About Us

As a young entrepreneur from Westland in the Western part of the Netherlands, Jan VandenEngel began his career as an enthusiastic horticulturist in the green houses.

Immigrating to Canada in the 1950’s, Jan began a part time career in the landscaping business which later led on to what is now known as Western Landscape Services (founded by Jan and Trudy VandenEngel in 1973).

With more than just a handful of customers, Jan and Trudy saw the need to expand their operations; so they relocated to Elginburg, Ontario, a prime location promising something greater.

Today, Western Landscape Services is owned by Irene Hoekstra, daughter of Jan and Trudy and operates with a qualified crew to carry out design/build landscape construction projects backed by a strong maintenance department. We take pride in our quality of work, and have a strong commitment to health and safety as well as sustainable design and customer satisfaction.

We, at Western Landscape Services, are proud to be a family oriented business with a history of growth and success.

Why Choose Us?

  • Employ graduates from the University of Guelph and Fanshawe College who have studied landscape theory and technology.
  • Certified and trained Management and Supervisor staff.
  • Member of Landscape Ontario Horticulture Trades Association.
  • Member of International Society of Arboriculture.
  • Ontario Government Certification.
  • Certified Green Roof Design and Installation.
  • Dedicated to our ecologically balanced and bio-diverse planet. Ongoing commitment in working towards the company’s Sustainability program and upholding our title of ‘Most Sustainable Business of the Year’.
  • Promote the use of native plants and local, sustainable materials/products to improve both the quality and beauty of our environment.
  • Understand the customer’s wants and needs to aid in the creation of the desired product.
  • Treat our customers with respect and courtesy.
  • Maintain professional standards.
  • Offer only services and products that meet the highest standards of quality and are truthfully labeled.

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