Meet The Execs
Owner & President
Harry Holmes, Jr. founded Altimate Electric, Inc. in 1997 with a vision to build a commercial electrical contracting firm that would provide endless opportunities and deliver the highest quality of workmanship. With this vision in mind, Harry has created a highly qualified and dynamic team with uncapped potential. As a transformational leader, Harry is involved, charismatic, and he continually challenges his employees to be the best. He works one on one with team members to provide them with the tools and the knowledge necessary to empower them to be successful. No matter who he encounters, whether it be an employee or a client Harry fosters lasting personal and professional relationships.
Harry’s passion for the electrical industry was inspired by his father, who worked as an electrician and business owner. Harry began his career in 1982 working with his father as a helper and quickly learned the electrical trade. Determined to work his way to the top, he completed the 4-year apprenticeship certification program, obtained his Master Electrician license, and successfully ran work as a foreman. Once he accomplished this, Harry continued to educate himself in estimating and project management in order to fully understand all aspects of the electrical business. Since incorporating Altimate in 1997, the company has grown substantially, with more growth on the horizon. With his foresight, Harry continues to put key people in key positions to ensure that the company maintains its solid structure as the company evolves.
Vice President of Operations
Todd joined our team in December of 2021 as Vice President of Operations and is responsible for the daily operations of the business while also focusing on the strategic growth of the company and utilizing risk mitigation measures. Working closely with the operation team, Todd leads with an empowerment and accountability “own it” management style that ensures success of our projects while providing the Altimate team members with the opportunity for personal and professional growth. As a pillar to our culture, he believes our success is garnered by the success of our clients that is fostered by a winning attitude; starting with a plan and carries through the execution of each project.
With over 25 years’ experience in the construction industry, Todd holds a degree in Electrical Engineering and is a designated Design-Build Professional® by the Design-Build Institute of America. Through his vast experience working as an engineer, general contractor and as a subcontractor in many sectors of the construction industry, Todd brings a vision from all aspects of the business. He uses his experience and education to make decisions that ensure the organization is profitable, sustainable and works closely with the executive team to concentrate growth that is built on a strong foundation for success. He has defined and implemented Operations’ strategies, structure and processes while creating a team environment and accountability.
Vice President of Finance & HR
Laura joined Altimate in 2004 as an Administrative Assistant. Throughout her years of service she has consistently seized opportunities and has taken the initiative to further develop her roles and responsibilities at Altimate Electric. With her proactive approach she earned her current position as Altimate’s Vice President of Finance and Human Resources, and has successfully established and fostered a team of high-performing accounting professionals. Under her areas of direction, Laura is accountable for administrating day to day financial operations, including the development and analysis of budgets and financial reports. Additionally, she oversees Altimate’s Accounting Department and IT operations, as well as manages the Human Resource Department.
Laura studied finance and accounting at Montana State University and has a Paralegal Associates of Arts degree from Edmonds Community College in Washington state. Working closely with the Executive Team, Laura provides financial and historical data and identifies trends which assist in the continued growth and development of the company.
Vice President of Business Development
Paul joined Altimate’s team in 2013 as Vice President of Operations and has since utilized his vast knowledge of the industry to aid in the growth of Altimate. As Vice President of Business Development, Paul is accountable for the engagement of new opportunities and project pursuits that fit the Altimate culture and continues to build strong relationships with our existing client base. He has proven to be a tremendous asset to Altimate with his skilled management knowledge, upbeat attitude, and experience in identifying potential obstacles while utilizing his ability to form and maintain quality relationships.
Paul Keane has over 40 years of experience in the Commercial Electrical Industry. He began his career in the field, completed apprenticeship training, and obtained both his Journeyman and Master Electrician licenses before transitioning to the office as an estimator, project manager and rapidly elevated to executive management. With Paul’s structured approach to management, Altimate has experienced steady growth and is on track to further enhance Altimate’s footprint in the DMV area, working closely with the executive team to garner success.
Dexter joined Altimate in 2014 as the team’s Chief Estimator. He is responsible for securing profitable work, providing detailed and accurate proposals, preparing pre-construction budgets and mentoring his team. Dexter keeps an open-door policy, encouraging suggestions and ideas from each member of his team. Dexter invests countless hours in each bid and he has been instrumental in the continued growth in revenue during his tenure at Altimate.
Dexter holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from Norfolk State University. Upon graduation from college, an electrical contractor hired him to be a helper and he then worked his way to foreman. Dexter found his passion within the Electrical trade and progressed steadily from running work as a foreman in the field to transitioning into the office, beginning as an assistant project manager, then project manager and finally estimator, all the while applying his knowledge to each project and each bid.