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Manukau Residential

Proud to Support our Community

Auckland Rescue Helicopter

Ronald McDonald House Charities

Beachlands Community Trust

Glendowie College Rowing

Pakuranga United Rugby Club

Edgewater College

Beachlands Trolley Derby

Maretai Half Marathon

Maraetai Primary School

Waterlea Primary School

Breast Cancer NZ

Big Buddy

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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 have been operating in Manukau/East Auckland since 1998 and is independently owned and operated by Debbie & Graeme Van Leeuwen and Vimal Pillay of MEA Holdings Ltd.

Debbie, Graeme and Vimal are locals having lived in Manukau and East Auckland for many years, and together they have a wealth of industry and business experience. Debbie has a business background within the FMCG industry with experience in leading teams and managing business units.


Graeme and Vimal have vast industry experience with Graeme a builder by trade and Vimal an Estimator, both having completed a 3 year National Diploma in Architecture. Both Graeme and Vimal worked in the franchise prior to becoming franchisees along with Debbie.


They’re proud to build in the area they’ve called home for many years Graeme having lived in the Manukau and East Auckland district all of his life and together with Debbie for the past 12 years. Whilst Vimal has enjoyed living in Pakuranga and Manukau area for the past 19 years.Together they lead a team who have built a reputation of delivering high quality homes and a positive building experience.


Manukau / East Auckland have built more than 1,100 homes giving the team a wealth of local building experience and knowledge. They understand that you are an individual and have unique requirements. They will work together with you to design and build a home that suits your lifestyle and needs. 


“Being part of your home journey is very special to us, and we aim to deliver upon the trust our clients place in us. We’re passionate about building and ensuring our customers have the best build experience.” – Debbie Van Leeuwen


Ellerslie, Onehunga, Hillsborough, One Tree Hill, Glendowie, Papatoetoe, Mangere, Beachlands, Clevedon & Whitford are just some of the areas that they build in around Manukau City and East Auckland.


Feel free to drop by to chat about your new home journey and discover for yourself why more New Zealanders trust G.J. Gardner to build their homes year after year than any other builder.

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.