W.G. Yates & Sons Construction Opens Nashville Offices

W. G. Yates & Sons Construction has announced the opening of company offices in Nashville.

Philadelphia, Miss.-based has a 6,072-square-foot office in Memphis at 5050 Poplar Ave., suite 634, where it recently renewed its lease. Until now, it was the firm’s only presence in Tennessee, with other locations in Mississippi, Alabama, Louisiana, Georgia, Florida and Texas.

Yates is the 50-year-old firm behind the $95 million Electrolux project in Memphis; the $84 million Nissan Electric Vehicle Battery Plant in Smyrna, Tenn.; the $65 million hospital project at University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa; and was selected out of four firms in the world to handle the new $1.5 billion Wacker Chemie Polysilicon plant in Cleveland, Tenn.

Rocky Wooten, vice president of Yates, will be providing the leadership for the Nashville office. Wooten has been in the construction industry for more than 30 years and formerly led the local Balfour Beatty office, known previously as Centex Construction. Barry Scearce, in charge of Yates’ business development and strategy, also came from Balfour Beatty.

“Our goal is to exceed expectations and help clients achieve their vision on time and within budget,” Wooten said in a statement. “The opening of the Nashville offices will allow us to offer a higher level of attention and service to our projects and clientele in Middle Tennessee.”