ABOUT US

WE ARE HOLMAN

For nearly sixty years, HOLMAN has been a one-stop-shop for custom design, fabrication, and installations of engaging museum and cultural exhibits, trade show programs, branded experiences, retail environments and displays, and world-class attractions.

We work with clients and partners that are local and global, public and private, large and small. We have the experience, multi-disciplinary talent, and flexibility to deliver any project on time, on strategy, and on budget.

FACILITIES

With over 40,000 sqft of design and production space in Toronto, Canada our talented craftspeople are augmented by the latest technologies and equipment.

HOLMAN’s production facility includes a fully-equipped woodworking shop, CNC machine shop, assembly and setup area, large format print shop, and a paint department for finishing a variety of materials. Custom LED lighting, interactive circuitry, and unique electronic solutions are fabricated and assembled in our special effects shop.

An additional 20,000 sqft of storage space allows us to manage large-scale projects, prior to shipping them across North America.  All of our projects are supported by a national installation team that service our clients’ needs from coast-to-coast.

MEET OUR TEAM

A.J. SPARKES

PARTNER

As one of two owners of HOLMAN, A.J. has over 20 years of experience building retail environments, re-branding, store fixturing, product displays, and brand signage. With a breadth of knowledge that covers architectural millwork, signage and graphics, large format print, and POP, A.J. has established himself as an industry leader in this arena.

Drawing on experience with everything from custom-built store-in-store to international rollouts A.J. specializes in finding the ultimate solution for clients - one that meets design, branding, and financial objectives. It is this drive to excel for all clients that A.J. now holds as the standard for HOLMAN in his role as a partner while managing corporate Business Development and Sales across all business segments.

ROBERT COLLINS

PARTNER

Robert, the other half of the HOLMAN ownership, brings nearly 20 years of experience working with cultural institutions and global brands in the museum exhibit, trade show, and experiential marketing world. To date, Robert has successfully executed more than 1,000 programs across North America.

With an education in Architectural Technology, and having worked in every role from the detailer to estimator to project and account manager in his career, Robert applies this extensive knowledge to effectively head up company-wide Operations at HOLMAN. The priority for Robert’s team of engineers, project managers, craftsmen, and artisans is to deliver every client initiative on schedule and budget.

DAMIAN ELLIS

CONTROLLER

Damian is a finance professional with an education in Business Administration (Accounting) and more than 13 years of experience working at HOLMAN, in various roles.

Damian has vast experience in human resources, finance, and office administration. His passion for finance and economics is an asset to the team as HOLMAN continues to grow.

NAZEEMA SHAHEED-SINGH

DIRECTOR OF CLIENT SERVICES

Nazeema joined HOLMAN as the Director of Client Services, managing the Account Management, Project Management and Estimating teams. She brings more than 15 years of Account and Project Management expertise to the team, having, throughout her career, personally managed multifaceted projects around the globe.

Nazeema’s portfolio of projects ranges from retail environments, experiential marketing programs, trade shows, and corporate events. Her thorough knowledge and understanding of the Project Management fundamentals are essential since the Account and Project Managers are integral pieces to the execution of all successful projects.

PADDY JORDAN-HIGGINS

Executive Vice-president and Creative Director

Paddy is an award-winning Creative Director, with a passion for guest-centric projects. He has a particular passion for themed and branded environments, and specializes in design-engineering custom architectural projects for public spaces, with an emphasis on infotainment, attractions, and retail.

In his 15 year career, his roles have always been creative, with a strong emphasis on custom solutions, collaboration, and client satisfaction. Paddy is a creative professional focused on quality and detail, with a solid understanding of user interaction, building techniques, and materials. He is driven by unusual and unique projects that others can't take on.

CHRIS MARSHALL

DIRECTOR OF MUSEUM & CULTURAL EXHIBITS

With 23 years of comprehensive experience in custom manufacturing, Chris oversees all museum and cultural exhibit projects. He acts as a guide and a consultant for the project managers within the department, while also running some of the projects himself.

Chris has a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Sculpture from the Maryland Institute College of Art and an MBA from the University of Baltimore. He brings these two seemingly divergent educations together, along with his fabrication experience, creativity, and financial understanding. Chris is comfortable working with designers, and planners on the design of the exhibit, to offer creative solutions. He understands the client’s need for value and works with them to manage the budget in the most effective way.

BOB FULTON

PRODUCTION MANAGER

Bob is an expert in workflow processes, emerging digital manufacturing technologies, and specialized fabrication methods. His creative, out-of-the-box thinking and ability to problem-solve are showcased in several award-winning architectural features and store fixtures in Canada, and internationally.

Bob has a degree in Building Renovation Technologies and is a Certified SolidWorks Professional. In his 15-year career, he has had many roles including designer, detailer, digital fabricator, and most recently Production Manager. He takes great pride in figuring out and executing ‘impossible’ projects.