Case Studies March 2014

Group 70 International

Est. reading time: 4 mins

Gus Ishihara and Gordon Tyau established Group 70 International (G70) in 1971. For over 40 years, the business has grown from an architecture firm to a multidisciplinary design firm, serving hundreds of clients with unique needs throughout the Hawaiian archipelago and the greater Pacific Rim. Leadership has shifted over the years; Linda Miki, president of […]

Greater Seattle Concrete Inc.

Est. reading time: 4 mins

Greater Seattle Concrete Inc. (GSC) was founded in 1984 as a small, privately owned concrete contractor in Mill Creek, Wash. For nearly 30 years, the business has worked with a growing number of clients in the region focusing mostly in western Washington. “We started out as a flatwork concrete company in 1984,” says Leon Johnson, […]

Gerber Construction Inc.

Est. reading time: 5 mins

In 1974 brothers Preston and Max Gerber founded Gerber Construction Inc. (GCI), with their brother Scott joining shortly thereafter. The business began as a small concrete contractor, performing residential work around Lehi, Utah; however, the company has grown significantly since. Allen Gerber, the youngest brother and president of GCI, began working with his older brothers […]

Fong & Chan Architects

Est. reading time: 3 mins

Prior to establishing Fong & Chan Architects (FCA) in 1982, David G. Fong and Chiu Lin Tse-Chan interviewed for an expansive project. The San Francisco International Airport’s master plan/programming/conceptual design of the South Terminal (Terminal One) and passenger boarding gates A, B and C entailed an approximate 1 million-square-foot area at an estimated construction cost […]

Crowne Development Inc.

Est. reading time: 5 mins

For nearly 25 years, brothers Kal and Kam Takhar have made an extraordinary team. The pair joined forces in 1989, founding Crown Development Inc. (Crowne). While neither had experience in the field, Kal and Kam were ready to tackle the challenge head on – and with a clean slate. Kal, holder of a California real […]

Construction Concepts Inc.

Est. reading time: 4 mins

In 1991 Marc and Kim Dewey founded specialty construction firm Construction Concepts Inc. (CCI). For more than 20 years, the business has grown, developing strong and lasting relationships with clients, subcontractors and employees alike. Kim’s son, Dan Grelle, has recently taken on a growing role in the family business. “My parents started this company out […]

Tri-State Industrial Group

Est. reading time: 5 mins

Tri-State Industrial Group (TSIG) is a large, growing infrastructure services provider serving customers in energy, industrial and commercial markets across the United States. Gary Allison, CEO of TSIG, founded the business in 1983 as a small electrical contractor; however, the company has surpassed his expectations. Allison grew up in Oklahoma, and after high school, he […]

ISI Security

Est. reading time: 4 mins

ISI Security (ISI) is a large specialty commercial and institutional (detention) security contractor based in San Antonio, Texas. ISI is a dual-track organization, designing and installing both physical and electronic security systems to keep people and property either in or out of a given structure. The company has been in business since 1991 and now […]

Genelco Inc.

Est. reading time: 4 mins

John Gaynor’s electrical expertise has taken him around the world in support of critical data centers essential to the operations of numerous Internet giants. “I just returned from a four-month long project in Australia,” reveals Gaynor, founder and president of Genelco Inc. (Genelco). “We traveled there for an American client expanding internationally who was finishing […]

Gemstar Construction & Development Inc.

Est. reading time: 4 mins

Gemstar Construction & Development Inc. (Gemstar) began in 1983. David Carson, president and co-owner of Gemstar, alongside longtime partner Winston J. Payne, vice president and co-owner, worked in the property insurance and construction sales fields for five years prior to founding the company. Together, Payne and Carson decided the time was right to make a […]


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— Susan Howell, Marketing Director for Howell Custom Building Group
On behalf of Alfred Sanzari Enterprises, I would like to thank you for showcasing our company as a cover story in US Builders Review, and express our gratitude for a job well done in putting together an impressive editorial product. We already have received a great deal of positive feedback on the article and are confident it will be a very effective tool for sharing Alfred Sanzari Enterprises’ story, and our new hotel project, with a national audience of industry professionals. Please also extend our thanks to everyone on your team that helped in any way to produce this article. This was truly a collaborative effort.  Your staff listened to our feedback and was incredibly professional and accommodating to our requests throughout the entire process. We welcome the opportunity to collaborate with US Builders Review on future projects.
— Ryan Sanzari, Director of Operations, Alfred Sanzari Enterprises
Working with Kyle at TrueLine Publishing was a great experience. We are quite pleased with how the article about Souder Brothers turned out. The magazine article and photo spread is going to be a very effective tool to use in our marketing. If you have the opportunity to be featured in a project like this, I would recommend doing it. Kyle and his team made the whole process very smooth and we are happy to have been a part of the latest edition of US Builders Review.
— Corinne Schaffer, Project Manager, Souder Brothers Construction


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