Case Studies Region: Midwest

Quinten Keown – Argosy Casino Hotel & Spa

Est. reading time: 4 mins

The landscape of the casino industry has undergone significant changes in recent years. With the expansion of gambling opportunities across the country, casinos constantly strive to innovate and provide exceptional experiences to their guests. At the forefront of this movement is Quinten Keown, the director of facilities for Argosy Casino Hotel & Spa in Riverside, […]

Frank Cassata – Stream Realty Partners

Est. reading time: 4 mins

Frank Cassata has worked through many ups and downs as vice president of construction for Stream Realty Partners’ Chicago operations. That’s not about the swings in the construction industry—Cassata reports that since he joined Stream Realty Partners, or Stream, revenue for the construction management services division he leads increased by 218 percent in 2022 from […]

Aaron Hammer – Gundersen St. Joseph’s Hospital & Clinics

Est. reading time: 4 mins

You can probably count on one hand the number of people who enjoy going to the hospital. But that doesn’t mean visiting the doctor or ending up in the hospital has to be an unpleasant experience. In fact, there are many things health care organizations can do to ensure that the patient receives the best […]

Jamie Keys – Big Cedar Lodge

Est. reading time: 5 mins

In 1987, Johnny Morris, who founded Bass Pro Shops, purchased a small parcel of lakeside property to create a “fish camp” getaway for his outfitters. Thirty-seven years later, that initial vision has evolved to become a luxury wilderness resort known as Big Cedar Lodge. The award-winning destination sits on 4,600 acres across the Missouri portion […]

David Hebig – Shannon’s Inc.

Est. reading time: 5 mins

It was an ordinary doughnut shop in International Falls, Minnesota—part of the Tim Hortons chain and a place for people to come for a snack or linger over coffee with friends. The shop was also part of the portfolio of plumbing and HVAC mechanical contracting services provided by Shannon’s, a family-owned business based in International […]

Trey Poe – IGO Legacy Hotel Group

Est. reading time: 5 mins

While many children spend their free time playing with toys or video games, Trey Poe did things differently while growing up in New Mexico. His father, Lewis Poe, is a retired electrical engineer who used to take him on jobs when he was a kid. “We went everywhere from a burned-down fast-food restaurant to a […]

Mark Radtke – The Cincinnati Air Conditioning Co.

Est. reading time: 5 mins

You could say that Mark Radtke is one driven man when it comes to his professional and personal interests. For the former, there’s The Cincinnati Air Conditioning Co., where he’s the third-generation owner and chief executive officer. On the latter, there’s the nonprofit Salty Dog Museum, which he co-founded and operates in nearby Shandon, Ohio, […]

Paul Thomarios – Thomarios

Est. reading time: 4 mins

In 1948, Nick Thomarios started a small painting company to meet the needs of his neighbors as well as residents of nearby communities. His son Paul Thomarios would often join him, wielding brushes and rollers. Later on, as a political science undergraduate student at The University of Akron, the younger Thomarios would spend his summers […]

Jim Waldron – Wausau Tile

Est. reading time: 4 mins

Glass and concrete: Two seemingly diametrically opposed materials, one known for its fragility and the other for its strength. So, how could glass ever replace concrete? One Wisconsin company has discovered the secret to using post-consumer recycled glass as a one-for-one replacement for cement—and the leadership at Wausau Tile is working in partnership with it. […]

Lisa Smola-Hollo – Ulta Beauty

Est. reading time: 4 mins

Light drastically influences the way people perceive their surroundings. Imagine a haunted house without flickering and broken lights or a Broadway play without a spotlight shining down on the performers. Since 2013, Lisa Smola-Hollo has been bringing a similar mindset to Ulta Beauty, where she has been the director of construction and remodels for one […]

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