This firm is proud of its holding pattern. The Colonial Company is a holding company that invests in and manages private and public companies involved in real estate development and insurance. The company's diversified projects include residential construction (single-family and multi-family residences), shopping malls and centers, offices, insurance companies, and a golf course. Its Lowder New Homes division is one of the largest home builders in Alabama. The company also builds cabinets, serving home builders and renovators. Privately held by the Lowder family, The Colonial Company was founded in 1956.