The Yates Companies operates an extended family of construction firms, comprising W.G. Yates & Sons Construction (the largest of the group), Yates Electrical Division, Mississippi-based JESCO, and Tennessee-based Blaine Construction. The group provides a broad range of construction-related services, including engineering, electrical and mechanical construction, millwrighting, and steel fabrication. It operates mostly in the Southeast and along the East Coast. Completed projects include casinos, sports facilities, schools, and military facilities. William Yates Jr. co-founded the family-owned company in 1963 with his father, the late William Gully Yates. The Yates family continues to lead the company.
The Yates Companies focuses on serving markets such as commercial, government, retail, hospitality, health care, education, entertainment, and industrial. The group also offers sustainable building services and has completed several Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) projects. Major clients include Toyota, Nissan, the US Navy, and the Federal Bureau of Prisons.
Yates and its affiliates have offices in Alabama, Mississippi, Georgia, Florida, Louisiana, Tennessee, and Texas. The company maintains its headquarters in Philadelphia, Mississippi -- the small town in which it was founded. – less