Case Studies Region: Southeast

Mike G. Schilling – West Jefferson Medical Center

Est. reading time: 4 mins

Mike G. Schilling never considered working in facilities management in health care as he worked as an area operations manager for Dave & Buster’s or as a property manager for Corporate Realty Inc. in the New Orleans area. Then in 2021, Schilling was diagnosed with a type of cancer so rare it could only be […]

Michael S. Terrell – Liberty University

Est. reading time: 4 mins

It may be a school that adheres to conservative values and for that Liberty University makes no apologies. But it needn’t cling to some old and very inefficient ways of campus and facilities upkeep. So, Michael S. Terrell emphasized two years ago when returning to where he had lived, the idyllic locale of Lynchburg, Virginia, […]

Mike Craig – St. Joseph’s/Candler

Est. reading time: 4 mins

If nothing else, it’s been a change of pace for Mike Craig. For nearly 20 years, he played crucial roles in facilities management at Chicago’s Rush University Medical Center. From his beginnings as a contracted foreman in the electronic shop, he rose through the ranks and became director of facility management. However, Craig says he […]

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 […]

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 […]

Manuel Lopez – University of South Florida

Est. reading time: 4 mins

Prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, students at the University of South Florida could put in a maintenance request and someone would show up to fix the issue. Because of safety protocols during the height of the pandemic in 2020, it wasn’t so simple. When students put in a request, say for a flickering light or […]

Mark E. Sprague CM – St. Pete-Clearwater International Airport

Est. reading time: 4 mins

Passengers arriving at St. Pete-Clearwater International Airport likely don’t know they’re landing near the birthplace of commercial air transportation—they’re more likely to be focused on a Florida vacation. And Mark Sprague, CM, the airport’s deputy director of airport operations and facilities, would like them to keep that focus, with construction out of sight and mind. […]

Mark Lockard – The School District of Osceola County SDOC

Est. reading time: 4 mins

Up until the day Mark Lockard closed out his career in school facilities and construction management, he was still learning. That’s because there’s a lot to know, he says. In a school design and construction career spanning more than 20 years, he’s seen changes and advancements in technology used to save—and even produce and recoup—energy […]

Montay Parker – Emory Healthcare: Emory Wesley Woods Hospital

Est. reading time: 4 mins

Working at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta, Georgia, isn’t as exciting as the movies that depict viruses and undead patients wandering the halls. Just ask Montay Parker, who worked the overnight shift there after receiving his certificate in heating, ventilation and air conditioning from trade school. Disciplined from his military service, […]

Mike Clemmer – Nissan North America

Est. reading time: 4 mins

Mike Clemmer likes to joke the most pressure he’s felt has been choosing which way to go when the rope drops at Magic Kingdom. But in truth, Clemmer, a Disney World fanatic, faced a much greater challenge last spring, when the COVID-19 pandemic shut down one of Nissan North America’s manufacturing plants months before the […]

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