The state's largest general contractors are ranked. The companies average forty-eight years in operation, but only fourteen are owned locally. Two Charlotte companies, Shelco, Inc. and McDevitt Street Bovis, are first and second on the list.
The state's top 100 private companies are ranked, using 1996 revenues. General Parts, Inc., a Raleigh-based auto-parts distributor, replaced Klaussner Furniture Industries, Inc. as the top company. Klaussner had been No. 1 since 1993.