Healthcare construction and design has evolved as medicine itself has advanced and changed, and as specializations have been created. Right now healthcare institutions are starting to transition from volume-based facilities to more specialized institutions, buildings that will improve patient care in the hospital, and positively impact outcomes after the patient leaves. The country is also seeing the emergence of private healthcare institutions that are also shifting the emphasis away from maximum patient occupancy. Private or public, the healthcare sector is moving toward building more, but smaller, healthcare institutions, and strategically placing them across the nation to support the healing and well-being of types of patients.

American healthcare is changing, in other words, adapting to new demographic demands and new technologies. And change means opportunity. With this change in demand in mind, we searched hundreds of contractors in the country to come up with this list of the best contractors who specialize in building healthcare facilities. These contractors have built some of the most innovative healthcare establishments that feature top-of-the-line facilities and outstanding architecture. We chose and ranked these contractors based on the industry awards they have received, the number of healthcare projects they have constructed, their affiliations, and the notable projects they have built in their service areas. These builders are among the highest-ranking healthcare contractors in the country, as reported in the 2018 Giants 300 Report.

If you are thinking about building a healthcare facility, we recommend checking each builder’s license with the local licensing board, speaking to past clients, and using our bidding system to get competitive quotes from at least 3 contractors. Getting multiple bids is the best way to ensure you get a fair price and that bids include the complete scope of work.

25) Skanska USA

201 East Fifth St. Suite #2020, Cincinnati, OH 45202

This company started out in a small fishing village in southern Sweden over 100 years ago, and it eventually grew to the point that it could put a division of the business in the New World. Skanska USA has since become one of the leading contractors in the country. In 1989 the firm became one of the first construction firms to offer design-build construction services to its clients. Today, the firm has constructed numerous commercial buildings, education campuses, and healthcare facilities across the nation. Skanska has also developed Green Construction services delivered by the firm’s LEED-accredited professionals.

One of the firm’s notable healthcare projects is the Golisano Children’s Hospital of Southwest Florida. In a joint venture with GATES Construction, Skanska provided preconstruction and construction management services for the 293,000-square-foot hospital, 100,000-square-foot parking garage, and central energy plant. The new seven-story hospital was constructed to accommodate South Florida’s growing need for pediatric services.

24) Hunter Roberts Construction Group

55 Water St., 51st Floor, New York, NY 10041

Established in 2005, Hunter Roberts Construction Group has provided commercial construction services for more than 1,350 projects, valued at over $11 billion. The firm specializes in constructing commercial and retail spaces, healthcare facilities, higher education campuses, laboratories, hospitality buildings, sports venues, and public infrastructures throughout New York, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania. With a LEED Certification from the United States Green Building Council (USGBC), Hunter Roberts provides LEED expertise on all the services the firm offers.

Among the notable healthcare projects of the firm is the Gouverneur Hospital located in New York. The project consisted of a 300,000-square-foot gut renovation and enhancement of the existing building. The firm also constructed the new 120,000-square-foot steel and concrete diagnostic treatment facility and expanded the long-term care capacity by 85 beds to a total of 295 beds.

23) Brasfield & Gorrie

3021 7th Ave., South Birmingham, AL 35233

Brasfield and Gorrie takes pride in being one of the largest privately held construction firms in the country. The firm provides general contracting, design-build, and construction management services throughout the Birmingham area. Brasfield and Gorrie is a successor to the Thos. C. Brasfield company, a general contracting firm that operated as a sole proprietor in 1921. In 1964, Miller Gorrie purchased the firm’s construction assets and in 1967, the firm became Brasfield and Gorrie. From 2013 to 2015, the company has been the #1 Top Green Contractor according to Engineering-News Record (ENR) Southeast.

Over the years, the firm has received various industry awards such as the

Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) Eagle Award and the Design-Build Association of America Award. The firm was ranked #7 Healthcare General  Contractor by Modern Healthcare, #7 Health Care Contractor by ENR National, and the #1 Top Contractor by ENR Southeast.

One of the firm’s notable healthcare projects is the Grandview Medical Center in Birmingham. This 1 million-square-foot hospital features a 220,000 square-foot medical office building and a 1.2 million-square-foot parking garage. This award-winning project received the ENR Southeast Project of the Year, the ENR Southeast Health Care Best Project Award, and the ABC Alabama Excellence in Construction Award.

22) Swinerton

260 Townsend St., San Francisco, CA 94107

Since 1888 Swinerton has been a trusted contractor throughout the country. With offices in various locations including Georgia, Texas, North Carolina, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Oregon, and Washington, Swinerton has completed many award-winning projects. The firm was founded by Alfred Swinerton, a young Swedish immigrant who formed a brick masonry and contracting business in Los Angeles during the post-Gold Rush building boom.

Swinerton services various markets including aviation, education, government, healthcare, hospitality, interiors, mass timber, multifamily residential, office, and parking structures. In 2017, Swinerton ranked #1 in California by the ENR for the fourth consecutive year. The company was also ranked #2 Healthcare Builder by ENR California. It has completed healthcare projects valued at over $4.3 billion.

21) Pepper Construction Group

411 Lake Zurich Rd., Barrington, IL 60010

For over 90 years, Pepper Construction Group has provided professional construction services throughout Illinois, Indiana, Ohio, and Wisconsin. This family-owned firm was founded by Stanley Pepper in 1927. Stanley started building small garages for families in 1937. Then he started building economy homes. The company continued to grow and gained a reputation for building excellence across the Midwest. The firm specializes in numerous markets such as entertainment, healthcare, higher education, hospitality, industrial, and residential.

Parkview Health, one of the firm’s healthcare projects, features a nine-level state-of-the-art core surgery and bed tower, a six-level heart center tower, 430 private patient rooms, and a roof-mounted helipad. This 1-million-square-foot project was awarded the Outstanding Project Safety Award by the Metro Indianapolis Coalition for Construction Safety.

20) The Boldt Company

2525 N Roemer Rd., Appleton, WI 54911

The Boldt Company was established in 1889, specializing in numerous industries such as healthcare, power and energy, industrial, automotive, education, commercial, science and technology, and public sector. Started as a carpentry shop in Appleton, the firm has grown into one of the largest professional construction firms in the country. For its many years in business, Boldt has been a recipient of many awards such as the 2017 Build Wisconsin Awards from the Associated General Contractors (AGC) of Wisconsin. Since 2003, the firm has won this award 11 times and was honored for their Aurora Health Center Southern Lakes project and the ThedaCare Regional Cancer Center.

Among the firm’s healthcare projects is the Aurora Health Center in Southern Lakes. This $104-million project features a 160,000-square-foot ambulatory surgery center and a new medical office building. In addition to the AGC Build WI award it received, this project was also recognized by the Daily Reporter Top Projects 2016.

19) Suffolk

65 Allerton St., Boston, MA 02119

Founded in 1982, Suffolk serves the areas of Boston, New York, Miami, West Palm Beach, Estero, Tampa, Dallas, San Francisco, Los Angeles, and San Diego. With a vision to transform the construction industry, the firm wants to challenge norms in construction to produce smarter results. The firm’s mission is to think differently and push the boundaries of what is possible, resulting in innovative construction projects in the many sectors that the firm serves.

One of the most notable projects of the firm is the Baystate Medical Center. This 641,000 square-foot project featured the construction of a clinical facility housing a state-of-the-art heart and vascular center, 32 cardiovascular critical-care rooms, and 96 private inpatient rooms. The Baystate Medical Center received numerous awards such as the 2015 Vista Award by the American Society for Healthcare Engineering, the 2012 America’s Best Buildings of the Year Award Grand Prize in New Construction Category, the 2012 Best Projects Award- Award of Merit by the ENR New York, and the 2012 Pride in Construction Project of the Year Award by The Construction Institute.

18) Walsh Construction

929 W Adams, Chicago, IL 60607

With 18 regional offices across the U.S. and Canada, Chicago-based Walsh Construction has successfully completed numerous construction services since 1949. Matthew Myles Walsh, the founder of the firm, started a small carpentry business in 1898. Since then, the company has evolved through four generations of family ownership. The firm is one of three companies of the Walsh Group, dedicated to providing the highest standards of quality in building and construction. As one of the city’s largest and reputable general contractors, Walsh Construction consistently ranks as an industry leader in multiple sectors. The firm ranked #5 Largest Healthcare Builder by Modern Healthcare, #10 Largest Green Builder, and #13 Largest National Contractor.

Among the firm’s notable healthcare projects is the Women’s College Hospital. This $276-million-project is the first and only Ambulatory Care Hospital in Ontario and the only hospital in the area with a primary focus on Women’s Health. As a teaching hospital, there is also a large focus on Research and Education. The 639,000-square-foot project included three levels of below-grade parking.

17) Hoar Construction

Two Metroplex Dr. Suite #400, Birmingham, AL 35209

Founded over 75 years ago, Hoar Construction has made it their mission to inspire innovation in construction. This focus on innovation enabled the firm to become of the most reputable industry leaders in general construction, construction management, design-build, and program management. In its many years in business, the firm has constructed numerous retail and mixed-use properties, healthcare facilities, office and commercial spaces, cultural and entertainment centers, civic and government institutions, education campuses, residential properties, hospitality buildings, and industrial and manufacturing buildings. In 2018, the firm was named Accredited Quality Contractor by the ABC and was ranked #96 on 2018 ENR’s Top 400 Contractors list.

Hoar is also a recipient of many industry awards including the ABC Excellence in Construction Award for their Benjamin Russell Hospital for Children in Birmingham. This 762,000-square-foot hospital received a LEED Gold Certification.

16) Messer Construction

643 W Court St., Cincinnati, OH 45203

Founded in 1932, Messer Construction has long been delivering quality construction services to its clients in multiple industries including aviation, healthcare, higher education, industrial, and in science and technology. The company started out as a family-owned business which focused on public works and as the company continued to grow, the firm’s expertise shifted toward high-rise construction. In 1990, the firm became employee-owned and received almost $1.12 billion in annual revenue in 2017. Today, the firm serves the areas of Charlotte, Cincinnati, Columbus, Dayton, Indianapolis, Knoxville, Lexington, Louisville, Nashville, and Raleigh.

Over the years, the firm received numerous national and multi-region awards such as the ENR Midwest Regional 2016 Award of Merit Health Care category and the AGC of America Build America Award for Best New Construction Project valued over $200 million. The firm also ranked #4 on 2015 Midwest Real Estate News Best of the Best Construction Companies. Among the firm’s notable projects are the Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, one of the nation’s top pediatric research institutions.

15) Leopardo Companies

5200 Prairie Stone Pkwy., Hoffman Estates, Il 60192

James Leopardo founded Leopardo Companies in 1977. What started out as a two-person construction firm became one of the most trusted builders in the Midwest area. Four decades later, Leopardo ranks among the nation’s largest 100 contractors. Leopardo also helped pioneer the green construction movement in the Midwest and is a recognized leader in sustainable building practices, specializing in numerous markets such as healthcare, higher education, historical, hospitality, industrial, parking structures, residential, and retail. In 2010, the firm was listed on the Top 20 Healthcare Contractors in the U.S. by Modern Healthcare Magazine.

The University of Chicago Comer Children’s Hospital, one of the firm’s healthcare projects, is a 140,000-square-foot four-story hospital. This $350,000,000 project won the 2010 Project of the Year Award from the Hispanic American Construction Industry Association.

14) Lendlease

200 Park Ave., 9th Floor, New York, NY 10166

With offices in Australia, Asia, Europe, and the U.S., Lendlease is one of the leading international construction companies that specialize in constructing infrastructures in various sectors. They serve a number of markets, including aviation, commercial and hospitality, education, energy, healthcare, the military and residential. In its many years in business, the firm continuously strives to excel. The firm has received many national and international awards including the 2018 Midwest Contractor of the Year awarded by the ENR.

Dick Dusseldorp, the founder of Lendlease, believes that companies must start justifying their worth to society, with a greater emphasis on environmental and social impact rather than straight economics. As a result, the company puts a premium on leaving a positive legacy with a focus on safety, innovation, and sustainability.

Lavin Family Pavilion, one of the firm’s noteworthy healthcare projects, features a 26-story, 998,280-square-foot outpatient care pavilion with a state-of-the-art infrastructure, MEP system, technology, and security. Completed in 2014, the new facility received a LEED Gold Certification.

13) Andersen Construction

6712 N Cutter Circle, Portland, OR 97217

Andersen Construction prides itself on being the Pacific Northwest’s largest family-owned Negotiated General Contractor, with offices in Portland, Seattle, Boise, and Eugene. The firm started in 1950 when Andy Andersen started his own company with nothing more than a borrowed pick-up truck and a loan of a few thousand dollars. By 1960 the firm had established itself as a major Oregon contractor. The company’s first project, a small concrete tilt-up warehouse and office, still stands today. Since then, the firm has completed over 1,000 projects in the area and has received numerous awards such as the Builder of Choice award. Andersen Construction was also listed among the Top 100 U.S. Contractors for two consecutive years and among the Top 50 National Green Building Contractors.

The firm specializes in constructing healthcare facilities, educational campuses, multifamily housing, advanced technology industrial sites, and parking garages. One of the firm’s healthcare projects is the Kaiser Westside Medical Center, a 289,762-square-foot hospital located in Hillsboro.

12) W.E. O’Neil Construction

1245 W Washington Blvd., Chicago, IL 60607

Since 1925, W.E. O’Neil Construction has thrived as an award-winning and nationally ranked construction leader. With over 90 years of experience in the construction industry, the firm has brought an impressive history of projects from Connecticut to California. The firm serves clients throughout Arizona, California, Colorado, Illinois, and Tennessee. Over the years, the company has garnered a number of industry awards and recognition such as being ranked #68 in Building Design + Construction’s Top 115 Contractors in 2017 and being listed on ENR Top 100 Green Contractors by ENR Magazine.

University of Chicago Medicine Center for Care and Discovery, one of W.E. O’Neil’s healthcare projects, is a 1.2-million-square-foot, ten-story hospital pavilion which features 240 private inpatient and intensive care beds, 24 state-of-the-art operating rooms, twelve rooms for gastrointestinal and pulmonary procedures, seven interventional radiology suites, and advanced diagnostic tools and equipment.

11) DPR Construction

1450 Veterans Blvd., Redwood City, CA 94063

DPR Construction was founded in 1990 by construction veterans Doug Woods, Peter Nosler, and Ton Daviwodski. With a $750,000 of pooled resources, the three set out to make a difference in the construction industry. Peter believed that construction is a service business, not just manufacturing, despite what most people thought of construction. Focused on becoming a customer-focused organization, the company has been recognized as a negotiating general contractor that takes care of customers. In less than ten years since the firm was founded, DPR reached a $1 billion mark in revenue and has continued to be ranked among the Top 50 General Contractors in the country.

For one of its healthcare projects DPR collaborated with UCSF, Stantec Architecture, Cambridge CM, and 17 subcontractors at the Integrated Center for Design and Construction for the ground-up construction of the 878,000-square-foot UCSF Medical Center at Mission Bay. The OSHPD hospital features a 207,400-square-foot outpatient building as well as a 36,000-square-foot energy center, helipad, parking, and support services. With the company’s efficient and collaborative processes, the construction team quickly adapted to accommodate $55 million worth of changes to the project midway through construction without negatively impacting the budget and opening date. Upon completion of the project, the firm was able to save $200 million of the initial budget. In the 2015-2016 Best Hospitals survey from the U.S. News and World Report, the USCF Medical Center ranked as the eighth best hospital in the country.

10) Turner Construction

375 Hudson St., New York, NY 10014

North-America based Turner Construction is one of the leading builders in various market sectors nationally and internationally. Since 1902, the company has constructed numerous aviation and transportation facilities, commercial, cultural, and entertainment buildings, data centers, education campuses, healthcare institutes, industrial properties, religious buildings, hotels, and restaurants, among many others. Over the years, the firm has garnered many industry awards. Turner ranked #1 green builder in the country by the Engineering News-Record in 2016, #1 general contractor in the U.S., and was recognized as a top builder in the healthcare, university, hotel, office, and green building sectors by Building Design + Construction 2016 Giants 300 Report.

As one of the leading healthcare facility contractors in the country, Turner works on over 300 healthcare projects annually. One of the firm’s projects in this category is the Buerger Center for Advanced Pediatric Care at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. This project is a 12-story, 700,000-square-foot ambulatory care center. The project also involved the construction of the largest green roof in Philadelphia, covering a three-acre landscaped plaza. Completed in 2015, this world-class pediatric care facility achieved LEED Gold certification.

9) Nabholz Construction

612 Garland St., Conway, AR 72032

It started as a small construction company in 1949; now Nabholz is a national multi-service contractor specializing in full-range construction services for multiple markets. The firm’s industry-leading professionals strive to provide clients innovative building services throughout the areas of Central Arkansas, Fort Smith, Jonesboro, Kansas, Memphis, Northwest Arkansas, Oklahoma, Springfield, and Tulsa. The firm was founded by Bob Nabholz somewhat accidentally when he was building a house for his soon-to-be-bride and a man came along and made an offer on the house, which Bob accepted. That experience led to Bob constructing houses and duplexes afterward, which then led to commercial buildings and the official beginning of Nabholz Construction.

Founded on the principles of integrity and quality, Nabholz has received several awards such as the 2014 ABC of Arkansas Excellence in Construction Awards for their Arkansas Children’s Hospital South Wing project, and for the Ronald McDonald Family Room at Mercy Hospital.

The firm’s Arkansas Children’s Hospital project included the construction of the state-of-the-art four-story South Wing, five new outpatient clinics with a total of 56 new exam rooms, and 19 additional procedural/diagnostic rooms as well as family waiting areas, a rooftop garden, and a playground.

8) Linbeck

3900 Essex Ln. Suite #1200, Houston, TX 77027

Texas-based Linbeck is a construction firm which specializes in construction management and design-build services throughout the areas of Houston, Fort Worth, and San Antonio. Established in 1938, Linbeck has earned the trust of clients by consistently committing to excellent, innovative building workmanship. Over the years, the firm has been recognized as a national leader and has been ranked among the top construction managers and building contractors in the U.S. by the ENR and Building Design + Construction. Furthermore, Linbeck is also a recipient of 15 Build America Awards and two consecutive national safety awards.

One of the company’s many award-winning healthcare projects is the Houston Methodist Orthopedic and Sports Medicine, which received numerous accolades including the 2016 AGC Houston APEX Silver Award, the 2015 AGC Texas Building Branch Award for Outstanding Construction, and the 2015 ENR Texas and Louisiana Best Project Merit Award.

7) Barton Malow

26500 American Dr., Southfield, MI 48034

Founded in 1954, Barton Malow has provided clients with construction management, design-build, general contracting, and program management services. As a full-service firm, Barton Malow has built a reputation for employing new construction delivery methods and sustainable advancements in their projects. The firm services a wide array of markets including the energy sector, the government, and education, healthcare, and industrial sectors. For over 90 years, the firm has been a recognized industry leader, amassing numerous awards such as the 2015 Construction and Design Award by the Engineering Society of Detroit, the 2013 Award of Merit by the ABC First Coast Chapter, and the 2017 American College of Healthcare Architects (ACHA) Legacy Project Award. The last is an award which recognizes groundbreaking healthcare projects that redefine how people understand what hospitals and clinics should be, or introduce innovations in the delivery of care. The award also recognizes healthcare architectures that show excellence in design and superior planning.

Take the Detroit Medical Center Pediatric Specialty Center for example. This project features a five-level, 105,550-square-foot facility including a general pediatric clinic, outpatient rehabilitation clinics, and specialty clinics, as well as physician’s offices. Furthermore, this environmentally-friendly hospital features low-flow faucets, high-performance water heaters and boiler systems, and motion sensors.

6) Hensel Phelps

420 Sixth Ave., Greeley, CO 80631

Hensel Phelps has been offering a full range of construction services for more than eight decades. The company takes pride in its collaborative approach that blends innovative technology and effective communication in each project, resulting in longstanding relationships with their clients and partners. Since 1937, the firm has remained focused on their four pillars: people, process, partnership, and technology, using these as the firm’s guiding force throughout the years. Their decades of experience and expertise enabled them to excel in constructing aviation facilities, commercial buildings, education campuses, government facilities, healthcare facilities, hospitality infrastructures, and more.

With almost four decades of experience in healthcare facility construction, the firm has built for some of the largest healthcare organizations in the country.

Among Hensel Phelp’s healthcare projects is the Methodist Outpatient Care Center (MOCC), which is located within the Texas Medical Center campus. The 1.6-million-square-foot, 24-story project centralizes the majority of outpatient medical programs. The MOCC is one of the country’s first ambulatory centers of this scale to include this level of humanistic design.

5) Layton Construction

9090 S Sandy Pkwy., Sandy, UT 84070

Founded by Alan Layton in 1953, Layton Construction has successfully completed projects throughout Salt Lake City, Phoenix, Irvine, San Diego, San Jose, Denver, Orlando, Honolulu, Kauai, Boise, and Nashville. Alan—a decorated World War II veteran returned from the war to recover from his injuries—took a job with the Bureau of Reclamation in order to provide for his family. For over four years, Alan worked in the Design and Construction Division doing contract administration work. In 1952, he decided that he would like to start his own construction company and, a year later, Alan started Layton Construction. In its many years in the construction industry, the company has been committed to building with integrity, through hard work, thrift, honesty, and fairness.

Throughout the years, Layton Construction has consistently ranked in various publications such as being ranked #12 Top Healthcare Contractors by Building Design + Construction in 2018, #50 in the Top 400 Contractors in the U.S. and # 96 in the Top 100 Design-Build Firms by the ENR, #63 Top Contractors by the ENR, and #2 Healthcare by the ENR Mountain States.

Kapi’olani Medical Center for Women and Children is among the firm’s healthcare projects in Hawaii. The facility houses an expanded Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) and Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU). It also features a 40,000-square-foot NICU with 70 private rooms, an Adult Medical Surgical Unit with twelve private rooms, and a state-of-the-art teaching and education space.

4) McCarthy

2727 Paces Ferry Rd. SE Building 2, Suite #1600, Atlanta, GA 30339

Since 1864, McCarthy Building Companies has committed to providing clients with exceptional construction services. The company’s mission is to be the best builder in America, equipped with the firm’s burning and never-ending desire to help clients maximize their outcomes. The firm also takes pride in being the top 20 green builder in the nation, weaving sustainability and viable green building techniques into their projects. Over the years, numerous awards and recognitions have been given to the firm for its construction excellence and innovative building services. In 2018, the firm was ranked #1 Top Healthcare Contractor and #1 Top Design-build Contractor by ENR California. The firm also received the 2018 Excellence in Construction by ABC of Georgia for its Grady Hospital ER Department project. Aside from these awards for their projects in the healthcare sector, the company has also received numerous awards for its projects in other sectors.

Among the firm’s remarkable healthcare projects is the CHOC New Patient Tower, a 425,524-square-foot patient tower specifically designed for the care of children. The hospital features leading-edge technology and advanced programs and services specifically designed for a child-friendly environment. This state-of-the-art healthcare facility was designed to be one of the most advanced, safest children’s hospitals in the world.

3) Mortenson Construction

700 Meadow Lane North, Minneapolis, MN 55422

Mortenson Construction started in 1954 as a family-owned construction firm that provides planning, program management, preconstruction, general contracting, construction management, design-build, and turn-key development services. With offices in Chicago, Denver, Milwaukee, Minneapolis, Phoenix, and Seattle, the firm has constructed projects in the aviation, corporate, cultural, federal government, healthcare, education, hospitality, sports and entertainment, and transportation sectors. Since the company’s founding, the firm has put a premium on creating an exceptional customer experience. Throughout the years, the firm has been regularly recognized by various organizations and publications such as the Milwaukee Business Journal, the ENR, the AGC, the ABC, and the Design-Build Institute of America (DBIA), among many others. Among the awards the firm has received are the 2016 Best New Development or Renovation by the Milwaukee Business Journal and the Healthcare Environment Awards by Contract Magazine in 2014. Moreover, the company has received multiple accolades not only for their other projects but also for their outstanding team.

Among the firm’s impressive projects is the Hennepin Healthcare in Minneapolis. Hennepin Healthcare is a medical center and public hospital with world-class trauma services. This $158-million, LEED Gold Certified project features a 377,000-square-foot Clinic and Specialty Center, primary care and specialty clinics, and outpatient surgery facilities.

2) JE Dunn Construction

1001 Locust St., Kansas City, MO 64106

JE Dunn Construction specializes in general contracting, construction management, design-build, and project management services. Founded by John Earnest Dunn in 1924, the firm started as a small and family-operated residential contractor in Kansas. Over the years, the company has become one of the top general contractors in the country, and in 2015, was ranked as the tenth largest general building contractor in the United States. The firm has garnered many industry awards such as the 2018 Construction Safety Excellence Award by the AGC. The firm has also been ranked #8 on the 2016 Top 25 Healthcare Contractors and #33 on the Top 50 Green Contractors by the ENR, #154 in Forbes List of America’s  Largest Private Companies, and ranked 25th on ENR 2018 Top 400 Contractors.

One of JE Dunn’s remarkable healthcare projects is the CHI Health Creighton University Medical Center Bergan Mercy, a 400,000-square-foot academic medical center located on the campus of Bergan Mercy in Omaha. The project included a new 130,000-square-foot, three-story Ambulatory Clinical Building and 270,000 square feet of renovations to the ICU, NICU, emergency department, surgery, lab, imaging, central sterile, and cardiology departments.

1) Clark Construction Group

7500 Old Georgetown Rd., Bethesda, MD 20814

Since 1906, Clark Construction Group has been one of the leading building and civil construction firms in the country. The firm started as a small local excavator and has grown to be one of the country’s most established general contracting firms. The firm has an extensive portfolio, ranging from interior renovations to large-scale civil operations across multiple sectors. In their 100 years of being in the business, the firm has garnered many industry awards including 15 sustainability awards, 28 AGC-Alliant Build America Awards, five ENR Best of the Best Awards, and 19 DBIA Awards.

One of the company’s noteworthy healthcare projects is the Naval Hospital Camp Pendleton. Working together with the architects and the Navy Medicine West user groups and the McCarthy team, this 500,000-square-foot hospital was built for approximately 70,000 veterans, active duty sailors, Marines, and their families. The project was delivered six months early and an astounding $100 million under budget. The hospital is also LEED Gold Certified by the USGBC and has received multiple industry awards including the AGC of San Diego Merit Award, the Alliant Build America Award, the Building Design + Construction Building Team Award, the CMAA San Diego Project of the Year, the DBIA National Award of Merit, the ENR Best Regional Projects, the 2011 and 2012 NAVFAC Safety Star Awards, and the SAME San Diego Award of Excellence.

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    Jake has served as Senior Editor at General Contractors and brings a wealth of experience rooted in his passion for building. Holding a degree in Construction Engineering Management from Oregon State University, he actively engaged in industry-related activities, including membership in the Associated General Contractors of America student chapter and participation in the Associated Schools in Construction student competition. Previously, Jake served as a project engineer for a prominent general contractor in Portland, where he played a pivotal role in various aspects of construction projects, from pre-construction to subcontractor management. His expertise extends to working on innovative projects, such as North America's largest CLT commercial building. Expertise: Commercial Construction, Commercial Remodeling, Home Design and Build Key Highlights: Editor at General Contractors, Project Engineer for Portland-based general contractor, Field Engineer for the largest CLT commercial building in North America Education: Oregon State University, Degree in Construction Engineering Management