Gary Williams, Principal of IDC Construction brings over 30 years of commercial construction experience and more than 20 years dedicated specifically to the hospitality industry. Prior to the establishment of IDC Construction in 1999, Mr. Williams was responsible for the management of construction and renovation projects for a leading hotel ownership group. During the time spent with an ownership group, he gained a valuable perspective of the importance of maintaining schedule and budget, as well as establishing a solid logistics plan. He carries an extensive background in exterior hotel projects, is very familiar with most hotel brands and has completed projects across the country. Today, Gary utilizes his diverse experience with hospitality construction, renovation and mitigation projects leading IDC management and project teams.
Director of Pre-Construction - Estimating
Gary Sams has more than 25 years of commercial construction experience mainly within the Hospitality field. As a great example of working hard to learn the business he quickly progressed into management and executive roles. Prior to joining IDC Construction in 2005, Mr. Sams was responsible for the project management of large-scale, multi-family renovation and new construction projects. Mr. Sams has played an intricate role in the success and growth of IDC, and provides great counsel to clients while maintaining solid relationships. As head of the estimating department for IDC, Gary actively works to ensure competitive results and cost effective solutions are passed on to our customers. Gary works directly with key clients on construction and renovation projects and actively represents IDC as a member of The Hospitality Industry Network (NEWH).
Chief Financial Officer
With his 35 years’ experience in Financial and Construction Management, Steve has been an integral part of IDC Construction since joining in 2007. Steve originates from the United Kingdom as a graduate of the Bilston College of Business Management and an alumnus of the inaugural class of Certified Construction Industry Financial Professionals (CCIFP). After graduating, Steve’s career with Balfour Beatty, Inc. (UK) spanned over 15 years and progressed through various roles culminating in a position as Division Business Manager in Atlanta responsible for financial, contract, and risk management. Steve’s duties extend past CFO as he has developed and implemented IT strategies, most notably Sage Timberline Construction Management at IDC and his previous firm. He was also an early adopter of the Textura Construction Payment Management System. Steve continues to bolster our success with our projects and clients.
Blake Williams grew up in the Hotel Renovation business and brings over 10 years’ commercial construction experience to IDC. He has effectively managed multiple hotel renovations of varying sizes, budgets and schedules. Blake’s journey began as a Project Coordinator then moved quickly through Estimating and Operations positions to become the Program Manager for Limited Scope Projects and Programs. Blake’s objective is to assist the client to determine their goals and needs, then deliver those results. He is responsible for managing all communications including presentations to the client and or contractors, for the development and management of budgets, scopes, schedules, and design as it pertains to each project. He has led IDC as a primary contractor for the largest Hotel Brand Renovation ever in the US.