Garland Partners With Cleveland Non-Profit Group
Employee-Owned Company Raises Money And Volunteers For University Settlement
Garland US Roofing Division President Matt McDermott (left) presents University Settlement Executive Director Earl Pike with a check for $50,000 raised through Garland’s recent “Spirit Week”.
Cleveland, OH - The Garland Company, a full-service roofing manufacturer and building envelope solution provider based in Cleveland, Ohio, announced a
2022 partnership with local nonprofit University Settlement, highlighted by a recent “Spirit Week” employee charity drive that raised $50,000.
University Settlement is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit that has been providing much-needed social services to the residents of the Broadway Slavic Village neighborhood since 1926. Garland’s Spirit Week activities included a silent auction, games, raffles,
and other employee-led fundraisers throughout the week, with 100% of proceeds going to support University Settlement’s mission.
A team of Garland employee-owners preps for a volunteer day doing cleanup around the “Broadway Rising” development in Cleveland, which will combine affordable housing, commercial space, and the new home and programming space
for University Settlement.
Matt McDermott, President of Garland’s US Roofing Division, said, “Our manufacturing and U.S. headquarters have been located on East 91st Street since 1919, and our goal is to be an active contributor to the health and vitality of our neighborhood.
The opportunity to partner with University Settlement and support our neighbors across Broadway Slavic Village was one that really galvanized our employees and resulted in what we feel was our best Spirit Week ever. The momentum has continued, as
Garland team members have found a number of ways to support University Settlement with hands-on volunteering.”
Added Earl Pike, Executive Director of University Settlement, “While the financial support is wonderful and appreciated greatly, our team also valued the discovery in Garland of a kindred spirit. As an employee-owned company, Garland’s team
is accountable to each other, they care for each other, and they have ownership of the work they do each day. Our goal at University Settlement is not just to empower our employees with that same feeling, but also the residents we serve.”
The Garland Company was recognized as a “Top Workplace” from cleveland.com and the Cleveland Plain Dealer, and has been recognized as a NorthCoast 99 top employer
for 22 years in a row. The 100% employee-owned company began “Spirit Week” in 2008, and each year, selects a worthy nonprofit with whom to partner.
The Garland Company Inc. is one of the worldwide leaders of quality, high-performance roofing and building envelope solutions for the commercial, industrial
and institutional markets - for new construction and retrofit. Garland provides products and services designed for the whole building, from the foundation to the roof and everything in between. The product line includes architectural and structural standing metal roof systems, metal
wall systems, metal soffits, metal roof recoating systems and accessories like snowguards.
For over 125 years, Garland has continually developed unique product and service offerings that have raised the bar of performance while exceeding the individual needs of customers throughout the world. Today, Garland's network of over 220 local building
envelope professionals is ideally positioned throughout the United States, Canada and the United Kingdom to provide quality building envelope solutions for single and multi-property facilities. The Garland Company Inc., headquartered in Cleveland,
Ohio, is an ISO 9001:2015 certified company. For more information about Garland, visit www.garlandco.com or call 800-321-9336.