Construction - an overlooked yet highly important industry across the globe is essential to the world functioning as a whole. From houses to offices, college or school buildings, hospitals and everything else, construction is an essential aspect of them all. In the United States, construction accounts for $1.3 Billion of revenue every year.
In this article, we’re taking a look at general contractors as an essential aspect of the construction industry.
With over 10,000 employees on average and more than 1,500 domestic projects annually, Turner Construction is one of the largest general contractors in the country.
The highlight of their work can be seen in Madison Square Garden, New York; Anaheim Convention Center, California and more.
With a revenue turnover of $15.28 Billion in 2019 and more than 75% of clients offering incredible reviews, it can be said that Turner Construction is one of the best in the United States to work with.
Headquartered in Los Angeles, California, AECOM is surprisingly a fairly new organization when it comes to the duration of existence. Founded in 1990, AECOM is considerably and obviously focused on concepts like clean energy and brings a lot of modernity to the table when talking about designs and architectural engineering.
With an employee count of over 87,000, AECOM is essentially the largest general contractor in this list. The highlight of their work so far can be seen in One World Trade Center, New York; One Vanderbilt Avenue, New York and the Mercedes-Benz Stadium, Georgia.
Specialising in Oil, gas, infrastructure and power, Fluor has been a major contributor to redeveloping damages and rebuilding infrastructure after Hurricane Katrina devastated the country. Initially founded in Santa Ana, California, in 1912, the corporation moved its headquarters to Irving, Texas in 2005.
With over 53,000 employees, Fluor corporation turned a revenue of $14.3 Billion in 2019.
Founded more than a century ago in Reston, Virginia, Bechtel is by far the largest corporation when scaled on the metric of revenue and maximum number of projects. While Bechtel specializes in construction, engineering and project management, it also runs other divisions in the oil, Gas, Mining and Material, Nuclear and other similar industries.
With over 55, 000 employees, Bechtel stood at a revenue of $21.8 Billion in 2019. Their work is highlighted in the Western Hoover Dam, Denver and the London City Airport, UK.
PCL Construction created an enormous record of working on 264 projects in the year 2019 alone. With the annual revenue of $9.7 Billion in 2019, the company employs over 14,000 people with its American headquarters in Denver, Colorado. Specializing in civil infrastructure, heavy industrial and building marketts, and residential construction to wastewater treatment plants, the highlights of their work can be found in Staples Centre, California.
Skanska USA Building Inc.
The American division of the Swedish company Skanska is headquartered in New Jersey and employs close to 34,000 people, 10,000 of which work within the United States. The company’s forte is to work in public-private and commercial properties. Some of the highlights of their work are the University of Cincinnati Fifth Third Arena, Ohio and The Alamo Colleges, Texas.
STO Building Group
Previously known as the Structure Tone Organization, STO holds their forte in site section analysis, aesthetic enhancements, infrastructure modernization, design review and more.
With an annual revenue of $ 7.8 Billion in 2019, STO is headquartered in New York City and displays their best work in places like the Urban Glass House, New York and 3535 Market Street, Pennsylvania.
Majorly designed for places like Advanced technology fields, healthcare, higher education, and other commercial markets, DPR specializes in technical, complex and sustainable projects. Having designed and constructed award winning masterpieces like Facebook Forest City Data Center, North Carolina and National Audio-Visual Conservation Center at the Library of Congress, Virginia, DPR is based out of Redwood City, California and holds a revenue income of $6 Billion annually as of 2019.
A very unique family-owned business, Mortenson specialises in Aviation, Data Centers, Civil Construction, Healthcare Facilities, Higher Education and more. With a small company size for now, Mortenson employs about 2,700 people having its headquarters in Minneapolis, Minnesota, with a total revenue of $5 Billion..
A widely spread organization across the United States, the Walsh group has offices in 19 locations from Massachusetts to California employing over 8,000 people. They work in construction management with their main focus towards infrastructure and industrial power.
Two of their most significant projects have been - Ohio River Bridges, Kentucky and I-540 Western Wake Freeway, North Carolina.
What started as a local construction company in 1937 in the city of Greeley, Colorado, Hensel Phelps construction now employs nearly 3,000 people with their offices in approximately 21 locations across the United States. The company works in general construction, real estate development and facilities management. One of their most important projects has been the Powertrain Facilities and Central Energy Plant, Texas.
Finally, Clark Construction Group was founded in 1906 and has now reached national reach with about 4,200 employees across the country. They work with a wide spectrum of projects and have mastered aviation and government projects.
Some of their most significant highlights were at the Los Angeles City Hall, California; Walter Reed National Military Medical Centre, Maryland.They currently hold an annual turnover of over $6 Billion as of 2019.
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