R. Bates & Sons was founded more than 95 years ago in 1919. Founder Reggie Bates started as the owner of one of the three steam shovels in all of Massachusetts and built one of the most successful and respected heavy construction teams in New England. Reggie’s dedication to his clients and employees is still the foundation of the company.


Hovey Pond Dam Rehabilitation, Grafton      Irish Dam Bascule Gate Replacement, Grafton Fuller Brook Park Preservation, Wellesley    Frost Fish Brook Stabilization, Danvers    Mason Memorial State Pool, Agawam HYLine/Barnstable Pump Out Station Monoosnoc Brook Walk,  Leominster    Plymouth Harbor Boat Ramp Reconstruction Walnut St. Bridge Repairs, Newton      Pochassic St. Bridge, Westfield                  Cabot Rd. Bridge, Danvers                          Latta Bros. Spray Park, Somerville              WWII Memorial & Fountain, Worcester


Some of our valued clients say it better than we ever could.


Department of the Army –
Corps of Engineers
Certificate of Appreciation

John Kissida, RLA
Vice President and Project Manager –
Camp, Dresser & McKee

Michael Bresciani
Park Director – Milford, MA