Case Studies Best of the United States

Jamie Keys – Big Cedar Lodge

Est. reading time: 5 mins

In 1987, Johnny Morris, who founded Bass Pro Shops, purchased a small parcel of lakeside property to create a “fish camp” getaway for his outfitters. Thirty-seven years later, that initial vision has evolved to become a luxury wilderness resort known as Big Cedar Lodge. The award-winning destination sits on 4,600 acres across the Missouri portion […]

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 […]

Mark P. Job – Consumer Reports

Est. reading time: 5 mins

He’s done everything from high-rise construction to recovery at ground zero in Manhattan following the 9/11 attacks. He’s also helped his companies divest millions of dollars of real estate In each circumstance, Mark P. Job says he’s sought simple and cost-effective solutions, and that’s typical of his approach to construction and facilities management. For instance, […]

Jimmie Dale – Baker Brothers Plumbing, Air Conditioning & Electrical

Est. reading time: 3 mins

One client woke up in the early morning to find stagnant standing water in his home. Another had a “disgusting” experience involving her toilet continuously backing up into her shower. Then there was the seven-months-pregnant woman whose air conditioner conked out in the stifling heat of midsummer Texas. Needless to say, Baker Brothers Plumbing, Air […]

Dan Cress – Premier Equipment Rentals Inc.

Est. reading time: 4 mins

Blessed and cursed by nature, the high desert cities of Lancaster and Palmdale, California, would seem to an observer. Located in the very scenic Antelope Valley just 70 miles from downtown Los Angeles, those two cities can boast views of the San Gabriel Mountains to the south and the Tehachapi Mountains to the north. They […]

Garrett Bergen – New York Public Library

Est. reading time: 4 mins

Storied and stoic, the New York Public Library is known for its books, its vast research repository and its lectures—and for being the stronghold for survivors of an icy apocalypse in the 2004 movie “The Day After Tomorrow,” during which survivors are forced to choose which books to burn to stay warm. But Garrett Bergen […]

Mathes Brierre Architects

Est. reading time: 5 mins

The National WWII Museum has effectively become the centerpiece of New Orleans—and it is one of the most extensive projects in the long history of Mathes Brierre Architects. It shows. Enter the sleek and dramatic glass-paneled US Freedom Pavilion: The Boeing Center, and you’re surrounded by warbirds of all sizes and functions. Across the plaza […]

Joe Murray – ACT Construction

Est. reading time: 4 mins

Let’s say you’re sitting in your corporate office in Illinois, but you want to check on one of your restaurants being built in Texas. You log in to your project manager software, and in a few clicks you have a live feed of the construction site: where workers are focused for the day; what materials […]

Hunter Quinn Homes

Est. reading time: 4 mins

Will Herring is no stranger to swinging a hammer. But drawn to details like his father, who was a civil engineer, he admittedly became more of an operations “process junkie” when it came to pursuing a career in construction and planning. Those interests, coupled with his business background, led him to launch Hunter Quinn Homes—a […]

Mike Spindler – Spindler Construction Corp.

Est. reading time: 5 mins

When he says it’s the nicest building of its kind in Logan, Utah, Mike Spindler may not just be boasting. The three-story structure that is Jon M. Huntsman Hall would grace any academic campus. But it seems most appropriate as the complementary addition to the Eccles Business Building on the southern edge of Utah State […]

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