AN INDUSTRY LEADING DESIGN-BUILD GENERAL CONTRACTOR WITH UNMATCHED EXPERIENCE & EXPERTISE

Founded in 1992 on the principle that construction should be an enjoyable and beneficial process for our associates and customers, ARCO has grown to become a leader in the design-build industry with offices in 31 major markets nationwide. As the 6th largest design-build general contractor in the U.S., ARCO offers the strength and presence of a national builder with the personalized attention of a small company. Our professional, qualified team of engineers, project managers, superintendents, and architects is capable of designing and building the most demanding project anywhere in the country. We pride ourselves in offering the best, most cost-effective single source solutions and adding value to every project.

SUPERIOR PROJECT DELIVERY

Turnkey solutions resulting in single-source responsibility, integrated design, and accelerated schedule.

ARCO’s design-build delivery method combines quality of design and construction, management of capital expense, and adherence to schedule into a single point of responsibility. As a result, our customers reap the benefits of total integration. Our team of design-build construction experts effectively gain an understanding of each client’s business and analyze the key components to reduce exposure and provide the very best value.

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THE DESIGN-BUILD ADVANTAGE

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ZERO UPFRONT COST DURING CONCEPTUAL DEVELOPMENT

Our expert proposal delivery method is based on zero investment preliminary design, resulting in the best solutions at the lowest overall total project cost.
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EARLY FINANCIAL RISK TRANSFER

ARCO takes on the financial risk in a project’s earliest stages – as soon as our firm price proposal is accepted. Pricing is locked in, and key materials are secured immediately.
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SUBSTANTIAL TIME & SCHEDULE SAVINGS

Our internal design services allow for design, buyout, and construction to occur simultaneously, saving valuable time on the overall project schedule.

UNMATCHED EXPERIENCE & EXPERTISE

From projects with accelerated schedules, to challenging sites, and everything in-between, our clients trust ARCO to build their most complex projects coast to coast.

With experience across industry types, the high level of technical expertise ARCO offers enables us to provide a thorough review of the client’s specifications and design to identify potential problems, inefficiencies, and value engineering solutions prior to construction.

Whether it is building 1 million square feet of pharmaceutical distribution space through winter in just 10 months or methane gas mitigation on a former landfill site, ARCO has the experience and expertise to solve even the most difficult problems and make the most complex projects feasible.

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COMMITTED TO OUR CORE VALUES

CORE PURPOSE:

Make the construction process enjoyable and beneficial for our associates and customers.

CORE VALUES:

  • Treat people fairly and do the right thing.
  • Understand our customers’ businesses and solve their problems.
  • Be positive, upbeat and have fun.
  • Create opportunities for individual, financial success based on merit.

AN AWARD-WINNING WORKPLACE

At ARCO, we are committed to taking care of our greatest asset - our team.

100% EMPLOYEE OWNED

The ARCO business model aims to foster a sense of entrepreneurship, giving each associate the tools needed to succeed on an individual level. Because we believe so strongly in creating opportunities for individual success among our associates, ARCO is a 100% associate owned company. Through our Employee Stock Ownership Program (ESOP), each associate holds a stake in the company, placing the benefits of our success directly in the hands of those who drive it. Each of our 31 offices have been opened by ARCO associates who have demonstrated a high-level of success and leadership.

BEST-IN-CLASS BENEFITS

ARCO offers competitive base salaries and industry-leading, merit-based bonuses, as well as a 100% company-funded retirement plan through the ESOP. We prioritize the health of our associates and their families through comprehensive health and dental insurance plan options. To encourage continued education, we also provide certification and tuition reimbursement, tax-free student loan repayments, and college scholarships for associates’ children.

WORK HARD, PLAY HARD

The hard work of our team never goes unnoticed, so we make cultivating an upbeat culture and celebrating our success a priority. From regular happy hours to company-wide incentive trips, ARCO strives to make our workplace one that is a fun and enjoyable environment for our associates.

Additionally, as part of ARCO’s unrivaled sabbatical program, after every 5 years of service, employees receive 30 days off in addition to regular vacation days to spend an extended period of time with family and pursue life-long dreams. To encourage travel, the company also provides a $5,000 bonus. From Alaskan cruises to backpacking Europe, ARCO associates have seen the world and returned to work refreshed and rejuvenated.

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ARCO’S COMMITMENT TO DIVERSITY & INCLUSION

ARCO is committed to identifying and implementing ways to advance diversity, equity, and inclusion in the construction industry.

Knowing it’s not enough to just say the right thing, we hold fast to our first core value – “treat people fairly and do the right thing.”

Beyond standard corporate policies and practices, ARCO extends our commitment to creating an inclusive culture to our recruiting, training, and subcontractor selection. We know that the best work requires the best people and that the diversity of all those involved in the construction process enhances our ability to deliver the very best solutions to our customers.

OUR VISION FOR DIVERSITY & INCLUSION AT ARCO

Through education, intentional recruiting and hiring practices, and dedication of time and resources to developing and implementing corporate best practices, ARCO will continue to learn, grow, and make progress toward a diverse and inclusive workplace. Upholding the values of equity, diversity, and inclusion will result in an empowering work environment for our associates, the best solutions for our customers, and ultimately, positive change in the construction industry and communities in which we work.

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GIVES BACK

We are committed to giving back to the communities in which we live and work and the causes our associates care about.

Whether it’s a coat drive or an enterprise-wide fundraising campaign for cancer research, ARCO provides associates with easy and fun ways to support the community. ARCO also encourages associates to get involved with the charities of their choice by offering five days of paid leave each year to perform volunteer work and through a dollar-for-dollar matching gift program.

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ARCO ENTERPRISE AWARDS

ENR TOP 100: #6 DESIGN-BUILD FIRMS
ENR TOP 400: #26 GENERAL CONTRACTORS
ENR SOURCEBOOK: #1 WAREHOUSE BUILDER
ENR SOURCEBOOK: #14 ENTERTAINMENT
ENR SOURCEBOOK: #17 GENERAL BUILDING
ENR: CALIFORNIA TOP CONTRACTORS
ENR: MIDWEST TOP CONTRACTORS

ENR: MID-ATLANTIC TOP CONTRACTORS
ENR: MOUNTAIN STATES TOP CONTRACTORS
ENR: NEW ENGLAND TOP CONTRACTORS
ENR: NEW YORK TOP CONTRACTORS
ENR: NORTHWEST TOP CONTRACTORS
ENR: SOUTHEAST TOP CONTRACTORS
ENR: SOUTHWEST TOP CONTRACTORS

ENR: TEXAS & LOUISIANA TOP CONTRACTORS
GIANTS 400: #3 DESIGN-BUILD FIRMS
GIANTS 400: #5 INDUSTRIAL CONTRACTORS
GIANTS 400: #14 RETAIL BUILDER
GIANTS 400: #16 MEDICAL OFFICE BUILDER
GIANTS 400: #16 STUDENT HOUSING BUILDER
GIANTS 400: #18 SENIOR LIVING BUILDER

GIANTS 400: #24 MULTIFAMILY BUILDER
GIANTS 400: #27 CONTRACTOR
GIANTS 400: #41 DATA CENTER BUILDER
GIANTS 400: #47 OFFICE BUILDER
INC. 5000: FASTEST GROWING COMPANIES
BEST PLACES TO WORK: ST. LOUIS
TOP PLACES TO WORK: ST. LOUIS

NEWS & INSIGHTS FROM ARCO

21 Projects Under Construction in 2021

Utilizing a tried and true design/build methodology, we proudly brought our clients' visions to life on projects across industry types coast to coast in 2021. From processing space for the nation's largest pizza chain to distribution facilities for major e-commerce players to a mixed-income apartment complex, ARCO took on even the most demanding projects, providing clients with cost-saving solutions and the very best customer experience.

ARCO Challenging Site Solutions Case Studies

From methane gas mitigation on a former landfill to a 60' site elevation change from 70,000 cubic yards of rock blasting, ARCO is expertly capable of solving the most difficult site challenges our clients face.

ARCO Ranked Largest Domestic Builder of Distribution & Warehouse Facilities

ARCO was recently ranked the largest domestic builder of distribution and warehouse facilities by Engineering News-Record! With over $1.4 billion in distribution projects performed in 2019 and 27 million square feet currently under construction, we are proud to truly be the best in the business!