Burns & McDonnell Moves Up to No. 8 on Annual Industry List of Top 500 Design Firms
Burns & McDonnell Moves Up to No. 8 on Annual Industry List of Top 500 Design Firms
05/02/2022 1 minute read

KANSAS CITY, Missouri — A record-breaking year of growth helped Burns & McDonnell maintain a strong standing among the nation’s leading design and construction firms. In 2021, Burns & McDonnell reached $5.7 billion in sales, supported nearly 17,000 projects and grew by nearly 650 employees.

Such comprehensive growth helped the firm secure the No. 8 spot on the 2022 annual survey of Top 500 Design Firms by Engineering News-Record (ENR) magazine, up from No. 9 in 2021. This year’s ranking is the firm’s fifth top-10 ranking within the Top 500 Design Firms. 

“Burns & McDonnell is extremely diversified in our service offerings, and almost all of our markets are busy right now,” says Ray Kowalik, chairman and CEO of Burns & McDonnell. “The development and improvement of critical infrastructure has been a primary business focus for Burns & McDonnell for more than 120 years. But the markets that are exceedingly booming, even before the infrastructure law, are data centers, transmission and distribution infrastructure, and renewable energy. We are seeing incredible growth in those areas, along with greater demand for our integrated delivery models.”

Amid heightened demand for electrical transmission, distribution and generation services, Burns & McDonnell maintained its No. 1 ranking in the Power category for the seventh consecutive year.

In addition to the Power ranking, Burns & McDonnell also ranks among the top 20 firms in six other categories:

  • No. 2 in Telecommunications
  • No. 8 in Industrial Process/Petroleum
  • No. 9 in Manufacturing
  • No. 17 in Hazardous Waste
  • No. 19 in Water
  • No. 20 in Sewer and Waste

About Burns & McDonnell

Burns & McDonnell is a family of companies bringing together an unmatched team of 10,000 engineers, construction and craft professionals, architects, and more to design and build our critical infrastructure. With an integrated construction and design mindset, we offer full-service capabilities. Founded in 1898 and working from more than 60 offices globally, Burns & McDonnell is 100% employee-owned. Learn how we are designed to build.