HOLT History & People
Family-Owned and Operated

HOLT Companies is a proud family owned Texas business with an illustrious legacy spanning five generations.

Peter M. Holt, chairman and CEO, is joined by his son Peter John Holt, who serves as Executive Vice President/General Manager and daughter, Corinna Holt Richter, who serves as Executive Vice President/Chief Administrative Officer.

Benjamin Holt Introduces the Caterpillar Tractor

The Holt family has been associated with heavy equipment and Caterpillar for over 100 years. HOLT CAT executive leaders are direct decedents of Benjamin Holt, who in 1904 was credited with developing the first successful track-type tractor which he named the "Caterpillar." And the rest is history.

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HOLT CAT: The Journey

HOLT CAT continues on the journey of innovation, customer service and a strong commitment to a set of core business values begun more than a century ago by Benjamin Holt.

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Holt and the Birth of Caterpillar, Inc.

Caterpillar, Inc. is the world’s leading manufacturer of construction and mining equipment, diesel and natural gas engines, industrial gas turbines and diesel-electric locomotives. This illustrious company was created from the 1925 merger of Holt Manufacturing Co. and Best Tractor Company.

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