Strong Leadership 
 and a Skilled Team  

We believe success requires us to focus on what’s important; starting with
the most essential force on any project, our people. From the office to the field;
G.L. Wilson Building Company is not short on talent and experience, in fact,
the average employee tenure is 17 years of service.
We live where we work,
and with that comes a responsibility to produce excellence. 

Executive Management

Expertise and hard work are the foundation of G.L. Wilson Building Company

Email: twilson@glwilson.com
Phone: 704.872.2411

Thomas L. Wilson, Sr. (Tom) joined his father at G.L. Wilson Building Company in 1960, although his career was interrupted soon after by the U.S. Army calling him to active duty. When he returned, he and his brothers grew the business to include completed projects in twenty-six states. Tom graduated from North Carolina State University with a degree in Civil Engineering with a Construction Option. He is the qualifier for the general contractor licenses in numerous states. He continues to contribute to the community by actively serving on the boards of directors of a variety of institutions and charitable foundations.

Tom Wilson, Sr. President
Tom Wilson, Sr. President

Email: twilsonjr@glwilson.com
Phone: 704.872.2411

Thomas likes to say that his first job with G. L. Wilson Building Company was mowing grass as a kid. He formally joined the company in 1994 and has worked as an estimator and project manager. He is active in business development and company operations. Thomas graduated from North Carolina State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Economics. He is licensed as a general contractor and also has a NC Real Estate License. Thomas has participated in various leadership development programs in both Charlotte and Statesville. He enjoys travel and following the Carolina Panthers football team.

Thomas L Wilson, Jr. Vice President
Thomas L. Wilson, Jr. Vice President

Email: juliawilson@glwilson.com
Phone: 704.872.2411

Julia joined G.L. Wilson Building Company in early 2006 and has over thirty years of management experience in general construction, strategic planning, and architecture. As Vice President at G.L. Wilson, she is involved in company operations, project management, business development and marketing. In addition, she is actively engaged in all design build projects. Julia graduated from  NC State University with a Bachelor of Architecture degree and is licensed as an Architect in North Carolina. Julia serves in leadership positions on several local Non-Profit Boards, enjoys traveling, artistic endeavors and spending time with family.

Julia Wilson, AIA 
Vice President
Julia Wilson, AIA Vice President

Gordon L. Wilson, Company Founder

Four generations,
76 years in business, and a legacy built on integrity.

Email: bpalmes@glwilson.com
Phone: 704.872.2411

Bob came to G. L. Wilson Building Company in 1994 with a varied background in local and regional business development communities. Bob graduated from Lenoir-Rhyne College with a Bachelor of arts degree in Psychology and is a licensed North Carolina real estate broker.  He is a member of the North Carolina  Economic Development Association and the International Council of Shopping Centers. Bob is an active youth leader in both athletics and church activities.  Bob has held many district and local leadership roles with the Boy Scouts of America.

Bob Palmes
 VP of Business Development
Bob Palmes
VP of Business Development 

Email: rpalmes@glwilson.com
Phone: 704.872.2411

Robert came to G. L. Wilson Building Company in 2013, making him the fourth generation of Wilsons to work for the family business. He graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from NC State in 2013. Starting as a Project Manager, Robert has moved into a leadership role to oversee company operations in the field. Outside of the office, Robert is an involved member at Broad Street United Methodist Church, a member of the Iredell County Planning Board, and enjoys spending his free time outdoors with friends and family.

Robert Palmes, Jr.
Director of Operations
Robert Palmes, Jr.
Director of Operations
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Email: edwin.laws@glwilson.com
Phone: 704.872.2411

Edwin, appointed as Controller and Treasurer at G.L. Wilson Building Company in June 2021, has 40 years of accounting, auditing, and management experience including 11 years as CFO of NASDAQ-listed community banks headquartered in North Carolina. His experience also includes employment at a predecessor firm for Potts, Steele & White, P.A. and at Southern Bell. He earned a Bachelor of Science with a double major in Math and Business at Wake Forest University. As a CPA and a Certified Internal Auditor, he has experience in financial reporting, investment portfolio management, mergers and acquisitions, risk management, and internal auditing. Edwin has served in Rotary and Kiwanis clubs in North Carolina communities.

Edwin Laws, CPA
Controller/Treasurer
Edwin Laws, CPA
Controller/Treasurer

Email: kflora@glwilson.com
Phone: 704.872.2411

Kristin joined G.L. Wilson Building Company at the end of 2015 with over 10 years of experience as a Human Resource professional predominately working for a large public sector manufacturing company. Kristin holds a BSBA in Human Resource and a BA in Organizational Communications from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. She is also certified through the Human Resource Certification Institute as a Human Resource Professional (PHR) and the Society for Human Resource Management as a Certified HR Professional (SHRM-CP).  Kristin is an active board member of the Iredell County Human Resource Association and Iredell County Crosby Scholars.

Kristin Flora, PHR
Director of Human Resources
Kristin Flora, PHR
Director of Human Resources

Our Team

Our team is comprised of over 80 employees including field craftsmen, superintendents,
project managers, estimators, designers, engineers, and administrative staff.

 

 Our History 

In 1945, Statesville and the entire country faced a tremendous housing shortage. Iredell County residents were in need of good, reliable home-builders. It was then that the late Gordon L. Wilson, with only ten employees and limited resources, set out to meet the market demand.

 

By 1950, the growing company shifted its emphasis from residential building to industrial, public, and health care construction. G.L. Wilson Building Company became known for its expertise, and by the mid-1960s, the company expanded from a local builder to a multi-state contractor.

 

Over the years, there have been many changes in construction designs, supplies, equipment, costs, and market demands. While modernizing with changes in the industry, G.L. Wilson Building Company remains true to Gordon L. Wilson’s original promise: to create quality products efficiently and economically.

“Delivering the highest quality 
product, in the 
least amount 
of time, at 
the best price. 
This is the 
philosophy 
that has 
established our 
reputation.”

 — Gordon L. Wilson
Company Founder