Texas’ best construction companies list: Texas A&M, FHA

Texas A & M, the state’s largest public university, is ranked No. 1 in a list of the nation’s best construction contractors by the Federal Housing Finance Agency, the agency said Wednesday.

The FHA’s “Best Construction Companies” report ranks firms that “produce the highest level of quality construction,” according to the report.

The report says the Texas A M&L, a subsidiary of the Texas Medical Center, “provides unparalleled value to its customers and the local communities.”

Texas A.&M University and the Houston-based FHA are both among the top 20 construction contractors in the country, according to FHA data.

FHA CEO Mark L. Zandi said the agency believes its report is a reflection of the “strength of the construction industry in Texas.”

The agency expects the number of construction jobs in Texas to grow to 2.5 million by 2021 from 2.1 million last year, and the construction sector is expected to account for roughly 25 percent of jobs by 2023, according the agency.

Texas A., the state flagship, was ranked No