Brasfield & Gorrie

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Brasfield & Gorrie, LLC
Type Privately held company
Industry General contractor (construction)
Founded 1964
Founders Thomas C. Brasfield
Headquarters Birmingham, Alabama, US
Key people M. Miller Gorrie, Chairman
M. James Gorrie, President and Chief Executive Officer
Services General construction
Construction management
Design / Build
Revenue Increase US$2.00 billion (2010)[1]
Employees 2,400 (2012)

Brasfield & Gorrie, LLC is a privately held construction management, general contractor, and design-build service provider.[2] Founded in 1921 by Thomas C. Brasfield as the Thomas C. Brasfield Company, Brasfield & Gorrie is headquartered in Birmingham, Alabama.[2]

Within the United States, Brasfield & Gorrie is currently ranked #215 in the list of the nation's Largest Private Companies by Forbes Magazine,[1] is ranked second on the list of the nation's top healthcare general contractors by Modern Healthcare,[3] and is ranked 32nd on a list of the Top 400 Contractors by Engineering News-Record.[4] In 2011, the company reported revenues close to $2 billion.[1]


Founded as the Thomas C. Brasfield Company by its namesake in 1921, the company focused on small commercial and remodeling projects.[5] The company continued in this market until it was acquired in 1964 by Miller Gorrie, who changed the company's name to Brasfield & Gorrie in 1967.[5] As the company's success grew, Gorrie moved its focus to larger commercial, industrial, and institutional projects.[5] Brasfield & Gorrie expanded its operations in the late 1960s and early 1970s to include high-rise and specialty concrete structures, and expanded further in 1977 to include water and sewage treatment plants.[5] The company has also expanded into the government market and continues to be a nationwide leader in constructing healthcare facilities. In 1985, Brasfield & Gorrie opened offices in Atlanta, Georgia and Orlando, Florida, creating two new regions of operation.[5] With additional offices added in Raleigh, North Carolina, Nashville, Tennessee, Jacksonville, Florida, Dallas, Texas and Columbus, Georgia, Brasfield & Gorrie has increased its profitability from less than $1 million in its first year of operation to close to $2 billion in 2010.[1][5]

Company executives include M. James Gorrie as President and CEO,[6] M. Miller Gorrie as Chairman,[1] Jeff Stone as Central Region President, Rob Taylor as East Region President, Tim Dwyer as South Region President, Jim Hughey as President of Corporate Planning and Administration, James Purcell as Chief Technology Officer and Randy Freeman as Chief Financial Officer.[1] The Superintendent of Mountain Brook School System, Charles Mason, joined the company as the Director of Career Development in July 2009.[7]

Major projects[edit]



Sports & Leisure[edit]

  • Coleman Coliseum - a 15,316-seat multi-purpose arena in Tuscaloosa, Alabama that serves as home to the University of Alabama Crimson Tide basketball and gymnastics teams
  • Georgia Aquarium and Georgia Aquarium Expansion - the world's largest aquarium located in Atlanta, Georgia
  • Georgia Dome - a domed stadium located in Atlanta, Georgia and home to the Atlanta Falcons
  • Visionland - a theme park located outside of Birmingham, Alabama in Bessemer, Alabama
  • Bryant-Denny South Endzone Stadium Expansion at The University of Alabama-Tuscaloosa - an expansion to the University's football stadium that brought the capacity to 101,821, making it the fifth largest stadium in the nation. The expansion was completed in time for the 2010 Crimson Tide football season.
  • The Greenbrier - renovation and construction of the Spa and Sporting Club
  • Tiger Stadium - Completed the south endzone expansion at Louisiana State University. The expansion brought capacity to 102,321, making it the third largest in the Southeastern Conference.


  • McWane Science Center - a science museum and research archive located in downtown Birmingham, Alabama
  • Auburn University Student Center- a replacement student activities center in Auburn, Alabama
  • Ensworth School - Academic building, library and art/science renovation project in Nashville, Tennessee
  • Paideia School - Gymnasium and expansion to the junior high school which earned LEED Gold in Atlanta, Georgia


  • United States Federal Courthouse - a five-story building in housing the U.S. Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals located in Shreveport, Louisiana
  • Hugo L. Black Federal Courthouse - federal courthouse located in Birmingham, Alabama
  • Richard Arnold Federal Courthouse - renovation of the federal courthouse located in Little Rock, Arkansas
  • United States Land Port of Entry U.S. border station that is LEED Silver located in Donna, Texas


  1. ^ a b c d e f "America's Largest Private Companies". Forbes Magazine. 2008-11-03. Retrieved 2009-04-19. 
  2. ^ a b "Engineering and Construction Services:Brasfield & Gorrie, LLC". BusinessWeek. Retrieved 2009-04-19. 
  3. ^ DeButts, Jimmy (2009-04-07). "Robins & Morton, Brasfield & Gorrie top health care construction list". Birmingham Business Journal. Retrieved 2009-04-19. 
  4. ^ "Brasfield & Gorrie Standardizes on Construction Project Management Software from Meridian Systems". AECCafe. 2008-09-11. Retrieved 2009-04-19. 
  5. ^ a b c d e f "General Company Overview" (PDF). Brasfield & Gorrie, LLC. 2006-08-31. Retrieved 2009-04-19. [dead link]
  6. ^ "Brasfield & Gorrie, LLC Company Profile". Yahoo! Finance. Retrieved 2009-04-19. 
  7. ^ Cooper, Lauren (2009-04-06). "Mountain Brook superintendent to join Brasfield & Gorrie". Birmingham Business Journal. Retrieved 2009-04-19. 

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