April 1, 2022
Salivan Landscape recently announced it has been sold to a new owner. The Toronto, Ont.-based full service landscape company has been run by the Salivan family for 99 years.

“Salivan landscape was founded by my grandfather and great grandfather in 1923,” Gregg Salivan said. “Next year will be our 100th year in business. We were one of the founding members of Landscape Ontario in 1973. Salivan Landscape has come a long way since those early days, growing to a staff of approximately 100 and a fleet of 55 trucks. I am very proud of what my father and I have accomplished over many decades, fostering a family-like atmosphere with our employees and customers, many for decades and generations.”

Gregg Salivan is a past president of Landscape Ontario’s Toronto Chapter and served on the provincial Board of Directors for many years. He was also the first chairman of the grounds management Sector group.

Salivan said he values the time spent networking and learning from “the great people in our industry,” adding, “the uniqueness and value of our industry and Landscape Ontario is unparalleled in the business world. We have grown from the premise that shared knowledge would benefit all and the horticultural industry as a whole.”

One of the top awards in Landscape Ontario’s annual Awards of Excellence program is named in honour of the late Don Salivan, who was an outstanding contributor to the association.

The Don Salivan Grounds Management Award recognizes skill that, when properly executed, protects or even enhances the value of the original landscape investment. The winner is selected from all projects submitted in the maintenance program each year.

For the company acquisition, Gregg Salivan will be retained in an advisory capacity. The legal name officially changes from Salivan Landscape Ltd to Salivan Landscape Inc.

“The sale of our company and the change in ownership will ensure that the stability, quality and growth of Salivan Landscape continues for decades to come,” Gregg Salivan said. “The new CEO is Mr. David Koa. David has a wealth of business experience, an MBA and I am extremely proud to have him lead Salivan Landscape into the future.”