History

Incorporated in 1964 by William G. Yates Jr., Yates Construction has steadily grown to become one of the top construction providers in the nation.

History

Incorporated in 1964 by William G. Yates Jr., Yates Construction has steadily grown to become one of the top construction providers in the nation.

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1960
1960

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

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1963
1963

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

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1964
First W.G. Yates & Sons Construction Company Location circa 1964
1964

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

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1970s
1970s

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

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1976
1976

Yates purchases Thompson Welding and Machine works

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1977
Classic Yates Construction Ad
1977

Yates Building Supply opens

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1977
1977

Edwards Electric Service becomes a wholly owned subsidiary of Yates Construction

Edwards Electric Logo

 

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1978
1978

Yates Heavy Division is formed

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1979
1979

Nemanco earns a contract to manufacture jeans for Calvin Klein

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1981
1981

Yates Construction purchases Baldwin Sand and Gravel

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1986
1986

Yates Engineering Corporation is established

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1989
The first Yates Construction office outside of Philadelphia, MS opens in Jackson, MS
1989

The first Yates Construction office outside of Philadelphia, MS opens in Jackson, MS

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1991
Superior Asphalt’s Byrum, MS office is opened
1991

Superior Asphalt’s Byrum, MS office is opened

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1992
1992

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

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1994
1994

Yates Construction’s Mobile, AL office is opened

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1994
Silver Star Casino
1994

Construction of the Silver Star Casino in Philadelphia, MS begins

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1996
1996

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

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1997
1997

The Yates Companies, Inc. is formed

Yates Company Logo

 

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1997
1997

Yates opens an office in Memphis, TN

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1998
Nemanco opens a facility in San Luis Potosi, Mexico
1998

Nemanco opens a facility in San Luis Potosi, Mexico

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1998
Beach Club Cottages
1998

Construction of the first condo tower at The Beach Club Resort begins

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1998
1998

Yates opens an office in Destin, FL

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1999
1999

Yates opens an office in Biloxi, MS

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2000
2000

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

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2002
2002
  • Yates opens offices in Oxford, MS and in San Antonio, TX
  • Yates Services is formed
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2003
2003
  • Yates opens offices in Atlanta, GA and Jacksonville, FL
  • William G. Yates, III is promoted to President/CEO of Yates Construction
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2004
2004
  • Yates launches its first LEED project, Georgia Tech’s Klaus Building
  • Yates opens an office in Dallas/Ft. Worth, TX
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2005
Turquoise Place Condominiums
2005

Construction of Turquoise Place Resort in Orange Beach, FL begins

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2005
2005

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

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2005
2005

Phase I development of Bloomfield in Pearl, MS begins

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2005
Yates Biloxi, MS office following the destruction of Hurricane Katrina
2005

Yates Biloxi, MS office following the destruction of Hurricane Katrina

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2006
2006

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

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2007
Yates Building Supply moves to a newly constructed 30,000 SF LEED® Gold certified facility
2007

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

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2009
2009
  • Yates Construction’s Scholars in the School of Construction Annual Scholarship Fund is created at the University of Southern Mississippi
  • Yates Construction’s mission statement (To provide value to our clients) and core values (Safety, Integrity, Passion, Commitment) are formally recognized
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2009
Yates Museum
2009

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

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2010
Yates Construction begins boom decontamination work for BP in response to the Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico
2010

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

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2011
2011
  • Yates Constructors opens its office in Birmingham, AL and American Industrial Construction is established in Gray, ME
  • Yates Engineers is established in Birmingham, AL
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2012
Yates Employees participate in 5k run
2012

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

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2013
2013

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

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2014
Yates 50th Anniversary Logo
2014

Yates Construction celebrates its 50th year

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1960

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

1
1963

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

1
First W.G. Yates & Sons Construction Company Location circa 1964
1964

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

1
1970s

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

1
1976

Yates purchases Thompson Welding and Machine works

1
Classic Yates Construction Ad
1977

Yates Building Supply opens

1
1977

Edwards Electric Service becomes a wholly owned subsidiary of Yates Construction

Edwards Electric Logo

 

1
1978

Yates Heavy Division is formed

1
1979

Nemanco earns a contract to manufacture jeans for Calvin Klein

1
1981

Yates Construction purchases Baldwin Sand and Gravel

1
1986

Yates Engineering Corporation is established

1
The first Yates Construction office outside of Philadelphia, MS opens in Jackson, MS
1989

The first Yates Construction office outside of Philadelphia, MS opens in Jackson, MS

1
Superior Asphalt’s Byrum, MS office is opened
1991

Superior Asphalt’s Byrum, MS office is opened

1
1992

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

1
1994

Yates Construction’s Mobile, AL office is opened

1
Silver Star Casino
1994

Construction of the Silver Star Casino in Philadelphia, MS begins

1
1996

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

1
1997

The Yates Companies, Inc. is formed

Yates Company Logo

 

1
1997

Yates opens an office in Memphis, TN

1
Nemanco opens a facility in San Luis Potosi, Mexico
1998

Nemanco opens a facility in San Luis Potosi, Mexico

1
Beach Club Cottages
1998

Construction of the first condo tower at The Beach Club Resort begins

1
1998

Yates opens an office in Destin, FL

1
1999

Yates opens an office in Biloxi, MS

1
2000

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

1
2002
  • Yates opens offices in Oxford, MS and in San Antonio, TX
  • Yates Services is formed
1
2003
  • Yates opens offices in Atlanta, GA and Jacksonville, FL
  • William G. Yates, III is promoted to President/CEO of Yates Construction
1
2004
  • Yates launches its first LEED project, Georgia Tech’s Klaus Building
  • Yates opens an office in Dallas/Ft. Worth, TX
1
Turquoise Place Condominiums
2005

Construction of Turquoise Place Resort in Orange Beach, FL begins

1
2005

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

1
2005

Phase I development of Bloomfield in Pearl, MS begins

1
Yates Biloxi, MS office following the destruction of Hurricane Katrina
2005

Yates Biloxi, MS office following the destruction of Hurricane Katrina

1
2006

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

1
Yates Building Supply moves to a newly constructed 30,000 SF LEED® Gold certified facility
2007

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

1
2009
  • Yates Construction’s Scholars in the School of Construction Annual Scholarship Fund is created at the University of Southern Mississippi
  • Yates Construction’s mission statement (To provide value to our clients) and core values (Safety, Integrity, Passion, Commitment) are formally recognized
1
Yates Museum
2009

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

1
Yates Construction begins boom decontamination work for BP in response to the Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico
2010

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

1
2011
  • Yates Constructors opens its office in Birmingham, AL and American Industrial Construction is established in Gray, ME
  • Yates Engineers is established in Birmingham, AL
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Yates Employees participate in 5k run
2012

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

1
2013

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

1
Yates 50th Anniversary Logo
2014

Yates Construction celebrates its 50th year

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