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History

1935
An early history, Francis E. Gardiner, Sr. and William S. Bowling started the firm of Bowling and Gardiner to build high-quality residential projects.

1950s
The firm expanded its expertise to include commercial and industrial projects.

1962
Francis E. “Skip” Gardiner, Jr. joined the company as president.

1960s
The company completed its transition to commercial and institutional construction.

1970
Company re-named Gardiner and Gardiner, Incorporated. G&G folded construction management, restoration of historic buildings and interior design into its contracting services broadening the scope of services.

1980s
G&G expanded its services to include site development.  Since then, Gardiner and Gardiner has continued to increase its volume of negotiated and design-build projects as well as competitive bid work.

1990s
The third generation of Gardiners joined the company, as did President Mike Adams.

2003
Ben Harries founded BuilderGuru Contracting, Inc. in Colorado, then formed a partnership with former Shawmut colleague Todd Haynie.  The team moves the company to Annapolis, MD and forms a make-shift office in Ben’s garage.

G&G earned an “Excellence in Construction – Site Project of the Year” award for the $40M renovation of Navy-Marine Corps. Memorial Stadium in Annapolis. Work on the renovation included clearing and grubbing the existing site, demolishing existing site features (removal of temporary bleachers), lowering the existing field eight feet to facilitate additional sideline seating, creation of memorial plaque wall, constructing the north end zone berm to facilitate new stadium seating, utility relocations: gas, water, sanitary sewer, storm drainage, and electrical, finish grading and final stabilization.

Late 2003
BuilderGuru hired their first Superintendent, Neil Rains, and moved to their first “official” office space at Gardiner Realty Office Park in Crofton, MD.

2004
BuilderGuru increased their work volume, growing their team of Superintendents to four and relocates to an office space in Millersville, MD.

2006
BuilderGuru continued to grow, tripling their number of superintendents and adding an administrative staff.

G&G completed Severn Savings Bank in Annapolis which features the city’s first green roof. The building also provides generous day lighting and includes an attached parking garage.

2006
G&G completed construction of Horizons On The Bay, a 72-unit, 8-story, waterfront condominium on Chesapeake Beach. Additional features include a 2-story stone fireplace, retail/commercial units, and a fully equipped gym.

2009
G&G completed construction of Penske Truck Leasing Facility using hybrid construction which involves clear spans suitable for a Pre Engineered Metal Building with conventional construction for the office and retail areas.

BGC acquired ownership of Gardiner & Gardiner Contracting, LLC.  By this time BGC had worked with G&G for six years and developed strong relations.  The combination provided greater capabilities to handle ground-up construction, interior work, and tenant fitouts, as well as the retail, restaurant, healthcare, religious, and office sectors.

2010
BGC completed structural patio expansion and restaurant fit out of the 6,000 sq.ft. Kona Grill in Baltimore. This project earned BGC an Excellence in Construction award from Associated Builders & Contractors, Inc.

2011
Steve Crowder, Senior Project Manager, joined the BGC | G&G team.

2012
BGC | G&G completed Design-Build & Pre Engineered Metal Building Project at Dover Air Force Base.  The LEED Silver certified, multi-denominational chapel included; administration offices, classrooms, and multi-purpose gathering rooms.

BGC | G&G completed work on the 14,000 sq.ft. Bubba Gump Shrimp Co. in Baltimore’s Inner Harbor, including 2 full service bars, a retail merchandise store, outdoor seating, wood detail work, and a décor theme based on the movie Forrest Gump including a 35 foot long mural.

2013
Neil Rains was promoted to Vice President of Operations, as the volume of work at  BGC | G&G grew to need consistent oversight of all field personnel and operations.  The company completed a Maggiano’s Little Italy Restaurant at Westfield Annapolis Mall.  (Both Ben and Todd worked on multiple Maggiano’s back in their Shawmut days.)

2014
BGC | G&G launch the new website, housing both companies under one roof.  Social Communities are also formed and LEED buildings increase, as do awards.

2016
Our team moved Headquarters to Millersville, MD!  Offices now located in one of our own designs: Severn Village. A Mixed Use Development Project 25,000 square foot building.

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