Brasfield & Gorrie

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Brasfield & Gorrie is a large privately-held construction firm based at 3021 7th Avenue South in Birmingham's Lakeview district.

Thomas Brasfield founded his own Thomas C. Brasfield Company in 1921, with offices at 4109 Court S Ensley. He later moved the business to 3021 6th Avenue South in Lakeview. In 1964 he sold it to Miller Gorrie, who kept Brasfield's name and then added his own name to it when he moved a block south in 1967.

Brasfield & Gorrie grew steadily over the next decades and expanded from typical commercial and institutional buildings into hospitals, factories and water treatment plants, with a specialty in reinforced concrete construction. In the 1980s the company opened branch offices in several Southern cities. Gorrie's son, Jim became president in 1995 and CEO in 2011.

Currently, Brasfield & Gorrie has annual revenues of $2.3 billion and employs 2,600 workers at eight offices in Alabama, Georgia, Florida, North Carolina, Tennessee, and Texas. In 2013 it ranked as Birmingham's fourth largest private company. In 2021 it was named "Southeast Contractor of the Year" by Engineering News-Record and named "Top Workplace 2021" in the Atlanta area by the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

In 2022 activists opposing construction of an 85-acre police training facility at the site of the former Atlanta Prison Farm in DeKalb County, Georgia targeted Brasfield & Gorrie in public demonstrations, and also with vandalism and graffiti at the company's Atlanta, Birmingham and Charlotte offices.

Major projects

Birmingham area

Other locations

  • Georgia Dome, Atlanta, Georgia, 1992
  • AT&T Building (a.k.a. the Batman Building), Nashville, Tennessee, 1994
  • Georgia Aquarium, Atlanta, Georgia, 2005
  • Truist Park, Atlanta, Georgia, 2017
  • TK Elevator Test Tower and IQC, Atlanta, Georgia, 2022
  • Omni PGA Frisco Resort, Frisco, Texas, 2023


  • Atkins, Leah Rawls (2002) The Building of Brasfield & Gorrie. Birmingham: Brasfield & Gorrie
  • Tomberlin, Michael (June 29, 2014) "Building for a half-century: Brasfield & Gorrie has spent 50 years constructing Birmingham and beyond." The Birmingham News
  • Badertscher, Nancy (March 18, 2021) "Brasfield & Gorrie proud of relationships with employees, customers." Atlanta Journal-Constitution
  • Scott, Judy (June 22, 2021) "How Brasfield & Gorrie Rose to the Moment in 2020." Engineering News-Record
  • Capelouto, J. D. (September 27, 2022) "Brasfield & Gorrie chairman’s Mountain Brook home vandalized by Atlanta police training center opponents, officials say." Atlanta Journal-Constitution / The Birmingham News

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