The company

Property, development, and construction solutions


As an established business with a premium diversified property portfolio and quality customer base, we have a long term investment focus.  

Our quality assets help attract leading businesses and a significant development capability further differentiates Gibbons, extending the range of property solutions we provide.

With property at the heart of our operations, we have been a recognised leader in the building industry for generations. 

Our values, beliefs and operating practices are shaped by a heritage of constructive, enduring relationships with our tenants, customers and communities.


Our Approach

For over 65 years

Genuine partnerships

Our partnerships are based on shared success. We take personal responsibility, we are flexible and only focus on solutions. It is in our best interests to find a strategic match.


Enduring relationships

Established over three generations, we have good relationships with the best consultants, subcontractors and suppliers in the industry. We are committed to building mutually beneficial, long term relationships with our customers and tenants through the delivery of high quality development, asset and property management services. Transparency builds trust – so does delivering what we promise.



We build it like we own it. We have a long term investment focus and are focused on durability. Our integrated approach to building and construction results in a high levels of planning, quality control and project management. We consistently deliver exceptional quality construction and client service. 


Whole process thinking

Drawing on our diverse range of activity, we apply ‘whole process’ thinking to every aspect of our operations, we provide solutions in construction through to management services.


Innovative solutions

We apply innovative use of new technology to our developments. From new generation seismic engineering, engineered timber design for multi storied buildings and structures to engineered flooring systems – we are always focused on unlocking the potential of a site.


Family values






Our purpose 

To build & enhance opportunities to grow our family.


Proud legacy

We are proud of our success yet grounded and humble.

Established in Nelson we are a family business, grown from humble beginnings and now upholding a proud legacy. We are built on family values, as strong today as when the late Bill Gibbons founded the business in 1950. We are built on multi-generational relationships and a deep commitment to people, customers and community with a drive to give back.




We have the opportunity to make a positive, social, environmental and economic impact.

Work safe – home safe

Our goal is always zero harm. Our safety culture extends to all parties involved in our projects from clients to subcontractors and our family of  tradespeople onsite. 

We strive to exceed industry benchmarks for health & safety performance and have a history of proactive management within the workplace.


Care for the environment

Buildings are about long-term investment. The scale and breadth of our activities provides the opportunity to make a strong, positive social, environmental and economic impact.

We are committed to protecting and enhancing the natural environment and improving the design, efficiency and operating performance of all our buildings. Our goal is always to have zero or minimal impact on the environment. We go beyond legislation and code and encourage the use of sustainable construction materials.




Family values are at our core

With strong family values at our core, we have a deep commitment to people, children and community groups with the drive to give back. Our support extends to ongoing relationships with schools, local projects and sports organisations.


Youth development

As founders and sponsors of the Victory Boxing Gym, we are helping our kids excel, physically and mentally. The aim of Victory Boxing is to create a positive impact on young kids in the community, teaching life skills, honesty, respect, caring, and developing the opportunities for talented individuals.

Skills and training

We are investing in our future tradespeople through a unique and significant investment to a Trades Academy at Nelson Boys College to help attract and train young tradesmen at the college. The Gibbons Trades Education Centre will provide a steady flow of employees into a sector with an ageing workforce which will face excessive demand for the rebuild of Christchurch.


Regional sport

We are proud sponsors of the Tasman Makos.