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.
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.
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 or the Savannah Wing Fest, both supporting the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.
F E A T U R E D | Students from Meeting Street Academy received a first-hand look at a working jobsite when they received a tour of their new school addition.
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.
F E A T U R E D | Members of Choate’s Savannah office participate annually in the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure. Last year, their collective effort resulted in $15,908 raised for the foundation!
Nonprofits like 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.
Dru Usry, a proud Tennessee Volunteer and Marketing Coordinator for Choate’s Savannah division, joined Choate in 2014. Since that time, she’s helped propel Savannah’s marketing department to new heights.
There’s no such thing as a dull moment in commercial construction, like when I got to climb a 187-foot tower crane at our Eastern Wharf mixed-use project with our safety manager. Still trying to catch my breath!
No task becomes mundane or meaningless. Being an employee owner really opens your eyes to how everything you do – each and every day and regardless of size – makes a tangible impact on you and each member of your team.
Commitment. Commitment to do your best, be your best and give your best.