Companies in this industry pour and finish concrete foundations and structural elements, and perform pressure grouting and shotcrete work; other services include alterations, maintenance, and repairs. Major companies, all based in the US, include Baker Concrete Construction, Berkel & Company Contractors, Stewart Builders, and United Forming.
Demand is driven by residential, commercial, and government-funded construction activity. The profitability of individual companies depends on accurate cost estimation and effective project management. Large companies have economies of scale in marketing and purchasing. Small companies can compete effectively by specializing.
Products, Operations & Technology
Major jobs include pouring and finishing concrete foundations, footings, chimneys, and retaining walls for residential, commercial, government, and institutional building projects. Other services include pressure grouting (reinforcing with concrete), shotcrete installation, concrete floor surfacing, and concrete repair and resurfacing.