Case Studies

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 […]

Kaisey Kenkel – Hertz   

Est. reading time: 4 mins

Imagine you’ve just landed at Los Angeles International Airport after an 11-hour flight from somewhere in Europe. After getting your bags, your plan is to quickly get in your rental car and head on your merry way. Except, quickly is not how anyone gets a rental car at LAX—at least until the construction of the […]

Kendall Jones – Florida A&M University  

Est. reading time: 5 mins

Modern post-secondary school students have many options when deciding where to attend college. Sure, some universities with specific programs are rated higher than the average institution, but that many choices mean colleges and universities need to do more to attract new students and maintain or increase enrollment.   That gives Kendall Jones many options regarding his […]

Ken Ziff – Dental Care Alliance

Est. reading time: 5 mins

The dentist’s office was Ken Ziff’s second childhood home. He grew up watching his father fill cavities, administer root canals and guard his patients’ dental health. Ziff says his dad loved the work and swore to die “with a drill in his hand,” but the elder Ziff didn’t enter the field easily. As Ziff explains, […]

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 […]

Karren Jamaca – Karren Jamaca Consulting

Est. reading time: 4 mins

Karren Jamaca was working for the biotechnology company Fluidigm (now Standard BioTools) when an explosion on a neighboring floor rocked the company’s offices. Flames engulfed the upstairs tenant’s chemical hood, setting off overhead sprinklers, which sent sooty toxic chemicals raining down on Fluidigm’s server room and multiple laboratories with delicate biomedical equipment. Contaminated water flooded […]

Kendall Kessler – Pfizer

Est. reading time: 4 mins

Foresight and serendipity add up to a winning formula. So it would seem in suburban St. Louis where a Pfizer pharmaceutical plant is being expanded by 40,000 square feet just four years after its completion. That facility in Chesterfield, Missouri, proved its worth while manufacturing and testing the quality of a COVID-19 vaccine with its […]

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, […]

Kristine Fisher – Sleep Number

Est. reading time: 4 mins

After starting her career in construction project management and then getting into real estate and facility management, Kristine Fisher realized the areas are often segmented at companies. She noticed that some organizations only focus on repairs and maintenance rather than taking a comprehensive corporate real estate approach. She says this approach creates more efficiencies, higher quality […]

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 […]

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