Case Studies

Keith Ledwith – Johnson & Johnson

Est. reading time: 4 mins

So how does one build a career in construction management? “Relationships and partnerships have gotten me here,” replies Keith Ledwith, who’s fashioned an impressive livelihood in building and engineering for the past 20-plus years. Tap the know-how of those who’ve been in the business, he goes on to say. Leverage their experience and when you […]

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 Inside the office, there are forms to fill out, and other patients are withdrawn as they try to read the paper, fiddle with their […]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 […]

Kris Garnhart – Academy District #20

Est. reading time: 4 mins

Kris Garnhart knows good looks doesn’t always mean lasting value. When installing new windows at a school, for instance, he needs to weigh his options. Does he go with the large floor-to-ceiling panes that designers want? Or does he go with smaller ones in a large grid frame? The second option might not be as […]

Kyle Hardie – Indiana University Health

Est. reading time: 5 mins

Municipal zoning questions about construction projects rarely make for exciting conversations, even as they determine what will be built and where. Kyle Hardie’s work as director of design and construction for Indiana University Health involves zoning, but it’s often the spatial zoning—what’s inside those facilities—that occupy him, particularly as he assists the system enter a […]

Kevin Hudson – University of North Alabama

Est. reading time: 4 mins

For Alabama native Kevin Hudson, instilling value in every encounter with his team has become a hallmark of his career in construction—a way of giving southern hospitality a new meaning. After graduating from Auburn University in 2008, Hudson got his start working with a small contractor out of Nashville, Tennessee, before pursuing opportunities back in […]

Karl Ingoldsby – Somersworth School District, SAU 56

Est. reading time: 4 mins

When an organization is in the midst of a major renovation project, it usually doesn’t expect the new guy on staff to make a suggestion that impacts the bigger picture. But that’s exactly what Karl Ingoldsby did—and his idea is paying off in more ways than one. When he was hired as the facilities director […]

Kelly Fleming – Realterm

Est. reading time: 5 mins

It was not a fun job, but there was Kelly Fleming, a little girl cinched up in a toolbelt, picking nails out of the dirt and dust at construction sites. “I wanted to spend time with my brothers and my dad, and that’s what they made me do,” she recalls. Picking up nails was just […]

Kelly Knable – Ball State University

Est. reading time: 5 mins

McKinley Avenue once wove its way through Ball State University’s North End on a gentle curve approaching and crossing the bridge over Duck Pond. Now that curve has become a traffic circle fronting new residence and dining halls, buildings that are just part of the growth at Ball State, notes Kelly Knable, the university’s director […]

Keith Watkins – City School District of New Rochelle

Est. reading time: 5 mins

Experience counts, and Keith Watkins has tons of it when it comes to managing school facilities. For 30 years in towns and cities throughout upstate New York, Watkins has been on facilities management teams. He’s also led national and state associations of school facilities managers, all in the spirit of protecting and maintaining buildings, students […]

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