Case Studies CEO/President Feature

Steve Goode – Campany Roof Maintenance

Est. reading time: 4 mins

When Jon Bon Jovi needed work done on the roof of his palatial Palm Beach mansion, he knew who to call. Likewise, Steve Wynn, the real estate developer and casino mogul behind the upscale hotel operator Wynn Resorts. For Campany Roof Maintenance, a South Florida roofing contractor, clients like Bon Jovi and Wynn are “a […]

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 […]

JJ Levenske – Bleuwave

Est. reading time: 5 mins

One of George Strait’s hit songs will soon take on a different meaning. “I’ve got some oceanfront property in Arizona / From my front porch you can see the sea,” he sang sarcastically, adding, “If you buy that, I’ll throw the Golden Gate in free.” Well, later next year, if Strait comes to Mesa, he […]

Jim Waldron – Wausau Tile

Est. reading time: 4 mins

Glass and concrete: Two seemingly diametrically opposed materials, one known for its fragility and the other for its strength. So, how could glass ever replace concrete? One Wisconsin company has discovered the secret to using post-consumer recycled glass as a one-for-one replacement for cement—and the leadership at Wausau Tile is working in partnership with it. […]

Tara Saxton – KTM Exteriors & Recycling

Est. reading time: 5 mins

Reputations spread fast in the construction industry, and that’s worked to the advantage of New Hampshire-based roofing and siding specialist KTM Exteriors & Recycling. When the historic Wentworth by the Sea in New Castle needed a new roof in 2018, KTM was contracted for the project. One year later, it was entrusted with an even […]

Michael Blanchard – Vision Electric & Plumbing

Est. reading time: 4 mins

Michael Blanchard gets a charge out of building long-term working relationships. As the owner of Vision Electric & Plumbing, he’s cultivated plenty of them with agricultural producers for more than 25 years. Now as the company adds commercial electrical and plumbing to its service offerings, he says he and his team always think long-term as […]

Lynn Tomasek – Brothers Plumbing, Heating & Electric

Est. reading time: 5 mins

You won’t find employees hurling freshly sharpened axes through the air at just any company. But at Brothers Plumbing, Heating & Electric, a Denver-based team of HVAC, plumbing and electrical experts, that’s exactly how they kicked off a new quarter in 2022. Every quarter, Brothers introduces a special focus and holds a contest tied to […]

Tom Circello – Lighting Maintenance Inc (LMI)

Est. reading time: 4 mins

Everywhere Tom Circello goes—high school graduations, job fairs, even junior high and grade schools—he talks to youngsters about joining the trades. Many people who are good with their hands know it at an early age, he reasons, and he wants to get to those people before they make up their minds to follow another path. […]

David Floricic – Pro Design

Est. reading time: 5 mins

David Floricic arrived in New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport in 1988 on a flight from what is now Croatia—but was then still Yugoslavia—with skills in the trades and $300 in his pocket. An electrician by training, he was eager to land a job and had found work at a marble company by his […]

Joe Connelly – Connelly Electric

Est. reading time: 5 mins

Joe Connelly knew he wanted to earn a spot in the family business since he was a 15-year-old helping Connelly Electric with its deliveries. Yet, when he graduated with his bachelor’s in business administration and management from the University of Iowa, he believed a skilled project manager should have field experience. Wanting to gain hands-on […]

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