Yates Construction Celebrates 50 Years in Business

Philadelphia, Mississippi – On Time, Within Budget, To Your Satisfaction: The Yates motto, developed in the 1970’s, has been synonymous with Yates Construction and its blue construction job site trailers for decades. According to William G. Yates, III, President & CEO, client satisfaction has always been very important at Yates, and today, as the company celebrates fifty years in business, the mission is the same: to provide value to its clients.

“We develop relationships with our clients and provide them with a job well done,” said William G. Yates, III. “Basically, we measure our success by the number of satisfied customers we have, and we are fortunate that the list is long and distinguished.”

Yates maintains that client relationships are the foundation for their success and that their primary goal is to help each client achieve their vision.

“To all of our clients through the first fifty years, we say thank you for your faith and confidence in Yates. To all of our Yates colleagues, we say thank you for all of your hard work and dedication to our mission.” He continued, “The primary reason that Yates has so many satisfied clients is because of the Yates team. Without the diligent and tireless efforts of so many great people, we would not be celebrating fifty years of successful projects.”

Currently, Yates and its affiliates have locations in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Maine, Mississippi, Montana, Oklahoma, Tennessee and Texas with international offices in Mexico.

Over the years, projects have earned Yates both national and international recognition. Its portfolio includes projects from various sectors, including arts and culture, civil, commercial, education, entertainment and gaming, federal, healthcare, hospitality, manufacturing, municipal, retail, technology, pulp and paper, process, power and general industrial.

Chairman William G. Yates, Jr. says, “My first goal was for the company to be bigger than me, so that when I am gone, the company would still be here.” He added, “But goodness at the people who have been involved in helping me with it. It is a list that goes on and on and on, and I will be indebted to each one of those individuals forever.”

As Yates Construction looks to the future, it is well-positioned and enthusiastic about the next fifty years. With an ongoing commitment to continuous improvement, the new generation of Yates leadership will aspire to reach even greater achievements.

“There is much excitement as we move forward to the next fifty years. Yates’ third generation of leadership has already proven itself.” said William G. Yates, Jr. “To continue to grow, we must embrace change. The next generation must be better than the last, and they are.”