Geoffrey Kress, Gardner-Watson Decking, Inc., Oldsmar, Fla.
Geoff Kress has been a member of SEAA since 2007 and served as Treasurer for eight years. In 2020, he was elected President of SEAA. In 2011, he was honored as the SEAA Person of the Year. He was also involved in the Canvass Committee that wrote the current 2011 SDI-QA/QC standard for installation of steel deck, serving again to update the new SDI QA/QC-2017 standard.
Geoff is vice president and a majority owner of Gardner-Watson Decking, Inc., which is a full service decking company that travels throughout the continental United States. The company was established in 2005. Geoff’s dedication to customer satisfaction has helped grow the decking company from one four-person crew to as many as 18 crews. In addition, Geoff is president and majority owner of G & G Distributors, Inc., a construction fasteners and safety supply company located in Oldsmar, Fla.
Geoff spends most of his hours bidding, building relationships with customers, scheduling, and thinking of safer and more economical ways to install decking. Geoff’s interests outside of the work place including boating, snow skiing, hockey, and spending time with his 14-year-old daughter Jordan. He resides in Oldsmar, Fla.