A bit about us

The Waikato office opened its doors in November 1997 and is actively owned and operated by Jeff de Leeuw, managing director of R.G. de Leeuw Construction Ltd.

Jeff has been involved with G.J Gardner Homes for over 15 years and although having a background in Civil Engineering he was also brought up in the residential construction industry.

Jeff’s father Bob is the construction director of the Hamilton based business after having been involved in the building industry as a trade certified builder for over 45 years. Prior to G.J. Gardner Homes, he worked under his own very successful name and is a national award winning builder of luxury homes

Jeff's skill, dedication and experience are also shared in other parts of the G.J. Gardner group with his part ownership and active directorship of the South Auckland and Coromandel franchises. Through his progressive career has been responsible for the construction of more than 1500 homes.

The Waikato business has been a strong market leader for many years. They are also a multiple award winning office for International Franchise of the Year, within the greater G.J. Gardner group. Their office team is extremely knowledgeable and qualified, with many having been part of the business for over 10 years.

G.J.'s Hamilton / Waikato understand that you are an individual and you have unique requirements when building a home. By working together with you they can design and build a home that suits you, your lifestyle and your needs.

They have a wealth of local building experience and knowledge to offer you. Combining this with "New Zealand's most trusted home builder," they have built a reputation that ensures that all their customers will receive excellent service, quality workmanship, and a quality product. It is the commitment to our customers that has made G.J. Gardner Homes the success it is today.

"Throughout my career I have taken the responsibility of building a home with us seriously, I respect greatly the investment and commitment families make with us and I will personally ensure it is of exceptional quality representing outstanding value. My high expectations and expert team will provide you with a great building experience and an investment you will be proud of" - Jeff de Leeuw.

Call in for a coffee and informal chat - they would love the opportunity to meet you!

Flagstaff, Hamilton, Horsham Downs, Te Awamutu, Cambridge, Matangi, Gordonton, Te Kowhai, Otorohanga, Morrinsville, Tauwhare & Te Kauwhata are just some of the areas they build in around Hamilton.


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From March 1st 2012 changes to the Building Act 2004 mean that building work of homes affecting the structure or water envelope (as when building new homes), will be classified as Restricted Building Work and is required to be carried out by competent, appropriately licensed building practitioners. At G.J. Gardner Homes, all of our franchises operate within the requirements of Licensed Building Practitioners. If you require any further information about licensing please click the logo above to go to the Licensed building practitioners (LBPs) website website.

Hamilton / Waikato
Proud supporters of our community

Local sponsorships and support is very much a focus of Bob & Jeff and includes:

  • Suburbs Community Sports Club (local sports club and facilities for a number of sports including rugby, touch, and netball)
  • Big Buddy
  • Newdick Racing Jet Sprint boat
  • Waikato Property Investors Association (WPIA)
  • Ngaruawahia Volunteer Fire Brigade
  • New Zealand Junior Track Cycling
  • Hamilton Boys High School Rowing
  • Dancebeat Academy