History of Holt

From 1919 to 2016

Fred L. Holt

In 1919, founder Fred L. Holt left the long time employment of William Randolph Hearst as a master carpenter in New York City and established his own construction firm in Pearl River, New York.

Aptly calling the firm Fred L. Holt, Inc.; operating on the core ideology that success is ”99% sweat and 1% luck”.

This philosophy successfully guided the company through the Depression and on the road to being one of Rockland County’s oldest and well respected firms. Fred L. Holt was a pioneer in the industry, opening the first model home in America after World War II and inventing the first moveable partition system in the United States.

Fred A. Holt

In 1950, his son Fred A. Holt continued this tradition of excellence.

Fred left the employment of a major international contractor to lead Fred L. Holt, Inc. into the next generation of construction; entering the industrial, commercial and institutional markets.

Under his guidance Fred L. Holt, Inc. flourished. Fred A. worked tirelessly to have the company known for: quality, accountability and customer service.

Jack F. Holt

In 1975 Jack F. Holt took over operations, guiding the firm into the 21st century with early computerization of the business.

Serving local, regional and national Fortune 500 client, Holt has one of the nation’s leading employee, sub-contractor and client retention records due to Jack’s determination to build a strong and dedicated team that blends state-of-the-art technology and scalable construction practices with a passion for outstanding customer service. Jack continues to serve as CEO.

Jay M. Holt

Jay Holt joined the company in 1989 and worked in several capacities through the years including field work, supervision, project management and estimating roles.

Jay is currently Managing Director/LEED AP where his mission is to ensure the heritage of quality workmanship, dependable service and competitive pricing is on target with every client. Jay is leading the charge to spread the core ideology forged in 1919 on a national level.