WHEN GJ Gardner Homes Shoalhaven staff heard their business name announced as winner of the Excellence in Small Business award they erupted with the excitement of a grand final win.
With that under their belt it wasn’t long before they were called to the stage again, this time to the applause of almost 500 guests for the Excellence in Building and Construction award.
Their excitement was uncontained and infectious.
“This is our third year in business and only our second year in the awards. Last year we were runner-up three times so this year we were excited,” one of the owners Kirsty Fay said.
“One of our core values is work hard and play hard.
“We wouldn’t have achieved these awards without our staff; you’re only as good as the people who work for you.
“I think the thing that helped us this year was broadening our scope in the community.
“This has been a big year for us; we were also G.J. Gardner franchisee of the year.”