Press Release: 08.22.2018

McCarthy Recognized in Top 10 on National 2018 Top Solar Contractor List

top 10 solar logMcCarthy ranked No. 7 in Solar Power World’s 2018 Top Solar Contractors list of top contractors in the United States. McCarthy was also ranked No. 5 on the “Top 10 Solar EPCs” list and No. 7 on the Top 10 Utility Solar Contractors list. In 2017, which the lists were based on, McCarthy’s Renewable Energy team installed 370,000 kilowatts (DC) for 10 projects in communities throughout the United States.

Rankings are determined by the number of kilowatts (DC) installed in 2017 in the United States only. Solar Power World magazine is a leading online and print resource for news and information regarding solar installation, development and technology.

The McCarthy Renewable Energy team, based in Phoenix, focuses on solar installation projects as well as other renewable energy projects across the U.S. Nationally, McCarthy provides engineer, procure, construct (EPC) services on utility-scale solar projects. McCarthy’s engineering and construction services offer in-budget development, constructability reviews, cost-estimating, value analysis, schedule development, project management and schedule control.

In recent years, McCarthy’s Renewable Energy Team has completed or is in the process of constructing more than 30 utility-scale clean energy projects in communities from coast to coast, representing a combined capacity of more than 1.3 Gigawatts (GW) of clean energy production.

“Since 2013, McCarthy’s Renewable Energy team has helped private solar developers and utilities deliver cost-effective, clean energy to private companies, universities, utilities and energy co-ops,” said Scott Canada, senior vice president of the Renewable Energy team at McCarthy Building Companies. “It’s an honor to again be named among the top 10 solar contractors in the U.S. and to continue innovating and streamlining our operations to best ensure we are helping our clients and partners to provide cost-effective, clean energy solutions to communities throughout the country.”

About McCarthy Building Companies

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 14th largest domestic general contractor (Engineering News-Record, May 2018). With approximately 3,700 salaried employees and craft professionals, the firm has 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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