Which is to say, Bill identifies the complex HVAC, plumbing and mechanical assignments that are a best fit for B&K; orchestrates the detailed pricing and contract details; and then oversees the efforts of project managers, from preconstruction through delivery.
Bill has spent nearly his entire career at B&K, joining the firm in 1988 after a memorable year working on Pratt & Whitney engines of F15 and F16 fighter jets in Florida.
One of his earliest B&K clients was Scottish Rite Hospital, now Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta (CHOA). His initial project work in 1990 evolved over the years into serving as project executive for the 2005 expansions of CHOA’s three campuses (Scottish Rite, Egleston and Hughes Spalding). All three projects required the intricate art of keeping the hospitals fully operational while adding and updating massive mechanical systems.
Throughout his tenure, Bill has played leadership roles in a long line of other high-profile projects. One was overseeing the mechanical HVAC and plumbing for the 2010 construction of Building 23, the largest lab on the Atlanta campus of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Another was the addition of a sweeping 16-story tower at Piedmont Hospital, which will add 400 beds to the hospital when completed in 2022. Other projects range from building infrastructure for state-of-the-art data centers to newly outfitting historic buildings under renovation.
A longtime resident of Gwinnett County, Bill is actively involved in trade organizations in metro Atlanta, serving a two-year term as president of Mechanical Contractors Association of Georgia. He and his wife Connie have three children and two grandchildren.
“We build with the long term in mind — our systems need to be able to serve a facility for many years.”