Blair Williams ’76

Blair pledged and was initiated in the Spring of 1973, he lived in the house while pledging and was awarded Best Pledge. After a great start of involvement in the House, he also became an Inter Fraternity Council Member and continued to stay involved. Brother Williams served as Rush Chairman for two semesters, the Social Chairman for four semesters, and he set up first weekend Dream Girl Formal at the Sea Gunn in Rock Port, which he claims was a “blowout”! After holding many Chair positions, he was awarded Best Active in 1975.

After earning his BBA in 1976, he worked for B-F-W Construction from 1976-1986. He is the General Partner Founder and President at Baird/Williams Construction, which has been running for 30 years.

Baird/Williams Construction was the 3rd largest educational builder in the State of Texas 2008-2012. Not only was Blair involved in undergrad, he is involved in his field of career. He was an Associated Builders Contractor Board Member, a Central Texas Builders Association Member, and an American Institute of Constructors Member.

Williams has remained an involved member of his community holding a position as Belton Corp. past President/Board Member 1991-1999. He was also a Belton Chamber Board Member, a Belton Lions Club Member 1996, was the Lion of the Year in 2004 and was a Belton ISD School Board Member 1995-2001. After many awards and positions, he was awarded Citizen of the Year by the City of Belton in 1998.

As an alumnus, he has stayed actively involved in the school, holding a Board Member position for two years, and has been a part of the Pike Housing Corp. Board Member/Secretary for about 20 years.

Blair and Mary Jane have been together for 39 years, and have two children named Kelly Jane (34) and Britt (29).

Zeta-Theta and Pi Kappa Alpha mean “A life time of brothers, new and old that hold the same high standard of Pikes”. He remembers the “memories of the brothers during initiation, canon shoots, front yard rock concerts, and every day life spent together.” Pledge Brothers are more meaningful day after day, and the closeness to all who call themselves Pikes is really meaningful to Blair. He knows that at anytime, he could call a brother and his brother would not let him down. “The House was one of the single most important parts of my fraternity life as well as the brotherhood that developed during those times. Life lessons learned in the four years as an undergraduate Pike have served my marriage, career, and personal life well. I will never be able to repay what I have received from the Fraternity.”

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