Our Team


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Helen Gillard, Cristie Gregg, Bernie Milo, Troy Pankhurst, Glen Blythman, Melissa & Sam Pearce


Sam and Melissa Pearce | Owners/Franchisees

Sam and Mel have worked together to create a local building company with an outstanding reputation. Sam is known for keeping a keen eye on the building process and brings over 25 years of experience in the building industry, while Mel ensures the smooth running of accounting and administration procedures. Becoming G.J. Gardner franchisees has enabled Sam and Mel to bring an even better level of service to clients and they look forward to many more years of building quality homes in the Riverland.

Sam and Mel have lived in this region for many years and find it is a great area for bringing up their young family. Sam and Mel have a strong involvement in the community and enjoy being a part of local sporting clubs and school activities. They love making the most of all this region has to offer.


Glen Blythman | New Home Consultant

Bringing many years of experience in the building industry, Glen has proved to be a valuable member of the G.J. Gardner team. Glen enjoys working closely with clients right from concept through to completion of their new home and loves watching ideas become a reality. Glen knows that every client's needs are distinct and his ability to custom design homes reflects this understanding.

Glen has lived in the Riverland for many years and loves the lifestyle the Riverland offers for his young family. You can often find Glen on the golf course, however his favourite weekend past time is enjoying the outdoors with his two children.

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Cristie Gregg | New Home Consultant (currently on Maternity Leave)

Cristie has been a welcome addition to the G.J. Gardner Riverland team, bringing a wealth of experience in customer service as well a strong commitment to client satisfaction. Cristie strives to help each and every client make their dream home a reality, tailoring to each client's specific needs. Cristie understands that your home is as individual as you are and enjoys working to create that perfect design.

Having moved to the Riverland five years ago, Cristie has grown to love the lifestyle the Riverland offers. You can find her most weekends boating on the Murray River, indulging in her love of camping or helping her partner Joel with their home renovations. Cristie looks forward to learning many new skills and meeting lots of great people as she embarks on her career with G.J. Gardner Homes.


Helen Gillard | Administration

Helen recently joined the GJ Gardner Riverland team in May 2013, bringing a broad range of experience having worked for the last 30 years in Customer Service / Administration. Helen enjoys putting client’s needs first in order for them to receive the best possible experience with attention to detail.

Growing up in the region, the lifestyle that Riverland has to offer is exceptional, especially in raising a family. Helen enjoys Cardio Kickboxing, running, cooking, entertaining & enjoying time with her family, which include her husband Kym & especially watching her 2 adult children Nick & Ellie  actively involved in there chosen sports and enjoying time with a great network of friends.

Helen looks forward to a successful future and gaining new skills together with the GJ Gardner team.


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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.