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Creative Curiosity: Dynamic Discussions on Insights and Innovation.

Creative Curiosity: Dynamic Discussions on Insights and Innovation.

By Warehaus A/E
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E13: The Importance of Corporate Culture

Creative Curiosity: Dynamic Discussions on Insights and Innovation.

S3E5 Importance of Upfront Design and Documentation with Jonathan Bowser
Steel Works Construction (SWC) is a privately held minority owned Construction Management company, founded by Jonathan Bowser. As Founder, CEO and President, his vision is to provide Construction Services to private and public entities in areas such as residential, commercial, and industrial with diversity and inclusion at the forefront. SWC’s charter is to pursue public and private construction work that requires minority participation as a Tier 1 Contractor and partner with Tier 2 minority, women and disadvantaged owned subcontractors to facilitate and expand contracting opportunities. In February of 2022, SWC received its MBE Certification, making it a certified Minority Business Enterprise
August 10, 2022
S3E4: Supply Chain Management
Matt Shatzkin has been a logistics practitioner and academic for over 32 years. Currently, he is an Assistant Professor of Supply Chain Operations Management at the York College of Pennsylvania, where he teaches courses in Supply Chain Management, Logistics Management, Operations Management, Total Quality Management, and Data Driven Decision Making. Matt earned his Ph.D. in transportation and logistics from North Dakota State University in 2014 and published the book Understanding the Complexity of Emergency Supply Chains in 2017. Matt is also a retired Army Colonel, with 28 years as a multi-functional logistician. During his service, Matt planned and executed logistics support to emergency operations in Iraq, New Orleans, and Haiti.
June 13, 2022
S3E3: Women in Construction
Lisa Wagman Glezer Lisa Wagman Glezer is an owner and president of Wagman, Inc.  Wagman, Inc. is the holding & management company of Wagman Construction Inc. & Wagman Heavy Civil. Lisa is the first woman President in the company’s 120 year history. In 2018, Lisa was named to Wagman’s Board of Directors which includes six outside board members. Wagman is a multi-faceted construction firm with major operations in heavy civil, general construction and geotechnical construction services serving the mid-Atlantic Region. Founded in 1902, Wagman is a fourth generation family owned company operating out of offices in Pennsylvania and Virginia. Lisa has executive oversight of strategic direction and growth of the organization. She has direct oversight on employee engagement and positioning of Wagman as a construction partner and an employer of choice. As she advanced in her career at Wagman, she developed a passion for advocating and elevating awareness for women in construction. Lisa is Chair of the Transportation Construction Industry – Political Action Committee (TCI-PAC) Board of Directors. She has served on the board for over 10 years and was the first female to take on a position as an officer. She is on the Board of Directors and Executive Committee of the Associated Pennsylvania Constructors (APC). She is actively engaged in the community currently serving on the Board of Directors for Leg Up Farm, York County Capital Campaign Advisory Committee, Give Local York Advisory Committee and Messiah University’s Parent Advancement Council. She is a member of Women’s Giving Circle & Women United. She advocates employee engagement in the political process through the company’s Grassroots Committee and community involvement through the company’s Community Committee. She started both committees within Wagman. As a Champion of Women in Construction, she has worked to elevate conversations through panel discussions, articles and other media and promotional opportunities. She was a founding member of South Central PA chapter #386 of National Association of Women in Construction (NAWIC) and Heavy Construction Contractors Association (HCCA) Women in Construction in Virginia. Lisa was among 12 women inducted into the inaugural “Circle of Excellence” at the 2019 Central Penn Business Journal’s 2019 Women of Influence Award. She was previously recognized among Central Penn Business Journal’s 2016 Women of Influence. Lisa received her Bachelor of Arts degree from University of Delaware and started her career in business and management in Boston, MA. She returned as part of the fourth generation family business in 2001. She resides in York with her husband, Mike, four children and a labradoodle.
April 04, 2022
S3E2: Drone Applications in Construction Management
Bill Sutton is a licensed FAA Drone Pilot and currently serves as Vice President of Customer Experience for Mowery Construction which operates in Central Pennsylvania. He has spent his entire career in the construction industry looking for ways to innovate, improve and streamline the construction process. Recently William has transitioned from construction operations into the world of Business Development where he is applying his innovative and outward mindset to developing long lasting relationships with Mowery clients. William J. Sutton II, LEED AP, CHC Vice President ‑ Customer Experience For the Experience... ​Plan | Design | Build | Manage
February 28, 2022
S3E1: Leading to Win in the 21st Century
Rob Salome Solutions 21 / Chief Operations Officer and Vice President, Consulting Services Rob’s military career and 27 years of leadership experience — almost entirely with Millennials — bring a unique perspective to the Solutions 21 team on what it takes to adapt to the information age, and he’s not one to shy away from challenging situations.   A retired Army colonel, Rob served in leadership positions large and small across the globe. He exercised transformational leadership in the nation’s most elite military organizations: the 101st Airborne (Air Assault), the 82nd Airborne, and the 173rd Airborne in Vicenza, Italy. His style of servant leadership suited him well as he led Airborne Rangers in the United States, Europe, North Africa, Iraq, and Afghanistan under the most arduous conditions.  Rob’s ability to communicate with executives across industries reflects his experience in myriad geopolitical environments. Rob helps executive teams think from new perspectives and has aided dozens of clients on varying strategic issues — from economic growth and deliberate downsizing to building multi-functional teams and managing time in the margins.  Rob’s expertise is defined by strategic planning, leadership development, and design thinking. He helps lead cross-functional teams to understand their environment, define their problems, develop organizational approaches to solve complex problems, and integrate ongoing assessments for operational budgets in the hundreds of millions of dollars.  Rob has served in critical roles at the highest levels of government: as a military aide to the vice president of the United States; the director of the Commander’s Initiatives Group in the Army’s Forces Command, and as garrison commander of Fort Campbell, Kentucky. Rob knows what it means to be a contributor on a team, lead from the middle, and serve from the top. As the Chief Operations Officer and Vice President of Consulting Services, Rob brings the vast array of Solutions 21’s capabilities to the most technologically advanced and fastest growing cities in America.  Rob, a decorated U.S. Army combat veteran, is a graduate of the U.S. Military Academy at West Point with a BA in mechanical engineering. He holds a master’s degree in management and administration from Central Michigan University and a master’s degree in strategic studies from the U.S. Army War College. 
February 01, 2022
E15: Pharmaceutical Cannabis
Steve Groff, M.D. Steve served his community for nearly 20 years as an Orthopedic Surgeon. During his career in medicine, he served as President of KDV Orthopedics and led a large multi-organization merger to form OSS, a vital healthcare entity in South Central Pennsylvania. He served three terms as President of OSS Health System and was founding Chairman of the ambulatory surgical center. Following a successful career in medicine, Steve founded Wyndridge Farm in 2014 which serves as a restaurant, wedding and corporate event venue, and beverage manufacturer in York County, PA. Since Q4 2018, Steve has founded three new companies: Groff North America, Groff Health and Groff NA Hemplex. “Groff North America serves as a comprehensive hemp-cannabis refinery, extraction, purification, and formulation facility. Our diverse team of experts lead the way in research and production of raw materials from all aspects of the cannabis plant.”
October 04, 2021
E14: Lean Construction
Steve Lee Senior Director South Central PA Enterprise Director of Strategic Initiatives Alexander Building Construction Co. Steve Lee has worked in the construction industry for more than 26 years. He has delivered projects from the perspective of an owner, a designer and a builder, which has given him a greater appreciation for overall project delivery.  These experiences have led to his passion for applying lean principles to every aspect of construction and project delivery.  As Senior Director of South Central Pennsylvania for Alexander Building Construction Co., Steve leads project teams through all phases of the project and encourages them to continually improve their processes while serving clients. He also holds the position of Enterprise Director of Strategic Initiatives, where he introduces and drives innovation across The Butz Family of Companies. Steve has applied his leadership skills and passion for lean construction to help the project team be successful. He has personally spearheaded the implementation of lean practices including Dashboards, Target Value Delivery, Conditions of Satisfaction and more to meet the schedule and budget.  Steve is an active member of the Construction Management Association of America, Lean Construction Institute, and Partnership for Achieving Construction Excellence. He is certified with the American Society of Healthcare Engineers and a Registered Landscape Architect in Pennsylvania. Emily Lowe Enterprise Lean Champion Innovation Department Alexander Building Construction Co. Emily has worked in the construction industry for over 20 years. As the Enterprise Lean Champion of The Butz Family of Companies, she is a key component of the Innovation Department and specializes in inspiring, coaching and mentoring teams throughout their lean journey.  Emily plays an integral role in helping project teams develop and implement lean practices that encourage collaboration and promote communication amongst all team members. Her most recent project teams include those working on the Penn State Health Hampden Medical Center; a 300,000 SF new acute care facility located in Cumberland County, PA and the Penn State Health Lancaster Medical Center; a 341,000 SF new acute care facility located in Lancaster County, PA.  Emily has applied her leadership, team management, communications, organization and construction skills to help project teams to be successful. She has applied lean construction principles including Dashboards, A3 Thinking, Conditions of Satisfaction and more to meet the schedule and budget. She has also planned and executed large business development opportunities including a Design-Assist event for 75 subcontractors to increase Disadvantaged Business Enterprise participation on a project. Emily was also a speaker at the 2019 LCI Congress – “Overcoming Our Industry Challenges with Lean Solutions”, and the 2020 LCI Congress – “The ABC’s of Lean: Transformation Through Actions, Best Practices and Coaching”. Emily is also the co-owner of NDL Construction, a business that specializes in residential remodeling. She has managed the project requirements of more than 500 residential remodeling contracts including the initiating, planning, executing, monitoring and controlling and closing phases. Emily is a core team member of the Mid-Atlantic Lean Community of Practice, and a member of the National Association of Women in Construction (NAWIC) South Central Chapter #386.  Emily earned her Associates in Arts degree with a focus on communications in 2002.  She is currently enrolled at Penn State University, working towards achieving a bachelor’s degree in Organizational Leadership.
August 10, 2021
E13: The Importance of Corporate Culture
David Cross is the owner of Mowery Construction. He joined Mowery in 2015 and served as President until he purchased the company in 2016. During Dave’s ownership, Mowery has grown by approximately 90%. He has been in the real estate and construction industry for over 35 years, serving as President and COO of two construction companies, as well as working in the Real Estate Group for Pfaltzgraff Companies. Dave has appeared in both the CPBJ’s Top 100 Power List and Most Admired CEO. For the past five years, Mowery has been recognized as one of the Top Fastest Growing Companies in Central PA.
July 06, 2021
E12: Multi Family Housing
Bryce Burkentine VP of Acquisitions & Real Estate Burkentine Real Estate Group Bryce graduated from Penn State University with a Master’s Degree in Architectural Engineering. While pursuing his degree, he obtained his real estate license and several rental properties. After graduating, Bryce was ambitious to grow the family business. His ambition and entrepreneurship mindset allowed him to realize the potential goals and opportunities in the real estate market. Realizing the growth potential in the real estate market, Bryce quickly worked towards acquiring land and passive income projects. Forming a land development team and managing the finances, Bryce was able to obtain approvals on projects while creating the proformas to obtain financing. His two brothers, Michael and Bryan, are key components to the construction and management of the projects under the Burkentine Real Estate Group umbrella.
May 03, 2021
E11: The Realities of Remote Work
Lauren Bergman – Marketing Director With a background in advertising and marketing communications, Lauren brings an organized, disciplined approach to her role at Warehaus, combined with a passion for creativity and storytelling. Over her 18-year career, Lauren has marketed both consumer products and consumer services, as well as business-to-business services, giving her a well-rounded approach to varied marketing challenges. Lauren holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Advertising from Penn State University, and lives in Lititz, PA with her husband, son and a house full of pets. Danielle Lee – Art Director Danielle’s agency background, artistic vision and approachable nature make her a great partner. She believes that listening to her clients is the first critical step to creating functional graphics that express the unique brand of a company or organization. Whether through team brand assessment sessions or one-onone collaboration, Danielle is inventive, organized and thorough in the support she provides on all projects – from logo development to web design, experiential graphics, and a myriad of skills that serve the Warehaus team and external clients. Angie Liddick -  Chief Human Resources Officer With responsibilities for employee relations and recruitment, benefit management, policy development and continuing education. Angie has 5 years of service with the Warehaus team.
April 05, 2021
E10: Preconstruction: Prior Planning Prevents Poor Performance
Sean Cotter provides overall leadership and support to the preconstruction and estimating teams through his grasp of the current economy, pulse on the local and national trade markets, and experience of all phases of the preconstruction process. His experience as a United States Marine along with a degree in Industrial and Organizational Psychology gives him a unique perspective on team building, process efficiencies and client relations.  A strong believer in finding the most direct path to a solution, Sean is consistently looking for new and unique ways to improve the clients experience while building a strong well-rounded preconstruction team. Sean serves on the advisory board of the Lancaster branch of the Salvation Army.  Previously, Sean volunteered at the Lancaster Chamber on their Small Business Committee as well as a board member at the Historic Preservation Trust of Lancaster County.
March 01, 2021
E9: The Importance of Comprehensive Environmental Due Diligence for Site Development
Matt Adukaitis With more than twenty years of experience in the environmental consulting industry, Matt Adukaitis is an expert in environmental due diligence in support of real estate transactions. As an environmental professional (EP) meeting the qualifications specified in the EPA’s All Appropriate Inquiry Final Rule, he has performed over 1,200 Phase I ESAs, New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP) Preliminary Assessments, Phase II Site Investigations, and real estate transaction screens at commercial, residential, industrial facilities, and development tracts throughout the eastern United States. In his role as Environmental Due Diligence Project Manager at Liberty Environmental, he is the key client contact responsible for the daily management of real estate due diligence projects, from single sites to large portfolios, including Phase I environmental site assessments, Phase II site investigations, property condition assessments, and specialized evaluations for lender, attorney, and developer clients.  Matt is a graduate of Denison University with a degree in Environmental Studies. He holds additional professional certificates in Property Condition Assessments and Radon. Matthew J. Adukaitis|Project Manager| |610.375.9301 LIBERTY ENVIRONMENTAL, INC.| Reading: 505 Penn Street, Suite 400 Reading PA 19601 Lancaster: 315 W. James Street, Suite 205, Lancaster, PA 17603 Philadelphia: Three Westlakes, 1055 Westlakes Drive, 3rd Floor, Berwyn PA 19312 New York: 131 Varick Street, Suite 939 New York, NY 10013 Air Quality|Natural & Water Resources|Regulatory Compliance|Site Assessment & Remediation
February 01, 2021
E8: Multi-Talented Twins Bring York College Skills to Warehaus Internship Program
Hazel and Maisie O’Neill recently graduated York College of Pennsylvania’s accounting program. Throughout their time at York College, they have gained experience in managerial, financial, intermediate, and advanced accounting. They also got familiar with audit and non-for-profit organization.  As interns here at Warehaus, Maisie and Hazel have been afforded the opportunity to utilize their skills gained at York College and have be able to successfully apply them in a professional setting.
January 04, 2021
E7: Creative Curiosity / Geotech Engineering: Don’t Get Caught Between a Rock and a Hard Place….or Soft Place
Matt Carroll serves as the Office Manager and Principal Engineer for the York and Mechanicsburg offices of ECS Mid-Atlantic, LLC, based out of Chantilly, Virginia.  Matt has been with ECS since 2008, working as a Field Services Project Engineer, and the Geotechnical Services Manager prior to assuming the role of Office Manager in 2018.  He is a licensed as a Professional Engineer in Pennsylvania and Massachusetts.  In his current role, he oversees all operational activities for ECS in south-central PA, including technical review of geotechnical reports and construction field testing reports.   Matt has practiced geotechnical engineering in south-central Pennsylvania since 1997, after receiving his Bachelors degree in Civil Engineering from Geneva College in Beaver Falls, Pennsylvania.    When not at work, Matt enjoys honest manual labor on a small homestead, and recreation in the great outdoors including hiking, kayaking, camping, hunting and fishing with his family. J. MATTHEW CARROLL, P.E. Principal Engineer / Office Manager ECS MID‑ATLANTIC, LLC T 717.767.4788 D 717.900.9681 C 717.801.7286
November 30, 2020
E6: Creative Curiosity / Hands-on-Learning and Collaboration as a Civil Engineering Intern
A Conversation with York College Civil Engineer Student Zach Michali Zach Michali is a current senior in York College’s Civil Engineering Program. Throughout his collegiate education, he has accrued experience drafting creative solutions for challenging engineering projects and developed a proficiency in computer aided design software. As an intern, he has also collected real world experience in a variety of disciplines, including construction engineering, water resources engineering, and land planning. Recently, he has joined our Warehaus civil engineering team for his final internship before he graduates this Spring.  717.815.8566
November 02, 2020
E5: Creative Curiosity / The Art of Improvising, Adapting, & Pivoting.
A Conversation with Toni Calderone, President and CEO of O.N.E. Hospitality: Improvising, Adapting, and Pivoting as a Hospitality Entrepreneur and the Importance of a Design Partner in Creating a Memorable Dining Experience. Toni Calderone O.N.E. Hospitality Group President and CEO Through her humble beginnings at McDonald's while growing up in Florida, Toni has always found a home in the hospitality industry. It's in her blood. Her grandfather is responsible for bringing the first pizza shop to York, PA. She has worked at several well-known restaurants, including Darden’s Seasons 52.In the late 2000s, she moved back up to York to her family’s roots. Toni solidified her place in the industry when she opened Tutoni's Restaurant in Downtown York, PA with her partner Tony. Since then, she has created O.N.E. Hospitality Group, which includes 11 food and beverage brands across York and Lancaster counties in Pennsylvania.
October 13, 2020
E4: Creative Curiosity / Sustainability
A Conversation with Bill Sutton of R.S. Mowery & Sons: The Importance and Relevance of Sustainability in Project Design and Construction. William J. Sutton, II, LEED, AP, CHC Vice President Customer Experience William Sutton is Vice President of Customer Experience for Mowery Construction which operates in Central Pennsylvania. He has spent his entire career in the construction industry looking for ways to innovate, improve and streamline the construction process. He’s been involved in countless sustainable projects in varying capacities, finding ways to make green building affordable and impactful. Recently William has transitioned from construction operations into the world of Business Development where he is applying his innovative and outward mindset to developing long lasting relationships with Mowery clients. 1000 Bent Creek Blvd. Mechanicsburg, PA 17050 Hours: Mon-Fri 8AM – 5PM Ph. 717-506-1000 Fax: 717-506-1010
October 12, 2020
E3: Creative Curiosity / Solar Energy
A Conversation with Doug Neidich: Why Solar Makes Financial Sense Doug Neidich  Chief Executive Officer, GreenWorks Development Doug Neidich is the Chief Executive Officer of GreenWorks Development. Doug is also currently the President of LCCM Solar, LLC, a developer of nanotechnology-based photovoltaic cells. Prior to these positions, he was the President of InterCon Systems, Incorporated, a developer and manufacturer of high-density, high-speed electronic interconnection systems. Doug founded the company in 1987 and sold it to the Amphenol Corporation in April of 2005. He holds 25 United States and numerous foreign patents in the electronic connector field and has published several technical papers in the field. He holds a BS in Mechanical Engineering from the Pennsylvania State University and is an Alumni Fellow of Penn State. 1426 N. Third Street Suite 125 Harrisburg, PA 17102 717.514.0751
October 09, 2020