Our History & Future

Laying Foundations
& Building On Dreams

Choate Construction Company was founded in 1989, in a basement, as our nation’s economy headed into recession. Construction projects were few and far between, our employee roster small, and our “fleet” just one old truck.

What might have looked like insanity to the world, to us felt like a mission: to learn, to grow, to forge relationships, to build – not just buildings but essential parts within ourselves, our team, and our community.

We worked long hours. We tackled jobs other companies wouldn’t. We took on projects from diverse industries. We delivered on our promises. We laid a solid foundation.

MOST IMPORTANTLY… The foundation we established has given us the rare opportunity to build structures beyond our wildest dreams. To truly connect and partner with clients in ways that add value – to both their projects and their bottom lines. To be given the chance to build families, businesses, communities, lifelong relationships – and our ever-growing family of employee-owners.

Learn How Choate Goes #BeyondConstruction

6 Regional Offices,
4 Interior Divisions,
500+ Employee-Owners,
Coast-to-Coast Experience

Fast Stats

  • 2022 AGC National Grand Champion Excellence in Construction Safety Award
  • 100% Employee-Owned
  • ENR Top 400 Contractor
  • Financial Stability

    Choate maintains a “co-surety” relationship with three of the nation’s largest A.M Best A + rated sureties: Fidelity and Deposit Co. of Maryland (a Zurich company), Travelers Casualty and Surety Co. of America, and Berkshire Hathaway Specialty Insurance. Our bonding capacity is in excess of $400 million per project and $3 billion aggregate, with potential to expand when needed.

  • Purpose

    Choate exists to enrich the world through the people, places, and relationships we build.


    Core Values

    Our core values are the framework that shape Choate Construction each day. Whether in the office or out on a jobsite, our core values are the embodiment of how we conduct business and the spirit of our firm. Simply put, this is who we are.

  • We Get Pumped Up. We strive for excellence, driven to contribute with passion, positivity, and enthusiasm.

  • We Get Gritty. We embrace new challenges and develop creative solutions with a relentless bias to action.

  • We Own It. As empowered employee-owners, we are personally accountable to each other, our projects, and our relationships.

  • And We Live OneLife. Our responsibility to send everyone home to their families is monumental. We will not compromise on safety and the principles of our OneLife identity, which permeate our professional and personal lives.

Diverse Project Experience

  • Stewardship has been interwoven through the foundations of Choate Construction Company from the very start, breathing a purpose beyond profits into our company and its people. For more than 30 years, Choate employee-owners have offered service in support of many charitable organizations throughout each location – heeding the call and “Building Up” our communities.

    Stewardship Lived Out


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