Case Studies Region: Northeast

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 […]

Eric H. Mattson – Riverview Medical Center, Hackensack Meridian Health

Est. reading time: 4 mins

In the five years Eric H. Mattson has been director of facilities at Hackensack Meridian Health Riverview Medical Center in Red Bank, New Jersey, he’s guided an impressive array of facilities and capital improvement projects. Mattson has overseen replacing MRIs, CTs, seven boilers (including four needed to sterilize medical equipment), three roofs covering 20,000 square […]

John LaBare – Uniondale Union Free School District

Est. reading time: 5 mins

For 15 years, John LaBare has directed facilities and operations for Uniondale Union Free School District, leading a team of more than 100 people responsible for “everything from the curb in.” That’s included sidewalks outside schools and hallways inside them, as well as playgrounds, heating and cooling systems, snow removal and plumbing. The work LaBare […]

Bob Ortiz — Services for the UnderServed

Est. reading time: 4 mins

Bob Ortiz is not a native New Yorker —shoutout to Brooklyn—and he’s spent most of his career helping Big Apple residents find places to call home. These are more than homes, too. They’re facilities that Services for the UnderServed, better known by its S:US acronym, provides for people with developmental disabilities, and mental and behavioral […]

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 […]

Gary Ball – Madison Marquette

Est. reading time: 5 mins

Imagine needing an act of Congress to move forward on a massive mixed-use construction project. The partnership of Madison Marquette and Hoffman & Associates Inc. needed three to begin construction on The Wharf, a mixed-use project extending along 27 acres of the Potomac River in Washington, D.C., says Gary Ball. The partners also had to […]

Susie Youd – Braze

Est. reading time: 5 mins

It’s all about being a great connector. HBO Max, Burger King, NASCAR, Grubhub, PureGym—these companies and so many more access Braze’s multichannel engagement platform to build and sustain customer loyalty. How much more effectively could Braze serve them with enhanced in-house connections? This is what Susie Youd asked upon becoming the head of global real […]

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 […]

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