Case Study: Securities America, Inc.

Omaha, NE

Time Period: May 2007–March 2008

The Challenge

Diehl Project Management was challenged to assemble and coordinate a team to “fast track” design and construct an 88,000 square foot, three story “build to suit” office and coordinate relocation of 400+ employees across town for Securities America, Inc. in LaVista, NE (a suburb of Omaha). The entire design, construction and move processes had to be completed while managing difficult personalities and opposing self-interests.

The Solution

Diehl Project Management was able to provide overall project management services, gain the trust of all team members, and combine project management skills with the ability to understand and exploit synergies to create an innovative and collaborative enterprise-wide team.

Diehl Project Management coordinated a team and successfully delivered the right solution to this demanding customer.

The Result

Diehl Project Management’s leadership and the combined efforts of the entire team resulted in completing the project under budget and ahead of schedule. Team members representing both the property owner and tenant all collaborated to skillfully solve problems and make challenging decisions in a fair and timely manner.

What the client said:
“Paul displayed great insight, produced excellent design, did solid and careful development work and gained the trust of all the team members he came in contact with. He also showed himself to be on of the most highly focused and self-starting individuals I have ever known…He delivered leadership and meeting schedules that allowed us to meet deadlines and meet budget goals, while keeping his team extremely productive and personally fulfilled. …In short, I recommend Paul without hesitation as a project management, development and customer relationship company of highest accord.”

Paul Huerter
VP Compliance Operations and Administrative Services
Securities America, Inc.

What the general contractor said:
“Paul did a great job of maintaing the [ Securities America ] project design schedule, providing solutions for the tenant, and coordinating the requirements of the tenant. He kept the communication channels well defined and maintained. Paul always kept a positive 'keep moving forward' attitude.”

“Paul maintained cost control that allowed the project to be completed below budget and completed ahead of schedule. Paul was an asset to the project and I'm happy to give him my endorsement.”

Ronald C. Duce
Senior Vice President
Kiewit Building Group, Inc.

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