Top 75 Specialty Contractors
Subcontractors continue slow growth as select markets
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This year's Top 75 Specialty Contractors ranking showed
improvement, with revenue numbers continuing a slow rise. The list ranks contractors
by their 2004 revenue.
Improvements in the market are evident in this year's
Top 75 Specialty Contractors ranking, with many subcontractors maintaining or
improving their revenue in 2004.
Bernhard Mechanical Contractors of Lafayette tops the mechanical
contractors list, followed by EXCEL Group Inc. of Baton Rouge, Gallo Mechanical
Contractors of New Orleans, FitzGerald Contractors Inc. of Shreveport and Airtrol
Inc. of Baton Rouge.
Revenue for calendar year 2004
The electrical contractors list is lead by MMR Group
Inc. of Baton Rouge, followed by Industrial Specialty Contractors LLC of Baton
Rouge, The Newtron Group Inc. of Baton Rouge, Plant Performance Services LLC -
P2S Seco of Metairie and Westgate Inc. of Port Allen.
rankings target fabrication, roofing and painting, all of which had increases
in respondents from the previous year.
The creation of the rankings.
Louisiana Contractor defined specialty contractors in the broadest sense to
include companies from all market sectors. As a result, the largest companies
on the lists cater to the industrial market, since the highest volume of work
(by contract cost) is in that sector.
During the formation of the database,
Louisiana Contractor's staff communicated with the various local chapters
of both the National Electrical Contractors Association and the Mechanical Contractors
Association, along with the two major construction associations in the state:
Associated General Contractors and Associated Builders and Contractors.
of these chapters was asked to develop a list of the largest specialty contractors
in their areas or on their membership rosters. Louisiana Contractor staff
also researched previous large projects bid within the last three years to add
to the list, and consulted with known large electrical and mechanical contractors
for their assistance.
The list was then faxed to these same organizations
for review in hopes of pinpointing any companies that may have been inadvertently
For the purpose of ranking the contractors, we verified the following:
Average number of employees (office
and field personnel combined)
Name and title of highest ranking officer
Year company founded
Current address of company
used to create the ranking include McGraw-Hill Construction Dodge, various economic
development agencies and construction associations, and back issues of Engineering
News-Record and Louisiana Contractor. Every effort was made to obtain
accurate and complete company information, and the information was verified with
We would like to thank the companies, associations and individuals
that assisted us in this effort. Without them, these rankings would not be possible.