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.