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Brasfield & Gorrie Overview

Birmingham, AL
1001 to 5000 employees
1964
Company - Private
Construction
$2 to $5 billion (USD) per year
Brasfield & Gorrie is one of the nation’s largest privately held construction firms, and the company owes its success to its people. The company founders established a reputation for unwavering quality and integrity, and those values remain the bedrock ... Read more

Mission: Our purpose is building exceptional people, trusting relationships, great projects, and strong communities.

Brasfield & Gorrie – Why Work For Us?


Why work at Brasfield & Gorrie? 

You’ll be challenged and inspired, and you’ll be proud. When you join the Brasfield & Gorrie family, you open the door to a rewarding career at one of the nation’s leading general contractors. No matter what your job is, you will be given responsibility and the opportunity to work in an environment where dedication and hard work will further your career. Although we have 12 corporate offices and many jobsites, we take the time to get to know each other, and we treat one another like family.

Building Strong Communities 

Working at Brasfield & Gorrie is like working with family. We work to make a living, but we also work to make a difference—for our families, for the company, and for our communities. Whether through monetary donations, time commitments, or organized events, each year we make a tremendous impact on countless organizations and the people they serve.

We understand the difference we can make when we work together to support and build strong communities for future generations.

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Diversity and Inclusion

Valuing others is essential to our purpose, so for us, valuing diversity and inclusion is more than a lofty company commitment; it’s a way of building relationships that helps us live our purpose in our daily work.

Our projects, employees, and communities are strengthened by an inclusive culture and enhanced by the experiences and perspectives of a diverse workforce. We partner with organizations that provide pathways for us to champion inclusion and diversity in our workforce.

Learn more about why we value diversity and inlcusion.

Our Purpose and Our Values

What sets us apart from our competition? Our people. Our founders set standards and established values that took root and created a family atmosphere. We continue to emphasize the importance of relationships, not only with fellow employees but with everyone we interact with daily.

Our purpose is building exceptional people, trusting relationships, great projects, and strong communities. We refer to our values as our SPIRIT: Safety, Performance, Integrity, Respect, Innovation, Teamwork.

We strive to be the safest general contractor in every market we serve, and we are committed to ensuring the safety of our employees, clients, and associates. Our SEE IT, OWN IT, SHARE IT® initiative reflects our emphasis on the essential role each of us plays in reaching our corporate goal of zero incidents on all of our projects, encouraging each employee to take personal ownership of safety.

Work with us and you will see that we don’t just advertise our values: We live them.

Whether you’re new to the industry, a seasoned professional, or a student looking to gain experience, we’ve got the job for you. When you join the Brasfield & Gorrie family, you open the door to a rewarding career at one of the most respected and dynamic companies in the industry.

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What do our employees say?

Our co-ops and interns contribute in meaningful ways, gaining hands-on experience during their terms, and it pays: Most of them join our team full-time after graduation. By coming to work for Brasfield & Gorrie, you will join a family that will make you and your career development their top priority.

Cooperative Education Program

Co-op students at Brasfield & Gorrie typically work three alternating semesters and are exposed to preconstruction, project management, and the field. During their terms with us, co-op students are registered with the school and are typically earning a co-op diploma. Their grades are monitored by their schools during the co-op periods, and they must have evaluation forms completed regularly. Register with your school’s cooperative education office to express interest or to sign up for co-op interviews.

Internships

We hire interns every semester, with the largest number of interns working in the summer. These opportunities offer you the chance to attend school while gaining relevant, hands-on experience.


Founded in 1964, Brasfield & Gorrie is one of the nation’s largest privately held construction firms, providing general contracting, design-build, and construction management services for a wide variety of markets. We are skilled in construction best practices, including virtual design and construction, integrated project delivery, and lean construction, but we are best known for our preconstruction and self-perform expertise and exceptional client service. Brasfield & Gorrie has more than 3,000 employees and 12 offices. Our 2017 revenues were $2.8 billion. Engineering News-Record ranks Brasfield & Gorrie 27th among the nation’s “Top 400 Contractors” for 2018.


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    Brasfield & Gorrie lives its values everyday. The company has treated me and my family incredibly well.

    Cons

    It's a large company, so change can be slow, but change is carefully considered and done correctly.

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    Keep up the great work! Thank you for truly caring about us as employees.

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Brasfield & Gorrie Interviews

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    I applied through other source. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at Brasfield & Gorrie.

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    Interview was team with 5 persons. Looked at candidate from different perspectives. Process is not consistent between office and shop personnel. If you are a mechanic with a clean background and drug test you will get hired.

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Brasfield & Gorrie Awards & Accolades

  • America's Largest Private Companies, Forbes, 2009
  • America's Largest Private Companies, Forbes, 2008
  • Ranked #1 Top Contractor, ENR Southeast, 2019
  • Ranked #1 Contractor in Healthcare, ENR Southeast, 2019
  • Ranked among the “Best Places to Work” and “Top Workplaces”, Atlanta Business Chronicle, Birmingham Business Journal, Dallas Business Journal, Triangle Business Journal, and Charlotte Observer, 2019
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Pledges & Certifications

Diversity Commitment

Has programs that support a diverse and inclusive workforce

First Job Programs

Maintain entry-level hiring and career development programs to give people career starts

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