We have a few exciting announcements this fall!
New VP of Maintenance and Snow, Grant Harrison
We are excited to welcome Grant Harrison as our new VP of Maintenance and Snow. Grant Harrison has been appointed to replace Roy Hummel as Vice President of Maintenance and Snow, with responsibility for strategic planning, operational insight and acting as a resource for account and branch managers in the areas of people development, customer service and profitability. Grant’s appointment is effective November 1, 2015.
Grant began his career in landscaping at the age of 16, working for a local landscaper as a summer job. He enjoyed it so much that he’s never really done anything else since. A graduate of Humber College’s horticultural program, Grant has experience with large and small landscape companies in pretty much every role you can imagine. Grant brings senior management experience and knowledge of a multi-location system to the team. We look forward to a long and successful relationship with Grant.
New Responsibilities for Roy Hummel
We are excited to announce that effective November 1, 2015 Roy Hummel, formerly VP of Maintenance & Snow has assumed new responsibilities as Director of Quality & IT. In this role, Roy will assist Gelderman Landscape Services to better understand its employees and customers and will encourage innovation and improvements in several areas including onsite efficiencies, training, mentorship and quality control for Maintenance and Snow. In addition, Roy will oversee all of Gelderman Landscape Services internal software & hardware IT solutions, recommending and implementing improvements to our internal systems and controls.
*“Roy was instrumental in pioneering The Gelderman Way, which has made us the industry leader we are today” says Nathan Helder, President of Gelderman Landscape Services. “We are fortunate Roy will continue to work with us in this new capacity.”
Growth in Kitchener, Waterloo & Cambridge, ON
Gelderman Landscape Services plans to expand its Waterloo and Wellington operations to include a new satellite branch in Kitchener, Ontario in April 2016, led by Martin Horsman as Satellite Manager. Martin was instrumental in the growth of our first satellite in Breslau, which developed into our current Guelph branch. Our continued growth has led to the development of the Satellite in Kitchener. New opportunities for our staff continue to exist as we grow Gelderman Landscape Services.