William Millard Choate is the Executive Chairman of Choate Construction Company, one of the largest commercial building contractors in the southeastern United States.
Since founding the company in his basement in 1989, Millard has overseen the growth of the firm from a few employees to over 480 professionals with annual revenues exceeding $1.2 billion. Coining Choate Construction’s motto “Reputation is Everything,” Millard ensures Choate’s six Southeast offices provide unparalleled construction services, guided by the moral integrity of its core values.
In 2016, Millard shared Choate’s long-term success with his beloved employees by implementing Choate Construction’s Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP), making Choate uniquely 100% employee-owned.
A native of Nashville Tennessee, he is a graduate of Vanderbilt University. Active in several organizations, Millard serves as a Director on the Board of Ameris Bank, Boy Scouts of America, and Street Grace. He is an active member in the Business Executives for National Security (BENS) and the Atlanta Rotary. He supports many organizations such as the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, Shepherd Center, HomeStretch, Clemson University, Street Grace, and other military family support charities, to name a few.