Case Studies August 2021

Montay Parker – Emory Healthcare: Emory Wesley Woods Hospital

Est. reading time: 4 mins

Working at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta, Georgia, isn’t as exciting as the movies that depict viruses and undead patients wandering the halls. Just ask Montay Parker, who worked the overnight shift there after receiving his certificate in heating, ventilation and air conditioning from trade school. Disciplined from his military service, […]

Justin Moss – Fairfax County Public Schools

Est. reading time: 4 mins

Justin Moss didn’t go to law school to become a lawyer, but he still uses his degree every day, most recently in his role at Fairfax County Public Schools, where he managed many difficult contractors. Moss knows his degree is unusual for a director of facilities management, but he says it’s made him better at […]

Jason Kraus – Kohl’s

Est. reading time: 4 mins

If business opportunities were drying up during the first year of the COVID-19 pandemic, Jason Kraus never got the memo. He was too busy coordinating the delivery of more than 200 projects for the national retailer, Kohl’s. Despite the challenges posed by COVID-19, the company just completed its sixth and largest state-of-the-art fulfillment center in […]

Jevan Sean Seepaul – Northwell Health

Est. reading time: 4 mins

When the COVID-19 pandemic arrived, Jevan Sean Seepaul had no choice. As the engineer managing the facilities management department for one of New York City and Long Island’s largest healthcare providers, Seepaul kept the hospital system functioning. With more than 74,000 employees and 23 hospitals across Westchester County, Staten Island, Queens and Long Island, Northwell […]

Brian Heath – Salt River Project

Est. reading time: 5 mins

Standing outside in the searing Arizona sun, Brian Heath takes a break to wipe the sweat beading on his brow. It’s hot outside and he’s concerned. He’s just gotten word that the old clay pipeline at the Southside Water Service Center location collapsed and requires immediate repair. At Salt River Project in Tempe—one of the […]

Matt Feldmeyer – Renton School District

Est. reading time: 5 mins

When you move from somewhere far away, you’re bound to be inspired by your new surroundings. In the world of design and construction, a fresh perspective can also show what makes a location special. Such was the case for architect Matt Feldmeyer, who relocated from his native Indiana to Seattle, Washington, in 2008. Discovering nearby […]

Jack Rallo – South Orangetown Central School District

Est. reading time: 4 mins

No one, especially since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, wants to breathe other people’s air. This can be hard to prevent in schools, though, where getting fresh air is usually only possible during gym class or recess. Jack Rallo is changing this by bringing the outside air in. As the director of facilities for […]

Ken Pankow – Anderson Healthcare

Est. reading time: 4 mins

These visits can make for a long morning. Getting off the elevator, it’s hard to find your specialist’s office, and things don’t get more familiar as you walk down the hallway. Inside the office, there are forms to fill out, and other patients are withdrawn as they try to read the paper, fiddle with their […]

Kyle Hough – City Club Apartments

Est. reading time: 4 mins

When a city’s storm water system gets backed up, it’s only a matter of time before the problem makes itself known. For City Club Apartments, a backup of rainwater in Royal Oak, Michigan, led to the flooding of 60 units in one of its buildings last summer. As the company’s regional facilities director, Kyle Hough […]

Clark Lowe – DLC Management

Est. reading time: 4 mins

Everyone in Frederick, Maryland, knew the local eyesore—the massive Kmart that sat empty for two years. The parking lot was vacant, save for a plastic bag wafting across like a tumbleweed on the prairie. Community expectations were low for the property’s redevelopment—especially during a pandemic. But Clark Lowe, DLC Management’s director of construction and a […]

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