Tutor Perini Corporation and its subsidiaries is a leading construction services company, based on revenues, as ranked by Engineering News-Record, or “ENR”, offering diversified general contracting, construction management and design-build services to private clients and public agencies throughout the world. We have provided construction services since 1894 and have established a strong reputation within our markets by executing large, complex projects on time and within budget while adhering to strict quality control measures. We offer general contracting, pre-construction planning and comprehensive project management services, including the planning and scheduling of the manpower, equipment, materials and subcontractors required for a project. We also offer self-performed construction services including site work, concrete forming and placement, steel erection, electrical and mechanical, plumbing and HVAC. During 2009, we performed work on approximately 280 construction projects for over 140 federal, state and local government agencies or authorities and private customers. Our headquarters are in Sylmar, California, and we have forty-two other principal office locations throughout the United States and certain U.S. territories. Our common stock is listed on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol “TPC”.
During 2009, the Company had a number of organizational changes primarily as a result of the merger with Tutor-Saliba that occurred in September 2008. Shortly after the merger was completed the Company began a process of integrating the Tutor-Saliba businesses and implemented a cost saving initiative to reduce Company-wide general and administrative expenses. In March 2009 the Company announced the appointment of Group CEO’s who lead their respective business segments. Organizationally, the Group CEO’s report to our Chairman and CEO, who is designated as the Company’s chief operating decision maker. In our May 2009 annual meeting, shareholders approved the name change from Perini Corporation to Tutor Perini Corporation. On June 1, 2009, following the name change announcement, the Company began trading under a new NYSE ticker symbol: TPC. In October 2009, the Company announced the relocation of its corporate headquarters from Framingham, Massachusetts to Sylmar, California.
Our business is conducted through three basic segments: civil, building, and management services. Our civil segment is comprised of Tutor Perini Civil Construction, Tutor-Saliba Corporation (“Tutor-Saliba”), and Cherry Hill Construction, Inc. (“Cherry Hill”) and focuses on public works construction, including the new construction, repair, replacement and reconstruction of the public infrastructure such as highways, bridges, mass transit systems and wastewater treatment facilities. Our building segment, comprised of Perini Building Company, James A. Cummings, Inc. (“Cummings”), Rudolph and Sletten, Inc. (“Rudolph and Sletten”), Keating Building Company (“Keating”), Desert Plumbing & Heating Company, Inc., and Powerco Electric Corporation, focuses on large, complex projects in the hospitality and gaming, transportation, healthcare, municipal offices, sports and entertainment, education, correctional facilities, biotech, pharmaceutical, industrial, and high-tech markets, and electrical and mechanical, plumbing and HVAC services as a subcontractor to the Company and other general contractors. Our management services segment, including Perini Management Services, Inc. (“PMSI”), and Black Construction’s operation in Guam, provides diversified construction and design-build services to the U.S. military and government agencies as well as surety companies and multi-national corporations in the United States and overseas.
Business Segment Overview
Our civil segment specializes in public works construction and the repair, replacement and reconstruction of infrastructure, primarily in the western, northeastern and mid-Atlantic United States. Our civil contracting services include construction and rehabilitation of highways, bridges, mass transit systems, and wastewater treatment facilities. Our customers primarily award contracts through one of two methods: the traditional public "competitive bid" method, in which price is the major determining factor, or through a request for proposals where contracts are awarded based on a combination of technical capability and price. Traditionally, our customers require each contractor to pre-qualify for construction business by meeting criteria that include technical capabilities and financial strength. Our financial strength and outstanding record of performance on challenging civil works projects enables us to pre-qualify for projects in situations where smaller, less diversified contractors are unable to meet the qualification requirements. We believe this is a competitive advantage that makes us an attractive partner on the largest infrastructure projects and prestigious design-build, or DBOM (design-build-operate-maintain) contracts, which combine the nation's top contractors with engineering firms, equipment manufacturers and project development consultants in a competitive bid selection process to execute highly sophisticated public works projects.
We believe the civil segment provides significant opportunities for growth. The multi-billion dollar economic stimulus package, approved by the U.S. government in 2009, includes significant funding for civil construction, public healthcare and public education projects over the next several years. We have been active in civil construction since 1894 and believe we have a particular expertise in large, complex civil construction projects. We have completed or are currently working on some of the most significant civil construction projects in the United States. We are currently working on rehabilitation of the Tappan Zee Bridge in Westchester County, New York; the John F. Kennedy International Airport runway widening in Queens, New York; portions of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey Greenwich Street corridor project in New York, New York; the I-5 Bridge replacement in Shasta County, California; the Caldecott Tunnel Project near Oakland, California; the Route 9 Bridge replacement in Peekskill, New York; the Harold Structures mass transit project in Queens, New York; and the construction of express toll lanes along I-95 in Maryland. We have completed work on multiple portions of the Boston Central Artery/Tunnel project; New Jersey Light Rail Transit; the Richmond/San Rafael Bridge retrofit in California; the Alameda Corridor project in California; rehabilitations of the Triborough, Williamsburg and Whitestone Bridges in New York and the Passaic River Bridge in New Jersey; the Jamaica Station Transportation Center in New York; and sections of both the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway and the Long Island Expressway.
In January 2005, we acquired Cherry Hill to expand our presence in the mid-Atlantic and southeastern regions of the United States. Cherry Hill specializes in excavation, foundations, paving and construction of civil infrastructure. The Company’s merger with Tutor-Saliba in September 2008 significantly expanded our civil construction presence. Tutor-Saliba is an established civil construction contractor specializing in mass transit, airport, bridge, and waste water treatment projects in the western United States.
Our building segment has significant experience providing services to a number of specialized building markets, including the hospitality and gaming, transportation, healthcare, municipal offices, sports and entertainment, education, correctional facilities, biotech, pharmaceutical, industrial and high-tech markets, electrical and mechanical, plumbing and HVAC services to both governments and private non-residential customers. We believe our success within the building segment results from our proven ability to manage and perform large, complex projects with aggressive fast-track schedules, elaborate designs and advanced mechanical, electrical and life safety systems while providing accurate budgeting and strict quality control. Although price is a key competitive factor, we believe our strong reputation, long-standing customer relationships and significant level of repeat and referral business have enabled us to achieve our leading position.
In its 2009 rankings based on revenue, ENR ranked us as the largest builder in the hotel, motel and convention center market, the nation’s 2rd largest contractor in the United States general building market, the 2nd largest green building contractor in the United States, the 10th largest builder in the healthcare market, and one of the top 25 largest builders in the commercial offices and entertainment markets. We are also a recognized leader in the hospitality and gaming market, specializing in the construction of high-end destination resorts and casinos and Native American developments. We work with hotel operators, Native American tribal councils, developers and architectural firms to provide diversified construction services to meet the challenges of new construction and renovation of hotel and resort properties. We believe that our reputation for completing projects on time is a significant competitive advantage in this market, as any delay in project completion may result in significant loss of revenues for the customer.
As a result of our reputation and track record, we have been awarded and have recently completed or are currently working on contracts for several marquee projects in the hospitality and gaming market in Las Vegas, including Project CityCenter for MGM MIRAGE, The Cosmopolitan Resort and Casino, the Wynn Encore Hotel and the Planet Hollywood Tower. Revenues for Project CityCenter and other projects in Las Vegas, Nevada for MGM MIRAGE were 38% of total 2009 revenues. We have also completed work on several other marquee projects in the hospitality and gaming market, including Paris Las Vegas; Mohegan Sun and the MGM Grand at Foxwoods resort expansion, both in Connecticut; the Morongo Casino Resort and Spa and the Pechanga Resort and Casino, both in California; the Seminole Hard Rock Hotels and Casinos in Florida; the Red Rock Casino Resort Spa, the Augustus Tower at Caesars Palace, the Trump International Hotel and Tower, all in Las Vegas; and the Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center in the Washington, DC area.
In other end markets, we have been awarded and have recently completed or are currently working on large public works building projects including McCarran International Airport Terminal 3 in Las Vegas, NV, Philadelphia Convention Center in Philadelphia, PA, San Bernardino Courthouse in San Bernardino, CA, and the Los Angeles Police Headquarters in Los Angeles, CA. We have also constructed large, complex projects such as the Airport Parking Garage and Rental Car Facility in Ft. Lauderdale, FL; the Palm Beach International Airport Parking Garage in West Palm Beach, FL; the San Francisco International Airport reconstruction; the Florida International University Health and Life Sciences Building in Miami, FL; the Glendale Arena in Glendale, AZ; the Stanford University Cancer Center in Stanford, CA; the Johnson & Johnson Pharmaceutical R&D Expansion in La Jolla, CA; and the Kaiser Hospital and Medical Office Building in Santa Clara, CA.
In January 2003, the acquisition of Cummings expanded our presence in the southeastern region of the United States. Cummings specializes in the construction of schools, municipal buildings and commercial developments. In October 2005, we acquired Rudolph and Sletten, an established building contractor and construction management company based in Redwood City, California, to expand our presence on the west coast of the United States. Rudolph and Sletten specializes in the construction of corporate campuses and healthcare, gaming, biotech, pharmaceutical, industrial, and high-tech projects. In September 2008, we merged with Tutor-Saliba to further expand our presence in the western United States. Tutor-Saliba is an established general contractor with expertise in both civil and building projects, including highways, bridges, mass transit systems, hospitality and gaming, transportation, healthcare, education and office building projects, primarily in Nevada and California for both public and private customers. In January 2009, we acquired Keating Building Company, a Philadelphia-based construction, construction management and design-build company with expertise in both private and public works building projects. The acquisition of Keating has enabled us to expand our building construction market presence in the eastern half of the United States, including the northeast and mid-Atlantic regions.
Management Services Segment
Our management services segment provides diversified construction and design-build services to the U.S. military and government agencies as well as surety companies and multi-national corporations in the United States and overseas. Our ability to plan and execute rapid response assignments and multi-year contracts through our diversified construction and design-build abilities provides us with a competitive edge. In addition, we believe we have consistently demonstrated superior performance on competitively bid or negotiated multi-year, multi-trade, task order and ID/IQ (Indefinite Delivery/Indefinite Quantity) construction programs. We have been chosen by the federal government for significant projects related to defense and reconstruction projects in Iraq and Afghanistan. For example, we have recently completed or are currently working on several overhead coverage protection projects throughout Iraq. In addition, we completed work on the design and construction of four military bases in Afghanistan for the Afghan National Army.
We believe we are well positioned to capture additional management services projects that involve long-term contracts and provide a recurring source of revenues as the level of government expenditures for defense and homeland security has increased in response to the global threat of terrorism. For example, we have completed all work on a multi-year contract with the U.S. Department of State, Office of Overseas Buildings Operations, to perform design-build security upgrades at 27 U.S. embassies and consulates throughout the world. In addition, our proven abilities with federal government projects have enabled us to win contracts from private defense contractors who are executing projects for the federal government. For example, we have completed design and construction contracts with Raytheon Integrated Defense Systems for upgrades to radar facilities at Beale Air Force Base in California, the Cobra Dane Facility on Shemya Island, Alaska, and at a Royal Air Force facility in Fylingdales, England, to meet the requirements of a new early radar warning system. Black Construction, one of our subsidiaries and the largest contractor on the island of Guam, is expected to generate a significant portion of its future revenues from the construction of facilities during the expansion of the United States military’s presence in Guam. The United States military has announced plans to relocate approximately 8,000 marines and other military personnel from Okinawa, Japan to Guam.
We also provide diversified management services to surety companies and multi-national corporations. We are under agreement with a major North American surety company to provide rapid response, contract completion services. Upon notification from the surety of a contractor bond default, we provide management or general contracting services to fulfill the contractual and financial obligations of the surety.
Markets and Customers
Private Owners. We derived approximately 70% of our revenues from private customers during 2009. Our private customers include major hospitality and gaming resort owners, Native American sovereign nations, public corporations, private developers, healthcare companies and private universities. We provide services to our private customers primarily through negotiated contract arrangements, as opposed to competitive bids.
State and Local Governments. We derived approximately 23% of our revenues from state and local government customers during 2009. Our state and local government customers include state transportation departments, metropolitan authorities, cities, municipal agencies, school districts and public universities. We provide services to our state and local customers primarily pursuant to contracts awarded through competitive bidding processes. Our civil contracting services are concentrated in the northeastern, mid-Atlantic and western United States. Our building construction services for state and local government customers, which have included schools and dormitories, healthcare facilities, convention centers, parking structures and municipal buildings, are in locations throughout the country.
Federal Governmental Agencies. We derived approximately 7% of our revenues from federal governmental agencies during 2009. These agencies have included the U.S. State Department, the U.S. Navy, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, and the U.S. Air Force. We provide services to federal agencies primarily pursuant to contracts for specific or multi-year assignments that involve new construction or infrastructure improvements. A substantial portion of our revenues from federal agencies is derived from projects in overseas locations. We expect this to continue for the foreseeable future as a result of our expanding base of experience and relationships with federal agencies, together with an anticipated favorable expenditure trend for defense, security and reconstruction work due primarily to the ongoing threats of terrorism and the relocation of approximately 8,000 marines and other military personnel from Okinawa, Japan to the island of Guam.