Joe Charles Wilson Sr.
Wilson & Associates’ founder, Charles Wilson, began his career in the surveying and construction industries in 1963. While still a student with The University of Tennessee extension in Nashville, he was hired by the Tennessee Department of Transportation. From 1965, he worked with various private civil engineering companies until, in 1972, he formed his own subdivision and boundary surveying company, Charles Wilson Statewide Surveying, which became Wilson & Associates, PC, in 1989.
For 13 years, beginning in 1959, Charles also pursued a side career as a rodeo steer wrestler and bull rider, competing across the southeastern United States. When his first son, Joey, was born in 1972, however, he turned his attention solely to his new surveying business, and for the next 40 years, he worked ceaselessly to expand and improve the company.
During his career, Charles served on the governing board of the Tennessee Road Builders Association (TRBA) from 1999 until 2002, when he was elected president of the TRBA. During his term as president, the TRBA bought an office building, remodeled it and moved the TRBA offices to the new location in downtown Nashville, Tennessee.
Under Charles’ guidance, Wilson & Associates grew to be one of the largest construction-surveying firms in the Southeast. Today, the company Charles founded – initially working with chains and compasses for his surveying measurements – is Tennessee’s largest construction-surveying company, utilizing the most state-of-the-art equipment and technologies available.
Wife of company founder Charles Wilson and mother of Joey and Justin Wilson, Cheryl formally joined the company in 1996. Until her recent retirement, she handled all official business pertaining to the company’s administrative board, as well as all public relations for the firm. She also served as the company’s Equal Opportunity Officer.
Extensively active in the local Williamson County (Tennessee) community, Cheryl has served as a Williamson County commissioner for the 4th District since 2002. She is past chairman of the Williamson County/Franklin Chamber of Commerce and past chairman of Soroptimist International of Franklin (an organization for women in management), as well as past president of the Tennessee Road Builders Association’s Ladies Auxiliary and a founder of Franklin Synergy Bank. She is currently a board member of O’More College of Design, Grace Medical Clinic, Sister Cities of Franklin & Williamson County, My Friend’s House Family & Children’s Services and the Stormwater Appeals Board of Williamson County.
Cheryl attended the Mid-States College of Medicinal Arts. A registered medical assistant, she formerly worked for 16 years for Dr. Robert Tosh in Nashville.