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Garland Partners with Cleveland Non-Profit

by Linda Schmid

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. 

Matt McDermott, President of Garland’s US Roofing Division, said, “The opportunity to partner with University Settlement and support our neighbors across Broadway Slavic Village really galvanized our employees…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. 

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