News and Press
April 23, 2010
Baltimore Business Journal - 2 1/2 Minutes with Francis E. "Skip" Gardiner, Jr., President of Gardiner Realty & Development Co.
By Daniel J. Sernovitz, firstname.lastname@example.org
After 40 years in building, renovating, and leasing properties across Greater Baltimore, Francis E. "Skip" Gardiner Jr. learned a thing or two about longevity, succession planning, and the importance of a person's word as their bond. His projects range from the Priest Bridge Business Park in Crofton, the Annapolis Yacht Club, and even the renovation of the Benjamin Franklin State Dining Room at the U.S. Department of State. As he prepares to hand over the reins of Gardiner Realty and Development to his four sons, he spent time with the BBJ to share some of those experiences.
Forty years is a long time to be any one thing. What's kept you going?
I enjoy the process of putting a project together. I've always enjoyed constructing, putting it together, scheduling the work. Some people play golf for a hobby, but I've enjoyed development.
What has been the most rewarding part about working in the business?
I've been very fortunate over the years to be associated and to work with a lot of good people and a lot of good organizations. And I'm also fortunate that all four of my sons came back to work with me.
Do you have a favorite hobby?
Quail bird hunting is a hobby of mine, I enjoy that. I get some good exercise and all.
What is your preferred mode of transportation?
I would say the most convenient is to get on a private jet and go where you have to go.
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