This company covers all aspects of the landscape trade, including seeding or sodding lawns, stonework, walkways, driveways, landscape lighting, irrigation work, wooden decks and fencing. The company is located in Rustico, and does work all over the Island.
“We have industry certified people on staff,” says Mike Gallant. “I have four certifications, and am a Red Seal Horticulturalist. This is my fifth year as Owner of the company, and I have been in the trade since 1983.”
Work usually runs from May to November. There are six people on staff, including Mike. “We don’t have a big turnover of staff, although I am always looking for new people.
“It is hard to find the right people. When I interview someone, I want to make sure they know what they are getting into. I look for people who are conscientious. If someone has the interest in learning the trade, I will train them, and pay for them to attend seminars. It is labour intensive work. We use equipment when we can, but you still have to get your hands dirty.”