Case Studies CEO/President Feature

Jonathon Stowell – Five Guys Roofing

Est. reading time: 5 mins

So, how hot was it in Phoenix this past summer? Hot enough for the mercury to reach or surpass 110 degrees on 54 days, including every day in July, and eclipsing the previous record set in 2020. But projects went as scheduled at Five Guys Roofing. “You do get used to it,” says Jonathon Stowell, […]

Will Herring — Hunter Quinn Homes

Est. reading time: 5 mins

In his previous conversations with Blueprint, Will Herring explained how Hunter Quinn Homes pivots and punches above its weight class, thus holding its own against South Carolina’s industry heavyweights. But now, his company is flexing its strength and expanding well beyond its Greater Charleston stronghold. Herring is broadening the product offerings and geographic boundaries, moving […]

Bill Cumby – W.S. Cumby Construction

Est. reading time: 5 mins

William S. Cumby III, or Bill, as he is known, spent a lot of time around his father and grandfather, a duo who started the W.S. Cumby Construction company in 1981 when Bill was just an infant. But while Bill knew all about the work his dad and grandpa did, he says he never foresaw […]

Adam Hitchen — Atlantis Comfort Systems

Est. reading time: 5 mins

Reputations spread quickly in construction and Adam Hitchen has built his for reliability with Atlantis Comfort Systems. Developer Trammell Crow Residential and its general contractor, March Associates, seemingly satisfied with how Hitchen’s company has been providing the HVAC to its massive market-rate apartment-mixed-use project in Harrison, New York, they’ve entrusted Atlantis with a similar project […]

John Mercure – Raydeo Enterprises

Est. reading time: 4 mins

Names are everything. Take Stefani Joanne Angelina Germanotta. Most think it is a pretty name, but because of a famous Queen song, the world knows her as Lady Gaga. While John Mercure’s brother didn’t have as much success with his rock opera band as Ms. Germanotta, its moniker led to the name of the brothers’ […]

Brian Midyett – STG Pacific

Est. reading time: 4 mins

In the more than 30 years Brian Midyett has worked in the construction industry, he’s directed design-build projects for public, commercial and industrial construction throughout Alaska and beyond. As president of STG Pacific, he’s ensured the Anchorage-based contractors expand the scope of work and project locations into the Lower 48—as far away as Florida. Midyett […]

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 […]

David Hebig – Shannon’s Inc.

Est. reading time: 5 mins

It was an ordinary doughnut shop in International Falls, Minnesota—part of the Tim Hortons chain and a place for people to come for a snack or linger over coffee with friends. The shop was also part of the portfolio of plumbing and HVAC mechanical contracting services provided by Shannon’s, a family-owned business based in International […]

Mark Radtke – The Cincinnati Air Conditioning Co.

Est. reading time: 5 mins

You could say that Mark Radtke is one driven man when it comes to his professional and personal interests. For the former, there’s The Cincinnati Air Conditioning Co., where he’s the third-generation owner and chief executive officer. On the latter, there’s the nonprofit Salty Dog Museum, which he co-founded and operates in nearby Shandon, Ohio, […]

Paul Thomarios – Thomarios

Est. reading time: 4 mins

In 1948, Nick Thomarios started a small painting company to meet the needs of his neighbors as well as residents of nearby communities. His son Paul Thomarios would often join him, wielding brushes and rollers. Later on, as a political science undergraduate student at The University of Akron, the younger Thomarios would spend his summers […]

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