Case Studies Region: Southwest

Steve Eckert – Arizona Western College

Est. reading time: 5 mins

From launching an automatic orbital welding program for installing high-purity stainless steel piping in pharmaceutical pilot plants to working as a sheet metal supervisor, Steve Eckert has accomplished a lot in his three-plus decades as a project engineer and in facilities management. He started his career in October 1990 as a project engineer at Summa […]

Sheila Liccketto – Memorial Hermann Medical Group

Est. reading time: 4 mins

Sheila Liccketto was taught how to be practical and versatile by the time she was a teenager. For instance, before she was allowed to drive, her father made sure she knew how to check the oil and change a tire and the brakes on a car. This approach has informed her work as director of […]

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 […]

Steve Smith – Chesmar Homes

Est. reading time: 5 mins

When one’s own house is in order, it simplifies the task of building others. That’s Steve Smith’s message as he takes a break from remotely overseeing construction for Houston-headquartered Chesmar Homes to chat with Blueprint this past August. At any given time, he’s got a couple hundred houses under construction. Greater Houston remains the hottest […]

Steve Eiss – Banner Health

Est. reading time: 4 mins

As Steve Eiss puts it, he and the team at Banner Health in Phoenix, Arizona, don’t build hospitals; they open them—and at a rapid pace. BH’s executive director of facilities development since June 2020, Eiss manages most project components including concept, design, construction and management. The company owns or leases 480 health care-related properties: medical […]

Stephen Vedral – Northern Arizona University

Est. reading time: 4 mins

Though the subject can’t be avoided, Stephen Vedral would rather discuss something other than COVID-19. For months it’s seemed an all-consuming concern for his Northern Arizona University facilities team, giving rise to what he calls the very contagious “COVID fatigue.” He also reminds that when he assumed his responsibilities at this Flagstaff campus in the […]

Shirish Mehta – Targa Resources

Est. reading time: 5 mins

For people who don’t quit, failure is never an option. That was very much the mantra at Targa Resources, a Fortune 500 midstream energy company based in Houston. Working with a team from Texas to North Dakota, Targa overcame numerous challenges to construct natural gas processing plants in The Badlands beginning in 2017. It’s a […]

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