Construction Rebound

by Categorized: Uncategorized Date:

As we reported last week,  the construction industry in Connecticut hired 2,900 people in March, a big jump from last year’s spring hiring.

Burns & McDonnell, an engineering, architecture, and consulting firm with a large office in Wallingford, was one of the companies we wanted to check in with, but no one was around to talk in time for that story.

Tuesday, Chris Courtright, construction operations manager for the New England Burns & McDonnell office, got in touch.

About 150 people work in Connecticut for the Kansas City-based firm, but more than 300 people are based out of the Wallingford office. Courtright said lots of the men who are managing projects in Pennsylvania or Maine still live in Connecticut and come home on the weekends.

“We’re definitely seeing a rebound,” Courtright said. Where revenue grew between 5 and 10 percent in 2012 compared to 2011, this year’s pace looks like it will be 10 to 15 percent above 2012.

Courtright said not only are the number of jobs increasing, the dollar amount of each job is growing.

And that means the company needs more staff. “We have open requisitions for at least 10 positions,” Courtright said.


The Courant is using Facebook comments on stories. To comment on articles, sign into Facebook and enter your comment in the field below. Comments will appear in your Facebook News Feed unless you choose otherwise. To report spam or abuse, click the X next to the comment. For guidelines on commenting, click here.

One thought on “Construction Rebound

  1. Been There Done That

    “… lots of the men who are managing projects…” Hmm, no women working for this company? Interesting that spokesperson couldn’t even be politically correct and pretend that there are women in construction industry.

Comments are closed.