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Published on Jun 13, 2010
The Skill, Integrity and Responsibility (SIR) Award is reserved for someone who has made a substantial contribution, while honorably serving the construction industry and exemplifying Skill, Integrity and Responsibility in his or her endeavors. This video was the center piece for the Georgia Branch, AGC as President Dan Baker, P.E. presents Mr. Presley Daniel "Dan" Yates, Jr., Chairman of the Board of Yates Insurance Agency, Inc. with the Chapter's 2010 SIR Award.
Mr. Yates was born in 1918 in Atlanta. He grew up on the East Lake Country Club golf course where he tagged along with his brother Charles and the great Bobby Jones when he could. He attended Boys High in Atlanta, and then attended Georgia Tech where he was captain of the golf team for three years. His golf victories are many and in 1939, while at Georgia Tech, he won the Georgia State Amateur Championship at Sea Island, Georgia. He graduated from Georgia Tech in 1941 and in 1942 joined the U.S. Army where he served four years.
In 1949 he and his brother, Alan Yates, Sr., founded Yates Insurance Agency and began to sell to Georgia contractors. Yates Insurance Agency became a leader in specialty insurance and bonds for the construction industry. Mr. Dan Yates said, "We are going to look after our clients and prospects needs like they are our own, and our goal each day is to do our best."
Mr. Yates was one of the founders of the Atlanta Country Club. He has served as Director of the Georgia State Golf Association and the Georgia State Golf Association Foundation. He worked as a volunteer at The Masters Golf Tournament for over 50 years. In 1996 he was inducted into the Georgia Golf Hall of Fame.
Today, Mr. Yates continues to work every day representing his insured's and fostering the many relationships he has formed in his business over the years.
Video Tribute Contributors (in order of apperance): - Otis Alvin Barge, Jr - Barge and Company, General Contractors - Gary Young, President Young Contracting - Lanny Thomas, President Allison-Smith Company - Furman Bisher, Sports Reporter - Louie Pittman, Pittman Construction Co. - Gary Newell, President Collins & Company - Sam Perkins, Peachtree Golf Club Video: - Director: Leon Moody, Addentify Strategic Consulting - Production: Blake Williams, ProperMedium Filmaking