Williams Building Company’s work today is an extension of its founder’s commitment to service.
The Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Business (SDVOSB) has constructed a number of affordable multifamily housing communities throughout Massachusetts, with a large number on Cape Cod and the Islands. Williams Building is currently at work on Scotts Grove on Martha’s Vineyard, which received funding through MassHousing’s Community Scale Housing Initiative, which supports projects that are smaller in size that those traditionally financed by the Agency.
“We work with a lot of nonprofits,” said company founder Tim Williams. “We certainly connect to that sense of mission, that purpose. We like to perform a service to the community.”
In addition to Scotts Grove, Williams Building is looking to begin work on a workforce housing development on Nantucket and Hyannis. They have also completed several affordable projects that received funding through the Affordable Housing Trust Fund, which MassHousing administers on behalf of the Massachusetts Department of Housing and Community Development.
Williams attended St. Lawrence University on an Army ROTC scholarship and served four years active duty overseas as a Regular Army Officer. He founded the company in 2001 and now has 50 employees who at any given time are hard at work on more than 20 projects. Since its inception, Williams Building has completed more than 1,000 affordable units.
"The camaraderie is what I miss most about my service," Williams said. "I find that when putting together a build team, the camaraderie can be similar."
In addition to affordable multifamily housing, Williams Building also has completed projects for nonprofit, government and institutional organizations, as well as energy installations. They are looking to expand their footprint with housing projects targeting older adults and Veterans.
Williams Building aims to be known for its "passion, integrity and energetic execution," Williams said. "Having a sense of mission is a real source of motivation for us."