July 16, 2015
Over 25 years, we've learned that while some things change, some things stay the same...like DPR's rank on Engineering News-Record's 2015 Top 400 Contractors list. We first broke into the Top 50 in 1997 and since then, we've consistently remained among the Top 50 general contractors in the nation.
DPR first broke into the Top 50 18 years ago at No. 46.
This year, DPR placed No. 21 in the nation.
We also ranked in the following categories on the 2015 list:
- #8 in telecommunications,
- #11 in domestic building and manufacturing,
- #17 in industrial, and
- #20 in new contracts.
According to ENR, the Top 400 contractors generated $331.94 billion in contracting revenue in 2014, an increase of 2.4% from 2013’s $324.16 billion. Domestic contracting revenue accounted for the Top 400's overall increase this year, rising 7.8% in 2014, while international contracting revenue fell 15.6%.
DPR's Mike Ford was also featured in The Top 400 Dialogue section: "Our strategy in uncertain times is to focus on the types of projects and markets where we have the most experience and insight and to invest heavily in our talent, making sure DPR continues as a great place to work."
About 25 Years, 25 Great Things
To help celebrate DPR's 25th birthday, we thought we'd share some tidbits, taking a look back at where we've been. Be on the lookout in the coming weeks for more 25 great DPR things from over 25 years that we'll be sharing for the remainder of this year. Founded in July 1990, we’ve seen the world change as we’ve grown from the vision of three construction veterans to the national technical builder we are today.
Follow #DPR25 on social media to learn about some of the great DPR things of the last 25 years.