Company Overview

Clayco is a full-service, turnkey real estate, architecture, engineering, design-build and construction firm that delivers clients across North America the highest quality solutions on time, on budget and above and beyond expectations.

Develop. Design. Build. It’s not just the steps in the design-build process that set us apart. It’s how we overlap each step to make every project better. Founded in 1984, every project we’ve built has been fully integrated and we have revolutionized the design-build process every step of the way. Our building processes deliver solutions of the highest standard, and clients have trusted Clayco to handle their most complex construction projects for over 35 years.

Clayco has dramatically set new standards for collaborative design, construction quality and craftsmanship, efficient project management, cost containment and jobsite safety. With over $3.8+ billion in revenue for 2020 and more than 2,600 employees across the country, we are one of the nation’s largest privately-owned real estate, architecture, engineering, design-build and construction firms. Our people specialize in the “art and science of building,” providing fast-track, efficient solutions in North America for commercial, institutional, industrial and residential building projects. Year after year, we are ranked by Engineering News Record as a top design-builder and contractor.

Building Solutions

Clayco provides turnkey, full-service building solutions through our real estate services capabilities and our fully integrated subsidiaries Lamar Johnson Collaborative, an award-winning architecture and design firm; Concrete Strategies, a leading edge, full-service, design–build, concrete contractor; Ventana, a building enclosure company that designs, supplies and installs high–performing curtainwall façade systems, and The Decennial Group, a vertically integrated real estate investment and development platform.



Forum Studio (Clayco’s original architecture practice, created in 1999) merged with technology firm Bates in 2018, creating BatesForum. In June 2019, Clayco combined the design practices Lamar Johnson Collaborative and BatesForum to create an integrated practice staffed by more than 240 professionals. The integration with Clayco’s full-service approach to project delivery allows the entity, the Lamar Johnson Collaborative, to provide clients a full complement of services and remove inefficiency and risk from the design and development process, bolstered by BatesForum’s strong expertise in design-build, technology and healthcare.

Any Project Anywhere

At Clayco, our integrated, full-service team brings diverse yet focused expertise across a multitude of industries and design-build disciplines. Our innovative approach enables us to build any project anywhere, and we’ve executed more than 500 iconic and complex projects across the country, 210,000,000 square feet of new construction and 72,000,000 square feet of renovation.

Your business deserves a dedicated team who understands the intricacies and fundamentals of your organization and how to link to creative building solutions. We understand that need and deliver innovative, creative building solutions that result in great facilities, safety records, virtual tools and results. That’s what Clayco delivers time and time again.