Why Edmonds? In the Spotlight.
Edmonds is proud to have on staff two Red Seal Certified Landscape Horticulturists.
"Established in the 1950s, the Red Seal Program is Canada’s standard of excellence for skilled trades. The program is a partnership between the federal, provincial and territorial governments and is administered in each province and territory under the guidance of the Canadian Council of Directors of Apprenticeship (CCDA). The Red Seal endorsement provides evidence that a tradesperson has met the Canadian standard of skills and knowledge required in his/her trade."
In 2009, the trade of Landscape Horticulture was added to the Red Seal listing in Nova Scotia.
The tradesperson is officially defined as persons who 'survey and assess landscape, draw sketches and interpret plans. They construct and maintain gardens, parks, golf courses and other landscape environments. In addition, they advise clients on issues related to horticulture and landscape construction. Landscape horticulturists also propagate, cultivate and study plants, and treat injured and diseased trees and plants.' .
Vernon Mingo has been employed with Edmonds on a continuous basis since April of 1976. He was a member of one of the first ever graduating classes in ornamental horticulture from the Nova Scotia Agricultural College in Truro and has been a Landscape Industry Certified Technician - through the Canadian Nursery Landscape Association since 1996.
Vernon was among the first in Nova Scotia to obtain a Red Seal designation in Landscape Horticulture in 2013. Edmonds values Vernon's long standing commitment to our company and his willingness to train and educate junior staff members.
Edmonds is pleased to announce the addition of a second Red Seal Tradesperson to our staff, Lisa Gardner.
Lisa has been working in the industry for over 13 years. Having experience both at a plant nursery facility and with landscape/garden maintenance, she brings a wide range of knowledge to our staff.
Lisa took the plunge in 2015 to formalize her education and in March of that year she obtained her designation as a Red Seal Landscape Horticulturist.
Welcome aboard Lisa; we look forward to great seasons ahead.
I want to pass along the positive comments that we have been receiving here at the Dominion Building regarding the cleanliness of our sidewalks since the storm. Your hard work and effort has not gone unnoticed.
Jerry Fraser, Maintenance Team Leader
Brookfield Global Integrated Solutions
We have been receiving very positive feedback from everyone who is outside on the grounds during our Convocation days. Again many thanks to you and your team for so successfully taking on the challenge of having the campus ready for convocation in the last few weeks.
Tom Strapps, Maintenance & Operations
Saint Mary's University
We had a vision of a stone terrace that reminded us of our favorite café in Barcelona, Spain. Edmonds Landscape professionally guided us with their knowledge and expertise. They listened to our ideas and when asked provided us with excellent advice to get the most out of our space and showed great attention to our level of satisfaction. The outcome was better than we had envisioned.
Edmonds has had the landscape maintenance contract for the Department of Transportation and Infrastructure Renewal since 1999. Our landscape contract covers fourteen diverse properties, some with high public visibility such as the Swiss Air Memorial sites, Government House, Province House and the Museum of Natural History. I have an excellent working relationship with the company. Edmonds responds immediately to special requests; work crews are well trained and work is of a very high quality in their attention to detail.
Nova Scotia Transportation & Infrastructure Renewal
Supervisor Building Operations
Any of the jobs that I have had done - be they pavers, tree trimming or garden beds, or fence construction - were all done well and I was satisfied…The quality of the workmanship and materials supplied remain long after the cost has been forgotten.
We have contracted with Edmonds for snow removal services for over two dozen properties over the past twenty years. We appreciate that they have sufficient resources in terms of their equipment and that it is consistently in good working order, as well as sufficient labour forces. They also have access to extended resources in the event that extra assistance is required, so that we are not constantly in a position of waiting to be serviced.
East Port Properties Limited
Judy Wall, Property Manager
The time came for us to give up snow clearance on our double driveway and walks so we decided to contact Edmonds. The service has been outstanding. Our drive and walks have been shoveled and cleared before 6:00 am. In the event that we are 'plowed in' later on, a quick call brings almost immediate results. It has been a great relief to have such good service.
Edmonds has been contracted for seasonal maintenance at many properties that I have managed throughout my 17 year property management career. Edmonds has proven they are capable of looking after all aspects of landscape maintenance and snow removal. Risk management is a large part of my responsibility. Edmonds safety program in my opinion not only leads the industry but also serves as a model for any business.
Ashford Properties Inc.
Harold Daley, General Manager
Edmonds has provided Landscape Maintenance services to Saint Mary’s University for the past many years. The service is provided on a timely basis to meet the needs of our students and is very thorough. They have taken on a true ownership role in terms of the appearance of the Saint Mary’s University grounds.