A California native, Lance Williams (46) has been building homes for more than 25 years. Founding the company that bears his name in 1996 along with housing legend Ray Watt, his development experience encompasses all disciplines of residential real estate.
As president and CEO, Mr. Williams has directly overseen the acquisition, entitlement, financing, development, construction, sales and delivery of more than 1,000 homes in 30 communities worth in excess of $400 million, and currently has in development or under construction an additional 1,200 units with a completed value of approximately $600 million.
Prior to founding Williams Homes, Inc., Mr. Williams was employed by Watt Housing Corporation and Beazer Homes, Inc. where he served in a number of management roles. Mr. Williams received his Bachelor’s degree in Finance, Real Estate and Law from California State Polytechnic University, Pomona. Mr. Williams is a California licensed real estate broker and licensed general contractor.
Mr. Williams is an active member of the California Building Industry Association, where he has acted in a variety of functions including serving as the chair of the government affairs committee as well as on the board of directors of the Los Angeles/Ventura chapter of the BIA. Through the years, he has shared his expertise by serving on industry boards, chairing committees, and guest speaking, in addition to lending his time and efforts to many worthy community endeavors. Mr. Williams has also been recognized by his alma mater as distinguished alumni for outstanding early career success and outstanding entrepreneurship.