Company Overview
With more than a century of exceptional work in our resume, William Charles remains guided by the pursuit of excellence.  The “Do it Right the First Time” work ethic has been the cornerstone of our business philosophy since 1892.

A succession of teams dedicated to this philosophy have grown and diversified our fifth-generation family-owned business through strategic and prudent acquisitions, the insights to manage risks, and the expansion of our reach nationally and internationally.  As a result, William Charles is a leader in heavy civil construction, rail construction, asphalt paving, general contracting, environmental construction and remediation, and electrical contracting.

We connect people and places through the neighborhoods, rail facilities, and highways we build.  Our experienced construction services teams work at airports, intermodal rail facilities, hospitals, universities, assembly and power plants, distribution centers and malls.  With nearly 40 years of direct experience in the environmental services business, we have a unique understanding of the risks, regulatory requirements, and quality controls necessary for environmental construction and remediation.

Because of our financial strength, legal and risk management expertise, extensive equipment fleet, and P3 relationships, William Charles is positioned to pursue civil construction and public works projects of almost any size size. Our employees, by focusing on safety and quality, continue to be at the forefront of our achievements.  They enable us to seek the growth opportunities which will allow us to remain an industry leader for generations to come.

William Charles is deeply connected to the region and is proud of its long history of providing services that build communities.  Employees share and further that commitment for serving on civic and non-profit boards and regularly volunteering to coach, tutor or serve as volunteer firemen.

The William Charles organization welcomes the continual challenge to reinvent itself by hiring gifted people, pursuing the most innovative projects and embracing technology.  Our past and our future are bridged by generations of employees who have propelled us forward with the passion and “we can do it” spirit they bring to the job each day.

As a result of strategic and prudent acquisitions, an attention to innovation, and a strong financial position, William Charles has grown and diversified. In the past 20 years, we’ve experienced significant growth by expanding our Real Estate Development business, and by actively exploring new ways to be planning for the future in all that we do.

Our People. At The Core Of What We Do

At its very core, William Charles is about people serving people. Our past and our future are bridged by generations of employees who have supported our growth with the “can do” spirit they bring to the job every day.

Our highly skilled, professionally trained people are totally dedicated to helping each other – and our customers – succeed in every way, through strong relationship building and an atmosphere that fosters quality and achievement.

As a result of the fine people that compose our Construction Management and Real Estate Development business units, William Charles has earned a solid reputation for being a company centered on respect, cooperation and quality standards of safe workmanship.
Company Summary
William Charles Construction
Number of Employees
(815) 636-3019
833 Featherstone Road
Rockford, IL