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.

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


  • 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

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