Walter Smyth has been an instrumental part of the Holt Construction organization since the day he started his Business Development career with us 2001. With Walters’ guidance, Holt made the initial inroads into Newark airport and started the first steps for us into the aviation sector, which is now one of the firm’s largest and still growing sectors. Walter is a wizard with pre-qualifications and new client follow up and assisted with several projects at JFK, Newark, and LaGuardia airports. In addition to aviation, Walt has fostered our healthcare sector for New Jersey and more recently has been working on opening doors for Holt in the new region of Philadelphia. Walt has always been a fierce and fearless networker, out and about representing the best interest of the firm with a positive attitude and pleasant smile. Walt has maintained everlasting relationships with some of the most prominent architects and engineers in the construction community. Walt sits on the executive board of Construction Round Table of New Jersey and has been involved with the organization for over 20 years including the major growth of membership. Walt is actively involved in the Hospital Engineering Society of New Jersey and IFMA’s New Jersey Chapter.
In 2012, Walt decided it was time to pack it up in northern New Jersey and head down south for retirement and be closer to his children and grandchildren, however, his passion for the construction industry and some arm twisting from the executive leadership convinced Walt to stay on board part time and continue championing our business development and sales efforts. Walter enjoys golf, Italian food, and spending time with his friends and family.
Most recently, Walt has decided it’s time to totally retire and enjoy the much sought after family time with his wife, children, and grandchildren that he so truly deserves. We thank our dear friend and loyal colleague Walter the Wizard for his many years of dedication to Holt, his humor, charm, and professionalism. You will be missed in the office and as part of our team and family that is Holt.