Case Studies Region: Northeast

Tara Saxton – KTM Exteriors & Recycling

Est. reading time: 5 mins

Reputations spread fast in the construction industry, and that’s worked to the advantage of New Hampshire-based roofing and siding specialist KTM Exteriors & Recycling. When the historic Wentworth by the Sea in New Castle needed a new roof in 2018, KTM was contracted for the project. One year later, it was entrusted with an even […]

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 […]

David Floricic – Pro Design

Est. reading time: 5 mins

David Floricic arrived in New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport in 1988 on a flight from what is now Croatia—but was then still Yugoslavia—with skills in the trades and $300 in his pocket. An electrician by training, he was eager to land a job and had found work at a marble company by his […]

Richard Stone – UHS Chenango Memorial Hospital

Est. reading time: 5 mins

What could bring a Long Island boy out to the farmland of New York’s Chenango County? If you’re Rich Stone, only the opportunity to help save lives. Stone has worked for UHS Chenango Memorial Hospital for 18 years now, rising to director of support services and construction administration. But two decades ago, he was a […]

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,” […]

Shoshana Polakoff – Orthodox Union

Est. reading time: 4 mins

When the Orthodox Union moved several blocks from its old New York City headquarters, the organization had a chance to start over. With the vision and direction of the executive vice presidents, Shoshana Polakoff and her colleague took a cavernous, bare-bones space with random wood planks and wires lying about and turned it into a […]

Stephen Lewis – Monticello Central School District

Est. reading time: 5 mins

Stephen Lewis recently had to find a seemingly impossible solution to a prevalent problem in schools: The lack of security and monitoring measures in bathrooms, which can lead to anything from vaping to bullying. Using research and decades of experience, he and his facilities team at Monticello Central School District decided to install sensors. The […]

Frank Pepitone – Adults & Children with Learning and Developmental Disabilities Inc.

Est. reading time: 4 mins

Frank Pepitone doesn’t live in the residences, schools or facilities operated by Adults & Children with Learning and Developmental Disabilities Inc. on Long Island, New York. However, he says he guides construction and renovation projects and facilities maintenance at a combined 100 locations as though he does. ACLD is a not-for-profit agency with facilities, schools […]

David Smith – Smithouse

Est. reading time: 4 mins

David Smith was majoring in history at Penn State University when he began working at a home renovation company during school breaks. Seeing how happy this work made people, he realized the positive impact he could have on people’s lives—and pivoted his life. “It helps that I realized I have sawdust in my blood,” he […]

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