Case Studies Region: West

Highridge Costa

It’s a situation so many desirable locales face, perhaps none more so than Hawaii, where the cost of living soars higher than what much of its service economy’s workforce can bear. Or what many retirees can afford just to live out their golden years in a community they may have helped build. The solution isn’t […]

GoHealth Urgent Care

Injuries and ailments wait for nobody, Rudy Yadao Jr. muses from his office in San Bruno, California. More than just time and money could be at stake if his employer’s urgent care centers are not built on time and operationally ready by autumn. “Got to plan for success and prepare for the worst,” he tells […]

Brad Mignone – Del Frisco’s Restaurant Group

Miami will be on Brad Mignone’s travel itinerary. As will Pittsburgh and Santa Clara, California. Quite possibly some other locales that might also keep him away from his Las Vegas home for a couple of days a week. For when you’re senior director of development and construction at one of America’s fastest growing high-end restaurant […]

Clauss Construction

When you’re a spectator, the process could take all of 7 seconds. There are several thunderous bangs; the structure buckles, caves, then it’s lost in a billowing poof of smoke and dust. And just like that, a building is demolished. It’s the mission of Clauss Construction to make it seem that simple, anyway. “The planning […]

John Parsons

At 5:04 p.m. it struck: A 6.9 magnitude earthquake. For 15 seconds, the earth shook; structures collapsed like dust, bridges were wrenched like toys, craters ripped open to swallow people and vehicles. It was October 17, 1989—the infamous Loma Prieta earthquake, which ultimately killed 67 people and caused billions of dollars’ worth of damage across […]

Jim Zuiderhoek – Risk Management Solutions

So how does one get into the profession of managing the physical facilities of a multinational? Nowadays, a university student so inclined might find specific courses on the subject. Then there are the old-school types like Jim Zuiderhoek, since November 2009 the director of global real estate and facilities services for Risk Management Solutions in […]

Jason Schlunt – Bellows Plumbing, Heating & Air

Patience is both a virtue and a sound business practice, especially in the residential HVAC and plumbing construction industry. Building solid customer relationships takes time and requires providing honest, prompt and professional service, time and time again. It doesn’t matter how small the job, every customer and every home matters. It is a tenet that […]

Langlas & Associates

A crew of workers clad in hardhats and neon yellow vests emerges from the bottom left corner of the screen. In the distance, a ten-story crane awaits the day’s first payload, while trucks carrying industrial pipes hug the massive concrete wall. It’s just past 7 a.m. local time in Bozeman, Montana, and the team at […]

Devin Hugie – CHOC Children’s Mental Health Inpatient Center

It’s about meeting the very overdue need of tending to the mental health of some of the most vulnerable children and teens in California’s Orange County. The specialized nature of such treatment being what it is, the standards of CHOC Children’s Mental Health Inpatient Center had to exceed the very stringent codes by which the […]

Gelson Da Silva II – Carta

He’s on to new adventures after a most eventful year and few months as director of global real estate and workplace services for Carta, a software platform for founders, investors and employees to manage equity and ownership, headquartered in San Francisco. But first Gelson Da Silva II plans to spend a few months with some […]

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