About

 The construction of high quality and diverse open spaces that fulfil architectural specifications.

Building with integrity

We are a successful and highly reputable commercial landscape, irrigation, and maintenance company.

We collaborate with prominent landscape architectural practices, progressive councils, and award-winning developers to build individual landscape designs with thoughtful consideration to the environment.

We pride ourselves as an equal opportunity employer and are committed to creating and maintaining a safe workplace
for all employees.

Our People

Giles Hoy
Managing Director

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Bachelor of Horticulture, Landscape Design and Construction (University of Melbourne).

Co-Founding ULS Group in 2001, Giles is an accomplished Company Director wo has demonstrated success in leading and building high performing teams and implementing effective business growth strategies.

Over the past two decades, Giles’ exceptional industry knowledge and expertise has seen ULS Group grow into one of Melbourne’s most trusted commercial landscape, irrigation and maintenance providers. Giles is directly involved in all major facets of the business with his expertise, strong leadership and mentoring skills motivating and inspiring teams to exceed performance targets.

Giles key attributes are his personable approach with clients, his commercial focus and his passion for innovative construction solutions.

 

Julie Watkins
General Manager

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Bachelor of Business, Accounting (Swinburne University).

With over twenty-five years’ experience in Business Management, Julie brings a wealth of knowledge and experience in managing key business development opportunities across various markets.

Julie is highly skilled at cutting through complexity, challenging expectations, change management and implementing business strategy programs that deliver genuine results and growth across our three main company pillars, Landscape, Maintenance and Irrigation.

Lee Prior
Construction Manager

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Certificate 4 in Building and Construction, Certificate III in Landscape Construction.

Lee has a wealth of experience in the landscape construction industry. Lee’s twenty-year career has enabled him to develop an acute understanding of the construction process and the commercial landscape industry. 

Lee provides strong leadership and is passionate about developing people to be their best. He has strong focus on change management in regard to construction methodology and resource management. His business acumen has enabled the formation of key relationships with clients as he is focused on ensuring our projects are built on time and at the highest quality.

ANDREW TOOGOOD
SENIOR PROJECT MANAGER

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Certificate III in Landscape Construction

Andrew’s experience of the past eighteen years has been in the design, construction and maintenance of major landscape works, including community parks and gardens, sporting facilities, municipal streetscapes and residential projects.

Andrew has proven skills in managing complex, multi-million-dollar civil and landscape construction projects from tender through to completion. His passion is to deliver innovative challenging projects that balance social and environmental value, aesthetic appeal and amenity.

Nathan Dokos
Maintenance Manager

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Commerce Degree/Majors Management & Marketing.

Nathan has  fifteen years experience in the gardening and horticulture sector, where he has specialised in delivering high quality maintenance in the parks and garden sector. Nathan brings a wealth of experience in understanding tree establishment and management, maintaining public parks and gardens, wetlands and other landscape environments. 

His focus has been in building relationships with our clients to provide professional advice on issues related to horticulture and commercial landscaping in order to meet clients expectations.

RAY O'HALLORAN
OH&S Manager

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Bachelor of Environmental Science/Diploma in Occupational Health and Safety.

Ray brings a wealth of experience with twenty-five years industry knowledge across mining, rail, manufacturing and construction (high rise towers, housing, civil and major infrastructure projects).

Ray’s strengths and success has been in delivering culture change and compliance within the business by engaging with senior leaders and working closely with field employees to ensure everyone understands the pathway to achieve our goals.

BARBARA VANTHOFF
HR MANAGER

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Masters in Human Resources Management (Swinburne University)

Barbara has supported the delivery of Human Resources initiatives throughout her twenty-five year career with an emphasis on emotional intelligence, policy and risk mitigation, performance processes improvement and culture and retention.

Barbara provides the human resources framework that ensures our team have the tools required to deliver on our people management initiatives.