Team Member Spotlight: Scott Holland
Large-scale construction projects involve a dizzying array of moving parts and making sure it all runs like a well-oiled machine requires a reliable person on the ground, someone to coordinate contractors and subs, get all the paperwork in order, answer questions, and keep the job site safe and secure.
At Toeniskoetter Construction, that person is Superintendent Scott Holland. Originally part of the team at Toeniskoetter & Breeding, Inc., Scott rejoined Toeniskoetter Construction in 2017, having put years of valuable experience under his belt overseeing numerous construction ventures, including ground-ups, schools, and numerous other projects. Scott came back to the Toeniskoetter team to supervise construction at 55 Almaden, a project that transformed an underutilized outdoor space but required careful coordination with the city and meeting the challenge of working in a highly trafficked, highly visible downtown location.
Today, Scott is putting his talents to work on another prominent Toeniskoetter project: the new Silver Creek Self Storage facility now taking shape in San Jose. This one, a multi-story two- building facility built into a hillside, has its own challenges, including meeting a schedule despite smaller crews due to COVID. Aside from managing the overall schedule, overseeing documentation and submittals, and answering job-site questions, Scott also finds himself carrying out public relations duty. “We’re on the edge of a residential area, so it’s important to do what we can to deal with excessive noise,” he points out, adding, “Safety is always a priority, and with a lot of foot traffic on Silver Creek Road, we go above and beyond to keep the work site safe, clean, and clear of debris.” The neighbors Scott and his crew work to accommodate don’t always walk on two legs – one rancher runs cattle on an adjacent property and needs to maintain access to nearby roads.
“Scott is an absolute stickler for details, safety, and communication,” said Adam Toeniskoetter, President of Toeniskoetter Construction. “When he is on a jobsite, I know that site will be run safely, efficiently, and professionally. Not only that, he is a lot of fun to work with.”
“It’s a lot of work, but we all make it fun,” he says of working with the Toeniskoetter team. When he’s not on the job site, he enjoys spending time with his family – pre-COVID, he was active in his kids’ sports, especially volleyball. With an architecture degree and a minor in art, Scott also likes to indulge his creative side through painting and drawing and, of course, cooking.