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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
Mike Holmes 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 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 Fidrych 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
Buddy Tudor 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 J. Seymour 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 Sellers 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 Raffi Bedayn was a mountaineer.

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

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Tom Silva is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list List of Famous General Contractors
Tom Silva 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 Keller 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 Day 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 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 Betts Edward Ladd Betts was an English civil engineering contractor who was mainly involved in the building of railways.

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Suu Kyi trespasser incidents is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list List of Famous General Contractors
Suu Kyi trespasser incidents 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.

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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 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 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

Thomas Grissell is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list List of Famous General Contractors
Thomas Grissell Thomas Grissell was an English public works contractor who was responsible for constructing a number of prestigious buildings in England.

Ed Worley is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list List of Famous General Contractors
Ed Worley James Edwin "Ed" Worley is a Democratic member of the Kentucky Senate, representing the 34th District since 1999. He is currently Minority Floor Leader.

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Plunkett Donaghy is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list List of Famous General Contractors
Plunkett Donaghy Plunkett Donaghy is a former Tyrone Gaelic footballer. He won three Ulster Senior Football Championship medals and an All Star in 1986. He lives in The Moy, Co. Tyrone.

John Cowdery is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list List of Famous General Contractors
John Cowdery John J. Cowdery was a Republican member of the Alaska Senate, representing the O District from 2001 through 2008. He was previously a member of the Alaska House of Representatives from 1982 ...more

Mike Jackson is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list List of Famous General Contractors
Mike Jackson James Michael Jackson, known as Mike Jackson is a Republican former member of the Texas Senate representing the 11th District. He was also the President pro tempore of the Texas Senate, before ...more

Joseph Wagner is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list List of Famous General Contractors
Joseph Wagner Joseph Wagner was an American politician from New York.

Gilbert Peterson is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list List of Famous General Contractors
Gilbert Peterson Gilbert Peterson, was an American contractor from Lockport, New York. He was the founder and President of Peterson & Sons, which he ran with his two sons, Charles Gilbert Peterson and Jesse ...more

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Ibrahim Imam is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list List of Famous General Contractors
Ibrahim Imam Ibrahim Imam was a Kanuri politician from Borno, Nigeria who was the secretary of the Northern People's Congress and later became a patron of the Borno Youth Movement. He was elected into the ...more

Otto Lerche is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list List of Famous General Contractors
Otto Lerche Otto Lerche was a farmer and cement contractor from Potter, Wisconsin. He was elected in 1918 as a Socialist state representative, the first Socialist ever elected to the Wisconsin State ...more

Ira Winslow Hamilton, Jr. is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list List of Famous General Contractors
Ira Winslow Hamilton, Jr. Ira Winslow Hamilton, Jr. worked as an engineer and general contractor.

Levi Ives is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list List of Famous General Contractors
Levi Ives Levi Ives, father of Burl Ives, was a farmer and a contractor.

Arthur Sr. Lange is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list List of Famous General Contractors
Arthur Sr. Lange Arthur Sr. Lange was the father of Artie Lange.

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Abdul R. Awan is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list List of Famous General Contractors
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Shezad Naseeb is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list List of Famous General Contractors
Shezad Naseeb Shezad Naseed is a 2013 Lux Style Award nominee.

Robert Somerhalder is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list List of Famous General Contractors
Robert Somerhalder Robert Somerhalder is the father of Ian Somerhalder.

Jeff Stone is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list List of Famous General Contractors
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David Heard is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list List of Famous General Contractors
David Heard David Heard is a general contractor.

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Krishnanand Rai is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list List of Famous General Contractors
Krishnanand Rai Mr. Krishnanand Rai was an Indian politician born on 11 December 1955 in Ghazipur district of Uttar Pradesh, India. He served as a Member of Legislative Assembly from 2002 to 2005 representing ...more

Thomas James
Thomas James "T.J." Mulgrew II Thomas James "T.J." Mulgrew II, the father of Kate Mulgrew, is a contractor.

John Park is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list List of Famous General Contractors
John Park John Esten Park, educated in chemistry and medicine, experimented with using concrete to construct buildings before the American Civil War. His work left the town of Seguin, Texas, with the ...more

James Cochrane is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list List of Famous General Contractors
James Cochrane James Cochrane was a Canadian construction contractor and politician, the Mayor of Montreal, Quebec between 1902 and 1904. Cochrane was educated at the British Canadian School and Collegiate ...more

Steven Gould Axelrod is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list List of Famous General Contractors
Steven Gould Axelrod Steven Gould Axelrod is the son of George Axelrod.

Jeffrey Bronken is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list List of Famous General Contractors
Jeffrey Bronken Jeffrey Bronken was a glass contractor and pilot.

John Laing is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list List of Famous General Contractors
John Laing Second generation of the John Laing construction company, working still mainly in the Carlisle region.

Stephan Doreck is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list List of Famous General Contractors
Stephan Doreck Stephan Doreck is the father of Chad Doreck.