Case Studies Region: Southwest

Kalinka B. Ivanova – HOLT CAT

Est. reading time: 4 mins

Texas is in growth mode and so is HOLT CAT. Conveniently headquartered in San Antonio, it’s the nation’s largest dealer, leaser and servicer of the heavy Caterpillar equipment and engines used to build roads, bridges and myriad other projects from the Red River to the Rio Grande. But HOLT’s growth, like that of the Lone […]

Allysia Kizzee – Rice University

Est. reading time: 4 mins

Growing up in Houston, Allysia Kizzee recalls seeing the grandeur of Rice University while passing by—the quads with vibrant green lawns bordered by brick buildings, many connected by covered walkways with majestic arches.   “Looking at it from the outside, it may seem simple,” she says. “When you come inside the hedges, we have a complex, […]

Wanda Easter – Desert De Oro Foods

Est. reading time: 4 mins

After more than 25 years managing the finances for the Hualapai (hoo·aa·luh·pai) Tribe of northwestern Arizona, Wanda Easter was looking for a challenge. She wanted to take on new tasks, maybe even see some new places. But Rhode Island in January? That’s no knock on the Ocean State, but it is a world away from […]

Julian Ortiz – Cinépolis Luxury Cinemas

Est. reading time: 4 mins

Call it “A Tale of Two Theaters.” No, it’s not a Hollywood blockbuster with a cast of thousands and computer-generated graphics to stun and thrill moviegoers, or an arthouse indie flick about rival playwrights. Rather, it’s the story of how Cinépolis Luxury Cinemas and Julian Ortiz are making going to the movies a luxurious experience—while […]

Tony Prado – Clint Independent School District

Est. reading time: 4 mins

Each Friday night during football season in Texas, high school athletes take to the field before thousands of spectators, often in stadiums that cost tens of millions of dollars. It’s a tradition that began before football helmets had face bars—and  for the Clint Independent School District high schools around El Paso, it just got a […]

Charles Klein – International Leadership of Texas

Est. reading time: 4 mins

As the population booms in Texas, so does the number of school-aged children. So last year, as a school district in Greater Houston struggled to handle the influx of students, the state approached International Leadership of Texas, a nonprofit that builds and operates free public charter schools in the Lone Star State. Talk about quick […]

Jerry Wood – Vail School District

Est. reading time: 4 mins

How many facilities directors are greeted by students with a hug and kind words? Jerry Wood can’t say but he knows he’s one of the lucky few. Of course, Wood, who directs facilities for the Vail Unified School District in Tucson, Arizona, also taught these students and served as their principal. In December 2017, Wood, […]

Jim Rubach – Dickinson Independent School District

Est. reading time: 4 mins

When Jim Rubach retired 11 years ago, he envisioned days spent fishing, golfing and renovating old cars and tractors. But, only a few months later, he was called back to Dickinson Independent School District, where he’s now worked for 43 years. The Texas-based district needed his help connecting with vendors he knew best. “It’s a […]

Ken Feldman – Centuri Group, Inc.

Est. reading time: 5 mins

Can’t be penny-wise and pound-foolish. That’s what Ken Feldman reminded his colleagues at Centuri Group Inc. when the lease was soon to expire at a company satellite, this one in the Washington D.C. metro area. Ostensibly the longstanding facility on the southeast portion of the Capital Beltway made sense, the rent being significantly less than […]

Steve Berry – Robson Resort Communities

Est. reading time: 4 mins

While his career in architecture and design has taken him all the way to the Middle East, Steve Berry’s home remains in a different arid climate: the Valley of the Sun in and around Phoenix.  Now senior vice president of architecture and design for Robson Resort Communities, Berry ensures the company’s portfolio continues to provide […]

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