A bit about us

Our Marlborough franchise opened its doors in September 2002 and is independently owned and operated by Mike & Dianna Wightwick and Brian Watt.

Mike Wightwick has been involved in the building industry here in Marlborough for over 30 years as a local builder and a past president of the local Registered Master Builders Association. Within this time the company has enjoyed many awards with the House of the year, including national finalist and many G.J. Gardner Homes customer service awards. He enjoys being an active advocate within the industry and has put through many apprentices, with many working for the company today. Since his time at G.J. Gardner Homes Mike has seen over 400 homes built to Marlborough clients. Mike is supported by his wife Di who helps out in the office and looks after the Showhomes during the week, always ready to show off the latest offerings from G.J. Gardner Homes. Mike and Di share two young children who keep them busy out side of there work.

Brian Watt has also been involved with the building industry from a young age, spending a lot of his time in the supply chain working with many local builders. When coming on board with Mike and Di, Brian took the role of Sales Manager for the Marlborough region and is continually one of G.J. Gardner Homes most successful Sales Consultants. This experience and passion for his customers is a real asset for those preparing to build a new Home.

The whole team in Marlborough 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 knowledge to offer you. Combining this with “New Zealand’s most trusted home builder”, G.J.’s Marlborough has built a reputation that ensures all customers will receive excellent service, quality workmanship and quality product. It’s the commitment to our customers that has made G.J. Gardner Homes the success that it is today.

“We strive to build every home as if it was our own”

– Mike Wightwick

The team here in Marlborough will build in Blenheim, Renwick, Picton, Rai Valley, Wairau Valley, Seddon and Kaikoura or any other part of the region.

Call in for a coffee and informal chat. Our G.J. Marlborough team would love the opportunity to meet you!


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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.