Lexington, KY – Brett Construction Company continues to expand it’s market share and advance even higher in the nation’s top 10 metal builders, as ranked by Metal Construction News, the nation’s leading news magazine for the metal construction industry. The list ranks the top 100 metal builders in the United States by two segments – square footage of metal constructed and by tonnage of steel purchased.
Brett Construction Company is the nation’s #8 largest metal builder by square footage of metal constructed at 1,401,851 square feet in 2016, nearly three times the average of all of the nation’s top metal builders. The firm advanced six places from last year to become the nation’s #9 largest metal builder by tonnage of steel purchased with 4,000 tons in 2016, a 51.5 percent increase over the previous year’s tonnage. Brett Construction Company is the only Kentucky company to reach the top 10 in either category, and broke into the top 10 in tonnage for the first time in company history.
“One of our greatest measures of success is our long-standing client relationships,” said Brett Setzer, CEO of Brett Construction Company. “As our clients continue to grow and expand their operations, we are fortunate enough to grow with them. Last year alone we doubled the amount of steel purchased from the previous year.”
In 2016, Brett Construction Company constructed just over 1.4 million square feet of pre-engineered metal building projects. The average building size was 100,000-SF and the largest was a 250,000-SF facility in Macon, Georgia.
Brett Construction Company works exclusively with Varco Pruden Buildings, a world leader in pre-engineered metal and steel construction systems based in Memphis, Tennessee, that serves a national and international client base. Brett Construction Company is now the second largest builder within their network of nearly a thousand builders.
“Metal construction allows us to provide the quick turn-around our clients often need on development and construction projects,” explains Setzer. “Varco Pruden’s manufacturing capability and extensive product line help us provide a quality building while meeting those accelerated schedules for our clients.”
Brett Construction Company has more than 30 years of commercial construction experience, including industrial, educational, institutional and commercial clients throughout the Commonwealth of Kentucky and the United States. Some of our current and long-standing clients include FedEx Ground, FedEx Freight, FedEx Express, XPO Logistics (formerly Con-way Freight), Harbor Steel & Supply Corporation, the Commonwealth of Kentucky, American Howa, Lockmasters, Lexington Clinic, Kentucky One Health and Transylvania University.
In addition to commercial construction, Brett Construction Company also shares ownership with Setzer Properties, a national real estate investment and development firm with more than 28 years of experience. The firm has developed more than 5.6 million square feet of space for projects across 26 states totaling more than $532 million. Both firms are headquartered in Lexington,