About Melink

Energy solutions for a brighter tomorrow

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Vision

We envision clean energy transforming the world by improving our global economy, security and environment – for ourselves, our children and future generations.

Mission

Our mission is to change the world one building at a time by helping decision-makers implement energy efficiency and renewable energy solutions into their commercial facilities.

Values

Integrity. Innovation. Service Excellence.

Great Place to Work

The Melink Story

1987

1987

Steve Melink founds Melink Corp and its first business unit – Melink T&B – which provides HVAC test and balance services to restaurant chains. Wendy’s, Golden Corral, Brinker and Darden are some of its first customers.

1990

1990

Steve discovers the need for a controls system to save energy in kitchen hoods. The Melink team invents the first demand control kitchen ventilation system – the Intelli-Hood – and fights for a code change to make the technology legal. They succeed! The second business unit, Intelli-Hood, is established.

1997

1997

The Melink team moves into its first office building – a little white house in a residential neighborhood of Cincinnati. Melink T&B goes national to deliver consistency and coverage for customers, making it the first national TAB provider.

2000

2000

Intelli­-Hood gives plain stainless steel kitchen hoods a brain with it’s first customers­­: a few local restaurants, schools, hospitals, and supermarkets.

2004

2004

A green building conference sparks Steve’s inspiration to lead the sustainable buildings movement. He starts by issuing hybrid cars for traveling employees.

2006

2006

Melink moves into its new LEED Gold headquarters in Cincinnati, with a dedication service attended by the United States Green Building Council president and the Ohio governor.

2008

2008

Prompted by fascination from our tour groups, Melink ventures into the solar PV world by establishing a third business unit -- Melink Solar. The first few arrays are installed at the Cincinnati Zoo and two Ohio universities.

2011

2011

The Melink office becomes Net-Zero Energy, Energy Star 99 rated and LEED Platinum certified. Its progressive integration of conservation, efficiency and renewable technologies makes it one of the greenest buildings in the world.

2014

2014

Melink earns a Great Rated honor by the Great Place to Work Institute.

2015

2015

After experiencing the benefit of its own geothermal HVAC system, Melink starts a fourth business unit – Melink Geo – to mainstream the technology.

2015

2015

Steve Melink is honored with the 2015 Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Ohio Valley award in the manufacturing solutions category.

Next

What's Next?

We will continue developing energy solutions for a brighter tomorrow for our customers, our families and future generations.


Having Fun While Getting the Work Done

61% of employees drive an electric car or hybrid.

"As a parent, nearly everything you do is for your kids. For me this means doing what is right to make the world more sustainable."
– Craig Davis, VP & GM of Melink Solar

Producing enough solar electricity to power 927 homes annually.