Firm ranked #1 in 2023 by Engineering News Record Magazine

Tallahassee, Florida – Ajax Building Company was recently ranked #1 by ENR Southeast magazine within the Educational Sector, jumping ahead of their previous 5th ranking. Out of 106 total contractors who participated in ENR Southeast’s Top Contractors Rankings for 2023, Ajax was named first for earning the most revenue from projects within the educational sector.

“This year’s ranking is a testimony to the amount of effort and dedication our employees put into their work each and every day,” says Jay Smith, President of Ajax Building Company. “It’s a significant milestone for us, and I have no doubt that we’ll continue to raise the bar for our education clients.”

ENR (Engineering News Record) is an American weekly magazine that provides the latest news on the construction industry worldwide. Regarded as one of industry’s most authoritative and favored publications, ENR bases their rankings on each firm’s annual revenue, measuring the performance between contractors, managers, and designers throughout the multiple regions and sectors of the construction industry.

Ajax’s rise in the educational sector can be attributed to several successful large projects this year, including Florida State University’s new Student Union, University of Florida’s Malachowsky Hall, Albany State University’s Health Science and Nursing Simulation Lab, College of Charleston’s McAlister Hall, and many K-12 projects throughout Florida.

Ajax also moved up the ranks in a number of ENR Southeast’s other categories this year:

Overall Southeast Top Contractor: #44 (last year: 62)

Overall Florida: #19 (last year: 31)

Public Sector: #12 (newly in top 25)

CM at-Risk: #20 (last year: 27)

About Our Company

Ajax Building Company, LLC founded in 1958, is an employee owned and third generation family operated construction management firm. Now celebrating their 65th year in business, Ajax has steadily grown to become one of the Southeast’s premier contractors. As a part of the STO Building Group family of companies, Ajax’s project experience extends throughout the United States, into Canada and the UK and Ireland. Regardless of the complexity or size of a project, Ajax brings innovative solutions to construction challenges and always strives to exceed their client’s expectations. Ajax prides itself on delivering projects that are on time, within budget and possess the highest level of safety, customer service and quality. Ajax is an equal opportunity employer. We evaluate qualified employees and applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, and other legally protected characteristics.