About G.J. Gardner Homes Helotes

Full-Service Design-Build Firm Making Your Dreams A Reality Since 1983

Customer satisfaction and a thorough attention to detail built the framework from which Chris Carson founded his family owned and operated business. For outside-the-box custom home solutions, discover the G.J. Gardner Homes difference today.

We have completed residential projects from million dollar homes to small bathroom remodels; including restoration, remodeling, and additions to historic homes. Our commercial building portfolio includes state of the art veterinary facilities, dental office additions, and premium finish outs of dental and retail space.

G.J. Gardner Homes ensures that the highest standard of workmanship is used throughout the building of your new home by using quality construction methods and materials. Each of our qualified builders and preferred sub-contractors have been selected for their individual standards of expertise and their commitment to excellence.

A local builder knows and fully understands the issues that relate to getting your plans through to construction. Local knowledge ensures your new home is ideally suited to local conditions and achieves the best results from natural light and heat.

As a customer, you will benefit because every stage of the building process is monitored and managed by our experienced, professional staff. At G.J. Gardner Homes, you have direct access to the person who owns and runs the business.

The G.J. Gardner Five Star Performance is a system of checklists and on-site inspections over the five major stages of construction.

At the completion of each stage, you will be invited on-site to personally inspect the progress of your home with our building supervisor.

That's Five Star piece of mind.

G.J. Gardner Homes originated in 1983 in Queensland, Australia, as an independent building firm owned by Greg Gardner. G.J. Gardner Homes traded successfully and established a reputation for building great value quality homes in a predetermined time frame. Due to popular demand, GJ Gardner Homes became one of Australia's largest privately owned building companies.

Today, some two decades later the business has expanded throughout Australia and into the USA and New Zealand. There are currently over 100 franchises operating throughout the world, supported by several corporate offices.

Our designs are innovative, localized and are created to be just as diverse as any given territory. Our homes have won over fifty various housing industry awards ranging from "Best Display Home" to "Best Finished Home".

Awards are great, but our greatest satisfaction comes from the smiles we get from our customers every time we hand over the keys to their new home.

Building homes and dreams

We simplify the home building process and create relationships built on trust.

Chris Carson

Franchise Owner

Chris Carson is a veteran of the contracting industry. Born and raised in San Antonio, he attended San Antonio Academy and Lee High School. He also attended Blinn College and San Antonio College where he majored in engineering and architectural design.

From 1989 to 1999 he worked in numerous trades including electrical, HVAC, cabinetry, finish carpentry, painting, landscaping, site work and framing. In October of 1999, he founded Carson Custom Homes. Since then, Carson Custom Homes has appeared before the San Antonio Historic Design and Review Committee and other local architectural review committees.

In 2020 Chris partnered with G.J. Gardner Homes to be the Franchise Owner for Helotes, Texas.

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