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Who We AreThe Goldsmith Company is a premier, full service design/build remodeling Company, specializing in high end residential projects. As an award winning remodeler, we are committed to providing our customers with unequaled service through management and implementation of all sizes of projects, conception to completion.

Utilizing experienced professional management and office staff, a certified ASID design team, our own crews of Master Craftsmen and with time-tested sub-contractors, The Goldsmith Company delivers exceptional service based upon integrity, absolute quality craftsmanship and unwavering reliability.

The Goldsmith Company was founded in 1998 by Gary and Karin Goldsmith in Mountain Lakes, New Jersey where they are also residents. While maintaining a strong presence in Mountain Lakes, the Company has experienced extensive growth since inception and has expanded into neighboring communities and beyond.

About the Goldsmiths

Gary Goldsmith
From his Portsmouth, New Hampshire roots, Gary learned about woodworking and design at the hands of colonial craftsmen and shipbuilders. In a family of master craftsmen, he learned the use of tools at an early age. Putting his skills to use, Gary worked his way through college apprenticing with some of Portsmouth’s most renowned builders.

After college, he turned in his saw for a sail and joined the US Navy. Serving his country for four years, Gary returned to pick up his saw, and the rest is history.

Embarking on the business end of the construction field, Gary held supervisory positions with FA Gray Painting Contractors and The Wentworth-by-the-Sea Hotels, where he had the privilege of working with the English craftsman, Mr. Turner. Under his direction, Gary studied furniture finishing and learned high-end stain and paint finishing techniques.

Additional studies included courses on blueprints and building design. His Real Estate license fresh in hand, Gary’s first transaction was a project for which he acted as designer, builder and sale negotiator, an office/meeting complex for a regional Tupperware franchise.

In the early 1980’s The Goldsmith Company was formed and began successfully building custom homes in the New Hampshire seacoast region.

By the early 1990’s, New Hampshire was experiencing a significant market downturn, so Gary made the move to New Jersey and opened The Goldsmith Company’s second location in 1998. The New Hampshire branch has now closed and Gary, along with his wife Karin, devote all of their time to their New Jersey clients.

Karin McMillan Goldsmith
Graduating in 1982 with a B.S. in Interior Design, Karin got her 1st 3 years of experience in New York City working for JCS Design Associates with her client list to include “The Hearst Corporation”. Karin participated in many projects for them including the “Good Housekeeping Test Kitchen”, the “Executive Conference Room” and a number of private offices.

Other projects included various Lobby renovations in buildings throughout Manhattan and many projects for “Saint Luke Roosevelt Hospital”.

Karin moved to Portsmouth, New Hampshire in late 1985 where she became Manager of the design department for the major office furnishings dealership “Smith Office Inc.” and oversaw all design work at both their Portsmouth & Manchester locations. Karin’s 1st project at Smith was their office furnishings showroom renovation for which she won the national “Geyers Award” in 1986. Other projects included are “Timberland Headquarters”, “Kendall Insurance”, “National Sea Products”, “Simplex Cable” and various Financial & Legal Institutions. Karin stayed with Smith Office until 1991 when she then went out on her own and broke into the Residential market specializing in Kitchen & Bath Design.

With over 25 years experience in Commercial & Residential Interiors and Space Planning, Karin is a member in good standing in the A.S.I.D. (American Society of Interior Design), and holds a number of Certificates of Accomplishment.

The Company
Together, Gary and Karin Goldsmith have built an exceptional team. Their offices are adorned with awards from many local and national organizations, recognizing their professional accomplishments.

  • 2010 CBRA & BRANNJ Awards of Excellence - Best Special Feature Room: Radio Room
  • 2010 CBRA & BRANNJ Certificate of Merit - Smart Living Residential Addition/Alteration
  • 2010 CBRA & BRANNJ Certificate of Merit - Historical Residential Renovation: Victorian Farmhouse
  • 2009 CBA Awards of Excellence Winner - Best Historic Commercial Renovation: The Community Church of Mountain Lakes
  • 2009 CBA Awards of Excellence - Certificate of Merit: Kitchen Renovation under $100 k
  • 2007 CBA Awards of Excellence Winner - Kitchen Renovation under $75 k
  • 2006 Winners of annual "Sales & Marketing Awards" announced by New Jersey Builders Association
    Program Recognizes Excellence Related to New Home Sales and Marketing.
    April 6, 2005 -" The New Jersey Builders Association honored member builders and their associates who have made significant contributions to advance the sales and marketing of new homes. The annual Sales & Marketing (SAM) Awards were presented last night at a gala Atlantic City event, which officially kicked-off the Atlantic Builders Convention running through April 8 at the Atlantic City Convention Center. "The Sales & Marketing Awards recognize our members for their talent, creativity and outstanding accomplishments," said New Jersey Builders Association President John W. Barba. "These winners have worked hard to excel in a competitive marketplace and to give prospective buyers the information they need to make an informed purchase."
  • 2005 NJBA Sam Awards – Best Remodeling/Renovation
  • 2005 CBA Awards of Excellence Winner
  • 2004 Tri-Town Chamber of Commerce – Gary Goldsmith - Business Person of the Year for Mountain Lakes