Representing Boldt’s fourth generation of family leadership, Tom Boldt stands as the bridge between a groundbreaking past and a rich, exciting future. A long-time visionary and committed leader, Boldt has embraced evocative philosophies such as sustainable building and continuous improvement discipline as they entered the public consciousness and building industry conversations. He remains deeply dedicated to providing Boldt customers with unparalleled safety, creativity and exceptional value as they build to achieve their business goals, which is evident throughout Boldt’s construction landscape.
One of Wisconsin’s earliest advocates of green construction, Boldt is recognized for his expertise and passion for bringing the benefits of sustainability to his customers. Boldt is fully versed in the global importance of sustainable construction and has positioned Boldt to become one of America’s most respected green building leaders. Over the years, he has held a variety of executive positions for Boldt and has enhanced construction activities with leadership roles on the Wisconsin Manufacturers and Commerce Executive Committee, Wisconsin Environmental Initiative Board, and many other organizations.
Boldt has been very active as a community volunteer having served as a Trustee of the State of Wisconsin Investment Board, member of the St. Olaf College Board of Regents, President of the Appleton Family YMCA, Board Chair of the Aldo Leopold Foundation and past Board President of the Wisconsin Academy of Sciences, Arts & Letters as well as past Chair of the Wisconsin Academy Foundation.
Boldt is a frequent speaker on business ethics, safety, “Green” Building,” and Harry Houdini. He has been inducted into the Wisconsin Safety Hall of Fame, received the UW-Madison Construction Club Lifetime Achievement Award, CAP Services-Gaylord Nelson and CEO Awards and been named Constructor of the Year by the American Institute of constructors. In 2017, he was named Rotarian of the Year by the Appleton Downtown Rotary Club, and in 2018 Boldt was named a Wisconsin Academy Fellow.
In 1974, Boldt received a BA from St. Olaf College, Northfield, MN. His wife, Renee, inspires him with her enthusiasm for life and positive attitudes. They have two children, Phillip and Claire.