In 1997 Geoff and his father George Kress started a family-owned fastener company. Soon after, Geoffrey Gardner Kress and his brother Bruce Watson Nichols started Gardner-Watson Decking Inc. in 2005 as a full-service decking installation company based out of Oldsmar, FL.
What began as a one crew operation in Florida with one truck and one initial client emerged as a growing 190 plus employee operation. Gardner-Watson Decking now encompasses 19 to 23 crews installing deck in over 43 states with approximately 70,000,000 sq. ft. of deck installed annually. Over 180 erectors, fabricators, and GC’s have contracted G-W deck to deck distribution warehouses, data centers, hospitals, retail, schools, arenas, automotive plants, cold-storage facilities, and stadiums. We have been fortunate to work on high-profile projects such as Airbus, Amazon, BMW, Boeing, Facebook, Google, Home Depot, Nissan, Tesla, Volkswagen, and Walmart.