An Extraordinary Culture Produces Extraordinary Results

How often do you hear, “Times are different now,” when referring to longevity (or lack thereof) of employment at a single company? Well, we don’t buy it.

In fact, nearly 50 of our employees have been with us for over 20 years and our average Associate tenure is over 12 years.  We believe in providing long-term career opportunities for our Associates.  But what makes us different?  Why do people want to come to GARDINER and build their career here?  We think it’s our culture…

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Family Atmosphere

Like most things in business, it starts at the top. Bill Gardiner and the executive management team have fostered an environment that you don’t find very often. Associates say that GARDINER is like a family.  A really big, dynamic family.  We believe in giving people opportunities to succeed and help when they need it.

Entrepreneurial Environment

One of the founding principles of GARDINER is to hire good people, support them and ultimately let them do their jobs.  We think bureaucracy stifles creativity and frustrates our Clients, so we try to keep the red tape to a minimum.  As one of our managers likes to say, the great thing about GARDINER is people here are just focused on getting the job done.

Associate Development

A big part of what makes GARDINER a great place to work is our commitment to investing in our people.  Lots of companies say it, but we put our money where our mouth is. Over the last 5 years, we’ve invested over $3 Million in training and education for our Associates.  That dedication to development isn’t a one-way street though.  Our Associates meet that investment with their commitment to continuous self-improvement.

Client Focus

The other half of the longevity equation is our Clients.  Just like we believe in retaining our Associates, we’ve had Clients stick with us for more than 40 years.  GARDINER Associates have the opportunity to work with some of the most prominent institutions and companies in Northern Ohio.

Health & Safety

We’re committed to providing a safe, healthy work environment for our people.  From our full-time Safety Director to a formal Health & Wellness Program, we’ve put the well-being of our Associates at the forefront of our priorities over the years.

  • “We have a great working relationship with you. Your team is very professional, knowledgeable, technically savvy and dedicated when it comes to our projects. You really know what you’re talking about.”

    -Maintenance Manager, Fannie May

  • “We were pleasantly surprised how quickly and efficiently you repaired our system and had it saving us money so quickly. For something that we had struggled with for so long, you made it look easy.”

    -Maintenance Supervisor, Rexam Plastics

  • "We needed problem solvers and a company that knew how to make things work the way they should. You were a stable and reliable company, being in the business 50 years with a proven successful track record.”

    -TriPoint Medical Center, Vice President of Support Services