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Date: 9/17/2020

The Dialogue with Christopher Thompson

This feature is a question-and-answer session with a new Blount County Chamber member. So, here we go with our 162nd installment visiting with Christopher Thompson, business development director for Holtz Builders, which is a general contractor building both residential homes and commercial buildings.
 
How did you get started? 
I got started in construction right out of San Diego State University. We were building multi-million dollar estates in Rancho Santa Fe and Fairbanks Ranch, California.
 
Describe your customers.
Our clientele range from private companies in the hospitality industry to municipalities needing a police station. We also build for ourselves and offer affordable employee housing to hospitality communities.
 
Name three things you wish you knew when you started.
1) Value your youth, your body does get old
2) Enjoy and be thankful for each day they are a gift
3) Sometimes your hardest tests in life are your happiest memories
 
What you enjoy most about your position?
PEOPLE.......I love meeting and talking with people....the more you talk the more you find out you have more in common then differences.