“Mr. Schwartz is very knowledgeable and experienced in assessing our needs and creating proactive plans to help us identify and address areas of improvement. He is hands-on and actively involved in all aspects of the district’s construction, preventative maintenance, and quality control. He works well with staff, the administrative team, outside vendors, and the Board of Education. His strong knowledge base and wealth of experience have saved our district tens of thousands of dollars in a very short time. His involvement in our district has been invaluable as we established more efficient, cost-effective, and timely solutions to enhance the mechanical systems and their productivity. In addition, Mr. Schwartz is very professional, personable and realistic in helping us obtain our goals. I highly recommend SFG and Mr. Schwartz’s leadership and services to support your organizations building, grounds, and facility needs.”

— Bhavna Sharma-Lewis, Superintendent, Harrison School District 36


“Maintaining older facilities is always a challenge. Mr. Schwartz worked with the school administration to set priorities and expend budget allocations appropriately, and he ensured that projects were competed on time. I always appreciated Mr. Schwartz’s ability to work collaboratively my staff and me, as well as outside contractors.”

— Tina Cantrell, Principal, John Hersey High School


“I have had the opportunity to work with Seymour for the past 12 years. His experience, leadership, and architectural knowledge were critical to the success of our projects. He is extremely creative, committed, and focused in his profession and can bring a project from concept to completion every time. His honest, forward-thinking approach to all situations allows for a project team environment where everyone is focused on the project’s success.”

— Michael Field, Director of Community Education, District 214


“Seymour’s background and perspective was extremely valuable in expediting decision making and facilitating consensus building. He worked very well with District staff to identify and clarify program needs and our architectural firm to translate these needs into economical yet functional building solutions. Mr. Schwartz is a very effective team member and is particularly good at working with a variety of stakeholders, each of whom brings their own unique perspectives and opinions to the table. He values these perspectives and opinions, encouraging meaningful communication and discussion, resulting in user ownership in design. I recommend Mr. Schwartz without reservation, as an excellent facility manager and facility management consultant–one who can get things done.”

— Jan Taniguchi, Principal, STR Partners, Architects


“District 214 underwent a remarkable change under his leadership. Seymour put into operation some of the finest resources for learning and self-improvement available for anyone wanting to advance in the custodial and maintenance industry. Seymour worked with my staff and me in realizing long-desired and much-needed improvements.”

— Ed Rubio, Buildings and Grounds Supervisor, District 214


“In the several years that I have worked with Seymour, I have been impressed with his aptitude for envisioning ideas and turning them into reality. His ability to identify objectives, coordinate a project team and hold team members accountable has proven invaluable over a multitude of projects. He challenges the team to be creative while staying focused on the project goals… ultimately bringing out the best in each team member while achieving a successful project.”

— Craig Dannegger, Pepper Construction, Project Manager


“Seymour set the example for careful analysis, hard work, honesty, and stubborn insistence on quality that I now hold up as the model for architects and engineers. He treated everyone with respect and honesty and as a result, got the best work from people. Seymour was twenty years ahead of the current trend toward sustainable design.”

— Kevin Uliassi, Consultant