Holiday Retirement is a privately held company headquartered in Lake Oswego, Oregon. Holiday Retirement currently operates more than 300 retirement living communities in the U.S. and is the second largest provider of senior living. William E. Colson and his father Hugh Colson founded Holiday Management Company in Salem, Oregon in 1971. William Colson also served as President and Managing General Partner for Holiday Management Company’s in-house Colson & Colson General Contractor, Inc. The company’s first community, Kamlu Retirement Inn-Vancouver, opened in Vancouver, Washington on November 1, 1971. Holiday Management Company added a second community, Edgewood Downs, in Beaverton, Oregon on June 1, 1977. Holiday Retirement’s first nine communities were exclusively in the western region of the United States (Washington, Oregon, California, and Idaho). The company first expanded east by opening Harrison Regent in Ogden, Utah on July 1, 1985. Communities were also built in Pueblo, Colorado; Colorado Springs, Colorado; and Amarillo, Texas in 1985. The Victorian became Holiday Retirement’s first Canadian community, opening on August 1, 1987 in Victoria, British Columbia; however, Holiday Retirement sold its Canadian communities in 2014.