Frederic J. Holzberger, is founder, CEO & President of the Aveda Fredric's Institutes.  A motivating and inspirational business man, Frederic Holzberger speaks from the heart and with passion about the beauty industry, design, trends and marketing. A brilliant entrepreneur, environmentalist and philanthropist, he built his company from a $500.00 business loan into a multi-million dollar enterprise by continually inspecting what he expected and nurturing and growing his team.

 



"What you give and take from the roots you establish will nourish not only yourself, but others around you for years to come."

 

"I am thankful everyday that I am doing something good for the environment and that I get paid to do it."- Frederic J. Holzberger

 

"People don't join a company, they buy into it... If you create an environment that is friendly to your number one customers, your employees, it will make them want to come to work. If you take care of your employees, they will take care of your customers."




Through his focused marketing plan, entrepreneurial spirit and environmental activities, he has received numerous prestigious industry and business awards and appointments.
  • Aveda Distributor of the Year 1987
  • Aveda Outstanding Environmental Award 1993
  • Aveda Outstanding Environmental Award 1994
  • Aveda Outstanding Environmental Award 1995
  • Aveda Distributor Longevity Award 1995
  • Aveda Sales Award 1995
  • Aveda Lifestyle Sales Award 1995
  • Aveda Master of the Arts 1995
  • Cincinnati Better Business Bureau Torch Award Finalist - AFI 2001
  • Cincinnati Better Business Bureau Torch Award Finalist - AFI 2002
  • Cincinnati Business Courier Crescendo Award 1995
  • Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky Entrepreneur of the Year Finalist (Wholesale/Distribution Category) 1996
  • Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky Entrepreneur of the Year Finalist (Service Category) 1997
  • Elected member of Fairfield Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors 1997-2002
  • Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky Entrepreneur of the Year Winner(Emerging Category) 1998
  • Numerous Industry Trade Show Awards
  • Member of Fairfield, Ohio, Cincinnati, Ohio and Indianapolis, Indiana Chambers of Commerce
  • Member of Children's Theatre Advisory Board
  • Fairfield Business Person of the Year 2000
  • Aveda Community Leadership Award 2000
  • Award of Excellence, Ohio State Board of Cosmetology, Aveda Fredric's Institute 2000-2005 Creative Thinking Association, Creative Thinking Award, March 2000
  • Cincinnati Better Business Bureau Torch Award Finalist - Aveda Fredric's Institute 2004
  • Fairfield Volunteer Spirit Award, April 2002
  • Goering Center Family Business of the Year Award Finalist, August 2003
  • Goering Center Family Business of the Year Award for Community Service, August 2004
  • Business Courier Health Care Heroes Finalist, Employer Category, February 2005
  • City of Fairfield Golden Hall of Fame, July 2005
  • Aveda Institute Advisory Board, re-elected 2006
  • Aveda Lifetime Achievement Award, October 2006
  • Junior Achievement Business Hall of Fame Inductee, October 2006
  • Aveda President's Environmental Award, November 2006
  • North American Hairstyling Awards (NAHA) finalist, Salon Design of the Year (2007)
  • American School & University Gold Citation Award - Aveda Fredric's Institute Indianapolis (2007)
  • Canadian Hairdresser Mirror Awards – International Hairstylist of the Year finalist 2008, 2009
  • Inducted into the Association of Ohio Commodores, appointed by Governor Strickland, June 2009
  • Goering Center Family Business of the Decade Finalist, August 2009
  • Inductee – North American Hairstyling Awards, Hall of Leaders, July 2010