The Holt Group, Inc. provides Civil Engineering, Surveying, Grant Writing and Administration, Environmental Services, Urban Planning, Construction Inspection and Management, Commercial Engineering, and Municipal Engineering to a variety of municipal, institutional and private sector Clients.

surveying1The Holt Group, Inc. has built a reputation as a leader in Professional Land Surveying Services based upon our commitment to efficiency and accuracy. Our Surveying Services are the first step in project planning, subdivision design and construction layout and are essential for locating property boundaries and establishing design topography. With the availability of our company plane, our team of surveyors can mobilize efficiently to remote sites to complete even the most challenging assignments.
The Holt Group, Inc. possesses two GPS systems that enable our surveyors to perform in any location.  These systems include the Trimble R8 and NetR5 GNSS.  The R8 GPS system is a mobile base and receiver unit that allows for continuous communication for up to ten miles.  The NetR5 GNSS (Global Navigation Satellite System) is the most advanced in wireless GPS technology.  The stand-alone reference station is permanently located on our premises and allows for connection for a distance up to twenty miles.  The simplicity of the NetR5 facilitates rapid startup and breakdown, which allows our surveyors to increase productivity and efficiency.  Both GPS systems have full Bluetooth and wireless capabilities and possess the capacity to track up to 44 satellites.  The utilization of both GPS systems facilitates superior services for construction staking, boundary surveys, topographical surveys and all other facets of land surveying.
For projects requiring higher levels of precision, the Holt Group, Inc. recently purchased the most advanced total station on the market. The Leica TS30 0.5” Precision Robotic Total Station allows for best-in-class one-person surveying and unrivaled EDM performance (1mm + 1.5 ppm to prism, 2mm + 2 ppm to any surface and 1000m range without a prism). The rapid and precise measurements of our 0.5” Total Station have proved extremely useful on projects where tolerances are less than ¼” such as concrete foundations, building grid lines, anchor bolts and control points. With the utilization of the Leica TS30, the Holt Group, Inc. can perform construction staking layout and as-built surveys for projects requiring the highest degree of accuracy without compromising speed and efficiency.
Utilizing all of the above-mentioned advanced technologies, The Holt Group, Inc. has been an integral part of the production process for several major energy projects. From photovoltaic solar and concentrated solar projects to long range transmission line projects, The Holt Group, Inc. surveyors have been involved in every step of the planning and construction process. With the introduction of our new TS30 0.5” Robotic Total Station, our surveyors are able to perform rapid and precise solar panel/parabolic mirror pedestal and anchor bolt layouts.

grant-writing-administrationOur experienced group of Planners and Engineers also offer grant writing and administration services to local municipalities. We have prepared successful applications resulting in grants in excess of $12,000,000 to date from the following programs: Community Development Block Grant (CDBG), HOME, Southern California Association of Governments (SCAG), California Department of Parks and Recreation, Border Environmental Cooperation Commission (BECC), California Department of Transportation (Caltrans), American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA), Safe Routes to School (SR2S), Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS), USDA Rural Development, WIFA, EDA and many others.

environmental-services1The Holt Group Planning Staff has a practical, working knowledge of both State of California (CEQA) and Federal (NEPA) environmental policies and has prepared environmental documents under the regulations of numerous agencies including, but not limited to, the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), State Housing and Community Development (HCD), and the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). The Holt Group has prepared Initial Studies and Environmental Assessments to systematically delineate environmental impacts. Once the correct level of environmental documentation is determined, The Holt Group has prepared Notice of Exemptions (NOE), Negative Declarations (ND), Mitigated Negative Declarations (MND), Environmental Impact Reports (EIR), and Findings of No Significant Impact (FONSI). We take pride in our ability to shape projects that satisfy our Client’s objectives, meet legal requirements, address community needs and mitigate environmental impacts.

urban-planningThe Holt Group Planning Department was formed in 1990 to provide services to local government and private industries in the areas of short- and long-range planning, land planning and development, natural resources management, environmental documentation, permitting, and grant writing and administration. The Holt Group Planning Department is currently staffed with 7 Professionals with backgrounds in urban planning, environmental documentation, and design and grant writing with a combined 45 years of experience.

Municipal Contract Planning Services
The Holt Group currently offers municipal planning services on a contract basis to cities throughout Southern California.
Our Contract Planning Services typically consist of the following:
-Review of Site Plans, Tract Maps, Zone Changes, General Plan Amendments, etc. for consistency with General Plans,
-Zoning Ordinances, Master Plans and other documents.
-Preparation of Staff Reports and presentations to Planning Commissions, City Councils, Board of Supervisors and other organizations and agencies.
-Design and Implementation of Public Participation Programs.
-Code Enforcement.

Planning Services for Private Clients
The Holt Group also provides planning services for private and institutional clients in California and Arizona. We have prepared numerous long-range documents including Master Plans, General Plans, Specific Plans and Zoning Ordinances. Our Planning Department routinely processes Land Annexations, Conditional Use Permits, Variances, and other various entitlements for our Clients. The Holt Group has also designed and processed Site Plans, Residential Subdivisions, Master Plans, Park and Marina Plans, and Landscaping Plans. We also offer agency coordination and permit processing and have worked closely with the following agencies in recent years: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Services, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Bureau of Reclamation (BOR), Bureau of Land Management (BLM), California Department of Transportation (Cal Trans), California Energy Commission (CEC), California Department of Fish and Game (CDFG), Regional Water Quality Control Districts, and Air Pollution Control and Management Districts.

The Holt Group, Inc. has a team of experienced staff available to provide Construction Management and Inspection Services to ensure that projects are completed on-time, within budget, and in accordance with the specified design. Our construction management staff currently provides on-call construction management and inspection services to a number of Southern California cities and the County of Imperial, California on a contract basis. We continually strive to provide our Clients with pro-active communication, problem-solving skills, and leading edge construction techniques that ensure quality construction.

commercial-engineering2With a broad range of experience in the design, engineering and construction of commercial facilities, The Holt Group proudly delivers value to our clients by designing commercial buildings that meet stringent development standards and stand the test of time. Our collaborative process integrates the knowledge of experience of our staff and highly qualified specialty subconsultants resulting in superior commercial projects that enhance the lives of their occupants. We have experience designing and engineering the following types of commercial projects: offices, banks, health care facilities, churches, restaurants, warehouses, and much more.

One of our primary emphases at The Holt Group is providing Civil Engineering services to local municipalities. The Holt Group has completed numerous public works projects for these Municipal Clients, including, but not limited to the following: water treatment facilities and facility expansions; wastewater treatment facilities and facility expansions; water and wastewater pumping station improvements; water and wastewater pipeline improvements; stormwater facility improvements; street projects; street rehabilitation and maintenance projects; and park improvement projects. Engineering design completed by The Holt Group for municipal projects includes preparation of plans, specifications, and contract documents. We provide complete preliminary engineering, design engineering, bidding, construction management and resident engineering and inspection services. Our firm prides itself in protecting the interests of our Municipal Clients from overcharging by Contractors, and from substandard construction work. We believe that a high quality set of plans and specifications minimizes unknown factors for the Contractor during the bidding process, thereby resulting in lower initial bids and minimal change orders during the construction process. Considerable savings are thereby realized by our Municipal Clients.