Jon Bates

Owner, Bates Construction Inc.


Lives on Block Island


Jon attended the University of New Hampshire and received a science degree. After moving to Block Island, he spent years landscaping and doing construction. Eventually, he launched his own construction business.

Jon sought out ways to get involved in the community and give back to improve quality of life on the island. He joined the Block Island Volunteer Fire Department and currently serves as their Communications Officer, responsible for maintenance and repairs of all radios. Many hours of training and service are involved with this responsibility. He is an active member of the Block Island Lions Club and serves as 3rd vice president, working on all fundraisers for this civic organization including the Clambake and St. Patrick’s Day dinner. He volunteers as an Easter Bunny helper delivering baskets to all the homes on the Island.


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