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A Century Of Trust

McDonald York Building Company, headquartered in Raleigh, NC, is one of the oldest and largest local, family-owned commercial general contracting companies in the Triangle. Established by Smedes York and Jack McDonald in 1993, the company roots date back to 1910 when Smedes grandfather, C. V. York started York Construction.

Concentrating on clients located in the Research Triangle region of central North Carolina, we provide general contracting, construction management, and design-build services. Our projects range from ground-up, base building construction, and renovation to corporate interior fit-ups.

Repeatedly named on Triangle Business Journal’s List of Top 25 Largest Triangle General Contractors, in 2020 we were also named the 3rd fastest growing company in the Triangle by the Triangle Business Journal’s Fast 50 Awards.

Our portfolio includes clients in the Life Sciences, Corporate, Interiors, Retail, Healthcare, Higher Education, Repositioning, and Office Building markets.


Our portfolio of building projects is diverse in terms of project size and complexity. What is not diverse is our results. Providing clients with detailed, accurate, and up-front data ensures informed decision-making from project start to finish.

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MYWay® is a McDonald York philosophy founded on four Principles: Trust-Based Teams, Valuable Communications, Early Collaboration, and Partnering Relationships. These are implemented using leading industry practices developed by McDonald York involving Consistent Processes, Continuous Innovation, and End-to-End Results. MYWay® works with all contract services, utilizing a collaborative team approach, that assures the client transparency and engagement throughout the construction process. The ultimate goal of MYWay® is to deliver a customized quality building experience for every client.

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Commitment to Safety

McDonald York’s safety program is one of the finest in the Triangle. We have received the North Carolina Department of Labor Building STAR Award which recognizes our outstanding performance and commitment to maintaining a safe working environment.

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Commitment to Safety

Giving Back

Community involvement means bettering the lives of our neighbors in more ways than one. We go beyond building in our community by supporting the people who live there.

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