LEXINGTON, Ky. — Lexington-based construction company Deanbuilds has expanded its Ownership team to include Blanton Coates, Director of Business Development.
Coates has been with the company since 2017 when he began as a project manager for the Sayre Lower School project. As the Director of Business Development, Coates leads preconstruction efforts, manages teams, and partners, and maintains timely projects.
“Blanton has successfully established new markets where the company has found success,” said David Dean, president of Deanbuilds. “We are thrilled that he will have a bigger role in our company moving forward.”
Recent projects that Coates has managed have been instrumental for the growth of Deanbuilds as a company and have helped to expand them into new markets in the construction industry. The company now has projects in the retail, hospitality, education, medical, and civic fields, while establishing itself as an industry leader in construction management and becoming a multi-million-dollar company.
Coates has been especially involved with the expansion into education and civic projects, where he has worked as project executive on new builds and expansions with the University of Kentucky, Midway University, Centre College, St. Peter Claver Church, Lexington Catholic High School, and the upcoming Town Branch Park, which is scheduled to be completed in downtown Lexington in 2025.
“Since I started with Deanbuilds nearly five years ago, my three main points have been to expand into new markets, continue to grow the company, and think civically and locally, giving back to the community as much as we can,” said Coates. “I am excited to continue the growth we have accomplished thus far.”
Coates graduated from Transylvania University in 2000 and worked in construction at his family-owned company until 2017. During his career, Coates has completed projects across Northern, Southern, Central, and Eastern Kentucky, ranging from courthouses, community centers, restaurants, industrial facilities, hospitals, retail facilities, historical renovations, elementary, middle, and high schools, collegiate residence halls, and athletic stadiums and facilities.
Along with all of Coates’ professional accomplishments, he has undertaken extensive community involvement. He is a board member of the Bluegrass Community Foundation and currently serves as Chairman of the Clark County Community Foundation. He served on the Transylvania University Alumni-Executive Board and volunteered as a coach in the Winchester Youth athletic programs. He is an ordained Elder at First Christian Church of Winchester and recently served two years as chairman of the church’s Administrative Board.
“I am humbled and honored to be a part of the Deanbuilds company and ownership group,” said Coates. “I do not take it lightly that I was asked to be a part of this exceptional team, and I am very appreciative of the opportunity.”