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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 Tauranga district since February 1998. In 2019 Tauranga was split into two businesses, Tauranga North and South, to better serve their customers. Tauranga North is independently owned and operated by Steve Watt and Shane & Kirsty McConnell of McConnell Watt Ltd.

Steve takes care of the day to day running of the business. Prior to becoming a franchise owner of Tauranga North, Steve has had a long life in construction. Starting his building career from a young age, Steve completed his apprenticeship then spent the next 14 years building high-end residential housing in the Bay of Plenty.  


In 2013 Steve was approached by Shane and Kirsty to join G.J. Gardner Homes where he spent the next 6 years as the Construction Manager delivering more than 400 quality homes. Over this time Steve furthered his knowledge gaining diplomas in Business and Construction management.


“Every home has unique requirements, it takes a passionate team to get it right. With our local experience backed by the strength of the G.J. Gardner Homes group, we have the confidence to deliver homes our customers are proud to call home” – Steve Watt


The Tauranga team have built more than 700 homes locally, combining this with "New Zealand's most trusted home builder," they have built a reputation that ensures all customers will receive excellent service, quality workmanship and a quality product. It is the commitment to our customers that has made G.J. Gardner Homes the success it is today.


They build in Tauranga, Otumoetai, Te Puna, Bethlehem, Omokoroa, Katikati and surrounding areas in around the Tauranga district.


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.