Bob Holloway started his love of woodworking at age 14. He first found his passion building a piece of furniture for a 4-H project. After completeing many projects in his high school wood shop class, he decided to major in woodworking at Pittsburg State University. The university caught his eye after he won the state drafting competition held at the university and getting to tour the wood technology labs . He graduated PSU with a bachelors degree in Wood Technology with a minor in business. After college he worked for a few years at Merritt Woodwork in Cleveland, Ohio then came back to Kansas to run a cabinet shop in Osborne. In 2010 he saw an advertisement in a wooworking magazine that led him to start his own company. At the advertised workshop, he learned about European window and door technology superior to anything typically available in the United States. Following that workshop in Ouray, Colorado, Holloway came home to rural Levant, Kansas and put up a shop with the financial support of his parents and the Dane G Hansen Foundation and has since then expanded that shop. For three years, Holloway has partnered with the German company, smartwin. With the smartwin technology, Advantage produces the highest performing wood window and door made to passive house standards. In 2018, Bob was nominated for the wood industries 40 under 40. This recognition is given to those that are making an impact in the industry.
In his spare time, Bob likes to go fishing or spend time with his wife and two kids at his grandparents ranch in Colorado.