Recently, the Estate of Ron Holm provided the Grays Harbor Community Foundation with a sizable gift that will change the lives of several Grays Harbor students pursuing a career in the trades. Ron visited the Foundation before his passing on October 2, 2017, to establish a scholarship program that would pay tribute to his son Andy and their shared passion for the trades.
Ron grew up in Hoquiam and had a love of carpentry instilled in him at a young age. He worked as a carpenter for his father all through school. After graduation from Hoquiam High School, Ron would make a career of carpentry, working for several contractors in Grays Harbor, Seattle and the San Francisco bay area. He helped build several high-rise buildings and offices in major cities down the West Coast.
Ron is remembered by his friends as a top notch carpenter that could build pretty much anything. He also loved his son Andy very much. Like his father, Andy was a skilled tradesman and excelled as a drywall installer.
Before Ron’s passing, he was passionate about creating a legacy for his son and future tradesmen in our community. He wanted to give others the opportunity to enjoy the trades and be taught a skill set that could serve them for life.
Thanks to Ron, Grays Harbor students pursing the trades will benefit from his generosity for many years to come. His love for his son and the trades will bring many new beginnings for our students through the Ron and Andy Holm Memorial Scholarship. We are forever grateful to Ron for making such a lasting impact on Grays Harbor students.