A bit about us

G.J. Gardner Homes Rodney opened its doors in April 1997, independently owned and operated by Ross and Elaine Morley, Directors of Rodney Residential Ltd.

Ross Morley has lived on the Hibiscus Coast for over 45 years and has an extensive background in the building industry which started by learning from one of the best builders on the coast. Ross could see the advantages for his customers of belonging to a franchise building system, and this led Ross and his wife Elaine to open the first G.J. Gardner Homes office in New Zealand!

Elaine Morley also has extensive understanding of the building industry, having worked alongside Ross in a management and administrative capacity since G.J. Gardner Homes Rodney’s inception back in 1997.  Elaine, working as General Manager for Rodney East/Mangawhai brings this wealth of knowledge and experience into the day to day operations of the business. 

They believe that the key factors in creating a home that is just right for you are communication, understanding and teamwork. They respect and understand your individual needs and unique requirements when building a home. Rodney East have built more than 1,800 homes which shows their wealth of local building experience and knowledge. They are a committed team who have built a reputation that ensures all customers will receive excellent service, quality workmanship and quality product. Having been awarded the G.J. Gardner Homes International Franchise of the Year Award 8 out of 10 years is evidence of this great reputation. This award is contested by over 100 G.J. Gardner franchises in New Zealand, Australia and the USA, and is judged on a number of criteria including a heavy weighting on client satisfaction surveys. 

"It's our reputation that keeps us as Rodney’s number one home builder"
- Ross Morley

Call in for a coffee and chat to one of our friendly team today!

Mangawhai, Wellsford, Warkworth, Snells Beach, Millwater, Silverdale & Hibiscus Coast are just some of the areas they build in, around the Rodney District.


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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.

Rodney East / Mangawhai
Proud supporters of our community

Local sponsorship and support is very much a focus of Ross and Elaine. The following are some of the teams and organisations that our Rodney franchise support:

  • Auckland Rescue Helicopter Trust
  • Breast Cancer Foundation New Zealand
  • Orewa Bowls Club
  • Northern School of Performing Arts
  • Special Children's Christmas Parties
  • Orewa Beach Surf Lifesaving Club
  • Mangawhai Golf Club
  • The Kids Foundation
  • Wainui School
  • Burns Support Group
  • Hibiscus Coast Association Football Club
  • Radio Lollipop
  • Matakana School
  • Southern Stars Charitable Trust
  • Waitoki School
  • Kidney Kids NZ
  • Red Beach Surf Lifesaving Club
  • Orewa Beach Kindergarten
  • Rotary International
  • Wentworth Rowing
  • SSW Wheelchair Rugby
  • Koru Care
  • Keep NZ Beautiful Society
  • Remuera Lions Club
  • Warkworth Girls Tag Team
  • NZ Walk of Fame
  • Smart Moves Group Trust
  • Trees for Survival Trust