In business for over 100 years, McDonald York has experienced profound changes, growing exponentially in size and capability. We are now presented with challenges and opportunities that could not have been imagined in the early part of the 20th century, and we we continue to seek innovation in the way we work to effectively meet these challenges.
Charles Vance York founded the firm York and Cobb in 1904 in Greenville, NC. In 1910, C.V. York purchased the interests of the Cobb brothers and moved the business to Raleigh and started York Construction Company. York constructed a number of notable projects in Raleigh in the early 1900's including Capital Apartments, NCSU Bell Tower, Sir Walter Hotel, and Memorial Auditorium. C.V. York was an active builder and respected member of the Raleigh community until his death in 1941.
James Wesley ("Willie") York, C.V.'s son, expanded his father's business after World War II. In 1949, York developed the Southeast's first major shopping center and planned community, Cameron Village. In the 50's, the Farmer's Market, a city landmark was built by York.