Case Studies Region: Southeast

Jorge Toro – Cru

Est. reading time: 4 mins

He may be middle-aged, but Jorge Toro can relate to young people. So many of them, he says, are looking for more than just a job; they also want to be spiritually and/or emotionally fulfilled. He says they might find what they’re looking for on the Cru facilities team if they’re good with their hands, […]

Will Herring — Hunter Quinn Homes

Est. reading time: 5 mins

In his previous conversations with Blueprint, Will Herring explained how Hunter Quinn Homes pivots and punches above its weight class, thus holding its own against South Carolina’s industry heavyweights. But now, his company is flexing its strength and expanding well beyond its Greater Charleston stronghold. Herring is broadening the product offerings and geographic boundaries, moving […]

Wendy Peacock – Auburn University

Est. reading time: 4 mins

Wendy Peacock was heavily involved in Auburn University’s push to become classified as a Carnegie R1 educational institution—requirements include awarding at least 20 research and scholarship doctoral degrees, spending around $5 million in total research and scoring highly in a research activity index calculation. When the university received this coveted designation in 2018, Peacock was […]

Jaren Miller – Wood Partners Property Management

Est. reading time: 4 mins

It says it right on the company’s website: Wood Partners does more than just give people a place to live. The Atlanta-based property management and development company wants to create communities of lasting value, provide a solid return for investors and forge a culture of respect and empowerment for its employees. As the company’s vice […]

John Mercure – Raydeo Enterprises

Est. reading time: 4 mins

Names are everything. Take Stefani Joanne Angelina Germanotta. Most think it is a pretty name, but because of a famous Queen song, the world knows her as Lady Gaga. While John Mercure’s brother didn’t have as much success with his rock opera band as Ms. Germanotta, its moniker led to the name of the brothers’ […]

Alison Jackson – TitleMax

Est. reading time: 4 mins

Rumors of the demise of post-pandemic person-to-person contact have been greatly exaggerated. So believes Alison Jackson as she lays the groundwork for TitleMax’s stores of the future. The brand experience is still physical at its core because it allows the business to deliver a powerful and personalized customer experience. While this consumer lending company has […]

Jorge Sanz – Related Group

Est. reading time: 5 mins

Jorge Sanz may not have been born to swing a hammer, but he’s been doing it—and more—for an awfully long time. Sanz, the vice president of construction operations for Miami-based Related Group, began working in construction for his father, a Cuban immigrant and general contractor. “My two brothers and I grew up in the business,” […]

Joseph Hornlein – Dream Finders Homes

Est. reading time: 4 mins

Housing industry leaders, such as National Association of Home Builders CEO Jim Tobin, say America currently faces a housing affordability crisis. And rising interest rates haven’t helped the situation. In a July interview with Yahoo Finance, Tobin explained that on top of everything else—the COVID-19 pandemic, the Fed’s interest rate hikes and ongoing supply chain […]

Joseph Vota – University of Miami Health System

Est. reading time: 4 mins

It’s easy to see the new surgery centers under construction in Doral in Miami and SoLé Mia in Aventura, Florida, taking shape for the University of Miami Health System, or UHealth. They’re six- and seven-story facilities, respectively, and when completed in September 2024 and early 2025, they’ll each provide a wide variety of services on […]

Steve Goode – Campany Roof Maintenance

Est. reading time: 4 mins

When Jon Bon Jovi needed work done on the roof of his palatial Palm Beach mansion, he knew who to call. Likewise, Steve Wynn, the real estate developer and casino mogul behind the upscale hotel operator Wynn Resorts. For Campany Roof Maintenance, a South Florida roofing contractor, clients like Bon Jovi and Wynn are “a […]

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