A Century Of Building
Raleigh Memorial Auditorium is finished by York Construction. It is the largest single construction project undertaken in Raleigh during the Depression.
York Construction is awarded a construction contract at Glaxo and for the next 25+ years, McDonald York provides construction services at GlaxoSmithKline’s RTP campus. This marks the start of McDonald York’s venture into the construction of Life Sciences facilities; to this day a core market for McDonald York.
Marilyn Pendergraph, a Raleigh native, starts with McDonald York after transferring from York Construction where she began her career in 1978. She is named Vice President in 2004 and is an important contributor to McDonald York until she retires in May 2015.
On February 19, 2003, Smedes and Jack purchase 100% of McDonald York’s stock. Sheila McDonald and Rosemary York join Smedes and Jack on McDonald York’s first Board of Directors.
Old Chatham Golf Club clubhouse is completed. The construction of this clubhouse is followed by renovations to the Governors Club and Croasdaile Country Club clubhouses.
Colleen McDonald Schmidt, Shannon McDonald Haynie, William York, and Parker York are elected to the Board of Directors. They join Smedes, Rosemary, and George York, and Jack, Sheila, and Michael McDonald.
McDonald York is recertified by the NC Department of Labor as a Building Star contractor continuing a 10-year span of recognition for their outstanding safety programs by the State of North Carolina.
The 245,000 SF, nine-floor, Allscripts first-generation office fit-up is completed by McDonald York. It is the first high-rise fit-up completed by McDonald York in a newly constructed high-rise building built by others.
The Parmer RTP, seven–acre Amenity Park, and treehouse-style meeting room, for use by employees, on-campus in Research Triangle Park is started.
McDonald York exceeds $100 million in annual revenue and is ranked as the 13th Largest General Contractor on the Triangle Business Journals’ List of Triangle’s Largest General Contractors.
Recognized as the 3rd fastest growing company in the Triangle when the Triangle Business Journal’s Fast 50 Awards is announced on December 3, 2020.
Completed eleven multiple facility renovation projects for State Employees’ Credit Union across North Carolina, from Asheville to Greenville.
McDonald York is named one of the Best Places to Work by the Triangle Business Journal.
When Medicago needed to increase its COVID-19 plant production at its RTP research facility, they contracted with McDonald York to construct an addition adjacent to Medicago’s greenhouse.
The Duke Lemur Center, home of one of the world’s leading lemur and prosimian research and convention/conservation facilities, renovation, and addition project is completed. It is one of the many Duke Lemur projects completed by McDonald York.