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.


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