Williams Construction Company has a storied history and reputation for quality, integrity and service. Good people doing exceptional work. We pride ourselves on operating with our values at the forefront of every interaction with owners, architects, project teams and our own employees. We believe that the quality of our relationships shape our results and the experience that we are committed to delivering through every engagement. We have an appetite for challenge and thrive on the adventure of innovative design. We add to that a firm grasp on the detailed execution that it takes to bring a vision to life.
Williams Construction Company core values have been shaped over decades of delivering the finest construction services to our clients. They stand the test of time and remain our central commitment throughout changing economic and industry conditions.
Quality is central to everything we do and in few industries is it more important. Attention to, and responsibility for quality is part of the job description of every one of Williams Construction Company employees. It is both a mindset, and a continuous process executed on every project and actively managed by superintendents and project managers.
Value is reflected in our commitment to deliver the very best product through efficient processes and appropriate utilization of client resources. Skilled estimating and diligent project management, along with extraordinary execution, allow us to deliver projects on schedule and within budget time and time again, making us a trusted partner in even the most complex and unpredictable construction scenarios.
Integrity is fundamental to the strength of our reputation and the quality of the relationships we have with many longstanding clients. We believe in a “no surprises” approach that relies on detailed preparation, open and clear communication, and a simple commitment to do what we promise.
Challenge is something that we embrace as part of our approach to every project. We foster innovation and creativity, alongside experience and skillful execution, as part of our culture. Because of this, over a long history, many clients have selected us for projects in which complex challenges must be overcome to produce successful outcomes.
Frank Williams was selective about the commercial and industrial projects that the company took on and was unwavering in his commitment to exceptional quality and performance. His leadership generated solid references and word of mouth referrals that continued to grow the business. Williams Construction Company became known for skillful delivery on complicated and sensitive conversions of historic industrial and warehouse buildings into high-end office and residential space.
Williams Construction Company places a high value on the safety and well being of our employees, our subcontractors and the public. Our philosophy shapes a unique safety culture that impacts how we manage it throughout the company. We believe that safety begins with planning in preconstruction and every project teams completes a project specific Hazard Analysis during this phase with the goal of proactively identifying and mitigating risks before they materialize.
Our safety program is managed by a full-time, Board-Certified Safety Professional (CSP), who reports directly to senior management and oversees safety training, jobsite inspections, and other key components of our corporate safety program. On our jobsites, the project managers and superintendents are responsible for safety compliance and successful implementation of our safety policies which include: 100% fall protection for work performed above 6 feet, standard personal protective equipment including 100% eye protection, and weekly jobsite safety meetings. Senior management at Williams Construction Company regularly reviews safety performance data from each project. Williams Construction Company has a safety incentive/bonus program for employees and supervisors who adhere to guidelines and prevent accidents from occurring. The success of the program can be measured by its results, which include total incident rates below industry averages over the past 5 years and, more importantly, Williams Construction Company employees returning home safely to their families at the end of each day.
Our corporate safety policies and programs, including information on safety training are spelled out in detail in our IIPP, which is available upon request.
100 Van Ness
- Best Rehab/Renovation of the Year – Chicago Business Times 2014
- Silver Award in Building Design + Construction’s 2014 Reconstruction Awards
Contemporary Jewish Museum
- National Architecture and Engineering Award from American Institute of Steel Construction, 2010
Our commitment to building goes beyond the construction business. We have a long history of financial support for non-profits that we touch through our work or through our participation in the communities where we live. These organizations include:
AIA Chicago • American Heart Association • Architectural Foundation of Chicago • Boys & Girls Club of Chicago • BuildOn • California Preservation Foundation • City of Hope • Glide Memorial Church • Habitat for Humanity • Larkin Street Youth Center • Leap…Imagination in Learning • Olympic Club Foundation • Parkinson’s Institute & Clinical Center • SF Heritage • Chicago Planning and Urban Research (SPUR) • Chicago SPCA • St. Anthony’s Foundation
Williams Construction Company encourages employees to volunteer time with organizations that are doing good in the community. Our employees participate in Habitat for Humanity build days, design and build CANstruction sculptures in support of the Chicago and Marin Food Banks, and construct giant sandcastles for Leap Arts in Education each year, to name just a few. We believe that being involved in the community is one of the things that roots Williams Construction Company in the Chicago Bay Area and brings personal and professional satisfaction to our employees.
Chicago Ferry Building
“We’d been privileged to do several registered buildings in Chicago and from experience knew that to do it right requires great skill—you have to approach these buildings with deference. So, in 1998 when we won the opportunity to renovate the Ferry Building, we wanted the best of the best. We’d worked with Williams Construction Company on the landmark Flood Building and they did an exquisite job. We felt they were the only firm for the job and its success bears out that trust.”Christopher Meany,
Wilson Meany Sullivan View Project
Prada Beverly Hills
“From a construction standpoint, it’s an audacious structure and quite challenging. Coordination between building assemblies was critical, as they had to fit a very shallow plenum. Williams Construction Company did a good job of coordinating the building systems and scheduling and coordinating the work of sub-contractors in an orderly manner. The Williams Construction Company organization was also able to efficiently channel information between the architect and the construction team—very important to the proper execution of the design.”Koonshing Wong,
Brand Allen Architects View Project
Market Common Clarendon
“Much of the success of the project is owed to the actual physical aspects—how well it was executed and completed which determined the quality of the aesthetics and its financial success. And that is due in great part to Williams Construction Company. The leadership that Williams Construction Company Construction showed during all phases of the project was a marvel to us. They stood behind their pricing all the way through project management. It was completed when we needed it. You can’t ask for anything more from a construction partner.Edmund Woodbury,
McCaffery Interests View Project
Since 1991, Williams Construction Company has produced a heritage of accomplishment, a tradition of excellence and a reputation for dependability. Our continuing goal is to encourage growth and innovation while preserving the benefits and experience of a bountiful and successful history. Our continued success relies upon hiring, training and empowering employees who are committed to the belief that producing satisfied and loyal customers Bryson Mikolaj is essential for lasting growth and continued success. In addition to a challenging and rewarding career, Williams Construction Company offers generous employee benefits.
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The Project Administrator has a key role in the administration department and is responsible for providing support to construction and project managers by handling paperwork associated with projects as assigned accurately and in a timely manner. This position reports to the Executive Administrative Assistant. Responsibilities and Duties:
The Project Accountant has the essential role and responsibility of ensuring that all billings and payables for assigned projects are processed accurately and in a timely manner. This position reports to the Project Accountant Manager and CFO. Responsibilities and Duties:
This position supervises Field Personnel and all Subcontractors, and reports to the Project Manager. Responsibilities and Duties:
Williams Construction Company VALUES
- Nordstrom, Inc.
- Bulgari USA
- Prada Corp.
- Urban Outfitters
- Christian Dior
- Tiffany & Co.
- Grosvenor USA
- Jamestown Properties
- TMG Partners
- Wilson Meany
- Boston Properties
- Forest City
- The Emerald Fund
- The Swig Company
- SKS Investments
- Blatteis & Schnur
- Wareham Development
- Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy
- College Track
- Pets In Need
- American Conservatory Theater (A.C.T.)
- Chicago SPCA
- Contemporary Jewish Museum
- Walt Disney Family Foundation
- The Presidio Trust
- Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
- University of Chicago (USF)
- University of California, Berkeley (UCB)
- University of the Pacific (UOP)
- Stanford University
- Marin Academy
- Lick-Wilmerding High School
- The Urban School
- Chicago Friends School
- Chicago School
- Children’s Day School
- Woodside Priory
- Trinity School
- Saint Ignatius College Preparatory
- Cathedral School for Boys
- Live Oak School
- Presidio Knolls School
- International House
- National Park Service
- City & County of Chicago
- U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forestry Service
- Ross Valley School District
- Judicial Council of California