Our History

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 42 states so far with approximately 75,000,000 sq. ft. 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.

In 2021 Bruce Nichols retired, and since we have announced Jason Kulvinskas as our Vice President and COO and Duke Perry as our Vice President of Gardner-Watson Studs LLC to lead our team.

We take tremendous pride in striving to be the safest decking installation company in the nation. Our team members, including Estimators, Logistic Managers, Field Safety Reps and Project Managers know that we can do your projects SAFE, PRECISE and ON TIME.

Our Team

geoff kress

Geoff Kress


jason kulvinskas

Jason Kulvinskas

Vice President

Duke Perry

Vice President/Stud Operations

Tammy Dean


carla williams

Carla Williams

Sr. Director of Compliance

patrick forrest

Patrick Forrest


katie logue

Katie Logue

Director of Accounts Payable

dan hanley

Dan Hanley

Director of HR/Payroll

blanca chacon

Blanca Chacon


Ally Murray

Logistics Manager/Marketing Manager

Andrew Boothe

Director of Field Operations

arland nisly

Arland Nisly

Sr. Project Manager/Decking

Aly Hardy

Project Manager/Decking

Marc Cox

Sr. Project Manager/Decking

Josh Powell

Project Manager/Studs

Jeremy McAllister

Director of Safety Operations


Site Safety Rep


Site Safety Rep



Site Safety Rep


Abner Jr.

Warehouse Manager



Warehouse Rep