A bit about us

G.J. Gardner Homes have been operating in Rotorua and South Waikato areas since 1998.

The area is currently independently owned and operated by Wanda & Neville Podmore and Caroline & Sam Edmonds of Ribbonwood Construction Ltd.

Having lived in Rotorua their whole lives, the team are true locals and are proud to be part of NZ’s most trusted home builder and the Rotorua/South Waikato community.
“We are a truly local business, providing work for many local businesses and tradespeople,” says Wanda.

Both Wanda and Caroline were part of the original Rotorua franchise. Soon after Wanda completed G.J.’s Leadership Development program, the opportunity arose to purchase the franchise so she, along with daughter Caroline, seized the opportunity wholeheartedly.

“We take huge pride in what we do and are passionate about building homes where memories are made” - Wanda Podmore

The team have a wealth of local building knowledge and experience as well as the ability to draw on many different resources including knowledge within the G.J. franchise family.

By working together with you, the G.J. Rotorua/South Waikato team can design and build a home that suits you, your lifestyle and your needs.

Lynmore, Pukehangi, Ngongotaha, Kaharoa, Putaruru, Tokoroa and Manawahae are just some of the areas they build in around the Rotorua and South Waikato Districts.

So, if you are considering building a new home, call in and have a chat with one of the friendly team.


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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.

Rotorua / South Waikato