Top construction companies in Atlanta

Top construction companies in Atlanta

America’s south is its fastest-growing region by a long shot, with the latest numbers from the U.S. Census indicating 38% growth. That level of growth brings with it new infrastructure challenges, particularly in large urban centers such as Atlanta. Keep reading as we explore the top construction companies in Atlanta (according to revenue data from Engineering News-Record) that are rising to meet these challenges. Also, if you missed out the previous webinar recording with Jeff Olafson, the CEO of Operations from Winnipeg-based Gardon Construction, click here.

Top construction companies in Atlanta, GA

Yates Construction

Regional revenue (2019) in millions: $1,770.36

Yates Construction sits atop the list of top general contractors in Atlanta, GA. The firm was founded in 1964 by William G. Yates Jr. and has since become one of America’s leading commercial and industrial construction firms.

Sectors Yates Construction services include:

  • justice
  • data central
  • federal
  • education
  • hospitality
  • manufacturing
  • residential
  • office
  • retail
  • distribution
  • power

Yates Construction also ranks 25th on Engineering News-Record’s list of America’s top 400 contractors.

The Whiting-Turner Construction Company

Regional revenue (2019) in millions: $1,598.63

Next on our list of the top construction companies in Atlanta, GA is The Whiting-Turner Construction Company. Founded in 1909, the firm’s services include:

  • construction management
  • general contracting
  • project delivery
  • design-build

According to Forbes, the Whiting-Turner Construction Company employs more than 4,000 people and has over 50 locations throughout America. Forbes also pegs the firm’s revenue at $10.3 billion, meaning just over 10% of its revenue comes from the U.S. southeast.

Holder Construction

Regional revenue (2019) in millions: $1,551

Holder Construction is a construction company that dates back to 1960. Today, the firm has seven offices nationwide and completes projects in more than 30 states. Its areas of expertise include:

  • construction management
  • virtual design and construction
  • preconstruction
  • prefabrication
  • sustainability consulting

Holder Construction serves a variety of sectors, including:

  • aviation
  • corporate
  • higher education
  • hospitality
  • commercial
  • special use

Balfour Beatty

Regional revenue (2019) in millions: $1,367.98

Balfour Beatty is among the best home builders in Georgia. Founded in 1909, the firm also offers a variety of other services, including:

  • mechanical and electrical engineering
  • civil engineering
  • building information modeling (BIM)
  • ground engineering

Balfour Beatty operates globally, completing projects everywhere from Hong Kong to Texas.

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Choate Construction

Regional revenue (2019) in millions: $1,128.15

Choate Construction was founded in a basement in 1989. Back then, the company had a small team of employees and only one truck. Today, Choate Construction has six regional offices and more than 480 employees stretched out from coast to coast.

Choate Construction’s services include:

  • preconstruction
  • construction
  • virtual design
  • sustainability

The company performs these services in a wide range of sectors, including:

  • automotive
  • corporate
  • federal
  • healthcare
  • hospitality
  • industrial
  • senior living
  • retail
  • multi-family residential
  • technology

JE Dunn Construction Group

Regional revenue in millions: $1,072

JE Dunn Construction Group was founded by John Ernest Dunn in 1924. In its over 95-year history, JE Dunn Construction Group has become one of America’s leading firms providing construction services in sectors such as:

  • aviation
  • corporate
  • industrial
  • hospitality
  • higher education
  • healthcare
  • K-12 education
  • mission-critical
  • recreation

JE Dunn Construction Group has 23 offices throughout the United States. It earned nearly one-quarter of its revenue in the U.S. southeast.

Gilbane Building Company

Regional revenue (2019) in millions: $1,006.08

Gilbane Building Company is part of the Gilbane group of construction firms, which also includes Gilbane Incorporated and Gilbane Development Company. It was started as a small carpentry firm in 1870 and has since grown into one of America’s largest construction companies, with a list of services that includes:

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

Gilbane Building Company serves an equally impressive range of markets, including:

  • civic
  • educational
  • commercial
  • criminal justice
  • industrial
  • interiors
  • life sciences
  • multi-family
  • transportation

Archer Western Contractors

Regional revenue (2019) in millions: $916.59

Archer Western Contractors is part of the Walsh Group. Its core areas of expertise include:

  • transportation
  • building
  • industrial
  • water
  • power

Its services in these sectors include:

  • preconstruction
  • design-build
  • public-private partnerships
  • operations
  • logistics
  • lean construction
  • sustainability
  • building information modeling (BIM)

Additional noteworthy construction companies in Atlanta, GA

Here are some additional construction companies that operate in Atlanta and are worth noting (despite not appearing on Engineering News-Record’s list specific to the U.S. southeast).

Bridgette Boylan Interiors

Bridgette Boylan Interiors is an interior design company that works with some of the top home builders in Georgia. It was founded 36 years ago by Bridgette Boylan and primarily serves the Greater Atlanta Area.

Service Bridgette Boylan Interiors offers include:

  • residential design
  • commercial design
  • building partnerships
  • trade partnerships

Atlanta Building Company

Atlanta Building Company is a residential and light commercial general contractor. It specializes in services such as new home construction, room additions, and land development. Atlanta Building Company is a member of the Greater Atlanta Home Builders Association.

Glazer Construction

Glazer Construction ranks among the top 25 remodeling companies in Atlanta, as determined by the Atlanta Business Chronicles. The firm has been operational since 1995, providing both residential and commercial construction services throughout the entire Greater Atlanta Area.

Its specific offerings include:

  • renovations
  • new construction
  • home additions
  • commercial additions
  • landscaping and pools

HammerSmith Incorporated

HammerSmith Incorporated is a design-build firm offering a variety of home renovation services, including:

  • accessible building
  • green building
  • bathroom, kitchen, and whole-house renovations

It has an impressive portfolio of bathroom, whole-house, kitchen, and stair renovations completed within the Greater Atlanta Area.

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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.