A Solid 2017 Fuels Stronger Growth for Region’s Contractors

Houston, Texas, August 7, 2018

Construction markets across the Texas-Louisiana region continued to show strength over the last year and a half, according to some of the region’s leading contractors.

Reported 2017 regional revenue among the top 100 firms on ENR Texas & Louisiana’s 2018 Top Contractors ranking totaled $42.38 billion across the five-state region of Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Oklahoma and Texas, compared to $40.95 billion in 2016.

Sugar Land, Texas-based E.E. Reed Construction has started a number of new projects ranging from health care to hospitality, says Patti Miller, vice president of business development. “The office market is still very stagnant,” she says. “However, the industrial build-to-suit market is booming and making up for it,” Miller adds.

Over the last year, E.E. Reed has expanded into Savannah, Ga., where the business climate is similar to Texas, Miller says. “We’ve already seen a positive impact from expanding into that market,” she adds.