Providing Landscape Design, Installation, Maintenance & Snow Services to Vancouver, North Shore, and the Sea to Sky Corridor since 2000.
Owner / president
Hamid is a member of Chartered Professional Accountants of Canada and BC. He has a Master’s and Bachelor’s degree in Accounting and over 20 years of experience in auditing, accounting, and finance. Hamid has extensive experience in transportation and construction industries.
Hamid joined our team in July 2018 and assists the company with cash flow management, financial reporting and analysis, budgeting, and organizational efficiency and productivity. When he’s not working, Hamid enjoys playing soccer, chess and go hiking and swimming with his family and friends.
Senior Project Manager
Steven is the Senior Project Manager at The Great Canadian Landscaping Company. He has over 18 years of construction & landscaping experience. He also has received the Advanced City and Guilds certifications in masonry and engineered masonry in Scotland, where he worked on historical abbeys, cathedrals and in bridge construction.
He moved to Canada 10 years ago, from Scotland, where he played professional rugby and represented Scotland on the rugby international 7s team.
He found his passion in landscaping once arriving in Vancouver and has had the privilege of building some of Vancouver’s most high end and detailed residential and commercial landscapes. As a part of the Great Canadian Team, Steven is responsible for overseeing every project and leads a talented group of individuals, including project managers, project admins, the logistics manager and the safety officer. Stevens passion every day is working alongside a team of people who care about landscaping and exceeding our client’s expectations. Networking with Peers and clients talking about anything landscaping with those who will listen long enough.
Steven now lives in beautiful Squamish with his young family and when he is not working he enjoys fishing and the great outdoors.
Business Development Manager & Estimator – Sea to Sky / Vancouver
Graduating from UBC in 2007 with a degree in History and Psychology, Nate went on to a Master’s degree in Landscape Architecture at UBC but returned to the field to continue his passion for a more constructive, hands-on approach.
His passion lies in the ability to visualize, construct and deliver a product that will bring people outdoors while expanding Great Canadian’s sphere of influence within the public and private sectors to create a lasting impression within our community.
Nate, his family, and their two miniature dachshunds are proud to call Squamish their home. He’s a sucker for power metal, Sasquatch documentaries, stale cheezies and firmly believes it’s never too early to start celebrating Christmas.
Jesse started with the company in February of 2017. He currently oversees the Carpentry and Landscape Construction division. He is a self driven individual who takes pride in his work and always strives to be his best.
Rock climbing, Snowboarding or Camping is where you’ll find him when he’s not at work.
Star is Jesse’s pet doggo and also his best mate, they’re the two best friends anyone could ever have.
Steve Koonts has spent the last 14 years working within The Great Canadian Landscaping Company. Using his years of experience in the field Steve has become an integral aspect of the operations team within the company. Steve’s role within Great Canadian has evolved over the years and he is now the Snow & Ice Manager and Project Coordinator. Within this role Steve values working in the community in which he grew up in and takes pride in ensuring a high level of customer satisfaction. This role also allows him to mentor and support the new recruits as they enter the Horticulture trade and further improve the overall team. When Steve isn’t working he loves spending time with his young family and playing sports such as baseball, hockey, soccer.
Cristian finished school in 1996 with an Advanced Technician Degree and since then has dedicated himself to work in the area of landscaping. He has worked in different companies always trying to deliver the best and also learn from the best professionals he has met on this long journey. Cristian has always taken landscaping with a lot of passion and dedication, for him it is more than his profession, “it is art”. He always tries to put his 100% in what he does, and as an ideal in his life he always tries to be the best in what he does. Learning from his mistakes and his colleagues, they never finish learning and that is the key to always continuing delivering more and more. With great humility Cristian has always tried to share his experience and make people understand, and especially his colleagues that respect and love nature like himself. Cristian is thankful for the opportunity to work at The Great Canadian Landscaping company Ltd. that allows him to express his work with the passion he has in his heart.
uke joined the Great Canadian Landscaping company Ltd. as a Softscape Foreman in September 2017. Originally from the Northern Beaches of Sydney, Australia, he now calls Vancouver home. Luke brings with him 14 years of experience, completing his Horticulture Apprenticeship in 2008. Luke’s passion for horticulture intensified once he left Australia in 2015, since then he has traveled around the world, working in the United Kingdom and now Canada. Traveling has giving him the opportunity to master different horticultural techniques and learn a vast array of plant species that don’t exist in the warmer climates. Being new to the Pacific North West, he is continuously fascinated by the majestic snow capped mountains, picturesque autumn leaves and the explosion of colour during spring. Luke’s impeccable standards and his priority for customer satisfaction is what motivates him to come to work every day. When he’s not at work Luke likes so spend his spare time watching sports and researching the next exotic travel destination.
Sarah Penner-Kinch grew up in the Eastern Fraser Valley and fell in love with the horticulture industry while working in a garden centre as a teen. She studied Agriculture Technology Diploma at UFV with a major in Horticulture. Sarah has worked in many different areas in the horticulture and landscaping industry over the last 20 years. Before coming to The Great Canadian Landscaping Company Ltd., she was a subcontract supervisor for over seven years at a landscape garden and maintenance company in the Valley. She also ran her own small landscaping company when she had time off. In her spare time she enjoys sprinting, playing golf and paddle boarding.
Sean has worked at Great Canadian Landscaping for the past 8 years; originally working as a Heavy Machinery Operator and now as the Logistics Manager. He enjoys being a part of the GCLC team and making sure everything is in good working order for the crews. When he’s not at work, you’ll find him working on his cars and taking them for a spin!
Areas We Serve
We service residential & commercial properties in Vancouver, the North Shore and the Sea to Sky Corridor.
We are experts in Landscape Design, Maintenance, Installation, Carpentry, and Snow & Ice Management Services.