TELLA FIRMA FOUNDATIONS NAMES RICHARD HOLOMAN, FINANCIAL INDUSTRY VETERAN, TO BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Former PricewaterhouseCoopers executive brings combination of industry and strategic financial experience to board position
(DALLAS—August 22, 2017) Tella Firma Foundations, a company that is revolutionizing the construction industry, today announced that it has added Richard (Dick) Holoman as an independent outside director to its board of directors. Holoman spent more than 30 years with PricewaterhouseCoopers and its predecessor Price Waterhouse, in roles involving strategic finance, consulting, and large account management.
Holoman joined Price Waterhouse in 1976 in Charlotte, N.C., and was admitted to the partnership in 1987. His significant industry experience spans financial institutions, oil field services, construction and engineering, automotive retailing, and U.S. inbound investment. Functionally, he has helped clients with many complex problems (domestic and foreign), including mergers and acquisitions, cross-border and cash repatriation strategies, and tax and financial controversies. Upon retirement in 2010, he continued significant teaching responsibilities for the firm for several years.
According to Jim Fontaine, CEO of Tella Firma Foundations, “We are very pleased that Dick has agreed to lend his significant industry and financial experience to the Tella Firma board, and we look forward to his counsel as we take advantage of market opportunities and manage our growth.”
Holoman has held board positions with Vedero Software, prior to its merger with Murata Electronics (Japan), as well as DxUpClose, an early stage in vitro diagnostic company. He previously held board positions with the Charlotte Choral Society, Orpheus Chamber Singers, The Vogel Alcove, and The Dallas Opera. Holoman was an advanced course instructor for the U.S. Army at the Naval Amphibious Base in Little Creek, Virginia. He earned an MBA from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and a bachelor’s degree in music education from East Carolina University.
The Tella Firma foundation system has been used by dozens of builders, with more than 1,000 foundations installed, and is backed by seven issued patents. Tella Firma foundations are designed to protect a building’s foundation from damaging active soil movement with a field-tested process of elevating a slab-on-grade foundation using piers, creating a protective void between the ground and the foundation itself. This application isolates the slab from active soils and guards it from unexpected movement. Tella Firma’s solution is an environmentally friendly, green installation process that avoids the need for any type of chemical or water injection into the soil as part of construction.
About Tella Firma Foundations
Dallas-based Tella Firma is a construction technology firm that is revolutionizing the way foundations are built. Tella Firma gets its name from the Latin words meaning “strong home.” Foundations with the company’s product have been installed in residential and light commercial projects in Texas and Colorado, and the company continues to expand into new markets throughout the region. For additional information, visit tellafirma.com.
Tella Firma is an evolved, hybrid commercial foundation process that costs less to install and is less susceptible to timing, labor and weather uncertainties. This patented process elevates a slab-on-grade foundation above active soils to protect the slab from damaging soil swells, contractions, and movement.