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2024 Top 50 Contractors from Polk County to Collier County

A majority of the largest contracting companies in the region are in growth mode.

  • By Mark Gordon
  • | 5:00 a.m. March 15, 2024
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From rooftop restaurants and schools — lots of schools — to interstate trucking stops, hospitals, resorts and apartment buildings, contractors and construction companies across the region are busy. 

Busy enough that the top 50 in the region posted $8.38 billion in revenue in 2023. It’s the third year in a row the 50 largest companies surpassed another billion dollars in total. 

Some other takeaways from a broad look at the 2024 Top 50 include: 

  • A second company has joined Manhattan Construction, with dual headquarters in Naples and Tulsa, Oklahoma, in billion-dollar territory. That company is St. Petersburg Power Design, a multi-trade contractor. Power Design, with projects including The Pendry, a luxury hotel and residential tower in downtown Tampa, had $1.2 billion in revenue in 2023, up 21.58% from $987 million in 2022. 
  • Five companies have surpassed $400 million in annual revenue, with a sixth business, Oldsmar-based Ajax Building Co., closing in at $397 million. (There were three over $400 million in 2022.) 
  • There are now 20 companies with over $100 million in annual revenue, up from 17 in 2022 and 13 in 2021. 
  • More than half the companies, 28, increased revenue year-over-year by at least 10%. Of those, 19 were up at least 20%. A trio of companies were up more than 100%. Those companies are Tampa-based Summit Design + Build, up 120%; St. Petersburg-based Wallace Construction Group, up 133.33%; and Sarasota-based Magnum Builders, up 101.69%. 
  • Less than one-fifth of the companies on the Top 50, eight in total, posted revenue decreases.
In 2023, Ajax completed the University of Florida Malachowsky Hall Data Science and Information Technology building. The seven-story, 263,000-square-foot, state-of-the-art building includes over 30 laboratories, office and auditorium spaces.
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The gains and growth in construction and projects in the region, mirrors, and in some cases, outpaces, the national industry. To wit: nonresidential construction spending has risen more than 17% over the past year, according to a report released March 1 from the Associated Builders and Contractors. 

Overall, nonresidential construction spending decreased slightly, 0.4% in January, says the ABC, based on U.S. Census Bureau data. Private nonresidential spending fell 0.1%, while public nonresidential construction spending was down 1.0% in January. The drop could be an outlier, as the previous 19 months saw gains. “Given (the) year-over-year strength and the fact that a majority of contractors expect their sales to increase over the next six months, according to ABC’s Construction Confidence Index, spending is likely to rebound over the coming months,” ABC Chief Economist Anirban Basu says in the statement. 

The list

To make the Top 50 Contractors list, companies must be based in the Business Observer’s coverage area, from Polk County south through Collier County. Companies must be in some type of contracting field: electrical, general construction, roofing, HVAC, plumbing and more. Data is self-submitted.

The region's top 50 contractors by 2023 gross revenue:

  1. Manhattan Construction Group, $1.78 billion
  2. Power Design Inc., $1.2 billion
  3. RIPA & Associates, $493 million
  4. Owen-Ames-Kimball Co., $436 million
  5. DeAngelis Diamond, $430 million
  6. Ajax Building Co., $397.9 million
  7. Brooks & Freund LLC, $240 million
  8. Hawkins Construction Inc., $195 million
  9. Creative Contractors, $194 million
  10. B&I Contractors Inc., $188 million
  11. Crowther Roofing and Sheet Metal of Florida, $176.44 million
  12. Connor & Gaskins Unlimited, $173 million
  13. Willis Smith Construction Inc., $143.08 million
  14. NDC Construction Co., $142 million
  15. KHS&S Contractors, $135.23 million
  16. Park & Eleazer Construction LLC, $121.52 million
  17. Summit Design + Build, $120 million
  18. Stevens Construction Inc., $114.36 million
  19. APG Contractors and Engineers, $113.44 million
  20. Wright Construction Group Inc., $106 million
  21. ENVIROSTRUCT, $105 million
  22. iConstructors LLC, $92 million
  23. McIntyre Elwell & Strammer General Contractors Inc., $90.7 million
  24. Bay To Bay Properties, $90 million
  25. Sutter Roofing, $82.78 million
  26. TDS Construction Inc., $74.7 million
  27. CFS Roofing Services LLC, $74.32 million
  28. Florida Asphalt & Concrete, $71 million
  29. Woodruff & Sons Inc., $71 million
  30. TLC Diversified, $68.3 million
  31. Burgess Civil, $58 million
  32. R.E. Crawford Construction, $54 million
  33. Westfall Roofing, $47.51 million
  34. Gator Grading & Paving, $44.9 million
  35. MY Shower Door / D3 Glass, $39.68 million
  36. Wallace Construction Group, $35 million
  37. Adams Group, $33.9 million
  38. Heatherwood Construction Co., $32 million
  39. Diaz Fritz Group General Contractors, $31.73 million
  40. J.O. DeLotto and Sons Inc., $31.2 million
  41. ArtisTree Landscape Maintenance & Design, $30.50 million
  42. Mark Williams Construction Co., $30 million
  43. Jon F. Swift Construction, $30 million
  44. J2 Solutions Inc., $25.96 million
  45. Masonry Builders Inc., $24.95 million
  46. Magnum Builders of Sarasota Inc., $24.58 million
  47. Absolute Aluminum Inc., $23.24 million
  48. Case Contracting Co., $22.83 million
  49. Stellar Development, $22 million
  50. Superior Pools of Southwest Florida, $21.3 million

View the complete Top 50 Contractors issue on the Business Observer's e-Newspaper app.



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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