Case Studies Region: Midwest

Todd Stone – Stone Group Architects 

Est. reading time: 4 mins

For 23 years, Todd Stone served his country in the Army, rising through the ranks before retiring from the Army Reserves in 2013, the same day he received his orders for Command Sergeant Major.   He says he’ll never forget the support he received from family and friends while in the military, and it is part […]

Troy McQuillen – Kirkwood Community College

Est. reading time: 5 mins

Modern students have many options for picking where to attend college, and one can expect to receive a quality education wherever they choose. That means colleges and universities must do more to attract students and increase enrollment. For a school like Kirkwood Community College in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, the opportunity to meet the community’s needs […]

Trey Poe – IGO Legacy Hotel Group

Est. reading time: 5 mins

While many children spend their free time playing with toys or video games, Trey Poe did things differently while growing up in New Mexico. His father, Lewis Poe, is a retired electrical engineer who used to take him on jobs when he was a kid. “We went everywhere from a burned-down fast-food restaurant to a […]

Tony Palumbo – Rush Oak Park Hospital

Est. reading time: 4 mins

In the early 2000s, Tony Palumbo was a general contractor, someone who handles everything from materials and equipment to labor for construction-related projects. Rush Oak Park Hospital hired him every so often on a contract basis. Having worked on everything from retail to residential homes and commercial properties, he found he really enjoyed working on […]

Tom Circello – Lighting Maintenance Inc (LMI)

Est. reading time: 4 mins

Everywhere Tom Circello goes—high school graduations, job fairs, even junior high and grade schools—he talks to youngsters about joining the trades. Many people who are good with their hands know it at an early age, he reasons, and he wants to get to those people before they make up their minds to follow another path. […]

Tom Parent – Saint Paul Public Schools

Est. reading time: 4 mins

In 2015, members of the Johnson Govies, the student leadership program at Saint Paul Public Schools’ Johnson Senior High School, shared concerns about bathrooms with the facilities department staff tasked with replacing antiquated water piping and plumbing fixtures. And they weren’t talking about the facilities not being in good working order. “Students told us that […]

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 […]

Trent Bosard – Kearney Public Schools

Est. reading time: 4 mins

Trent Bosard used to go to Kearney Public Schools every day because he had to. Now it’s a choice he makes happily. “I take a lot of pride in my work here,” he says. “My whole family has gone through these schools.” While he’s now the director of facilities for the Nebraska-based district, Bosard was […]

Terry Gant – Detroit Community Health Connection Inc.

Est. reading time: 3 mins

A nonprofit health organization didn’t let lack of space stop it from administering COVID-19 vaccines. On the contrary, Terry Gant acquired, prepared and maintained trailers outside of Detroit Community Health Connection. Despite being outdoor clinics, the trailers are medical facilities with all the complexities. Gant, the  , and his staff keep them operating while ensuring […]

Todd Stone – Stone Group Architects

Est. reading time: 5 mins

Since Launching Stone Group Architects in 2012, founder and CEO Todd Stone can safely say that no two days have been the same even if the scenery is plenty familiar—he’s a native of the state of South Dakota, after all. Under normal circumstances, that variety is a good thing—a way to ensure that everyone stays […]

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