Jan 3, 2024
Investing in crews makes a leader
The first thing you notice when entering Burch Landscape Services’ office in Waterloo, Ont., is a wall of framed certificates.
Nov 3, 2023
Creative Landscape Depot takes natural opportunities for growth
Agility, excitement and risk are words that arise frequently in conversation with Jordan Ward, owner of Creative Landscape Depot.
Sep 5, 2023
Building on a foundation of trust
Yards Unlimited Landscaping is a family owned and operated design/build company in Ottawa, Ont.
Jul 18, 2023
Showcase of dreams: Visualizing the future with M.E. Contracting
For a duo who started from scratch in a new country, reaching this level of success brings great satisfaction.
Jun 2, 2023
Select Stone celebrates three decades of growth
Select Stone Supply is celebrating 30 years of specializing in boulders, blocks, and other bespoke stone products.
Nov 8, 2022
Peace in a bee-loud glade
Lavish Gardens was recently awarded a Green Stamp Award for their work on Stonehouse Meadow — a sustainable landscape project.
Oct 12, 2022
A turn in the road
After 38 years in the landscape industry, Jim Mosher of Landscape Plus felt it was time for a change.
Jul 4, 2022
Landscape artistry: Turning blank canvases into masterpieces
Tucked into the heart of wine country in Beamsville, Ont., you’ll find the masters of craft and artistry of LandArt, a design/build company dedicated to high-end residential landscapes.
Apr 5, 2022
Success through focus
D.B. Maw Landscaping proves longevity in business comes from understanding the needs of your clients and building a team that can provide those needs.
Feb 24, 2022
A legacy of family values
Greentario Landscaping is a family business that wasn’t supposed to be a family business.
Jan 12, 2022
Lake of Bays Garden Centre
From bush to bounty: Successful garden centre started as a firewood supplier.
Nov 1, 2021
Sandhill Nursery has become known for more than plants
Sandhill Nursery is more than just a place to buy plants: it has also become a destination, a spot that appeals even to those with little knowledge or interest in landscaping or gardening.
Oct 12, 2021
Dutchmaster marks a major milestone
Throughout its five decades in business, innovation has played an important role in Dutchmaster Nurseries’ success.
Sep 7, 2021
Strathmore: From nursery to national commercial landscaping
Strathmore Landscape Contractors aims to set a standard in commercial landscaping — and it all starts with their people.
Sep 7, 2021
Lakeshore Landscaping establishes community involvement
In 2003, shortly after starting their own business, brothers Matt and Ryan Pawluk discovered a neglected 21-year-old beech tree.
Jul 6, 2021
Strong culture produces incredible results
This year’s Landscape Ontario Awards of Excellence were amazingly fruitful for Rockscape.
Apr 6, 2021
Cypress Gardeners Port Carling, Ont.
Sherri Hornsey of Cypress Gardeners empowers her team to make the right decisions.
Mar 8, 2021
Started by Brandon Gelderman in 2014, Gelderlands Landscaping is a relative newcomer to the landscape scene in Burlington, Ont.
Jan 5, 2021
Member Profile: Forest Ridge Landscaping
Gerry Visco calls on his love of fine art to problem-solve and stay flexible.
Nov 3, 2020
Gelderman Landscape Services has been caring about people for 65 years
Core values help to get everyone on board and to maintain family atmosphere.
Oct 5, 2020
Avalon Landscaping, Holland Landing Ontario
Avalon Landscaping’s Ed and Anita Chanady are partners in both business and in life.
Jun 15, 2020
Green Thumb Landscaping
Green Thumb Landscaping has enjoyed 49 years of moving forward, becoming a successful business, growing and thriving in a time when change in the industry is happening so fast.
May 6, 2020
Stems Interior Landscaping takes green leadership indoors
Hella Keppo grows a childhood hobby into a lifelong passion.
Nov 15, 2019
Member profile: The Backyard Urban Farm Company
Taking urban gardening to a whole new level.
Oct 15, 2019
Member Profile Beaver Valley Stone
Family values and forward-thinking have been keys to success for 30 years.
Sep 2, 2019
Laurie-Ann Stuart finds her true calling
Owner of LA Gardens takes time to build relationships with clients and landscape pros.
Jul 15, 2019
Business owners find work life balance
Management style empowers workers to become leaders.
Nov 5, 2018
Strong values continue success for second generation
Larry Varlese at Valleyview Gardens in Markham, Ont., ensures second-generation business success by respecting the values and efforts of the generation before.
Oct 9, 2018
Enriching the lay of the land
Bruce Wilson Landscaping has grown from lawn maintenance and snow removal to building award winning commercial projects.
Sep 15, 2018
Gardens are about people
Matt Gove of the Local Gardener was once a teenager with a dream. Now his customers' dreams come true.
Jul 15, 2018
38 years and a five-year plan
The transition from father to son is working well for the Perras family.
May 15, 2018
Making the right choices for 35 years
Member profile on Total Gardening Services of Guelph, Ont.
Nov 15, 2017
Dusty Miller rejuvenates hospital garden
Brian Miller's efforts assist patients and families affected by cancer.
Sep 15, 2017
Benefits of a great relationship
A landscape architect and landscape contractor work toward a common goal.
Jul 15, 2017
The gods of water and light
Milton, Ont.-based Rain Gods provide quality lighting and irrigation to clients.
Jun 15, 2017
Kim Price Landscape Design
Combining a love for the outdoors with a passion for design results in a rewarding career change.
Apr 15, 2017
Thriving in small town Ontario
Terrascapes Landscape & Design is making an impact in and around Perth, Ont.
Jan 15, 2017
A lifetime of learning at Simply Landscaping & Garden Designs
A profile on LO member, Pam McCormick.
Dec 15, 2016
Lighting up Turks and Caicos
LO member establishes booming business in Caribbean islands.
Oct 15, 2016
Living the dream in Quinte West
Daniel Button and Brent Tripp of Signature Landscape Concepts of Belleville, Ont., are happy business owners.
Jun 15, 2016
The Garden Girls working in all the right places
Not your typical landscape maintenance company.
May 15, 2016
Woodhill Garden Centre celebrates 40th anniversary
Family and staff share the values of honesty, passion and hard work.
Apr 15, 2016
Sky's the limit for Pro-Land Landscape Construction
A detailed look at the company who won the 2015 Casey van Maris Award.
Mar 15, 2016
Having a solid base key to Cedar Springs success
Growth provides a unique business opportunity.
May 15, 2015
Fox Hollow Farms celebrates 40 years with pride
Fox Hollow Farms near Langton is celebrating its 40th anniversary this year.
Nov 15, 2014
Courtland Property Management’s software saves time and money
Anyone who thinks the green industry is nothing more than cutting lawns and throwing around soil with a shovel, should speak with John Veldman of Courtland Professional Property Management of Tillsonburg.
Sep 15, 2014
Little Gardens has found success in Parry Sound since 1941
Back in 1941, Canada was well into World War II with its people and the economy geared towards the cause.
Aug 15, 2014
Wolfegang Bonham enhances lives of couple battling cancer
It has been said many times that the landscape industry is the business of enhancing lives.
Jun 15, 2014
After injury, Frank DiMarco brings more passion to his company
Landscape Lighting pro knows the true value of loyalty and friendship.
May 15, 2014
Lakeridge Contracting shows its pride through social media
Lakeridge Contracting empowers staff to connect with customers online.
Mar 15, 2014
Shades of Summer wastes no time in winning maintenance awards
In very short time, Shades of Summer Landscaping and Maintenance in Waterdown has won a number of industry awards.
Oct 15, 2013
Urban Meadows knows timing is key to success
William Jordan traded a welder for a lawn mower at the age of 12.
Oct 15, 2013
Native beauty appreciated in John Verbinnen’s world
Nursery grower, John Verbinnen is a man of passion.
Sep 15, 2013
In its 40th year, Clintar Landscape Management continues to grow
Company began spraying weeds and soon added grass cutting and landscaping.
Aug 15, 2013
Richmond Nursery diverts horticultural plastic from landfills
Ottawa-area nursery has become the area’s only full-circle plastic pot recycling depot.
Aug 15, 2013
Snips Landscape passionately promotes green roofs
Four women operate the 30-year old company with passion, knowledge and determination.
Jun 15, 2013
Thiebaud family marks 60 years of success at OGS
One of the oldest companies in the area, OGS is in good hands to take the company into the next era with passion and pride.
Jun 15, 2013
History of Sheridan Nurseries is 100 years of people growing a nursery
A history of Canada’s largest combined garden centre retailer and grower.
May 15, 2013
Association recognizes Gord Shuttleworth, industry pioneer, innovator and inventor
Shuttleworth is an industry pioneer, past president of Landscape Ontario, innovator, inventor, and to many who know him, a good guy.
Apr 15, 2013
Lloyd’s Landscaping family celebrates 50 years on the job
Lloyd’s Landscaping in Pickering is truly a family business. And, this year the family is celebrating the company’s 50th anniversary.
Mar 15, 2013
Dunington-Grubb winner began with bike and lawnmower
David Kampen has come a long way from his days when he entered the landscape trade at age 13.
Sep 15, 2012
Grobe family success based on 50 years of passion and insisting on quality
This year Grobe’s Nursery and Garden Centre in Breslau not only looks back with pride on 50 years of success, but ahead to a promising future built on passion and good business sense.
Aug 15, 2012
Pat Lamanna sees generous industry service as opportunity
When you speak to Pat Lamanna about success in business, it always comes around to having the ability to recognize an opportunity.
Jun 15, 2012
Pride and passion are keys to 80 years at Moore Water Gardens
Moore Water Gardens in Port Stanley is celebrating 80 years of business success over three generations.
Nov 15, 2011
Kees Govers on the ground floor of fast-growing green roof industry
LO member Kees Govers is one of the driving forces behind the concept of green roofs.
Jul 15, 2011
Life member ready to begin a busy new phase
Hank Gelderman has spent his life operating a successful company and in volunteer service to his community
Jun 15, 2011
Taste for adventure and good business sense bring success to Hermanns Contracting
One only needs to speak with Jorg Hermanns for a short time to discover he is a dynamic, energetic and creative thinker.
May 15, 2011
Windermere Garden Centre celebrates 35 years of success in Muskoka
To find the District of Muskoka’s largest indoor garden centre, one must drive 42 kilometres west from Huntsville, along the meandering two-lane Highway 141.
Mar 15, 2011
Designer’s passion results in new landscape magazine
Dave Maciulis CLD is a passionate man. He’s passionate about landscape design. He’s passionate about business. He’s passionate about certification.
Oct 15, 2010
Ridgeview Garden Centre grows from a small fruit stand
Tony Sgambelluri began business 15 years ago with a small fruit stand on the side of Highway 81 in Grimsby.
Jul 15, 2010
Janet Ennamorato remembers when design was all about selling plants
A career as a teacher was her plan. But as with many of life’s plans...
Jun 15, 2010
Smart Watering Systems in forefront of irrigation industry’s innovations
In just three short years, Chris Le Conte has taken his company from a concept to an award-winning and highly respected and profitable enterprise.
May 15, 2010
Success means more than dollars at TNT Property Maintenance
Rob and Linda Tester of TNT Property Maintenance measure their success not just in dollars, but in relationships with family, community, staff, association and business.
Mar 15, 2010
Big family creating big business
The ten van Stralen brothers, from left, Seth, Luke, John, Paul, Peter, Tim, James, Derek, Ben and Mark.
Jan 15, 2010
Acorus Restoration grew from passion for the environment
Paul Morris has combined his love of plants, passion for the environment, a science-based education, and his solid business sense to create Acorus Restoration Native Plant Nursery.
Oct 15, 2006
Connon Nurseries celebrates 100 years in horticulture
Looking back at 100 years of family history