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List of famous general contractors, with photos, bios, and other information when available. Who are the top general contractors in the world? This includes the most prominent general contractors, living and dead, both in America and abroad. This list of notable general contractors is ordered by their level of prominence, and can be sorted for various bits of information, such as where these historic general contractors were born and what their nationality is. The people on this list are from different countries, but what they all have in common is that they're all renowned general contractors.

A list made up of people like Mark Fidrych and Mike Holmes.

From reputable, prominent, and well known general contractors to the lesser known general contractors of today, these are some of the best professionals in the general contractor field. If you want to answer the questions, "Who are the most famous general contractors ever?" and "What are the names of famous general contractors?" then you're in the right place. (65 items)
Mike Holmes is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list List of Famous General Contractors
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Michael James Holmes is a Canadian residential home improvement contractor and television show host. Beginning with Holmes on Homes and subsequent shows, he rescues Toronto, Ontario, area homeowners from renovations gone wrong. He continued in his successor TV series, Holmes Inspection. He is also a ...more

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Age: 53

Birthplace: Halton Hills, Canada

Profession: General contractor, TV Personality

Credits: Holmes on Homes, Holmes Inspection, IQ: Live from London, Holmes in New Orleans

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Avery Brundage is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list List of Famous General Contractors
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Avery Brundage was the fifth president of the International Olympic Committee, serving from 1952 to 1972. The only American to attain that position, Brundage is remembered as a zealous advocate of amateurism, and for his involvement with the 1936 and 1972 Summer Olympics, both held in ...more

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Age: Died at 88 (1887-1975)

Birthplace: Detroit, Michigan, United States of America

Profession: Civil engineer, General contractor

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Mark Fidrych is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list List of Famous General Contractors
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Mark Steven Fidrych, nicknamed "The Bird", was a Major League Baseball pitcher. He pitched his entire career for the Detroit Tigers. In 1976, Fidrych led the major leagues with a 2.34 ERA, won the AL Rookie of the Year award, and finished with a 19–9 record. Shortly after, injuries piled up and his ...more

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Age: Died at 55 (1954-2009)

Birthplace: Worcester, Massachusetts, United States of America

Profession: Baseball player, General contractor

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#24 on The Best Detroit Tigers of All Time

#32 on Athletes Whose Careers Ended Too Soon

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Robert Beall Tudor, Jr., known as Buddy Tudor, was an American real estate developer. Based in Pineville, Louisiana, whose family-owned Tudor Construction Company and Tudor Enterprises together surpassed a billion dollars in development. An active member of the Baptist Church, Tudor was also a ...more

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Age: Died at 75 (1935-2010)

Birthplace: Alexandria, Louisiana, United States of America

Profession: Real estate development, General contractor

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Samuel James Seymour was the last surviving person who had been present in Ford's Theatre the night of the assassination of U.S. President Abraham Lincoln on April 14, 1865. He was from Maryland and lived in Arlington, Virginia in his later years. When Seymour was five, his godmother, Mrs. George S. ...more

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Age: Died at 96 (1860-1956)

Birthplace: Maryland, United States of America

Profession: Carpenter, General contractor

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Michael Peter Anthony Sellers was a builder, car restorer, author and the son of actor Peter Sellers. He also had small parts in a couple of his father's films. He was often interviewed by the media about his relation with his father. Despite a tenuous and troubled relationship with his father he ...more

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Age: Died at 52 (1954-2006)

Birthplace: Europe, Eurasia, United Kingdom, London England, + more

Profession: Musician, Author, Actor, General contractor Writer

Credits: Eye of the Dolphin, Vlad

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Raffi Bedayn was a mountaineer. ...more

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Birthplace: California, United States of America

Profession: Military Officer, General contractor, Mountaineer

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Horace King is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list List of Famous General Contractors
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Horace King was an American architect, engineer, and bridge builder. King is considered the most respected bridge builder of the 19th century Deep South, constructing dozens of bridges in Alabama, Georgia, and Mississippi. Born into slavery in South Carolina in 1807, King became a prominent bridge ...more

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Age: Died at 78 (1807-1885)

Birthplace: Cheraw, South Carolina, United States of America

Profession: Politician, Architect, General contractor, Engineer

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