Kent State University

Department of Biological Sciences

Industry Type

Higher Ed & Research

Project Type

Design Build

Square Footage



Kent, Ohio

Project Scope

Led the design and construction of a new 1,536 square foot greenhouse/research facility for Kent State University Horticultural Facilities:

Scope of Work included:

  • Development of the greenhouse components Design and Scope of Work
  • Provide budget pricing to allow KSU to prioritize based upon their budget
  • Establish Greenhouse Bid Packages
  • Solicitation and Qualification of Greenhouse Material Suppliers
  • Procurement of greenhouse structure and mechanical components (heaters, controls, shade, benching, lighting
  • Scope reviews of all bid packages to determine the best valued subcontractors for MEP and concrete
  • Project management and quality control of all subcontractors through each phase of work
  • L.L. Klink self-performing erection and glazing of a Winandy greenhouse structure

“I would like to express my sincere appreciation to L.L. Klink & Sons Inc. for their professionalism, integrity, and highest level of performance while conducting work at the Kent State University Herrick Conservatory Greenhouse. The business owners were accessible, extremely knowledgeable and remained closely connected to the project even though it was smaller. The building teams and crew foreman provided detailed information on procedures, scheduling, and workload in a concise and courteous manner. I highly recommend L.L. Klink for all greenhouse service needs, renovation projects and new-build construction ventures”

- Melissa Anne Davis, Horticultural Facilities Director, Kent State University

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