In 1989, Deborah L. Williams entered the construction industry as a project accountant for a general contracting firm in Costa Mesa, CA. In the first year with the company, her business and accounting background provided her with the tools for establishing a job cost system that provided a more accurate picture of the companys management of projects. While maintaining the job cost reporting, she became involved in the day to day operations of the company. After a few years of being behind the scenes, she began to work along side the company project managers while they supervised several different types of construction. She quickly became a key member of the company and went on to supervise the project managers.
When the company was divided in 1994, Debbie was the key person in the formation of a new General Contracting company along side one of the partners. During the first years, not only did she manage the projects, she moved into the more active hands on role of field superintendent. After mastering the tenant improvement work, she moved on to new construction. Even during the lean years of construction, she never sat back and waited for work to come along. Her relationship with building owners, brokers and tenants assured the company of ongoing work throughout those years.
In 1998, the company was contacted by a Christian finance group holding the deed to several church properties throughout the Southern California area and across the United States. They held the deed for a church building in Bell, California that had not been maintained, was on the brink of collapse and in the process of being turned over to another church. While other members of the company chose to pass on the work, Debbie took the time to meet with the groups facility manager. It was during this meeting that the roots with this finance group were established. Over the next six years, the majority of the work completed by the general contracting company was derived from this one entity.
In 2003, Debbie opened Church Expansion Management, Inc. to more closely control the management of the groups projects. The result of this lasting relationship with the group was the award of a $14,000,000 multi-phase project in Corona, California. During this project, Debbie passed the California Contractors State License Board exam and received her General Contractors License.
By 2005 it became necessary to change the name of the company to CopperTop Enterprises, Inc. to more accurately reflect the diverse type of work being performed by the company. While receiving W.B.E. certification in the summer of 2005, the company was drawn back into the public and private sector to provide the same high quality service provided to the Christian community over the last 7 years. With a high level of commitment to the quality of work and serious attention to client needs, CopperTop Enterprises, Inc. is poised to grow ten fold over the next few years.