Robins & Morton ranked no. 4 contractor by Modern Healthcare magazine

Robins & Morton earned the number-four spot on Modern Healthcare magazine’s recently released ranking of the country’s top general contractors.

The company completed healthcare projects encompassing 3.17 million square feet, totaling more than $1.2 billion revenue in 2021.

Four decades ago, Robins & Morton dedicated itself to understanding the unique needs of healthcare clients, and quickly became a leader in the sector. The company has ranked among the top-10 since Modern Healthcare magazine started its ranking 36 years ago.

“Our consistent top ranking is a result of the experience and dedication of our people, the lasting relationships we’ve established with our clients and the partnership with our design teams and trade contractors,” said Chairman and CEO Bill Morton.

Robins & Morton stands out among the top healthcare contractors in that it generates an average of 90% of its revenue from healthcare projects, ranging from multi-story towers to community-focused facilities and specialized practice clinics, including new construction, renovations and additions. In 2022, more than 90% of that business was from repeat clients.

Notable healthcare projects completed in 2021 include the Taneja Center for Surgery at AdventHealth Tampa in Tampa, Florida; the Orthopedic & Spine Tower at Huntsville Hospital in Huntsville, Alabama; and Duke Health’s South Pavilion at Duke Raleigh Hospital in Raleigh, North Carolina.

The Taneja Center for Surgery is a 308,000-square-foot, six-story surgical and patient tower addition to the AdventHealth Tampa hospital and presented the challenges of working on a very tight existing campus bordered by majorroadways. This required construction of a new 288-space parking deck, a new 20,000-square-foot central energy plant with complex tie-ins, as well as 16,000 square feet of renovation. The new addition houses an 87,600-square-foot, two-level OR surgery department designed for advanced robotics, a 72,000-square-foot, two-level patient bed space, an expansive family waiting room and a light-filled lobby. The expansion also created a new two-story atrium main entrance for the hospital. The addition is structured to accept three future levels.

The Huntsville Hospital Orthopedic & Spine Tower represents another major addition to a tight urban space. Robins & Morton delivered the 375,000-square-foot, seven-story tower; a three-story central energy plant and a new pedestrian bridge in two-and-a-half years on a site comparable to a city block. The completed tower features 72 patient rooms, 24 operating rooms, 14 observation rooms, large pre-surgical prep and post-operative recovery spaces, and downtown Huntsville’s first Panera Bread restaurant.

The six-story, 210,000-square foot Duke Raleigh Hospital South Pavilion fulfills Duke Raleigh Hospital’s vision of a world-class treatment center to support the fast-growing Triangle region. The completed project includes 92 private patient rooms, nine operating rooms on the first floor, a second-floor ICU, medical-surgical units on the third and fourth floors, and flex space on the fifth floor, as well as a new kitchen and dining café for patients and visitors. A tranquility garden provides a restorative, outdoor space. Robins & Morton managed the joint challenges of proximity to the existing North Pavilion tower and relocating underground utility infrastructure, including emergency generators, natural gas, medical gas and a mass of other utility lines and support systems. Robins & Morton also constructed a new prefabricated, two-story central energy plant to support the South Pavilion and future upgrades to the North Pavilion.

For 2022, Robins & Morton will complete, continue and start several major hospital projects as well as numerous expansions, renovations and free-standing facilities.