Case Studies Region: Southwest

Ken Kortman – Kortman Electric  

Est. reading time: 4 mins

Nestled within Arizona’s vibrant construction industry is a story of commitment, integrity and family legacy embodied by Ken Kortman, the president and CEO of Kortman, Inc. Stepping into his role with a vision deeply rooted in the company’s founding principles, Kortman embodies a unique blend of tradition and innovation, shaping Kortman, Inc into a model […]

Kyle Rutherford – CHRISTUS Health

Est. reading time: 5 mins

Kyle Rutherford doesn’t throw penalty flags or blow whistles as he guides construction projects for CHRISTUS Health, a global faith-based health care system operating in Texas, Louisiana and New Mexico, as well as Chile, Colombia and Mexico. However, Rutherford was a football official for 30 years, working 11 Texas state high school championships. He says […]

Kristian Watkins – Banner Health

Est. reading time: 3 mins

Normalcy is scarce in hospitals, and being confined to a bed or hospital wing can wear on the strongest of patients. It can be especially trying for children, something that Kristian Watkins has noticed since the pediatric Diamond Tower at Banner Health’s University Medical Center in Tucson, Arizona, was built in 2009. In 2021, Watkins, […]

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 […]

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 […]

Kathleen Jordan – Neiman Marcus Group Inc.

Est. reading time: 5 mins

To borrow from Mark Twain’s wit and wisdom, rumors of the department store’s demise may have been at least somewhat exaggerated. Brick-and-mortar shopping, as Forbes reports, is making a post-pandemic comeback, though it too must adjust to modern times. It is at Neiman Marcus Group, the national chain of high-end stores that Kathleen Jordan is […]

Ken Bennett – Dallas Museum of Art

Est. reading time: 4 mins

Ken Bennett clearly remembers his first “aha moment” with contemporary art. He was helping install the exhibition, “Between Action and the Unknown: The Art of Kazuo Shiraga and Sadamasa Motonaga,” at the Dallas Museum of Art. Sixty works by the two Japanese artists were on display from February to July of 2015. When Bennett, the […]

Kevin Tegmeyer – RT Electric Inc.

Est. reading time: 4 mins

Taking over a family business is no easy proposition. One needs to balance the way things have been done with new methods, approaches and areas of growth. Consider Kevin Tegmeyer, president and CEO of RT Electric Inc. of Las Cruces, New Mexico. His father, Robert Tegmeyer, founded the business in his garage in 1976 with […]

Kedrick Wright – San Antonio ISD

Est. reading time: 4 mins

Back in the private sector after a productive five years with the Houston Housing Authority and one of that city’s independent school districts, Kedrick Wright figured he’d be around for a while as a project manager for the local affiliate of the civil engineering firm of Lockwood, Andrews & Newman. Career-wise, he’d have everything to […]

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