M. A. Mortenson Company leaves its footprints all over the country. The general contractor performs construction, development, and design-build services for a variety of projects. Sectors served include aviation, corporate, education, electronics and semiconductors, entertainment, health care, hospitality, manufacturing, and retail; the firm also has groups devoted to federal contracting, sports venues, facilities operations, and renewable energy, including wind farms and biofuel facilities. Active throughout the US, the company also has operations in China, helping its domestic clients to expand into markets there. The company was founded in 1954 by the late M.A. Mortenson, Sr. His son is now its chairman.
Headquartered in Minneapolis, Mortenson has 10 offices across the US, Canada, and China.
Health care and power projects account for a majority of the company's activity. Other notable projects have included the FedExForum, home of the Memphis Grizzlies; the Frank Gehry-designed Walt Disney Concert Hall, home of the Los Angeles Philharmonic; and the Minnesota Twins' Target Field, which opened in 2010.
Mortenson's revenue approached $2.5 billion in 2011, an essentially flat comparison with 2010. The firm's revenue topped $2.8 billion in 2008 but has yet to recover.
Mortenson is growing along with its multinational clients. In 2012 it partnered with industrial conglomerate Honeywell to perform construction management of two Honeywell facilities in China.