Case Studies Region: Northeast

Brad Jones – Harristown Development Corporation 

Est. reading time: 4 mins

Brad Jones, the president of Harristown Development Corporation (HDC), has been a driving force behind the transformative revitalization of downtown Harrisburg, contributing significantly to the city and the broader region. With a profound understanding of redevelopment’s crucial role in rejuvenating a declining downtown area, Jones has led Harristown on a remarkable journey of urban renewal.  […]

Steve Miller – NeuroRestorative

Est. reading time: 5 mins

There’s no mistaking a McDonald’s with its iconic golden arches. Though less conspicuous, the same holds true for its internal programming that optimizes efficiency and customer satisfaction. The same principles apply at a NeuroRestorative residential home that supports older adults and individuals with physical disabilities and behavioral health needs. It’s all part of the House […]

Dave Andrews – OPEX Corp.

Est. reading time: 5 mins

While being a congenial, easy-going, approachable team player, Dave Andrews is powered by compassion for his fellow employees and a passion that resembles a religious calling to ensure OPEX facilities run at peak performance across its six New Jersey locations and the one in Plano, Texas. “I am very grateful for the opportunity to serve […]

Bill Cumby – W.S. Cumby Construction

Est. reading time: 5 mins

William S. Cumby III, or Bill, as he is known, spent a lot of time around his father and grandfather, a duo who started the W.S. Cumby Construction company in 1981 when Bill was just an infant. But while Bill knew all about the work his dad and grandpa did, he says he never foresaw […]

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. […]

Christopher Romano – Aspect Health Inc.

Est. reading time: 5 mins

In need of a new ambulatory care center, the Montefiore Nyack Hospital executives thought they had a viable site at an academic building in New York’s Hudson Valley. But upon meeting with a real estate consultancy that specializes in healthcare facility development, the hospital’s bosses reconsidered their plans. “Is this truly the best site for […]

Joseph Caraciolo – AHRC NYC

Est. reading time: 4 mins

It was mid-September when Joseph Caraciolo answered a call from Blueprint, and the sounds of the big city were audible from his cell phone. He was shuttling among some of the 220 or so diverse properties leased, owned and managed by AHRC NYC, a primarily government-funded nonprofit that serves more than 15,000 New Yorkers with […]

Will McCullough – Celebree Schools

Est. reading time: 4 mins

Will McCullough was meeting with developers in northern Virginia to get a daycare built for Celebree Schools when he heard something that “hit close to home,” he says. “One of them said, ‘We’ve heard about Celebree; there’s a pent-up demand for premium quality childcare in this market, and I’ve got two kids myself, so I […]

Paul Peterson – JLL Work Dynamics

Est. reading time: 5 mins

When Paul Peterson transitioned from chief engineer to data center facilities manager at JLL Work Dynamics, he faced a daunting task. For one thing, he was moving into a regional role and taking on a new location with low staff morale and challenges related to its being an older building. “To create a positive culture, […]

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