Case Studies In House Construction Executive

Joseph Hornlein – Dream Finders Homes

Est. reading time: 4 mins

Housing industry leaders, such as National Association of Home Builders CEO Jim Tobin, say America currently faces a housing affordability crisis. And rising interest rates haven’t helped the situation. In a July interview with Yahoo Finance, Tobin explained that on top of everything else—the COVID-19 pandemic, the Fed’s interest rate hikes and ongoing supply chain […]

Jeff Dunn – Nothing Bundt Cakes

Est. reading time: 5 mins

After Jeff Dunn joined Nothing Bundt Cakes in 2021, he decided to make some changes. Dunn, who ultimately rose to senior director of construction and design at the Texas-based bundt cake baking company, thought the company’s design strategy and construction schedule could be more efficient. “When I started, I was a team of one,” he […]

Joseph Vota – University of Miami Health System

Est. reading time: 4 mins

It’s easy to see the new surgery centers under construction in Doral in Miami and SoLé Mia in Aventura, Florida, taking shape for the University of Miami Health System, or UHealth. They’re six- and seven-story facilities, respectively, and when completed in September 2024 and early 2025, they’ll each provide a wide variety of services on […]

James Whitesel – Unionville-Chadds Ford School District

Est. reading time: 5 mins

Things get congested and complicated when school days begin and end at Unionville High School and Patton Middle School in Kennett Square, Pennsylvania. Cars and school buses get backed up in the parking areas at the adjacent campuses as about 2,500 students and 350 staff members come and go, and congestion is exacerbated because the […]

Jim Alty – Choice Hotels Int.

Est. reading time: 4 mins

Owners of Choice Hotels Int. brands along the Gulf Coast should expect to see a lot of Jim Alty—although he may never be staying in one of the new rooms. “I like to joke with owners that the day they see their first guest is when I vaporize,” says Alty, the company’s project manager, construction […]

Janet Young – The Fresh Market

Est. reading time: 5 mins

Last May marked a milestone of sorts for The Fresh Market, albeit one that’ll soon be overtaken. The grocery chain with its specialty assortment of fresh foods and ingredients opened its 160th store, this one in Carmel, Indiana. That’s yet another store for Janet Young to oversee as director of real estate administration, and with […]

John D. Tweedy – Georgia Tech

Est. reading time: 5 mins

Bobby Dodd Stadium at Historic Grant Field is home to the Yellow Jackets football program and the Georgia Tech Athletic Association—and one of the most prominent, recognizable sites on Georgia Institute of Technology’s campus. It can seat around 55,000 people—and John D. Tweedy is the one making sure the gates are open to welcome everyone […]

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 […]

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 […]

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