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BE&K, Inc., based in Birmingham, Alabama, is a global engineering and construction company. BE&K is named after its founders Peter Bolvig, William Edmonds, and Ted Kennedy and was founded in 1972 after the three men left the Birmingham based Rust International to start their own company. The company originally was focused on engineering and construction for the pulp and paper industry. Today BE&K has offices throughout the US and in Europe through BE&K International.

BE&K, Inc.
Subsidiary of KBR
IndustryEngineering and Construction
HeadquartersBirmingham, Alabama, USA
Key people
T. Michael Goodrich, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
Clyde M. Smith, Chief Financial Officer
ProductsEngineering, Heavy Construction and Procurement
RevenueIncrease$2.00 billion USD (2007)
Number of employees

BE&K's Family of Companies includes Saginaw, SW&B Construction Corporation, As-Built Services, QBEK, The BE&K Building Group, BE&K Government Group, BE&K International, Rintekno, Allstates Technical Services and NorthStar Communications Group.

On May 7, 2008 the company announced that it would be acquired by the Houston, Texas-based construction firm KBR, Inc. for $550 million. The company plans to remain headquartered in Birmingham.[1][2]


  1. ^ Cooper, Lauren B. (2008-05-07). "Houston company to buy Birmingham's BE&K". Birmingham Business Journal. Retrieved 2008-05-07.
  2. ^ "KBR completes $550 million acquisition of BE&K". Retrieved 2019-10-11.

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