Clayco Leaps To No. 66 On Enr's Top 400 Contractors List - Clayco

Clayco Leaps To No. 66 On Enr’s Top 400 Contractors List

St. Louis, MO (May 28, 2008)

Clayco Inc. jumped 14 positions to a No. 66 ranking on Engineering News Record’s Top 400 Contractors list. The rankings can be found on the publication’s Web site at

The entire list, based on 2007 revenue numbers, was published in the May 19, 2008, issue of ENR, a leading weekly construction trade journal from The McGraw-Hill Companies.

Russ Burns, president of Clayco, attributes the company’s continued successes to its diversified markets, including its corporate, financial, industrial, institutional and residential business units; a strong presence in the real estate market; its offices in St. Louis, Chicago and Detroit; and its impact on sustainable building. Currently, Clayco is creating a new global headquarters for Novus International Inc. in O’Fallon with a plan to pursue LEED Platinum Certification in the U.S. Green Building Council’s Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design program.

The $20 million Novus project includes renovation of its existing 42,000-square-foot building and design-build of a 48,000-square-foot addition. Scheduled for completion in September 2008, Novus’ global headquarters will feature 10 research laboratories, bamboo wood flooring and bamboo veneered doors, a glazed curtain wall, skylights, and floor-to-ceiling windows to allow for natural light.

Another major project nearing completion is Washington University’s $32 million Danforth Student Center, which is scheduled for completion in July 2008. Clayco is pursuing a LEED Gold Certification for the Danforth Center. The foundation below the three-story, 115,880-square-foot Danforth Center, which was completed last year, is a 520-space parking garage, also completed by Clayco.

Other recently completed projects include two projects for Saint Louis University – Chaifetz Arena and the Edward A. Doisy Research Center. Chaifetz Arena, completed in spring 2008, boasts the second-largest capacity in the Atlantic 10 Conference, with 10,600seats, 14 private suites, a two-court basketball/volleyball practice facility, and support facilities for SLU’s athletic department and all SLU Division 1 sports programs. Edward A. Doisy Research Center’s $80.5 million facility provides state-of-the-art medical research facilities at the university’s Health Sciences Center. The building also utilized radius and straight perimeter foundation walls to form a foundation capable of not only supporting the structure, but also creating a recognizable and distinct shape for a landmark in midtown St. Louis.

“ENR’s ranking means a lot to Clayco,” said Burns. “It is a proven result to our employees’ commitment and dedication to producing quality projects that we can believe in. Our responsibility goes beyond design-build solutions to creating projects that will sustain our way of life for the future.”