BEYOND THE GALLERY:
BY: JEN LEVISEN, EDITOR AT THE FORUM
Minneapolis, Minn.- based construction company, Gardner Builders, considers themselves a hospitality company within the commercial construction industry.
In an interview featured in Minnesota Business Magazine, owner and CEO Bob Gardner admits the descriptor needs some explanation: "It's not about building restaurants and hotels; it's about listening to and understanding what our clients' objectives are, then creating an experience they've never had before."
Founded in 2010, Gardner Builders now has additional offices in Duluth, Minn., and Milwaukee, Wis.
The company prides itself on providing excellent service in a fast-paced, high-end projects. The Gardner team is well versed in the nuances of working in Class A facilities and knows what it takes to be successful building projects in occupied environments.
According to Gardner, what really makes the company different is the employees.
"They all really, really care about the outcome for the client," he says. "We want to forge a relationship with our clients personally, but we also want to understand how the project impacts their business."
"THE PERSONALITY OF THE PEOPLE BECOMES THE PERSONALITY OF THE BUILDING, SO WE WORK REALLY HARD TO MAKE SURE THAT WE UNDERSTAND PERSONALITIES." — BOB GARDNER, OWNER + CEO
OUR END PURPOSE IS TO PROVIDE OUR CLIENTS WITH AN OUTSTANDING EXPERIENCE DURING THE CONSTRUCTION PROCESS. THIS MEANS NOT JUST PREVENTING A NEGATIVE EXPERIENCE, BUT CREATING AN ENJOYABLE ONE.
— GARDNER BUILDERS