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2023 Top 50 Contractors from Polk County to Collier County

Even under a cloud of challenges — supply chain, labor, inflation and more — total revenue of the region’s largest contracts is up nearly 18% over the previous year.


  • By Mark Gordon
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If there’s going to be a downturn in construction later this year, then the industry is going out with a large boom. 

By several metrics, the Business Observer's annual list of the Top 50 Contractors in the region, ranked by revenue, is stellar this year. For one, total revenue generated in 2022 by the 50 companies, with headquarters from Tampa through Naples, totals $7.17 billion. That’s up 17.9% from $6.08 billion in 2021. The top 10 got bigger as well, hitting $4.78 billion, up from around $4 billion in 2021. 

Another interesting metric that shows the strength, and resiliency, of contractors: On this year’s list seven companies posted a decrease in revenue over the previous year, and one of those firms dropped 1%. The seven companies with lower revenues are down from 25 that posted a drop in 2020 and 13 that posted a drop in 2021.  

Of the 43 companies on the 2022 Top 50 that increased revenue, 27 were up at least 10% and 18 rose at least 25%. A trio of companies posted gains of at least 75%, including Clearwater-based Park & Eleazer Construction, which jumped from $40.61 million to $110.64 million — up 172.4%. Park & Eleazer started work on a public school in Jacksonville in 2022, according to its Top 50 entry form, while other projects include an 88-unit apartment building in Charlotte County and a Lamborghini dealership in Naples. 

The top 10, while larger in volume, mostly stayed the same in names. The one change was Naples-based Connor & Gaskins Unlimited moved into the No. 10 position, with $162 million in revenue in 2022. The previous list’s No. 10 company, Clearwater-based Creative Contractors, with $144 million in revenue, fell to No. 11. 

No. 1 remained the same, as it has for several years, with Manhattan Construction Group in that spot. The company — with  a dual headquarters in Tulsa, Oklahoma and Naples — posted $1.48 billion in revenue in 2022 and has nearly 1,500 employees. The largest project it began work on last year was a renovation of the Hernando County Judicial Center. It’s also working on a new two-story city hall building in Dunedin, Pinellas County, and the Naples Botanical Gardens Evenstad Horticulture Campus. 

One more note of gains: The 2022 Top 50 includes 17 companies over $100 million in annual revenue, up from 13 last year. New to the $100 million side of the list are Fort Myers-based Stevens Construction; Park & Eleazer; Fort Myers-based Crowther Roofing and Sheet Metal; and Fort Myers-based Wright Construction Group. 


The region's top 50 contractors by 2022 gross revenue:

  1. Manhattan Construction Group, $1.48 billion
  2. Power Design, $925 million
  3. RIPA & Associates, $413 million
  4. O-A-K/Florida Inc. DBA Owen-Ames-Kimball Co., $398 million
  5. DeAngelis Diamond Construction, $385 million
  6. Ajax Building Corp., $384.64 million
  7. Brooks & Freund LLC, $245 million
  8. Hawkins Construction Inc., $225 million
  9. B&I Contractors Inc., $168.62 million
  10. Connor & Gaskins Unlimited LLC, $162 million
  11. Creative Contractors, $144 million
  12. Willis A. Smith Construction Inc., $137.9 million
  13. Stevens Construction Inc., $126.68 million
  14. KHS&S Contractors, $120.79 million
  15. Park & Eleazer Construction LLC, $110.64 million
  16. Crowther Roofing and Sheet Metal, $105 million
  17. Wright Construction Group Inc., $103 million
  18. APG, $93.87 million
  19. McIntyre Elwell & Strammer General Contractors, $90 million
  20. Bay to Bay Properties, $85 million
  21. TDS Construction Inc., $82.5 million
  22. iConstructors LLC, $80 million
  23. Conditioned Air, $76.81 million
  24. Bandes Construction Company Inc., $69.2 million
  25. Woodruff & Sons Inc., $67 million
  26. Summit Design + Build LLC, $58.5 million
  27. Florida Asphalt & Concrete, $51 million
  28. Gator Grading & Paving LLC, $49.6 million
  29. Sutter Roofing, $49.35 million
  30. TLC Diversified Inc., $45 million
  31. Heatherwood Construction Company, $45 million
  32. Burgess Civil, $44 million
  33. R.E. Crawford Construction LLC, $41 million
  34. Jon F. Swift Construction, $39 million
  35. CFS Roofing Services LLC, $38 million
  36. My Shower Door/D3 Glass, $34.7 million
  37. The Sinclair Group, $34 million
  38. Westfall Roofing, $32.27 million
  39. J2 Solutions Inc., $30.43 million
  40. Adams Group, $29 million
  41. Case Contracting Company, $28 million
  42. ArtisTree Landscape Maintenance & Design, $27.01 million
  43. PBS Contractors, $25.52 million
  44. Mark Williams Construction Co. Inc., $25 million
  45. Diaz Fritz Group General Contractors, $25 million
  46. Superior Pools, $24.5 million
  47. Springer Construction Inc., $23.79 million
  48. Stellar Development, $22 million
  49. Masonry Builders Inc., $20.5 million
  50. Wallace Construction Group, $19.03 million

 

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Mark Gordon

Mark Gordon is the managing editor of the Business Observer. He has worked for the Business Observer since 2005. He previously worked for newspapers and magazines in upstate New York, suburban Philadelphia and Jacksonville.

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