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our awards

  • DBIA National

    The Design-Build Institute of America (DBIA) is dedicated to defining and promoting design-build best practices. Primus has earned national recognition for the following:
    • Award of Excellence, Industrial Project (2015)
    • Award of Merit, Industrial Project (2016, 2015)

  • DBIA Southeast

    The Design-Build Institute of America, Southeast Region (DBIA SE) focuses on effective execution of the design-build delivery method in Georgia, North Carolina and South Carolina. Primus has earned awards for the following:
    • Project of the Year (2018)
    • Best Industrial Process Project (2018)
    • Best Environmentally Sustainable Project (2016)
    • Best Project, Industrial Sector (2015)
    • Honor Award, Private Sector Project Over $15M (2015)

  • ENR News-Record National Top Lists

    Engineering News-Record (ENR) National ranks the country's Top 400 Contractors and Top 100 Design-Builders. Primus's rankings include:
    Top Contractors: 2019 (#313), 2018 (#296), 2017 (#400), 2016 (#349)
    Top Design-Builders: 2019 (#70) 2018 (#71), 2016 (#82)

  • Engineering News-Record Southeast Top Lists

    Engineering News-Record (ENR) Southeast provides Southeast-specific news on the architecture, engineering and construction industries. Primus’s rankings include:
    Top Design Firms: 2018 (#120), 2017 (#93), 2016 (#100), 2015 (#90), 2014 (#115)
    Top Contractors: 2018 (#99), 2017 (#95), 2016 (#48), 2015 (#79), 2014 (#113) Top Specialty Contractors: 2017 (#77)

  • ENR Regional – Best Project

    Engineering News-Record (ENR) honors the best projects in the country's different geographical regions. Primus's Dot Foods project in Bullhead City, AZ won Best Project - Manufacturing in 2018. Our United States Cold Storage project in Covington, TN earned the same title in 2015.

  • ENR Southeast – Top 20 Under 40

    Engineering News-Record (ENR) Southeast features an annual list of up-and-coming talent who stand out in the AEC field. Primus is proud to have had 3 teammates earn a spot on this list.
    • Project Manager, Tim Sandberg – 2015
    • Architect, Jacque Edmonds – 2013
    • President, Matt Hirsch – 2012

  • Atlanta Business Chronicle Top Lists

    The Atlanta Business Chronicle's Book of Lists features a collection of the year’s rankings in industry-related categories. Primus has been included in several lists including:
    Top Commercial Contractors: 2019 (#11) 2018 (#8), (#2014 (#25), 2013 (#23), 2012 (#19)
    Top Private Companies: 2014 (#85), 2013 (#83)

  • Atlanta Business Chronicle Pacesetters Award

    The Atlanta Business Chronicle recognizes the region’s fastest growing companies. Primus received this award in 2011, 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018. This is particularly gratifying because Primus had been in business over 10 years each time it was recognized.


  • "We invest in our employees. Not only because they bring a certain level of skills that we want, but also because we prioritize ongoing training."
    Executive Vice President
  • "We put the ownership on our employees – it’s here, grab it, and you can progress as quickly as you want to."
  • "If you put in the hours and and the hard work – you can advance much quicker here than you can in any other profession."
    Director of Field Operations
  • "Primus is not a stop – Primus is a career. We need young talent with fresh minds and the ability to grasp new technology."
    Senior Vice President

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