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Natural Gas Helps Firms in Texas, Louisiana to Keep Rising
A major contributor to strong regional performance for many specialty contractors continues to be the natural gas boom across both states.

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The Newtron Group's Right Place Strategy
ENR Texas & Louisiana’s Specialty Contractor of the Year achieves solid growth by focusing on market opportunities, workforce and safety

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08/11/14 2014 Contractor of the Year: Texas Road Boom Bolsters Ferrovial

ENR Texas & Louisiana’s 2014 Contractor of the Year achieves incredible success on massive transportation projects in the Lone Star State.
08/11/14 Cautious Optimism on Industry Growth in Texas, Louisiana

Strong performance in 2013 leads to solid prospects for 2014 and beyond for the region’s top contractors
06/09/14 Burns & McDonnell Rises to the Top

Diversification and expansion help ENR Texas & Louisiana’s Design Firm of the Year post four-fold increase in regional revenue in 2013.
06/09/14 Energy and Related Sectors Buoy Design Firms

Regional revenue grew by more than a $1 billion in 2013 for engineering and design companies across Texas and Louisiana.
04/14/14 2014 Owner of the Year: TxDOT Tackles Texas Infrastructure Woes

Expansion across the state has necessitated transportation infrastructure repairs and growth, and TxDOT’s approach puts an emphasis on innovation.
10/14/13 A Robust Year and Solid Prospects for Top Specialty Firms

Steady and explosive growth for many specialty contractors last year, along with opportunities on the horizon, hint at a promising year ahead.
10/14/13 MMR Group Rides a Wave of Growth

Louisiana specialty contractor keeps growing nationally and regionally, fueled by natural gas-inspired industrial boom.
08/19/13 Ample Bookings Prepare Contractors for a Strong 2014

Following a rebound in 2012, contractors see solid prospects for new work this year, followed by a spike in revenue on the horizon.
08/19/13 Turner Industries: Big and Getting Bigger

Region’s top contractor leverages new petrochemical sector prospects and old links to benefit in the North America oil-and-gas renaissance
06/17/13 Designers Seek Stability During Slow Recovery

The transportation and the oil and gas sectors provide a boost to engineering firms while the building sectors remain spotty.
06/17/13 Power Player Zachry Named Design Firm of Year

Since acquiring Utility Engineering seven years ago, San Antonio-based Zachry Holdings has evolved into a significant EPC firm.
04/22/13 DART Named 2013 Owner of the Year

Extensive collaboration and innovation with its contractor teams and expansive growth plans help propel Dallas Area Rapid Transit forward.
10/15/12 TDIndustries Named ENR Texas & Louisiana Specialty Contractor of the Year

For its dedication to people, diversification, planning and innovation, TDIndustries is named ENR Texas & Louisiana’s 2012 Specialty Contractor of the Year.
10/15/12 Top Specialty Contractors in Texas & Louisiana

Ranked firms relate trends in market recovery and future growth
08/13/12 ENR Texas & Louisiana Contractor of the Year: Cajun Industries

Unprecedented opportunities in both public and private sector work propel Cajun Industries into the upper echelon of regional contractors.
06/11/12 Design Firm of the Year: HDR

Smart planning, motivated employees and some fortunate timing propel HDR to the top of ENR Texas & Louisiana’s design firms ranking.
04/16/12 Owner of the Year: DFW Airport

Enhanced collaboration, new technology and assistance for small contractors smooth the $2.3-billion upgrade of the Dallas-Fort Worth hub.
10/17/11 Brandt Named ENR Texas & Louisiana Specialty Contractor of the Year

While the downturn has been a heavy financial blow for many specialty contractors and sent many executives scrambling for solutions, Brandt chose to stick with the strategies that have kept the firm on a steady upward path in recent years.
08/15/11 Clark Construction Named Texas & Louisiana Contractor of the Year

Clark combines decades of regional experience with a national outlook to double revenue and position for growth in a down economy.
02/14/11 Six Companies To Watch

As Texas and Louisiana recover from the recession, these six diverse firms with operations in the two states are gaining new work and remain optimistic about the future. Hurricane recovery work will continue as a driver in the region, while the Texas economy shows resiliency. The state reported a strong $11-billion year-end balance for fiscal 2009, which bodes well for state-funded construction programs, according to a survey last year by the National Association of State Budget Officers.
11/01/10 Texas 2010 Top Green Design Firms
Texas Construction presents its first-ever Top Green Design Firms list. The list ranks the top 25 design firms in Texas based on the amount of revenue each company reported earning from its green-building sector billings in 2009.
01/24/11 One Crane Outfit Is Reborn, But Another Goes Under

A large, defunct crane company is gearing up for a second act. Pompano Beach, Fla.-based General Crane USA’s liquidation plan received final court approval on Dec. 17.
10/01/10 The Top 95: Texas’ Leading Design Firms of 2010
Texas Construction presents its annual TopDesign feature of 95 participating firms ranked by instate revenue from the previous calendar or fiscal year for work performed in Texas.
09/01/10 Texas Firms Trailblazing With BIM

Only a few years ago, building information modeling was considered an emerging technology, but today it is rapidly taking a prominent place in the toolboxes of Texas designers and contractors.
07/01/10 2010 Texas Contractor of the Year: Archer Western

Archer Western Contractors of Arlington has grown significantly since entering the Texas market 16 years ago.
07/01/10 Balfour Beatty Expands Texas Operations

In 2009, SpawMaxwell was tapped as Texas Construction’s 2009 Contractor of the Year and praised for its entrepreneurial spirit and flat ownership structure.

07/01/10 Top Specialty Contractors
The 120 firms in Texas Construction’s 12th annual Top Specialty Contractors ranking collectively performed about $5 billion worth of work in the state in 2009.
05/01/10 Texas’ Top Green Contractors
Texas Construction presents our 2nd annual ranking of Top Green Contractors. This list is the result of an annual survey of Texas firms that makes our Top Contractors ranking, featured in every April issue.
05/01/10 2010 Texas Owner of the Year

Planners at Texas Children’s Hospitals think big. Already the largest children’s hospital in the United States, the Houston-based hospital set out to further build on its vast resources with Vision 2010,...
04/01/10 Top Texas Contractors
The 125 Texas firms in our 15th annual Top Contractor rankings collectively billed about $24 billion in the state in 2009, a decrease of about $1 billion reported from the 2008, when we listed an additional five...
04/01/10 Top Louisiana Contractors of 2010
Evidence of the economic upheaval surfaced in this year’s Top 110 Contractors ranking, with the South Central region’s largest contractors reporting $1.5 billion less in regional revenue than the previous year.
03/01/10 CM-at-Risk Gives Nimitz More Bang for its Buck
Using construction management at risk on the $15.5-million renovation of the National Museum of the Pacific War allowed the Texas Historical Commission and the Admiral Nimitz Foundation to get more...
02/26/10 Above and Beyond
After a spate of catastrophic crane accidents that rocked the construction industry in 2008, contractors are boosting their quality checks—and trying to go above and beyond current safety standards around cranes.
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