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


Our Marlborough franchise opened its doors in September 2002 and is independently owned and operated by Mike and Dianna Wightwick, and Brian Watt.

Mike Wightwick has been involved in the building industry in Marlborough for over 40 years as a local builder, and a past president of the local Registered Master Builders Association. Throughout his time at GJ’s he has been awarded many awards such as House of the year, including national finalist and many G.J. Gardner Homes customer service awards. He enjoys being an active advocate within the industry and has put through many apprentices, with many working for the company today.


Since his time at G.J. Gardner Homes Mike has seen over 700 homes built for Marlborough clients. Mike is supported by his wife Di who works in the office and looks after the Showhomes during the week, always ready to show off the latest offerings from GJs. Mike and Di share two young children who keep them busy out side of their work.


Brian has also been involved with the building industry from a young age, spending a lot of his time in the supply chain working with many local builders. When coming on board with Mike and Di, Brian took the role of Sales Manager for the Marlborough region and is continually one of G.J. Gardner Homes most successful Sales Consultants. His experience and passion for his customers is a real asset for those preparing to build a new home.


The Marlborough team understand that you are an individual and your 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.


“We strive to build every home as if it was our own” – Mike Wightwick


They have a wealth of local building knowledge to offer you. Combining this with “New Zealand’s most trusted home builder”, GJ’s Marlborough has built a reputation that ensures all customers will receive excellent service, quality workmanship and quality product. It’s the commitment to our customers that has made G.J. Gardner Homes the success that it is today.


The team here in Marlborough build in Blenheim, Renwick, Picton, Rai Valley, Wairau Valley, Seddon, Kaikoura and other parts of the region.


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.