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Brasfield & Gorrie, LLC
Privately held company
Industry General contractor (construction)
Founded1921 as Thomas C. Brasfield Company
FounderThomas C. Brasfield
Headquarters Birmingham, Alabama, USA
Key people
M. Miller Gorrie, Chairman
M. James Gorrie, President and Chief Executive Officer
ServicesGeneral construction
Construction management
Design / Build
RevenueIncrease US$2.80 billion (2017) [1]
Number of employees
2,400 (2012)
Website www.brasfieldgorrie.com

Brasfield & Gorrie, LLC, headquartered in Birmingham, Alabama, is one of the United States’s largest privately held construction firms, providing general contracting, design-build, and construction management services for a wide variety of markets. The company is skilled in construction best practices, including virtual design and construction, integrated project delivery, and lean construction, but is best known for its preconstruction and self-perform expertise and exceptional client service. Founded in 1964, Brasfield & Gorrie has 12 offices and approximately 2,600 employees. Its 2016 revenues were $2.4 billion. Engineering News-Record [2] ranks Brasfield & Gorrie 30th among the nation’s “Top 400 Contractors” for 2017. Modern Healthcare [3] ranks the company third among healthcare general contractors in the nation.

History

Founded as the Thomas C. Brasfield Company by its namesake in 1921, the company focused on small commercial and remodeling projects. [4] The company continued in this market until it was acquired in 1964 by Miller Gorrie, who changed the company's name to Brasfield & Gorrie in 1967. [4] As the company's success grew, Gorrie moved its focus to larger commercial, industrial, and institutional projects. [4] Brasfield & Gorrie expanded its operations in the late 1960s and early 1970s to include high-rise and specialty concrete structures, and expanded further in 1977 to include water and sewage treatment plants. [4] The company has also expanded into the government market and continues to be a nationwide leader in constructing healthcare facilities. In 1985, Brasfield & Gorrie opened offices in Atlanta, Georgia and Orlando, Florida, creating two new regions of operation. [4] With additional offices added in Raleigh, North Carolina; Nashville, Tennessee; Jacksonville, Florida; Dallas, Texas; and Columbus, Georgia; Brasfield & Gorrie has increased its profitability from less than $1 million in its first year of operation to close to $2 billion in 2010. [1] [4]

Company executives include founder M. Miller Gorrie as Chairman, [1] Jim Gorrie as CEO, [5] Rob Taylor as President, Chris Kramer as Chief Information Officer, Randy Freeman as Chief Financial Officer, [1] Jeff Stone as Executive Vice President, and Jack Darnall as Executive Vice President.

Major projects

Commercial

Healthcare

Sports & Leisure

  • SunTrust Park - new home of the Atlanta Braves opening in 2017 (10 miles NW of Atlanta in Cobb County) - built via American Builders 2017 (A joint venture between Brasfield & Gorrie, Mortenson Construction, Barton Malow and New South Construction)[
  • The College Football Hall of Fame - Located in Atlanta, Georgia opened August 2014
  • Coleman Coliseum - a 15,316-seat multi-purpose arena in Tuscaloosa, Alabama that serves as home to the University of Alabama Crimson Tide basketball and gymnastics teams
  • Georgia Aquarium and Georgia Aquarium Expansion - the world's largest aquarium located in Atlanta, Georgia
  • Georgia Dome - a domed stadium located in Atlanta, Georgia and home to the Atlanta Falcons
  • Visionland - a theme park located outside of Birmingham, Alabama in Bessemer, Alabama
  • Bryant-Denny South Endzone Stadium Expansion at The University of Alabama-Tuscaloosa - an expansion to the University's football stadium that brought the capacity to 101,821, making it the fifth largest stadium in the nation. The expansion was completed in time for the 2010 Crimson Tide football season.
  • The Greenbrier - renovation and construction of the Spa and Sporting Club
  • Tiger Stadium - Completed the south endzone expansion at Louisiana State University. The expansion brought capacity to 102,321, making it the third largest in the Southeastern Conference.

Institutional

  • McWane Science Center - a science museum and research archive located in downtown Birmingham, Alabama
  • Auburn University Student Center- a replacement student activities center in Auburn, Alabama
  • Ensworth School - Academic building, library and art/science renovation project in Nashville, Tennessee
  • Paideia School - Gymnasium and expansion to the junior high school which earned LEED Gold in Atlanta, Georgia

Government

  • United States Federal Courthouse - a five-story building in housing the U.S. Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals located in Shreveport, Louisiana
  • Hugo L. Black Federal Courthouse - federal courthouse located in Birmingham, Alabama
  • Richard Arnold Federal Courthouse - renovation of the federal courthouse located in Little Rock, Arkansas
  • United States Land Port of Entry U.S. border station that is LEED Silver located in Donna, Texas

References

  1. ^ a b c d "America's Largest Private Companies". Forbes. 2008-11-03. Retrieved 2009-04-19.
  2. ^ "Brasfield & Gorrie Standardizes on Construction Project Management Software from Meridian Systems". AECCafe. 2008-09-11. Retrieved 2009-04-19.
  3. ^ DeButts, Jimmy (2009-04-07). "Robins & Morton, Brasfield & Gorrie top health care construction list". Birmingham Business Journal. Retrieved 2009-04-19.
  4. ^ a b c d e f "General Company Overview" (PDF). Brasfield & Gorrie, LLC. 2006-08-31. Archived from the original (PDF) on August 17, 2007. Retrieved 2009-04-19.
  5. ^ "Brasfield & Gorrie, LLC Company Profile". Yahoo! Finance. Retrieved 2009-04-19.

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