Team | Hutten Land and Shore | Landscapers Owen Sound

Mark Hutten

Owner/CEO

Business partner and bro to Ken, Mark grew up working in the family business since day one. He loves the thrill of a challenge, the beauty of collaborating with teams, and the intensity of planning and progress. He's also very passionate about seeing people grow, while serving each other and their communities. He's a big advocate for open book management, practicing shared leadership, and growing an ownership culture.

Mark feels privileged to do these things in beautiful Owen Sound, surrounded by Lake Huron and Georgian Bay - what a great place to live and work! Together with the great team at Hutten & Co., he embraces developing landscapes and shores into new and refreshing spaces where friends and family enjoy.

For kicks and a little extra excitement, Mark can likely be found out on the trail in the woods, whether on the enduro dirtbike, mountain bike, or happily hiking with his wife and lovely daughters leading the way!

Ken Hutten

Ken Hutten

Owner/COO

Ken was drawn into the family business during its infancy, with a love for landscape construction, great design, and everything in between. After years in the trenches, and then growing through various management roles, he feels blessed to be part of a vibrant, growing team and company!

If you ask anyone here, you'll find that Ken is super approachable. That's good, because his favorite part of the role is engaging with the team, and building a culture of excellence; where employees genuinely want to do their best and succeed, while delivering an exceptional client experience.

Ken and his wife, along with their five (obviously exceptional) children enjoy ongoing travel ambitions, in between renovations, chickens, cats and dogs, and the rest of the great outdoors! As a family goal, they hope to hike as much of the Bruce Trail as possible.

Administration

Amy McComb

Office Manager

Amy joined Hutten & Co. in 2017 and is responsible for running the show from the front of the house — overseeing administrative functions in the office and handling many Finance & HR tasks.

With over 15 years in automotive and manufacturing environments, the switch to a landscape design-build firm was (quite literally) a breath of fresh air! The beautiful landscapes drew her in, but if you ask her now, it’s the people and the amazing culture that keep her here.

When she’s through with work, Amy loves spending time with her family on their 100-acre “funny farm.” She also has an affinity for craft beer, charcuterie and dachshunds — and believes that any song is worth singing along to …which makes us pretty happy she listens to podcasts at her desk!

Robyn Heeres

Admin / HR

Robyn grew up in Listowel and has been around horticulture from an early age with her family owning the local flower shop. She went to Conestoga College for Fitness and Health Promotion and has since worked in the Fitness Industry for over 7 years and in Retail for 3 years. She was introfuced to Hutten & Co because of their strong reputation in the community, through word of mouth. After checking out the company website and meeting Mark & Amy she was instantly attracted to the company's strong culture and mission. Robyn is passionate about working with people, whether serving customers or helping employees with growth and development. She brings a mix of skills with experience in customer service, sales and management. Outside of work you can find Robyn relaxing on the water at her family cottage in Southampton or out in her neighbourhood walking her cats (yes, you read that right!).

Sales & Operations

Bryan Hertz

Sales & Client Care

Bryan joined the Hutten & Co. team in 2013. In that time, he’s worn many different hats over the years and he says his career here has been extremely exciting, rewarding and a lot of fun!

With over 20 years in the industry, Bryan brings a lot to the table. Most recently, he achieved his Natural Shoreline Professional certification and helps our clients restore their shores and add docks with ease. Today, his role revolves around sales and client care for our dock sales, service, and commercial snow departments.

Bryan is passionate about the outdoors and our local lakes, bays and shorelines. That’s why he’s often found in a boat during the summers, spending time with his family of four exploring, fishing and enjoying all that the Georgian Triangle has to offer! He’s also a huge sports fan and a drummer. It’s not hard to find something to talk about with this guy!

Kyle Harman

Analyst

Kyle is our metrics master! He's got spreadsheets and analytics for all aspects of our business and just about everything in life!

He has a wide range of interests extending from financials to landscape management and all the way to home cooking. Kyle's been a cornerstone at Hutten & Co. for over five years. He’s keen to share his knowledge and lend a hand in whichever way needed, big or small.

He contributes to the fun office vibe with his legendary jalapeno poppers and seasons our conversations with his dry sense of humor!

Chris Lane

Project Manager
Chris Lane

Chris tells us he was attracted to Hutten & Co. for our professionalism, clearly defined processes and great rapport with clientele.

With over a decade of experience in the industry, Chris brings a lot of passion and enthusiasm to our team. He’s excited to work alongside the industry's best in creating beautifully natural landscapes and help create a culture that continues to redefine the landscape world.

When he’s not working, he’s probably exploring our region's awesome natural spots by ATV trails and camping out with his growing family. In his words: “I get to watch beautiful landscapes being sculpted during the week and then I watch them fly by on the weekend in my side-by-side!”

Brent Cleave

Project Manager
Brent Cleave

After growing up in rural Southern Ontario (shoutout to Hensall, the “White Bean Capital of Canada"!) and designing landscapes, golf courses & clubhouses instead of working the family farmland, continuing on to the landscape design and build world always seemed like a natural fit for Brent.

After nearly a decade in landscaping, combined with an education in business management and project management, the captivating beauty of the Grey and Bruce Counties were calling his name!

Providing a remarkable experience for clients and bringing their dream project to fruition is what drives Brent’s passion. With the belief that we are all hardwired for connection, Brent is always looking forward to bringing people closer to their living spaces, environments, friends and family.

Brent has completed a wide variety of projects throughout his career, but having the opportunities to help build the dream landscape and outdoor living spaces for an NHL team captain as well as his family were both incredible experiences!

Away from the office, you can find Brent on the golf course wherever and whenever possible, strength and conditioning training, visiting new Ontario craft breweries or brewing his own craft beer creations at home!

Tim Cradduck

Account Manager
Tim Cradduck

Tim took a very roundabout way of joining the Hutten team, with over 30 years of horticultural experience in the industry.

He brings knowledge and skill into so many different aspects of his job. That excites us, because he’s an excellent teacher and coach for our younger and newer team members — and he’s great at explaining things to our clients!

One of the moments from his career that sticks with him happened while he was involved with the London Chapter of Landscape Ontario. He helped with the design and construction of a legacy garden at Banting House in London — the birthplace of insulin! When the garden was opened and dedicated, several of the dignitaries in attendance were brought to tears by the impact and significance that Dr. Banting’s legacy had — and the fact that his discovery allowed them to live a somewhat normal life, longer than would have ever been possible without insulin.

Tim has lots of hobbies outside of work. In the summer you can find him playing with his Mini Cooper S convertible and getting out to the golf course with his kids. When winter rolls around he enjoys skiing the slopes of the Blue Mountains. Tim and his wife are animal lovers and have been involved with the animal rescue "ARF" for years, fostering over 35 dogs and 10 cats!

Paul Scriver

Service Manager

Paul grew up in Ottawa with a family of outdoor enthusiasts and has been looking for excuses to play outside ever since! Paul has spent over 15 years working in the outdoor and travel tourism industries, traveling to remote regions of the globe as a guide and more recently taking on roles in operations for an expedition cruise company. Having spent his time playing with penguins, whales, icebergs and walking around with polar bears, Paul was looking for a way to share his passion for outdoor environments a little closer to his home in Kemble, On. in the spring of 2021 he stumbled upon an opening with Hutten & Co's Docks department. Being no stranger to icy cold waters - having worked for many seasons dressed in a drysuit as a kayak, stand up paddleboard and wildlife guide in Antarctica and Northern Canada - the thought of jumping in Georgian Bay and Lake Huron seemed downright tropical. When the opportunity arose, Paul jumped at the chance to join the "family" in the office as the service manager for the dock and snow departments and is excited to be a part of a growing team at Hutten!

Elise-Suraya Trottier

Landscape Designer

Elise-Suraya Trottier is our talented Fanshawe graduate landscape designer. She has a passion for designing with native plants... and for having cake (preferable for breakfast)!

Her great love for the outdoors made it easy for her to eagerly trade her city shoes for hiking boots. Her favourite part of our region is all the beautiful beaches.

Elise often surprises us with her unexpected straight-faced sense of humour, you should never underestimate her! For a good story, ask her about her “double bear experience” in Algonquin, she's a legend there!

Tobias Mahne

Landscape Designer
Tobias Mahne

Tobias is a South African born and trained landscape architect that led the landscape design team at a boutique design studio in Pretoria — spending the last five years in Dubai collaborating on some of the Middle East's most prestigious developments with ambitious developers and demanding clients.

Having grown up close to nature he wanted to raise his family in a safe environment with shared values and what better country to do that than Canada! His family is passionate about forests, ferns, bulbs and waterfalls (and all things nature) and look forward to experiencing more of this in Grey-Bruce County. He’s also excited to celebrate these amazing natural gifts through the work he does.

Hutten & Co.’s culture and ethos is quite unique and Tobias would tell you that he quickly fell in love with the way things are done here. His witty sense of humour adds to the lively office vibe we love and encourage!

Designing personalized experiences with a unique point of view is a big passion of his — he loves getting into his client's world and to provide beautiful and meaningful solutions and feels blessed to be able to serve Hutten's great clients in this way.

Gerhard Weiland

Landscape Architect
Gerhard Weiland

In many ways, working with the team at Hutten & Co. is a sort of homecoming for Gerhard. As a landscape architect, Gerhard spent much of his career designing some of Newfoundland and Labrador's most recognized parks and public spaces.

Working with the Hutten team returns him to the challenges of residential garden design in Ontario, while at the same time allowing him to tend to his expanding organic sheep flock! (Yes, you read that right!)

Through his work, Gerhard is determined to improve the quality and character of the landscape both for the environment and the people who enjoy those outdoor spaces.

John Hutten

Founder/Support

The original Patriarch, John, aka Dad, founded the business in 2000, with a machine, a truck and a whole lot of heart. His early business motto was “Yes, that’s our specialty”. We learned a lot! Kindness, generosity, and a focus on customer satisfaction built a strong business that continues to grow today. Now he can be found trucking about, filling in the gaps, and saving last minute delivery issues on a regular basis - let us know if you catch him!

Docks Team

Neil VanAlstine

Dock Service Crew Member

Neil moved from Southern Ontario to his wife's hometown of Wiarton to settle and raise a family. Neil found Hutten and Co. via their website and was intrigued by their Dock Labourer position. As a person who is drawn to eclectic jobs, the Dock Department was an easy choice for him. 'Docks', as we call it, draws from a wide variety of physical and mental paradigms; customer service, construction, engineering, strong team collaboration, supply chain and product distribution, electronic and mechanical maintenance, and an immersion (no pun intended) in a variety of physical environments. With such a deep well of occupational requirements, Neil finds the job is never boring, and always engaging. His favorite aspect of 'Docks' is; simple concept, complex execution.

Alec Medemblik

Dock Service Crew Member

Alec is originally from Guelph, moving to Owen Sound in 2018. He started working in another field, and joined Hutten & Co part time with snow management in the winter season. From there he progressed to part time dock service, and eventually joined as a full time foreman in the dock division as well as working in snow management during the off season.

Alec is hard-working and dedicated to continual improvement. His strong organizational skills and structured approach to problem solving has been a great asset to the dock crews!

Whether at work or on his own time, the great outdoors is where you will usually find Alec, his wife, and their 2 children. His involvement with Hutten & Co is another reflection of his passion for the natural world.

Paul Scriver

Dock Service Crew Member

Coming soon...

Matt Wenger

Dock Service Crew Member

Matthew, the son of a legend. He is just as dedicated as his dad too. After helping us out here and there installing some docks and laying some sod, Matt has joined our team full-time, and we are glad to have him. While he enjoys quiet days at home with his PlayStation, Matt is a go-getter in the field and will always go the extra mile to help his teammates. We are excited to see him grow with us!

Reuben Torenvliet

Dock Service Crew Member

Coming soon...

Construction Team

Scott Maclean

Landscape Foreman

Scott takes in the craziness here with a quiet, methodical scrutiny that doesn't miss a beat. He has an uncanny handle on the entire landscape scene and a meticulous eye for detail. With over 20 year's experience in the field, he's earned it. When he isn't crafting the best landscapes in Ontario, he is likely ripping around with his son on dirtbikes! Braaaaap!

Eric Render

Landscape Foreman

The resident tree expert, Eric has a real passion for the outdoors, horticulture, and making a place beautiful. When he's not assessing rare or possibly endangered bark from strange trees, he is working at an abnormal rate of speed that seems like it simply must run out. But it doesn't. It keeps going. And going. We're not sure what the sauce is, but we're really fortunate to experience all that energy! Eric is also a really generous dude. He brings lotions, beard oils and other products for our grooming pleasure. We're glad, it's a nice mix from the copious amounts of candy that we can also enjoy from his mitt. Thanks Eric!

Peter Beeksma

Landscape Foreman

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Travis Rawlings

Landscape Foreman

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Dave Pigott

Landscape Foreman

Dave comes to us with lots of landscaping experience. He’s got a great attitude and a strong work ethic. When he is not working, look for him parked somewhere along the Saugeen River, where you will probably find him fishing. He is currently working toward completing the requirements to become a Certified Landscape Technician.

Laurie McConnell

Landscape Crew Member

Laurie - the everything guy. Professional snow clearer, seasoned dock service veteran, skilled machine operator and landscape tech, and dedicated family man, Laurie is an excellent addition to the team. Somehow, he is always smiling, even when you’d expect a frown. He’s also been known as the home depot guy, where he’s taken home several consecutive employee awards in a row. The reason is obvious; he’d cheerfully give you the shirt off his back. No questions.

Edward Brillinger

Landscape Crew Member

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Nick Varley

Landscape Crew Member

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Stephen Spencer

Landscape Crew Member

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Justin Zisterer

Landscape Crew Member

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Carter Fraser

Landscape Crew Member

After spending years confined by 4 walls as a kitchen chef, Carter decided it was time for a "Renaissance " of sorts. He was intrigued by the good things he heard about Hutten & Co in the community as a forward thinking company. It wasn't long after that he decided to venture off the beaten path with a new opportunity here, and couldn't be happier on his new path! We're glad he's onboard, and can't wait to taste his famed avocado eggs benny :)

Carter is a man of many strengths. He's an awesome team player, and is one of the most positive and cheerful guys you'll see around, no matter what he's doing! He loves the problem solving involved with design and construction projects, not to mention the rewarding experience of working on beautiful properties with stunning views.

Carter was recently married and welcomed a new baby girl to the world. He also enjoys anything with a motor, cycling and carving out time for home improvements in between.

Greg Schatkowsky

Landscape Crew Member

Coming soon...

Scott Cunningham

Logistics & Crew Support

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Property Care Team

Marina Warhurst

Gardening Crew Leader

Coming soon...

Jennifer Hodge

Lead Hand, Horticulturalist

Jennifer brings her passion for plants and gardening to the Hutten Property Maintenance team. Having created and maintained gardens for many years, she brings experience and knowledge gained through her personal gardening company, Jen's Garden Services, as well as spending the summer of 2019 in New Brunswick as lead hand at the beautiful Kingsbrae Garden. Jen finds beauty, peace and motivation in nature and enjoys sharing her horticultural knowledge. Having attained certification with distinction as a Horticulturist through the University of Guelph, she is currently completing her diploma in Horticulture through distance education. After working in an office setting for over 30 years, Jen realized that her happy place is in the garden and in touch with nature, creating and maintaining garden-scapes for herself and others. She shares the vision of Hutten & Co. and enjoys the people and the culture that comes with it. In her spare time, Jen can be found in her own English Cottage Garden, marveling at the life and biodiversity within it and sharing it with anyone who stops by. She loves to write and read and boasts an extensive library including an array of gardening books. She paints with acrylics and is an avid photographer. She plays guitar and taught herself to play the Celtic harp.

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