Tonn and Blank Construction Among Top 400 Contractors in the US • Northwest Indiana Business Magazine

Tonn and Blank Construction Among Top 400 Contractors in the US

June 2, 2010 Michigan City – Tonn and Blank Construction Company, headquartered in Michigan City, Indiana, was recently ranked as one of Engineering News-Records (ENR) Top 400 General Contractors in the United States.

ENR’s 2009 Top 400 Contractors list ranks the 400 largest General Contractors according to 2009 revenue in millions of dollars. ENR’s Top 400 is a comprehensive package of data and analysis that contains the previous year's rankings and percentage of revenue by market. The list also ranks the largest firms in a wide variety of market sectors.

According to ENR, the Top 400 Contractors witness the depth of the recession as the Top 400 as a group generated revenues 14.1% lower than the previous year. In 2008 the group as a whole generated $333.38 billion and in 2009 revenues fell off to $290.63 billion. Of 374 contractors on this year’s list that submitted surveys last year, 291 suffered declining revenues, 80 saw revenue increase.

“For us to be ranked within the Top 400 Contractors during this tough economic period, we are extremely pleased about the recent news,” said Jon Gilmore, President and CEO, Tonn and Blank Construction. “We have been extremely fortunate to have our backlog carry us into the future. Through our employees hard and dedicated work, we expect to continue building upon our success and provide our clients with the highest level of expertise in the industry.”

Tonn and Blank Construction is an award winning company where they recently completed the Valparaiso Family YMCA and was presented with the Construction Advancement Foundation’s 2010 “Commercial Project of the Year.” The company worked closely with the Architect, YMCA Leadership, and Building Committee Members to complete the 83,000-square-foot building on time and under budget.

Another notable project completed recently was the St. Elizabeth East Hospital, Lafayette, Indiana. This 420,000-square-foot replacement hospital reflects the capability Tonn and Blank can extend to their clients. Tonn and Blank Construction functioned as an extension of the St. Elizabeth Team and provided the Owner with a 150 inpatient bed facility with state-of-the-art healthcare technology.

The Tonn and Blank Construction teams throughout Indiana and the Midwest regions have many other sizable and high-caliber projects currently in progress.

Exceeding clients’ expectations with award-winning construction, Tonn and Blank Construction brings a proven project delivery method gleaned from nearly nine decades in the General Construction, Design/Build, and Construction Management industries. Today, with headquarters in Michigan City, Indiana, substantial market presence through their Indianapolis office, and an emergence in the Chicagoland area, Tonn and Blank brings skilled employees – many of whom have been with the company for upwards of 40 years – to meet the demands of the most challenging projects. Through strategic growth, Tonn and Blank operates on a zero-debt basis and is uniquely positioned to offer the flexibility, innovation, and dedication to fulfill the role as your trusted partner backed by a solid foundation.

Find out how Tonn and Blank can work with you to provide the innovative solutions – design/build, general construction, construction management – you need now and the expertise you need when you’re ready to build. For more information, please visit


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