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1960

While attending Ole Miss, Bill Yates begins managing small construction projects for Central Construction

1963

1st significant project as W.G. Yates, General Contractor

1964

W.G. Yates & Sons Construction Company (Yates Construction) is incorporated

1970s

The Yates motto "on time, within budget, to your satisfaction" is developed

1976

Yates purchases Thompson Welding and Machine works

1977

Yates Building Supply opens

1977

Edwards Electric Service becomes a wholly owned subsidiary of Yates Construction

Edwards Electric Service becomes a wholly owned subsidiary of Yates Construction in 1977

1978

Yates Heavy Division is formed

1979

Nemanco earns a contract to manufacture jeans for Calvin Klein

1981

Yates Construction purchases Baldwin Sand and Gravel

1986

Yates Engineering Corporation is established

William Gully Yates in 1992

1991

Superior Asphalt’s Byrum, MS office is opened

1992

Built by Yates, Splash Casino is the first casino to open in Tunica, MS

Silver Star Casino in Philadelphia, MS

1994

Yates Construction’s Mobile, AL office is opened

1994

Construction of the Silver Star Casino in Philadelphia, MS begins

1996

Construction of the Beau Rivage Hotel & Casino in Biloxi, MS begins

1997

The Yates Companies, Inc. is formed

Nemanco opens a facility in San Luis Potosi, Mexico

1997

Yates opens an office in Memphis, TN

1998

Nemanco opens a facility in San Luis Potosi, Mexico

1998

Yates opens an office in Destin, FL

1999

Yates opens an office in Biloxi, MS

2000

JESCO, Inc., Blaine Construction Corporation, and Merit Electrical and Instrumentation, Inc. become subsidiaries of The Yates Companies, Inc.

2002

Yates opens offices in Oxford, MS and in San Antonio, TX

2002

Yates Services is formed

2003

Yates opens offices in Atlanta, GA and Jacksonville, FL

2003

William G. Yates, III is promoted to President/CEO of Yates Construction

2004

Yates launches its first LEED project, Georgia Tech’s Klaus Building

2004

Yates opens an office in Dallas/Ft. Worth, TX

Hurricane Katrina devastates the Gulf Coast (photo of Biloxi, MS

2005

Construction of Turquoise Place Resort in Orange Beach, FL begins

2005

Hurricane Katrina devastates the Gulf Coast affecting many employees in The Yates Companies, Inc.

2005

Phase I development of Bloomfield in Pearl, MS begins

2006

A Yates affiliated company, Spectrum Capital, is created and Jason Voyles is named President

2007

Yates Building Supply moves to a newly constructed 30,000 SF LEED® Gold certified facility

2009

Yates Construction’s Scholars in the School of Construction Annual Scholarship Fund is created at the University of Southern Mississippi

2009

Yates Construction’s mission statement (To provide value to our clients) and core values (Safety, Integrity, Passion, Commitment) are formally recognized

Yates Museum and Archives at the corporate headquarters in Philadelphia, MS

2009

Yates Museum and Archives opens at the corporate headquarters in Philadelphia, MS

2010

Yates Construction begins boom decontamination work for BP in response to the Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico

2011

Yates Constructors opens its office in Birmingham, AL and American Industrial Construction is established in Gray, ME

2011

Yates Engineers is established in Birmingham, AL

2012

Yates Construction launches its strategic vision, “10 Goals by 2015”

Yates Construction celebrates its 50th year

2013

Yates Construction’s first international office opens in Aguascalientes, Mexico

2014

Yates Construction celebrates its 50th year

Yates Construction
Celebrating 50 Years // 1964 - 2014