Christian Alexander, Principal Owner and President, H.S. Williams Company
Christian Alexander, Principal Owner and President For many modern-day industry sectors, pre-engineered metal buildings (PEMB) are increasingly preferred over conventional construction due to their cost-effectiveness, design flexibility, durability, customization possibilities, and ease of installation. However, while many businesses are taking advantage of all that PEMBs have to offer, choosing the right construction contractor is paramount. Issues such as increased lead times and rising material costs can cause companies to go over budget and past deadlines if the right construction partner isn’t found from the very start.

Enter H.S. Williams Company. Since its inception six decades ago, H.S. Williams has built over 152 million square feet of steel buildings, forming its position as an industry leader in industrial and commercial PEMB and pre-engineered building (PEB) systems. It is helping firms overcome these hurdles with its innovative and proven contractor services. Yes, it provides its expertise in design-build and general construction across the manufacturing, distribution, and industrial sectors, but the company’s foundation has been cemented with PEMBs. Working with the guidelines of one contract and one contact for its clients allows for one unified workflow from initial concept to completion and functionality.

“We spend a lot of time in-house, investigating value engineering practices to design the most cost-effective projects for our clients,” says Christian Alexander, Principal Owner and President of H.S. Williams Company.

H.S. Williams Company: Delivering Expert PEMB Construction

The firm goes out of its way to work with proven steel building manufacturers to negotiate the best pricing and lock in construction resources in a timely and cost-effective manner.

H.S. Williams’ design-build capabilities accelerate a standard construction project by leveraging its extensive industry know-how to facilitate the execution of critical design tasks in-house, with architects and front-end engineers working closely together. This highly cooperative design-build process cuts a project’s timeline by 30 percent and supports every involved party in staying up-to-date on construction progress. H.S. Williams makes quick and precise alterations to a client’s project to ensure compliance with metal construction industry requirements.

The pre-engineered element of the firm’s service is generally 30 to 40 percent faster than conventional steel building methods due to the short design process and rapid material procurement. H.S. Williams’ pre-engineered service aims to get clients into the building faster while providing customizable designs that comply with industry regulations and fulfill all clients’ expectations.

We spend a lot of time in-house, investigating value engineering practices to design the most cost-effective projects for our clients

With such strong competencies, H.S. Williams has ignited several successful collaborations over its long journey as a top leader in the construction industry. In one instance, a major appliance manufacturer needed to expand their production line. The client was on a very tight timeline, needing to accommodate the scheduled delivery of new equipment. The process started with in-depth discussions with relevant agencies, vendors, subcontractors, and the client’s equipment maker. With the assessment completed, the experienced team developed multiple pathways to meet the client’s timeline, expedited the design process, and pre-ordered materials to start construction as soon as the building permit was granted. In the end, H.S. Williams built a 40,000-square-foot expansion, including site work, for the client’s new production line on time and on budget, despite the strict timeline.

Since its inception six decades ago, H.S. Williams has remained a steadfast industry leader in industrial and commercial PEMB and pre-engineered building (PEB) systems. Today, the company’s construction portfolio and ability to seamlessly collaborate with leading designers and major building manufacturers aid them in keeping that competitive edge. This experience, combined with its long-term subcontractor and construction material supplier relationships, ensures that a project is never delayed by a lack of human resources or construction material. Looking ahead to the future, H.S. Williams aims to leverage these competencies and support its clients by delivering construction projects faster while ensuring that quality and budget are never compromised, keeping them at the top of the industry.