Francis E. “Skip” Gardiner, Jr. is Founder and President of Gardiner Realty and Development Company in Crofton, Maryland. Gardiner has a Masters in Civil Engineering from Cornell and a Bachelor of Civil Engineering from the University of Delaware. His extensive involvement in the real estate and construction communities has strategically placed Gardiner Realty in the center of up and coming growth in Anne Arundel, Calvert, and Prince George counties. For over 35 years, Mr. Gardiner owned and operated Gardiner and Gardiner, LLC., a commercial general contracting company. During his tenure at Gardiner and Gardiner, Mr. Gardiner received many awards for excellence in construction and involvement in the community. Mr. Gardiner has served on various boards and committees during his career and continues to remain an active participant in the local business community.His name was added to the Alumni Wall of Fame in 2009. He and his wife have established the Francis E. Gardiner, Jr 62 & Mildred W. Gardiner Visiting Professors Fund for the newly established Construction Engineering & Management Program in February of 2017. They have previously established the Francis E. Gardiner, Jr. Scholarship for deserving Civil Engineering students.