Family: My wife of 11 years, Anne Gardiner, and three beautiful children, Ava, 9, Zoe, 8, and Owen, 3.
Career: Owner of J&C Gardiner Concrete. We do additions, driveways, patio slabs, retaining walls, and all phases of concrete.
How did you became involved in what you are doing: It’s a family-owned business. I would work with my dad every summer during school.
Greatest career accomplishment: Growing our business to what it is now.
Top two things you are most passionate about: My business and my family. It’s a grind every day to balance the day-to-day task in my business life and making sure I’m still there for my family. I want to make sure my business is going in the right direction and my family is happy.
Describe yourself in three words: Funny, caring, loyal
Best advice: My dad always used to tell me, “If you’re not afraid to get your hands dirty, you will always be able to provide for your family.”
Guilty pleasure: A good steak, good whiskey, and gambling.
Desired superpower: Ability to fly so I can go on a vacation anytime I would like too.
A person or leader you admire: Bobby Bowden. He built a top-tier football program from the ground up when nobody thought he could win at Florida State.