Wondering about the big dogs in the American construction industry? Here are the 10 biggest construction companies in the US, ranked by 2019 revenue. Learn more about each company, their niche in the industry, and some notable projects they’ve been a part of. You’ll also get an idea of their annual revenues and financials, as well as some important payment information to help with contractor prequalification.
The 10 Biggest Construction Companies
- Bechtel (Reston, Virginia)
- The Turner Corporation (New York, New York)
- AECOM (Los Angeles, California)
- The Whiting-Turner Contracting Company (Baltimore, Maryland)
- Kiewit Corporation (Omaha, Nebraska)
- McDermott International (Houston, Texas)
- STO Building Group Incorporated (New York, New York)
- Skanska USA (New York, New York)
- PCL Construction (Denver, Colorado)
- Gilbane Building Company (Providence, Rhode Island)
- Bechtel 2019 Total Revenue: $21.8 billion
- Domestic Revenue: $15.89 billion
- Stock Symbol: BPR
Bechtel is the biggest construction company in the US, and has been since 2016. The company specializes in construction, engineering, and project management. Founded in 1898 by Warren Bechtel, the company headquarters are now in Reston, Virginia.
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Some of Bechtel’s construction projects include:
- The Hoover Dam, Clark County, Nevada
- London City Airport, London, England
- Sydney Metro, Sydney, Australia
- Crossrail, London, England
- Hummel Combined Cycle Power Plant, Shamokin Dam, Pennsylvania
Subs and suppliers interested in working with Bechtel will be happy to know the company has no payment issues reported on 96 percent of its projects in the last 12 months. These payment practices earn Bechtel a high Payment Score.
If you’re interested in subcontracting or supplying with Bechtel, check out the suppliers and contractors page.
- The Turner Corp. 2019 Total Revenue: $15.28 billion
- Domestic Revenue: $14.7 billion
- Stock Symbol: FWB: HOT
The Turner Corporation is a construction management company based out of New York City. Founded in 1902 by Henry Chandlee Turner, the company now works on some of the largest projects in the country. With over 10,000 employees, the company works on as many as 1,500 projects each year.
Some of Turner’s most notable projects include:
- Madison Square Garden, New York, NY
- Harvard University Science and Engineering Complex, Allston, Massachusetts
- Columbus Crew MLS Stadium, Columbus, Ohio
- Anaheim Convention Center, Anaheim, California
- Nationwide Children’s Hospital Inpatient Tower, Columbus, Ohio
Subs and suppliers looking into working with The Turner Corporation should be aware that they have had payment issues on 12 percent of their projects in the past 12 months, earning the company a medium Payment Score.
While most contractors find Turner pays on time, one contractor had this to say: “This company takes an average of 124 days to pay each of our billings, could definitely be faster,” while another contractor said, “Excellent! Better than any we have worked with in many years.”
If you’re interested in working with The Turner Corporation, check out their subcontractor page.
- AECOM 2019 Total Revenue: $11.1 billion
- Domestic Revenue: $9,880.5
- Stock Symbol: NYSE: ACM
AECOM is a large engineering and design firm, working in areas like clean water and energy as well as public projects. The company’s headquarters are in Los Angeles, California, though it’s involved in many international projects. AECOM employs 87,000 people—impressive considering it’s one of the newer companies on the list, founded in 1990.
Some of AECOM’s most notable projects include:
- One World Trade Center, New York, New York
- One Shenzhen Bay, Shenzhen, Guangdong, China
- High Speed Two, Birmingham, Leeds, London, and Manchester, United Kingdom
- Warner Brothers World, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
- One Vanderbilt Avenue, New York, New York
AECOM has two joint ventures listed on Levelset’s Payment Profile page; AECOM Hunt and AECOM Tishman. Both ventures have low Payment Scores, with AECOM Hunt having payment issues on 27 percent of projects, and AECOM Tishman having issues on 13 percent of its projects.
One sub had this to say: “They pay timely, figuratively speaking, until last payment. You will have to fight back charges and made up excuses. In the end you probably will not get paid contract value. This is what happened to us and may not reflect what happens to other subs.” However, another contractor had this to say: “It’s mostly paid when paid and they pay within the time allocated by prompt pay statute.”
If you’re interested in working with AECOM, check out their subcontractor page.
- Whiting-Turner 2019 Total Revenue: $9.83 billion
- Domestic Revenue: $9.83 billion
- Stock Symbol: Private
The Whiting-Turner Contracting Company is a Baltimore, Maryland based construction company focusing on commercial, education, healthcare, technology, life sciences, and transportation projects. Whiting-Turner only works within the US, with 50 locations from Massachusetts to Hawaii. It’s also one of the largest private businesses in the country, according to Forbes.
Some of Whiting-Turners most notable projects include:
- Porsche North America Headquarters, Atlanta, Georgia
- Under Armour Performance Center Expansion, Owing Mills, Maryland
- Forth Worth Zoo African Savanna, Fort Worth, Texas
- University of Virginia Rotunda Renovation, Charlottesville, Virginia
- Ruby City, San Antonio, Texas
Whiting-Turner worked on 842 jobs in the past 12 months. Contractors reported payment issues on 12 percent of those projects. As a result, Whiting-Turner has a low Payment Score.
Reviews range from “Perfect, as always” to “Still haven’t paid!!! Will not accept anymore work from these guys.”
If you’re interested in working with The Whiting-Turner Contracting Company, reach out to them through the company’s subcontractor contact page.
- Kiewit 2019 Total Revenue: $10.6 billion
- Domestic Revenue: $9.4 billion
- Stock Symbol: KIRY
Kiewit is an Omaha, Nebraska based construction, engineering, and mining services company. Founded in 1884, Kiewit now employs over 22,000 people, with locations across the US and Canada.
Some of Kiewit’s notable projects include:
- Salt Lake City University Line, Salt Lake City, Utah
- Holland Performing Arts Center, Omaha, Nebraska
- Homestead Motorsports Complex, Homestead, Florida
- I-229 Corridor, Sioux Falls, South Dakota
- Ghent CCR Transport Project, Ghent, Kentucky
Kiewit worked on 81 projects in the last 12 months. Of those 81 projects, 93 percent went off without a payment hitch. However, Kiewit is a slow payer, with some contractors reporting more than 90 days before receiving payment. These payment practices earn Kiewit a low Payment Score.
One reviewer’s major complaint had to do with paperwork: “We had to send our invoices to them multiple times. The staff handling our documents changed and they did not seem to know how to distribute the documents out throughout their own departments for approval. The experience could have been better. We have future work with them and are hoping it goes more smoothly.”
If you’re interested in working with Kiewit as a sub or supplier, check out their procurement page.
- McDermott International 2019 Total Revenue: $12.4 billion
- Domestic Revenue: $8.4 billion
- Stock Symbol: NYSE: MDRIQ
McDermott International is a Houston, Texas based engineering, procurement, construction, and installation company working primarily in the oil industry. The company is 97 years old and has over 70,000 employees.
Some of McDermott’s most notable projects include:
- Astoria Power Plant, Queens, New York
- BP Chemicals Adsorber Vessel, Lima, Ohio
- BP Refinery Coke Drums, Carson California
- Argentina Propane/Butane Export Terminal, Purto Galvan, Argentina
- Baton Rouge FCC Unit Turnaround, Baton Rouge, Louisiana
McDermott International worked on 21 projects in the last 12 months and experienced payment problems on 57 percent of them. Coupled with the slow payment time frame (usually over 90 days), it has a low Payment Score.
If you’d like to try your hand at working with McDermott, you can check out the suppliers and subcontractors page on the website.
- STO Building Group Inc. 2019 Total REvenue: $8.4 billion
- Domestic Revenue: $7.89 billion
- Stock Symbol: Private
STO Building Group Incorporated, now known as the StructureTone Organization, is a conglomerate of eight construction firms. STO’s headquarters are in New York, New York, but the company employs 2,200 people across the US, Canada, and Ireland.
Some of StructureTone’s notable projects include:
- Tecovas, Inc., Dallas, Texas
- St. Patrick’s Cathedral Restoration, New York, New York
- Pinebridge Investments, New York, New York
- Sage Plaza, Houston, Texas
- 9th Wonder, Houston, Texas
StructureTone has had payment issues on 13 percent of its projects in the past 12 months, with a few subs reporting waiting more than 90 days for payment. These practices earn StructureTone a low Payment Score.
When asked about how they’d describe the StructureTone payment process, speed, and policy, one contractor said simply: “3 weeks behind on payment of $4k.”
If you’re interested in working with StructureTone, check out the group’s subcontractor page.
8. Skanska USA
- Skanska USA 2019 Total Revenue: $7.26 billion
- Domestic Revenue: $7.26
- Stock Symbol: SKBSY
Skanska USA is a New York, New York-based division of the Swedish company Skanska. The construction company involves itself mostly in commercial property and public-private partnerships. The company itself is well over 120 years old and employs 33,225 people worldwide.
Skanska USA’s notable projects include:
- RBM Development Company, Cincinnati, Ohio
- James A. Farley Building Redevelopment, New York, New York
- University of Cincinnati Fifth Third Arena, Cincinnati, Ohio
- 733 10th Street, Washington, DC
- The Alamo Colleges, District Support Operations Administration Complex, San Antonio, Texas
Skanska is a very busy company, working on 451 projects in the past 12 months. There have been payment issues on 10 percent of those projects, however, earning Skanska a low Payment Score.
One review stated “The payment process was arduous and very slow with major delays,” another reviewer said “I’ve been completely satisfied with my payment experience.”
If you’re interested in working for Skanska, check out the company’s Partner with Skanska page. For more information on the best practices to get paid when working with Skanska, check out Skanska for Subcontractors: Payment Guide and Resources.
- PCL Construction 2019 Total Revenue: $9.57 billion
- Domestic Revenue: $6.3 billion
- Stock Symbol: 100 percent employee-owned
PCL is a General Contracting firm headquartered in Denver, Colorado. Originally founded in 1906, the company has over 14,000 employees and focuses its efforts on general construction. It’s been part of some very large projects.
Some of PCL’s notable projects include:
- American Dream Meadowlands, East Rutherford, New Jersey
- Staples Center, Los Angeles California
- Tempe Town Lake Downstream Dam, Tempe Arizona
- Rogers Place, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
- OG&E Mustang Simple-Cycle Project, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
In the past 12 months, PCL worked on 264 projects. Of those projects, 92 percent of them went without payment issues. However, they are slow to pay, earning a low Payment Score.
Reviews range from shining to poor, with one contractor saying, “Always a smooth process on every job. Great experience with PCL,” while another stated, “Dishonest, unethical, bullies.”
If you’re interested in working with PCL, check out the company’s Partners In Building page for more information. For a guide on the best practices for working with PCL, check out the PCL Construction For Subcontractors: Payment Guide and Resources.
- Gilbane Building Company 2019 Total Revenue: $6.6 billion
- Domestic Revenue: $6.2 billion
- Stock Symbol: Private
Gilbane Construction is a Providence, Rhode Island-based construction and facility management company. Founded in 1870 by William H. and Thomas Gilbane, the company now has over 2,773 employees.
Some of Gilbane’s most notable projects include:
- National Air and Space Museum, Washington, DC
- Terminal 5, O’Hare International Airport, Chicago, Illinois
- Lake Placid Winter Olympics Facilities, Lake Placid, New York
- Prudential Center, Newark, New Jersey
- Robert F. Kennedy US Department of Justice Building, Washington, DC
The Gilbane Building Company worked on 421 projects in the last 12 months. Of those projects, only 81 percent went off without a reported payment issue, which lands Gilbane in the bottom 15 percent of large companies. Levelset gives Gilbane a low Payment Score.
When asked how they felt about Gilbane’s payment policy, speed, and process, a contractor stated, “If you do work for Gilbane you need to plan for filing a lien.”
If you’re interested in subcontracting or supplying for Gilbane, check out the company’s Contractor Qualifications page.