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Proud to Support our Community

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

Waikanae Surfing Club

Kapiti Run For Youth

Kapiti Shed Project

HUHA (Helping You Help Animals)

Kapiti Pakeke Lions Club

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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 Kapiti region since 2007 and is independently owned and operated by Mike and Lou Barke of M and L Barke Construction Ltd.

Mike has worked for GJ’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 at GJ’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 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 franchise owners for the Kapiti/Porirua region. The GJ Kapiti/Porirua team would love the opportunity to build a new home for you and your family.


“It's such a privilege being entrusted to build our customers' homes. We're focussed on creating the best building experience we can and delivering a home they love and can be proud of” – Lou Barke


They’ll work together with you to design and build a home that suits your needs, personal taste and lifestyle. Their wealth of local building experience and knowledge will ensure that your home is constructed using quality products and quality workmanship.


Kapiti Coast, Porirua, Lower Hutt, Upper Hutt, Tawa and Wellington are just some of the areas that 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.