College - Author 1

College of Architecture and Environmental Design

Department - Author 1

Construction Management Department

Degree Name - Author 1

BS in Construction Management



Primary Advisor/Subject Matter Expert (SME)

Philip Barlow, College of Architecture and Environmental Design, Construction Management Department


Since being founded in 1960, Holder Construction has grown to do work all across The United States and internationally as well. Today, repeat clients are what drive Holder’s core markets and provide eighty five percent of the work that Holder performs. The associates at Holder Construction believe their success stems from the company’s culture. The “Holder Way” is a slogan that encompasses all cultural attributes that Holder Construction expects their associates to embody. This case study evaluates Holder Construction’s effectiveness of their company’s cultural training in regards to employee satisfaction and fulfillment. Are these employees truly living out what is expected in the “Holder Way”? An anonymous survey was distributed to Holder associates to determine whether or not they found value in Holder’s heavy emphasis on company culture. The respondents included associates of all ages, positions and educational backgrounds. All respondents unanimously agreed that Holder’s heavy emphasis on company culture is beneficial. Company culture was the leading reason for employee satisfaction and fulfillment. A good company culture was more sought after than money, location, project types and benefits. Holder Construction places a vast emphasis on company culture, and thus far it has proven to be beneficial.

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