Case Studies Region: Midwest

Lou Sigman – Horizon Glass

Est. reading time: 5 mins

Though Sherwin-Williams is famous for its paint, its new headquarters will be a very glassy 36-story tower in downtown Cleveland. The specialty windows and doors require much expertise to glaze, install, and service; Horizon Glass got the call from a competitor who couldn’t do it alone. “It’s always an honor when another company reaches out […]

Lisa Smola-Hollo – Ulta Beauty

Est. reading time: 4 mins

Light drastically influences the way people perceive their surroundings. Imagine a haunted house without flickering and broken lights or a Broadway play without a spotlight shining down on the performers. Since 2013, Lisa Smola-Hollo has been bringing a similar mindset to Ulta Beauty, where she has been the director of construction and remodels for one […]

Linda Besetzny – R.J. O’Brien

Est. reading time: 4 mins

During the 22 years that Linda Besetzny worked at the international law firm of Sonnenschein, Nath & Rosenthal, the most memorable event was not, in fact, her leading a two-and-a-half year, $10 million dollar renovation across the 76th and 81st floors of Chicago’s Willis Tower—which won her the firm’s Above and Beyond Award. It was, […]

Lee McQueen – University of Nebraska at Kearney

Est. reading time: 4 mins

Kevin Costner once heard a whispering voice telling him to build a baseball diamond in his Iowa cornfield. One state west, in Nebraska, Lee McQueen has not heard mysterious voices. Still, as the University of Nebraska at Kearney expands into acreage once used to farm corn and alfalfa, the expansion carries a “The Field of […]

Lou Joseph – Home Savings Bank

Est. reading time: 4 mins

To a first-time customer, it probably felt more like a doctor’s office than a community bank: giant pearl white reception desk, white wood paneled walls awash in harsh fluorescent lighting, old brown carpeting and outdated curtains—the list goes on. So when Home Savings Bank (HSB) launched an organization-wide rebrand in 2017, redesigning the bank’s third-busiest […]

Lisa Sombart – William Tao & Associates Inc.

Est. reading time: 4 mins

As happens, St. Louis Community College recently decided to replace its extensive system of 50-year-old heating and domestic hot water distribution systems connecting all of the campus’ buildings—with additional areas for electrical service issues included in the scope. The Missouri institution decided on a local engineering firm that handles both mechanical and electrical work. Those […]

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