It's been a wacky year. Material shortages and breathtaking price hikes shocked builders, but construction is hanging in there as retailers continue to expand.

Store-building trails other types of construction. May was the best month so far in 2004 for nonresidential building, McGraw-Hill reports, up 11 percent over April — but retail construction dropped 2 percent in the same period.

Perhaps that's why the response to this year's survey was a bit disappointing. About thirteen fewer companies responded this year compared to last year. Some were reluctant to share their less-than-stellar numbers.

Residential construction, meanwhile, roared ahead, up 21 percent for the first five months of 2004 from the same period a year earlier. The silver lining is that this home growth should translate into more retail growth. All those new houses need furniture and fittings, so retailers still “have fairly ambitious expansion plans,” says Bernie Haddigan, managing director of Marcus & Millichap Real Estate Investment Brokerage Co.

Staying on budget and on schedule won't be easy, however. Steel, cement and wallboard are expensive and scarce because of rapid growth in Asia and the United States.

Bidding a job is tricky. As steel prices rise, general contractors must place orders up to eight weeks in advance — and then pay the going rate on delivery. Some reports have steel and prices doubling since January. More price hikes are expected.

Cement? Once you could get same-day delivery. With shortages in 23 states, however, the wait now is 10 days to 14 days — and you might not get all you want. So be ready for anything, including long waits. Says Carl Johnson, president of general contractor Near-Cal Corp. in Lake Elsinore, Calif.: “I don't know what you do without cement.”

Insurance premiums are up as well, offsetting what may have been underpricing during the bull market days of the 1990s, when carriers “could more than cover the difference with their investments,” says Michael Kennedy, general counsel with Associated General Contractors of America.

Some contractors are adapting, adding margins for price increases. Others “are just hoping that it's a one-time spurt and that some of the prices will reverse,” says Ken Simonson, chief economist with AGC. He predicts relatively little inflation, but continuing sporadic price spikes.

An alphabetical directory of respondents follows. The ranking of top contractors by square feet of interior retail space built in the past year can be found on page 48. The ranking of companies by square feet of shell space built in the past year can be found on page 50.

BOVIS LEND LEASE

200 Park Ave., New York, NY 10166
Phone: (212)592-6800; FAX: (212) 592-6988
www.bovislendlease.com

  • Shell Space Built In Past 5 Years: 10,276,396
  • Shell Space Built In Past Year: 1,319,835
  • Interior Space Built In Past 5 Years: 3.394.203
  • Interior Space Built In Past Year: 318,716
  • Space Under Construction: 3,623,014
  • Percent of Business That Is Retail: 6
  • Developers Diversified Realty Corp. Shops at Midtown 618,000; Miami, FL; Fall, 2006
  • Simon Properties; The Shope at Coconut Point 709,765; Bonita Springs, FL; Fall 2006
  • Lehman Brothers; Grand Place; 437,646; Chicago, IL; Fall 2004

JEFFREY M. BROWN ASSOCIATES, INC.

2337 Philmont Ave.
Huntingdon Valley, PA 19006
Phone: (215) 938-5000; FAX: (215) 938-5005
www.jmbassociates.com

  • Shell Space Built In Past 5 Years: 4,013,484
  • Shell Space Built In Past Year: 765,107
  • Interior Space Built In Past 5 Years: 4,933,786
  • Interior Space Built In Past Year: 965,175
  • Space Under Construction: 1,591,880
  • Percent of Business That Is Retail: 54
  • The Goldenberg Group; Columbus Commons; 85,000; Philadelphia, PA; Sept. 2004
  • Circuit City, Wal-Mart; Whitman Plaza; 167,000; Philadelphia, PA; Oct 2004
  • Target Corporation; Brooklyn College; 486,000; Brooklyn, NY; June 2004

JOHN S. CLARK COMPANY INC.

210 Airport Road, Mount Airy, NC 27030
Phone: (336) 789-1000; FAX: (336) 789-7609
www.jsclark.com

  • Shell Space Built In Past 5 Years: 9,700,000
  • Shell Space Built In Past Year: 3,319,000
  • Interior Space Built In Past 5 Years: 10,396,000
  • Interior Space Built In Past Year: 3,319,000
  • Space Under Construction: 696,695
  • Percent of Business That Is Retail: 65
  • Wal-Mart Stores; Wal-Mart Supercenter; 209,035; Raleigh, NC; Summer 2004
  • Target Corporation; Target; 178,000, Durham, NC; Winter 2005

CSI CONSTRUCTION

540 Elkton Drive #202
Colorado Springs, CO 80907
Phone: (719) 522-0500; FAX: (719) 522-0365
www.csigc.com

  • Shell Space Built In Past 5 Years: 22,069,000
  • Shell Space Built In Past Year: 5,362,800
  • Interior Space Built In Past 5 Years: 21,886,600
  • Interior Space Built In Past Year: 5,279,100
  • Space Under Construction: 4,690,800
  • Percent of Business That Is Retail: 96
  • Vision Development; Monument Marketplace; 668,000, Monument CO; Spring 2005
  • Wal-Mart, Store 1772; Klamath Falls, WA; 203,000; Spring 2005
  • Home Depot; Store 1074; 123,000; Vista CA; December 2004

COMMONWEALTH BUILDING, INC.

265 Willard Street, Quincy, MA 02169
Phone: (617) 770-0050; FAX: (617) 472-4734
www.combuild.com

  • Shell Space Built In Past 5 Years: N/A
  • Shell Space Built In Past Year: N/A
  • Interior Space Built In Past 5 Years: 5,416,933
  • Interior Space Built In Past Year: 1,321,639
  • Space Under Construction: 384,387
  • Percent of Business That Is Retail: 80
  • TJX Companies; Bob's Stores; 55,000; Franklin, MA; Fall 2004
  • TJX Companies; Bob's Stores; 48,000; Newington, CT; Fall 2004
  • Bed, Bath & Beyond; 30,000; Wethersfield, CT; Summer 2004

CONSTRUCTION ONE INC.

3045 E. 5th Ave., Columbus, OH 43219
Phone: (614) 235-0057; FAX: (614) 237-6769
www.constructionone.com

  • Shell Space Built In Past 5 Years: 2,750,000
  • Shell Space Built In Past Year: 750,000
  • Interior Space Built In Past 5 Years: 15,000,000
  • Interior Space Built In Past Year: 1,000,000
  • Space Under Construction: 1,250,000
  • Percent of Business That Is Retail: 90
  • American Signature, Inc.; American Signature Furniture; 513,000; La Port, IN; Winter 2005
  • Schottenstein Stores Corp.; Albany; 80,000; Albany, GA.; Spring 2004
  • N.P. Limited; Polaris Neighborhood Center; 22,000; Columbus, OH; Fall 2004

CORCON

327 Hempstead Ave., West Hempstead, NY 11552
Phone: (516) 505-2700; FAX: (516) 505-2800
www.corcon-usa.com

  • Shell Space Built In Past 5 Years: 2,534,000
  • Shell Space Built In Past Year: 520,460
  • Interior Space Built In Past 5 Years: 5,964,420
  • Interior Space Built In Past Year: 1,380,510
  • Space Under Construction: 640,350
  • Percent of Business That Is Retail: 70
  • Cord-Meyer Dev.; Roosevelt Ave; 65,000,000; Jackson Heights, NY; Spring 2004
  • TJX Companies; TJ Maxx N More; 55,000; Bridgewater, NJ; Winter 2003/04
  • Ann Taylor; Ann Taylor; 8,800; Boston, MA; Summer 2004

R. E. CRAWFORD CONSTRUCTION

1046 Pittsburgh St., Springdale, PA 15144
Phone: (724) 274-5000; FAX: (724) 274-2323
www.recrawford.com

  • Shell Space Built In Past 5 Years: 7,124,190
  • Shell Space Built In Past Year: 720,000
  • Interior Space Built In Past 5 Years: 6,266,300
  • Interior Space Built In Past Year: 950,000
  • Space Under Construction: 750,000
  • Percent of Business That Is Retail: 85
  • Zamias Services; Buckhorn Plaza; 50,000; HemlockTwp; PA; Fall 2004
  • Plaza Group; Shops on the Blvd; 50,000; Monroeville, PA; Winter 2004
  • Rivetech Associates; Rivertech Works; 50,000; Pittsburgh, PA; Summer 2005

S. D. DEACON CORP.

0720 SW Bancroft Street, Portland, OR 97239
Phone: (503)297-8791; FAX: (503)297-8997
www.deacon.com

  • Shell Space Built In Past 5 Years: 9,809,026
  • Shell Space Built In Past Year: 1,690,937
  • Interior Space Built In Past 5 Years: 12,600,312
  • Interior Space Built In Past Year: 2,459,741
  • Space Under Construction: 5,291,434
  • Percent of Business That Is Retail: 75
  • Chelsea Property Group; Seattle Premium Outlets; 400,000; Seattle WA; Spring 2005
  • SIMA Management Corporation; Cascade Village; 235,000; Bend, OR; Fall 2005
  • Target Corporation; 3 Target Stores; 130,000-140,000; Modesto/Eureka/Hanford, CA; Fall 2004

EDC

1660 Huguenet Road, Midlothian, VA 23113
Phone: (804) 897-0900; FAX: (804) 897-0901

  • Shell Space Built In Past 5 Years: 4,138,500
  • Shell Space Built In Past Year: 1,141,000
  • Interior Space Built In Past 5 Years: 8,048,500
  • Interior Space Built In Past Year: 1,823,000
  • Space Under Construction: 1,794,341
  • Percent of Business That Is Retail: 85
  • Goodman Development Co; Jefferson Commons; 325,000; Newport News, VA; Summer 2005
  • Dick's Sporting Goods; 74,000; Jacksonville FL; Jan. 2005
  • Hekemian Development; Lord Salisbury Retail Center; 150,000; Salisbury Md.

ELDER-JONES INC.

1120 E. 80th St., Bloomington, MN 554201498
Phone: (952) 854-2854; FAX: (952) 854-2703
www.elderjones.com

  • Shell Space Built In Past 5 Years: 2,180,000
  • Shell Space Built In Past Year: 470,000
  • Interior Space Built In Past 5 Years: 5,510,000
  • Interior Space Built In Past Year: 1,130,000
  • Space Under Construction: 380,000
  • Percent of Business That Is Retail: 90
  • Circuit City; 32,260; Brighton, MI; Fall 2004
  • Orvis; 14,920; Raleigh NC; Fall 2004
  • Pottery Barn; 10,150; South Windsor, CT; Fall 2004

EMJ CORP.

2030 Hamilton Place Blvd., Ste. 200
Chattanooga, TN 37421
Phone: (423) 855-1550; FAX: (423) 855-6857
www.emjcorp.com

  • Shell Space Built In Past 5 Years: 22,402,803
  • Shell Space Built In Past Year: 3,656,436
  • Interior Space Built In Past 5 Years: 22,674,836
  • Interior Space Built In Past Year: 3,745,811
  • Space Under Construction: 4,486,506
  • Percent of Business That Is Retail: 97
  • Imperial Valley Mall, LP; Imperial Valley Mall; 333,354; El Centro, CA; Spring 2005.
  • The Seitz Group; Shops at Abilene; 180, 093; Abilene TX; Fall 2004
  • Kohl's Development Stores Inc.; Kohl's; 442,500 SF; Montgomery, AL; Bowling Green, KY; Jackson TN; Jackson, MS; Johnson City, TN; Fall 2004

FISHER DEVELOPMENT INC.

1485 Bayshore Blvd., 4th Floor
San Francisco, CA 94124
Phone: (415) 468-1717; FAX: (415) 468-6241
www.fisherinc.com

  • Shell Space Built In Past 5 Years: 217,103
  • Shell Space Built In Past Year: 0
  • Interior Space Built In Past 5 Years: 23,915,971
  • Interior Space Built In Past Year: 1,262,734
  • Space Under Construction: 159,016
  • Percent of Business That Is Retail: 92

GRAY- I.C.E BUILDERS

421 Cerritos Ave, Anaheim, CA 92805
Phone: (714)491-1317; FAX: (714)491-1317
www.icebuildersinc.com

  • Shell Space Built In Past 5 Years: 710,000
  • Shell Space Built In Past Year: 184,000
  • Interior Space Built In Past 5 Years: 11,533,400
  • Interior Space Built In Past Year: 5,394,000
  • Space Under Construction: 2,350,000
  • Percent of Business That Is Retail: 70
  • Jo-Ann Stores; Jo-Ann Etc.; 35,000; Lynnwood, WA; Fall 2004
  • Sears Robuck; Sears; 145,000; Palm Desert, CA; Fall 2004
  • Limited Brands; Express; 9,400; Littleton, CO; Fall 2004

GRAYCOR CONSTRUCTION CO. INC.

One Graycor Drive, Homewood, IL 60430
Phone: (708) 206-0500; FAX: (708) 206-0505

  • Shell Space Built In Past 5 Years: 2,727,000
  • Shell Space Built In Past Year: 406,000
  • Interior Space Built In Past 5 Years: 5,576,000
  • Interior Space Built In Past Year: 531,000
  • Space Under Construction: 569,000
  • Percent of Business That Is Retail: 40
  • Urban Retailers Properties; Randhurst Mall; 200,000; Mt. Prospect, Il.; Aug. 2004
  • Kerasotes Theatres; 100,000; Schererville, IN; New Lenox, IL; Summer 2004
  • 5 CVS Stores (2 Gershman Brown; 3 CVS Realty); 50,000; Chicago Area.

HARDIN CONSTRUCTION GROUP LLC

1380 West Paces Ferry Road NW
Atlanta, GA 30327-2472
Phone: (404) 264-0404; FAX: (404) 264-2137
www.hardinconstruction.com

  • Shell Space Built In Past 5 Years: 6,473,059
  • Shell Space Built In Past Year: 1,650,836
  • Interior Space Built In Past 5 Years: 5,632,755
  • Interior Space Built In Past Year: 1,403,371
  • Space Under Construction: 1,445,341
  • Percent of Business That Is Retail: 19
  • Chelsea; Chicago Premium Outlets; 475,000; Aurora IL; May 2004
  • Cousins; Avenue Viera; 231, 699; Melbourne, FL; November 2004
  • Simon/BCP; St. Johns Town Center; 550,000; Jacksonville, FL; March 2003

HARDY BUILDING CORP.

4356 Bonney Road, Suite 1-101
Virginia Beach, VA 234521200
Phone: (757) 463-5666; FAX: (757) 463-1512
www.hardybuilding.com

  • Shell Space Built In Past 5 Years: 0
  • Shell Space Built In Past Year: 0
  • Interior Space Built In Past 5 Years: 3,110,300
  • Interior Space Built In Past Year: 717,270
  • Space Under Construction: 85,212
  • Percent of Business That Is Retail: 85
  • CBL Prop.; Books-A-Million; 10,398; Asheboro, NC; Summer 2004
  • Pembroke Enterprise; Recons. 2 mall ent. Pembroke Mall; Virginia Beach, VA; Summer '04
  • Golf Galaxy; 16,190; Richmond, VA; Spring ‘04

HARPER CORP. - GENERAL CONTRACTORS

35 West Court St., Suite 400
Greenville, SC 29601
Phone: (864) 527-2500; FAX: (864) 527-2536
www.harpercorp.com

  • Shell Space Built In Past 5 Years: 2,420,410
  • Shell Space Built In Past Year: 217,100
  • Interior Space Built In Past 5 Years: 2,420,410
  • Interior Space Built In Past Year: 217,100
  • Space Under Construction: 164,685
  • Percent of Business That Is Retail: 20
  • Gap; N. Hampton Market; 56, 985; Greer, SC; Fall 2004
  • Aldi. Inc.; Aldi Stores; 70,000; Carolinas & GA.

HAWKINS CONSTRUCTION INC.

P.O. Box 1636, Tarpon Springs, FL 34688
Phone: (727) 938-9719; FAX: (727) 938-3208

  • Shell Space Built In Past 5 Years: 8,975,000
  • Shell Space Built In Past Year: 1,975,000
  • Interior Space Built In Past 5 Years: 8,125,000
  • Interior Space Built In Past Year: 1,675,000
  • Space Under Construction: 1,750,000
  • Percent of Business That Is Retail: 60
  • Sembler Company; Clearwater Mall; 350,000; Clearwater, FL; 2004

HOAR CONSTRUCTION

Two Metroplex Dr., Ste. 400
Birmingham, AL 35209
Phone: (205) 803-2121; FAX: (205) 423-2323
www.hoarllc.com

  • Shell Space Built In Past 5 Years: 8,392,000
  • Shell Space Built In Past Year: 2,845,000
  • Interior Space Built In Past 5 Years: 8,054,000
  • Interior Space Built In Past Year: 2,865,000
  • Space Under Construction: 4,482,000
  • Percent of Business That Is Retail: 60
  • Poag & Mc Ewen; The Shops at Centerra; 325,000; Loveland, CO.; Fall 2005
  • H.G. Hill Realty Co; Hill Center- Green Hills; 290,000; Nashville, TN; early 2006

IBEX CONSTRUCTION

1372 Broadway, New York, NY 10018
Phone: (646) 366-6200; FAX: (646) 366-9924
www.ibexconstruction.com

  • Shell Space Built In Past 5 Years: 2,500,000
  • Shell Space Built In Past Year: 500,000
  • Interior Space Built In Past 5 Years: 4,500,000
  • Interior Space Built In Past Year: 9,000,000
  • Space Under Construction: 800,000
  • Percent of Business That Is Retail: 10
  • Nordstrom; Dadeland; 210,000; Miami, FL; Fall 2004
  • Cartier; 4000; Manhasset, NY; Summer 2004
  • Home Depot; 200,000, New York, NY; Fall 2004

IMC CONSTRUCTION

9 Old Lincoln Hwy., Ste. 300, Malvern, PA 19355
Phone: (610) 889-3600; FAX: (610) 889-3606
www.imcconstruction.com

  • Shell Space Built In Past 5 Years: 7,714,000
  • Shell Space Built In Past Year: 1,912,000
  • Interior Space Built In Past 5 Years: 6,002,600
  • Interior Space Built In Past Year: 1,463,000
  • Space Under Construction: 2,136,000
  • Percent of Business That Is Retail: 40
  • DDRC; Centeron Sq. Phase I & II; 795,000; Mt. Laurel, NJ; Fall 2004
  • DDRC; Nassau Park Pavillion Phase III; 80,000; Princeton, NJ; Spring 2005
  • WP Realty; Lincoln Mall; 350,000; Lincoln, RI; Fall ‘05

JAYEFF CONSTRUCTION CORPORATION

2310 Highway 34, Manasquan, NJ 08736
Phone: (732) 223-5320; FAX: (732) 223-6080

L.F. JENNINGS INC.

407 North Washington St.
Falls Church, VA 22046
Phone: (703) 241-1200; FAX: (703) 532-1952
www.lfjennings.com

  • Shell Space Built In Past 5 Years: 9,550,000
  • Shell Space Built In Past Year: 2,549,000
  • Interior Space Built In Past 5 Years: 6,815,000
  • Interior Space Built In Past Year: 1,725,000
  • Space Under Construction: 41,470,000
  • Percent of Business That Is Retail: 80
  • Pence Freidel; Stafford Marketplace; 800,000; Stafford, VA; Summer 2004
  • Charles E. Smith; Crystal City Redevelopment; Arlington, VA; Fall 2004
  • Target Stores; Multiple Locations; VA and MD.

GLENN H. JOHNSON CONSTRUCTION CO.

8600 W. Bryn Mawr, Suite 1000 N
Chicago, IL 60631
Phone: (773) 714-8600; FAX: (773) 714-8602
www.ghjohnson.com

  • Shell Space Built In Past 5 Years: 4,483,000
  • Shell Space Built In Past Year: 1,292,000
  • Interior Space Built In Past 5 Years: 2,881,000
  • Interior Space Built In Past Year: 311,000
  • Space Under Construction: 564,000
  • Percent of Business That Is Retail: 70
  • Home Depot; 142,000; Clinton, IA; January 2005
  • Home Depot; 145,000; West Bend, WI; September 2004
  • Home Depot; 145,000; Chicago, IL; August 2004

KEENE CONSTRUCTION COMPANY

1400 Hope Road, Maitland, FL 32751
Phone: (407) 740-6116; FAX: (407) 539-3468
www.keenecon.com

  • Shell Space Built In Past 5 Years: 10,598,000
  • Shell Space Built In Past Year: 1,995,000
  • Interior Space Built In Past 5 Years: 9,879,000
  • Interior Space Built In Past Year: 1,400,000
  • Space Under Construction: 2,115,000
  • Percent of Business That Is Retail: 95
  • Wilder Dev; 440,000; Kissimee, FL; Summer 2005
  • J.C. Penney; Gulf Coast; 94,000; Bonita Springs, FL; Summer 2005
  • Baer's Furniture Store; 81,000; Sarasota, FL; Fall 2004

KONOVER CONSTRUCTION CORPORATION

16 Munson Road, Farmington, CT 06032
Phone: (860) 284-7110; FAX: (860) 284-1174
www.konoverconstruction.com

  • Shell Space Built In Past 5 Years: 12,454,225
  • Shell Space Built In Past Year: 2,376,000
  • Interior Space Built In Past 5 Years: 13,739,605
  • Interior Space Built In Past Year: 2,430,000
  • Space Under Construction: 801,265
  • Percent of Business That Is Retail: 53
  • Lowe's; 160,000; Bloomfield, CT; Fall 2004
  • Monadnock Ltd.; Monadnack Mall Phase II; 359,600; Keene, NH; Fall 2005
  • Collins Management Co; Lusby Town Center; 26,665; Lusby, MD; Spring 2005

LAKEVIEW CONSTRUCTION INC.

10505 Corporate Drive, Ste. 200
Pleasant Prairie, WI 53158
Phone: (262) 857-3336; FAX: (262) 857-3424
www.lvconstruction.com

  • Shell Space Built In Past 5 Years: 0
  • Shell Space Built In Past Year: 0
  • Interior Space Built In Past 5 Years: 5,952,417
  • Interior Space Built In Past Year: 1,481,140
  • Space Under Construction: 599,662
  • Percent of Business That Is Retail: 100
  • Panera Bread; Leesburg, VA; 4,610; Spring 2004
  • Nike; Concord Mills; 16,200; Concord, NC; Summer 2004
  • The Children's Place; Plaza Las Americas; 5,398; San Juan, Puerto Rico; Fall 2004

LARSON-DANIELSON CONSTRUCTION CO. INC.

302 Tyler St., LaPorte, IN 46350
Phone: (219) 362-2127; FAX: (219) 362-2848
www.ldconstruction.com

  • Shell Space Built In Past 5 Years: 1,860,000
  • Shell Space Built In Past Year: 268,000
  • Interior Space Built In Past 5 Years: 6,849,869
  • Interior Space Built In Past Year: 1,436,000
  • Space Under Construction: 842,500
  • Percent of Business That Is Retail: 27
  • Sears; Southlake; 168,000; Merriville, IN; Nov. 2003
  • Sears; Joliet Mall; 175,000; Joliet, IL; Nov. 2003
  • Menards; Franklin St; 215,000; Michigan City, IN; Dec. 2003

LAUTH PROPERTY GROUP

9777 N. College Ave, Indianapolis, IN 46280
Phone: (317) 575-3057; FAX: (317) 564-3057
www.lauth.net

  • Shell Space Built In Past 5 Years: 888,858
  • Shell Space Built In Past Year: 85,458
  • Interior Space Built In Past 5 Years: 650,725
  • Interior Space Built In Past Year: 60,000
  • Space Under Construction: 888,858
  • Percent of Business That Is Retail: 20
  • Dick's Sporting Goods; 66,000; Carmel, IN; October 2004
  • Wild Oats; 31,127; Carmel, IN; October 2004
  • DSW; 31,300; Carmel, IN; October 2004

MENEMSHA

525 South Douglas Street, Suite 230
El Segundo, CA 90245
Phone: (310) 343-3430; FAX: (310) 343-3431
www.meneshacos.com

  • Shell Space Built In Past 5 Years: 140,000
  • Shell Space Built In Past Year: 37,800
  • Interior Space Built In Past 5 Years: 4,550,000
  • Interior Space Built In Past Year: 1,568,700
  • Space Under Construction: 415,710
  • Percent of Business That Is Retail: 92
  • JC Penney; Arden Fair Mall; 143,194; Sacramento, CA; Sept. 2004
  • Sears; Baldwin Hills Mall; 155,054; Baldwin Hills, CA; Sept. 2004
  • Home Depot; Multiple location Merchandising/Remodel Program; 500,000; East Coast; Dec. 2004

MOOREFIELD CONSTRUCTION, INC.

3415 S. Sepulveda Blvd., # 550
Los Angeles, CA 90034
Phone: (310) 390-9400; FAX: (310) 390-1500
www.moorefieldconst.com

  • Shell Space Built In Past 5 Years: 9,448,251
  • Shell Space Built In Past Year: 3,277,827
  • Interior Space Built In Past 5 Years: 9,171,807
  • Interior Space Built In Past Year: 3,252,433
  • Space Under Construction: 2,465,282
  • Percent of Business That Is Retail: 100
  • Regency Centers; 201,311, Antioch, CA; Fall 2003
  • Donahue Schriber; 110,000, Brentwood, CA; Fall 2004
  • DBO Development; 148,000; Visalia, CA; Fall 2004

NEAR-CAL CORP.

512 Chaney St., Lake Elsinore, CA 92530
Phone: (909) 245-5400; FAX: (909) 245-5408
www.nearcal.com

  • Shell Space Built In Past 5 Years: 7,200,000
  • Shell Space Built In Past Year: 2,097,000
  • Interior Space Built In Past 5 Years: 7,200,000
  • Interior Space Built In Past Year: 2,097,000
  • Space Under Construction:
  • Percent of Business That Is Retail: 90
  • Walmart; 235,000; Hemet, CA; Fall 2004
  • Lowe's; 185,000; Hemet CA; Fall 2004
  • Kohl's; 120,000; Summer 2004

NOVAK CONSTRUCTION CO.

3423 North Drake Ave., Chicago, IL 60618
Phone: (773) 278-1100; FAX: (773) 278-1119
www.novakconstruction.com

  • Shell Space Built In Past 5 Years: 2,303,283
  • Shell Space Built In Past Year: 765,883
  • Interior Space Built In Past 5 Years: 4,470,124
  • Interior Space Built In Past Year: 860,692
  • Space Under Construction: 578,450
  • Percent of Business That Is Retail: 72
  • Costco; 150,000; Green Oak, MI; Fall 2004
  • Target; Golf Mill; 120,000; Niles, IL; Fall 2004
  • Carmax; 20,506; Midlothian, VA; Summer 2004

OAKVIEW CONSTRUCTION

2618 S. 156th Circle, Omaha, NE 68130
Phone: (402) 330-7475; FAX: (402) 330-8439
www.oakviewconst.com

  • Shell Space Built In Past 5 Years: 4,630,705
  • Shell Space Built In Past Year: 670,970
  • Interior Space Built In Past 5 Years: 5,483,974
  • Interior Space Built In Past Year: 915,321
  • Space Under Construction: 1,429,189
  • Percent of Business That Is Retail: 60

LYLE PARKS JR. INC.

4001 E. La Palma Ave., P.O. Box 18719
Anaheim, CA 92807
Phone: (714) 632-3210; FAX: (714) 632-5409
www.lpj.com

  • Shell Space Built In Past 5 Years: 19,190,100
  • Shell Space Built In Past Year: 1,100,100
  • Interior Space Built In Past 5 Years: 12,947,000
  • Interior Space Built In Past Year: 700,000
  • Space Under Construction: 1,250,000
  • Percent of Business That Is Retail: 95
  • Eclipse Development Group; Downey Landing; 400,000; Downey, CA; Spring 2005

PINKERTON & LAWS INC.

1165 Northchase Pkwy., Suite 100
Marietta, GA 30067
Phone: (770) 956-9000; FAX: (770) 618-8688

  • Shell Space Built In Past 5 Years: 3,265,858
  • Shell Space Built In Past Year: 870,426
  • Interior Space Built In Past 5 Years: N/A
  • Interior Space Built In Past Year: N/A
  • Space Under Construction: 468,589
  • Percent of Business That Is Retail: 33
  • Wal-Mart; 210,000, Duluth, MN; Summer 2004
  • Kanes Furniture; 59,500; Ocoee, FL; Winter 2004
  • Wal-Mart; 190,899; Englewood, FL; Fall 2004

R.A.S. BUILDERS INC.

180 E. Hampden Ave., Englewood, CO 80113
Phone: (303) 762-0505; FAX: (303) 762-1404
www.rasbuilders.com

  • Shell Space Built In Past 5 Years: 9,885,099
  • Shell Space Built In Past Year: 2,829,456
  • Interior Space Built In Past 5 Years: 27,558,798
  • Interior Space Built In Past Year: 4,169,461
  • Space Under Construction: 2,822,787
  • Percent of Business That Is Retail: 80
  • Sr. Weiner; Shops at Farmington; 157,267; Canton, CT; Fall 2004
  • Vestar; Tuscano Town Ctr; 36 acrea; Phoenix, AZ; Summer 2004
  • Dick's Sporting Goods; 63,743; Canton, CT; Spring 2005

J. RAYMOND CONSTRUCTION CORP.

465 W. Warren Ave., Longwood, FL 32750
Phone: (407) 862-6966; FAX: (407) 571-3596
www.jray.com

  • Shell Space Built In Past 5 Years: 3,100,000
  • Shell Space Built In Past Year: 373,600
  • Interior Space Built In Past 5 Years: 2,222,300
  • Interior Space Built In Past Year: 294,900
  • Space Under Construction: 732,860
  • Percent of Business That Is Retail: 70
  • Ram Development; Orlando Square; 102,758; Orlando, FL; Summer 2004
  • Wal-Mart; 206,000; Ocala, FL; Fall 2004
  • Wal-Mart; Margate; 153,000; Margate, FL; Summer 2004

RETAIL BUILDERS GROUP INC.

401 Isom Road, #560, San Antonio, TX 78216
Phone: (210) 308-6993; FAX: (210) 308-6586
www.retailbuildersgroup.com

  • Shell Space Built In Past 5 Years: N/A
  • Shell Space Built In Past Year: N/A
  • Interior Space Built In Past 5 Years: 10,000,000
  • Interior Space Built In Past Year: 2,500,000
  • Space Under Construction:
  • Percent of Business That Is Retail: 100
  • HMS-Host; 25,000; San Antonio, TX; Winter 2003

RICHTER + RATNER CONTRACTING CORP.

55-05 Flushing Ave., Maspeth, NY 11378
Phone: (718) 497-1600; FAX: (718) 381-8579
www.richterratner.com

  • Shell Space Built In Past 5 Years: N/A
  • Shell Space Built In Past Year: N/A
  • Interior Space Built In Past 5 Years: 575,000
  • Interior Space Built In Past Year: 1,800,000
  • Space Under Construction: 400,000
  • Percent of Business That Is Retail: 85
  • Crate & Barrel; 30,000; New York, NY; Summer 2004
  • Burberry; 17,000; San Francisco, CA; Fall 2004
  • Museum of Modern Art Store; 10,000; New York, NY; 2004

ROCHE CONSTRUCTORS INC

361 71st Ave, Greeley, CO 80634
Phone: (970) 356-3611; FAX: (970) 356-3619
www.rocheconstructors.com

  • Shell Space Built In Past 5 Years: 4,010,236
  • Shell Space Built In Past Year: 599,070
  • Interior Space Built In Past 5 Years: 3,007,677
  • Interior Space Built In Past Year: 449,302
  • Space Under Construction: 377,917
  • Percent of Business That Is Retail: 50
  • Wal-Mart; Super Center #1231; 203,633; Thorton, CO; Fall 2004
  • Target Corp; Super Target Store #1928; 174,295; Westminster, CO; Fall 2004

SCHIMENTI CONSTRUCTION COMPANY

118 North Bedford, Mount Fisco, NY 10549
Phone: (914) 244-9100; FAX: (914) 244-9104
www.schimenti.com

  • Shell Space Built In Past 5 Years: 300,000
  • Shell Space Built In Past Year: 200,000
  • Interior Space Built In Past 5 Years: 5,000,000
  • Interior Space Built In Past Year: 1,500,000
  • Space Under Construction: 600,000
  • Percent of Business That Is Retail: 100

SCORPIO CONSTRUCTION INC.

349 Rte. 9, West Creek, NJ 08092
Phone: (609) 296-0308; FAX: (609) 296-6639
www.scorpio1.net

  • Shell Space Built In Past 5 Years: N/A
  • Shell Space Built In Past Year: N/A
  • Interior Space Built In Past 5 Years: 2,500,000
  • Interior Space Built In Past Year: 500,000
  • Space Under Construction: 126,000
  • Percent of Business That Is Retail: 90
  • PacSun/ D.E.M.O; Queens Center; 7,040; Elmhurst NY; Summer 2004
  • Kay Tewelers; Queens Center; 1,304; Elmhurst NY; Spring 2004
  • Famous Footwear; Queens Center; 6,477; Elmhurst NY; Summer 2004

SHAMES CONSTRUCTION CO. LTD.

5826 Brisa St., Livermore, CA 94550
Phone: (925) 606-3000; FAX: (925) 606-3003
www.shames.com

  • Shell Space Built In Past 5 Years: 2,550,000
  • Shell Space Built In Past Year: 655,000
  • Interior Space Built In Past 5 Years: 2,250,000
  • Interior Space Built In Past Year: 250,000
  • Space Under Construction: 750,000
  • Percent of Business That Is Retail: 90
  • Home Depot; 125,000; Red Bluff, CA; Fall 2004
  • Wal-Mart; 140,000; Fremont, CA; Fall 2004
  • Home Depot; 125,000; Watsonville, CA; Fall 2004

STILES CONSTRUCTION COMPANY

300 SE 2nd Street, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301
Phone: (954) 627-9377; FAX: (954) 627-9305
www.stiles.com

  • Shell Space Built In Past 5 Years: 4,101,084
  • Shell Space Built In Past Year: 1,112,140
  • Interior Space Built In Past 5 Years: 3,991,980
  • Interior Space Built In Past Year: 1,010,032
  • Space Under Construction: 3,785,107
  • Percent of Business That Is Retail: 20
  • Harbor Shops LLC; 200,000; Ft. Lauderdale, FL; Fall 2004
  • Publix Grocery; Sunrise- Publix; 45,000; Ft. Lauderdale, FL; November 2004
  • Rick Case Honda; 400,000; Davie, FL; Fall 2003

TESCO CONSTRUCTION INC.

380 Beinoris Drive, Wood Dale, IL 60191
Phone: (630) 595-2219; FAX: (630) 595-2392

  • Shell Space Built In Past 5 Years: N/A
  • Shell Space Built In Past Year: N/A
  • Interior Space Built In Past 5 Years: 19,000,000
  • Interior Space Built In Past Year: 4,500,000
  • Space Under Construction: 50,000
  • Percent of Business That Is Retail: 100
  • American Eagle; Brea Mall; 4,000; Brea CA; Summer 2004
  • American Eagle; Victoria Gardens; 5,000; Rancho Cucamonga CA; Fall 2004
  • American Eagle; The Block; 4,500; Orange CA; Summer 2004

TRI NORTH BUILDERS INC.

717 Post Road, Madison, WI 53713
Phone: (608) 271-8717; FAX: (608) 271-3354
www.tri-north.com

  • Shell Space Built In Past 5 Years: 4,250,000
  • Shell Space Built In Past Year: 990,000
  • Interior Space Built In Past 5 Years: 3,900,000
  • Interior Space Built In Past Year: 900,000
  • Space Under Construction: 290,000
  • Percent of Business That Is Retail: 45
  • Linens ‘N Things; Wheaton IL, Milwaukee, WI, Maple Grove, MN.
  • GAP/ Old Navy; Michigan Ave. Chicago, IL
  • Guess Inc.; Chicago, IL, Cincinatti OH.

U.S. DESIGN & CONSTRUCTION CORP.

10448 Westoffice, Houston, TX 77042
Phone: (713) 953-9090; FAX: (713) 953-9150
www.usadesign-cont.com

  • Shell Space Built In Past 5 Years: 207,000
  • Shell Space Built In Past Year: 25,000
  • Interior Space Built In Past 5 Years: 7,069,000
  • Interior Space Built In Past Year: 648,000
  • Space Under Construction: 325,000
  • Percent of Business That Is Retail: 95
  • Borders Books; 23,000; Dallas, TX; Summer 2004
  • Sephora; The Shops at Prudential Center; 7,500; Boston, MA; Summer 2004

Guitar Center; 11,000; Albuquerque, NM; Spring 2004

VRATSINAS CONSTRUCTION CO. (VCC)

216 Louisiana Street, P.O. Box 2558
Little Rock, AR 72203
Phone: (501) 376-0017; FAX: (501) 376-4145
www.vcc2000.com

  • Shell Space Built In Past 5 Years: 15,500,000
  • Shell Space Built In Past Year: 8,000,000
  • Interior Space Built In Past 5 Years: 12,500,000
  • Interior Space Built In Past Year: 4,000,000
  • Space Under Construction: 9,000,000
  • Percent of Business That Is Retail: 98
  • Simon Property Group; Wolf Ranch; 475,000; Georgetown, TX; Summer 2005
  • Atlantic Station LLC; Atlantic Town Center; 1,000,000; Atlanta, GA; Fall 2005
  • IKEA Property, LLC; IKEA-Atlanta; 390,000; Atlanta, GA; Summer 2005

WHITE-SPUNNER CONSTRUCTION INC.

2654 Cameron Street, Mobile, AL 36607
Phone: (251) 471-5189; FAX: (251) 478-3962
www.white-spunner.com

  • Shell Space Built In Past 5 Years: 14,317,000
  • Shell Space Built In Past Year: 4,200,000
  • Interior Space Built In Past 5 Years: 7,058,500
  • Interior Space Built In Past Year: 3,439,000
  • Space Under Construction: 3,452,000
  • Percent of Business That Is Retail: 70
  • Academy Sports; 102,000; Jackson, MS; November 2004;
  • Wal-Mart Supercenter, 130,000, Hernando, MS; December 2004;
  • Home Depot, 102,000, Gallup, N.M.; December 2004

TOP CONTRACTORS OF INTERIOR SPACE

  1. Ibex Construction
    New York, NY
    9,000,000 sq. ft.
  2. Gray- I.C.E Builders
    Anaheim, CA
    5,394,000 sq. ft.
  3. CSI Construction
    Colorado Springs, CO
    5,279,100 sq. ft.
  4. Tesco Construction Inc.
    Wood Dale, IL
    4,500,000 sq. ft.
  5. R.A.S. Builders Inc.
    Englewood, CO
    4,169,461 sq. ft.
  6. Vratsinas Construction Co. (VCC)
    Little Rock, AR
    4,000,000 sq. ft.
  7. EMJ Corp.
    Chattanooga, TN
    3,745,811 sq. ft.
  8. White-Spunner Construction Inc.
    Mobile, AL
    3,439,000 sq. ft.
  9. John S. Clark Company Inc.
    Mount Airy, NC
    3,319,000 sq. ft.
  10. Moorefield Construction, Inc.
    Los Angeles, CA
    3,252,433 sq. ft.
  11. Hoar Construction
    Birmingham, AL
    2,865,000 sq. ft.
  12. Retail Builders Group Inc.
    San Antonio, TX
    2,500,000 sq. ft.
  13. S. D. Deacon Corp.
    Portland, OR
    2,459,741 sq. ft.
  14. Konover Construction
    Corporation Farmington, CT
    2,430,000 sq. ft.
  15. Near-Cal Corp.
    Lake Elsinore, CA
    2,097,000 sq. ft.
  16. Ryan Companies U.S., Inc.
    Minneapolis, MN
    1,890,300 sq. ft.
  17. EDC
    Midlothian, VA
    1,823,000 sq. ft.
  18. Richter + Ratner Contracting Corp.
    Maspeth, NY
    1,800,000 sq. ft.
  19. L.F. Jennings Inc.
    Falls Church, VA
    1,725,000 sq. ft.
  20. Hawkins Construction Inc.
    Tarpon Springs, FL
    1,675,000 sq. ft.
  21. Menemsha
    El Segundo, CA
    1,568,700 sq. ft.
  22. Schimenti Construction Company
    Mount Fisco, NY
    1,500,000 sq. ft.
  23. Lakeview Construction Inc.
    Pleasant Prairie, WI
    1,481,140 sq. ft.
  24. IMC Construction
    Malvern, PA
    1,463,000 sq. ft.
  25. Larson-Danielson Construction Co. Inc.
    LaPorte, IN,
    1,436,000 sq. ft.
  26. Hardin Construction Group LLC
    Atlanta, GA
    1,403,371 sq. ft.
  27. Keene Construction
    Company Maitland, FL
    1,400,000 sq. ft.
  28. Corcon
    West Hempstead, NY
    1,380,510 sq. ft.
  29. Commonwealth Building, Inc.
    Quincy, MA
    1,321,639 sq. ft.
  30. Fisher Development Inc.
    San Francisco, CA
    1,262,734 sq. ft.
  31. Elder-Jones Inc.
    Bloomington, MN
    1,130,000 sq. ft.
  32. Stiles Construction Company
    Fort Lauderdale, FL
    1,010,032 sq. ft.
  33. Construction One Inc.
    Columbus, OH
    1,000,000 sq. ft.
  34. Jeffrey M. Brown Associates, Inc.
    Huntingdon Valley, PA
    965,175 sq. ft.
  35. R. E. Crawford
    Construction Springdale, PA
    950,000 sq. ft.
  36. Oakview Construction
    Omaha, NE
    915,321 sq. ft.
  37. Tri North Builders Inc.
    Madison, WI
    900,000 sq. ft.
  38. Novak Construction Co.
    Chicago, IL
    860,692 sq. ft.
  39. Hardy Building Corp.
    Virginia Beach, VA
    717,270 sq. ft.
  40. Lyle Parks Jr. Inc.
    Anaheim, CA
    700,000 sq. ft.

TOP CONTRACTORS OF SHELL SPACE

  1. Vratsinas Construction Co. (VCC)
    Little Rock, AR
    8,000,000 sq. ft.
  2. CSI Construction
    Colorado Springs, CO
    5,362,800 sq. ft.
  3. White-Spunner Construction Inc.
    Mobile, AL
    4,200,000 sq. ft.
  4. EMJ Corp.
    Chattanooga, TN
    3,656,436 sq. ft.
  5. John S. Clark Company Inc.
    Mount Airy, NC
    3,319,000 sq. ft.
  6. Moorefield Construction, Inc.
    Los Angeles, CA
    3,277,827 sq. ft.
  7. Hoar Construction
    Birmingham, AL
    2,845,000 sq. ft.
  8. R.A.S. Builders Inc.
    Englewood, CO
    2,829,456 sq. ft.
  9. L.F. Jennings Inc.
    Falls Church, VA
    2,549,000 sq. ft.
  10. Konover Construction Corporation
    Farmington, CT
    2,376,000 sq. ft.
  11. Near-Cal Corp.
    Lake Elsinore, CA
    2,097,000 sq. ft.
  12. Keene Construction Company
    Maitland, FL
    1,995,000 sq. ft.
  13. Hawkins Construction Inc.
    Tarpon Springs, FL
    1,975,000 sq. ft.
  14. IMC Construction
    Malvern, PA
    1,912,000 sq. ft.
  15. Ryan Companies U.S., Inc.
    Minneapolis, MN
    1,890,300 sq. ft.
  16. S. D. Deacon Corp.
    Portland, OR
    1,690,937 sq. ft.
  17. Hardin Construction Group LLC
    Atlanta, GA
    1,650,836 sq. ft.
  18. Bovis Lend Lease
    New York, NY
    1,319,835 sq. ft.
  19. Glenn H. Johnson Construction Co.
    Chicago, IL
    1,292,000 sq. ft.
  20. Bayley Construction
    Mercer Island, WA
    1,141,200 sq. ft.
  21. EDC
    Midlothian, VA
    1,141,000 sq. ft.
  22. Stiles Construction Company
    Fort Lauderdale, FL
    1,112,140 sq. ft.
  23. Lyle Parks Jr. Inc.
    Anaheim, CA
    1,100,100 sq. ft.
  24. Tri North Builders Inc.
    Madison, WI
    990,000 sq. ft.
  25. Pinkerton & Laws Inc.
    Marietta, GA
    870,426 sq. ft.
  26. Novak Construction Co.
    Chicago, IL
    765,883 sq. ft.
  27. Jeffrey M. Brown Associates, Inc.
    Huntingdon Valley, PA
    765,107 sq. ft.
  28. Construction One Inc.
    Columbus, OH
    750,000 sq. ft.
  29. R. E. Crawford Construction
    Springdale, PA
    720,000 sq. ft.
  30. Oakview Construction
    Omaha, NE
    670,970 sq. ft.
  31. Shames Construction Co. Ltd.
    Livermore, CA
    655,000 sq. ft.
  32. Roche Constructors Inc
    Greeley, CO
    599,070 sq. ft.
  33. Corcon
    West Hempstead, NY
    520,460 sq. ft.
  34. Ibex Construction
    New York, NY
    500,000 sq. ft.
  35. Elder-Jones Inc.
    Bloomington, MN
    470,000 sq. ft.
  36. Graycor Construction Co. Inc.
    Homewood, IL
    406,000 sq. ft.
  37. J. Raymond Construction Corp.
    Longwood, FL
    373,600 sq. ft.
  38. Larson-Danielson Construction Co. Inc.
    LaPorte, IN,
    268,000 sq. ft.
  39. Harper Corp. - General Contractors
    Greenville, SC,
    217,100 sq. ft.
  40. Schimenti Construction Company
    Mount Fisco, NY,
    200,000 sq. ft.