Our Staff


Let our friendly and knowledgeable staff at G.J. Gardner San Luis Obispo County help you design and build your dream home today. Our mission is to provide you with a well-built beautiful home, constructed with quality materials and finished on time.

From our Franchise owner, our office staff, sales staff, and construction team, G.J. Gardner San Luis Obispo County offers a level of service not commonly seen in the home building industry. We strive to work closely with our clients to fully explain our process from start to finish. Our 5 Star Performance program means that you the client will visit the jobsite during the process to see first hand how your dream home comes together.


Franchise Owner:

Russ Goldman has worked in the construction and engineering industries since he graduated from high school in Encinitas, CA. After working in several different construction trades, he landed with a company called GLA International where he managed crews that built underground and overhead fiber optic networks. Goldman attended engineering school at ITT Tech and received an A.S. degree. Once he graduated from school, he was drawn to the civil engineering field and took a job at a civil engineering firm based out of Texas. There, he designed and managed civil engineering projects for Wal-Mart and LOWES stores within the western Unites States.

In 2004, Goldman moved to Paso Robles to raise his family. He was drawn to California’s Central Coast because of its natural beauty and the lifestyle that the area offers. Goldman has family in the area and ties to the Paso Robles wine region. In 2006, he accepted a position with his family’s large general contracting company in Salinas, Calif. There, he managed large multimillion dollar commercial construction projects as well as the employee safety program. Ultimately, Goldman made the decision to start his own construction business, based in Paso Robles in 2009. Goldman finds owning his own business a challenge but also the most rewarding experience he’s had. He is passionate about the construction business and values the relationships that he has formed with his clients. Goldman strives to build the best homes at the most affordable prices in and around San Luis Obispo County.

Goldman lives in Paso Robles with his wife Holly and their two daughters Madalyn and Abigail.

CA License #: 927240


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Annika Romelfanger was born and raised in the Bay Area before moving to the Central Coast to attend Cal Poly, completing her degree in Agricultural Business in 2010. She loves horses and  has been riding all her life.

After graduating she worked for multiple horse trainers and a horse show clothing designer. Having always had a strong interest in interior design, she jumped at the opportunity to join the G.J. Gardner Homes team. She enjoys the client contact and working with clients to make their dream homes come true. She says she hopes to someday build a G.J. Gardner home for herself!



Sales Consultant:

Daniel Sotelo was born and raised in Atwater, CA located in the heart of the Central Valley. His father was a custom home builder who inspired him to pursue a degree at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo where he graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering. As a Licensed Civil Engineer he has both civil engineering and land surveying experience on residential, commercial, and industrial land development projects in California and Nevada. Daniel is also a Realtor® with Realty Masters & Associates. Mr. Sotelo specializes in land acquisition and will work hard to find you the perfect piece of land to build your dream home on.  Daniel has a passion for new construction and is proud to be a part of the G.J. Gardner team.

CalBRE #01977089

RCE #81227

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