRR business. Western Construction Group, St. Louis, Mo., Mid-Continental Restoration, Fort Smith, Kan., and P.J. Spillane, Everett, Mass., were the biggest RRR contractors.
McGee Brothers has held the #1 ranking in each year of the survey. The company's masonry revenue of $127 million is a very slight drop from last year, but total company business was up a substantial $24 million. Sun Valley Masonry and Western Construction Group round out the top three, as they did last year, although they did switch positions.
Two companies joined the list this year as members of the Top 10: Caretti Inc. as #7 and Northland Concrete & Masonry, Burnsville, Minn., as #9. Pompano Masonry more than doubled its 2005 volume and moved up five spots to #4. Brazos Masonry, Waco, Texas, also had a strong 2006, climbing 13 spots to #12. Old North State Masonry, Matthews, N.C., has had back-to-back strong years, jumping 24 places to #35 since the 2004 rankings.
Two general contractors with a strong masonry presence appeared for the first time, with L.F. Jennings, Falls Church, Va., ranking #13, and The Hagerman Group, Indianapolis, Ind., ranking #14. J.E. Dunn Construction, Kansas City, Mo., is the largest company appearing on this list with a total revenue of $2.562 billion ($19 million masonry).
To see the complete list of top contractors (PDF), click here.
The information presented in the table is based on survey forms completed by our readers. The form appeared in several issues of MASONRY CONSTRUCTION magazine. Mail, fax, and e-mail solicitation were also used to gather the data.
The list is not intended to be a definitive statement of the country's top revenue-producing masonry contractors. It only encompasses those firms that voluntarily participated in the project.
If you would like to appear in next year's article, please contact Deputy Editor Ron Holzhauer at 773-824-2491 email@example.com.
Read past Top Contractors articles and lists here.