“It is the privilege of TIS Insurance Services and Merchants Surety to provide surety bonds on behalf of Leon Williams Contractors, LLC.  We consider the company to be among our most valued surety accounts.  In our opinion, the company is properly equipped, capably staffed, well financed and has demonstrated outstanding performances through the years.  We are confident the company can successfully complete whatever project they choose to undertake.”

Charles C. Martin

TIS Insurance Services

“Together we built the best looking building/facility in Blount County, the new Blount County Eye Center, and we couldn’t be happier with the result! I’m so thankful for all of your hard work throughout the process. Jimmy was a master of helping us come up with concepts and plans that were feasible and within our budget. Paul, project superintendent, did a phenomenal job of keeping the job on track. No matter the time of day, you guys were there to listen and help bring this together. We dreamed it and you guys built it. Pretty amazing. Couldn’t ask to work with a better group of guys. Thank you again.”

-Dr. William Tantum

Blount County Eye Center

“I want to thank Leon, Jimmy, and the rest of their team for the hard work they did on our store. Working with them was and is always a pleasant, professional experience, and they do great work as well! We couldn’t be more pleased.”

-Maria Cornejo, La Lupita LLC

Now that our newly constructed retaining wall and driveway is complete, we would like to extend our sincere thanks to Leon Williams Contractors, LLC for a job well done and to every person at your company who had a hand in this project.  The quality of craftsmanship was outstanding and from my observation during the challenges you had to endure working under a limited footprint, your team effort exceeded industry standards in quality and workmanship. Jimmy Hawkins, Paul Cronin, and all the other people responsible for the great success in rebuilding our beautiful retaining wall and new driveway are to be highly praised for providing us with one of the most satisfying reconstruction jobs that I have ever experienced.

I would also like to give special thanks to Leon Williams and Jimmy Hawkins for their professionalism and thoughtfulness during the entire job. They are an impeccable team and were exceptionally pleasant to work with. They kept me informed throughout the entire project, calling to let us know about potential issues, scope creep, time frames, field changes and costs. When Leon or Jimmy tells you that they will be there, call you back, send you a quote, or make a home visit to look at a product with you — THEY DO! Additionally, I was impressed with your team’s preliminary assessment on the project while taking into consideration various aspects such as: projected timeline, safety issues, construction boundary, material staging, minimizing construction impacts on our adjacent neighbor and other nearby homeowners’ in the subdivision.

Leon Williams and his company managed everything with the highest level that you would expect from someone who has been in business since 1971, yet with the modern vision and youthful energy you only hope to have in a contractor. We are very pleased with your final product, your attention to details, and dedication to incorporating Best Management Practices. We will definitely be a repeat customer and look forward to working with your professional team again in the very near future.


Steffon C. Riser, BSME

Facility Manager, East Campus, Facilities Management Division, Oak Ridge National Laboratory

“I have worked with Leon Williams since the 1990’s.  Our first project together was a renovation that Leon took over when the previous contractor was fired for incompetence.  Leon quickly gained my clients’ trust, and finished the project with great tact and the highest quality of construction.  Even though I live in Maryland now, Leon and I just completed a complicated project for the same client who brought us together.  It was a delight to work with Leon again.  I treasure his sense of humor.  His dedication to his clients and his crews results in a project of which we can all be proud of.”


Martella Associates

“Working with Leon and his team is a real joy!  He will bend over backwards to help you in every way he can.  It does not matter how large or small the project you have he is always been there for our Bank and makes sure the job is done according to code.”


Commercial Bank

“Leon and Jimmy are truly great construction professionals! They have their clients best interests at heart on each project. I would recommend them to anyone in need of a builder.”


Studio Four Design

“Jimmy Hawkins and the team from Leon Williams helped create a miracle for our family and The Restoration House during the recent [Extreme Makeover Home Edition] build. We’ve heard incredible stories of how all the project leads worked hand in hand not matter what the cost. It’s amazing to witness competitors join together for a common cause. We are just in awe of it all. Thank you so much.”


The Restoration House

“I would strongly recommend anyone in need of a commercial or residential builder to talk to Jimmy Hawkins at Leon Williams Contractors. Jimmy has proven over and over to be a valuable partner on several construction projects and his commitment to client satisfaction and attention to detail is exemplary. In times where many contractors are worried about getting the job done it is refreshing to know there is someone like Jimmy out there who is worried about doing it right.”


Studio Four Design

“I wanted to take a moment and thank you for all the work your staff put in on our project on Louisville Road in developing Green Meadow Plaza.  But more importantly I want you to know we appreciate all the extra attention you put into the project during construction and after completion that I would consider up and above what our contract called for.  Our finished development has exceeded our expectations, thanks again for all your work.”


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