About Us

WE HELP YOU FOCUS ON WHAT YOU DO BEST

Our team of experts will solve your facility challenges so that you can focus on what’s really important – meeting the needs of your students and their families, teachers and administrators.

NORTH CAROLINA IS OUR BACK YARD

As fellow North Carolinians, we value the investment that you have made in educating the future leaders of our communities. We are passionate about impacting our communities by advancing education in our own backyards, and look forward to working with dedicated, innovative educators that share our ideals of educating our children for a better tomorrow.

MEET THE TEAM TO TAKE YOU THERE

With over 45 years of collective development, construction management and financing experience, School Facility Solutions provides our charter school clients with customized, cost-efficient, turnkey solutions that transform facility visions into reality. Whether you are currently planning to open a new charter school, expanding new grade levels, outgrowing your current space, exploring athletic facility options, or opening up additional schools, our team will work with you to find the solution that meets your needs. Our team will take you through the process of securing a site and governmental approvals, designing and constructing your facility on time and within budget, and sourcing attractive financing options.

Gary Gardenhire
Owner

Gary Gardenhire is the Owner of School Facility Solutions as well as Gardenhire Associates, which he founded in 1990.  In this role he has successfully and consistently provided a wide range of management services in both the real estate development and construction fields.  Prior to 1990, Gary’s management background included experience working from all three perspectives of the construction team: Owner, Design Group, and Contractor.  He brings to your project over 40 years of experience in the professional management of institutional, commercial, and industrial construction projects.  This experience covers all aspects of public and private school building programs, including leadership of the planning, pre-construction, and construction phases.  Gary’s most recent school projects were at Envision Science Academy in Wake Forest, NC and St. David’s School in Raleigh.  These projects have included a completely new K – 8 charter school and various phases of campus additions and improvements, including a new Lower School, Dining Hall, Theatre, Student Commons, Gymnasium, etc.  He has comprehensive expertise in using various construction contracting methodologies.  Gary’s range of skill within this industry varies from “hands on” field construction ability to serving as an expert witness.  His technical/construction knowledge and human-relations skills, combined with a natural intuition and aptitude for problem identification and resolution, have been essential keys to Gary’s success while serving numerous clients throughout his career.