Published on April 23, 2018
Yesterday, (April 22, 2018) was the 48th Earth Day celebrated since it’s inception in 1970. This day is important as it reminds us of our position on this earth and the great responsibility that comes with it. God has called us to be stewards of his creation, to live in, and off the land, and to have dominion over it. He is not telling us just to take what we need and leave it! We need to tend it, care for it and nurture it. At Gelderman, we have a unique opportunity to directly affect large areas of the landscape of Southern Ontario - what responsibility, and a pleasure! Every day our crews go out and care for creation.
This great responsibility to care for our world means we need to be looking ahead. Gelderman plants new plantings, bringing color and life into spaces that were lacking, creating invigorating spaces for homeowners, businesses, and communities. Our maintenance team now boasts a completely electric maintenance crew to save energy and have less of an environmental impact. Our irrigation team audits systems to find the best way to water your property to conserve water and use it efficiently. We look to the future and are motivated to preserve the environment to continue to enjoy healthy and attractive outdoor spaces.
God has given us a wonderful creation to work it and keep it!
Published on April 20, 2018
This month featuring:
Spotlight on the Landscape Construction Department
Message from the President
News & Events
Health & Safety Update
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Published on April 18, 2018
What a weekend!
The storm our staff soldiered through this past weekend was one for the books. Many of our staff have been in the snow clearing business for years, and could not recall a storm like we all just experienced this April. Through late nights, lack of sleep, sporadic meals, and snow that feels like concrete, it can be hard to stay positive! However, tough times are a good display of character, and even through this unprecedented ice and snow event, our core values were alive and well.
This storm was not without difficulties. Having transitioned our staff and equipment into Spring Clean Up mode, many of our seasonal staff had returned to their regular summer employment leaving quite a heavy workload full-time employees.
Thank you to all employees for respecting your co-workers and our customers on site. Thank you for showing your passion and showing up to clear snow in April! Thank you for taking the time to do the job right. Most of all, thank you for showing our customers how much you care.
These positive comments from our property managers and clients are evidence that your hard work is seen and appreciated.
We would like to thank our clients, property managers, board members and residents for your patience throughout these last few days.
Published on April 10, 2018
After the company spring kickoff, our management team stayed together for an eye-opening experience.
Nathan led the management team through a challenge. Build a free-standing tower, as tall as you can. The tallest tower wins!
But there was a catch. This structure had to be created with only 4 pieces of material: - 20 Dry Spaghetti Noodles - 1 yard of string - 1 yard of masking tape - 1 Marshmallow... which needed to be at the top!
Not surprisingly, the level of competition in the room was high! It was interesting to see everyone fall into their roles, leaders took charge, designers designed and the motivators kept their teams excited.
At the end of the 18-minute time limit, two towers were standing. There was a lot learned during this exercise about what activities hold back progress, which promotes it, and how it's important to not let the distractions get in the way of the end goal.
Click through for pictures of the challenge and to see the winning team's structure!