Case Studies

Chuck Blanchette – Boy Scouts of America/New England Base Camp

Est. reading time: 4 mins

The Boy Scout motto is as timeless as it is succinct: Be Prepared. For Chuck Blanchette, those words ring as loudly today as when he was earning merit badges while progressing to Eagle Scout in the working-class city of Brockton, Massachusetts. Scouting wasn’t often discussed in the large high school he attended, but as Blanchette […]

Craig Dunlop – Vertex Education

Est. reading time: 5 mins

The goal of Vertex Education is to “change lives through education ”—and Director of Facilities and Construction Craig Dunlop is working hard to ensure the organization’s schools and its students are equipped for that vision. To that end, Dunlop is building and maintaining facilities as part of a two-pronged endeavor. It involves improving cleanliness and […]

Chris Freund – Rockwood School District

Est. reading time: 4 mins

While Chris Freund’s title at Rockwood School District may be director of facilities now, it’s not the one he started with. He was previously the district’s grounds services coordinator. Before that, grounds services supervisor, and before that, grounds services employee. Prior to holding any of those titles, though, he held one much more common in […]

Chris Burke – Riverside Community Care

Est. reading time: 4 mins

While the COVID-19 pandemic has made people worry about their physical health, it’s also highlighted the importance of caring for mental wellbeing. With people stuck at home, cut off from friends and family, and sometimes their jobs, four in 10 adults have reported symptoms of anxiety or depression during the pandemic, compared to one in […]

Craig Cason and Dr. Donna Souder Hodge – CSU Pueblo

Est. reading time: 4 mins

When Colorado State University Pueblo set a goal of being the state’s first net zero campus, it had more in mind than simply switching to LED lighting. Taking advantage of its sprawling campus, the university is building a 24-acre solar farm. The project, which is part of an energy performance contract, will save the university […]

Chris Costa – Warby Parker

Est. reading time: 4 mins

They’re among the few items you wear on your face, and that makes buying glasses a big decision. You want to be sure they look good and fit right, and that’s easier to do if the glasses shop is a pleasant place to be. As the director of construction for Warby Parker, Chris Costa ensures […]

Christopher Wyckoff – Town of Mooresville, NC

Est. reading time: 4 mins

The police building in Mooresville, North Carolina, had plenty of space in 2001 when it was built, comfortably housing its staff of 50. Now more than double that number cram into the offices each day—but not for much longer. The new police headquarters are a necessary upgrade, says Christopher Wyckoff, director of facilities for the […]

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 […]

Chris Policastro – Duke University

Est. reading time: 5 mins

It was shaping up as a Spring Break like any other at Duke University in March 2020. With most students gone for the week, the facilities staff was preparing to spruce up the popular Wilson Recreation Center, readying it for the end of the semester. As Chris Policastro recalls, the plan was for a detailed […]

Chad Halley – Hamra Enterprises

Est. reading time: 4 mins

The demand for fast food remains high even with the worst of COVID-19 seemingly over. That should keep Chad Halley busy as he helps three popular outlets meet demand while factoring what might be changing consumer habits. More drive-thru lanes or restaurants with only drive-thru lanes? More investment in the technology and machinery strictly for […]

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