Mike began his career as a co-op student from The University of Cincinnati with Turner Construction in Mike’s hometown of Cincinnati. Years of quick advancement and impressive skills both in the field and office earned him positions at prestigious construction firms as well as accolades such as the Turner Territory Employee of the Year and Project Manager of the Year by the American Subcontractors Association.
Leadership roles include leading both individual offices and regional branches for other prominent contractors, until Mike began his role as Division Manager of the Choate Construction Company Charleston office. After three years in Charleston Mike returned to Atlanta as the Chief Operating Officer to lead the Georgia operations. With the conversion of Choate to an ESOP in late 2016, Mike has assumed the role of Chief Administrative Officer with an eye to the future in terms of organizational development and the development of the talent that resides within Choate.
Mike is active with the Metro Atlanta Chamber of Commerce Board of Advisors, The Rotary Club of Roswell, Roswell Inc.’s Economic Development Council, Life University’s Board of Visitors, and is a board member of North Fulton Community Charities and the Roswell Convention and Visitors Board.
William Millard Choate is the Chairman & CEO of Choate Construction Company, one of the largest commercial building contractors in the Southeastern United States. With over three decades of contracting experience, Millard is responsible for the direction of all operations of the firm including marketing, preconstruction, and construction operations. Millard also takes an active role in negotiating and issuing contracts, financial management, and development of construction procedures and policies.
Millard founded Choate Construction in 1989 after first serving as a project manager with a Kentucky contractor and then moving forward to serve for 12 years as the officer of an Atlanta general contractor. A native of Nashville, TN, he is a graduate of Father Ryan High School and Vanderbilt University, where he received a Bachelors of Arts in Economics and Business.
Active in several organizations, Millard serves as a Director on the Board of Fidelity Bank, is an active member of the Business Executives for National Security (BENS), serves on various Chambers of Commerce, and is a member of the Atlanta Rotary. He has been chosen as an Entrepreneur of the Year, sponsored by Ernst & Young, Inc. Magazine, and Merrill Lynch and the Volunteer of the Year by Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.
I am committed to making your next construction project as simple as possible. I’ll get the ball rolling and find you the best team available for your project.
Having been in the biz for over 30 years, I know all the ins and outs of preconstruction and construction operations. I started out in the design arena and later moved into project management in the field, so I know every aspect of running construction projects from design to closeout.
I understand that the decision to build something, whether large or small, is a big one. My objective is to help you bring your vision to life.
I want to help you reach your goals; so if you want to talk shop, send me a direct message.
Dave champions strategic geographic growth for Choate with a focus on procuring and managing nationwide project pursuits. He will also aid Choate’s senior staff in managing large, complex projects where his vast experience can be leveraged across a broader spectrum within Choate. Dave’s industry experience includes many varied types of construction projects such as corporate facilities, office, higher education, healthcare, laboratory/life sciences, high tech research/development & data center, multi-family, assisted living, parking decks, and commercial/retail.
Dave began his career in the construction business in the 1980’s where he worked summers in the equipment yard, jobsites, and in the office as an intern for a large general contractor in the Chicago area. Dave earned his Bachelors of Building Construction from the University of Florida and has worked for large contractors in Charlotte, North Carolina and Chicago, Illinois. Dave and his family moved to Raleigh in 1994, where he has enjoyed an active role in the Triangle region’s construction industry ever since.
Within the industry, Dave is an active member of the Associated General Contractors and a member of the Associated Builders and Contractors’ Triangle Council. In the greater Triangle business community, he is a Greater Raleigh Chamber of Commerce Board of Advisors member and a Cary Chamber of Commerce member. He also supports Habitat for Humanity, the Susan G. Komen’s NC Triangle affiliate, and the Fight for 1 in 9 Foundation.