As Vice President of Preconstruction & Estimating, Bill’s goal is to get the project team the best possible project, with the highest level of finish, for the best value, that can be delivered within any cost and schedule constraints that the client may have. Throughout his 16 years with Columbia, Bill has continually searched for and implemented improvements geared toward creating high-performing teams and exceptional client experiences. His drive to continuously improve, develop meaningful internal and external relationships, and push for collaboration have made him a natural leader within this group and in the company. His hard work on many of Interiors’ complex projects has earned him three Sam Lilly Awards in the past three years. Being a part of the winning project teams for this internal award has given Bill bragging rights as well as the nickname ‘Sam Billy’. Bill consistently goes above and beyond for his clients and co-workers, and is the definition of reliable. As far as Bill is concerned, the most rewarding part of his job is being involved early on in the project lifecycle, identifying potential problems, and working collaboratively to reach a solution before the first hammer is swung.
A New Hampshire resident, Bill is in his element when outside in nature. With hobbies like camping with his family, upland bird hunting, fishing and sugaring, he is a true outdoorsman. If you want something delicious with your waffles, look no further – the Carpenter family taps about 50 Red Maple trees in their yard to produce pure New Hampshire maple syrup each spring! Trust us, it beats Aunt Jemima any day. Bill’s hard work and dedication can be attributed to a quote from his grandfather that he lives by, “it doesn’t matter what you decide to do in life, but at the end of the day just be the best damn person doing it!”