Meet the Team

G.J. Gardner Homes Hawkes Bay Franchise opened its doors in May 2006. The franchise is independently owned and operated by Grant and Fiona Lee, Directors of Lee Residential Ltd.

The G.J. Hawkes Bay team understands 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.

The G.J. Hawkes Bay team has a wealth of local building experience and knowledge to offer you. Combining this with “New Zealand”s Number One 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 their customers that has made G.J. Gardner Homes the success it is today.

Personal Statement “Our reputation is only as good as our current performance. We do it once, do it right” – Grant & Fiona Lee

Meet the Team:

I opened the Hawkes Bay Franchise with my wife Fiona in May 2006 and we haven’t looked back since, we love living in the Hawkes Bay.  Before we opened the franchise I worked in the successful Manuakau GJ Gardner Homes for 7 years in a number of different roles Draughtsman, Estimator and Construction Manager.  I am a fully qualified archectural draughtsman and love Fishing & Hunting.

Fiona Lee – Colour Consultant

Fiona has been working in the business since we opened in May 2006. She worked for Flight Centre for many years before we opened the GJ Gardner Franchise so she had great sales experience and was involved in a sales role before she became the Colour Consultant for the business. We have two children Joshua and Brooke.

Robyn Andersen – Administrator and Accounts person

Robyn has been with us since September 2007. Robyn loves playing bridge so any spare moment she has, that is where you will find her. Robyn and her husband Paul live on a lovely lifestyle block in Pakowhai and she is a keen gardener. Robyn has two children who have now left home.

Mark Foster – Construction Supervisor

Mark has recently joined our team in February 2018. Mark has 15 years experience in the building industry and before that he managed, trained and co-ordinated a large Camp and Conference Centre with up to 300 beds. He organised and has a great building knowledge. Mark is a local Hastings man where he lives with his wife and children.

Deanna Caney – New Home Consultant

Deanna comes to us from the photocopy sales industry which she has worked in for many years and has a wealth of sales knowledge.  Deanna has lived in the Hawke’s Bay all her life and wouldn’t live anywhere else, her father is a local builder.  She enjoys walking and socialising.  Deanna is a happy and energetic team member.

Liam Derham – New Home Consultant

Liam Derham joined our team April 2015 as a New Home Consultant. As a builder he has a great understanding of the building industry. He also brings a wealth of experience as a kitchen designer and in home ventilation and heating. He is passionate about new home design.  Liam lives in Hastings with his wife and two boys.

Michelle McKelvie – Administrator

Michelle joined the team in October 2016 as Administrator, helping Robyn out in the front desk.  Michelle is a local girl and lives in Napier with her husband and two girls.

Chris Farrell – Estimator

Chris joined the team in July 2016 and brings with him a wealth of building knowledge.  Chris has been in the building industry for many years in many different roles, he does all the pricing and orders for our new homes.

Lesley Ellis – New Home Consultant

Lesley joined our team in July 2018, she moved here from Auckland with her husband. We are very lucky to have Lesley join our team as she came from the very successful Rodney GJ Gardner Homes Office where she worked for 7 years.

Nick Lowe – Construction Supervisor

Nick joined our team in August 2018. Nick joins Mark in our construction team and Nick has a long history in the building industry. Nick recently moved from Wellington.


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