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USGNN Original StoryTop General Contractors Listed
May 19, 2009

McGraw Hill Construction has released its list of the top general contractors, based on 2008 domestic revenue. Some glass-industry experts say now is the time to be strengthening relationships with general contractors.

For example, Henry Taylor of Kawneer advised during a speech during the BEC Conference earlier this year that contract glaziers take a look at who their general contractors are. He recommended focusing on working with those contractors with whom they already have a good relationship—but to also introduce themselves to those particularly strong contractors out there.

"Make sure you service them well," Taylor said. "I think servicing is going to be key over the next few years." He added, "Make sure you know the value you bring to your general contractor and relay that to him."

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The Top 20 General Contractors in Domestic General Building Revenue*

Rank Firm 2008 Total**
1 The Turner Corp. 8,932.4
2 Bovis Lend Lease 5,138.3
3 Perini Corp. 5,082.0
4 Skanska USA Inc. 4,042.8
5 The Whiting-Turner Contracting Co. 3,845.0
6 Clark Group 3,724.9
7 Hensel Phelps Construction Co. 2,939.5
8 Gilbane Building Co. 2,918.9
9 J.E. Dunn Construction Group 2,752.7
10 McCarthy Holdings Inc. 2,613.0
11 Structure Tone 2,506.6
12 Balfour Beatty Construction 2,244.9
13 Hunt Construction Group Inc. 2,133.0
14 Webcor Builders 1,944.8
15 Swinerton Inc. 1,871.0
16 Mortenson Construction 1,846.1
17 Brasfield Gorrie Construction LLC 1,844.6
18 Suffolk Construction Co. Inc. 1,569.8
19 The Flintco Co. Inc. 1,559.0
20 Opus Group 1,532.0

* 2008 Revenue in $ million; ranked by domestic revenue, including construction management-at-risk for general building and manufacturing plants. Excludes process plants.

Source: McGraw Hill Construction

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