Serving San Antonio for over 50 years

Our History

For over 50 years Yantis has been heavily involved in the construction of civil infrastructure across San Antonio and South Texas.

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 of 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.

1965

Vance Jackson Sewer constructed: 36” sewer in rock 16 feet deep. Yantis constructed Central Park Mall (now Park North) drainage.

Nov. 1965

Nov. 1965

John Yantis Company is founded.

1968

1968

Yantis is awarded its first contract at San Antonio Airport

1970’s

1970’s

Notable Projects: Ft. Sam Houston Drainage Countryside Subdivision Loop 410 Drainage from Fredericksburg to Bandera

1974

1974

Yantis shop property purchased.

1980’s

1980’s

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

1982

1982

Mike Yantis Sr. joins firm

1986-1988

Yantis named to Inc 500 Fastest Growing Companies in America

1988

John Yantis named Ernest and Young “Entrepreneur of the Year Award”

1990’s

1990’s

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

2000’s

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

2003

2003

Mike Yantis Jr. named VP of Operations.

2005

2005

Yantis begins construction of Alamo Ranch.

2005-2007

2005-2007

Yantis awarded Aggie 100 Award for Fastest Growing Companies.

2006

2006

Matthew Yantis joins firm.

2007

2007

Arnold Briones joins firm.

2007

2007

Yantis Company’s new headquarters built.

2010’s

2010’s

Notable Projects: KCI Headquarters Dollar General Esperanza

2012

2012

Mike Yantis, Jr. named CEO, Matthew Yantis named President, and J. Mike Yantis named Chairman.

2013

Arnold Briones made first non-Yantis family member partner. Named COO of the company.

2013

Yantis opens up extended Runway 3-21 at SAIA.

2014

Mike Yantis, Jr. awarded Aggie 12 under 12 Award.

2015

2015

Yantis celebrates 50 years in business.