An accomplished architect and entrepreneur, Edwin Williams has embarked on his lifelong desire of heading his own firm by founding Design + Construction Group.
After stints as an EVP and COO with several local and national architectural/engineering, general contracting and specialty subcontracting firms, Williams has the privileged opportunity to focus on doing what he enjoys most – working directly with his client’s, leading an integrated team in designing and constructing buildings for them that exceeds their expectations and enhancing their overall experience in the process.
A graduate of Carnegie Mellon University with a Bachelors of Architecture and Case Western Reserve University with an MBA, he brings the unique experience of having sat on all sides of the table in the design and construction process over his career. He has served as the owner, program/construction manager, designer, general contractor and subcontractor on all building types and sizes of projects. Additionally, he has worked for different size firms including; small closely held family businesses, privately held mid-size regional and national firms, a large national/international employee owned company and finally a publically traded Fortune 100 international company.
Most recently with his former business partner, Williams, as COO, led and grew his Columbus based fully integrated site work, trucking, demolition, general contracting, and design/build services firm, Superior Enterprises Unlimited, from revenue of $540,000 in 2012 to annual revenue of over $4.25 million in 2014; almost 9 times 2012 revenue.
Before moving to Columbus in 2004, Williams’ leadership was instrumental in growing Cleveland based, Ralph Tyler Company, from a bankrupt 12 person firm with one office and $1.1 million in annual revenue in 1993 to an almost 170 person national firm with 11 offices with $20 million in annual revenue, in less than 10 years, with another former business partner. The firm was a leader in providing PM/CM and A/E design services on a national scale. The firm grew to be the largest African American owned A/E & PM/CM firm, in terms of staff and national office locations in 2002/2003, at the time that they ended their partnership.
Williams has also been responsible for managing the design and construction of major airport programs, both domestically and internationally for an International Design, PM/CM and Construction firm. He has over 20 years of aviation program and construction management experience managing major airport expansion and renovation programs totaling over $6 billion in total construction value.
After working on large projects and major capital programs over his career, Design + Construction Group will allow Williams to focus on his passion for providing more personalized hands on project delivery of smaller projects that he and his team of partners will personally design and construct for their clients thru design-build, construction management at risk and traditional general contracting delivery models.
According to Williams, we will deliver all of our projects on time, within budget and strives to exceed our client’s expectations. We will live by our company motto to be “SIMPLY THE BEST…AND NOTHING LESS”