About G.J. Gardner Homes Tweed Heads

Its all about the experience

G.J. Gardner Homes Tweed Heads is owned and operated by husband and wife team, Peter & Caren Leotta who hold more than 15 years of experience in the building industry.

Having lived locally for over 8 years, they understand the diverse spectrum of land in the Tweed Coast and Northern Rivers region which range from flat coastal sites right through to sloping rural areas.

As a recognized leader in residential construction, and the 2013 Master Builders Residential Builder of the Year, you can expect exceptional dedication from a team who share a passion of being a part of each clients dream and supporting them through the process from conception to finally handing over the keys and seeing their family enjoy their beautiful home for years.

Apart from providing work for many locals and tradespeople, Peter and Caren regularly give back to their community through local sponsorships, club support and organizational benefits.

They believe that building a new home should be an exciting and stress free experience and understand that they have been entrusted with a client’s biggest asset, their home. Building a new home is about more than just quality, it’s about trust, it’s about communication, and it’s about service.

About Us

Our aim is to establish lasting relationships with our customers by exceeding their expectations

Peter Leotta

Managing Director

Peter has been a licenced commercial and residential builder in the industry since 2004. Coming from a strong technical background in building, he has completed several years of academic qualifications that include an Advanced Diploma / Diploma in Building plus a Certificate 4 in Building Studies & Project Management. As a local builder & business owner Peter is immersed in our community and he is a passionate advocate for sustainable regional growth.

In his role as President of the Master Builders Association Tweed Heads Divisional Committee as well as the construction industry representative to the Tweed Business Advisory Board, Peter has had the opportunity to actively represent the interests of the both the community and the local construction industry.

Peter is a dedicated construction professional who is passionate about providing our valued clients with an unparalleled new home building experience.

Caren Leotta


Caren has been involved in the construction industry for more than 10 years and as Office Manager oversees the administrative processes from pre-construction to handover, accounts receivable/payable and client finance. Caren is a passionate advocate for the local community and sporting groups which G J Gardner Homes supports.

Kane Munro

Sales Manager

Kane has been involved in the building industry as a New Home Consultant with G.J. Gardner Homes since 2003 and brings a wealth of knowledge and experience. Kane believes open communication is critical in the process of turning your ideas and dreams into the reality of quality built custom home.

He is passionate about helping people to design & create a beautiful space for a family to grow and build lasting memories.

Kane believes open communication is critical in the process of turning your ideas and dreams into the reality of quality built custom home.

Kerrie Jackson

Colour Consultant

With over 25 years of working in the Interior Design industry Kerrie has completed almost every type of design style and budget. Working closely with builders, architects, developers and home owners – creating environments that are functional and stylish. Passion for all things design started very young for Kerrie; growing up she would study every home brochure and plan she could and ultimately became the interior designer for some of these very same homes.

For eight consecutive years Kerrie oversaw the interior design for Art Union Homes, completing a home every ten weeks including external & internal finishes, all furniture, furnishings and accessories installed ready for photography. “The most important thing for me as an interior designer is the connection I have with my clients, understanding their lifestyle and needs”

Kerrie will assist our clients through the various and exciting colour choices G.J. Gardner have to offer, bringing individuality and interest to both the interior and exterior space. With every project, she will ensure clients select the perfect combination of finishes to suit their lifestyle and home.

David Small

Construction Supervisor

David's role as a Building Supervisor requires a good working relationship with the clients, trades and staff. He enjoys having the opportunity to build peoples dreams with the support of the other G.J. Gardner team members and present the clients with a quality home the clients can be proud of.

Tim Holland


Tim has been in the Construction Industry for 15+ years, having been an Estimator for 10 of those years. Tim is especially passionate about working in the building industry on a community level. For many people, building a home is a monumental event in their life and Tim believes that by keeping this vision at the forefront of his role, assists our like minded team maintain the exceptional build quality and lasting positive relationships with our Clients & the community.

Debbie Pye


Debbie has worked in finance for over 15 years and has recently joined the GJ Gardner team at Tweed Heads & Ballina in the role of Accounts Assistant. Debbie’s role involves accounts payable, accounts receivable and payroll. She loves the diversity that her roles brings and is very successful at managing multiple projects and meeting deadlines. Debbie is delighted to have this opportunity to be working at GJ Gardner Tweed Heads & Ballina.

Robyn Frohlich

New Home Consultant

After working in many different roles, Robyn has found her dream job with GJ Gardner. Robyn loves working with and helping people with every detail of their home they are wanting to create.

She has built many homes herself and can share her experience and knowledge with you. She is very detailed and will often raise questions you may not have yet thought about.

Robyn is passionate about what she does and believes that open communication and listening are the key ingredients to a happy and stress-free experience when building.

Kristopher Hart

New Home Consultant

Growing up on the Gold Coast enjoying the coastal lifestyle and having a great passion for exploring the Northern NSW Hinterland in his spare time has given Kristopher the passion to settle clients into their dream location and to enjoy all of the treasure spots that NSW has to offer.

Having spent many years in both construction and sales locally, Kristopher enjoys assisting clients through the process and being able to bring a concept to reality. With experience also in interior design and a strong ability to manage processes, Kristopher is a professional that will ensure you receive the very best in service when choosing a new GJ Gardner Home


Office Awards

2013 – Residential Builder of the Year (MBA)
Best Exhibition Home $300,001 - $400,000 (MBA)
2013 – Individual Home $476,000 - $625,000 (MBA)
2013 – Individual Home $276,000 - $375,000 (MBA)
2013 – Exhibition/Project Home $250,001 - $300,000 (MBA)
2014 – Best Contract House $500,001 - $700,000 (MBA)
2014 – Best Contract House under $300,000 (MBA)
2014 – Franchise of the Year
2015 – Best Bathroom under $25,000 (MBA)
2015 – Best Kitchen under $25,000 (MBA)
2015 – Best Kitchen under $25,000 (MBA) 11. 2015 – Best Exhibition/Project Home $300,000 - $350,000 (MBA)
2015 – Franchise of the Year

Office in the Community

Proud members & sponsors of the Salt Surf Life Saving Association & the Tweed Coast Raiders Rugby League Club
President of Tweed Regional Division NSW Master Builders Association
Board member of Council of Management NSW Master Builders Association
Member of the Tweed Chamber of Commerce.

Design Studio

Style Diary

A place to browse popular styles


Images and photographs may depict fixtures, finishes and features either not supplied by G.J. Gardner Homes or not included in any price stated. These items include furniture, swimming pools, pool decks, fences, landscaping. Price does not include all facades shown. For detailed home pricing, please talk to a new homes consultant.