Steve Williams Promoted to COO

December 10, 2021

Gainesville, Fla. – Steve Williams, a 25-year veteran of the construction industry, has recently been promoted to Chief Operating Officer (COO) of Charles Perry Partners, Inc. (CPPI).

As COO, Williams will oversee day-to-day operations, with a focus on optimizing efficiency in processes, risk management, and quality control initiatives. He will work closely with executive leadership to provide modernized and streamlined operational excellence for CPPI.

“Steve delivers excellent construction knowledge alongside sharp organizational and people skills, which allow him to really impact the enhancement of policy and procedure. This also adds to overall jobsite quality. I look forward to working with him in our continued commitment to deliver outstanding service, while also moving the needle on corporate consistency and providing regional leadership with another resource to succeed,” said CPPI President/Principal Brian K. Leslie.

“I am truly humbled to have been entrusted with this responsibility. I am incredibly excited to take on this new role to continue to define CPPI’s operational commitment to the expansion of business strategies and technical capabilities that prepare us for the ever-changing market and its demands,” said Williams.

Since joining CPPI in 2016 as a Senior Project Manager, Williams has completed more than $200 Million of construction projects in the higher education, K-12 education, healthcare, and institutional market segments. He worked at a Top 50 ENR Construction Firm for over a decade before joining CPPI, and is an adjunct professor at Seminole State College, where he is an alumnus. He is also a graduate of Purdue University with a Master of Science in Building Construction Management and holds Bachelor of Science degrees in Psychology and Chemistry from the University of Florida.

Williams holds PTI certifications in Bonded and Un-bonded Post Tensioning Systems, OSHA 30 Safety & Health, and LEED AP with BD + C Designation. He has been an active member of the Central Florida Chapter of Associated Builders & Contractors and the Florida Chapter of Construction Owners Association of America since 2016.


Ranked one of Engineering News-Record’s 2021 “Top Contractors,” Charles Perry Partners, Inc. (CPPI) is one of the Southeast’s largest privately held construction firms. Recognized as a powerhouse of innovation, sustainability, craftsmanship and expertise, CPPI performs a wide range of design-build, construction management and general contracting services, including project planning and modeling, budget estimating and cost management, project scheduling and construction.