Case Studies Region: Northeast

Joe Barnes – TMNA Services

Est. reading time: 5 mins

Like most businesses, TMNA Services has encountered its share of ominous clouds since the COVID-19 pandemic began. But for Joe Barnes, assistant vice president of corporate facilities for the Pennsylvania-based company, the silver linings aren’t hard to find. The brightest of all: a $20 million construction project for TMNA’s sister company that Barnes says will […]

Jim Yarrington ‒ Rochester Institute of Technology

Est. reading time: 6 mins

Once Rochester Institute of Technology president David Munson became familiar with the college’s widely recognized mid-century modern campus, he realized there was much about the character of the institution that the sculptural brick walls concealed rather than celebrated. He envisioned a new, sprawling and state-of-the-art campus centerpiece as a transparent and transformative addition. Munson appointed […]

Jim Giuliano – Construction Solutions Group

Est. reading time: 4 mins

Jim Giuliano says his entire career has been about making the most of opportunities. It started at an early age, as he grew up around his family’s masonry business and found himself helping his brothers and father during summer vacations, taking advantage of the opportunity to learn about construction. After college at Central Connecticut State […]

Jill Soderholm – BlueCrest

Est. reading time: 4 mins

What do digging holes, world travel, stuffing envelopes, women’s rights and mentoring all have in common? That would be Jill Soderholm—and all the things she loves to do and promote. Connecticut-born, Soderholm has traveled the world applying her skills in real estate, finance, planning and architecture to high-end projects. Returning to her New England roots […]

John F. Hogan— Marriott International

Est. reading time: 4 mins

The call came into the New Orleans Sheraton on a Thursday afternoon from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers—and it was not to book a reservation in one of the French Quarter’s hot spots. The hotel on 555 Canal St., was now a hot spot for a very different reason. More than 5,000 COVID-19 cases […]

Jill Javor – November Properties & York Investment Properties LLC

Est. reading time: 5 mins

On a calm October day, Jill Javor, husband Attila and 6 1/2 year-old son, Ryan, stand beside U.S. Rep. Ralph Norman, their ribbon cutting scissors poised and ready. It’s the official opening of the 127-room Cambria Hotel Fort Mill in South Carolina. The property is just a healthy bike ride away from the sold-out, wait-listed, […]

Jeff Masterson – J. Masterson Construction

Est. reading time: 4 mins

For most folks with an interest in visiting Tufts University on the Medford-Somerville, Massachusetts, border, their first impression comes at the welcome center. Come the fall of 2021, it’ll be a new and very much improved welcome center, one named after Joyce Cummings, of the Cummings Foundation Inc.—one of New England’s largest such goodwill institutions. […]

Joel Koffron – TRC Companies Inc.

Est. reading time: 4 mins

The best advice Joel Koffron’s father Arthur gave him about the construction field was to develop technical solutions that had “both a belt and suspenders” so your “pants” won’t fall down and expose your “weaknesses.” Koffron, now the construction manager at Lowell, Massachusetts-based TRC Companies Inc. never forgot the guidance passed down from father to […]

Johnny Little – Tough Mudder Inc.

Est. reading time: 5 mins

It’s tough to make mud in the desert, as Johnny Little discovered. Such was the case when Little, vice president of live events and global licensing for Tough Mudder Inc. came to Oman to debut the patented obstacle course race that takes place—as the name suggests—in the mud. Except mud is tough to make from […]

John Standinger – LaBella Associates

Est. reading time: 4 mins

When John Standinger took time to chat with Blueprint from his office in Rochester, New York, he couldn’t chat for long. For it was early summer, meaning it was time to oversee the maintaining of bridges and parks. That can take some doing in and around this medium-sized city on the southern shore of Lake […]

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