Case Studies Region: Northeast

Greg Fink – Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center

When Greg Fink returned to civilian life in 1991 after six years in the Navy, his challenge wasn’t finding a job—it was finding one as demanding as being a gas turbine mechanic. “The Navy is fantastic in making sure you know all the intricacies of the systems and equipment you’re maintaining,” Fink says. “When I […]

Keith Ledwith – Johnson & Johnson

So how does one build a career in construction management? “Relationships and partnerships have gotten me here,” replies Keith Ledwith, who’s fashioned an impressive livelihood in building and engineering for the past 20-plus years. Tap the know-how of those who’ve been in the business, he goes on to say. Leverage their experience and when you […]

Chris Costa – Warby Parker

They’re among the few items you wear on your face, and that makes buying glasses a big decision. You want to be sure they look good and fit right, and that’s easier to do if the glasses shop is a pleasant place to be. As the director of construction for Warby Parker, Chris Costa ensures […]

John Lembo – RiverSpring Living

John Lembo doesn’t live on the 32-acre campus of the Hebrew Home at Riverdale in New York City, but as vice president for facilities management for its parent organization, RiverSpring Living, he says it feels like home. At RiverSpring Living, Lembo is stewarding two major capital projects designed to provide residents new levels of comfort […]

Brendon Behan – Center for Vein Restoration

A once-in-a-century pandemic notwithstanding, Brendon Behan, the director of real estate and facilities at the Center for Vein Restoration, has made the most of 2021. He has 14 new offices planned and an equal number of acquisitions in the works at the Maryland-based medical company that’s expanded from 15 offices to www.linkedin.com/in/brendonbehan/more than 100 nationwide […]

Jevan Sean Seepaul – Northwell Health

When the COVID-19 pandemic arrived, Jevan Sean Seepaul had no choice. As the engineer managing the facilities management department for one of New York City and Long Island’s largest healthcare providers, Seepaul kept the hospital system functioning. With more than 74,000 employees and 23 hospitals across Westchester County, Staten Island, Queens and Long Island, Northwell […]

Jack Rallo – South Orangetown Central School District

No one, especially since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, wants to breathe other people’s air. This can be hard to prevent in schools, though, where getting fresh air is usually only possible during gym class or recess. Jack Rallo is changing this by bringing the outside air in. As the director of facilities for […]

Clark Lowe – DLC Management

Everyone in Frederick, Maryland, knew the local eyesore—the massive Kmart that sat empty for two years. The parking lot was vacant, save for a plastic bag wafting across like a tumbleweed on the prairie. Community expectations were low for the property’s redevelopment—especially during a pandemic. But Clark Lowe, DLC Management’s director of construction and a […]

Marc Caristi – Prestige Alarm & Service

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 […]

Mike Zulla – The Peck School

As the 2020-2021 academic year neared its conclusion at The Peck School, Mike Zulla could give his facilities department and himself more than passing grades. For it had been education as normal as much as practically possible at the prestigious K-8 school in Morristown, New Jersey. Most pupils were on campus from September through June, […]

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