Bruce E. Holmes, Executive Vice President and State of Florida Licensed General Contractor, has been appointed to the position of PRESIDENT/COO for WELBRO Building Corporation effective October 1, 2008.
With a 21-year history at WELBRO, Bruce has focused on the construction operations side of the business. Under his leadership, WELBRO has constructed over two (2) billion dollars of work. While WELBRO’s main work concentration is in Florida, WELBRO has also constructed projects in Virginia, South Carolina and Tennessee.
Steve Davis, CEO of WELBRO states “Bruce’s appointment is part of the succession plan at WELBRO. As one of the largest privately held and locally owned commercial construction company in Central Florida, it is critical that we have a plan in place to keep WELBRO well positioned in our community. Bruce will continue to be a huge asset to our team and this appointment will engage him even more.”
Bruce has a 40 plus year history in the industry. Starting as an intern right out of high school and continuing through college, Bruce has worked in basically every position that the construction industry has to offer. He has managed the construction of educational, hospitality, healthcare, commercial and industrial projects.
In addition to his duties at WELBRO, Bruce has served the industry and community. He has been a Director of Associated General Contractors (AGC), a Trustee of the Minority/Women Business Enterprise Alliance, President of The International Community School, Past Chairman of the City of Maitland Parks and Recreation Board and Past Chairman of the Orange County Fire Loss Management Board of Appeals. Currently Bruce serves on the Board of Directors of the Children’s Home Society.
Bruce and his wife Kathie live in Maitland and have six children ranging in age from 3 to 29.