Case Studies

Richard Reppert – R.L. Reppert  

Est. reading time: 5 mins

Working for a family business that has been established for over 50 years certainly presents its unique challenges. While a strong sense of history and tradition may be associated with such businesses, there can also be considerable family dynamics and complexities to navigate. Additionally, expectations and responsibilities may be heightened due to the long-standing reputation […]

Ryan Martin – CoreLogic

Est. reading time: 5 mins

Jetlagged but jovial, Ryan Martin recently returned to his employer’s Dallas office after a trip to India that had him overseeing preparations for a software development hub in Calcutta and visiting an outsourcing partner in Bangalore. “My farthest project,” he says of the planned 12,000-square-foot facility on the other side of the world. Minding that […]

Roger Silveira – Fremont Union High School District

Est. reading time: 5 mins

Everyone needs fresh air, and carbon dioxide is the indoor pollutant nobody seems to talk about. Well, almost nobody. Roger Silveira has made an issue of it for years while maintaining school facilities and grounds in Northern California. Around six years ago he even founded a website, weneedfreshair.com, emphasizing how he and likeminded others are […]

Ryan Baillargeon – Greater San Diego Air Conditioning

Est. reading time: 5 mins

While many commercial and institutional establishments closed to normal business during COVID-19, the buildings weren’t necessarily dormant. Many wise owners and property managers seized the moment for renovations and upgrades, and last year, Greater San Diego Air Conditioning reaped the benefits on the HVAC front, collecting a company-record revenue. Such projects having leveled off, Ryan […]

Ray Ramos – Raymond Engineering-Georgia

Est. reading time: 5 mins

Burned out from corporate life, Ray Ramos started Raymond Engineering-Georgia (now known as Raymond) in 1992 as a single-person operation; he was the owner, president and roofing engineer. He knew he had the skills and expertise and was confident his business would grow—and, one day in 2010, the globally recognized aerospace, arms, defense, information security […]

Rami Zarifa – B&M Roofing

Est. reading time: 5 mins

When a 2017 hailstorm severely damaged the roofs of the Gold Crown Foundation’s baseball stadium and main building, Rami Zarifa and his teammates at B&M Roofing sprang into action. They wanted to get the Colorado youth nonprofit back on its feet as quickly as possible, so it could continue offering basketball, volleyball, golf and other […]

Renee Strehlau – University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire

Est. reading time: 4 mins

Renee Strehlau’s footsteps have been winding through the University of Wisconsin’s 13 campuses since 1997. Completing her bachelor’s in interior design in 2000 from its Stout location, she became a facilities coordinator there upon graduation. Seven months later, she was hired as the facilities designer at the Eau Claire campus—and has enjoyed helping evolve and […]

Richard Stone – UHS Chenango Memorial Hospital

Est. reading time: 5 mins

What could bring a Long Island boy out to the farmland of New York’s Chenango County? If you’re Rich Stone, only the opportunity to help save lives. Stone has worked for UHS Chenango Memorial Hospital for 18 years now, rising to director of support services and construction administration. But two decades ago, he was a […]

Russell Thompson – Duke University

Est. reading time: 4 mins

Seeing Duke University’s two coal-fired power plants is one of Russell Thompson’s indelible memories from touring the campus before he was hired as director of utilities and engineering in 2007. Then, one of the first initiatives he led was replacing coal-powered plant boilers with ones powered by natural gas—the last chunk of coal was burned […]

Rick Martin – Little Elm ISD

Est. reading time: 5 mins

With 29,000 acres and 233 miles of shoreline, Lewisville Lake is one of the largest lakes in northern Texas. It offers an abundance of parks, beaches and campgrounds with plenty of areas for fishing, boating, water skiing and swimming. The Lewisville Lake area is also home to the rapidly growing Little Elm Independent School District, […]

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