Awards & Affiliations

We don’t like to brag, but GARDINER is a pretty great place to work.  You don’t have to take our word for it.  Research the companies in Northeast Ohio who’ve been honored as often and as consistently as GARDINER and that list gets very short.

It’s not by accident, either.  A key part of executing our Mission is being able to attract and retain the best talent the industry has to offer.  With a staff that has grown to over 200 full-time Associates with an average tenure of more than 12 years, our unique culture of performance and family-feel has led to GARDINER’s status as one of Northeast Ohio’s best places to work.

In addition to being honored by local organizations, we also maintain an extensive network of partnerships and industry affiliations.

Professional Awards

Creating a Culture of Recognition

NorthCoast 99

2009-2016 Recipient

Every year the ERC (Employers Resource Council) recognizes 99 great workplaces for top talent in Northeast Ohio.  We have been a NorthCoast 99 Award recipient every year since 2009, its first year participating in the nomination process.

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The Plain Dealer Top Work Places

2010-2017 Recipient

Since being named the #1 mid-sized company to work for in 2010 (the first year of The Plain Dealer Top Work Places Awards), we have maintained a consistency only a few companies can boast, including being one of only 2 mid-sized companies to be awarded all eight years.

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Professional Affiliations

Establishing Key Partnerships

Energy Star

A focus on Energy Efficiency

The Energy Star Buildings program has been around since the early 90’s, helping facility owners and managers all over the country to benchmark and improve their energy performance.  In which we are a formal energy services partner with Energy Star. We practice what we preach, too. In 2011, our Solon Headquarters building was certified as an Energy Star building, a rating we’ve maintained every year since.

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Cleveland 2030 District

High Performance Building Development

The Cleveland 2030 District is a movement to create high-performance building districts throughout Greater Cleveland with the goal of dramatically reducing the environmental impacts of building construction and operations while increasing Cleveland’s competitiveness in the business environment and increasing owners’ return on investment.  We are a professional partner of the 2030 District.

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AE3

Alliance for Energy, Economic, and Environmental Building Solutions

GARDINER is a founding member of AE3, an international organization dedicated to improving building performance. Several hundred energy services professionals and technicians are organized into multiple professional energy services teams. Each team has the knowledge, experience and certifications needed to do simple to very complex energy reduction design and implementation projects.

Additional Affiliations

Solving buildings isn’t something that’s done alone. GARDINER has been an active participant in a number of industry and community organizations. Among them:

ACCA
Air Conditioning Contractors of America

AEE
Association of Energy Engineers

ASHE
American Society for Healthcare Engineers

ASHRAE
American Society of Heating, Refrigerating & AC Engineers

AWT
Association of Water Technologies

Auburn Career Center

BOMA
Building Owners & Management Association

HFMA
Healthcare Financial Management Association

Hudson Area Chamber of Commerce

IFMA
International Facility Management Association

Lorain County Joint Vocational School

MACC
Mentor Area Chamber of Commerce

NEO USGBC
Northeast OH Chapter of US Green Building Council

NOSHE
Northern Society for Healthcare Engineering

OACUBO
Ohio Association of College & University Officials

OASBO
Ohio Association of School Business Officials

OCILB
Ohio Construction Industry Licensing Board

OPFMA
Ohio Public Facilities Maintenance Association

OSBA
Ohio School Board Association

RSES
Refrigerating Service Engineering Society

Solon Chamber of Commerce

USGBC
U.S. Green Building Council