About G.J. Gardner Homes Sapphire Coast

Sapphire Coast

G.J. Gardner Homes Sapphire Coast treat every home as if it was thier own. They pride themselves on building not only an awesome home, but a friendship along the way.

John & Rose Smith and Steve & Megan Ellington have an amazing team to guide you through from sales to planning, the construction process and the handover of your beautiful new home. They are extremely proud to be a local builder in the area, just with the added benefits of being involved in a franchise.

They have a strong commitment to supporting local trades and suppliers which adds to the personal experience you get, with building a new home with them.

Come and see why so many people have joined the G.J. Gardner Sapphire Coast family with over 160 homes in the Bega Valley Shire.

About Us

Come & join the G.J. Gardner Sapphire Coast family too with over 160 homes in the Bega Valley Shire

Dean Gartside

Construction Supervisor

Dean joined our team as a Construction Supervisor in 2016. Prior to this, he completed his carpentry apprenticeship with one of our valued sub-contractors. So, it’s fair to say he knows exactly what makes a great GJ Gardner Home!

Dean describes himself as an up-beat person, who loves a challenge, which serves him well co-ordinating our tradies and job sites. Dean is a Sapphire Coast local who loves his sport – AFL, golf, surfing, motor racing, rowing.

Tony Mardell

New Home Consultant

Tony is a friendly, professional and enthusiastic valued employee of G.J. Gardner Homes Sapphire Coast, and appreciates that building a new home can be quite daunting and stressful for some clients, and understands that it is a big investment.

Tony is not a pushy salesman, but one that will answer any questions and make recommendations in an honest and open way, ensuring that his clients feel comfortable and have the confidence and trust in building their quality new home.

Ian Radford


Ian has been with GJ Sapphire Coast for the past 4 years and has enjoyed making the transition from being a carpenter to broadening his experience in the building industry as an Estimator for GJ Gardner Homes.

He feels the most enjoyable part of what he does is seeing client’s excitement after we turn their dreams into reality. He made the choice to move to the Sapphire Coast 5 years ago, and in that time Ian has been married and started a beautiful little family. They love the area and are actively involved with local AFL sports club, The Merimbula Diggers.

Jodi Spindler

New Home Consultant

Jodi is one of the newest members of the GJ Gardner Sapphire Coast family, having joined us in 2017. With a wealth of knowledge from 10 years in the plumbing/building industry, Jodi is sure to add that special touch to your new home.

Jodi is friendly, patient and attentive and she will work with you to ensure your design ticks all the right boxes. Whether you are creating your dream home, or looking for investment opportunities, Jodi will provide you with exceptional service and guidance at each step of the construction journey.

Jodi was born and bred in Bega and enjoys sharing her knowledge of the area, knowing that the Sapphire Coast is a great place for you to build your GJ Gardner Home.

John Smith

Managing Director

John and his wife Rose started their franchise on the Sapphire Coast in 2009. During this time over 180 beautiful, GJ Gardner Homes have been constructed. John says, “It’s an amazing feeling seeing how many local families are involved in our building process .We are all locals, living and loving the coastal lifestyle.”

John feels fortunate and excited to work with the passionate and amazing team that they have built around them. Clients frequently comment on the team’s dynamic and how everyone works so well together. Building with GJ Gardner Sapphire Coast will make you feel like part of the family.

John has been in the building industry for 35yrs and takes pride in working hard to design the most cost effective way to build a home without compromising the structural integrity or the aesthetics of the completed home.

Megan Ritchie


Megan takes care of all the behind the scenes paperwork, WHS, council liaison and is the first point of contact for anyone visiting our Pambula office. She is all about working smarter not harder – being organised is the key!

Megan joined our team in 2013, after many years in the finance industry. She loves working for a close family business and never tires of seeing a project progress from a drawing on a piece of paper to someone’s dream home.

With a family of teenage boys, and 2 dogs, Megan knows the Sapphire Coast is a great place to raise a family, but she is delighted the restaurants, cocktail bars and shopping of Melbourne and Sydney are only a quick flight away!

Rose Smith


Rose has been involved in the building industry for over 20 years alongside her husband John. Together they started this franchise on the beautiful Sapphire Coast in 2009, which has been a truly life changing experience. Bringing to the area the high quality GJ Gardner brand, which has seen so many wonderful people build amazing homes from the extensive, always evolving design range.

Rose is the Colour Consultant who liaises with clients to help them feel confident that every detail in their homes has been considered to ensure that they all enjoy a smooth stress free build, which enables them to simply relax & enjoy seeing their new home take shape.

Rose finds this role particularly enjoyable as you really get to feel the heart and passion behind every build and learn everyone’s individual style, which is such a pleasure to see when it all unfolds into the amazing home they had imagined. Rose also takes care of all the accounting matters within the business from which she draws on her many years of experience in this field.

Paul Mason

Construction Manager

Paul is the newest member of the Sapphire Coast team, joining us as Construction Manager in December 2017.

Paul enjoys a laugh and is always looking for new challenges and opportunities to improve his skill set. This lead him to make the sea change from rural Victoria, after operating his own carpentry business for many years.

With 2 beautiful kids and an amazing wife, Paul is a family man. He knows the gorgeous Sapphire Coast area will provide a great environment for them to grow & thrive. He enjoys spending time with his family and playing sports - golf, water sports and AFL.

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