A bit about us


Our Kapiti/Porirua franchise is owned and operated by Mike and Lou Barke of M and L Barke Construction Ltd.


Mike has worked for G.J.’s for several years starting as a Sales Consultant. After performing highly, Mike progressed to lead the sales team as the Sales Manager. Prior to working for G.J.’s he owned and operated his own business and has 20 years of experience in management, sales and marketing.


Lou is a born and bred Wellingtonian with a Project Management background as well as 15 years of experience in marketing. Lou has experience across a number of industries including television, sports, event management, publishing, education and with local government.


Mike and Lou have always had a strong interest in the housing and construction industry and are very excited about the opportunity of becoming the new franchise owners for the Kapiti/Porirua region. Kapiti Coast, Porirua, Lower Hutt, Upper Hutt, Tawa and Wellington are just some of the areas that they build in.


The G.J. Kapiti/Porirua team would love the opportunity to build a new home for you and your family. So feel free to call in for a coffee and informal chat at the office or one of the showhomes.


Come and discover for yourself why more people trust G.J. Gardner to build their home than any other builder.


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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.

Kapiti / Porirua
Proud supporters of our community

Local sponsorship and support is very much a focus for Mike and Lou. The following are some of the organisations that our Kapiti / Porirua team support:

•           Wellington Free Ambulance

•           Westpac Rescue Helicopter Wellington

•           Whirlwind Kapiti Coast

•           Kapiti Youth Support

•           The Shed Project Kapiti

•           Kapiti Bowling Club

•           Kapiti College Girls Rugby

•           Kapiti Coast United Football

•           Life Education Trust

•           Electra Business Awards Kapiti / Horowhenua

•           Pauatahanui Golf Club

•           Lions Club Kapiti