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Customer Highlight: Williams Company Gives Back to their Community with Habitat “Home for the Holidays” Project

The Williams Company Team gathers outside of the Home for the Holidays Habitat House in Orlando, FL.

Williams Company, a leading commercial construction company out of Orlando, FL, is a 100% employee-owned company, whose operating units include Williams Company Building Division, Williams Company Southeast, and Williams Company Tampa. Licensed in 14 states from Texas to Maryland, Williams Company specializes in projects ranging from educational, industrial, retail, hospitality & theme and beyond.

This year, as they celebrate their 100 year anniversary, Williams Company decided to “go big” with its 25-year relationship with Habitat for Humanity of Greater Orlando & Osceola County – and build their first Habitat home. The company and its subcontractors didn’t simply donate the time, funds and resources to build a home, the team at Williams Company assembled a crew and also constructed the home in less than two weeks. 

The “Home for the Holidays” project kicked off on Nov. 30 and ended on Dec. 11 with a Key Ceremony celebrating the completed home and its new homeowners: Dominique, Venessa and their three children. 

Giving back to the community is no new venture for the company. Since its inception 100 years ago, Williams Company has made community and charity a priority. “When you volunteer or donate, it lifts your spirit, and doing this with the people you work with has a tremendous positive impact on how our employee-owners view our company and its goals,” said Matt Olberding, Divisional Manager for Williams Company.

Williams Company has a yearly goal for its team to achieve a minimum of 1,000 volunteer hours. Last year the company volunteered more than 1,500 hours to various charities in the community that helped support children, veterans, elderly, hunger-relief, research and education. This year, in addition to the Home for the Holidays Habitat project, they have volunteered and worked to raise over $100,000 for the Tampa Bay Chapter of the Ronald McDonald House Charity, and raised more than $120,000 through the American Diabetes Association’s Tour de Cure cycling event in Orlando.

The team at TrueLook could not be more impressed with the team at Williams Company – both in their efforts to give back to their community and also as leaders in construction.

Williams Company’s desire to document their Habitat project inspired us to help other companies do the same. It’s just a little something that we can do to help those who are giving back. With that, we are launching our Constructive Giving program; a program designed to help our customers document and secure their community service projects. To learn more about our Constructive Giving program, please visit the Constructive Giving page of our website.