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Who are the Richest Bay Area Contractors?

And how much did you make them last year?

"Last year was fantastic and 1999 looks very good" - Webcor President (and multimillionaire) Andy Ball (source: ENR 3115199)

When was the last time you were on a $5 million job, or maybe a $100 million job. Last year DPR did over $1 billion worth of work. What did you get? One of their BBQ lunches. Sure, the food was good, but that’s not the point.

The construction business magazines are celebrating "Good Times are Shared by All" was the headline in the building contractors magazine, the Engineering News Record, in its annual Top 400 Construction Contractors List. Unfortunately our "share was a pathetic $1 an hour thanks to Casey and his boys.

The Hard Cash: 1998 Profits

(in millions $*)

1 Bechtel 1,175.3
2 Dillingham 142.8
3 DPR 141.0
4 Swinerton 108.1
5 Devcon 84.6
6 Tutor-Saliba 76.9
7 Rudolph & Sletten 62.4
8 Webcor 59.2
9 Dinwiddie 56.8
10 San Jose Construction 6.7

* (Figures are based on the Construction Financial Management Association survey which averaged return on revenues at 12%. As employers keep profit stats secret, Working Carpenter based our stats on revenue stats from Engineering News Record)