Case Studies Region: Midwest

Michael Lingle – Saint John’s On The Lake

It was only his second day on the job as vice president of facilities for Saint John’s On The Lake, Wisconsin’s oldest nursing home, when Michael Lingle was told he might want to sit in on a planning meeting for an upcoming build. He didn’t know it would be the largest project of his life. […]

Matthew Gum – Kroeschell Inc. Rocky Mountain Division

“Cheap work isn’t good and good work isn’t cheap,” is a straight-up observation from Matthew Gum. That being said, Gum, the president of Kroeschell Rocky Mountain says while contracting services at the Colorado-based firm may not always be the cheapest, the relationship built with a satisfied customer is sufficient reward. That’s what means the most […]

Scott Rychel – ATIGROUP

Admittedly, the project at the Edward Hines Jr. VA Hospital in Hines, Illinois, was not your standard chiller replacement and proved to be very challenging in many respects. Trenches in the dirt filling up with groundwater within the existing central plant gave a whole new meaning to cold, wet and muddy, according to Scott Rychel, […]

Vance Vinson – Miami Valley Hospital

It would take more than 86 football fields—at 57,600 square feet each—to cover the 5 million square feet of space Vance Vinson and his team are responsible for at Miami Valley Hospital in Dayton, Ohio. And yet, the organization’s director of facilities believes that even the smallest changes can make a major impact—particularly when it […]

Ron Siliko – Miami University Recreational Sports Center

As a kid, when Ron Siliko thought about his dream job, he envisioned having his own set of keys to open a gymnasium, with a plan to shoot hoops anytime he wanted. In reality, he got his wish—and a whole lot more. Basketball courts, swimming pools, equestrian facilities and baseball diamonds are just a few […]

Kathryn Bielefeld – Shoe Sensation Inc.

“See a need and fill a need” may very well be Kathryn Bielefeld’s career mantra at Shoe Sensation Inc. It’s certainly a principle that has guided Bielefeld to the position she has today as the director of new store construction for the Jeffersonville, Indiana-based family retail shoe chain. Beginning as an intern in 2011, she […]

Michael Cook – The Sterling Group

Dog parks, fitness centers, movie theaters and fire pits—these are just a few of the Class A amenities The Sterling Group’s clients can expect to see in its revamped multi-family properties around the country. And they can expect more of them. With 7,895 apartment units and 6,351 storage units already under management, Sterling recently added […]

CSM Group

Once completed in the fall of 2020, the 275,000-square-foot Catalyst Development building—located in the heart of downtown Kalamazoo, Michigan—will stand as a towering testament to the city’s recent resurgence. Known as CD-12, the seven-story multi-use structure of concrete, brick and glass, will strike a deft balance between modernity and the region’s industrial past. The building’s […]

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 […]

Mark Dudgeon – Columbus State Community College

Mark Dudgeon might be an oftentimes overlooked but vital cog at Columbus State Community College, overseeing nearly 1.5 million square feet of facilities space that so many folks would take for granted—unless something’s on the blink or out of place. Thankfully, that’s rarely been the case since the 42-year-old Dudgeon became director of operations within […]

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