Press Release: 08.28.2017

McCarthy Earns No. 11 Ranking among Solar Power World’s Top 500

Firm also earns 6th place ranking for EPC utility-scale solar installations in U.S.

Two Construction Workers Walking in Front of Solar Panels

McCarthy earned a top position on Solar Power World’s 2017 Top 500 Solar Contractors list, which ranked the firm #11, a significant increase over the previous year’s ranking of #29. The 2017 list, which is based on McCarthy’s 2016 installations that totaled 600.3 MW installations in communities across the United States. In addition, the firm secured the #6 slot among Engineer, Procure, Construct (EPC) firms in the U.S. To date, McCarthy’s Renewable Energy team has constructed or is in the process of designing and installing 26 large utility-scale solar projects, delivering more than 1,192.8 MW around the country since 2013.

The Solar Power World Top 500 Contractors list ranks contractors according to influence in the residential, commercial, and utility solar installation markets. Solar Power World magazine is a leading online and print resource for news and information about the solar industry.  

McCarthy’s national Renewable Energy team is committed to bringing clean energy solutions to communities from coast-to-coast. In addition to large-scale PV installations in Arizona, California, Texas, Colorado, Arkansas, Nevada, Utah, Tennessee, Georgia, Virginia and Missouri, McCarthy has also worked with various school districts and universities throughout the west to install smaller-scale solar projects on school rooftops and parking structures.

“Our Renewable Energy team has been focused on providing efficient clean energy production solutions to communities from coast to coast,” said Scott Canada, senior vice president of the Renewable Energy team at McCarthy. “I am proud of our team for surpassing the milestone of bringing 1 GW of solar energy, and for earning top rankings by Solar Power World among all installers, and particularly in our area of expertise.”  

About McCarthy

McCarthy Building Companies, Inc. is the oldest privately held national construction company in the country – with more than 150 years spent collaborating with partners to solve complex building challenges on behalf of its clients. With an unrelenting focus on safety and a comprehensive quality program that span all phases of every project, McCarthy utilizes industry-leading design phase and construction techniques combined with value-add technology to maximize outcomes. Repeatedly honored as a Best Place to Work and Healthiest Employer, McCarthy is ranked the 15th largest domestic general contractor (Engineering News-Record, May 2017). With approximately 1,800 salaried employees and offices in St. Louis, Atlanta; Collinsville, Ill.; Portage, Ind.; Kansas City, Kan.; Omaha, Neb.; Phoenix; Las Vegas; Denver; Dallas, Houston; Albuquerque; and San Diego, Newport Beach, San Francisco, San Jose and Sacramento, Calif. McCarthy is 100 percent employee owned. More information about the company is available online at or by following the company on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram and Google+.

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