If at first you don’t succeed, try, try again.
That was the approach James Wright took when his first application to H.J. Holtz & Son was turned down.
Wright began his career working with a general contractor, but left that position to focus on painting. By the time he approached Holtz & Son, he had four years of painting experience under his belt. Following the initial “no,” Wright bided his time.
Recently, we rearranged the duties of a few people and promoted a few of our employees, inspiring several to reach into a new area or learn a new skill.
Fine Paints of Europe (FPE) expert, Kenny Ebright, recently celebrated 25 years with Holtz. It takes a lot of patience to work with FPE. Kenny helps train new employees.
Painting estimator and 10-year H. J. Holtz & Son veteran, Travis Gibson, was inspired by friends to join the company, but the family atmosphere is why he’s still here.
Women are at the center of H.J. Holtz and Son Painting & Wallpapering, and have been so for decades. Today, they are working at every level of operations.
Jack Faya and Jose Perez celebrate long tenures at H. J. Holtz & Son. Jose moved from California and Jack from Togo after fleeing civil war.
Painting foreman Robert Ferrell enjoys doing the kind of brush work that makes most people cringe: edges and windows.
“I’m a trim man, really,” he says. “I just love it.”
This month, Ferrell celebrates his 20th anniversary as an employee of H.J. Holtz & Son. He was hired by company president Rick Holtz, who refers to Ferrell as “family.”
H.J. Holtz & Son President Rick Holtz believes everyone in the company contributes to its success – and should share in that success, financially.
Every project, at its heart, is about fixing something that’s not right, says H.J. Holtz & Son President Rick Holtz. “Customers bring us their problems, and we work with them to find solutions."