Four Generations of Success: Black-Owned Construction Company Seals Deal on Multi-Million Dollar Contracts
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The owners of Choates G Contracting LLC, a Black-owned construction firm based in Philadelphia, have successfully secured seven multi-million dollar contracts, including a $30 million construction project at JFK Airport’s Terminal 1 in New York City.

Another is $25 million project in located in Ghana.

The owners of Choates G Contracting consist of four generations of Coates men.

Darrell K. Choates and the other generations of Choates men. Photo:

Firm CEO Darrell K. Choates and his family are in the process of building a legacy through their minority-managed organization. Not only is Choates thriving in construction, but his nonprofit Logan Community Enterprise Center also feeds the under-served in the Philadelphia community. He is also the President of the National Association of Minority Contractors and Faith-Based Crime Prevention. 

Choates’ work in construction speaks for itself. In 2011, Choates was awarded the Minority Contractor of the Year. He won Best of Philly awards in 2014 and 2016.

The Choates family has accomplished a lot and they look to continue to reach for the stars by expanding the company’s mission to care for the sick and elderly with Personal Care Home C&G, a company that launched the telemedicine platform Heartbeat Health Care during the pandemic. It allows socially-distanced service. 

Choates hopes to continue adding more jobs to the community, while using his business to advance the country.