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Hampton Inn - Crown Point, IN

"What was promised in our initial meetings with Holladay was delivered throughout the project. Their communication was consistent and to the point. If errors were recognized, accountability was assigned and dealt with, regardless of the responsible party.

They handled this project as an Owner and it showed at all levels throughout this project. Decisions were made as things arose and it was immediately communicated. If it required input from ownership, it was quickly discussed and there was no 'CYA' during the decision making process. If it made sense, it made sense and it was dealt with based on their expertise.

It was truly a pleasure to work with a company that gets it and gets it done as it was planned and discussed."

- Brian Gilchrist, Executive Vice President - Good Hospitality Services Inc. (September 14, 2021)

James Burg Trucking Company

"It is a distinct pleasure to recommend your company, Holladay Construction Group, as a general contractor and construction management firm. As you are aware, our new facility in Michigan City, IN is complete. Throughout the process, your staff provided impressive service and met our expectations every step of the way, from permitting to Certificate of Occupancy.

Additionally, your team provided regular communication on our project and acted like my own fiduciary. This was especially important since this project was remote from our operations and I did not have personnel on site to review the construction progress. I was truly impressed by the team's professional demeanor, and their dedication to making our project a success. I could not be more pleased with how the construction team performed during the Pandemic to keep the project on schedule.

Please pass on my gratitude to your design team. They made the proper recommendations to ensure the building's esthetics is pleasing; both on the exterior and interior. I am sure the materials suggested by your design team will keep our maintenance costs low with the added benefit of many years of durability.

I would highly recommend your extraordinary team and would be very likely to use them again. It was a true pleasure to work with a construction team who performed exactly how they promised to."

- James D. Burg, President - James Burg Trucking Company (January 11, 2021)


"Team, I wanted to make sure you were called out and appreciated for a job well done!

On the weekend of 8/29 at 6 pm at the Dell/FedEx Facility in Lebanon, TN we conducted a Power Outage to install the Permanent Backup Generator. The operation took many hours of planning, prework and preparation to conduct. Holladay Construction led by Mike McGee and the Gaylor team led by Matt Redman and Jory Daubenspeck were instrumental in the key roles they played in completing the successful installation, testing and final inspection.

Holladay Construction, Gaylor Electrical, Dell IT and FedEx IT all played critical roles in this operational success!

When I received the notice that the other construction company wasn’t able to meet the commitment for the Data Center buildout in the new facility with little notice and was needed immediately, I knew the team I needed to engage. I called Holladay Construction (Pete Fromelius and Mike McGee) and informed them of the pickle I was in and needed there help. They responded and were on site the next day. Pete, Mike and I agreed that we needed Gaylor on this project as well and they immediately got in touch with the Gaylor Nashville team to assist. While this project has been challenging the timing and execution were always spot on.

I am personally grateful for a job well done, and one that was done with great professionalism by all of the team! I know the team I need in my corner when challenges arise as they do with every project. Thank you both!"

Bill Lamar, Project Manager - FedEx Logistics (September 4, 2020)

"Many thanks to all involved! Excellent teamwork, coordination, communication and execution!"

Bethany McPherson, General Manager - FedEx Supply Chain (September 4, 2020)

The Illiana

"I just want to give a shout out to the Holladay Construction team - Clayton, Chris, Don, and Lydia! The Illiana passed final inspections today and the Certificate of Occupancy will be forthcoming from the City.

Nice job guys and gal! Cant say enough good things about working with this team. Projects of this size always have their ups and downs, but we always kept the Big H in mind and we all worked as a team to accomplish the goals!

Congrats Team Holladay on another success story!"

Jessica Vargas, Project Architect - Holladay Properties (June 25, 2020)

FedEx Supply Chain - HIXSON Data Center

"I just want you to know that I called on you because when we are asked the impossible I know the team I want on my side. Thank you for the outstanding job all the teams did with such professionalism at all times and through all challenges...We at FEDEX truly appreciate all the efforts and teamwork to accomplish this complex task in short order!" 

Bill Lamar, Project Manager - FedEx Supply Chain (April 11, 2020)

The Promenade at Founders Square

"Thank you to all of [Holladay Construction Group] for the hard work and commitment to quality on this entire project. The ability to keep the project on schedule with lots of cooperation with the on-site management team has been the key to success. It’s been a pleasure to be a part of this project." 

Jackie Green, Partner/VP of Property Management - Holladay Properties (September 30, 2019)

FedEx Supply Chain TI at WC3

"For the past two months I have been on site 6 days a week, and have witnessed first‐hand the hard work and effort that your trades have put forth, working weekends and extended hours. Doing whatever was (and is) required to meet stated deadlines.

I want to tip my hat to Mike, who allowed me to share his construction trailer with him, and who was always there whenever an issue came up or a decision needed to be jointly made. From my perspective his knowledge and experience were absolutely vital to the overall success of this project and the professional relationship that he had with his trades went far to advance the collective efforts of all involved.

My thanks to Holladay Construction Group for getting us to this point."

Ralph Jobe, Manager, Facility Prep - FedEx Supply Chain (May 24, 2019)

Damar Building 4 SAT2

"After our 'walk-through' of the building project on Monday, April 1st, we want to express our gratitude for Holladay satisfying Damar's needs throughout this project to date. The walk-through included Dr. Nance, our various Directors of the Programs here on Campus, and our Vice President of Residential Services.

As a whole, Damar is amazed at the progress during this last month, not to mention the overall progress due to the inclement winter weather we have been experiencing! Those on the walk-through are very excited to see such progress at each monthly interval – the buzz “upstairs” is full of enthusiasm! 

And thanks to Steve [Reeve, HCG Superintendent], we feel the project’s schedule is moving at an accelerated pace…we see Steve’s dedication to this project and his skills to keep the contractor work moving forward with an ever-changing schedule to make up days in the schedule. His attention to detail on the job is very reassuring!"

- Mike & Cathy Smith - Damar Services, Inc. (April 2, 2019)

Home2 Suites by Hilton Indianapolis Airport

"Once again, working with the team at Holladay Construction Group and Holladay Properties has been an excellent experience from the perspective of the architectural and structural design teams. Every person we interact with at HCG both in office and on site have an attention to detail that is becoming harder to come by. They make it a priority to closely follow our documents and design intent. We know that the final product will be a quality building that all parties can be proud of."

- Aaron Nordstrom, Project Architect - American Structurepoint, Architect (March 14, 2019)

Home2 Suites by Hilton Indianapolis Airport

"HCG has done an absolutely fantastic job on all fronts. The three guys on site – Derek, Tony and Corey - have gone beyond expectations on their level of efforts and care to the project. They even worked Christmas Eve and New Year's Eve."

- Manette Tepe, Partner & SVP of Development - Holladay Properties, Developer & Owner (January 4, 2019)

Burlington Station - Downers Grove, IL

"Holladay Properties new project, the Burlington Station apartment community in Downers Grove, Illinois welcomed its first tenants recently, but it didn’t happen without significant effort from teams of people including HCG. When we were struggling with our General Contractor, based in the Chicago area, we got to the finish line because of HCG led by Project Manager Scott Brown. He was cool ‘under fire’, forced schedules on subcontractors (and the general contractor), and found critical materials needed to complete this job. All the while he was doing his ‘day job’ for HCG. He was ably assisted by Scott DeMartinis and many others who picked up the slack created when he was tasked to get this project open.  And he did it!"

- John Phair, Partner, President & CEO - Holladay Properties, Developer & Owner (November 19, 2018)

Holladay Construction Group Summer Internship - 2018

"I would highly recommend this internship to other students. This internship was everything I wanted it to be, and more. I got a culmination of knowledge and industry experiences that have subjected me to the real life world of construction. This is a huge advantage at school because I have now been exposed to an actual company and gotten to see the insights of different positions, company culture, and how a jobsite is run. I would like to thank HCG for giving me the opportunity to intern with their company this summer. I have learned more than I can remember, and will be forever grateful to all of the people here who have helped me along the way. I would like to give specific gratitude towards Derek Byers, Tony Mann, Billy Mattingly, Nikki Armitage, and Eric Gelatt for taking me under their wing and guiding me in my journey."

Aidan Gifford, Holladay Construction Group 2018 Summer Intern (August 13, 2018)

WoodSpring Suites - Tinley Park, IL

"I can't say enough good things about HCG, and specifically Scott Brown and Chris Nowfel. I have been a part of well over 30 [WoodSpring Suites] openings and they are hands down the best construction team I have ever had the pleasure to work with."

Steve Laird, Project Developer - Holladay Properties, Developer & Owner (March 7, 2018)

Haskell Building & Michigan City Chrysler/Dodge/Jeep/RAM - Michigan City, IN

"Please accept this email as my letter of recommendation to any entity or person that may be considering Holladay Construction to complete a new facility. Holladay designed and built for me a 26,000 [square] foot Chrysler dealership in Michigan City, Indiana. Holladay worked tirelessly with me during the planning stages. Holladay presented to me a construction schedule and budget. Holladay met the schedule and came in slightly under budget. The [superintendent], Joe Coar, was on site daily and moved the project forward overcoming many weather and material related hurdles.

Recently,  Holladay designed and built for me a 64,000 [square] foot commercial flexible space warehouse facility. I trusted Holladay to all the details, down to the paint scheme. The project was completed well within the schedule and right on budget. I could not be happier.

It is my intention to construct two more commercial buildings in northwest Indiana over the next few years. I will not consider anyone but Holladay...I give Holladay the highest possible recommendation. I am willing to discuss this further with any person who chooses to reach out to me."

Tom Crane, Owner - (February 27, 2018)

Hooters Restaurant - Portage, IN

"Very early on in the project, it became evident that I was working with a very knowledgeable, thoughtful and skilled group. Both Lance Malstaff and Clayton Trueblood were terrific to work with through the entire project. They asked questions and offered options for any obstacle that we encountered. As usual for any restaurant, the schedule is critical as there are a lot of moving parts and many people involved in a successful opening. Lance and Clayton worked diligently along with their subs to hold the turnover date and deliver a well built, beautiful store! It has been my absolute pleasure to work with everyone at Holladay Construction Group and I cannot wait to work with them again in the near future! I would highly recommend them for your next build!"

Heather Coach, Construction Project Manager - Hooters of America (February 23, 2018)

Von Tobel Lumber and Hardware - Michigan City IN

"We contracted with Holladay Construction for our exterior store remodel. I was extremely happy with the quality of work, the ability that Holladay Construction exhibited in executing the construction schedule and the ease of working with Scott Trueblood, Joe Coar and their team. We were also extremely pleased to work with Jessica Vargas [of Holladay Properties] in our design. We love our new branding and have enjoyed the process due to the professionalism and personal touch we received for Holladay Construction."

Tracy March, General Manager Michigan City Location - Von Tobel Lumber and Hardware (July 21, 2017)

Ozinga Office Tenant Improvement - Portage, IN

"I want to thank you and the Holladay group for your performance in getting our new office ready in the Dearborn building at 1575 Adler [Circle in Portage, IN]. With our situation, we gave you a very tight schedule, but your group met and exceeded our expectations. Your Holladay onsite employees and sub­contractors were professional.

I told you early on that didn't want to be 'that guy', but whenever a change was suggested, it was never met with hesitation. Working with you and Steve Kuiphoff has been a pleasure and we are very happy with the end results! Thanks again."

Joe Sanders, Executive Vice President - Ozinga Ready Mix Concrete, Inc. Indiana Division (May 11, 2017)

Holiday Inn Indianapolis Airport Hotel - Indianapolis, IN

"HCG provided excellent support through design and construction to assist the partnership in developing a beautiful hotel that has been decorated with multiple awards from both IHG and TripAdvisor."

Chris Wilkes, Partner & Sr. VP-Development - Holladay Properties (September 28, 2016)

Hampton Inn Keystone & Walker Place - Indianapolis, IN

"HCG demonstrates strong positive efforts toward supporting us as an Owner through the design/build, value engineering, program management, constructability reviews and construction procurement. Their management tools assure efficient and accurate work in place."

Jeremy Smart, Vice President Construction - PK Partners (September 20, 2016)

Superior Construction Headquarters - Portage, IN

"Superior Construction would like to take this opportunity to commend Holladay Construction Group, and Mr. Joe Coar, for their outstanding performance on completing our new office. Mr. Coar, and the rest of the Holladay team, exceeded all of our expectations. The team was professional, pleasant, and were eager to satisfy our every need during the construction phase.

Superior Construction is a fourth generation owned company that has steadily grown as a major provider of construction services. We are proud of our Midwest roots and stand strong in our values and principles in the ever changing contracting industry. Our employees feel part of this legacy and Holladay Construction helped us provide our employees with a quality new office in a timely and professional manner. Again, thank you for all of your hard work and dedication to making this project a complete success."

Daniel J. Sopczak, President - Superior Construction (March 30, 2016)

red Pepper Office Tenant Improvement - Nashville, TN

"Moving into the BowTruss building was quite the adventure for red Pepper--this was our first big move and design of a workspace, and consequently we learned a lot of new things along the way. The entire team at Holladay was so helpful. They provided us with tons of design solutions, were amazing creative problem solvers and always completed things diligently. They somehow managed to remain extremely friendly through the whole process of bringing our somewhat crazy vision to life. All in all, our build was truly a team effort with a lot of ups and downs and we were so happy to work alongside Holladay Construction Group through it all."

Tim McMullen, Founder & CEO - red Pepper (May, 2015)

Public Agency Training Council Building - Indianapolis, IN

"Please accept this letter as a recommendation for Holladay Construction Group. In 2009 you built us a building in Holladay Industrial Park, Indianapolis, Indiana. We were extremely pleased with the day to day communication of the entire project from permitting to the Certificate of Occupancy. After taking possession of our new building, there were very few recalls. Things went so well we added an additional 5,000 square feet last year and chose Holladay Construction for the addition. If ever we have the opportunity to build a new building, Holladay Construction will certainly be our choice."

James R. Alsup, President - Public Agency Training Council (April 30, 2013)

NorthShore Health Centers - Merrillville, IN

"I have been involved in several building projects and have never written a letter like this as those experiences were not nearly as positive. I can't say enough about the way your staff handled the Merrillville [design-build clinic] project. Everything ran so smoothly - from beginning to end.

NorthShore is a federally qualified non-profit organization in NW Indiana that delivers a variety of high quality medical and dental services to every patient - insured, Medicaid, Medicare, and uninsured. No one is denied service for inability to pay because everybody deserves quality healthcare ... everybody. We pride ourselves on employing excellent doctors, dentists, pharmacists, imaging physicists, and other providers. To give you an idea of our size, last year we provided services in over 100,000 patient visits and delivered 850 babies. Well designed and maintained facilities with state of the art equipment are an integral part of our business model. The Merrillville location represents a vision of what can be done at a remote outreach location. (To learn more about us visit

We selected Holladay for this project because it offered competitive prices, an aggressive schedule, and professional staff - and we were not disappointed! Your team provided constructive suggestions during the design phase, kept us informed at each step of the way, and finished well ahead of the 2nd bidder's promise dates. Following design review meetings the drawing changes were exactly as discussed, change orders were minor involving only owner requested items, and close out documents were thorough and well organized.

Most outstanding were the efforts of Scott Trueblood, Ryan Kelly, Joe Coar, and other support staff (Melody, Lydia, etc.). They were always pleasant, eager to please, and worked with can-do professional attitudes. Everyone directly involved at NorthShore clearly recognized each of their contributions.

Obviously customer satisfaction is one of Holladay's main goals, and you will always be considered for future NorthShore projects."

Janice Wilson, CEO - NorthShore Healthcare Centers (September 21, 2012)

LifeWorks Medical Office Building - Michigan City, IN

"I have had the opportunity to work with several reputable construction companies in the past and had some reservation to working with Holladay Construction. I want to let you know that your team of Scott Trueblood and Lance Malstaff have done an outstanding job and I would put their construction management up against anyone’s. This was one of the fastest and best run jobs that I have been involved in and the dedication and drive from both Lance and Scott were evident in the project. It amazes me that your team was able to deliver a 38,000 square feet MOB in just a little under 9 months and the quality of the project did not suffer. I could not be more pleased with the deliverables from the project and I will definitely bid Holladay Construction on future projects."

Dan Plank, Executive Director Facilities - La Porte Hospital (July 13, 2011)

Teachers Credit Union - Granger, IN

"In May 2011, Teachers Credit Union opened its 46th branch. This branch is located in Granger, Indiana. For the first time we used Holladay Construction to build the building. I found this building to be one of the best offices we have ever built. The quality of construction and materials was excellent. I would recommend Holladay to any entity preparing to build a facility. The management of Holladay was sensitive to our concerns and certainly exceeded our expectations."

Richard J. Rice, Chief Executive Officer - Teachers Credit Union (June 24, 2011)

Family & Children's Center - South Bend, IN

“I wanted to thank you for your individualized attention to our recently completed construction project at 315 W. Jefferson in downtown South Bend. The project turned out beautifully and we are really pleased with how your construction crew performed. [The Project Manager] was VERY patient with the many changes that my staff requested ... probably even more so that I would have been! [He] really did a great job in leading this effort and my Facilities Manager advised me that [the Holladay Construction Group] team went over and above the call of duty.

Congratulations on assembling such a fine group of professionals. When we have further needs for construction, rest assured that we will be calling you and Holladay Construction Group. Not enough people and businesses in this world do what they say are going to do. Working with your group was a true joy.”

- Bruce L. Greenberg, President and Chief Executive Officer - Family & Children’s Center (May 10, 2010)

Graybar - Multiple New Facilities

"It is a distinct pleasure to recommend Holladay Construction Group. They provide an impressive service of taking the programming needs from our large organizations and directly applying them to design, cost and construction procurement. They not only met, but also exceeded our expectations on quality, consistency and completion. They have provided design/build services in various regions of the country and have always performed.

Throughout the design and construction of our projects, Holladay Construction Group maintains weekly communications regarding the status of each phase, as well as manages the integral activities between Graybar's offices and onsite activity.

Overall, having a design/build team focused on delivering a functional facility helped allow our staff to focus on transition management rather than the construction project. We highly recommend using Holladay Construction Group, and will continue to expand our relationship with them in the future."

Kevin P. Vercauteren, Corporate Properties Manager - Graybar (October 30, 2009)

Purdue Technology Center of Indianapolis - Indianapolis, IN

“It is a distinct pleasure to recommend Holladay Construction Group. They did an excellent job at the Purdue Technology Center Indianapolis site. They have proven consistently that customer need is of the utmost importance. They not only met but exceeded our expectations on quality and job completion. The project was completed in 7 months from bid to dedication. Like projects have taken 12 to 18 months. Safety was a top priority for Holladay as well as achieving a perfect OSHA review. We look forward to working with this group on future projects.

I would highly recommend Holladay Construction Group. They would be a tremendous asset in any construction project.”

Gregory S. Napier, Assistant Director of Real Estate/Physical Facilities - Purdue Research Foundation (February 6, 2009)

Gillespie Conference & Special Events Center - South Bend, IN

"I just saw the garden at the Gillespie. It turned out great. I wanted to send you this note to tell you how much I appreciate the efforts [the HCG team] put into the project. It was never an easy project, but I think the results confirm that it was worth the effort.

I truly believe that it would not have become a reality if not for your commitment to go beyond merely completing the project within budget, to completing it to the highest level of design within budget. There were many times in which decisions could have been made based on what was easiest and most expeditious, but you always sought to consult with me and to make sure that the most important aspects of the design were maximized. For that I am truly grateful. I am also grateful for your willingness to investigate alternates, identify concerns, and work in a true team atmosphere to resolve issues.

I also cannot say enough about the dedication and expertise of [the HCG team]. We were not very far into the project when I remember thinking to myself: ‘these guys really get what this is all about’. Architecture is a team sport, and only when everyone works together toward the same goals can you make Architecture. Our community needs more people committed to making better buildings. I wish you all the best in your future projects."

David J. Sassano, Architect (April 23, 2008)

Pilot Freight Services Tenant Improvement - Indianapolis, IN

"The design/build services Holladay Construction Group provided to Intex Properties on behalf of Pilot Freight Services was nothing short of impressive. HCG took the existing construction drawings and designed the mechanical, electrical, plumbing and fire protection systems around my office and warehouse requirements. The suggested value engineering items throughout the space helped make our new facility more productive and cost effective.

Throughout the design and construction process HCG was able to maintain almost daily communication regarding the status of each phase, which allowed for a great deal of flexibility with last minute modifications and the finish design, while keeping my project on schedule and within budget. Although, we did not begin the project during the most ideal time of year; the use of numerous coordination tactics kept the project moving along at a productive pace, despite the frigid temperatures and wet conditions. The overall quality of the finished product and the level of detail inherent in the record keeping far exceeded my expectations for the project, which moreover, should be most beneficial to my current operation and the future maintenance of the facility.

The extraordinary effort put forth by HCG at the eleventh hour greatly contributed to the success of our pre-scheduled open house, which was an outstanding event. I received and continue to receive nothing but compliments from both our vendors and our clients. Overall I would highly recommend the services of Tim Helton and the Holladay Construction Group to anyone looking to design and build a new facility."

William G. Larson, Managing Partner - Intex Properties, LLC (August 27, 2007)

Hilton Garden Inn - South Bend, IN

"This letter is in regards to your project, Hilton Gardens, located at 53995 State Road 933 in South Bend. As I have relayed to both [the] Site Superintendent and [the] Project Manager, I have never been so impressed with a construction site in terms of compliance with International/Indiana Fire Code; Chapter 12 - Fire Safety During Construction and Demolition.

As soon as the walls were erected, exit signs and fire extinguishers were mounted. A board listing required safety information was placed in a central location. All areas are consistently kept free of debris and clutter, including the yard.

It is quite obvious that this is a standard procedure for these personnel. I have not had a construction site where all the issues related to safety during construction were addressed without any intervention on my part.

As with any work area, be it indoors or out, the safer and less cluttered it is, all workers will be more inclined to concentrate on the task at hand; provide a greater level of productivity, which ultimately leads to a better built product.

Thanks for providing [the Holladay Construction Group team] for this project. I would welcome them or those they have set an example for, at any of our sites."

David J. Cherrone, Fire Marshall - Clay Fire (April 30, 2007)

Country Inn & Suites - Portage, IN

"It is my pleasure to write this Letter of Recommendation for Holladay Construction Group. Swift Hospitality Group Inc. is a national Hotel Consulting, Development and Management Company with development and franchise affiliations representing Carlson Hotels Worldwide, GrayStay Residential Suites, and Choice Hotels International. As you know the construction component of any development project sets the tone of that projects success or failure. The ability of the construction company to understand and manage the design and every component of the project is critical. We are very pleased to have been the co-developer and Management Company for Carlson Hotels 400th Country Inn & Suites by Carlson in Portage, IN. Holladay Construction Group met every expectation of the development and delivered the hotel in time for a national celebration by the brand and its senior management. We at Swift Hospitality look forward to the opportunity to work with Holladay in the future and do not hesitate to recommend their services."

David L. Swift, President/CEO - Swift Hospitality Group Inc. (October 26, 2006)