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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
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 ...more

Avery Brundage is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list List of Famous General Contractors
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 ...more

Mark Fidrych is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list List of Famous General Contractors
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 ...more

Buddy Tudor is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list List of Famous General Contractors
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 ...more

Samuel J. Seymour is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list List of Famous General Contractors
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 ...more

Michael Sellers is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list List of Famous General Contractors
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 ...more

Raffi Bedayn is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list List of Famous General Contractors
Raffi Bedayn was a mountaineer.

Horace King is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list List of Famous General Contractors
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 ...more

William Mackenzie is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list List of Famous General Contractors
William Mackenzie was a British civil engineer and civil engineering contractor who was one of the leading European contractors in the 1840s.

François Blais is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list List of Famous General Contractors
François Frank Blais was a Canadian politician, contractor, farmer, lumber merchant. He was elected to the Canadian House of Commons in the 1935 election as an Independent Liberal to ...more

B.B. Andersen is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list List of Famous General Contractors
B.B. Andersen is a former contestant on the reality television show Survivor: Borneo.

Thomas Brassey is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list List of Famous General Contractors
Thomas Brassey was an English civil engineering contractor and manufacturer of building materials who was responsible for building much of the world's railways in the 19th century. By 1847, he ...more

Tom Silva is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list List of Famous General Contractors
Tom Silva is a contractor notable for his long-running participation in the PBS show This Old House. He is co-owner of Silva Brothers' Construction, based in Lexington, Massachusetts.

James Keller is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list List of Famous General Contractors
James "Jim" or "J.R." Keller was a Minnesota politician and a member of the Minnesota House of Representatives and the Minnesota Senate from southeastern Minnesota.

Stockwell Day is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list List of Famous General Contractors
Stockwell Burt Day, Jr., PC is a former Canadian politician, and a member of the Conservative Party of Canada. He is a former cabinet minister in Alberta, and a former leader of the Canadian ...more

Josef Hlávka is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list List of Famous General Contractors
Josef Hlávka was a Czech architect, builder, philanthropist and founder of the oldest Czech foundation for sciences and arts.

Edward Betts is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list List of Famous General Contractors
Edward Ladd Betts was an English civil engineering contractor who was mainly involved in the building of railways.

John William Yettaw is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list List of Famous General Contractors
John William Yettaw On 4 May 2009, the American citizen John Yettaw trespassed upon the residence of Burmese political prisoner Aung San Suu Kyi, two weeks before her scheduled release from house arrest on May 27. ...more

John Yettaw is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list List of Famous General Contractors
John Yettaw

Erich Ponti is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list List of Famous General Contractors
Erich Ponti Erich Edward Ponti, a general contractor from Baton Rouge, Louisiana, is a Republican member of the Louisiana House of Representatives from District 69 in East Baton Rouge Parish. On October 25, ...more

Vance Wilkins is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list List of Famous General Contractors
Vance Wilkins Shirley Vance Wilkins, Jr. is a retired American politician of the Republican Party. He was a member of the Virginia House of Delegates from 1978-2002. In 2000 he became the first non-Democratic ...more

Marc Mendelsohn is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list List of Famous General Contractors
Marc Mendelsohn Marc Mendelsohn is the founder of Bomarc Design & Construction, Inc. in San Anselmo, California.

Billy Derian is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list List of Famous General Contractors
Billy Derian Billy Derian is an American television presenter and designer best known for hosting the Discovery Channel shows Backyard Brigade & Rods N Wheels. He is currently the host and lead designer ...more

Amy Matthews is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list List of Famous General Contractors
Amy Matthews is a licensed general contractor and the host of DIY Network's Sweat Equity and Bathroom Renovations, and HGTV's Renovation Raiders. Born May 19, 1973, Matthews grew up in ...more

Joseph-Arsène Bonnier is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list List of Famous General Contractors
Joseph-Arsène Bonnier was a Canadian politician, contractor, person of independent means and undertaker. He was elected to the Canadian House of Commons in a 1938 by-election for the ...more