Not Just A Co-Worker

Real People

14 October, 2019

One of the first things you’ll notice about Holly is her sparkling blue eyes. But behind them, you’ll find an authentic, genuinely humble, hardworking, and kind co-worker and friend – and, with those attributes, there are no limits to what you can achieve

Coworker, friend, and family are the three words that unified every response we received when we asked people to tell us about their relationship with Holly Rhodes, Assistant Controller for Crossland Heavy Contractors. Upon completion of a successful internship with Crossland Construction, Holly joined Heavy in 2007 and found her tribe. During the 11 years that followed, she enriched the lives of those around her, transforming the word coworker to friend, then friend to family. “In a nutshell, she is authentic,” said Deb Porter. “I’ve never heard her say a mean word about anyone. She is genuinely a good person, kind and humble. You’d be hard-pressed to find a better friend than Holly.” 

Holly spends her weekdays juggling whatever tasks are thrown at her with her characteristically positive attitude. “Holly is the Pinnacle of CHC’s core values. I’ve worked with her for nine years. The support she gives this team is a huge part of our success,” said Ryan Adler, Project Manager for CHC. Holly takes the compliments in stride. “I’m a complete nerd at heart,” she said with a grin. “Digging into a spreadsheet for the day actually puts a smile on my face. I love what I do and I couldn’t be more proud to be part of the Crossland Heavy team.” 

A self-proclaimed travel junkie, Holly and her husband, Chris, enjoy taking trips together. Her multiple sclerosis diagnosis came four years ago, but that hasn’t burdened her spirit – Holly remains the sweet soul she’s always been. When they’re home in Kansas, she loves spending time with family, especially her nieces and nephews. She and Chris have completed the pre-adoption process and are anxiously awaiting a little one to call their own. 

As with all of our spotlight articles, we ask featured employees to share with us the best piece of advice they’ve ever received. For Holly, this was something a former Sunday School teacher shared with her. When we read her response, it fit her perfectly. “Always be kind to people. You never know what battle they are facing that day.” Thank you, Holly, for the life you so graciously live, for the kindness you so abundantly show. Our coworker, our friend, and our family.

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