What Sets Us Apart From Other Contractors

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 completion.

Our Team

James Williams
James H. Williams


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 Schmidt
William J. Schmidt

Senior Project Manager

Bill has over thirty-five years experience in commercial construction with JHWE. He has overseen numerous projects of varying scope and scale, including work in medical facilities, higher education, restaurants and office spaces. 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 Short
Russell L. Short

Project Manager

Russ has over thirty years experience in 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 Williams
Brendan S. Williams

Project Manager / Estimating

Brendan has over twenty years experience in commercial construction with JHWE. He is a carpenter by trade with experience in both home and office renovations. Over a three-year period Brendan oversaw nine higher education projects on a single campus that accounted for several hundred thousand square feet of renovations, new construction and additions. Brendan compliments his construction skills by maintaining an active real estate license with Long & Foster. Brendan has a Bachelor’s degree from The College of New Jersey. He resides in Moorestown, NJ.

Jared Gares
Gerald Gares

Project Manager

Jerry has over thirty 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 project management. He has a Bachelor of Science degree in Construction Management from Spring Garden College. He resides in Edgewater Park, NJ.

Mark Williams
Mark P. Williams

Counsel / Estimating

Mark has over ten years experience in project management and estimating with JHWE. Mark’s past experience includes all facets of the construction industry including legal, legislative and business management. At 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. Marks serves on the Moorestown Township Zoning Board of Adjustments. He resides in Moorestown, NJ.

Vicky Stabilito

Accounts Manager

Vicky has thirty years of experience managing construction accounts. She manages all accounts at J.H. Williams. Her focus is ensuring that all subcontractor and vendor invoices are processed and paid in a timely manner.


In 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 management, medical construction, real estate transactions and real property legal counseling.