Helping Businesses in Prince George's County
Coakley & Williams Construction’s Bill Simons was recently honored by the Prince George’s County Supplier Development & Diversity Division (SDDD) at their 7th annual Supplier Diversity Appreciation Night. The dynamic event is designed to celebrate, showcase and advocate for County-based, small, minority, disadvantaged, and veteran-owned businesses. Prince George’s County Executive Angela D. Alsobrooks describes SDDD’s initiative, saying that “it empowers and equips newly certified firms and contract awardees with equal opportunities to partner with diverse suppliers of goods and services.”
Bill recently spoke at an SDDD event, which provided information and resources to assist in the growth of local, small, minority, women, disadvantaged and veteran-owned businesses in Prince George’s County, Maryland. Bill spoke in detail about the private sector’s procurement opportunities.
Bill oversees the execution and completion of base building and interiors projects for Coakley & Williams Construction. With more than 40 years of experience, Bill has a long history of helping the company to develop diversification within the industry and has been instrumental in numerous mentoring programs in the DC Metro area.
Bill served as Project Executive on many projects including schools, libraries, and recreation centers in DC, as well as offices, hotels, country clubs in DC, MD and VA. Recent notable projects include a $52 million Design/Build modernization and expansion of Bancroft Elementary School, $10 million renovation of the Prince George’s County Police Plaza II, and the $38 million Design/Build contract for the Southern Area Aquatics & Recreation Center (SAARC) currently under construction.
Bill serves on the Boards for the Maryland Governor’s Workforce Development and the ABC Chesapeake Trust. He was previously Chairman of the Board for ABC Chesapeake. His continuous dedication to promoting the growth of local, small, minority, women, disadvantaged and veteran-owned businesses has made a lasting impact on the local construction industry.