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It’s our job to move your vision forward and make you look great. Whatever your transportation challenge, we stand ready to assist as your one-stop consultant. Let Holt Consulting Company put your project in motion.

Holt Goes the Extra Mile

Formed in June of 2013, Holt Consulting Company is a team of transportation specialists providing engineering consulting, design services, and proactive project management for state and local governments in SC, GA, TN, NC, and FL. Our joint founders, Ken and Paul Holt, have a combined 75+ years of experience in the industry and therefore possess a keen awareness of the attributes of highly successful projects: attention to quality, timely execution of the work, and communication, with the ultimate goal being to exceed client expectations.

Most of our personnel have been performing engineering consulting and design services for local government airport clients their entire careers. The combined training of Holt professionals represents a broad mix of both aviation and surface transportation projects providing planning, environmental, design, construction, and management services. This well-rounded background yields a “big picture” view that serves our clients well: understanding the various phases of a project and how each are interrelated. Our work helps make communities safer and more efficient, with the least maintenance cost. Impacting the places where you live and work through meaningful transportation solutions is what we do best.

Our Servant Leaders

Our Guiding Principles


Our company vision is to deliver value to our clients, communities, and industry partners and be their consultant of choice.


Our core values of integrity, commitment, and respect underpin our company culture which guides our teamwork to achieve quality and client satisfaction.


Our company is intentional about maintaining an employee-centric work environment that rewards hard work, collaboration, learning, improvement, and success.

Our large company experience enables our team to provide solutions on even the most complex and challenging projects while providing the personalized client service and responsiveness of a small company.

Our professional development approach allows individuals to pursue their passion, provides career guidance and mentorship, encourages teamwork, and fosters a healthy work-life balance


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Paul Holt, PE


With 40 years of experience as an engineering consultant, Paul's career at The LPA Group Incorporated, later Michael Baker Jr., Inc., saw him progress through roles such as Project Engineer, Project Manager, Principal-in-Charge, Regional Vice-President, and Senior Vice-President. His responsibilities encompassed corporate oversight, operational management of southern region offices, and strategic financial planning. Paul excels in balancing business operations with successful project delivery, emphasizing the importance of exceeding client expectations. As a leader at Holt Consulting Company, he ensures technical accuracy, makes critical design decisions, and prioritizes superior client service in every project phase.

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In his 38-year career, Ken has been a pivotal force in various project phases, showcasing expertise in airport master plans, environmental assessments, runway and taxiway design, and construction inspection. With a significant managerial role at The LPA Group Incorporated spanning 12 years, Ken spearheaded firm-wide planning and established the Environmental Unit. Ken's success extends to developing innovative funding strategies for airport projects and facilitating aviation-related industrial pursuits, leveraging his extensive experience to provide comprehensive solutions that consider the bigger picture. Since 1997, he has served as Principal-In-Charge on numerous projects, solidifying his seasoned leadership in the field.

Charleston County, SC

I am writing about two gentlemen that I have known for many years. They both started on the ground floor and worked diligently to grow the firm through a sincere commitment to exceptional client service…because of Paul’s and Ken’s vast experience, strong work ethic, and stellar reputation within the industry, I am confident that Holt Consulting Company will be the consultant of choice for many clients in the future.

James D. Armstrong, Deputy County Administrator Transportation/Public Works
Charleston County, SC

Georgia Department of Transportation

Since the beginning of the contract, Holt Consulting has been responsive, diligent, and smart about their work in executing these bridge replacement projects for the Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT). They have also been very proactive in keeping the projects on schedule and under budget… I would highly recommend their consulting services for transportation projects to address your consulting needs.

Aghdas Ghazi, PE, Office of Program Delivery

Horry County Department of Airports

The Horry County Department of Airports was proud to work with the Holt Consulting Team on the recent Runway 05-23 and Taxiway Rehabilitation projects at the Grand Strand Airport (CRE). The Holt Team delivered quality pre-design & engineering services, construction administration resources, and project management throughout. It was a pleasure to work with their entire Team!

Kenneth Urbaniak, Asst. Project Manager
Myrtle Beach, SC

Perry-Houston County Airport

Holt Consulting has an in-depth knowledge of airport operations, standards, and regulations. I highly recommend them for any airport needing engineering services, especially airports looking to grow. Their knowledge base has been instrumental in helping this airport formulate our future needs and instrumental in helping us find the sources of revenue required.

James Marquardt, Airport Manager
Perry, GA

South Carolina Department of Transportation

Holt Consulting has been given numerous assignments varying in scope, scale, and complexity. It is obvious to me that…you have drawn upon your over three decades of experience to implement effective and efficient internal procedures, which affords the Holt Team the ability to deliver a quality product in a timely manner that have and continued to exceed our project managers’ expectations…I want to congratulate you for establishing and managing an outstanding firm…and thank you all for making my Team look good. In doing so you further our mission in delivering quality projects to our county citizens. I look forward in continuing to extend design services to Holt Consulting Company for the duration of our agreement for on-call professional services.

Rob Perry, Former Director of Transportation, Richland County Government
Current Chief Engineer for Bridges, South Carolina Department of Transportation

Paulding Northwest Atlanta Airport

…I could not have done it without you, and I sincerely appreciate all the dedication and support you have given to me in this unusual project that has spanned over a decade. This now opens the way for 10+ years of new airport development and the economic impact that will bring to Paulding County.

Terry E. Tibbitts, Airport Director
Dallas, GA

Lancaster County Airport

They know the airport business inside and out; from developing successful funding procurement strategies, to designing, bidding, and construction oversight.  I observed the various challenges they faced during each of these phases and their ability to finesse through and overcome these challenges. I’ve found that the Holt Team takes consulting to a new level. Talk about responsiveness, whether it be during normal working hours, after hours, or on weekends, their response time exceeds my expectations…if you are looking for a consulting company that knows how to get it done, is available and responsive 24/7, and is in your court, then I strongly encourage you to consider Holt Consulting Company.

Paul T. Moses, Sr., Airport Manager
Lancaster, SC
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