Aiming for Better than Par – Painting & Wallpapering at Independence Golf Club

Independence Country Club Ballroom

H.J. Holtz & Son’s ongoing relationship with Independence Golf Club is a win-win

Residential homeowners know that day-to-day living can be hard on a house. Just imagine the effects of 50,000 visitors in a single year.

Independence Golf Club, which hosted more than 270 events in 2017, plus daily golf traffic, began working with H.J. Holtz & Son in 2015 to update the interior color scheme and continues to rely on Holtz staff for regular visits to keep the facility looking its best.

“The building gets beat up,” says Giff Breed, CEO and president of Pros, Inc., the company that now owns the club. “They’re here about every other week to touch up.”

Situated south of Robius Road and east of highway 288, the club was purchased in fall 2013 by Breed and his brothers with a vision of attracting people for more than a round of golf. The Holtz team takes care of regular paint maintenance and partners on changes, such as the updating of the facility’s bridal suite and a planned wallcovering for the main foyer that will add visual interest as well as protect the wall.

“We wanted to make [the club] look more like a home, and they helped us put that new vision in place,” Breed says. “You can tell when you start talking with contractors if they get it. Holtz gets it.”

Quarterly discussions between IGC and Holtz staff ensure long-term goals stay on track. Pointing to peeling wallpaper in a locker room, Breed says Holtz will soon renovate both locker rooms, removing peeling wallpaper and refinishing the wood lockers to brighten the enclosed spaces.

“They are a high-quality brand that’s proud of the work they do,” Breed says. “We are the same mind-set. We want people coming back over and over again.”

While Breed says the club looks “spectacular,” he names another unseen benefit of working with the company. “We’ve learned a lot from them about customer service, how to build a relationship with people,” he says. “With Holtz, it’s not just ‘I painted; pay me.’ I want to learn from what they’re doing.”

The relationship will continue, Breed says. “They’re like Pac-men; they just keep gobbling things up.”