Reece Holloway’s journey to becoming a valuable member of the Sunroc team started with a passion for helping others. He initially pursued a career as an EMT and had aspirations of becoming a firefighter. However, fate had other plans for Reece when his older brother introduced him to the construction industry. Reece quickly realized his natural talent for the work, and he never looked back.
Now, years later, Reece oversees the installation of underground utilities as a construction foreman. It was a position he didn’t think he’d have when he first came to Idaho with a desire to be close to his family.
“My parents used to vacation in Horseshoe Bend, and they found some property and moved there,” Reece said. “Sure enough, I followed. Now, I’m here with my family and two older brothers as well.”
After moving to Idaho, Reece secured a job with Hi-Grade Underground Inc. In 2020, Sunroc acquired Hi-Grade, and Reece has been with Sunroc ever since. The transition was initially nerve-wracking, but the acquisition has proven to be a welcome change.
“We have amazing benefits,” Reece said. “The backing that we have with Clyde Companies as our parent company is huge. If there’s ever a problem with equipment, someone is quickly there to fix it. All of the communication that we have with the higher ups is also important. Executives show their faces at our job sites. They know you by name; you’re not just a number here.”
Reece’s supervisor, Kyle Clements, has worked with Reece for eight years and admires his work ethic.
“He’s really driven and wants to excel and succeed,” Kyle said. “He’s really motivated to move forward. If there’s ever any downtime at all, he’s trying to learn something new. He’s always actively doing something and is willing to do anything. He’s a great example of how to strive to be better every day.”
Reece is involved in every aspect of the jobs he works on, from digging to backfill and compaction. Reece enjoys the challenges that come with the job.
“We’re doing a lot of road work, a lot of bigger commercial jobs,” Reece said. “There’s a lot of unknowns that we come across on these projects. Cities often don’t know what’s underground before we start digging. The unknowns can be challenging, but I enjoy that part of the job.”
Reece’s drive to excel has already helped him advance from backfill operator to construction foreman in his time with the company.
“I’ve worked my way up through the ranks,” Reece said. “I always want to improve myself. I’d like to eventually move up into a supervisor spot, and who knows from there? I’d like to see both sides of the construction world—from the field to the office.”
With Reece’s drive to succeed, he’s sure to continue making an important impact at Sunroc.
“This work requires long days and hard work,” Reece said. “I enjoy it, especially working with my hands. You can always continue to improve yourself here.”