We have a team working on our 100th Anniversary Gala next March, and so we have been looking at old documents and newspaper articles about our company. In an article dated July 25, 1971, an Orlando Sentinel reporter describes how the company was founded in 1920. He goes on to say that J.J. Williams founded the company on three simple principles. He called them the rules of building.
1. Outstanding appearance
2. Proper function
3. Superior quality
Before the 1960's, Williams Company (known as Williams Development Company then) was primarily a home builder and built new houses in many areas of the growing City of Orlando. The article quotes Ralph Williams (J.J.'s son), "it means that our customers are not only satisfied, but proud and confident they have received full value for their investment. The best proof of this is the large number of repeat customers we have". The article stated that Williams Development Company repeat customer number at the time was 60%. Repeat business now stands at 90%!
From our humble beginnings 100 years ago, many things haven't changed. Our clients recognize a properly built building, which have an outstanding appearance, and are of the highest quality!
Our company was built on a strong foundation almost 100 years ago now. J.J. Williams would be so proud of all of you and what you have accomplished with the company that bears his name!