Case Studies In House Construction Executive

Jason Moss – Batteries Plus

Est. reading time: 4 mins

You’ve taken the leap and made the investment to own and operate a franchise business. The franchising company sells great products that are always in demand and provides the demographic data to help you find the best location, the real estate savvy to negotiate a good lease and the construction connections to build your store. […]

Jim Fay – Brinker International

Est. reading time: 5 mins

Each time Jim Fay helps Brinker International open a new Chili’s restaurant site, the average cost at the moment is close to $4 million as a result of inflation. In 2019, the cost was just over $2 million. While this may seem astronomical to the layman, working with this type of budget is typical for […]

Zeek Szidon – Bob’s Red Mill Natural Foods Inc.

Est. reading time: 4 mins

Zeek Szidon wasn’t necessarily having a career crisis at Bob’s Red Mill Natural Foods Inc. However, he wasn’t happy with his third-shift job in milling and bagging operations because he disliked the hours and the dust aggravated his asthma. This was in 1996, and after Szidon gave two weeks’ notice, he had a conversation with […]

Blake Broadway – Elgin Power Solutions

Est. reading time: 4 mins

Being away from family for sometimes two weeks out of the month can be tough on Blake Broadway. There’s something magical, he says, about his 2- and 4-year-old sons at home in Midland, Texas. But at least the older boy seems to appreciate what his dad’s been doing. “We’ll pass a substation, and the 4-year-old […]

Farzad Shahbodaghlou – California State University – East Bay

Est. reading time: 4 mins

Every spring, it’s common for college athletic coaches and their assistants to hit the road in search of athletes to recruit. Dr. Farzad Shahbodaghlou, a professor and the founding director of the construction management program at California State University, East Bay, took a recruiting trip in April, too. Only he went to India to recruit […]

John LaBare – Uniondale Union Free School District

Est. reading time: 5 mins

For 15 years, John LaBare has directed facilities and operations for Uniondale Union Free School District, leading a team of more than 100 people responsible for “everything from the curb in.” That’s included sidewalks outside schools and hallways inside them, as well as playgrounds, heating and cooling systems, snow removal and plumbing. The work LaBare […]

Michael Monaldo, AIA – John Muir Health

Est. reading time: 5 mins

Cancer is a frightening diagnosis, so when Michael Monaldo sat down with his team and with clinicians at John Muir Health, they developed a concept for a new treatment center environment that would uplift patients and make it easy for them to find their way to care. The UCSF-John Muir Health Cancer Center will sit […]

Bob Ortiz — Services for the UnderServed

Est. reading time: 4 mins

Bob Ortiz is not a native New Yorker —shoutout to Brooklyn—and he’s spent most of his career helping Big Apple residents find places to call home. These are more than homes, too. They’re facilities that Services for the UnderServed, better known by its S:US acronym, provides for people with developmental disabilities, and mental and behavioral […]

Timothy Gross – Dayton Children’s

Est. reading time: 5 mins

Timothy Gross has a vested interest in the capabilities at Dayton Children’s. Then again, so do most people in this southwest corner of Ohio. However, he might have a stronger emotional connection. He and his wife have six children between the ages of 3 and 9, and all have been seen by Dayton Children’s medical […]

Natashia Dunham – Sobeys

Est. reading time: 5 mins

When Natashia Dunham joined Sobeys, she launched an extensive renovation program to improve the company’s facilities and bring them up to Canada’s new national standard. But for Dunham, that dovetailed nicely with her modus operandi. “Transformation, continuous improvement and real estate have always been themes in my career journey,” says Dunham, the director of corporate […]

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