About Us


A locally owned and operated construction business since 1986. Yelton Construction Company, Inc. brings more than 33 years of knowledge to your project needs. Our founder, Doran “Chip” Dean Yelton, II, a lifelong native of Northeast Florida, started the company with one thought in mind, to build the best quality product whether simple or complex for each customer. Raised in Green Cove Springs, surfing the Northeast Florida coast and fishing the surrounding areas all his life, he acquired extensive knowledge of the waters surrounding our communities. His love of the water fueled his passion for the marine construction industry.

Moving forward in 2019, Lewis Taylor Yelton became President and owner of Yelton Construction Company, Inc. Graduating from the University of Alabama, receiving his degree in Marketing and Specialization in Sales he brings new vision and innovation to the company. Taylor believes that holding true to the core values instilled by his father to build the best quality product are accentual to a company’s success. Our family of skilled craftsman remain the same, strong and focused. Although Chip is gone his vision is still going strong.

In Memory of Doran "Chip" D. Yelton II

Doran (Chip) Dean Yelton, was born in Maryville, Tennessee on July 6 th , 1955. He graduated The Bolles School and Delta State University in Mississippi. He owned and operated the largest marine contracting company in St. Johns County, Yelton Construction Company. He was known for his vibrant and loving personality. He was always there to help others and never met a stranger. He lived life to the fullest. He enjoyed fishing, water skiing diving, snowboarding, hunting and had an adventurous spirit. He was truly one of a kind and will be missed by all that knew him.