"What doesn't destroy me makes me stronger" could be the nation's slogan for 2001, and that's also an appropriate description of the concrete construction industry's year. It was indeed a challenging year—as is the first half of 2002. Still, many contractors found ways to make their businesses grow—even dramatically—while some saw significant declines in revenue. The 2002 CC100, our list of the nation's top concrete contractors, tells an interesting and encouraging story.