Case Studies Region: Midwest

Rick Fechter – School District of Menomonee Falls

You sound like a football coach, Rick Fechter is told during a midsummer interview with Blueprint. The approachable but demanding facilities director of the Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin, school district takes it as a compliment. He concedes there’s no room for subpar performers on his NFL-sized team of around 45. Especially with the start of the […]

Rieber Contracting

Word of mouth goes a long way for Rieber Contracting, but social media may go even further in keeping the Council Bluffs, Iowa, siding company ahead of its competition. Working jobs throughout the Midwest, Southwest, and Pacific Northwest, CEO Jalon Rieber and Regional Sales Manager Bill Heydenreich say the company relies on its completed jobs […]

Rob Tolle – WDG Construction Group Inc.

It’s a major part of Milwaukee’s history, the Pabst Blue Ribbon brewery that shuttered in 1996, when its bosses opted to move operations, first to Stroh’s headquarters in the western Wisconsin city of La Crosse and then to Los Angeles. For many of the ensuing years, that landmark complex in the so-called Cream City’s northwest […]

Ryan Swingruber – Stoneleigh Companies LLC

Uptown has often been classified as Dallas, Texas’ most walkable neighborhood. Boutiques, bistros, biking, vintage shopping—all are accessible in an afternoon’s stroll. It’s an eclectic community that Stoneleigh Companies had its eyes on, so much so that in 2013, the Barrington, Illinois-based developer with Texas connections, made Uptown the location of what it’s calling its […]

Roppe Corp.

How does a family-owned company in a small Heartland city get to be a global heavyweight in the competitive industry of rubber and vinyl commercial flooring while maintaining quaint in-house values that might seem more likely with a mom-and-pop operation? It’s a question that Dee Dee Brickner, marketing manager for Roppe Corp., never tires of […]

Rankin Development

A developer is responsible for bringing all pieces of the building puzzle together, expertly managing relationships with everyone from brokers and real-estate attorneys to contractors, architects, engineers, owners and tenants. A good developer brings all of these parties together to achieve a common goal that delivers quality construction and long-term investment value for clients. For […]

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