Our Dynamic Culture

Inspiring and Driving Success For All

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.

The Defining Voice Behind Everything
We Do

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.

Diversity & Inclusion

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:

  • Respectful communication and cooperation between all employees
  • A workplace that embraces individual differences
  • Equal employment opportunities based on ability, performance, and potential
  • Teamwork and diverse employee participation and perspectives
  • Employer and employee contributions to the communities we serve in order to promote a greater understanding and respect for diversity

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.

Employee Resource Groups

As part of Choate’s Diversity & Inclusion efforts, our Employee Resource Groups (ERG) provide our employee-owners with the opportunity to gather and engage in impactful communication centered around a central unifying purpose, mission, background, and/or activity.

Through these ERGs, we promote the welfare of our employee-owners by establishing mutually beneficial relationships between members, the communities in which we serve, and our company as a whole.


Among many other wellness benefits, Choate’s ERGs provide::

  • A vehicle for the personal and professional development of their members and to build professional networks
  • An opportunity for social connection outside of the routine environment
  • An open forum to share common interests and support one another; promote meaningful collaboration
  • A like-minded and supportive community engaged in outreach and volunteerism

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.

Choate Employee Resource Groups include:

Veterans Service Committee
Bringing Choate Veterans together to serve as stewards to Veterans in our local communities, the VSC participates in various outreach initiatives and enables an environment that fosters healing and support.

Women in Construction
Providing a forum for Choate women to connect and share experiences, insights, and support, the WIC group promotes personal development, community, and career growth.

Multi-Cultural Group
Offering professional mentorship and support for our multi-cultural employee-owners to inspire an environment of inclusion within each office, the MCG encourages active participation and membership in minority or diverse trade organizations, and supports open, positive dialogue around individual experiences within the construction industry.

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.

Local Impact

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.

Supporting Personal Passions

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.


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