Contract Glaziers Move Up and Down, On and Off This Year’s ENR Rankings
October 19, 2010

Commercial construction remains down and as a result many contract glazing companies have struggled to survive. A look at Engineering News-Record’s most recent ranking of top contractors in glazing/curtainwall shows declining revenues for the majority of the companies on the list. While some companies slipped a slot or two, there were still others that managed to move up.

Enclos Corp. remained in the top slot, however, its 2009 revenue was $285.9 million—a 6-percent drop compared to 2008 ($303 million in 2008).

This year’s top second company, Walters & Wolf, moved up from number three last year, yet still saw a decline in revenue. Its 2009 revenue was $216.7 million, a -13 percent changed compared to 2008-2009 revenue.

Harmon Inc. dropped to third place from second with $210.5 million in revenue. This shows a -27 percent change compared to 2008-2009. Also at $210.5 million in revenue was W&W Glass in the number 4 slot, up one from last year when it reported 2008 revenue of $110 million.

But not all companies reported declining revenues. Giroux Glass moved from number 8 to number 5 with $75.5 million in 2009 revenue compared to $58.8 million in 2008. Karas and Karas moved from 11 to 8 with 2009 revenue of $52.8 million compared to $50.8 million in 2008. Zephyr Aluminum moved from 19 last year to 15 this year. Its 2009 revenue was $31.5 million compared to $23.3 million in 2008. Also moving up a slot, SPS Corp. was ranked 16 this year compared to 17 last year. The company’s 2009 revenue was $30.4 million compared to $28.5 million in 2008.

This year’s list also saw the emergence of some new companies. Crown Corr Inc., for example, is a Gary, Ind.-based metal contractor that ranked in the number-11 spot. Crown Corr, which designs and installs custom metal enclosures, reported 2009 revenues of $39 million. Also new to this year’s list is C/S Erectors Inc., an installer of architectural panels based in San Ramon, Calif. The company reported 2009 revenue of $27 million.

There were also a few companies absent from this year’s list. Trainor Glass Co., which was ranked in the number-four slot the past two years, was not on the list this year. Likewise, TSI/Exterior Wall Systems, which was ranked at number-10 last year, was also absent from this year’s list.

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