| Director of Preconstruction and Estimating, Interiors
“At Columbia I am given the opportunity and tools needed to make every person we interact with a raving fan of the organization!”
As Director of Preconstruction and Estimating within Columbia’s Interiors Division, 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. He has been instrumental in the growth of Columbia’s preconstruction team, and 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!”