As a co-founder of Oriole Landscaping, George started the business in 1986 with friend Peter Guinane, designing and building simple landscaping projects for Toronto homeowners to put themselves through university. He finds that his awe for trees and nature in general has grown over the years. After viewing gardens all over the world, he knows that when done well, gardens will appreciate as time goes on. He looks to bring this value to Oriole clients’ properties.
George has a natural business acumen which helped to drive the development of the company from a small service venture to a company that now provides extensive and multi-faceted outdoor living spaces.
George is also a regular speaker, teacher and consultant for the landscape industry. Most recently, he has been travelling across the US, coaching other companies and helping them implement budgeting, estimating and planning software. He is a former President of the Toronto Chapter of Landscape Ontario.
He has recently been certified as an LMN consultant to provide workshops across North America and to help many more achieve success.
George currently lives in the Don Mills area with his wife, Julie, and their two kids. He continues to pursue the elusive excellence in his tennis game.