Founded in 1919, Holt Construction has built a legacy of outstanding construction performance for clients across the country.

Our mission is built on our core family values of trust, honesty, integrity and transparency. These values have built a family-owned and operated company that is time tested and contributes to our success, every day, one project at a time.

  • Build lasting relationships
  • Act with respect, honesty, and integrity
  • Create jobsite harmony and efficiency
  • Seek to be better
  • Empower each other


Leadership Tenure: 1919 – 1950

In 1919, founder Fred L. Holt established his own construction firm, Fred L. Holt, Inc., in Pearl River, NY after resigning from his long-time employment as a Master Carpenter at William Randolph Hearst.

Since its inception Holt Construction is recognized as one of the premier national construction management and general contracting firms in the United States. Our reputation for innovative project delivery methods, including Design Build and Integrated Project Delivery, positions Holt as a leader in the construction industry.


Leadership Tenure: 1950 – 1974

In 1950, son of Fred L. Holt, Fred A. Holt, a registered architect and Cooper Union graduate, continued his father’s tradition of excellence.

Fred A. left his employment at an international construction company to lead Fred L. Holt, Inc., soon to become Holt Construction Corp., into the next generation of construction.

Under Fred A.’s leadership, Holt expanded their portfolio to include industrial, commercial and institutional clients including AVON, IBM, Dexter Press, Federal Paper Board, and Kay-Fries Chemicals, Inc.


Leadership Tenure: 1974 – Present

Today, Holt Construction has moved to a new level of operations under the leadership of Jack Holt, Holt’s Chairman. As one of the country’s leading full-service construction organizations Holt serves local, regional, and national Fortune 500 clients and institutional owners.

We have one of the nation’s leading employee, subcontractor, 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.