CEO & Managing Partner
"LeChase is a special organization. We are truly blessed to have the best and brightest people in the industry along with an impressive customer base—all of whom are instilled with integrity and strong values. What differentiates LeChase from the rest of the competition is our hands-on approach and unrelenting commitment to continuous improvement in all of our endeavors. With these attributes, we believe that partnerships are the most important thing we build."
William (Bill) H. Goodrich began his construction career as an assistant project manager for John P. Bell & Son, Inc. prior to bringing his knowledge and experience to LeChase in 1985. Since that time, Bill has been an integral part of the LeChase team, serving in a variety of progressive roles throughout the span of his career. Bill was appointed vice president and partner in 1995, chief operating officer in 1997, president in 2002, CEO in 2007 and managing partner in 2008. As part of the firm’s continuation of organic growth from within, William (Will) L. Mack succeeded Bill as president in 2015. Currently as CEO and managing partner, Bill is responsible for setting the strategic direction of the organization, defining the culture, promoting a safe and healthy work environment, and customer engagement.
He also mentors and empowers the executive management team through the entire organization to always do the right thing. Bill’s drive to elevate LeChase has led the firm in continuous adaptation to changing market conditions, increased revenue growth and organizational performance. He has overseen mergers and acquisitions as another way to strategically fortify the business. In 2005, LeChase acquired C.C. Woods Construction Co. in Durham, N.C. In 2010, the firm acquired Northeast Construction Services in Syracuse, N.Y., in 2011, acquired J. F. Schultze Construction in Charlotte, N.C. and in 2015, LeChase successfully acquired C.W. Brown in Armonk, N.Y., to expand the organization’s talent and strength along the East Coast.
Bill is actively involved with several affiliations both regionally and nationally. He is a board member for the Greater Rochester Chamber of Commerce (formerly Rochester Business Alliance), Hillside Children’s Center, Keuka College and Lifetime Healthcare, and, for many years, supported Rochester Careers in Construction—a program that connects high school faculty and students with experts in the construction industry. He is a former board member for the Nazareth Academy School, Junior Achievement, Boy Scouts of America and Rochester Downtown Development Corporation. He is also a member of AACE International (formerly the Association for the Advancement of Cost Engineering) and the Associated General Contractors of America (AGC).
Bill earned a B.S. degree in Business from Roberts Wesleyan College and an A.A.S. degree in Construction Engineering Technology from Alfred State, the State University of New York College of Technology, where he was also the recipient of a President’s Medallion in 2010 and the honorary Doctor of Humane Letters degree in 2014. He will complete Harvard Business School’s Owner/President Management program (OPM)—an eMBA-style professional development program—in the spring of 2016.
Bill is a true champion of the core ideologies and philosophies that personify LeChase: safety, quality and excellence, integrity, customer focus, accountability, diversity, fiduciary responsibility, opportunity/growth, promoting family, health and wellness, and social responsibility.
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