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The Journey of The Great Canadian Landscaping Company Ltd.: From Roots to Canopy

Nestled in the heart of North Vancouver, BC, The Great Canadian Landscaping Company Ltd. has grown from a seedling of passion into a full-grown testament to vision, hard work, and the beauty of the natural world. Founded in the spring of 2000 by Chris O’Donohue, the company has weathered seasons of change and blossomed into a leading full-service design-build firm, landscape maintenance and Snow and Ice Management provider known both for its aesthetic excellence and sustainable practices.

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  • Looking forward, The Great Canadian Landscaping Company Ltd. is planting seeds for the future with goals designed to ensure continued growth and impact:

    • Regional Expansion: Eyeing rapid development areas for new opportunities.
    • Digital Transformation: Enhancing technological capabilities for better service delivery.
    • Portfolio Diversification: Broadening strata and commercial maintenance offerings.
    • Community and Biodiversity: Increasing engagement and support for sustainable initiatives.
    • Continuing Education: Ensuring staff remains at the forefront of landscaping expertise.
    • Strategic Partnerships: Collaborating with industry leaders to enhance service offerings.

    In the dynamic tapestry of the Canadian landscape industry, The Great Canadian Landscaping Company Ltd. remains rooted in its founding values while reaching for new heights. As it continues to shape the spaces where life unfolds, the company stands as a beacon of creativity, sustainability, and excellence, nurturing the ground underfoot and the communities it serves under one canopy

Story

  • Year 2000 GCLC
    2000

    Founded The Great Canadian Landscaping Company Ltd. at 1111 Croft Road, North Vancouver. Equipment was a garden shed, truck, and trailer.

  • Year 2005 GCLC
    2005

    Moved into First Shop at 995 West 3rd St, North Vancouver. Expanded service offerings.

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    2006

    Founded The Great Canadian Snow Management Company. Expanded to include snow plowing & de-icing services.

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    2009

    Moved into a bigger shop space at 111 Bowser Avenue, North Vancouver.

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    2010

    Founded The Great Canadian Fence & Deck Company. Expanded to include carpentry services.

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    2013

    Expanded to include Irrigation & Lighting Services in the Great Canadian business family.

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    2016

    Founded Vancity Sprinklers & Nightscape Lighting. Moved into a new warehouse/office space at 118 Garden Avenue, North Vancouver — where we currently reside.

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    2017 - 2018

    Initiated a big push on business development, implementation of a paperless office, and community initiatives.

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    2019 - 2020

    Recognised business model. More residential push versus developers. Back to basics. Stabilised growth. New website and catalogue to celebrate 20th anniversary.

  • History 2020
    2020 – 2021

    During the period of Covid, our company had to pivot and figure out how to grow amid an epidemic and financial turmoil caused by it. We chose to focus on our Residential Install division and Strata Maintenance.

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    2021-2023

    Post Covid era was a time of clients realizing that creating outdoor spaces and improving their homes was important to them. This created a surge in our outdoor living space and allowed out company to expand into the Sea to Sky Corridor as well.

  • Process Improvement
    2024

    Currently we are focused on process development, improving our client service methods and focused on Strata Maintenance and Snow and Ice Services. We have also decided to refocus our installation division to custom landscapes and design services.

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Areas We Serve

We service Residential, Strata, Commercial and Industrial properties in Vancouver, the North Shore, and Sea to Sky Corridor.

We are proud to offer Landscape Design, Maintenance, Installation, Carpentry and Snow and Ice Management services in these areas*

*Some exceptions may apply

Contact us today to learn how we can assist with your next landscaping project and elevate your outdoor space to new heights.

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