John Foster Dulles states “A man’s accomplishments in life are the cumulative effect of his attention to detail.” Paying attention to detail is a guiding principle for William Niemi. Bill Niemi has been a driving force and an inspiration in every aspect of his life. Bill Niemi has positively influenced family, friends, business, and the community. |
William Niemi was born in Detroit, Michigan in the early 50s. Bill’s first interest was architecture, but being a man who pays attention to detail; he investigated his chosen field for the potential for personal and economic success, and decided to, “rethink my options”. He attended University of Michigan where he explored several areas of focus. Accounting seemed like a career that would give him exposure to other types of businesses. Once again, Bill was fine tuning his interests. He earned an accounting degree in 1976. During this time he worked as an intern at Price Waterhouse. Here, Bill spent 2 ½ years as a company auditor. He continued on with Price Waterhouse in a rewarding career as a CPA, helping business and making important connections, both personal and business.
One important connection for William began with a blind date where he met Beth, who later became his wife. The couple was married in Lake Tahoe and moved to the Granite Bay, California to continue his career with Price Waterhouse, establish roots and start a family.
The second important connection was a real estate client. Bill found he was intrigued by the real estate development process. In 1982, Bill joined his client’s company and for 6 years learned about turnaround management, helping companies with financial problems and getting them he says, “On the right track”. In 1986, William Niemi started his own turnaround consulting company. While rewarding, it was very stressful and listening to his instincts, Bill knew it was time to start anew.
Niemi joined a development company that dominated the Sacramento housing market for many years. It was through these connections that Bill was elected president of the Building Industry Association of Superior California. Once again, with attention to the details of the industry and to the community, Bill set himself apart as a leader and a mentor to members of this Association. He was a driving influence in establishing BIA’s Home Aid Sacramento, a philanthropic organization that coordinates the skills of the building industry with the needs of the community. In this capacity, Bill served as Executive Committee Chairman in 2004 and was presented the Meritorious Award for showing extraordinary commitment.
In 2005, William Niemi began the Wm. Niemi Companies which is focused on a new development in Southern Sacramento County. As the BIA says, William Niemi “is an extraordinary individual and the industry is lucky to have such a dedicated advocate”
In 2005, William Niemi began the Wm. Niemi Companies which is focused on a new development in Southern Sacramento County. Bill Niemi served as Executive Committee Chairman in 2004.
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