Case Studies

Lou Sigman – Horizon Glass

Est. reading time: 5 mins

Though Sherwin-Williams is famous for its paint, its new headquarters will be a very glassy 36-story tower in downtown Cleveland. The specialty windows and doors require much expertise to glaze, install, and service; Horizon Glass got the call from a competitor who couldn’t do it alone. “It’s always an honor when another company reaches out […]

Lisa Smola-Hollo – Ulta Beauty

Est. reading time: 4 mins

Light drastically influences the way people perceive their surroundings. Imagine a haunted house without flickering and broken lights or a Broadway play without a spotlight shining down on the performers. Since 2013, Lisa Smola-Hollo has been bringing a similar mindset to Ulta Beauty, where she has been the director of construction and remodels for one […]

Lynn Tomasek – Brothers Plumbing, Heating & Electric

Est. reading time: 5 mins

You won’t find employees hurling freshly sharpened axes through the air at just any company. But at Brothers Plumbing, Heating & Electric, a Denver-based team of HVAC, plumbing and electrical experts, that’s exactly how they kicked off a new quarter in 2022. Every quarter, Brothers introduces a special focus and holds a contest tied to […]

Liz Whittingham – Professional Physical Therapy

Est. reading time: 4 mins

Liz Whittingham was working in medical billing at Professional Physical Therapy when she began overseeing contractors doing renovations. She let them into the clinic, directed them around the building and even gave her input on floor and wall finishes. It wasn’t long before her boss took notice. “I have a knack for development and facilities, […]

Louise Lamb – Coupa

Est. reading time: 5 mins

People tend to associate colors with feelings. For example, red often relates to anger or love, yellow to happiness and blue to serenity. The psychological effect of colors can go even deeper, to the point of subconsciously changing one’s attitudes and mindsets. Fascinated by these findings, Louise Lamb is using colors to enhance the employee […]

Linda Besetzny – R.J. O’Brien

Est. reading time: 4 mins

During the 22 years that Linda Besetzny worked at the international law firm of Sonnenschein, Nath & Rosenthal, the most memorable event was not, in fact, her leading a two-and-a-half year, $10 million dollar renovation across the 76th and 81st floors of Chicago’s Willis Tower—which won her the firm’s Above and Beyond Award. It was, […]

Leigh Pearson – Staples Canada

Est. reading time: 4 mins

When someone buys ink or toner, they get to decide how to dispose of the empty cartridge. While Staples Canada agrees, it also feels a responsibility to recycle the products. “We want to provide solutions for recycling the products that we’re putting out there,” says Leigh Pearson, the senior director of facilities, sustainability, sourcing and […]

Leo Bourgeois – Houston Methodist Hospital

Est. reading time: 4 mins

Early in his life, Leo Bourgeois dreamed of being a jazz musician, performing in legendary music venues in New Orleans and other spots around the country. As he went through high school and into college, his enthusiasm for music changed when he realized he likely wouldn’t be a famous performer. Now, more than 20 years […]

Leela Woodfield – Junior Achievement of Georgia

Est. reading time: 4 mins

It’s a typical morning in town. Offices, banks and stores bustle as people go to work and run errands. Whether it’s buying flooring, applying for a loan, or shipping a package, it’s all getting done inside a Junior Achievement Discovery Center—and the workers and shoppers are all middle schoolers. Designed to immersive them in the […]

Leo Bobadilla – Miami Dade College

Est. reading time: 4 mins

The accident occurred early in the morning on a quiet, rural road in southern Florida, leaving the driver with broken bones and possible internal injuries. EMTs arrived quickly and stabilized the driver before heading for the heart of Miami’s Health District on what quickly became a rough ambulance ride on a narrow and bumpy road. […]

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