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.
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.
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 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.
Honored as the 3rd fastest growing company in the Triangle when Triangle Business Journal announced its rankings on December 4, 2020.
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.