For over 50 years Yantis has been heavily involved in the construction of civil infrastructure across San Antonio, South Texas, and the Austin area.
Founded by John Yantis with $1000 in 1965, Yantis has built its reputation by adding value to projects not only in the construction phase but being a team player in projects from the site selection phase all the way to completion.
Founded as a utility contractor, Yantis quickly grew into a full service civil construction firm with the ability to self-perform all aspects of civil work with in house crews and owned equipment. This type of work includes mass grading, rock milling, rock trenching, wet utilities, dry utilities, asphalt paving, concrete paving, street base construction, curb and concrete structures. Yantis has constructed well over a billion dollars of work on private and public projects for various municipalities, the Corps of Engineers, TXDOT and private developers across Texas.
Yantis prides itself on being a team player on the development team. Our well rounded team of developers, licensed engineers and construction professionals are regularly consulted to help with anything from site selection, builder recommendations for lot purchases, grading design, budgets, and value engineering. Just in the past two years Yantis has saved various developers over $2.5 million dollars in direct savings that go back to the owner.Yantis continues to manage the company in a manner that John Yantis remains proud of. Now a third generation company, Yantis also has high level managers that average over 20 years of development and construction experience.
November 5, 1965
John Yantis Company is founded.
November 22, 1965
Vance Jackson Sewer constructed: 36” sewer in rock 16 feet deep. Yantis constructed Central Park Mall (now Park North) drainage.
August 17, 1968
Yantis is awarded its first contract at San Antonio Airport
March 21, 1970
Notable Projects: Ft. Sam Houston Drainage Countryside Subdivision Loop 410 Drainage from Fredericksburg to Bandera
May 6, 1974
Yantis shop property purchased.
November 12, 1980
Notable Projects: -Ft. Hood Runway/taxiway -Westover Hills -Sea World -Vista Del Norte -Camino Real -Bluffview -Churchill Estates -Wal-Mart Distribution Center -Bitters Road -Huebner Road -Lackland AFB taxiway
April 22, 1982
Mike Yantis Sr. joins firm
February 9, 1986
Yantis named to Inc 500 Fastest Growing Companies in America
September 18, 1988
John Yantis named Ernst and Young “Entrepreneur of the Year Award”
March 28, 1990
Notable Projects: Big Country Six Flags Fiesta Texas TXDOT Manchaca Prototype Bridge DeZavala Marketplace Texas Research Park Rolling Oaks Mall University Square Canyon Springs Evans Road
February 6, 2000
Notable Projects: Wurzbach Parkway/Lockhill Selma TXDOT projects Texas A&M San Antonio University Drive Shops @ La Cantera Phase 2 Tesoro Headquarters Stone Ridge Marketplace
March 18, 2003
Mike Yantis Jr. named VP of Operations.
July 14, 2005
Yantis begins construction of Alamo Ranch.
September 15, 2005
Yantis awarded Aggie 100 Award for Fastest Growing Companies.
March 19, 2006
Matthew Yantis joins firm.
January 25, 2007
Arnold Briones joins firm.
April 10, 2007
Yantis Company’s new headquarters built.
February 20, 2010
Notable Projects: KCI Headquarters Dollar General Esperanza
May 11, 2012
Mike Yantis, Jr. named CEO, Matthew Yantis named President, and J. Mike Yantis named Chairman.
August 7, 2013
Arnold Briones made first non-Yantis family member partner. Named COO of the company.
October 21, 2013
Yantis opens up extended Runway 3-21 at SAIA.
March 8, 2014
Mike Yantis, Jr. awarded Aggie 12 under 12 Award.
April 28, 2015
Yantis celebrates 50 years in business.
2017 Yantis Moves into New Headquarters
July 10, 2017
2018 Yantis Opens Austin, TX Division
December 20, 2018