President, Holt Construction
With an understanding that the construction industry is built on innovation and diversity, Holt works with several groups such as, Non-Traditional Employment for Women (“NEW”), NY Building Trades Council, Women Builders Council, and the Professional Women in Construction regional chapters to increase their workforce and ensure women have opportunities to grow internally and externally. Together with these organizations, they employ a diversified group of women who perform skilled labor on their project sites, as well as business professionals who manage various aspects of Holt’s business.
“Women rise through the ranks at Holt Construction because we have created an environment that is built on relationships and open communication. We embrace the different skill sets a diverse workforce and staff brings to the table, and we encourage the women in our team to leverage the strengths that make them different than the other.”
~ Chris Asaro, President | Holt Construction
Asaro is a firm believer that having an “open door” policy is the key to attracting and retaining women within the firm. He personally mentors young employees and encourages an honest dialogue within all levels of Holt. He also acknowledges that the firm is built on relationships and open communication, and this philosophy has successfully translated into his management style, resulting in an environment that is conducive for growth.
Over the past five years, under the leadership of Chris Asaro, President of Holt Construction Corp. (“Holt”), Holt has expanded the participation of women within their organization and on their project sites by 50 percent. Asaro credits Holt Construction’s “open communication” culture and his team’s commitment to internal mentorship and leveraging the different strengths of women at all levels within the company.