Yates Construction is ranked among the top construction services providers in the US by Engineering News Record. Yates Construction is family owned and provides a wide range of construction and building services. The company was founded in 1964 by William G. Yates Jr., and it has steadily grown to become one of the top construction providers in the nation. At Yates, they are financially sound with a significant bonding capacity as well as vast personnel and equipment resources.
Their portfolio includes projects from various sectors, including arts and culture, civil, commercial, education, entertainment and gaming, federal, healthcare, hospitality, manufacturing, municipal, retail, and technology. They work hard to understand their client’s business needs and continually look for opportunities to provide additional value to their clients and their projects.
The client relationships of Yates are the foundation of their success, and their primary goal is to help each of their clients achieve their vision. Yates Construction does this by carefully managing the details and complexities of each project and communicating constantly with all team members.
Promoting a culture of Safety. Utilizing behavioral-based safety management, the culture of Yates supports a zero-injury philosophy achieved through ongoing education, training, and behavioral modification. Their policy encourages dedication and an unwavering awareness to the safety and well-being of the job site as a whole. Experience, continuing education, and personal responsibility ensure adherence to strict safety standards, and the results of their commitment are evidenced by continuously low EMR and incident rates.
Their Corporate Safety Team. Every Yates employee is a member of the corporate safety team and strives to achieve a zero incident rate on every project.
Safety Recognition. Through company-wide collaboration, they have achieved a nationally recognized level of safety success. In recent years, they have received more than 45 safety awards including the Associated Builders and Contractors’ National Safety Excellence Award – the organization’s highest level of safety recognition.
Sustainability at Yates Construction. Yates Construction is dedicated to providing high performance buildings and services based on environmentally-conscious principles. The company is committed to integrating sustainable design and construction practices in their operations to provide safe, healthy, and economically viable projects. Additionally, they believe it is their responsibility to be good stewards of the environment.
As a leader in sustainable construction, the company continues to focus on sustainable practices.
Their sustainability efforts include:
- Preserve our natural environment
- Maintain sustainable sites
- Maximize water efficiency
- Lower energy use
- Conserve natural resources
- Enhance indoor environmental air quality
- Provide a healthy place to live and work
The Work Team. Yates Construction provides safe, healthy working environments for the employees. The company provides in-house LEED training, promotes professional development, and incentivizes LEED accreditation. The staff of LEED Accredited Professionals is trained to provide construction services to meet their clients’ needs. Their employees serve in-state, regional, and national non-profit organizations. Yates Construction employees are encouraged to participate in community organizations that work toward more sustainable neighborhoods. Sustainability at Yates Construction is incorporated at all levels of the organization.
Some of the sustainable projects at Yates are:
- Solar Cell Manufacturing Facility
- Residence Hall & Dining Facility –University of Alabama
- CenturyLink Technology Center of Excellence
- University of Mississippi School of Law