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Meet Our Team
Looking for a challenge after three decades in a traditional business environment, Ian launched Curbz and has never looked back. He plays an active role in the design and build of landscaping projects. Ian draws great personal satisfaction from transforming spaces for our clients and takes pride in the work of the talented crew members who bring their all to every Curbz project.
After hours, you can often find Ian chasing his dogs in the backyard or enjoying some downtime with his family. He also loves cycling and skiing and is an avowed weather and news junkie.
Judith (Jude) Inglis
After spending 30 years behind a desk in the corporate world, Jude happily joined Ian in marriage and business as co-owner of Curbz. Jude oversees the Garden Reno side, handling everything from sales and estimating to crew management and scheduling, plant selection and vendor relations. As an avid gardener herself, Jude loves nothing better than working with her crews to bring gardens to life.
When she’s not hard at work for Curbz, you can find Jude scribbling away in her journal or crafting clever new posts for her blog. This former journalism student even hopes to publish a collection of short stories one day soon.
Dionne (Dee) Lamont
As the office manager, Dionne plays a vital role in keeping our operations running smoothly. Her undeniable administrative skills, passion for customer service, and knack for organization all help ensure our entire team stays on the right track. If you've ever called us and spoken to a friendly voice, you've experienced Dionne's charm firsthand.
During her free time, Dionne loves to spend time with her husband Rob and their children, Hailey and Brady. She's also an avid baker and often spends long hours whipping up delicious creations in her home kitchen.
Alexandra (Alex) Rachar
Alex is a talented designer who has been part of our team for over seven years. Alex joined Curbz as a labourer and worked her way up to Foreman on the Garden Reno side. This hands on experience gives her valuable insight to the design process that both crews and clients appreciate.
Even when she's not hard at work for our clients, Alex lives and breathes landscape design. Alex is a member of the Toronto Botanical Gardens and is passionately pursuing certification in horticultural therapy. She holds several different landscaping certifications, including a Certificate in Landscape Design from Ryerson University along with multiple relevant certificates from Landscape Ontario.
Andrew (not Andy!) Call
Andrew is a skilled foreman on the design and build side. He worked his way up the ranks of the landscaping industry, from lawn care all the way up through to construction.
Andrew and his wife Natalia are expanding their own crew by adding a new baby to the family this year.
Ask Andrew what his favourite part of working with Curbz is and he'll tell you he loves the ever-evolving nature of his work. As he puts it, "No two properties are the same and every design is different from the last."
David (Dave) Rachar
When it comes to builders, Dave is one of the best of the bunch. After obtaining his diploma from Conestoga College, he landed in the construction trade. From bricklaying and framing to stone masonry and carpentry, Dave is a skilled foreman and plays an integral role in many of our project builds. He also has multiple industry certifications. There’s no challenge he won’t rise to and Curbz affectionately knows him as the “go to guy” for innovation and problem solving.
Outside of work, Dave enjoys crashing in front of the television set and rocking out to his favourite bands. He’s also an avid snowboarder and loves the chance to hang out with his work colleagues.
Patrick (Pat) Doolan
Pat has spent the better part of the past decade working in the landscaping industry. Since his very first foray into the world of lawn care, he's worked tirelessly to improve his own skill set and hone his understanding of landscape construction. As Foreman at Curbz he helps train and direct our crewmembers while overseeing projects to completion.
Pat's love for the great outdoors extends to his private life. He takes every chance possible to spend time in nature, and he and his family can often be found relaxing at their cottage. Pat also enjoys music and has a special talent for writing comedy.
Stefan (Stef) Kotowich
Stef oversees a number of different responsibilities as our yard manager and is an invaluable resource that keeps our landscaping projects moving along smoothly. Stef brings over 10 years of landscaping experience to the job and is primarily responsible for logistics, inventory control and machinery maintenance and operation.
In his spare time, Stefan enjoys making music and is a member of a band.
Cameron (Cam) Nash
Cam has been with Curbz for more than 5 years, working first as a foreman with strong masonry skills and more recently as Operations Manager.
As Operations Manager, Cam will be the liaison between the crews and company owners providing both parties with guidance and advice. His familiarity with all aspects of landscaping make him a great coach and mentor for our crews while providing strong administrative support to ensure all runs smoothly.
When he’s not trouble-shooting the business, Cam hones his craft as a photographer and filmmaker. He also can’t resist the pull of a great book.
Devon (Dev) Meron
Dev has been with Curbz for three years, and has 10 years experience in landscaping. As a foreman on the design and build side, Dev is best known for his attention to detail while consistently striving for perfection.
With a diploma in Journalism and another in Sports and Nutrition, Dev is committed to living a healthy lifestyle and is an avid competitive hockey and baseball player. When he’s not on site, on the playing field or in the arena, Dev spends his down time as a member of a band producing a wide variety of music.
As busy as life gets for him, Dev always makes family and friends are a priority!
Talented Staff Members
Our team includes some of the best craftsmen and landscaping professionals in the industry. We assign dedicated staff members to every project, ensuring the best experience from start to finish.
We Deliver Quality Results
At Curbz, we focus on meeting our quotes and making good on our promises. We closely monitor our projects to ensure the highest quality work, and we embrace art, science, practicality and functionality in the final product.
Award-Winning Artistic Designs
Our Toronto landscapes have continually been recognized as some of the most innovative and attractive in the industry. Previous awards include the Award of Excellence from Landscape Ontario & the Best of Houzz 2014.
"Completely happy with the end result"
We are so happy that we chose Curbz for our front and backyard landscaping project. We have a small city lot and wanted something clean, minimal and modern looking. From the design and planning stage, through the execution and building, to the final result, we were so pleased with the project. The Curbz team was completely professional the whole way through, yet I also felt the personal attention of a smaller company.
‐ Laurie T., Read Full Review
"I would happily recommend Curbz"
We had a problem that was beyond our skills. I contacted Ian and discussed the situation, and he agreed that we should meet. He was on time and understood the problem. He had a solution. The job was done efficiently and on budget. I would happily recommend Curbz as a solver or landscaping problems.
‐ Jim Weir, Read Full Review
"We could not have hired a better contractor"
The designs Curbz created were perfect for our property and the installation services were exceptional. A crew was at the house working on our project every day until it was 100% completed. Whether they were dry laying stone, or wet laying stone steps in cement, digging trenches for electrical, or creating beautiful arched wooden arbors and gates, they attended to every detail with expertise and efficiency — and with smiles on their faces. They were always intent on doing quality work without cutting corners.
‐ M. Grant, Read Full Review
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"I highly recommend partnering with Curbz"
Ian, Steve and the team at Curbz are true professionals who care about their customers. The team worked hard to get things done in a timely fashion and on budget. They are experienced pros who can turn your backyard into an oasis. I would highly recommend partnering with the group at Curbz on your next project. Trustworthy, dedicated and responsive.
- Jenny Hirsch, Read Full Review
"A pleasure to work with"
Curbz designed and installed a beautiful, functional expansion of our outdoor living space, which included a built-in bench and landscaping. They not only completed the work on time and on budget, but they did so in a courteous, meticulous manner. Real professionals that were a pleasure to work with!
- K. Wickett, Read Full Review
"Curbz turned our dream into a reality"
Ian worked closely with us to bring forward some great creative ideas that we actually put into place. Before we made a decision, he explained the reasoning behind his suggestions and identified pros and cons of moving in either of the two directions we were trying to decide between. What we were promised is what we got in the end! We couldn't be happier and we've already referred them to others.
- Bett, Read Full Review