Fundamental Beliefs

McDonald York is guided by an enduring set of values — safety, collaboration, family, innovation, and integrity.  These values define our relationships with employees, clients, and our communities.



Our Core Values


Every Project, Every day.

McDonald York maintains an unwavering commitment to the safety of our people, clients, and trade partners. While we have one of the industry’s best safety records, what is more important to us is our “zero-accident” safety culture that sends our people home safely to their loved ones each day.


Committed to Our Local Community.

As a local and family-owned company, we treat each employee as an extended family member who has the opportunity to participate fully and to develop to his or her highest potential. A hallmark of our company has been our commitment to make a difference in the Triangle region where we live and work.


Exploring New Ideas to Create Our Best Work.

McDonald York is a leader, not a follower. It is our spirit of innovation that has enabled us to achieve a successful leadership role in our markets, multiple technologies, construction processes, and management practices.


We Are One Team Working Together.

Collaboration fosters longstanding partnerships and relationships that are based on mutual trust, honesty, and open minds. We consider ourselves partners with our clients and collaborate closely with them, as well as project team members, throughout the duration of each project.


We Do What Is Right.

Integrity is the foundation of McDonald York’s reputation. We have earned the respect and trust of people around the Triangle through more than a century of honest, decent, and fair behavior. Such behavior must continue to characterize all our relationships, both inside and outside the McDonald York network.