Case Studies Region: Northeast

Adam Hitchen — Atlantis Comfort Systems

Est. reading time: 5 mins

Reputations spread quickly in construction and Adam Hitchen has built his for reliability with Atlantis Comfort Systems. Developer Trammell Crow Residential and its general contractor, March Associates, seemingly satisfied with how Hitchen’s company has been providing the HVAC to its massive market-rate apartment-mixed-use project in Harrison, New York, they’ve entrusted Atlantis with a similar project […]

Andrew Scimeca – Islip Public Schools

Est. reading time: 5 mins

To an outsider, with three elementary schools, one middle school and one high school, Islip Public Schools on Long Island probably looks like any other of the countless school districts outside of New York City. But behind the scenes, a dedicated facilities team is working tirelessly to ensure a conducive learning environment for the students. […]

Adam Lazenga – Coen Markets

Est. reading time: 4 mins

One of the oldest and largest convenience chains in the Pittsburgh region, Coen Markets has been serving customers since 1923. In those 100 years, it’s undergone many business evolutions, from selling oil and fuel in bulk to handling shipping and transport. “No matter its product or services, the Coen name has weight in this area,” […]

Andrew Feldman – RAD & D’Aprile

Est. reading time: 4 mins

It’ll be the borough of Brooklyn’s first public school that adheres to Passive House standards. That’s a relatively new construction designation for a structure whose heat is at least half supplied via passive solar power such as sunlight streaming through energy-efficient, south-facing windows. Another 15 to 30 percent comes from heat recovery or other internal […]

Andrea Spadafora Kerr, AIA – UMass Memorial Medical Center

Est. reading time: 4 mins

There’s a bed shortage at UMass Memorial Medical Center, as there is at many hospitals around the country. Hours may pass before an emergency patient can finally lay down in an appropriate place—a situation intensified by the COVID-19 pandemic. At this sprawling three-campus facility in Worcester, Massachusetts, the issue is being dealt with. Not as […]

Andrew Dudka – Criterium Dudka Engineers

Est. reading time: 4 mins

At Criterium-Dudka Engineers, President and Owner Andrew Dudka has built work-life balance into the foundations of his firm. An affiliate of Criterium Engineers, a national engineering-consulting company, Criterium-Dudka has been family-owned since 2017. And if anyone knows how important it is to have a life outside of work, it’s Dudka. “The thing about my office […]

Ashley Shoults – Veterinary Emergency Group

Est. reading time: 4 mins

One of the worst things a pet owner can experience is having to bring their sick or injured animal to an emergency veterinary hospital. Waiting anxiously in the lobby while their beloved pet is taken behind closed doors; worrying how the pet is reacting to strangers and other animals: it’s a situation ripe for stress. […]

Alexis Baker – Manheim Central School District

Est. reading time: 4 mins

Although she’s not a teacher, Alexis Baker impacts students every day. As the director of facilities at Manheim Central School District, she says she considers their experience in every project. Whether with large undertakings, like renovating the high school, or smaller ones, such as creating a pollinator garden at the middle school, Baker tries to […]

Al Parker Jr. – Ocean Casino Resort

Est. reading time: 5 mins

There’s always something to maintain in a casino resort hotel just one room shy of 1,400 in Atlantic City. Even though the building is currently closed to the public, something’s bound to leak, get dusty, need preventative maintenance, an upgrade or replacement. Thus Al Parker Jr., the facilities director since the rebranded Ocean Casino Resort […]

Andrew Grundman – Grundman Mechanical Systems

Est. reading time: 5 mins

Heating, ventilation and air conditioning are all about comfort. So is managing business relationships. As president and son of the founder, Andrew Grundman has followed a legacy of solid relationships his father insisted on when establishing Grundman Mechanical Systems in 1983. While the senior Grundman might claim Andrew worked in the company at age 5 […]

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