In the Community

The associates of Holladay Properties recognize our responsibility to make our communities and world a better place. This value is strengthened through our commitment to enrich the lives of families in the communities where we live through charitable investments in housing, education, and well-being.

We are actively involved in the communities in which we are located and we love finding new opportunities. If you have a group we should be involved with, let us know!


Some of our recent community service events include:

October 24, 2019

(Portage, IN) - On October 24, six Holladay associates and five of their family members teamed up to bring financial literacy, work readiness, and entrepreneurship to local K-12 students at Junior Achievement's NWI Bowling Spooktactular. The event raises funds for Junior Achievement to bring real world experiences to the classroom, helping students open their minds and their potential.

Last school year, JA in Northwest Indiana ran 2524 programs and reached over 60,000 kids in the region. JA programs are free to schools thanks to the help of its corporate partners as well as volunteer support. Learn more about Junior Achievement and the annual Bowl-a-Thon in our 2019 blog, "BOO-wling for a cause."

October 23, 2019

(Jackson, MS) - Holladay Properties and Merit Health Central coordinated a Community Health Fair that was held at the Jackson 1 & 2 buildings on October 23 at 1860 Chadwick Drive in Jackson, MS. Merit Health is partnering with The American Cancer Society and is the 2019 Big Pink Chair Sponsor for Making Strides Against Breast Cancer. The chair is stopping all over the area to raise awareness about breast cancer prevention.

“We had a great flow of traffic, and the Big Pink Chair," Clarence Evans, Property Manager for Holladay Properties, said. "I was able to get Walmart Vision Care to participate this year and next year they will bring the hearing group.”

The event was open to the public to provide health information and wellness screenings, including blood pressure and glucose tests. More than 200 people attended to visit the 18 booths.

“Looks like another wonderful event,” said Ashley Lynn, Director Asset Management, HCP, Inc.

Exhibitors included Sorella, Neurosurgery, Central Pulmonary, Kidney Foundation, Baby Friendly, Rehab (Gabe Jackson), St. Joseph Hospice, Prep HIV, Behavioral Health, Burn Center, Cardiovascular Services, Lab, Mississippi Home Care, Deaconess Hospice, City of Jackson on Aging, Trinity Pediatric Clinic, Walmart Vision Care, and Radiology.

October 22, 2019

(Nashville, TN) - Holladay Properties was a proud sponsor at the Window World Charity Golf Classic benefiting St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital on Tuesday, October 22. St. Jude’s mission is to advance cures, and means of prevention, for pediatric catastrophic diseases through research and treatment. 

Jeff Ottman, EVP-Operations; Marcy Coffman, Executive Assistant/Office Manager; Eric Geuss, Controller-Healthcare; and Benton Smothers, VP-Development represented the company well. While supporting a worthwhile cause, promoting the company to other businesses, and building camaraderie among employees that don’t always work together, the team came away with first place in their flight.

October 4, 2019

(Portage, IN) - Twelve volunteers arrived at the Portage Family YMCA at 9 AM on Friday, October 4 for a day dedicated to giving back to a deserving local organization. The group included Lydia Amado, Ryan Kelly, Steve Laird, Mike Micka, Michelle Mosier, Chris Nowfel, Michael O'Connor, Nick Sebert, Clayton Trueblood, Jessica Vargas, Amanda Watson, and Laura Small, whose joined the volunteer efforts prior to her first official day with Holladay Properties on Monday, October 7. 

The crew performed a variety of tasks to help improve the exterior of the property, including installing Sno-Gems, pulling weeds and cleaning up landscaping in several areas around the property. All of the jobs that the YMCA had for Holladay were completed by the end of the day and the group even waited for another load of rock to be delivered so the job could be done completely. Way to go, team!

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September 2019

(Nashville, TN) - Holladay Properties was invited to participate in Office Resources, Inc. GIVE + RECEIVE Second Annual Food Drive benefiting Second Harvest Food Bank. Although the food drive was held for only two weeks in September, Holladay employees donated the equivalent of 30 canvas bags of non-perishable items; most of which came from Paul Carr, Building Maintenance Engineer. Tara Mason, AP Specialist, and Read Talley, VP-Development, also made significant donations.

Holladay joined Office Resources, Inc. (ORI) to help make a difference in the lives of hungry Nashvillians. In their first year, ORI collected more the 1,140 pounds of food. This year, they expect to triple that amount. With the generosity of Paul, Tara, Read, and others, that expectation seems likely.

September 19, 2019

(South Bend, IN) - Holladay Properties was proud to support its mission of "enriching lives through investment and service" as a Champion Sponsor of the Children's Dispensary 110th Anniversary Celebration on Thursday, September 19, 2019. The Children's Dispensary is an organization dedicated to meeting the needs of individuals with disabilities. The organization helps individuals with special needs develop important life skills that allows them to gain independence and live without barriers found in traditional settings. Holladay Properties is proud to support the Children's Dispensary's mission " to enhance the learning and enrich the lives of people with special needs." 

September 14, 2019

(Nashville, TN) - Holladay Properties' Nashville office participated in the Greater Nashville Heartwalk on September 14 at Vanderbilt University's Capers Field in Nashville, TN. The team was made up of Janine Dao (Team Coach), Benton Smothers, Erin Van Mol, Heather Garton, Jeff Ottman, Patrick Dao, and Sarah Rexrode. The team raised $6,960 for the American Heart Association, surpassing their goal of $6,500.

September 6, 2019

(Portage, IN) - On Friday, September 6, twelve volunteers from Holladay's Northwest Indiana/Chicago region arrived at the Habitat for Humanity of Porter County Faith Build site in Portage for a day of hard work benefitting a local family. The Faith Build is a grant program offered by Thrivent Financial that offers to match funds from local Christian organizations, which include monetary donations as well as volunteers hours and in-kind donations. 

Jessica Vargas, a Project Architect for Holladay Properties, is on the board for Habitat for Humanity of Porter County and coordinated Holladay’s participation in the Build. The project fit in well with Holladay's history of serving their communities and Tim Healy's recent challenge to employees to serve with purpose and affect people’s lives.

The volunteers from Holladay started the day with a bang and completed more projects than were expected. The volunteers performed a variety of projects including, window installation, installing roofing baffle vents, cutting out doorway openings, shoring up roofing supports, completing blocking for the drywall installation, and they even started installing the siding.

The Faith Build project broke ground in August and, with assistance from volunteers like the Holladay group, is expected to be completed ahead of schedule in November. For more information about Habitat for Humanity of Porter County, visit

Spring/Summer 2019

(Indianapolis, IN) - A group of Holladay employees including Matthew Marx, Landscape Supervisor-Designer, Ryan McGrady, Property Manager, and Kyle McFarland, Director of Property Management, worked with Indy Urban Acres to coordinate landscaping efforts at the Old Bethel Food pantry. Matthew Marx designed the plans that were donated to Indy Urban Acres, and the installation was completed by students from Indy Urban Acres' TeenWorks program in July.

July 2019

(Nashville, TN) - The Back-to-School Brigade is Operation Homefront’s annual school supply collection and distribution campaign. Since inception, Operation Homefront has partnered with Dollar Tree and distributed more than 350,000 backpacks to military children across the nation for over 10 years.

In July, Holladay's Nashville office held a drive to support their efforts. The Tennessee offices collected the equivalent to $500 in supplies, which included more than a boxful at the Nashville corporate office as well as a crateful from a colleague of Holladay’s.

June 26, 2019

(South Bend, IN) - Holladay Properties teamed up with the South Bend Medical Foundation to host a Summer Blood Drive at our South Bend office, located at 227 S. Main Street, South Bend, IN 46601. The Blood Drive took place on Wednesday, June 26 from 8 AM - 12 PM and had 15 donors participate. The South Bend Medical Foundation is a nonprofit medical laboratory that provides laboratory, pathology and blood banking services.

June 13, 2019

(Indianapolis, IN) - Holladay Properties is a proud Visionary Sponsor of Damar Services in Indianapolis, IN. In addition, Holladay Properties and Holladay Construction Group were sponsors of The Damar Cup golf outing on June 13. The Holladay team consisted of David Holt & Dan Phair from Holladay Properties, Phil D’Amico from Holladay Construction Group & Steve Brunson from McGuire Sponsel.

Damar Services is dedicated to helping people challenged by autism, developmental, and behavioral disabilities live more successful lives and Holladay is proud to support it efforts. 

June 12, 2019

(Nashville, TN) - The Nashville Holladay in the Community crew headed out to the Nashville Zoo on June 12 to work on a garden. The garden is a part of the Grassmere Historic Home that was build by Colonel Michael C. Dunn and is the second oldest residence in Davidson County that is open to the public. The group of volunteers assisted with planting, weeding, and spreading mulch. To learn more about the Grassmere Historic Home and garden, visit

June 1, 2019

(South Bend, IN) - On a beautiful Saturday morning with temperatures in the low 80s, 14 members and extended members of the Holladay family gathered in the parking lot at 227 S. Main street before heading to the Sunburst starting line at Four Winds Field, the largest group we've ever had. Sunburst is a community event that Holladay has participated in for the last five years. Sponsored by Beacon Health System and KeyBank, runners/walkers can participate in a half marathon, a 10K run, a 5K run and a 5K fitness walk. The races are certified by the United States of America Track and Field governing body on all courses and all proceeds go to the Beacon Children’s Hospital.

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April 25, 2019

(Nashville, TN) - On April 25, Holladay Properties had ten employees volunteer with Habitat for Humanity on the final build day at a home in Nashville, TN. At the build site, Holladay employees put the finishing touches on the house with the homeowner. The team completed such tasks as painting, caulking windows, installing shelving, assembling a lawn mower, and cleaning the job site. 

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March - April 26, 2019

(South Bend, IN) - The South Bend office of Holladay Properties has been a big supporter of the St. Joseph County Boys & Girls Club for years. In the past, we've had Manette Tepe, Paul Phair, and, most recently, John Phair participate in the annual Greatest Kids Event, which is also being held at the Prince William Boys and Girls Club this year (see Richmond below). While we don't have an active employee participating in the program, we are a sponsor and we're excited to support Kelly Bellinger and Team Green. Kelly, the widow of former Holladay employee Merlin J. Bellinger, has thrown herself into this event with abandon and we are proud to support her efforts. Follow the Team Green Blog to keep up with her efforts. You can also learn about The GREEN Bench, a special edition of Kelly's "Merlin Buddy Bench" which is designed to share the magic of friendship and the Magic of the Club. 

January - April 26, 2019

Holladay Properties has been a supporter of the Boys & Girls Club for many years and we are delighted to announce that Austin Haynes, SVP-Development for our Eastern Region headquartered neared Richmond, VA is continuing a proud tradition of participating in the Great Big Kid Event

"I am a proud alumnus of the Clubs," said Haynes. "I believe in what they do and am proud to support them." Read the full details on our blog at Recognizing Our People in the Community: Austin Haynes.

March 22, 2019

(Nashville, TN) - Holladay Properties' Nashville office sponsored a blood drive for employees and tenants at the AmeriPlex at Elm Hill business park on Friday, March 22. An American Red Cross parked outside the Holladay office located at 1508 Elm Hill Pike from 10 AM - 2 PM and 20 donors showed up and gave 21 units of blood, including Holladay employees Lori Armstrong (Accountant), Marcy Coffman (Executive Assistant/Office Manager), Erin Van Mol (Senior HR Generalist), and Ken Whitaker (SVP - Construction Management). Each unit of blood can save up to three lives, so our drive could potentially impact 63 lives. We'd like to thank all the donors who came out and supported the blood drive, and the American Red Cross for their great work. 

March 15, 2019

(Nashville, TN) - March Madness was felt in the main Nashville office on March 15 with a Hoops Contest for a Cause. Team members registered with a $5 entry fee to participate in the tournament. An over-the-door hoop was set up in the Board Room and each of the 9 contestants tried to make as many baskets as possible from a two designated distances (one point and two point lines) in 60 seconds. The top four players advanced to the second round, and the top two of that round went on to the finals. Ewing Smith, Construction Manager/Owners Representation, was crowned Champion when he defeated Sarah Rexrode, AR Lead. The money raised from entries and other contributions was donated to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.

February 1, 2019

(Nashville, TN) - On the first Friday of every February, which is designated as American Heart Month, the nation comes together, igniting a wave of red from coast to coast. From landmarks to news anchors and neighborhoods to online communities; this annual groundswell unites millions of people for a common goal: the eradication of heart disease and stroke. And Team Holladay was in full spirit! Tracing all the way back to 2002, this day was established by the American Heart Association and National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute. Every year since its inception, this campaign has continued to reach a higher audience, which has resulted in greater awareness about heart disease and how it affects women.

January 18, 2019

(Nashville, TN) - On January 18, the spirit of competition was high in the Nashville corporate office with "Jenga Tournament for a Cause." Employees contributed a $5 entry fee to play competitive Jenga in a bracket-style tournament. Sarah Rexrode, AR LEAD, was crowned the Jenga champion with JimMyra Boyd, Receptionist, as the runner-up. The money raised from entries and other contributions totaled $185 to be donated to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, which advances cures and means of prevention for pediatric catastrophic diseases through research and treatment.

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