Every fall, the staff of EC&M unveils its highly anticipated Top 50 electrical contractors list, ranked specifically by electrical and datacom revenue. For the past decade, Top 50 players have managed to top their previous year's performances each year (as a collective group), typically with an increase of at least $1 billion per year. This year was no exception, with the Top 50 companies pulling in $33.1 billion in total electrical revenue in 2019, beating the $28.8 billion mark from 2018. Although most of the individual companies experienced year-over-year gains, the future is a little more uncertain than usual, considering the ongoing effects and possible long-term ramifications of the COVID-19 pandemic on business. One sign of this uncertainty is the fact that 44% of respondents to our annual survey indicated they did not expect to reach their anticipated sales goal for 2020, which was a vast deviation from past years.
This photo gallery offers a sneak peek at the companies making it into the Top 20 spots, listed in descending order and based on their 2019 electrical sales data. To find out more about the driving forces behind the key players in the electrical contracting business, look for the full 2020 Top 50 Electrical Contractors Special Report and full Top 50 List, coming soon to www.ecmweb.com and featured in the September print issue.
The original research EC&M conducted to create the Top 50 article each year has become an invaluable resource for consultants, manufacturers, and electrical design and contracting firms, making it an EC&M institution. To get on the list to receive the survey for next year, contact Editor-in-Chief Ellen Parson at 816-560-6448 or [email protected].