Case Studies Region: Northeast

Michael Schendel – AssuredPartners 

Est. reading time: 5 mins

It’s practically a recession-proof business. So Michael Schendel says about issuing surety bonds for public projects primarily in the greater Washington/Baltimore market. Around here, there’s always infrastructure to build or refurbish, and bonding is necessary for a bidder to be considered for any project over the very modest threshold of $200,000.  Many such bidders acquire […]

Michael Waelz – The Pingry School

Est. reading time: 4 mins

In 1861, Reverend John Francis Pingry started The Pingry School for boys. By the 1970s, the school became co-educational and remained competitive; today, its , or high school, has an acceptance rate of around 17 percent. In addition to introducing coeducation, the New Jersey-based preparatory school has increased its diversity, selectiveness and education standards. The […]

Miguel Monroy – Northwell Health

Est. reading time: 4 mins

Usually, a three-story hole in the side of a hospital building is a cause for concern. At Northwell Health’s Peconic Bay Medical Center, it represented advancement in patient care. The hole was cut into the side of the main hospital building to connect it to a new critical care tower. Construction of the $70 million […]

Matt Branch – Veranex

Est. reading time: 4 mins

It was just another day at Veranex, an end-to-end medical device company, when the main electrical switch at the company’s Providence, Rhode Island, manufacturing facility malfunctioned, cutting off the power supply. While the obvious issue was the sudden darkness and idled equipment, Matt Branch was thinking about something else: With manufacturing at full speed, every […]

Michael Amoroso – Summit Health

Est. reading time: 4 mins

Michael Amoroso is a bit of a Renaissance man, with interests ranging from high finance and engineering to physics and philosophy. As director of facilities at Summit Health, a New Jersey-based for-profit healthcare system, he’s bringing that intellectual dynamism to his work—and helping usher in changes that will keep Summit competitive in the 21st century. […]

Mark P. Job – Consumer Reports

Est. reading time: 5 mins

He’s done everything from high-rise construction to recovery at ground zero in Manhattan following the 9/11 attacks. He’s also helped his companies divest millions of dollars of real estate In each circumstance, Mark P. Job says he’s sought simple and cost-effective solutions, and that’s typical of his approach to construction and facilities management. For instance, […]

Mariana Circiumaru – BentallGreenOak

Est. reading time: 4 mins

For a few months in 2019, Mariana Circiumaru’s daughter lived in the Bronx of New York while she completed her clinical rotations in a hospital that catered to the underserved. She’d visit her daughter often and, after a few hours, would start to feel down.  Eventually, she realized the drab architecture was the cause.  She’d […]

Mike Chicoine – Drive Shack Inc.

Est. reading time: 3 mins

In the classic Adam Sandler comedy “Happy Gilmore,” the title character takes a trip to a miniature golf course late in the film to hone his putting skills ahead of a major tournament. While working with his coach Chubbs Peterson, Gilmore gets frustrated as obstacles like windmills and laughing clowns keep his ball from going […]

Mark Anema – Hackensack Meridian Palisades Medical Center

Est. reading time: 4 mins

It used to be that if you were getting physical therapy for your hip through Hackensack Meridian Palisades Medical Center, you had to fight cross-town traffic, travelling to one of its three locations in the New York-New Jersey metropolitan area. That logistical nightmare is now a thing of the past, says Director of Facilities Mark […]

Marc Caristi – Prestige Alarm & Service

Est. reading time: 4 mins

Marc Caristi says he had the best role model and mentor for a career at an alarm company: his father, Joe. Growing up around the family business—Boston-based Prestige Alarm & Service—the younger Caristi was inspired his father’s commitment to installing and maintaining fire alarm and sprinkler systems for more than 25 years. In fact, seeing […]

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