Kent State University

Greenhouse Renovation

Industry Type

Higher Ed & Research

Project Type


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Kent, Ohio

Project Scope

Renovated 5,500 square foot existing greenhouse structure on Kent State University’s campus.

Self-performed the following Scope of Work:

  • Designed and value engineered new glazing system to convert existing glass system to polycarbonate
  • Designed, value engineered and installed glazing system to flash existing greenhouse corridor/breezeway to existing building
  • Sourced and installed polycarbonate roofs, vents, flashing and bracing
  • Sourced and installed polycarbonate partition walls, internal gables, gable ends & sidewalls and aluminum glazing system
  • Identified, sourced and installed automated vent machines to transition greenhouse from existing manual vent machines
  • Identified, sourced and installed greenhouse specific environmental control systems to replace existing controls

“I would like to express my sincere appreciation to L.L. Klink for their professionalism, integrity, and highest level of performance while conducting the renovation working on the existing Kent State University Herrick Conservatory Greenhouse. The entire team (from owner to laborers) were accessible throughout the project and the accommodations were uninterruptedly made to insure the protection of the faclity’s plant collections. I highly recommend L.L. Klink for all greenhouse service needs and look forward to working with them on the new greenhouse planned for the summer of 2017”

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

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