Top federal highway contractor receives $490 million in awards

Peter Kiewit Sons’ of Omaha, Neb., is the country’s largest federal highway contractor for the second consecutive year, according to the American Road & Transportation Builders Association. The company received almost $490 million for its federal highway work in 2002.

Some of the other highway contractors listed in ARTBA’s “Top 300 Federal Highway Contractors” include APAC, based in Atlanta, which ranked in second place with $370,952,935 in federal awards last year. Third place was awarded to Manson of Seattle, which brought in $347,847,000 in 2002. Williams Brothers Construction of Houston placed fourth with $261,902,870 in awards and Slattery Skanska of Whitestone, N.Y., ranked fifthwith $245,561,099 in 2002.

The dollar amount represents the sum of all federal highway contracts received last year, including work awarded to subsidies and regional offices.

“Top 300 Federal Highway Contractors” is published annually by ARTBA. For a complete list of the top 300 highway contractors nationally or a list of the top 25 companies by region, click on the link to the right.