Business View Caribbean interviews Floyd Williams, founder of FT Williams and Associates , as part of Best practices in Belize Business.
FT Williams and Associates was established in 1997 in Belize City. “We started with two guys,” says company founder, Floyd Williams. “Today, we have 125 employees.” The company provides Belize cutting edge technology and a wide array of products and services that include: walk-in display refrigeration systems, mechanical and electrical systems, automation systems, pump solutions, power generators, uninterruptable power supply systems, ducting, and residential, commercial, and industrial air conditioning.
FT Williams and Associates is the official dealer of: Eaton UPS Backup Power and Monitoring Systems; York and TGM Air Conditioners; Heatcraft, Hussmann, and Tecumseh Refrigeration Systems; Square D and Siemens Electrical Systems; FG Wilson Power Generators; Honeywell Automation and Building Solutions; Owens Corning Fiberglass Duct Solutions; and Grundfos Pumps and Water Solutions.
Some of the company’s recent clients and projects include: York AC units for the Belize Airport Authority; AC installation for BECOL (Belize Electric Co. Ltd.) at the Calillo Dam complex, located on the scenic Macal River in the Cayo District; installation of a sophisticated, high capacity electrical system at the Marion Jones Sporting complex for the Government of Belize; top of the line refrigeration systems for Santiago Castillo Ltd., Belize’s #1 Food Distributor; York AC units for Scotiabank’s largest branch in Belize City; and the mechanical and electric systems for Bowen & Bowen’s new, a state-of-the-art bottling plant – the most modern bottling plant in the world.
Williams says that what differentiates his company from the competition is its reputation for high quality work performed by its well-trained staff. “Our commitment to our customers is to offer reliability, quality, and professionalism,” he states. “Whenever we do a job, we always make sure that our customer is fully satisfied. We employ nothing but the best labor in the country; we use nothing but the best materials that are available. We never guess anything – we test everything, and our work is guaranteed.”
In addition to its many onsite services, FT Williams also operates two Refritech stores – one in Belize City, and one in San Pedro on Ambergris Caye. All refrigeration and air conditioning products, as well as parts used by the company, are readily available there. “We are opening a brand new store and a new department that will be responsible for commercial sales,” Williams says. “And we believe that in the next year or so, we should be able to grow the business about 20 percent.”
Meanwhile, Williams says that the Belizean economy has retained its footing after the economic downturn of the past several years, and that the company is “pretty busy at this time. And the forecast looks good for the next two or three years in terms of our mechanical, electrical, and the energy-saving part of the business,” he adds.
Backed by its leading technology manufacturers and its highly trained employees, FT Williams makes it possible for its customers in Belize to enjoy first-world convenience and efficiency, at home and at work, by bringing comfort to where technology and service meets.
AT A GLANCE
WHO: FT Williams and Associates
WHAT: An electrical and mechanical contractor and supplier of power and HVAC systems
WHERE: Belize City, Belize
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