ARTBA: Nebraska-Based Peter Kiewit Sons’ Inc. Largest Federal Highway Contractor in 2002

Thu December 11, 2003 - National Edition

Peter Kiewit Sons’ Inc., headquartered in Omaha, NE, is the nation’s largest federal highway contractor for the second consecutive year, according to the American Road & Transportation Builders Association’s (ARTBA) eighth annual ranking of the "Top 300 Federal Highway Contractors." The company was awarded almost $490 million in federal highway work in 2002, the last year for which data are available.

The "Top 300" list is based on an ARTBA analysis of highway contract award data provided by the Federal Highway Administration. The top 20 firms include:

Peter Kiewit Sons’ Inc.

Omaha, NE








Williams Brothers Construction Co.

Houston, TX


Slattery Skanska

Whitestone, N.Y.


Fru-Con Construction Corp.

Ballwin, MO


The Walsh Group Inc.

Chicago, Ill.


Clarkson Construction Co.

Kansas City, Mo.


Granite Construction Co.

Watsonville, Calif.


Modern Continental Construction Co. Inc.

Cambridge, Mass.


Colas, Inc.-North America

Morristown, N.J.


H.B. Zachry Construction Co.

San Antonio, TX


Oldcastle Materials Inc.

Washington, D.C.


George Harms Construction Co. Inc.

Farmingdale, N.J.


P.J. Dick, Inc.



John R. Jurgensen Co., Inc.



John Carlo, Inc.

Clinton Township, MI


Frehner Construction Co. Inc.

North Las Vegas, NV


Duit Construction Co. Inc.

Edmond, OK


Kokosing Construction Co. Inc.

Columbus, Ohio


The dollar total shown for each firm represents the sum of all federal highway contracts received in 2002, including work awarded to subsidiaries and regional offices. It also includes a pro-rated share of joint ventures in which the firm participated. A complete list of the top 300 highway contractors nationally and a list of the top 25 companies by region are available online at the ARTBA’s website at (PDF format 142K).

ARTBA, which celebrated its 100th anniversary in 2002, represents the collective interests of all sectors of the U.S. transportation construction industry.