John H. Hartzell III has taken G.I.S. Inc. from a small, family-owned business to an international company that is setting industry standards in both technological advancement and green initiatives. Since its 2001 management transition, the distributor and fabricator of thermal and acoustical insulation systems has doubled its bottom line.
Co-owner Hartzell has personally guided the company to accelerate its marketing efforts and improve sales through various technological enhancements. Most notably, Hartzell has led G.I.S. to develop custom software to ease everyday operations, forgoing costly or generic off-the-shelf programs. By working with software technicians, the company has created a tailored program to provide a response time for quotes, orders and inventory tracking that rivals if not exceeds nationally known software. Such efforts have made G.I.S. a leader in fast confirmation of ordering, competitive pricing, customer satisfaction and reputation among peers.
Hartzell has also fine-tuned sales and hired additional employees, focusing on both new and outside sales. G.I.S. has been able to reach lower accounts not normally accessed by a regional Pittsburgh company, as well as expand sales nationally and occasionally internationally.
Although G.I.S. is making technological leaps, it isn’t sacrificing its dedication to the energy conservation field. In addition to providing energy-saving LEED and sometimes recycled material products, the company seeks out ways to operate green itself, reinvesting to reduce waste through consolidation in addition to recycling and repurposing scrap fiberglass to keep it out of landfills.
Hartzell and his team at G.I.S. operate with integrity, ingenuity and reliability to outperform competitors and best serve customers. Being green while helping customers save on operational costs has earned the company respect and trust both as a business and leading community steward in the Pittsburgh region.
How to reach: G.I.S. Inc., (312) 777-8860 or www.gisinsulation.com