NOVO Principal, Robert Williamson Appointed to the Construction Employers Association Board

Robert Williamson

San Francisco, Calif. (March 12, 2010) – NOVO Construction announced today that their Co-founder and Principal, Robert Williamson has been appointed to Construction Employers Association Board of Directors.

As a Board member, Williamson will participate in making policy decisions for the prominent construction industry association.  CEA is a membership-based organization representing the top general contractors in Northern California.  The mission of the CEA is to advance and protect the interests of CEA member firms and the unionized building construction industry with respect to key California legislative issues.  CEA also provides its members a wide range of services and benefits including: negotiation of union agreements, professional labor relations representation, legislative representation, safety forums, and annual confidential building industry salary survey, a public works/prevailing wage program, and a construction management “university” program.

Williamson, who co-founded NOVO in 2000 with partners Jim Fowler and Arne Ericson, is an 18-year veteran construction professional with special expertise in corporate interiors as well as large shell and core construction and highly technical projects.  As Principal in Charge of Operations at NOVO he has played an integral role in growing the company from start-up mode to a formidable construction force in the Bay Area with 150 employees and over $300 million in revenue.  He earned a Master of Sciences degree in Civil Engineering from Stanford University in 1994.


“I am extremely honored to be asked by my peers to join the leadership of this important organization”, said Williamson.  “I look forward to contributing my experience and the resources of NOVO to drive positive change within the industry.


About NOVO Construction

Established in 2000, NOVO Construction is a privately held California Corporation with a staff of more than 150 employees in offices in San Francisco and Menlo Park, California.  The firm’s core strengths are in high-end corporate interiors, data centers, and life sciences facilities. With revenues in excess of $300 million, NOVO ranks number 8 on the San Francisco Business Times Top 25 list of General Contractors. For more information visit

About CEA

The Construction Employers Association is the premier association in Northern California representing union commercial building contractors in collective bargaining, labor relations and legislative advocacy.

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