50 Largest general contractors in the United States

50 Largest general contractors in the United States

In America’s massive and highly competitive construction industry, a few general contractors have managed to rise to the top. Keep reading as we explore the 50 largest general contractors in the U.S., according to data from Engineering News Record.

50 Largest general contractors in the U.S.

CompanyAnnual revenue (USD unless otherwise noted)
The DOW Chemical Company$43,000,000,000
Turner Corp$14,664,100,000
AECOM$9,880,500,000
Whiting-Turner$9,828,000,000
Structure Tone$7,888,000,000
Skanska$7,255,800,000
PCL Construction$6,321,200,000
Gilbane Building Company$6,206,600,000
Clark Construction Group$6,058,500,000
DPR Construction$6,015,500,000
Hensel Phelps$5,729,400,000
Tutor Perini$5,548,600,000
Mortenson$5,032,400,000
The Walsh Group Ltd.$4,959,500,000
Balfour Beatty Construction$4,896,700,000
Swinerton Builders$4,612,000,000
McCarthy Building Companies$4,586,700,000
JE Dunn Construction Co.$4,256,400,000
Brasfield & Gorrie$3,802,800,000
Suffolk Construction Company$3,667,300,000
AECOM Tishman$3,440,200,000
Clayco Inc.$3,250,000,000
Lendlease$3,238,900,000
Granite Construction$2,900,000,000
W.G Yates Construction$2,758,200,000
Alberici Constructors$2,573,500,000
Ashland Construction$3,347,207,304
HITT Contracting$2,428,100,000
KBR Inc$2,309,000,000
ARCO Construction Company, Inc.$2,253,600,000
Hoffman Construction Company$2,153,000,000
Webcor$2,126,700,000
Hathaway Dinwiddie Construction Company$2,041,000,000
Ryan Companies$2,017,000,000
Manhattan Construction$1,939,500,000
Devcon Construction$1,910,000,000
Barton Malow$1,900,000,000
Consigli Construction$1,777,000,000
The Sundt Companies Inc$1,730,900,000
Gray Construction$1,672,700,000
Shawmut Design & Construction$1,483,600,000
Harvey Cleary Builders$1,397,000,000
J.T. Magen & Company$1,379,300,000
Clune Construction Co.$1,327,000,000
Okland Construction Company Inc$1,319,800,000
The McShane Cos.$1,302,700,000
Neighbors Construction$1,300,000,000
Crossland Construction$1,284,000,000
The Conlan Company$1,263,600,000
Alston Construction$1,262,000,000

A closer look at the 10 largest general contractors in the U.S.

Now that you’ve seen the full list, let’s take a closer look at the 10 largest companies on it.

1. The DOW Chemical Company

With annual revenues exceeding $43 billion, The DOW Chemical Company is nothing short of a behemoth. In fact, its revenue nearly triples that of the second-largest firm on this list.

The DOW Chemical Company’s provenance is as impressive as its balance sheet; the company has been in business since 1897. It’s among the three biggest chemical companies on earth, employing more than 54,000 people according to a recent SEC filing.

The DOW Chemical Company’s awards include:

2. Turner Construction

Turner Construction is a global general contracting firm that completes $12 billion worth of construction projects annually and employs 10,000 workers.

It provides general contracting services in a variety of sectors, including:

  • aviation
  • commercial
  • data center
  • healthcare
  • infrastructure
  • pharmaceutical
  • residential
  • hospitality

In 2020, Turner was named Company of the Year by Construction Dive.

3. AECOM

AECOM is a multinational general contracting company headquartered in Los Angeles. Its services include:

  • architectural design
  • construction project management
  • engineering
  • environmental contracting
  • infrastructure planning

AECOM’s annual revenue topped $9.8 billion according to Engineering News-Record’s latest data. The company’s awards include:

  • a 100% rating on the Corporate Equality Index / Best Places to Work for LGBT Equality (presented by the Human Rights Campaign Foundation)
  • World’s Most Admired Companies (presented by Fortune Magazine)
  • Top 100 Military Spouse Friendly Employers (presented by G.I. Jobs Magazine)

Visit this page to see AECOM’s full list of recent awards.

4. The Whiting-Turner Contracting Company

The Whiting-Turner Contracting Company is a Baltimore, Maryland-based general contractor founedd in 1909. Engineering News-Record’s most recent data for the Whiting-Turner Contracting Company reveals annual revenues of $9.82 billion.

According to Forbes, the company employs 4,090 workers.

5. Structure Tone

Structure Tone is a group of companies that includes:

  • Abbott Construction
  • Ajax
  • LF Driscoll
  • Govan Brown
  • Layton Construction

Structure Tone services an equally impressive range of sectors, including:

  • financial
  • industrial
  • corrections
  • multi-unit residential
  • hospitality

In 2021, Structure Tone received a number of awards, including the Excellence in Construction, Institutional ($10M-$25M) award from the City of Venice Public Safety. Read more about the company’s accolades here.

6. Skanska

Skanska is a Stockholm-based general contractor with its U.S. headquarters in New Jersey. The firm was founded in 1887, making it easily among the oldest companies on this list of largest general contractors in the U.S.

Skanska works on projects in a variety of sectors, including:

  • transportation
  • residential
  • healthcare
  • logistics
  • commercial
  • research
  • roads

Skanska’s awards in recent years have included:

  • Considerable Constructors Scheme Award
  • Envision Platinum Certification (for the LaGuardia Terminal B Redevelopment)
  • Ground Engineering Award for Technical Excellence
  • RoSPA President’s Award

Learn more here.

7. PCL Construction

PCL Construction is a group of general contracting firms based in several regions around the world, including Canada and the United States. The sectors it serves include:

  • agriculture
  • food and beverage
  • civic
  • engineering
  • aviation
  • data centers
  • education
  • healthcare
  • manufacturing
  • renewable energy

PCL Construction has been in business since 1906 and prides itself on being capable of handling both large and small projects. There’s nothing small about its revenue, though – $6.3 billion annual, according to Engineering News-Record’s latest data.

8. Gilbane Building Company 

Gilbane Building Company is among the largest family-owned general contracting firms in the world. Based in Providence, Rhode Island, it employs more than 2,700 people and pulled in an estimated revenue of $6.2 billion according to Engineering News-Record’s latest data.

The company was founded in 1870 and offers many services, including:

  • preconstruction
  • construction
  • building information modeling
  • facility management
  • environmental services
  • design-build
  • disaster response

9. Clark Construction Group

Clark Construction Group is a general contracting firm headquartered in Bethesda, Maryland and founded in 1906. According to Engineering News-Record, the firm’s annual revenue hovers around the $6 billion mark.

Clark Construction Group services several sectors, including:

  • aviation
  • office
  • education
  • government
  • healthcare
  • mass transportation
  • military
  • residential

Clark Construction Group’s recent awards include:

  • AGC of California Constructor Builder Over $200 Million (for the Chase Center project)
  • 2020 ENR Best of the Best Award for Best Government/Public Bulding Project (for the Long Beach Civic Center project)
  • 2020 ENR Best of the Best Award for Best Sports/Entertainment Project (for the Chase Center project)
  • 2021 Chicago Building Congress Merit Award for Best Commercial cOnstruction Over $50 Million (for the 110 North Wacker project)

Learn more about Clark Construction Group’s awards here.

10. DPR Construction

Last but certainly not least on our list of the largest general contractors in the U.S., we have DPR Construction. The firm was founded in 1990 in Redwood City, California and pulled in annual revenues of roughly $6 billion according to Engineering News-Record’s latest data.

The company’s core sectors include:

  • healthcare
  • higher education
  • manufacturing 
  • mission critical
  • research and development
  • hospitality

DPR’s recent awards include:

  • ranking #3 on Engineering News-Record’s list of top industrial contractors
  • ranking #3 in Engineering News-Record’s list of top telecommunications contractors
  • ranking #11 in Engineering News-Record’s list of top domestic building/manufacturing contractors

Click here to learn more about DPR Construction’s recent accolades.

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Brandon-Richard Austin

Brandon-Richard Austin is a writer and content strategist focused on the construction sector. He’s passionate about educating readers on construction management techniques and best practices.

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