Case Studies Region: Southeast

Caleb Kelley – The Hughston Clinic  

Est. reading time: 4 mins

When someone goes to the hospital for open-heart surgery or for a procedure to remove a cancerous tumor, they’re probably not too concerned with the facility’s cafeteria menu or the fits and finishes in their recovery room.   However, for an orthopedics practice, the mindset is different.    “Most of the procedures we perform are elective, so […]

Christopher Hahn – Volkswagen Group of America

Est. reading time: 4 mins

Growing up in Germany, Christopher Hahn could have been enamored with many European automakers, but at a young age, he was most impressed by the Audi Sport Quattro. Today, his favorite vehicle is the Lamborghini Urus, the Italian automaker’s luxury SUV. And which company owns the Audi and Lamborghini brands? Volkswagen, the company that has […]

Charles Atkinson – University of Pikeville 

Est. reading time: 5 mins

It’s essentially a living entity that never sleeps, Charles Atkinson says of the University of Pikeville, where he serves as director of facilities. And the backbone of this small private school in Eastern Kentucky that’s affiliated with the Presbyterian Church?  “That’s my team,” he says. “It’s what I tell the new members. Without us, nobody […]

Caleb Lee – Kennesaw State University

Est. reading time: 4 mins

It’s summer vacation for the students and faculty at Kennesaw State University in metro Atlanta. Not so for Caleb Lee who’s got an extensive to-do list to complete before the campuses in Kennesaw and Marietta reopen in August. Lee is director of housing facilities and that means upgrading and sprucing up units with 6,000 beds […]

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 […]

Chris Donner – Mammoth Holdings

Est. reading time: 4 mins

Chris Donner has worked around the world to help expand established brands like Whataburger, Chili’s and Wendy’s. Now, he’s helping Mammoth Holdings expand its car wash operations. Granted, these aren’t the car washes you grew up with. The conveyors still pull vehicles through the cleaning stations, adding suds here, rinsing them off there. But there […]

Chris Mansky – International Workplace Group

Est. reading time: 4 mins

It sounds like a battlefield promotion, but it’s one that Chris Mansky would have accepted under any conditions. While he’s still the Southeast regional construction director of International Workplace Group, the world’s largest flexible workspace business and parent company of Regus and Spaces, much has changed since he joined in August 2015. Corporate clients are […]

Christopher Wyckoff – Town of Mooresville, NC

Est. reading time: 4 mins

The police building in Mooresville, North Carolina, had plenty of space in 2001 when it was built, comfortably housing its staff of 50. Now more than double that number cram into the offices each day—but not for much longer. The new police headquarters are a necessary upgrade, says Christopher Wyckoff, director of facilities for the […]

Chris Policastro – Duke University

Est. reading time: 5 mins

It was shaping up as a Spring Break like any other at Duke University in March 2020. With most students gone for the week, the facilities staff was preparing to spruce up the popular Wilson Recreation Center, readying it for the end of the semester. As Chris Policastro recalls, the plan was for a detailed […]

Chuck Griffith – Bluegreen Vacations

Est. reading time: 4 mins

For some, customer service is a hassle of the job, but for Chuck Griffith, it’s an act of faith. Now a regional facilities manager, the former minister says that operating a church and counseling parishioners is very similar to his current work at Bluegreen Vacations, a timeshare club headquartered in Boca Raton, Florida, that operates […]

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