J. Blount Williams
Chairman and CEO
Location: Charlotte, NC
When visitors first enter one of Alfred Williams & Company’s showrooms, J. Blount Williams says, “the first words we hear are often, ‘Wow, I want to work here.’” That’s because the company understands that space matters, and its corporate ownership has invested in creating a place where employees, partners and clients can prosper. Williams has worked to create a “no-ego” environment that values teamwork, and remains true to core values like creativity, accountability and partnership. These values have manifested into an engaging wellness environment as well. Each Alfred Williams location has a wellness coordinator who oversees initiatives like “Water Wednesday,” which encourages daily recommended water consumption, and “Take a Lap,” which offers prizes for employees who walk the most laps around the Carolina Panthers’ practice field next door.
“From monthly office birthday celebrations to picnics, we encourage our team to come together as a family.”