Case Studies In House Construction Executive

Jeff Tilly – Sodexo

Est. reading time: 4 mins

Describing how Jeff Tilly went from production management to facilities management isn’t exactly a “stop the presses” story. The story does begin in a pressroom, however—specifically, at the Rockford Register Star, which covers the Chicago suburb of Rockford, Illinois, and surrounding area. When joining the paper in in 1994 following his honorable discharge from the […]

David Martinson – Wells Fargo & Co.

Est. reading time: 5 mins

When the new Wells Fargo corporate campus is completed in mid-2025, its twin 10-story buildings will loom large over the Las Colinas community in Irving, Texas, just outside Dallas. Their tinted exterior windows will literally reflect the growing community surrounding them, while helping heat and cool the 6,000 employees working there. The employees will also […]

Jenn De iuliis – Woodstock Hospital

Est. reading time: 4 mins

The hospital might be of fairly recent build, but diagnostic equipment doesn’t last forever. So Jenn De iuliis explains while overseeing the replacement and upgrade of one of the most sensitive and expensive facilities at Woodstock Hospital in Southwestern Ontario. “It’s all about how you and your team take the hospital’s mission to heart and […]

Kendall Kessler – Pfizer

Est. reading time: 4 mins

Foresight and serendipity add up to a winning formula. So it would seem in suburban St. Louis where a Pfizer pharmaceutical plant is being expanded by 40,000 square feet just four years after its completion. That facility in Chesterfield, Missouri, proved its worth while manufacturing and testing the quality of a COVID-19 vaccine with its […]

Kristian Watkins – Banner Health

Est. reading time: 3 mins

Normalcy is scarce in hospitals, and being confined to a bed or hospital wing can wear on the strongest of patients. It can be especially trying for children, something that Kristian Watkins has noticed since the pediatric Diamond Tower at Banner Health’s University Medical Center in Tucson, Arizona, was built in 2009. In 2021, Watkins, […]

Andrea Spadafora Kerr, AIA – UMass Memorial Medical Center

Est. reading time: 4 mins

There’s a bed shortage at UMass Memorial Medical Center, as there is at many hospitals around the country. Hours may pass before an emergency patient can finally lay down in an appropriate place—a situation intensified by the COVID-19 pandemic. At this sprawling three-campus facility in Worcester, Massachusetts, the issue is being dealt with. Not as […]

John Jaffe – Forvia

Est. reading time: 4 mins

When John Jaffe briefly played football in college, he wanted a job that would keep him in shape during the off season. So, the Purdue University undergrad found the most labor intensive work he could—pouring concrete. He never expected his part-time job would lay the foundation for his career. “A lot of people in my […]

Derek Wallace – Chatters

Est. reading time: 4 mins

Usually when a Canadian company expands its geographical footprint, it goes from the more populous eastern provinces to the west. But not with Chatters, which since 1991 has grown from a sole hair stylist in Red Deer, Alberta, to being Canada’s largest salon and retail products chain.  The growth had been prolific with 116 locations […]

Dan Milinazzo – Real Value Ventures

Est. reading time: 5 mins

Dan Milinazzo grew up swinging a hammer alongside his father, who owned a construction business that handled commercial and residential roofing and siding installation.   As an adult, Milinazzo went on to work for an architecture firm, a building engineer, a construction company and a real estate investment trust.  Now, after roughly two decades in the […]

Gregg Stanzione – Related

Est. reading time: 5 mins

The National September 11 Memorial and Museum is a sprawling, ground-level shrine paying tribute to the lives lost in the 2001 and 1993 attacks on the World Trade Center. Its rectangular bronze panels, which bear the names of everyone killed in those attacks—along with the crashes at the Pentagon and in Shanksville, Pennsylvania—surround walls of […]

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