Joe A. Hollingsworth, Jr. is the CEO and owner of The Hollingsworth Companies. The Hollingsworth Companies is a collection of varied businesses crowned by the Industrial Building Program. With over 44 years of property development experience, Joe has a history of breaking down the road blocks that often prevent others from achieving their business goals. Joe served as Vice-Chair with Governor Don Sundquist on the Tennessee Board for Economic Growth, which developed the first long-term economic development strategy in Tennessee’s history. He has documented the rise of the South as the world’s fourth largest economy in his book The Southern Advantage. This history parallels the growth of The Hollingsworth Companies Industrial Building Program from developing single lot properties in East Tennessee to the creation of large dedicated industrial parks in Alabama, North Carolina, and Virginia. With the addition of Hollingsworth Capital Partners and the Southern Advantage Community preparedness program, the Hollingsworth footprint of industrial facilities spreads into 14 states and 41 communities. Joe has two children, Trey Hollingsworth and Nicci Hollingsworth.
Dan Piper joined the Hollingsworth Companies team in the summer of 2015 as Chief Financial Officer. After receiving a B.S. and a Masters in Accounting from the University of Georgia in 1987, Dan joined Ernst and Young in Atlanta as a tax consultant. His career subsequently spanned both public accounting and private industry, with a strong focus on real estate and manufacturing. In addition to tax experience, Dan has also worked in internal audit, investor relations, and financial analysis before becoming a CFO. Regardless of the industry, Dan has always maintained a process improvement and cost control focus. Dan currently holds a CPA license in Tennessee.
Jamie L. Huskins joined The Hollingsworth Companies as Senior Property Manager in the winter of 2014. In September of 2015 she received her license to practice law in the state of Tennessee and also added the title of Corporate Counsel. Jamie is responsible for closings, lender coordination, title work, insurance placement, facility and legal documentation for the Industrial Building Program, and local commercial and apartment management. Prior to The Hollingsworth Companies Jamie worked for Gentry Tipton & McLemore, P.C. as a Corporate/Real Estate/Litigation Paralegal and as a title insurance agent with BridgeTrust Title Group. Jamie worked with lenders to optimize loan preparation and closing times. Prior to GT&M, Jamie worked for Culp Elliott & Carpenter, P.L.L.C as a Corporate/Real Estate/Tax Controversy Paralegal. She supported the firm’s attorneys with strategic company and tax planning, along with numerous closing transactions for various company purchases, sales and lending. Jamie has over 20 years of related real estate and transactional experience with a legal background in commercial lending, corporate transactions and title services. Jamie holds a BS in Criminal Justice from Pfeiffer University in Misenheimer, North Carolina and a JD from Lincoln Memorial University – Duncan School of Law in Knoxville, Tennessee.
Tom Wortham joined The Hollingsworth Companies team in 2001 and serves as Senior Vice President of Architecture and Business Development. Tom brings over 25 years experience in the construction industry to your service. He has been involved in all types of buildings across the United States and promises to deliver our customers the highest quality buildings at the very best prices. Tom has extensive project management experience with projects up to $30 million. From heavy industrial work for TVA, to privately controlled barge-handling facilities, and unique manufacturing or technical logistics warehouses, Tom has a proven record of on-time, on-budget performance. Tom earned his Bachelor of Architecture degree from the University of Tennessee and has been licensed to practice architecture in Tennessee since 1991. Tom has worked for contractors and developers throughout his career and has been a licensed real estate broker. Tom currently holds a general contractor license in AL, GA, MS, NC, SC, TN, and VA.
Thomas Mann joined The Hollingsworth Companies in 2016 and serves as the Senior Vice President of Industrial Real Estate. Tom brings 30 years of operations experience in Technology companies and serves as the industry interface between potential clients and the Hollingsworth team. Mr. Mann was President of TrakLok International LLC, a transportation technology firm specializing in trailer and container access control systems; President and CEO of Telesensors, Inc., an electronic design firm that provided product development and manufacturing transition services for complex RF, Wireless, and Sensor applications; served as VP of Operations for HealthWatch Systems a medical device firm specializing in ovulation prediction products; was Executive Vice President of Operations for Woodside Biomedical a medical devoce firm specializing in nerve stimulation devices; and served as Vice President of Manufacturing for Braun Thermoscan, a Gillette Company. Mr. Mann received his B.S. in Operations Management from San Diego State University in 1984.
Will Blackwell joined The Hollingsworth Companies in 2017 and serves as the Vice President of Industrial Real Estate. Will has been in the commercial real estate business since 1992, following his graduation from Appalachian State with a BS/BA degree in Management. Prior to The Hollingsworth Companies, Will co‐founded Atlantic Coast Commercial, a full service commercial real estate company. As a partner at ACC, he was involved in brokerage, leasing and the development of over $7 Million of personal commercial real estate in North and South Carolina. Prior to ACC, Will moved back to his hometown of Winston‐Salem, formed the third party brokerage division for Samet Properties, an industrial real estate development company. Will has also worked for Daniel Corporation managing and leasing over 1,000,000 square feet of Class A office space and York in Winston Salem as Vice President of Industrial Brokerage.
JD Kingston serves as Director of Construction. He joined The Hollingsworth Company Team in the Fall of 2014 as the Director of Construction. After some experience in the residential construction market during high school JD decided he would like to try his hand at Commercial Construction. The day he graduated High School he went to work for a local General Contractor working on metal buildings. After this JD attended the University of Tennessee where he studied Architecture. During his time at school JD continued to work as an intern in the office of a local GC firm. During the summers JD worked in the field on different crews expanding his knowledge base, and learning every aspect of the construction process. After the completion of his bachelor’s degree in 2003 JD took a permanent position as an Estimator and Project Manager with the same firm he had worked with through college. JD has estimated and managed a multitude of different types of projects including, but not limited to: Industrial, office, hotel/motel, medical, and entertainment. J.D. finds great enjoyment in seeing a project completed on time and under budget and also takes a pride in the fact that no matter the obstacles our clients will be able to occupy their facility on time.
Amanda Hensley has been with The Hollingsworth Companies since 2000 and serves as the Internal Operations Manager. Amanda holds a B.S. in Business Administration and oversees all day to day operations for The Hollingsworth Companies Industrial Building Program, SouthPoint Business Parks, and Southern Advantage Communities. A few of her duties include property management, customer/contractor relations, overseeing the tracking of project budgets and draw applications, and aiding in accounts payable among many other duties to keep our business running efficiently. Amanda’s dedication and loyalty to the success of The Hollingsworth Companies makes her an indispensable part of our business.
Paula McQueen serves as the Executive Assistant to Joe Hollingsworth since 2007 and provides direct support for Mr. Hollingsworth with the day to day operations of all corporate entities. A few duties include prospect/client relations, contact expediting, and managing all marketing efforts for all companies under the corporate umbrella. Paula is a graduate of the University of Tennessee-Knoxville and holds a B.S. Degree in Business Administration as well as an A.S. Degree in Business. She has over 15 years of property management, real estate, and marketing experience. Her comprehensive understanding of client relations along with her energy and enthusiasm for The Hollingsworth Companies will ensure the job gets done. For any contact expediting, please do not hesitate to give her a call at 865-457-3601.
"I fully recommend working with The Hollingsworth Companies if cost or time driven schedules play a part in your company's opportunity because they do deliver within budget and on time with no change orders or surprises."
-- David B. Sutherland, CMS Companies
"Southern states are home to 50 million more residents than the Northeast. In corporate growth, only the South has shown a positive net migration in the early 21st Century."
-- Plano Star Courier
"We invited The Hollingsworth Companies to our Atlanta Offices. Within two weeks all negotiations were completed and the lease was executed. From beginning to end, it only took 45 days to complete our requested up fits."
-- David B. Sutherland, CMS Companies
"The bottom line is that we could not be more pleased with our Hollingsworth Companies experience."
-- Karl F. Hielscher, President and CEO, Metl Span
“From greenfield startup to becoming a national industry leader 10 years later, Hollingsworth continues to play an invaluable role in Service Center Metals growth and success.”
-- Scott Kelley, President and CEO, Service Center Metals
"Hollingsworth entered an agreement to ensure quick delivery of the pre-approved standard building sizes . We are committed to deliver the structural steel, ready for erection, in just 6 weeks from receipt of a final building order."
-- Jeff Carmean, General Manager, Nucor Building Systems
"Joe Hollingsworth participated as one of our first equity investors. In addition, Joe Hollingsworth has served as a board member and leading advisor for strategic planning and direction."
-- Scott Kelley, President and CEO, Service Center Metals