Updated: Aug 9, 2019
Steadily finding ways to excel in the $1.2 trillion construction industry, Cheryl McKissack Daniel is using her business savvy to equip New York-based McKissack & McKissack, the oldest black construction company (and No. 64 on the Top 100 list of the nation’s largest black businesses—the BE 100s—with $50 million in revenues), for future growth. As such, her company is a freshman among the BE 100s.
McKissack Daniel became the company’s fifth-generation owner, president, and CEO in 2000. Now, she is ready to take the nation’s oldest minority and woman-owned design and construction firm to higher ground. The 114-year-old company mainly provides construction management services to municipalities, major companies, and government agencies operating largely in the infrastructure, transit, healthcare, and education sectors.