Steve Williams is a second-generation S. M. Wilson & Co. superintendent who began his career working for his father, Larry Williams (44-year Wilson lead superintendent). With 42 years of construction experience, he’s worked in different superintendent capacities, with project superintendent as his most recent position. Williams is well-organized with the ability to plan far in advance of execution. As a result of his excellent planning and coordinating capabilities, he’s been assigned several out-of-town standalone projects. Join Construction Superintendent as Williams shares lessons learned from his dad, the ins and outs of life as a traveling superintendent and much more.
(Q) Talk a little about what it was like to work for your dad as a second-generation superintendent.
To this day, I consider my dad my mentor and best working buddy. I can truly say there was no one I would rather work alongside. My father got me a laborer’s card so I could work during the summer of my high school junior and senior years. After graduating in 1979, I took some time to myself and then started working for S. M. Wilson full time in1981 shortly after getting married. Until I became a full-time superintendent, we worked side by side whenever we could.