Since 1997 we have built over 10,000 homes in New Zealand
The G.J. Gardner story began in 1983 with Greg Gardner starting his building firm based on the principles of uncompromised quality and value. He built homes designed to meet individual customer’s needs within a committed time frame and quickly established a great reputation.
The formula was such a success that G.J Gardner Homes grew to be Queensland’s largest home builder and in 1995 Greg decided to franchise the business with locally owned and operated offices using the same proven formula to build quality homes across Australia.
In 1997, enterprising New Zealand builders seized the opportunity to bring the successful formula here, and G.J. Gardner Homes almost immediately was on the path to success. Their vision was to become a team revered for their integrity, commitment, dependability who delivered great homes and an enjoyable building experience to all customers.
Just four years later, in 2001, G.J.’s had grown to become New Zealand’s favourite home builders, building more homes than any other housing company.
2014 was a big year with G.J. Gardner Homes celebrating construction of their 10,000 home in New Zealand. A huge milestone which would not have been possible without such a great team following the same great principles of building homes designed to meet individual customer’s needs with uncompromised quality and value.
And today internationally G.J. Gardner Homes has built over 28,000 homes with franchises operating across New Zealand, Australia and also U.S.A. G.J.’s continue to build a reputation for reliability and for being an organisation that both our customers and suppliers can trust. We continue to live by our vision:
To have every customer recommend us to their closest friend
Greg Gardner starts building firm based on principles of uncompromised quality and value.
G.J. Gardner Homes franchised to build quality homes across Australia using local owner-operators.
G.J. Gardner Homes enters NZ market using the same successful formula. Vision was to deliver great homes and an enjoyable building experience to all customers
G.J.’s grew and became New Zealand’s favourite home builders, building more homes than any other housing company.
G.J. Gardner Homes celebrated building their 10,000th home in New Zealand.
G.J. Gardner Homes continue to build on their reputation as an organisation that both customers and suppliers can continue to trust.
G.J. Gardner Homes are proud of their many projects, which promote NZ communitites. Here are some of the organisations we’re currently supporting.
Ronald McDonald House Charities®
Ronald McDonald House Charities® (RMHC®) is New Zealand’s premier family charity providing free accommodation and support for more than 3,700 Kiwi families each year throughout their children’s medical journey. RMHC seeks to alleviate the emotional, financial and practical burdens families with hospitalised children can face, ensuring they are better placed to cope and help their children heal. Ultimately, RMHC keeps families close, when they need each other most.
In stark contrast to the sombre and stressful atmosphere of the hospital ward, RMHC provides a “home away from home” creating a warm and comforting environment for families, with a wider support programme of services including an onsite school, gym, and library; family art classes; weekly shopping trips and excursions and meals cooked by volunteers.
In order to provide such vital service to New Zealand’s families, RMHC relies on the support of the wider community. G.J. Gardner generously supports Ronald McDonald House Charities programmes in Auckland to help keep families together.
Auckland Rescue Helicopter Trust
Over this period the service has completed some 15,000 accident free missions and it has evolved into New Zealand’s only full time, 24 hour a day, air rescue service. The type of work that the helicopter carries out, is as diverse as the geography and the people, with which it serves. In short this is a service which is available anytime, anywhere, to anyone.
More than 500 boys have been matched with a Big Buddy since the organisation was founded in 1997. Yet there are approximately 52,560 boys aged 7-14 living in solo parent families in New Zealand. Of these, a conservative estimate of 15% (7884) have no contact with their father. These estimates are based on 2006 Census data and overseas research.
Big Buddy has offices in Auckland and Wellington and is striving to have a national presence to ensure they can benefit kiwi boys all over the country.
To get an idea of the positive effect Big Buddy is having, in not only the young boy’s lives but also their mothers and the Big Buddies lives, just start reading the personal experiences under the news section of their website. Countless heart felt stories describe the genuine benefit that all parties receive when working with Big Buddy.
Big Buddy receives 10% of the funding it requires from the government. The remaining to be covered by donations, and charitable organisations and foundations including: Todd Foundation, NZ Lotteries, The Trusts, ASB Community Trust, and Lion Foundation.
Big Buddy is a "Registered Community Service Provider" by Child Youth and Family. To learn more about what Big Buddy are doing, to donate, or volunteer, visit their website.
Local Community Support
Everything from local Kindergartens and Schools; Sports Teams, Gyms and Clubs; Surf Lifesavers, Hospice, Rotary Clubs, Lions International and SPCA; as well as local events and festivals.
It is a feeling of social responsibility and really enjoying giving back to the communities that our businesses have grown in. To find out more about our individual franchises' sponsorships visit their individual 'About Us' page on our website.