About McCarthy

Company Profile

McCarthy has been a community builder for 150 years. Founded as a family owned business, we are now 100% employee owned. Across America each employee has a personal stake in our company's future. The net result? An empowering and entrepreneurial environment directed towards providing clients with creative and value-oriented building solutions.

While much has changed over the years, many significant things have not. First and foremost, we're builders. Self-performance remains the foundation of our business. The rock on which we all stand. Couple this hands-on approach with a passionate belief in our people; a desire to build relationships based on trust and integrity; and a deeply-felt obligation to give back to our communities. Now, you begin to understand what lies at the heart of McCarthy—what truly sets us apart.

Our Company and People

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Our never-ending goal is to be The Best Builder in America.

  • Founded in 1864 and the oldest American construction company with offices nationally
  • 100% employee owned
  • One of the top 10 U.S. commercial builders
  • Headquartered in St. Louis with community-based offices nationwide
  • $3 billion in annual revenues
  • 1,600 full-time salaried and 1,200 weekly payroll employees
  • A diverse culture built around teamwork, respect and long-term relationships
  • Financially strong with significant bonding capacity
  • Over 70% of work from repeat clients
  • Experience in 44 states
  • We're builders, not just brokers—there is a difference

Our Markets

McCarthy is nationally recognized for tackling the toughest construction challenges. We are an industry leader in a diverse array of building categories:

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Our Services and Systems

  • Unparalleled in-house, end-to-end workflow solutions—from preconstruction through completion
  • Proven experience in all project delivery methods and contract types
  • Dedicated Virtual Design & Construction (VDC) specialists
  • Cutting-edge communications and project management tools
  • McCarthy BUILD U® training program positions our builders at the leading edge of new means, methods and technology
  • Trained green building specialists and in-place systems track and help achieve sustainable goals
  • Strong relationships with subcontractors and design partners
  • A commitment to diversity, minority mentoring and collaboration
  • Established and continuously enhanced field procedures to reflect McCarthy and industry best practices
  • Award-winning, proactive safety program, with a focus on total project safety
  • One-of-a-kind quality program that raises the industry bar on building enclosure, water infiltration and MEP coordination
  • Accurate and timely project closeout

Our Future

  • Planned growth built upon a solid strategic foundation
  • Continue to foster an ownership culture where each partner is empowered to make a difference
  • Further enhance our culture built around training
  • Continuing to cultivate diversity in our people, purchases and projects
  • A true commitment to finding and nurturing a new generation of builders
  • Creatively developing new value-added services for our clients and partners