Adam Holder, PE


Adam Holder

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B.S. in Civil Engineering
University of Wisconsin-Platteville, 1996


Professional Engineer
Illinois #062-055143, 2001
Wisconsin #34951-006, 2001


Freeport Parks Foundation
City of Freeport Planning Commission
Illinois Society of Professional Engineers
American Society of Civil Engineers
National Society of Professional Engineers

Adam joined Fehr Graham as a Staff Engineer in 1996 and found a niche working with municipalities, which led to project management responsibilities and, in 2005, partnership.

He manages Fehr Graham’s Monroe, Wisconsin, office and specializes in business development, project management, and finding grants and loans to make vital community projects a reality.

Adam earned a bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Wisconsin-Platteville. He and his wife, Jennifer, live in Freeport, Illinois, with their four children.


How would you describe what you do to someone unfamiliar with your job?

I am a civil and environmental engineer. I primarily help municipalities with different infrastructure like water, sanitary sewers, storm sewers, streets and parks.

What do you like most about working at Fehr Graham?

The diversity of work. Each project we work on is unique and requires a different approach to solving the problem.

Tell us about your professional accomplishments.

I serve on the Freeport Park Foundation Board and Freeport Planning Commission. I have previously served on the Freeport Chamber of Commerce Board and the former Northern Illinois Development Alliance. I also was an instructor at Highland Community College where I taught Introduction to Engineering from 2008 to 2012.

Who are you outside work?

I’m someone who loves spending time with his family and coaching various youth sports.

How would your co-workers and clients describe you?

They would say that I am all about collaboration and that I want what is best for the team or community.

What do you enjoy about helping clients and the communities in which they work and live?

I enjoy helping our clients as we truly feel like part of their team. It has been rewarding to see our staff make a positive impact in so many communities, delivering solutions to complex problems.