Patricia Zugibe Named CEO of Holt Construction Corp.
Patricia Zugibe was named CEO of Holt Construction Corp., a full-service Construction Management and General Contracting firm headquartered in Pearl River, NY. Zugibe joins Jack Holt, Chairman and Christopher Asaro, President in leading the executive management team into the next generation of construction services. She becomes the first female to head the company in its over 100-year history.
“Turning the CEO position over to Patricia Zugibe feels like shifting a performance sports car into high gear,” says Jack Holt, Chairman. “With her ability, knowledge, experience and drive she will be guiding the Holt organization to the next level. We look forward to her striking an essential balance in this male-dominated construction industry.”
Zugibe brings to Holt Construction Corp. a myriad of leadership roles spanning over three decades as a principal owner of development and construction companies, acting county executive, and an attorney. As CEO, she provides executive guidance for all corporate concerns, while establishing and monitoring overall strategic goals. Her primary focus is to preserve the company’s historic century-plus legacy as a construction leader, while setting a course for continued growth in the future. She started her tenure at Holt Construction in 2014 as in-house Counsel overseeing all transactional legal matters including litigation, ethics and compliance, corporate governance and risk management.
“I’m proud to take on the stewardship of Holt’s incredible legacy, reflecting on its resolve and tenacity to successfully navigate and persevere over 100 years in the construction industry by mitigating risk, staying the course and delivering exceptional client service,” said Zugibe.
Founded in 1919, the company represents a legacy that spans three generations of Holt family leadership. The company has stood the test of time and has managed to survive and thrive through two global pandemics, two World Wars, a Great Depression and Great Recession. Throughout it all, Holt remained true its core values of integrity, quality and transparency, while providing unparalleled services to its “family of clients” in the aviation, healthcare, retail, education and pharmaceutical industries. By combining veteran expertise in the construction industry with entrepreneurial spirit, the company continues to move forward with an 80% repeat business ratio as a tribute to its “client driven” business model.
The company has built over 30 million square feet of retail spaces including the development of Woodbury Commons; airport lounges including the United Airlines Polaris club and American Express Centurion lounge; SUNY Rockland Technology Center and Montefiore St. Luke Cornwall comprehensive chronic care center.
Prior to joining Holt Construction, Patricia Zugibe was a partner in PVZ Development a residential rental property company, and owner of North Rockland Developers Inc. and Zugibe Construction, Inc. She was the County Attorney and Acting County Executive for Rockland County.