When Ben Treppa took over as Deputy Director of Macomb County’s Facilities Department, one of the events that started him on a path toward digital transformation was a fire in one of their buildings.
Macomb County is Michigan’s third most populated county, with a population of more than 865,000 residents and growing. Macomb County was formally organized on January 15, 1818, as the third county in the Michigan territory. Major growth occurred between 1950 and 1970, when over 440,000 people were added to Macomb County's population. Many county facility expansions and renovations have taken place over the years.
Today, Treppa and his team are responsible for maintaining about 24 buildings, encompassing around two million square feet, including courthouses, an adult jail, a juvenile jail, a medical examiner, county health department. His department also handles all the internal county projects, including building construction and renovation.