Brasfield & Gorrie is one of the largest privately held construction firms in the nation. Our purpose is building exceptional people, trusting relationships, great projects, and strong communities.
Our Core Values
Brasfield & Gorrie owes its success to its people. The company founders established a reputation for unwavering quality and integrity, and those values remain the bedrock of our business philosophy today.
Because safety is our top priority, it is also our top corporate value. 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.
We refer to our values as our company SPIRIT:
Headquartered in Birmingham, Alabama, our company is the successor to the Thos. C. Brasfield company, a general contractor operating as a sole proprietor from 1921. Miller Gorrie purchased the company’s construction assets in 1964 and changed the name to Brasfield & Gorrie in 1967.
Initially, the new company continued in the niche of small commercial and remodeling projects. As profitability increased, the company shifted its emphasis to larger commercial, institutional, healthcare, and industrial projects. In 1984, Brasfield & Gorrie began expanding, opening additional full-service offices in Atlanta, Georgia, and Orlando, Florida. Since that time, the company has continued to grow and now serves clients from twelve offices in eight states.
Brasfield & Gorrie’s success is the result of a strong work ethic and industry knowledge combined with innovation and collaboration. In the first year after Miller Gorrie purchased the assets of the Thos. C. Brasfield company, our annual revenue was less than $1 million. Today, our annual revenue is more than $2 billion, and we are a nationally respected general contractor with 2,600 employees and an average project value of $12 million.
Brasfield & Gorrie places a high priority on giving back to the communities that support our business and foster our families. Employees are encouraged by example to serve their communities, and it is rare to find a local organization or event that has not benefited from Brasfield & Gorrie’s participation. Our corporate officers are acknowledged community leaders who actively participate in or lead a variety of business, civic, charitable, and social organizations.
Brasfield & Gorrie employees exhibit strong team spirit and a sense of pride that is usually found only in small companies. Employee involvement has earned Brasfield & Gorrie the title of “Pacesetter Company” for United Way. Since 1992, our company has led its division in the United Way campaign, increasing per capita contributions each year.