Case Studies Region: Southeast

Chris Pruitt – Pivotal Retail Group

Est. reading time: 4 mins

Tractors aren’t known for their looks, but as Chris Pruitt notes, Pivotal Retail Group was instrumental in helping a national farm and feed retailer develop a fresh appearance, new features and an improved customer experience. Serving as the owner’s representative for the ongoing project, Pivotal Retail Group has helped the company improve customer traffic patterns […]

James Drinkard – Alliance Residential

Est. reading time: 5 mins

He’s not one to gloat, but James Drinkard doesn’t mind talking about how when Alliance Residential broke ground for a massive Nashville apartment complex in the spring of 2020, a competitor was starting a much smaller project. By December 2021, Alliance’s Broadstone Nations was welcoming tenants into the 343-unit complex—a mix of studio and one- […]

Brian M. Anderson – Option Care Health

Est. reading time: 5 mins

Those 1,000-mile round trips between Nashville and the Chicago suburb of Itasca weren’t anything Brian M. Anderson enjoyed but they’re now in the rear-view. He wanted to see his biggest and most complex project taking shape when commercial flying was off limits. It’s a 50,000-square-foot and very specialized single-story brick building where Option Care Health […]

Robbie Sovie – T5 Data Centers

Est. reading time: 4 mins

Building the “cloud” may seem abstract, but the companies that create and manage clouds are faced with practical challenges that are grounded in the reality of data centers.  As Robbie Sovie explains, data centers supporting cloud operations require strong power and fiber networks. They also must be built to withstand seismic activity, heavy wind, fire […]

Tim Nasello – Seminole Electric Cooperative Inc.

Est. reading time: 4 mins

In a lifetime where he’s made some sudden decisions, two stand out for Tim Nasello. The first came when he was driving down a road in Illinois and saw a Navy recruitment sign. He drove straight to a recruiting office and enlisted. The second came 27 years later when he was retiring as a lieutenant […]

Roger Beck – IHG Hotels & Resorts

Est. reading time: 5 mins

Some people climb the ladder in their industry not by taking others down, but by becoming indispensable to everyone around them. Such was the case with Roger Beck, the global facility and real estate manager at IHG Hotels & Resorts, whose brands include InterContinental Hotels, Regent, Holiday Inn and Crown Plaza. As an example of […]

Mike Cooke – Cone Health

Est. reading time: 4 mins

It’s gone, the former Women’s Hospital in Greensboro, North Carolina. Formerly the property of Cone Health, it was part of a 2020 real estate swap with a development company called Deep River Partners, which demolished the facility last January and has new uses planned. But what a legacy it left, first as where more than […]

John Goss – Tar Heel Capital Corp.

Est. reading time: 5 mins

There John Goss was one May morning in Lexington, South Carolina, walking the site of what’s expected to be the 89th Wendy’s owned by Tar Heel Capital Corp. One needs to literally leave no stone unturned before any deal is sealed, he told Blueprint from his cellphone. Especially in the Southeast, Goss went on to […]

Mike Huff – Just Love Coffee

Est. reading time: 4 mins

Adopting a child is a life-changing decision. So is opening a business. But they don’t often go together as they did for Rob and Emily Webb of Just Love Coffee. In 2009, Rob Webb was on a flight to Ethiopia as the couple prepared to adopt two daughters. While on his adoption journey, he had […]

Tai Davis – Fayetteville State University

Est. reading time: 4 mins

Before last year, when students at Fayetteville State University submitted a maintenance request, they didn’t know when it would be addressed. Sometimes, facilities workers would show up when students were sleeping, getting dressed or trying to concentrate on their work, creating an uncomfortable situation for both parties. Tai Davis heard these frustrations from students last […]

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