ENR Announces 2016 Top 400 Contractors

KBE Building Corp. jumped 54 ahead of competition

FARMINGTON, Ct., June 16, 2016 – KBE Building Corporation, a $300 million construction firm regionally positioned in the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic, earned spot #247 on Engineering News-Record’s (ENR) 2016 Top 400 Contractors list, improving 54 spots compared to its 2015 ranking.

Published annually, ENR’s Top 400 Contractors list provides structure to the construction industry by ranking publicly held and privately held contractors based on construction contracting-specific revenue.

“KBE’s improved ranking this year reflects our continued dedication to our core values and valued clients,” said KBE owner and CEO Mike Kolakowski, who bought the firm in 2007 with long-time senior executives Eric Brown and Simon Etzel.

KBE’s ENR recognition is just one of the firm’s 2016 honors; in April, KBE won the most prestigious safety award in Connecticut, the Best of the Best Safety Award for a General Contractor, courtesy of Associated Builders and Contractors – Connecticut Chapter. KBE also received the Award of Merit from The Connecticut Building Congress, Outstanding Historic Renovation Project from the International Interior Design Association (IIDA) and the American Library Association (ALA), and the Merit Award from the Associated Builders and Contractors – Baltimore Chapter so far this year.

About KBE Building Corporation

KBE has managed more than $4 billion in construction volume during the past two decades alone. With offices in Norwalk and Farmington, CT, as well as Columbia, MD, KBE Building Corporation is a full-service, single-source commercial construction company strategically positioned to serve the Eastern and Mid-Atlantic U.S.

Founded in 1959 and incorporated in 1966, the $300 million firm provides preconstruction, construction management, design-build, and general contracting services to clients in the retail, educational, senior living, federal, corporate, hospitality, health care, and institutional markets.

KBE’s team of 120+ construction professionals and support staff is deeply committed to the firm’s corporate philanthropy program, 50 Ways to Make a Difference. Established in 2009 to celebrate the firm’s new ownership, name change, and 50 years in business, 50 Ways has helped KBE associates donate more than $1.7 million and 11,474 volunteer hours to charitable causes benefiting children, seniors, and military veterans in Connecticut and Maryland.

Learn more at www.kbebuilding.com.

Media Contact: Jonelle Lawhorn | KBE Director of Marketing

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