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Kent Ranks #6 in Top Concrete Firms

News 6 in Top Concrete Firms

Engineering News Record (ENR) recognized Kent Companies as the sixth largest concrete construction firm nationwide and the 52nd largest specialty contractor nationwide in the 2023 Top 600 Specialty Contractors list.

Companies are ranked according to construction revenue in 2022 in millions from specialty contracting in a prime or subcontracting capacity. In 2022, Kent Companies delivered 27% annual growth in revenue and surged in total headcount to over 2,000 team members working across the country. 

Kent Companies CEO Jeff VanderLaan shared, “Our consistent growth is rooted in our commitment to our people. We’re entrepreneurial by nature, and that means creating opportunities for our people to build life-long, meaningful careers in construction.”

VanderLaan continued, “Our growth trajectory is both aggressive and strategic. We’re focused on serving the right markets and being the trade partner of choice for our customers. Our team members are stepping up to lead on every front, and that creates a continual upward path for advancement on our team.” 

Kent Companies’ Chief Business Officer, Leah Gradl, was featured as a panelist on ENR’s Top 600 Specialty Contractors Unveiled webinar to discuss industry trends and challenges facing trade contractors. She shared insights on efficiencies gained through technology, harnessing data to enhance market share and the firm’s long-term commitment to workforce development.  Gradl shared, “Our story is powered by deep relationships with our people, our customers, and the communities where we build.  We are gaining momentum that is creating energy through every level of our team. This next chapter will require us to be agile, innovative, and fully committed.”

Click HERE to view the full 2023 ENR Top 600 Specialty Contractors list.

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