Meet the Company
Get to know the Denny + Gardner dream team.
A founding member of Denny + Gardner, Norm has been an integral part of running each renovation project smoothly and efficiently since the company’s inception in 2002. Prior post-college business experience working as a government contractor and consumer lender are evident in his handling of D+G’s administrative needs. At the outset of a project, Norm makes recommendations and helps customers make material selections and set a workable budget. He then manages the team of professionals responsible for executing the project from start to finish. Norm also has extensive experience representing homeowners whose project involves an insurance claim. Norm lives in Reston with his wife and two children.
Norman Gardner, Sr.
A proficient craftsman with hands-on training in carpentry, Mr. Gardner ultimately chose to leave behind the excitement of the CIA and the halls of Congress to pursue his avocation of home improvement full-time. As a child, Mr. Gardner used his ever-expanding skill set to fix up his parents’ house, and soon began taking on after-school and weekend jobs. Mr. Gardner saw to it that Norm, Jr., was taught just as he was, and eventually turned his work contacts and future leads over to Norm and Jason Denny, who formed Denny + Gardner and carried on Mr. Gardner’s tradition for meticulous, detail-oriented craftsmanship.
In 2002, Norm approached Jason about partnering on a Reston townhouse renovation, and now, nearly 15 years later, Jason’s primary role is to manage D+G’s onsite construction processes. Beyond thorough attention to detail, cleanliness, and superior customer satisfaction, Jason is also committed to making the company’s relationships with its sub-contractors successful. With an average of five years working together, loyalty and partnership is evident in the quality of work. Growing up with a carpenter for a father and spending summers working construction primed Jason for a career in construction. Post-college, Jason spent extensive time in Spain and his fluency in Spanish helps him communicate effectively and clearly with many sub-contractors.
Mark brings more than 30 years of construction and business experience to Denny + Gardner. Mark is an Arlington resident and originally came to Northern Virginia as Director of Construction for Morris-Day. After Morris-Day and then BOWA, Mark joined Norm and Jason as a partner at Denny and Gardner. Prior to Northern Virginia, Mark spent over 20 years in Western PA as an owner of a design/build firm and then as Director of Construction of one of Pittsburgh’s largest commercial contractors. Always drawn to construction, Mark started out in the field with nothing more than raw ability. Since then he has augmented his passion with extensive experience in budget responsibility, business management, project management skills and continuing education. Mark has a proven record for client satisfaction.
Kait brings a over a decade of experience in design to Denny + Gardner, ranging from new home construction and remodeling to landscape/hardscape design, plus experience with commercial design. She is a life-long Northern Virginia resident, and spent extensive time growing up on both commercial and residential job sites, priming her for a career in design. Her wide-ranging experience allows her to plan your project from start to finish with respect to budget, design preferences, and lifestyle considerations. Understanding that envisioning the outcome can be challenging for many clients, Kait is skilled at providing realistic renderings and walk-throughs of your project, so you can be confident in your decisions.
We have done a number of projects with Norm and Jason and have always been happy with the results. They are fair-minded, helpful, and do great quality work. For everything from home remodeling to new construction, I would recommend them whole-heartedly.