Company Profile


Fowler/Gardella is a merger of expert talents created to deliver the best design and construction services in Central New York.


Paul M. Fowler

Paul's experience, passion, and ingenuity stem from a 45-year career in both design and construction. His first hand knowledge of land development adds insurmountable value to every project. Paul's unwavering commitment to satisfy each and every client is what makes him a much respected leader in the home building industry


Sean D. Gardella

For the past twelve years, Sean has been a force in ultra high-end custom home building and preservation. Sean's award-winning and cutting edge architecture have helped him garner an unrivaled client list of industry professionals. Sean thrives on giving clients the best possible customer service throughout the entire design/build process.



Fowler/Gardella's commitment to architectural integrity can be seen in our extensive and impressive portfolio. We focus on providing the best and most cost efficient service to each and every client. We consistently refine our specification packages to include the latest in reliable trends, from the superstructure to the finishing colors and treatments. Fowler/Gardella is fully committed to quality, actively seeking out the best in the industry. At Fowler/Gardella, we are here to guide you every step of the way.


Sean Gardella actively supports the Holley Institute, a non-profit organization that provides life enhancing programs for the deaf and hard of hearing, including: newborn screening, American Sign Language classes, full audiology services and a variety of family programs.


In 1993, the Holley Institute commenced building on the Family Village, a development for the deaf on Vineyard Lake in the Irish Hills region of Michigan. The first complex built for the institute housed 24 families. Five years later, a performing arts building, The Village Commons, was added for assemblies and deaf stage performances. Most recently, the Art Center, a fine arts building for deaf artists and students was added.


We realize that sometimes the .01% counts more than the 99.99%. With this understanding, Fowler/Gardella is striving each day to make our warranty and customer service response quicker, the process more reliable and doing it right the first time a must. We have implemented new technology that allows us to take notes with a client at a 5 p.m. meeting and have faxes or emails with these notes on our trades and suppliers desk by the very next morning. This same program lets us monitor scheduled versus actual completions and numerous other management functions to the benefit of our clients.


That said, doing it right the first time is why you will seldom receive warranty service without someone from FGC being present. We feel it's important to take that opportunity to discuss the issue at hand, and use that information to find proactive ways to avoid future issues of the same nature!


Custom Residences

  • Design/Build



  • Design/Build
  • Construction Management
  • General Contracting



  • Construction Management
  • General Contracting
  • Pre-Construction Services



  • Construction Management
  • Design/Build
  • General Contracting
  • Pre-Construction Services



  • Styleline Magazine
  • Home Magazine Award - Best Wine Cellar
  • Post Standard
  • Life Director of the CNY Homebuilders Association
  • Recipient of the Award For Excellence from the town of Dewitt in January 2004 for the design and planning of The Pointe East
  • Builder/Architect Magazine Builder of the Month May 1991