When you choose to work with us as a client or employee-owner, you choose more than our expertise and experience. You choose our rich culture – the values, vision, energy, standards, and mission that inspire us – and ultimately drive the success of every project we undertake and every relationship we build.
Behind the tools and technologies is the lifeblood of Choate: our people. And running through the veins of our people are intrinsic characteristics that define who we are.
We are hungry.
Hungry to outperform. Hungry for innovation. Hungry to be someone you can always count on.
But we are also humble.
We check our egos at the door and understand that we are both stewards of our clients’ investments and stewards of the success we have been afforded. We don’t take things for granted. We appreciate each other and all that surrounds us.
We are happy.
Because what’s work (or life) without a little fun? We work hard but know how to have a good time. We genuinely like each other and enjoy experiencing shared success. We care. We’re family.
And we own this.
As a 100% employee-owned company, we are more than figurative partners. We have a personal stake in the financial success and future of this company through the clients we serve. Everything we do is a little more motivated and a lot more personal.
At Choate Construction Company, we are committed to a Culture of CARE, actively ensuring each team member has the opportunity to be heard and the environment in which to be respected, valued, and supported.
Choate has taken the pledge with the Associated General Contractors of America to create an inclusive, welcoming environment to advance diverse talent in the construction industry.
We will foster diversity throughout our company by recognizing the individual life experiences, perspectives, self-expression, knowledge, and unique talents of our employees as these differences greatly enhance our company, our culture, and our core values.
Our commitment to diversity encompasses all phases of employment here at Choate, such as: recruitment and selection, compensation and benefits, and career development and advancement. In order to promote values of respect, inclusion, and belonging across the company, we will be steadfast in upholding a diverse and inclusive environment that encourages and reinforces:
All of our Choate employee-owners have a responsibility to treat others with dignity and respect at all times. We are held to a high standard to exhibit conduct that reflects the inclusive environment we stand for, and we are responsible for creating an environment that enables all employees to flourish.
It’s no secret Choate Construction builds structures and spaces, but we are equally honored by the opportunity to build more than that. We build well-being. Communities. Philanthropic engagement.
Our strong foundations of faith and stewardship drive us to faithfully shepherd the resources entrusted to us, always mindful of our responsibility to our people, partners, and community. 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.
From companywide philanthropic initiatives to local, community-centered support, Choate is raising the philanthropic bar. In addition to supporting preexisting functions, Choate employee-owners have taken an active role in creating customized philanthropic events that have become yearly institutions in their own right, such as our award-winning Cars & ‘Q event in Atlanta, supporting the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, or BuildStrong in Charlotte, supporting Autism Strong.
In addition to our corporate initiatives like Cars & ‘Q for the Cause, which has raised over $2,600,000, Choate’s local offices support a variety of causes right in our backyards.
Nonprofits like Autism Strong, The Shepherd Center, Kids’ Chance, Ronald McDonald Houses, Second Harvest, and Susan G. Komen, to name a few, provide opportunities for significant local impact. In addition, our very own Choate Goats lace up their boots and hike 30.1 miles of the Appalachian Trail annually in support of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation during the Xtreme Hike. Their efforts have resulted in over $300,000 raised since 2013.
On an individual level, company matching gifts (up to $1,000 per employee per year) and paid-time-off voluntarism programs allow us to support what’s personally meaningful to our employee owners.
We strive to provide our employee owners with a place to work that is about more than simply bringing physical structures to life or a paycheck; it’s about building essential parts within ourselves, our clients’ businesses, and our communities.