Joseph Holt Came to America from his homeland of Wales in June of 1904, at the young age of 23.
a Finish carpenter by trade, he immigrated to Tacoma, Washington with his beautiful bride Mary and began building new homes with attention to detail.
He refused to sacrifice quality or service for any reason. He soon gained the reputation as a man of his word and a builder of a fine home.
By October of 1929, Holt Construction was building eight lakefront properties for the prominent families of Tacoma. Each house was at a different stage of completion when on October 29, 1929 the stock market crashed and the beginning of the Great Depression was upon America.
With the economy crashing all around them, the future owners of the eight Lakefront properties could no longer afford them. The banks that were financing these homes began to fail and the entire project went broke.
He moved his wife and 3 children into the upstairs of a rental property he owned, turned the downstairs into a hardware & thrift store and vowed to payback every supplier and subcontractor who he had yet to pay in full for their services on the project.
Our customers are our most valuable asset, and no one job makes a company, relationships do. Relationships like those my Grandfather had with everyone who knew him.
Joseph Holt Plastering, Inc.