Location: Parsippany, NJ
Founder and CEO
CASH FLOW IS KING
Hollister Construction Services specializes in corporate, educational, healthcare, industrial, retail and residential construction. “We made the decision early on that embracing advanced technology and best practices in project delivery was going to be the key to long-term success,” says founder and CEO Christopher Johnson. The company also works through its own independent philanthropic organization, The Hollister Foundation, to further its community outreach activities. The foundation’s mission is to raise and distribute funds for organizations that foster children’s advancement through education and health initiatives.
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In leading Hollister, Johnson learned that cash flow is king. “To grow, you need to have cash,” he says. “In our business, it’s important that we maintain a strong relationship with our subcontractors and suppliers and have the ability to pay them on time, and sometimes in advance when necessary.” Solid cash flow also gives Hollister the ability to take on bigger projects. In the next five to 10 years, the company hopes to be a regional player. “We are focused on growing in different geographical areas, as well as expanding the verticals we specialize in,” says Johnson. Hollister plans to establish a presence in many other states beyond the New Jersey/New York area, and even in other countries.