Holt Brothers Construction

Holt Brothers Construction Leadership

Terrence Holt


Terrence's six years in the NFL and his college career with NC State football have prepared him well for managing Holt Brothers Construction. In his role, he is focused on creating and communicating the mission and vision of the company, executing the game plan, and building a great team.

Under his leadership, the company has tripled in size, and revenue has consistently grown. The firm's project portfolio now includes the $65 million Critical Public Safety Center in Raleigh and the $35 million Reynolds Coliseum Renovation and Walk of Fame project at NC State.

Terrence serves as vice chair of the Holt Brothers Foundation, on the Board of Directors at the Durham Chamber of Commerce, and on the Durham Sports Commission.

Do you have a quote that you live by?

Yes. Dream big and dare to fail. – Norman Vaughan

Check out why Terrence Holt was named an All American during his career at NC State.

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Torry Holt

Vice President

Best known for his remarkable football career with the St. Louis Rams and NC State, Torry Holt was nominated to the NFL Hall of Fame in 2015 and named to the NC State Hall of Fame in 2014. He won a Super Bowl ring in his rookie season and earned the nickname, "Big Game."

Torry also serves as president of the Holt Brothers Foundation, a 501(c)3 that supports children who have a parent with cancer. He is passionate about winning — whether it's coaching his son's football team at Heritage High, or encouraging kids to dream big.

With all your accomplishments, what's next?

I really enjoy broadcasting. And I would love to write music.

Torry is the only wide receiver in NFL history to set this record. Want to know more?



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Mary-Ann Baldwin

VP / Executive Director of the Holt Brothers Foundation

Mary-Ann's diverse background includes stints at Stewart Engineering, Mulkey Engineers & Consultants, the NHL Carolina Hurricanes, William Mullins and the Raleigh Chamber of Commerce -- as well as the founder of her own firm, Baldwin Communications.

She is responsible for marketing and business development for the Holt Brothers family of companies, and also serves as executive director of the Holt Brothers Foundation. She was recently elected Mayor of Raleigh, having served previously as an at-large City Councilor for 10 years. She is the co-founder of Innovate Raleigh.

Where do you find inspiration?

Making a difference inspires me and motivates me. Whether it’s work, politics or play, I want to know that I’m moving the ball forward on something that matters.

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Roger McFarland, LEED AP

VP of Operations

A graduate of the US Naval Academy and Georgia Tech, Roger has over 30 years of experience in construction. His strength as a leader is best expressed when empowering and mentoring employees to grow and improve their professional skill-sets and personal lives. Roger has worked on a wide array of projects and has had responsibility for all aspects of pre-construction and construction management for multiple delivery methods.

Merritt Atkins

Marketing Manager

Merritt joined Holt in January 2017, returning to the A/E/C industry after a few years of exploring real estate and law. Raleigh is home (no really, she’s a native) and a passion for community is a big reason for Merritt's success in marketing and business development.  She is a Past President of the Society of Marketing Professional Services (SMPS) Research Triangle Chapter, and a member of the Triangle Chapter of the American Marketing Association. Merritt received a Bachelor of Science degree in business management from NC State.


Dogs! I’ve had a dog in my life since the day I was born and can’t imagine a home without one. Currently residing with us is Buddy Marley, a 90-pound lab pit mix and George, a 23-pound French bulldog. You can guess who’s in charge.

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Debra Barrier

Office Manager

Debra supports our team by organizing office operations and procedures, preparing payroll, and managing all aspects of bookkeeping — including payables, receivables and job cost. In addition, she provides historical reference by defining procedures for retention, protection, retrieval, transfer and disposal of records.

Debra brings 25 years of experience to Holt Brothers. Previously she worked for A&M Construction, where she served in the same role. Debra earned her Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Beach or mountains?

Hands down the beach! There is nothing I love more than sitting at the water’s edge, feet buried in the sand, feeling the waves wash by and long walks on the beach. Just hearing those pounding waves, breathing in the salty air, relaxation…ah, pure bliss!


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