Choate Construction Company promotes Michael Sutton to Director of Preconstruction

April 20, 2023

Choate Construction Company is pleased to announce Michael Sutton has been promoted to Director of Preconstruction in Charleston. After 7 years with Choate Construction and more than 15 years garnering valuable industry experience in corporate, industrial, entertainment, government and many other market sectors, Michael’s expertise and leadership will continue to serve Choate’s preconstruction team in pursuit of operational excellence on behalf of its clients.

“The talent, tenacity, and teamwork mentality Michael brings to our preconstruction team will continue to bolster our team’s operations and support our clients’ goals in his new role as Director of Preconstruction,” says Tim Heichelbech, Vice President and Division Manager for Choate’s Charleston office. “As a leader, Michael’s drive to promote early involvement and collaboration between all members of the project team is the key to a successful delivery.”

Michael has extensive experience leading a variety of notable projects for Choate, most recently the Credit One Stadium renovation which earned the 2023 Pinnacle Award presented by the Carolinas Associated General Contractors (CAGC). His breadth of knowledge in preconstruction best practices has directly contributed to several other successful Choate projects, including Palmetto Logistics Distribution Center, Mankiewicz Coatings Production Facility, Knapheide Manufacturing Facility, Charleston Water Systems corporate renovation, Riviera Theater renovations, and numerous others.

Championing proactive involvement, close collaboration with ownership and trade partners, and comprehensive approaches to ensure a successful delivery, Michael is expertly poised to shepherd Choate’s preconstruction operations in Charleston and help clients navigate the booming market with smart strategies designed for long-term success.


About Choate Construction Company

Choate Construction Company is one of the largest nationally recognized general contractors in the Southeast with offices in Atlanta, Charleston, Charlotte, Nashville, Raleigh, and Savannah. Founded in 1989, 100% employee-owned Choate Construction specializes in both ground-up and interior construction, believing success is driven by its relationships and reputation. Choate has built a resume of projects large and small across the nation in multiple market sectors. From its innovative OneLife safety program to its efforts to “Build Up” the communities in which it serves, the heart of Choate is its people. Please visit for more information.