Case Studies Region: Southeast

Ray Ramos – Raymond Engineering-Georgia

Est. reading time: 5 mins

Burned out from corporate life, Ray Ramos started Raymond Engineering-Georgia (now known as Raymond) in 1992 as a single-person operation; he was the owner, president and roofing engineer. He knew he had the skills and expertise and was confident his business would grow—and, one day in 2010, the globally recognized aerospace, arms, defense, information security […]

Russell Thompson – Duke University

Est. reading time: 4 mins

Seeing Duke University’s two coal-fired power plants is one of Russell Thompson’s indelible memories from touring the campus before he was hired as director of utilities and engineering in 2007. Then, one of the first initiatives he led was replacing coal-powered plant boilers with ones powered by natural gas—the last chunk of coal was burned […]

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 […]

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 […]

Rabih Zahnan – Sorensen Gross Company

Est. reading time: 4 mins

In 1913, Henry Ford developed his assembly line for mass production, famed for its efficiency. In the 1930s, Toyota took it a step further, developing a manufacturing production method—often referred to as LEAN—which not only limited waste and overproduction, but made it possible to create more variety of cars. Since then, the LEAN process has […]

Roberta Wright – Patrick & Henry Community College

Est. reading time: 4 mins

As a slew of general contractors will attest, there’s a definite shortage of young people entering the trades, but those who do are well-positioned for career growth. At least in some locales, the message seems well taken, including at Patrick & Henry Community College where there’s been a waiting list of students seeking training in […]

Rene Martinelli – Bolay

Est. reading time: 5 mins

Florida is known for many things: Walt Disney World, alligators, oranges. More than anything, though, it’s the crystal blue water and endless beaches that define the Sunshine State. That fresh, casual vibe isn’t just reserved for resorts on the state’s east and west coasts. For Rene Martinelli, that vibe is perfect for the interior of […]

Rabiah Brooken – Aptean

Est. reading time: 4 mins

Professional change is tough. Whether you’re a seasoned executive advancing in your career or a young worker whose employer was recently acquired by another company, adjusting to new surroundings—physical, administrative or otherwise—can be a real challenge. Rabiah Reyome understands this better than anyone. After years of working with some of the country’s largest commercial real-estate […]

Randall F. Hoppe – National Management Resources Corp.

Est. reading time: 4 mins

Its physical plant costly and in need of upgrade a few years ago, a private college in New Jersey called upon the National Management Resources Corp., a Georgia company that’s become the go-to source for getting campus facilities up to par. Some broken steam pipes would be removed with others repaired, and campus buildings would […]

Remy Saintil – Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority (MARTA)

Est. reading time: 5 mins

Growing up in Boston, Remy Saintil never rode a school bus. Instead, the T would take him straight from his neighborhood in Mattapan to his school in Roxbury—a cheap and reliable mode of transportation tailor-made for city living. It’s those twin principles of practicality and convenience that continue to drive the first-generation American in his […]

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