WHO WE ARE
Who We Are
The story of Apeck Construction began when Charles T. Williams bought his first dozer in 1970.
Charlie acquired a CAT D717A and traded two farm tractors for a B61 Mack Truck to pull it around with doing small projects. He could only work on Saturday and Sundays when he first started Charles T Williams Dozer Service because he had another profession as a welder. His first job was pushing trash from a collapsed burner at the Vancouver Plywood Plant in Florien, LA (now Boise Cascade) because no one else would do the job and quickly gained a reputation of helping customers in need no matter the circumstance while performing the jobs with excellence.
In the following years Charlie would become a full-time contractor buying equipment only when he had enough money to pay for it, or as payment for jobs and slowly growing from a one-man operation to hiring a few employees plus putting his children to work in the evenings to help service the equipment. Several years later in the business, he bought a CAT 8T 12 Motor grader and started building roads for B.G. Lewis (a local realtor) and other timber companies working from daylight to dark which allowed him to grow from having one grader to eight and 5 D7’s in the mid 80’s.
After years of working alongside his father, Joseph Williams graduated college and Charles T. Williams Dozer Service transformed into Apeck Construction. They didn’t have a full bushel, but they had “a peck.”
Since 1991 the company has grown from a peck, or a small company to the corporation it is today employing approximately 130 people and owning nearly 200 machines.
Apeck has transitioned from building roads for timber companies to large scale projects such as asphalt roadways, concrete paving, building pads, lift stations, dam rehabilitation, utilities (water, sewer, and gas) for municipalities and subdivisions, and active in the oilfield building locations and facilities. Apeck’s current owner Joseph E. Williams also has 4 concrete plants (LA Concrete) and 3 rock yards (Apeck Aggregate Supply). Apeck is now ushering in the third generation of business with the help of Joey’s three children Tryon Williams, Austin Williams, and Sydney Williams as they work along side helping to manage and further Apeck Construction.