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Project Diversity Helps Light Up Helix Electric
The ENR Southwest Subcontractor of the Year leverages innovation, loyalty, turnkey service and a nonunion work force to drive growth

Image by Gerri Kodey

McCarthy Leverages Diversification, Skill
The Southwest’s Top Contractor By Revenue Prospers In Several Project Types, Including Water, Power, Education and Renovations By John Guzzon

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05/12/14 Diversity Is Key For N.M. Design Firm

Bohannan Huston leverages civil engineering, mapping, photogrammetry and interpersonal skills to become a key player in the Southwest
03/17/14 Phoenix Strives to Be ‘An Owner of Choice’

The largest metro area in the Southwest is a standard-bearer for P3 partnerships, while also doing the projects a city needs
09/16/13 Specialty Contractors Look Forward to Sustained Growth

The Southwest construction market is emerging from the recession leaner, smarter and poised for growth.
09/16/13 Top Specialty Contractor 2013: Suntec Thrives on a Solid Foundation

Firm took advantage of the slowdown to leverage the power of BIM
07/15/13 Contractors 'Dare to be Optimistic' in Southwest Outlook

Despite a lagging public works sector, contractors expect the otherwise robust Southwest construction market to create labor shortages.
07/15/13 Contractors ‘Dare to be Optimistic’ in Southwest Outlook

Despite a lagging public works sector, contractors expect the otherwise robust Southwest construction market to create labor shortages.
07/15/13 Kitchell Elevates Structures and Ideals Through Innovation

ENR Southwest’s Contractor of the Year has a client-centric approach, cultivates employee talent and keeps an eye out for innovative technology.
05/20/13 After a So-So Year, Designers Predict Growth in 2013

Southwest design firms are cautiously optimistic that public and private investment will continue to revive the construction industry
05/13/13 New Mexico Architect Grows by Design

Dekker/Perich/Sabatini has become a regional powerhouse through performance, its people and an appetite for growth.
03/25/13 Power Builder First Solar Shines Bright

As an owner, developer, builder and manufacturer of photovoltaic powerplants, First Solar is involved in virtually every step of the project life cycle.
09/11/12 Niche Markets Help Top Subcontractors Stay Above Water

Specialty contractors offset declines in Nevada and New Mexico revenue with work in Arizona and elsewhere.
09/11/12 J.B. Henderson Finds Success In High-Stakes Jobs

J.B. Henderson earns the specialty contractor award for maintaining safety, quality and profitability while working at highly sensitive job sites
07/16/12 Building Relationships Gives 'Contractor of the Year' Okland a Boost

Commitment to sustainability, safety and relationship-building help Okland succeed.
07/16/12 Market Improves, But Struggles Continue for Top General Contractors

Contractors in Arizona and New Mexico saw an uptick of work in 2011, but Nevada’s slump held the region back.
05/14/12 Sustainability Is Way of Life at SmithGroupJJR

Phoenix firm weathered recession with diverse portfolio of work and unwavering commitment to sustainability
03/19/12 ENR Southwest's Owner of the Year: Nevada Dept. of Transportation

Nevada DOT's collaborative approach paves the way towards Nevada’s future
09/19/11 Corbins Electric Named ENR Southwest's Specialty Contractor of the Year

While other Southwest subcontractors have struggled during these challenging economic times, Corbins Electric has prospered. The Phoenix-based company saw revenue rise 22% in 2010 to $42.8 million, one of the best performances by any regional subcontractor. The total includes $37.2 million from Arizona projects.
07/18/11 DPR Typifies Triple Bottom Line Approach

Self-motivated employees dedicated to sustainability and community involvement helped DPR increase revenue and earn ENR Southwest's 2011 Contractor of the Year award.
06/10/11 Nevada Design Firm JMA Sold to Michael Baker Corp.

Nevada's largest architecture firm, JMA, has sold in an all-cash deal to Moon Township, Penn.-based Michael Baker Corp.
05/16/11 Diverse Firm Unites Under 'One AECOM'

To industry giant AECOM, one is an important number. Not only is it the company's rank on ENR's 2011 list of top U.S. design firms, it also is part of the firm's new mantra, “One AECOM,” which represents its efforts to unite employees under a single identity.
03/21/11 Owner of the Year: Salt River Project

Salt River Project has provided water and power to the Sonoran Desert for more than 100 years and is continuing to lay the foundation for a bright future despite formidable hurdles from the recession and increasing demands to reduce carbon emissions. The utility has helped shape the growth of Phoenix, and quite literally shaped the landscape in which the people of central Arizona live. Because of these reasons, plus SRP’s commitment to safety and community service, ENR Southwest has selected the utility as its 2011 Owner of the Year.
10/01/10 Six Companies to Watch

Every year in the construction industry, some firms achieve new milestones in contracts or find success where others faltered. As the new year gets under way amid what may be the twinklings of an economic recovery, ENR Southwest looks at six diverse companies whose work could make a difference in the coming year, and help to shape and refine the future of the region's construction industry.
10/01/10 Top 100 Design Firms of the Southwest

This year’s ranking is based upon 2009 revenue as voluntarily reported by the 100 largest architects and engineers of Arizona, Nevada and New Mexico.
10/01/10 Southwest's Top Green Design Firms

Welcome to our annual ranking of the greenest design firms in the region. These companies generated over $110 million in revenue designing projects within Arizona, Nevada and New Mexico that were officially registered with a third party rating system such as LEED or equivalent.
08/01/10 Public-Private Partnerships: P3s Help Governments Tread Water

Contractors and government agencies in Arizona and Nevada are testing the public-private partnerships with mixed results in delivering buildings and roadways.
06/01/10 Phoenix Developer Spotlight: Duke Realty Brings Major Retailers and Manufacturers to West Valley Industrial Parks

With key projects for Amazon.com and Suntech Power Holdings under its belt, Duke Realty is poised to make a big splash in the Phoenix market as the economy recovers.
05/01/10 Top Contractors of the Southwest

General contracting revenue is down, but there are success stories inside the numbers. You’ll also find our exclusive safety, state and market sector rankings, plus our new chart based on green building revenue.
05/01/10 Top Contractors of the Southwest for 2010
This year’s Top 100 (ranked with 2009 revenue) only managed to bring in $14.2 billion, a drop of 27.7%. At no other point in the 14-year history of Southwest Contractor’s ranking has there been as precipitous of a drop.
03/01/10 Above and Beyond: Two Large Crane Owners Step up Safety Protocols

Hanging more than 200 ft over a jobsite in downtown Kansas City, Mo., James Hague doesn’t seem to notice the tiny people and equipment below his feet.
01/01/10 McGraw-Hill Construction is Forecasting Mixed Numbers for the Southwest

According to analysts at McGraw-Hill Construction, the parent company of this publication, residential construction will be higher in 2010 in all three states, with Arizona at nearly $4 billion and Nevada rising to $1.4 billion. Both multi-family housing and single family home construction will see increases over the previous year, but will be nowhere near the levels seen in 2006 and 2007.
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