We have the expertise to handle all of your landscape needs.
Jeff Foley - President & CEO
Jeff leads the management of our company. In addition to being a Red Seal Journeyperson Landscape Horticulturist and having a Residential Landscaping Diploma, he is an ISA Certified Arborist, a Certified Landscape Professional, and a Certified Landscape Technician. Jeff is an industry leader who is currently serving as First Vice Chair of the BC Landscape and Nursery Association, a director with the Jane Stock Foundation, and is on the Canadian Nursery and Landscape Association's National Certification Committee. In 2012 Jeff won the BC Landscape and Nursery Association Young Member of the Year award.
Jennifer Portsmouth - Executive Vice President
Jen started with us in 1998. In addition to having a Residential Landscaping Diploma, she is a Certified Landscape Professional, a Certified Landscape Technician, and a Certified Irrigation Technician. Her responsibilities include overseeing operations and playing an integral role in the human resource management at our company. She developed and oversees both our On the Job Training and Mentorship Programs which are both critical to the success of our overall operation. In her spare time (Jen's always working) she organizes our popular staff and community outreach events.
Steve Tifenbach - Vice President
Steve has been a major part of the management of this company for more than 27 years. He controls a significant portfolio of Landscape Maintenance contracts along with being our resident irrigation specialist. Steve is a Certified Landscape Professional and a Level 2 Certified Irrigation Technician. He has first aid training and is a Certified Ministry of Environment Landscape Integrated Pest Management Applicator. His practical knowledge and experience equate to the high level customer service that he is known for.
Chris Young - Senior Manager
Chris has been a key member of our staff since 1991. Today he manages a significant portfolio of Landscape Maintenance contracts. He came to our operation with a Bachelor of Science degree and has since become an ISA Certified Arborist as well as a Certified Landscape Technician and a Red Seal Journeyperson Landscape Horticulturist. Chris is a diligent, hardworking professional who's very well respected throughout our industry.
Gordon MacArthur - Manager Landscape Maintenance, Corporate Safety & Fleet Operations
Gordon has been an integral part of the Para Space team since 1990. He is a Red Seal Landscape Horticulturist, Certified Landscape Professional and an IIABC Certified Irrigation Technician, with his finger on much of what we do. He has Fall Protection Certification, first aid training and is a Certified Ministry of Environment Landscape Integrated Pest Management Applicator. He controls a portfolio of Landscape Maintenance contracts, our truck and machine fleets, our warehouse operations, and corporate safety. He has added solid structure and valuable innovation to all that he is responsible for.
Campbell Whitehead - Manager Landscape Services
Campbell started here in 1992 and manages our award winning Landscape Construction/Installation division. He is a Certified Landscape Technician, Ecological Landscape Designer, Interlocking Concrete Pavement Institute Certified Installer, and a Certified Allan Block Installer. Under Campbell's guidance, our Landscape Services division has reached new levels of sophistication. His innovative designs and incredible worksite know-how keeps our company on the cutting edge of landscape installation and renovation.
Robyn Boniface - Manager Landscape Services
Robyn started with us in 2001. She currently manages Landscape Services, but has worked successfully in all divisions of our operation. She possesses perhaps the most diverse landscape background on our management team. She is a Certified Landscape Technician, Ecological Landscape Designer, ICPI Certified Installer, Certified Allan Block Installer and has a diploma in Residential Landscaping. She has first aid training and is a Ministry of Environment Landscape Integrated Pest Management Applicator. Among many other tasks, Robyn is currently responsible for our seasonal flower and original feature planter displays.
Ramiro Coto - Manager Plant Health Care
Ramiro joined us with a Bachelor of Science degree in 1995 and since has become a landscape Industry Certified Technician and Professional as well as an ISA Certified Arborist. He has a Diploma in Residential Landscaping as well as first aid training and is a Certified Ministry of Environment Landscape Integrated Pest Management Applicator. We see Ramiro as our plant health doctor. He is an expert in plant disease and pest issues. He oversees our Plant Health Care division and has led us in the use of organic based fertilizers and ecologically friendly controls.
Nicholas Funke - Manager Landscape Maintenance
Nicholas joined us in 2007. He manages a significant portfolio of Landscape Maintenance contracts. He is a Certified Landscape Technician, is a Certified Ministry of Environment Landscape Integrated Pest Management Applicator and is a Red Seal Journeyperson Landscape Horticulturist. Nicholas helps drive innovation here at Para Space, leading projects and testing new equipment and methods.
Kevin Carlson - Manager Landscape Maintenance
Kevin has been a member of the Para Space team since 2000. In his time here he has worked in all of our divisions and has accumulated a significant number of accreditations including a Diploma in Residential Landscaping and Certificate in Ecological Landscape Design. He is also a Red Seal Landscape Horticulturist, Certified Landscape Technician, and Certified Irrigation Technician. Kevin, who is a favorite of our clients, manages an important landscape maintenance portfolio.
Cinzia Di Blasio - Manager Landscape Maintenance
Cinzia started at Para Space in 2005. For many years Cinzia led both maintenance and Softscape installation crews. Cinzia now spends her time managing landscape maintenance and special projects. She has achieved a Diploma in Residential Landscaping, become a Red Seal Landscape Horticulturist, and Certified Landscape Technician.
Amber Mottle - Manager Landscape Maintenance
Amber came to Para Space in 2010 with past industry experience. Amber has a Softscape specialty certificate as part of the Landscape Industry Certified program as well as a Diploma in Residential Landscaping. Before joining our management team she spent time mentoring our future onsite crew supervisors and spent many springs planting the beautiful annual flower displays seen on our properties.
Trevor Houchen - Special Projects Coordinator
Trevor joined the Para Space team in 2003. He is a Landscape Industry Certified Technician and has earned ITA certification as a Landscape Horticulturist. His passion for trees has also led him to become an ISA Certified Arborist/Climber Specialist and Tree Risk Assessor in addition to earning ITA certification as an Arborist Technician. Trevor is our Special Projects Coordinator who is responsible for overseeing and performing a wide variety of unique tasks. His expertise and keen eye for assessing and caring for trees and shrubs is helping to enrich the beauty of our properties.
Paula Funk - Office Manager
Paula joined the Para Space team in 2014 and brought 20 years of administration experience with her. Her responsibilities include overseeing the office administration department and working with our management team to ensure everything runs efficiently. This benefits both the short-term and long-term goals of our company. Her expertise comes from constantly working hard and striving for perfection in all that she does.
Peter Foley - Principal
Peter founded Para Space Landscaping on August 1, 1979. He has guided the company from a small start up to one of the biggest and best landscape contracting businesses in Canada. He has always worked long and hard at chasing perfection both in business and horticulture. He remains involved in all aspects of our operation but as you have seen above, he has some outstanding help.