Testimonials

Jeff Borello a mechanic inspecting a piece of heavy machinery

Field Service Technician

Jeff Borello

Field Service Technician

I’ve worked for Holt for 30 years, first as a truck engine mechanic and now as a power systems field service technician. I maintain and repair generators and industrial engines for our customers. This has been a great company to work with. The people are great and I enjoy what I do. I’ve met a lot of people and seen different parts of the state doing my job, which I’ve really liked. I also have personal relationships with a lot of our customers. People here help each other and get along really well. It’s truly a big family. I’ve had a successful career at Holt of California and would recommend to anyone that Holt of California is a great place to work.

Rayna Garcia smiling in front of a wall.

Welder Trainee

Rayna Garcia

Welder Trainee

I’m a welder-fabricator, making modifications to heavy equipment to meet customers’ needs. I appreciate the fact I get treated equally and am not seen differently because I’m a woman. I’m given the same type of work to do and can produce at the same rate as the men. And I like it that Holt of California is welcoming to women – we have a new welder trainee who’s a woman and there’s more people here my age than any place else I’ve worked. I also really appreciate the fact that Holt of California has good values and supports people like me who have a family but still want to have a good career.

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Network Support Technician

Kyle Hartman

Network Support Technician

I’ve been a network support technician at Holt of California for 2½ years, providing hardware and software support to our employees. This is my first full-time job out of college. I went to the University of the Pacific and had an internship here. They gave me a flexible schedule while I was finishing up school and when I graduated my manager came to me and said she wanted to bring me on full-time. At other part-time jobs I’ve had, I felt like a cog in a wheel, but here you get training and they make you feel like you’re part of the team. I’ve already started managing some projects and I see myself taking on more advanced projects in the years to come. Holt of California likes to stay current on technology and one really great part of the job is that anyone – even an intern – can bring up new ideas and suggest new ways of doing things. There hasn’t been a day yet that I have regretted coming to work.

Jason Hjelmstad wearing a CAT shirt posing in front of a wall.

Sales Representative

Jason Hjelmstad

Sales Representative

I’m a territory manager in our Earth Moving Division and have been with the company for 23 years. Holt of California is a company that allows you to move up, and that’s what happened to me. I started out in the main shop sweeping floors and emptying the trash, but I’ve been able to move up because I wanted something more and I had people believing in me. I also appreciate the family atmosphere. Our executives have an open-door policy and I can go in and talk to them and any problems are addressed instantly. That’s great because as a salesman when I need to get things done because as a salesman I need to get things done to keep our customers happy. Holt has been an awesome place to work.

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Assistant Accounting Manager

James McCracken

Assistant Accounting Manager

Holt of California has a number of core values, but the one that means the most to me is honesty and integrity. We accountants like that. The company makes sure that they manage their assets and do it right. I’ve been here for seven years and because Holt of California has such as large product line, I get to do a little bit of everything that I wouldn’t get at other places. We have great retirement benefits, a top tier 401k plan. Upper management wants to do everything they can to make employees happy.

Thomas Mitchell posing on a piece of heavy machinery

Lead Person

Thomas Mitchell

Lead Person

If you show drive and initiative and good teamwork skills, Holt of California does a lot of promoting from within. That’s what happened to me. I came in almost four years ago as a utility person but within a short time I was promoted to mechanic and now I’m a lead mechanic, overseeing my team’s training and their work. We’ve got almost 40 guys in our shop and I really appreciate their teamwork. I also appreciate Holt of California commitment to make sure we all have what we need to complete a task. Holt of California is more of a career than a job. There are lots of paths you can take to work your way up. I’ve worked in a lot of other places where I haven’t had that opportunity.

Sam Post smiling behind a computer

Parts Person

Sam Post

Parts Person

I’m working with fantastic people who are friendly and great to get along with and I look forward to coming to work every day. Another great thing about working here is that you have the opportunity to move up quickly. I started here six years ago and worked in the warehouse for nine months, but then was moved up to selling parts. At other places where I worked before, I was stuck unloading trucks for five years.

Adrian Ramos smiling in front of a wall.

Sales & Rental Coordinator

Adrian Ramos

Sales & Rental Coordinator

The thing I like about working at Holt of California is that it’s a big company, but it’s run like a smaller business. We see the CEO nearly every day. And there are lots of opportunities to advance here. I started out working in the yard four years ago but have been able to move up to a rental sales coordinator. When a salesman makes a deal, he calls us and we talk to the yard and dispatch the equipment the customer needs. Here at Holt of California, there are a lot of people involved to give people the best customer service. But this is a stepping stone. I’m learning as much as I can at the counter because my next step is going to be sales. They do a great job of moving people up at Holt of California.

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