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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.
James (Jimmy) Mugo
Jimmy oversees a number of different responsibilities as our yard manager and is an invaluable resource that keeps our landscaping projects moving along smoothly. He particularly enjoys the working culture at Curbz and is always quick to share a laugh with his coworkers and our clients.
Originally from Kenya, Jimmy came to Canada four years ago and has been with Curbz ever since. Jimmy is an avowed family man and cherishes the time he gets to spend with his loved ones.
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.
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."
Christopher (Chris) Iesalnieks
Chris started his landscaping career with us nine years ago, and today, he plays an important part in many of our project builds. From job site preparation to employment management and machine operation, Chris is committed to safety on the job and ensuring every team member delivers the best results possible.
Chris is a fitness fanatic and loves to spend his free time chasing his exercise goals. In fact, the physical nature of the job is one of reasons he loves working for Curbz, soaking up Ontario’s beautiful summers.
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
Stefan is one of our landscaping foremen on the design and build side of our business, and he brings his passion for the job to every client he serves. He strives to ensure our crewmembers work well together and oversees construction on our projects. Stefan brings over 10 years of experience to the job, with expertise in both stone and woodwork.
Leaving our clients with better outdoor living spaces is Stefan's favourite part of working with Curbz. He brings his attention to detail to every job site and works diligently to satisfy our clients. In his spare time, Stefan enjoys making music and is a member of a band.
Adam comes by landscaping naturally. In fact, he used to work alongside his dad, who started his own landscaping company after leaving the navy. After leaving his native England for Canada, Adam continued in his father's footsteps. As Foreman on the Garden Reno side, he directs crewmembers to ensure every project comes together on deadline.
Adam's a fanatical rugby player and devotes several days each week to training and playing. He hopes to one day coach his own team, and he's currently working through his coaching badges.
Gordon heads up our carpentry projects and brings several years of specialty experience to the job. An avid woodworker since his teenager years, Gordon builds fences, decks, pergolas and more. No matter how big or small the landscape project, he ensures we build the highest quality wood pieces for our landscape clients.
It likely comes as no surprise that Gordon spends his weekends building patio furniture out of reclaimed lumber. He also enjoys playing his ukulele and frequently finds himself perusing Wikipedia for hours on end.
Cameron (Cam) Nash
When it comes to stonework and masonry, Cameron is one of the most skilled members of our team. He oversees the creation of patios, wet lays, driveways, and other stone projects for our clients. He has over seven years of experience and loves to see our customer's excitement when we deliver the final product.
In addition to his passion for stonework, Cameron is also a photographer and filmmaker and devotes much of his free time to honing his craft. He also can't resist the pull of a great book.
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