A Century Of Building
York Construction completes the Raleigh Memorial Auditorium, a massive, classical, granite monument, the largest single construction project in Raleigh during the Great Depression.
Phil York, son of Willie York becomes Vice President of York Construction. He retired in 1993.
A Raleigh native, Marilyn Pendergraph started her career with York Construction in 1978 and, in 1993, she joined McDonald when York Construction became McDonald York. Named vice president in 2004, she was an important contributor to the growth of McDonald York and was very much involved in the changes that occur when a company grows from $4 million which was primarily only York Properties work in 1993 to a multi-million dollar company with multiple clients it was when she retired on May 11, 2015.
On February 19, 2003, Smedes York and Jack McDonald become full and equal owners of McDonald York Building Company when they purchase Financial Investment Corporation’s interest in the company.
Colleen McDonald Schmidt, Shannon McDonald Haynie, William York, and Parker York are added to the Board of Directors. They join Smedes, Rosemary, and George York along with Jack, Sheila, and Michael McDonald. The family board brings a diversity of viewpoints and exposure of the next generation to the company operations.
New headquarters and distribution center for the Food Bank of CENC is started. This project is the largest design-build project completed by McDonald York.
McDonald York is recertified by NCDOL as a Building Star contractor, for its outstanding safety program. This makes a 10-year record of recognition.
The Lake Boone Trail Medical office complex in Raleigh, NC near UNC/Rex Hospital is completed, cementing McDonald York’s status as a builder of medical office buildings. The two buildings consists of structured parking on the ground floor with 2 levels of office space above. Site work for the project was performed carefully on both sides of a Neuse River Riparian Buffer and tree conservation area. Three bio-retention areas were constructed for stormwater management.
Shearon Harris Rewind Building for Duke Energy in New Hill, NC is started. McDonald York employees and trade partners complete extensive safety training in order to work on this project and is one of many projects completed by McDonald York at nuclear plant facility.
Fidelity Investments Building Renovation in Cary, NC is completed. The project included complete demolition two buildings on campus and a temporary cafeteria space to accommodate current employees during the renovation. The project involved intensive data cabling as it required triple the typical Fidelity standard for cabling. and inter-connectivity between buildings for data and security purposes.
The 245,000 SF, 9 floor, Allscripts first generation office upfit in a newly constructed high rise building in Raleigh is completed and becomes McDonald York first high-rise tenant fit-up in base building project not completed by McDonald York.
The 50,000sf Novan, Lab and Office Upfit in Durham, NC is started. The project included Process Suite, Chemistry Lab, Office spaces, warehouse facility and manufacturing area, the first of several contracts awarded to McDonald York.
The Parmer RTP, 7 acre, Amenity Park, for use by employees on campus in Research Triangle Park is started. The amenities included a fitness track, amphitheater, pavilion, putting green, outdoor seating, greenspace, gaming area, two new open parking lots, architectural concrete food truck drive and a 620 SF glass-walled treehouse/conference room strategically placed in existing wooded area.
The Bayer Crop Sciences, Multiple Facility and Lab Renovations in RTP, NC is completed. Project included extensive electrical, mechanical and lab gas modifications with close coordination with active labs and facility management to ensure ongoing operations were not impacted and help solidify McDonald York’s reputation as a local trusted lab builder.
The Duke Energy, Aberdeen Consolidation Project, in Aberdeen, NC is completed. This project consisted of 3 individual sites totaling over 75 acres to house the Southern Ops, Fleet Garage and Transmission Headquarters. This project represents a continuation of an important relationship and the largest project done to date with Duke Energy.
The State Employees’ Credit Union Multiple Facility Renovations consisting of eleven (11) building renovation projects throughout North Carolina to update SECU locations built in the 1970’s is completed. Careful coordination of construction activities was crucial as locations remained occupied and operational.
Honored in 2020 as the 3rd fastest growing company in the Triangle when the Triangle Business Journal’s Fast 50 Awards were announced on December 3, 2020. In 2019, McDonald York exceeded revenue of $100 million which was its highest revenue ever and ranked McDonald York as the 13th Largest General Contractor in the Triangle Business Journal List of Triangle’s Largest General Contractors.
The Duke Lemur Center Renovation and Addition, located on 80-wooded acres in Durham, North Carolina, home of one of the world’s leading lemur and prosimian research and conversation facilities is started. This project is one of many Duke Lemur projects by McDonald York.