During his 28 year tenure with Holt Construction Corp. he has somehow aligned his brain to construct an entire project by simply turning the pages in a set of drawings. He can see the components of a building joining together and compute the cost virtually on-the-fly using the historical pricing data retained in his mind.
As Senior Estimator John has also found a way to be one of the nicest, most jovial people one could ever hope to meet while dealing with decades of ultra-demanding deadlines and myriad personalities in the construction industry. He is a ‘straight shooter’ in all aspects and because of his deep knowledge and humility has become the go-to person whenever a tough solution is needed.
Sometimes a thankless job, John is responsible for keeping our company….our ‘family’ busy and growing and somehow takes much of that pressure off of others all with a smile and a laugh. He is revered by mentors and protégés alike and will always find time to lend a hand at work and in life.
John Haelen is a driven and passionate workhorse and guru of numbers however, most importantly for his colleagues at Holt, the epitome of a friend.