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Tuesday, July 01, 2008
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Sometimes they’re up; sometimes they’re down. And sometimes they’re all over the map.

For 25 years, Oregon Business has been tracking the fortunes of the state’s largest private companies in the annual Private 150 list through ups and downs, dips and rebounds, boom times and recession.
So which was it in 2007?

It depends what you measure, and how. Combined revenues for all 150 companies are down $1.2 billion to $39.8 billion from last year, a 2.9% drop. The billion-dollar club shrank from nine companies to six, with timber titan Hampton Affiliates falling below the barrier and retirement home developer Colson & Colson selling off its core business for $6.8 billion.

Average revenues per company were also down 3.5%, to $265.2 million. But that figure may be distorted because this year’s 150 companies are not the same as last year’s. Notably lacking is the fast-growing virtual payment business Vesta Corp., which reported more than $1 billion in sales last year but declined to share information this year. A more accurate measure: Among the 140 companies that made the list in both 2008 and 2007, revenues were up 1.3%.

Oregon isn’t as reliant on timber money as it was 25 years ago, but forest products and building materials remain the biggest sector among the Private 150. Shuttered mills were a big factor as jobs for this year’s Private 150 fell 6.8% overall and remained flat in Oregon.

But it’s not all doom and gloom. Some businesses, such as Integra Telecom, have grown through acquisitions. Others, such as Fortis Construction and Vigor Industrial, have expanded into new areas. Still others, such as Far West Fibers and Columbia Helicopters, have sidestepped the downturn by finding new opportunities within a general downturn.
With fuel costs soaring and home values falling, it pays to be nimble.


BEN JACKLET


ARTICLE: Oregon's top private companies learn to adapt


List compiled by research editor Brandon Sawyer.

Ranks 1-50

2008 RANK
2007 RANK
COMPANY CITY
PHONE WEBSITE
SENIOR EXEC TITLE
EMPLOYEES OREGON/TOTAL
YEAR EST.
DESCRIPTION
MORE THAN $1 BILLION
1
1
Jeld-Wen
Klamath Falls
541.882.3451
jeld-wen.com
Roderick C. Wendt
President and CEO
3,500
25,000
1960
Manufactures windows, doors, millwork and other products; develops real estate and sells title insurance.
2
2
Hoffman Corp.
Portland
503.221.8811
hoffmancorp.com
Wayne A. Drinkward
President
555
971
1922
Employee-owned construction manager and general contractor for clients nationwide.
3
3
Les Schwab Tire Centers
Prineville
541.447.4136
lesschwab.com
Dick Borgman
CEO
2,500
7,700
1952
Tire retailer with 350 company stores and 70 associate outlets.
4
4
EPIC Aviation LLC
Salem
503.362.3633
epic-aviation.com
Michael W. Delk
President
122
145
1939
Distributes aviation fuel throughout the United States.
5
7
Roseburg Forest Products
Roseburg
541.679.3311
rfpco.com
Allyn C. Ford
CEO
2,700
3,700
1936
Manufactures/distributes wood products with 16 mills in six states and 750,000 acres of timberland.
6
5
North Pacific
Portland
503.231.1166
northpacific.com
Jay Ross
CEO
222
746
1948
Wholesale distributor of building materials, wood products, and agricultural/food products.
$1 BILLION — $250 MILLION
7
8
Hampton Affiliates
Portland
503.297.7691
hamptonaffiliates.com
Steven J. Zika
CEO
650
1,700
1942
Sustainably manages 167,000 acres of timberland; produces two billion board ft. of lumber per year.
8
13
M Financial Group
Portland
503.232.6960
mfin.com
Fred H. Jonske
President and CEO
190
190
1978
Financial services design and distribution for ultra-affluent individuals and Fortune 1000 companies.
9
11
Evergreen Holdings
McMinnville
503.472.9361
evergreenaviation.com
Delford M. Smith
Chairman
554
2,583
1960
Provider of air freight transportation, aircraft maintenance, helicopters and small aircraft.
10
12
ESCO Corporation
Portland
503.228.2141
escocorp.com
Steven D. Pratt
Chairman and CEO
900
4,500
1913
Manufacturer of engineered metal wear parts and components for industrial applications.
11
14
Bi-Mart Corporation
Eugene
541.344.0681
bimart.com
Marty W. Smith
Chairman and CEO
2,594
3,028
1955
Discount membership retailer with more than 1.4 million members.
12
15
Western Family Foods
Portland
503.639.6300
westernfamily.com
Ron King
President and CEO
70
71
1963
Grocery-product distributor to more than 2,000 independent stores in 18 states.
13
18
Johnstone Supply
Portland
503.256.3663
johnstonesupply.com
Gary Daniels
CEO
130
300
1953
HVAC distributor
14
20
Columbia Distributing Company
Portland
503.289.9600
columbia-dist.com
Edward Maletis
Chairman of the board
810
1,650
1935
Distributor of domestic and imported beers, wines, sodas and natural beverage products.
15
16
R.B. Pamplin Corp. and Subs.
Portland
503.248.1133
pamplin.org
Dr. Robert B. Pamplin Jr.
Chairman, President and CEO
1,000
4,600
1957
Three construction-related subsidiaries, 18 textile factories, 18 newspapers and three radio stations.
16
17
Reser's Fine Foods
Beaverton
503.643.6431
resers.com
Mark Reser
President
500
2,100
1959
Manufactures and distributes fresh-food products with plants throughout the United States.
17
19
Ron Tonkin Dealerships
Portland
503.255.4100
tonkin.com
Ronald B. Tonkin
President
885
886
1960
Nineteen sales and service automobile dealerships representing 19 auto and motorcycle manufacturer franchises.
18
NR
Harry & David Holdings
Medford
877.233.3000
harryanddavid.com
William H. Williams
President and CEO
2,505
3,500
1910
Direct marketing and e-commerce of fresh fruit and vegetables, flowers and gourmet products.
19
24
S.D. Deacon Corp.
Portland
503.297.8791
deacon.com
Steve Deacon
CEO
143
607
1981
West Coast general contractor for retail, hospitality, high-tech, mixed use and commercial projects.
20
27
C&K Market*
Brookings
541.469.3113
ckmarket.com
Douglas A. Nidiffer
President and CEO
1,706
2,685
1967
Operates 59 retail supermarkets and 13 retail pharmacies in Oregon and Northern California.
21
26
Lanphere Enterprises
Beaverton
503.643.5577
buybob.com
Robert D. Lanphere
Board chair and owner
700
950
1964
Sells cars, motorcycles and watercraft boats at nine dealerships in Oregon and Washington.
22
44
Integra Telecom
Portland
503.453.8000
integratelecom.com
Dudley R. Slater
CEO
550
2,300
1996
Provides local, long distance, Internet services and phone systems for businesses.
23
22
Lumber Products
Tualatin
503.691.3322
lumberproducts.com
Peter Hall
President
300
820
1938
Wholesale distributor of door and millwork products, hardwood lumber, plywood , etc.
24
21
Timber Products Co.
Springfield
541.747.4577
timberproducts.com
J.H. Gonyea II
CEO
759
1,177
1918
Manufactures hardwood and softwood plywood, veneer, and lumber at plants in four states.
25
28
Platt Electric Supply
Beaverton
503.641.6121
platt.com
Harvey J. Platt
CEO
414
925
1953
Supplies products and services to the electrical, construction, industrial, and other markets.
26
34
Carson Oil Co.
Portland
503.224.8500
carsonoil.com
Lance C. Woodbury
CEO
262
271
1957
Petroleum products, alt. fuels, service stations, cardlocks, lubricants, etc. in Oregon, Washington, and Alaska.
27
31
PACCESS
Portland
503.230.4890
paccessglobal.com
Harve Bellos
President and CEO
69
244
1995
Packaging design and development, container- board and recycled fiber sourcing, etc.
28
36
Andersen Construction Co.
Portland
503.283.6712
andersen-const.com
David L. Andersen
President
461
472
1950
Construction mgr./general contractor for health care, multi-family/senior housing and commercial facilities.
29
25
Parr Lumber Company
Hillsboro
503.614.2500
parr.com
David C. Hamill
CEO
626
747
1930
Building and finish materials for residential and commercial construction and remodeling.
30
29
OrePac Building Products
Wilsonville
503.682.5050
orepac.com
Brad Hart
President
186
870
1976
Wholesale distributor of lumber, millwork and building materials with warehouses throughout the West.
31
32
Farwest Steel Corporation
Eugene
541.686.2000
farweststeel.com
Jack N. Clark
President and CEO
474
777
1956
Operates steel service centers, metal fabrication, reinforcing steel fabrication and coating.
32
23
Swanson Group
Glendale
541.832.1121
swansongroupinc.com
Steven D. Swanson
President and CEO
1,190
1,190
1951
Family-owned producer and distributor of construction-grade wood products.
33
30
Tumac Lumber Co.
Portland
503.226.6661
tumac.com
Brad McMurchie
Chairman and CEO
100
175
1959
Wholesale distributor of specialty wood products to major international markets.
34
37
WSCO Petroleum Corp.
Portland
503.243.2929
R.W. Dyke
CEO
350
470
1970
Real estate investment; retail/wholesale petroleum products through branded stations and hotel operations
35
38
A-dec
Newberg
503.538.9471
a-dec.com
Scott Parrish
President
975
1,050
1965
Manufacturer of dental equipment: chairs, delivery systems, dental furniture, lights ,stools and hand pieces.
35
45
Joe's Sports & Outdoor
Wilsonville
503.682.2242
JoesSports.com
Hal Smith
President and CEO
500
2,000
1952
Northwest's leading sporting goods retailer.
37
35
Walsh Construction Co.
Portland
503.222.4375
walshconstructionco.com
Robert S. Walsh
President
271
424
1961
General contractor and construction manager in Oregon, Washington and California.
38
6
Colson & Colson
Salem
503.586.7401
Barton Colson
CEO
75
500
1963
Development and management of retirement communities in the U.S., Canada and U.K.
39
39
Mt. Hood Beverage
Portland
503.274.9990
mhbco.com
Steve Lytle
President and CEO
620
730
1990
Wholesale distributor of beer, wine and other beverages in Oregon and Washington
40
41
Don Rasmussen Company
Portland
503.228.8351
reallynicecars.com
Greg Rasmussen
President
359
359
1950
Auto dealer representing Mercedes-Benz, BMW, Mini and Land Rover.
41
40
Guaranty Chevrolet Pontiac Oldsmobile**
Junction City
541.998.2333
guaranty.com
Herbert N. Nill
Chairman
449
449
1967
Retail sales and service of Chevrolet cars and trucks, and recreational vehicles.
$250 MILLION — $150 MILLION
42
55
Avamere Health Services
Wilsonville
503.570.3405
avamere.com
Bob Schneider
CEO
3,400
4,500
1995
Provides senior health svcs. throughout the Pacific Northwest including skilled nursing and community-based care.
43
50
Harsch Investment Properties
Portland
503.242.2900
harsch.com
Jordan Schnitzer
President
155
272
1950
Real estate investment, development and prop. mgmt. with over 21 million square feet of space.
44
48
TEC Equipment
Portland
503.285.7667
tectrucks.com
David Thompson
President and CEO
231
472
1982
Sales, service and financing of new and used Volvo, Mack and GMC trucks in three states.
45
49
Azumano Travel
Portland
503.223.6245
azumano.com
Sho Dozono
President and CEO
181
236
1949
Minority-owned provider of services for corporate, leisure, group, meeting and incentive travel.
46
52
United Pipe & Supply Co.
Portland
503.788.8813
unitedpipe.com
Ed Kolasinski
President
215
405
1953
Wholesale distributor with 37 locations in four states.
47
NR
Robinson Construction Co.
Hillsboro
503.645. 8531
robcon.com
Randy S. Robinson
President
83
123
1954
A full-service construction management and general contracting company operating throughout the U.S.
48
42
Bright Wood Corp.
Madras
541.475.2234
brightwood.com
Dallas R. Stovall
President and CEO
845
897
1960
Manufacture of solid and engineered wood components for the window, door, and moulding industries.
49
51
Arbor Custom Homes
Beaverton
503.641.7342
arborhomes.com
Dennis Sackhoff
President
135
135
1988
Homebuilder and developer.
50
43
Collins Companies
Portland
503.417.7755
collinswood.com
Eric Schooler
CEO and President
349
732
1855
Family-owned producer of hardwoods, softwoods, veneers, particleboard, engineered wood siding and trim.


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*Doing business as Ray’s Food Place, Shop Smart, PriceLess Foods, and Pharmacy Express.
**Rank based on last year’s revenue data.

Companies are ranked based on revenue from most recent fiscal year as reported to Oregon Business by a company representative. Companies must be privately held and headquartered in Oregon.

NR: Not ranked in 2007. Empty fields reflect information not received.

Please contact Brandon Sawyer at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or 503.223.0304 regarding corrections or comments about the Private 150. To participate in the list next year, go to www.oregonbusiness.com/Private150.

 

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