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At G.J. Gardner Homes, all of our franchises operate within the requirements of Licensed Building Practitioners


G.J. Gardner Homes has been operating in the Coromandel since 1999 and is independently owned and operated by Glenn & Kelly Sonntag and Tania & Russell Orr of Paradise Construction Ltd.

Glenn is a qualified builder and has been in the business since 2003. Throughout his vast residential construction experience he has been completely dedicated to providing exceptional quality houses.


Russell has worked within the GJ’s Coromandel team for over 7 years as the Construction Manager, prior to that he worked as a Carpenter for 30 years. Tania joined GJ’s team in 2020 as Sales Manager. Prior to joining GJ’s Tania worked in the Sales industry for many years focusing on Sales and Category Management. Being outdoorsy people Tania and Russell love living in the Coromandel and Whangamata area, spending their weekends enjoying all the area has to offer with their four children.


"We pride our business and personal reputation on providing a high quality product with exceptional service. We are confident you will enjoy building your home with our dedicated team" - Glenn Sonntag


The Thames / Coromandel team 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 customers will receive excellent service, quality workmanship and quality product. It is the commitment to our customers that has made G.J. Gardner Homes the success it is today.


Whitianga, Whangamata, Thames, Paeroa, Coromandel & Waihi Beach are just some of the areas they build in.


Talk to the friendly team today and discover why more New Zealanders trust G.J. Gardner to build their homes year after year. 

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.