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Ohio Schools Council HVAC & Design-Build Solutions Contract Awarded to GARDINER


SOLON, Ohio, Oct. 27, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- The Ohio Schools Council, a government agency created by school districts for the purpose of saving dollars through volume purchases, today announced that GARDINER has been awarded the contract for their new HVAC & Design-Build Services program.

As a leader in Ohio's commercial HVAC & building services industry, GARDINER was selected following a competitive RFQ process. "As with any program we roll out to our membership, our goal with the HVAC & Design-Build Services program is to provide our membership with direct access to products and services they can trust at highly competitive prices, while also saving districts from the costly and time-consuming bidding process," said OSC Director of Business Services Larry Tomec. "GARDINER has a long history of performance in the local K-12 markets in Ohio and has provided our membership with a very aggressive discount structure." 

As part of the program, GARDINER has already launched a new Clean Air for Schools Indoor Air Quality program to leverage its status as a cornerstone member of the International WELL Building Institute and provide state-of-the art IAQ technologies like needlepoint bipolar ionization to OSC members.

In addition, the program will provide discounted HVAC equipment, parts, building automation systems, maintenance & repair services, LED lighting and other energy & indoor environment services to OSC members. The organization, which serves over 250 members and over 500,000 of the state's student population, saves districts thousands of dollars through group purchasing programs on utilities, insurance, technology, consumables and more.

"We already have large presence in the K-12 market. Districts know us, they trust us and this program allows us to strengthen those relationships further by making it easier to support them," said GARDINER's K-12 Market Development Leader Dave Smith. "K-12 Schools have been at the core of our business for decades and this is another example. We're honored to be selected."

For more information about the Ohio Schools Council, visit To learn more about GARDINER, visit

About the OSC
The Ohio Schools Council (OSC), a regional council of governments (COG) created under ORC 167, is a government agency created and governed by school districts for the specific purpose of saving dollars through volume purchases. The OSC was created in 1986 by 53 school districts to cooperatively purchase products and services at a reduced price. Today, the OSC's membership has grown to over 250 school districts, JVS, ESC and DD boards, located in 34 counties and serving over 500,000 students.

GARDINER is a full service HVAC, energy services and professional building services company serving Northern Ohio's commercial, industrial and institutional facilities, engineers and contractors since 1962. More than 2,500 clients in Northern Ohio trust GARDINER to solve their building comfort, reliability, air quality, energy, facilities planning, and project funding challenges. To learn more call 440-248-3400 or visit,

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