Western Specialty Contractors has been named to the St. Louis Business Journal's 2018 Top 150+ Privately Held Companies list.

For decades, the St. Louis Business Journal has profiled the top privately held companies based in the St. Louis area, which are ranked by 2017 revenue. Information is also gathered by editors on how much companies on the list have grown, who runs them and what their hiring plans are for the upcoming year.

Western Specialty Contractors ranked 101 out of 200 companies listed on this year's list, with a reported 2017 revenue of $213.2 million -- a 2% increase from the prior year.

Western is headquartered in St. Louis, MO, with 30+ branch locations nationwide and employing 1,200 salaried and hourly professionals. The 103-year-old company is owned and operated by the Bishop family, with Ben Bishop, Sr. serving as Chairman Emeritus and his son, Ben "Butch" Bishop, Jr., serving as Chairman and CEO of the company. Services provided by Western include concrete and masonry restoration, disaster recovery, waterproofing, facade restoration and specialty roofing.

Western started 2018 in growth mode, as reported by the St. Louis Business Journal, with the March acquisition of 125-year-old Western Roofing Co. in Kansas City, MO. The start of 2018 also saw the promotion of Tom Brooks to Chief Operating Officer, following the retirement of Jim Rechtin, Sr. after 46 years with the company.

"We are extremely pleased to make the St. Louis Business Journal's Top 150+ list once again, and continuing to grow in terms of revenue and market growth," said Western Specialty Contractors CEO Ben "Butch" Bishop, Jr.