Each member of the J.H. Williams team developed their skills in hands-on construction positions. That background is the foundation of our services. It allows us to take ownership of every detail of your project, to provide detailed estimates, to foresee project pitfalls before they develop and to see your project through to completion.



I n 1972, James H. Williams formed Jim Williams Builders (“JWB”), a small business focusing on residential additions and new construction in southern New Jersey. JWB developed a reputation for quality home construction by employing skilled craftsman and successfully completing all contracts in a timely and professional manner.

In the mid 1980s, after building more than one hundred new homes and countless home additions and renovations, JWB expanded into commercial construction. By transferring the quality of craftsmanship required in residential construction to commercial construction, JWB expanded its reputation for quality work product. Until the early 1990s, JWBs commercial portfolio included renovations to and new construction of professional office space, restaurants and banks performed under private contracts.

In the early 1990s, expanded into public sector construction projects. JWB successfully administered numerous office renovation and new construction projects for state, county and local government bodies. By maintaining the same core team, JWB was able to transfer its quality work to the public sector. JWB maintained its customer satisfaction by supplementing the quality craftsmanship developed in residential construction with a customer focused project management approach enabled by a detailed estimating process that foresaw potential project pitfalls prior bid submission.

In 2001, JWB reformed as J.H. Williams Enterprises, Inc., a corporation under the laws of New Jersey. Despite a real estate and construction boom and bust, JHWE continued to expand throughout the decade by adding to its portfolio significant school and hospital renovation projects.

Today JHWE offers a full range of construction and real estate services, including new construction and renovations to commercial buildings and residential homes, construction managment, medical construction, real estate transactions and real propoerty legal counseling.  
James H. Williams, President

Jim is the founder of J.H. Williams Enterprises, Inc. Jim oversees all estimating, development and project management. He offers over 40 years of construction and real estate experience ranging from residential renovations to new commercial construction. Jim is a mechanic by trade who complements his technical skills with a customer satisfaction approach and skilled managers.

Jim earned a Bachelor of Arts in Business Management from Penn State University (1971). He serves on numerous local and county boards including the Burlington County Board of Land Use Appeals. He is actively involved in several community groups including the Boy Scouts of America and Burlington County 200 Club. He is the former Mayor of Edgewater Park. He resides in Moorestown, NJ.

William J. Schmidt, Senior Project Manager

Bill has over thirty years experience in residential and commercial construction with JHWE. He has overseen numerous projects of varying scope and scale. During the 1980s, he was the lead foreman in the construction of over 100 homes at Russell Estates in Princeton. Bill provides JHWE's clients with skilled project management and technical skills that ensure a quality work product.

Bill is actively involved in numerous community activities, including the Boy Scouts of America and local sports teams. He resides in Magnolia, NJ.

Russell L. Short, Project Manager

Russ has over twenty years experience in residential and commercial construction with JHWE. An avid mechanic, Russ ensures the JHWE produces a top quality work product. He has worked in numerous public buildings including, The College of New Jersey, Burlington County Human Services Building, Cooper Hospital and the JFK Senior Center. He resides in Mt. Holly, NJ.

Brendan S. Williams, Project Manager

Brendan has over ten years experience in residential and comercial construction with JHWE. Brendan is a carpenter with experience in both home and office renovtions. Brendan compliments his construction skills by maintaining an active real estate license with Long & Foster. He resides in Moorestown, NJ.

Jerry Gayers, Project Manager

Jerry has over twenty years experience in the construction industry. Prior to joining JHWE in 2010, Jerry owned and operated his own painting and coating contracting company. Jerry brings his experience as a business owner to JHWE's projects. He resides in Edgewater Park, NJ.

Pamela Larson, Office Manager

Pam has over thrity years experience in professional management positions. Prior to joining JHWE in 2009, Pam had a twenty year career as a Project Manager with Nortel Communications where she oversaw facility connections and relocations. Pam assists JHWE clients with office relocations and administrative project management. She resides in Edgewater Park, NJ.

Mark P. Williams, General Counsel

Mark has over five years experience in project management with JHWE. He is actively involved in both estimating and project management. A licensed attorney, Mark maintains an active legal practice in Moorestown, NJ focusing on land use, construction, real estate and environmental matters (www.mpwilliamslaw.com). Marks serves on the Moorestown Township Zoning Board of Adjustments. He resides in Moorestown, NJ.