For our final #throwbackThursday for Gardner/Fox’s birthday, we found a picture of the whole GFA founding crew (and their lovely ladies). This photo is from the Pre-Kentucky Derby Ball for Baker industries in 1996. In this photo we have Brook Gardner (back middle), Mark Fox (front, sitting), and Mark Pennington (far right).Final TBT.jpg

Do your tile floors need an update? We’ve been inspired  by these new patterned concrete tiles! They’re versatile and eye-catching and using pattern floor tile is a great way to give a small space a ton of personality. They work perfectly for back splashes in the kitchen, floors in the bathroom, or even add a splash of fun in a mud room. Here are a few of the inspiring patterns we are loving right now!Untitled design.png

Time for our next #ThrowbackThursday

Take it back to 95′! Here we have Mark Pennington and Bill Bragdon leading the GFA team to benefit Multiple Sclerosis research. Truth be told, Mark still rides his bike to work on occasion. Keep pounding those pedals Mark!

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Welcome to Tower House! We recently had the chance to renovate one of the first homes, in the first development, in Bryn Mawr. This gorgeous home was built in 1887 . The home was apart of the first development constructed by Wendell & Smith. Our renovations to the home included the kitchen, mud room, powder room, living room, guest suite, and the master suite. We will have the pictures from the Tower House renovation uploaded soon, so keep checking back to see our modern take on this historic home.

To celebrate Gardner/Fox’s 29th birthday, we’ve dusted off a few photos for ‪#‎throwbackthursday‬ for every Thursday this month!

Remember that time we re-designed the Bryn Mawr fire house? We do! Check out our partners Brook Gardner and Mark Pennington going over plans with the fire company president Tom Drennan, back in 1997, 19 years ago!

P.S. We miss that mustache, Mark! 

the crew again

joanna.jpg Recently our very own Joanna Trago was recognized by the Community Design Collaborative (CDC) with the “Best Supporting Actor” award.  For the past six years, Joanna has volunteered to provide the CDC with construction cost estimates for various projects.  Joanna has been with Gardner/Fox for 11 years, primarily on the commercial estimating team. You can read all about Joanna and her good works at Keep up the great work Joanna!

Spring - Summer 15 Look Book (1)Our interior designers were loose in the big city last week to attend the Architectural Digest Design show. The show takes place every year, and with a whopping 400 brands, they had a lot to take in (needless to say, they found some new inspiration). Thanks to Kristen Lukach at Ferguson Enterprises for allowing us to make the trip with you!


One thing that has become a must have in bathroom renovations: recessed niches. Easily customizable, niches are a great way to show off an extra flair of style and make your bathroom get away your own. The best part? Extra storage! Niches are the best spots for your toiletries.

Best of Houzz 2016 Service
We’re blushing. (It’s actually a pretty good feeling.)

Best of Houzz 2016 Service
And we can’t decide which one we like more!

Award Winning Basement Renovation Philadelphia

This Malvern basement renovation was one of the most popular home design images from the Philadelphia region in 2015.

In all seriousness, we are incredibly thrilled that our customer service and craftsmanship stands out in the pool of more than one million home building, remodeling and design professionals using the houzz platform. We’d like to give a shout out to all our wonderful clients and hard-working staff of professionals that contribute to our success each year. Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!