Gary Gardiner

HVAC Executive Recruiter/Utility Audit Consultant


Gary Gardiner is a longtime entrepreneur who started a commercial office cleaning company at the age of 15. He enjoyed a career as a Sales Engineer and Director of Marketing in the HVAC industry, as well as a career as a nationwide Executive Recruiter in the HVAC industry.

After a recent career transition, Gary utilized the tools, resources, and training provided by Encore NEO, and embarked on his “portfolio career." He started a consulting practice to provide HVAC industry recruiting solutions, as well as providing Commercial and Industrial Utility Audit solutions.

Gary has been interviewed by ACHRNews and the Cleveland Plain Dealer regarding HVAC career opportunities both nationally and locally. In addition, his industry employment and trends articles have appeared in HVACR Business Magazine. He is a member of the American Society of Heating, Refrigeration, and Air Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE), and is active on the Board of Trustees of the Cleveland Sight Center.

Gary earned his BSME from Stanford University and his MBA at CWRU’s Weatherhead School of Management. He enjoys spending time with his wife and son, golfing, skiing, traveling, SCUBA diving, and helping others reach their full potential.