In America’s massive and highly competitive construction industry, a few general contractors have managed to rise to the top. Between the largest US general contractors, there’s serious competition to dominate the market and build for a better future.
As of 2022, the market size of the US construction industry has reached $1.36 trillion, and by 2025, it’s expected to grow at a CAGR of 2.2%. The biggest general contractors employ 7 million people across the nation. With this workforce, they create structures valued at an estimated $1.3 trillion every year.
Keep reading as we explore the 50 largest US general contractors according to the recent revenue reports from Engineering News-Record.
50 Largest US general contractors
|Company||Annual revenue (USD unless otherwise noted)|
|The Turner Corp.||$14,410,000,000|
|The Whiting-Turner Contracting Co.||$8,718,300,000|
|STO Building Group Inc.||$8,080,000,000|
|Tutor Perini Corp.||$6,614,700,000|
|Gilbane Building Co.||$6,404,600,000|
|The Walsh Group||$5,379,000,000|
|Balfour Beatty US||$5,075,800,000|
|McCarthy Holdings Inc.||$4,700,700,000|
|Je Dunn Construction Group||$4,062,300,000|
|Brasfield & Gorrie LLC||$3,967,200,000|
|Suffolk Construction Co. Inc.||$3,898,200,000|
|Ryan Cos. US Inc.||$3,351,000,000|
|The Yates Cos. Inc.||$2,653,000,000|
|HITT Contracting Inc.||$2,515,400,000|
|Arco Construction COS.||$2,447,400,000|
|Turner Industries Group LLC||$2,356,500,000|
|Ferrovial US Construction Corp.||$2,354,900,000|
|Barton Malow Holdings LLC||$2,336,500,000|
|Devcon Construction Inc.||$2,000,000,000|
|Hathaway Dinwiddie Construction Co.||$1,907,900,000|
|Burns & McDonnell||$1,871,900,000|
|The Conlan Company||$1,806,300,000|
|Infrastructure and Energy Alternatives Inc.||$1,752,900,000|
|Consigli Construction Co. Inc.||$1,742,000,000|
|David E. Harvey Builders Inc.||$1,731,000,000|
A closer look at the 10 largest general contractors in the US
Now that you’ve seen the full list, let’s take a closer look at the 10 largest general contractors on it.
1. Turner Construction
The largest contractor in the US is Turner Construction, with a revenue of $14 billion. It provides general contracting services in a variety of sectors, including:
- Data center
In 2020, Turner was named Company of the Year by Construction Dive.
Bechtel is one of the largest general contractors in the US, employing 10,000 workers and completing $12 billion worth of construction projects annually. It has completed more than 25,000 projects around the world since 1898.
With the mission of protecting the environment and helping to build a better world, Bechtel has placed emphasis on improving the resiliency of the world’s infrastructure, creating opportunities, and connecting communities to core resources.
Along with making their engineering processes more sustainable and finding solutions for security and public health challenges, they also operate in transformational infrastructure, which focuses on:
- Digital communication networks
- Data centers
- Transportation, such as aviation, rail, roads
- Future cities
- Project financing
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3. Fluor Corporation
Fluor Corporation has been providing engineering, procurement, and construction services for more than 100 years, with world‑class expertise in solving client challenges. They have 41,000 employees that execute capital‑efficient projects.
In 2022, Fluor was ranked 259 on the Fortune 500 list of the largest American companies. According to Engineering News-Record, the firm’s annual revenue hovers around $11 billion.
4. Kiewit Corporation
Kiewit Corporation conducts their business with integrity, in adherence to ethics while ruling the construction and engineering industry since 1884. They represent an award-winning company with a loyal team and a vast pool of resources. The Kiewit corporation’s awards include:
- One of the Top 50 Best Workplaces by the Great Place to Work Institute Canada, 2011-2022
- No. 3 on Engineering News-Record’s list of Top 400 Contractors, 2022
- No. 5 on On-Site Magazine’s list of Top 40 Canadian Contractors, 2022
- Ranked No. 1 in Engineering News-Record Rankings 11 times, 2020
- Ranked in the top 5 in ENR Rankings 37 times, 2021
5. The Whiting-Turner Contracting Company
The Whiting-Turner Contracting Company is a general contractor founded in 1909 that’s based in Baltimore, Maryland. According to the Engineering News-Record, the Whiting-Turner Contracting Company has an annual revenue of $8.71 billion. Forbes reports that the company employs over 4,000 workers.
6. STO Building Group Inc.
STO Building Group Inc. has received a number of awards, including the ENR Top 100 Green Building Contractors in 9th place. They have over 4,000 staff working throughout the US, Canada, UK, and Ireland in 13 branches.
With an annual construction volume of $9.5 billion, they provide a complete range of services, including site selection analysis and aesthetic enhancements for new building construction.
7. Tutor Perini Corporation
Tutor Perini Corporation provides solutions for general contracting, pre-construction, project management, and engineering, including workforce scheduling. According to Engineering News-Record’s latest data, it’s reported an annual revenue of approximately $6.6 billion.
AECOM is a multinational general contracting company headquartered in Los Angeles. Its services include:
- Architectural design
- Construction project management
- Environmental contracting
- Infrastructure planning
According to Engineering News-Record’s latest data, AECOM’s annual revenue topped $6.5 billion. 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)
Skanska is a Stockholm-based general contractor, with its US headquarters located in New Jersey. The firm was founded in 1887, making it easily among the oldest companies on this list of largest US general contractors.
Skanska works on projects in a variety of sectors, including:
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
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10. DPR Construction
Last (but certainly not least) on our list of the largest US general contractors is DPR Construction. The firm was founded in 1990 in Redwood City, California, pulling in annual revenues of roughly $6 billion according to Engineering News-Record’s latest data.
The company’s core sectors include:
- Higher education
- Mission critical
- Research and development
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
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