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Burns & McDonnell moves up to No. 7 on annual industry list of Top 500 Design Firms

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A record-breaking year of growth helped Burns & McDonnell maintain a strong standing among the nation’s leading design and construction firms. In 2022, the 100 percent employee-owned firm supported nearly 19,000 global projects and sales and revenue grew by nearly 50 percent to reach $6.9 billion.

Such growth helped the firm secure the No. 7 spot on the 2023 annual survey of Top 500 Design Firms, up from No. 8 in 2022. This year’s ranking is the firm’s sixth top-10 ranking within the Top 500 Design Firms.

“Burns & McDonnell is made up of 13,500 highly knowledgeable, hardworking and caring employee-owners and craft professionals who are focused on finding innovative solutions to the world’s biggest challenges,” says Ray Kowalik, chairman and CEO of Burns & McDonnell. “We offer our clients the best and brightest talent with an ownership mindset that has directly led to our growth and success.”

Burns & McDonnell continues to see strong growth from integrated engineer-procure-construct projects. The most robust markets continue to be mission critical, oil and gas, decarbonisation and electrification, logistics and supply chain alterations, and the digital transformation.

Burns & McDonnell maintained its No. 1 ranking in the Power category for the eighth consecutive year. In addition, Burns & McDonnell also ranks among the top 20 firms in six other categories:

  • No. 2 in Telecommunications
  • No. 7 in Industrial Process/Petroleum
  • No. 10 in Manufacturing
  • No. 15 in Hazardous Waste
  • No. 15 in Water
  • No. 19 in Sewer and Waste

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