Brett Construction Co. Continues to Advance in Top 10, Named Nation’s #7 Top Metal Builder by Square Footage

Lexington, KY – Brett Construction Company continues to 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 advanced one place from the previous year to become the nation’s #7 largest metal builder by square footage of metal constructed at 1,356,442 square feet in 2015, an annual increase of 44.3 percent. The firm advanced ten places to become the nation’s #15 largest metal builder by tonnage of steel purchased with 2,640 tons in 2015. Brett Construction Company is one of only four Kentucky firms to make the list.

“One of our greatest measures of success is that many of our clients are both long-standing and current,” 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. Three years ago, we were among the nation’s top 25 largest metal builders. Today, we’re 7th in the nation in terms of square footage built per year.”

Last year, Brett Construction Company constructed just over 1.35 million square feet of pre-engineered metal building projects. The average building size was 100,000-SF and the largest was a 300,000-SF facility in Louisville, Kentucky.

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.

“Many of our clients require quick turn-around on development and construction,” explains Setzer. “One of the benefits of metal construction is how quickly we can plan and build a facility to have it ready for client use. Varco Pruden’s exceptional products and their manufacturing capability help us provide a quality building while meeting our clients’ accelerated schedules.”

Brett Construction Company has more than 28 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, Baptist Health, Lexington Clinic, Kentucky One Health, Transylvania University, and the University of Kentucky.

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 25 years of experience. The firm has developed more than five million square feet of space for projects across 25 states totaling more than $510 million. Both firms are headquartered in Lexington, Kentucky.