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:

 

 Left to Right:   Liam Derham, Michelle McKelvie, Mark Matulich, Grant Lee, Fiona Lee, Chris Farrell, Deanna Caney & Robyn Andersen

Grant Lee – Manager

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. She is currently studying Interior Design and now works part-time.  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 Matulich – Construction Manager

Mark has been with us since March 2007 and he has worked in the building industry for over 30 years. Mark is an honest straight talker which is great in his role as Construction Manager. Mark is a very keen hunter, pig and deer and also loves whitebaiting when the season is right.  Mark has three sons with the youngest being 23.

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 has recently joined our team 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.

 

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