About Jovak Landscape & Design
GREAT TO WORK FOR…easy to work with…
WE APPROACH EVERY PROJECT AS IF WE ARE BUILDING IT FOR OURSELVES.
We ensure that the design-build process for every project we work on is enjoyable for everyone involved. Our experience and the continuous pursuit to provide perfect landscapes for each client has allowed us to create standardized procedures that not only make our clients feel comfortable throughout the project but also allow us to develop landscapes that are best suited to their lifestyles. We approach each project with the same level of dedication, passion, and hard work that we would put into a project of our own.
TRANSPARENT BILLING DESIGNED TO KEEP YOU IN THE LOOP EVERY STEP OF THE WAY.
We want to ensure that you are completely comfortable with the amount of money being spent on your project. That is why we always create and present our clients with a comprehensive budget to get their approval before starting any work. Any expenses that arise during the course of construction that fall outside of the original budget plan will be discussed with you before any money is spent.
EXTENSIVE EXPERIENCE IN THE LANDSCAPING INDUSTRY.
Since we first opened our doors in 2005, our team has worked on a wide variety of residential landscaping projects, ranging from simple to extremely complex. The experience we have gained in designing and constructing beautiful, functional outdoor living spaces has won us multiple BC Home and Garden awards over the years and has taught us the value of putting our clients’ needs first.
WE’RE ALWAYS ACCESSIBLE.
We understand how stressful large, expensive home projects can be, especially when you can never get a hold of the people doing the work. That is why our friendly and professional team members are always accessible during business hours to answer your questions and concerns. Whether you only have the occasional question or need us on hand throughout the entire process, we will provide you with the respect and dedication you deserve.
HOW IT ALL STARTED…Humble Beginings
John Van Kammen and his wife, Lynn, first started Jovak Landscape & Design out of a C can on his grandma’s property with the goal of building a landscaping company that would make peoples’ lives better. Our company was built on the foundation of caring about our clients and team members.
BUILT ON PASSION & HARD WORK.Blood. Sweat. Tears.
In 2012, we built a shop on our current property in Greendale, Chilliwack. Our new shop acted as our headquarters for providing our clients with all their landscape design and construction needs.
EXPERIENCE YOU CAN COUNT ON.Dedicated customer service
In order to provide our clients with the best possible customer experience, we built and completed a brand-new office space in 2016 where our clients can comfortably meet with us to discuss their project needs.
EXPANDING OUR HORIZONS.Where we are today
Today, our company still provides comprehensive landscape design and construction services backed by excellent customer service. While our guiding principles haven’t changed—honesty, care, quality, creativity, and transparency—we continue to look toward the future and expanding our business into pool construction and installation.
THE PEOPLE THAT MAKE IT HAPPEN
John started Jovak Landscape and Design about 11 years ago with his girlfriend Lynn (since then, married and blessed with five children). He has worked hard to build the company we have today, and he continues to strive to do what is best for his clients and his team. John, a Certified Landscape Technician, takes the role of sales consultant as well as senior designer.
Lynn "The Boss"
Lynn’s office work is vital to the operation of the company. Her organization skills, bookkeeping and accounting contribute to the smooth running behind the scenes. As a wife and a mother, she balances work and home life in the management of this family-run business.
Tyson "Tammy or Ty"
Working summers at Jovak for several years in high school and also throughout his 4 years schooling in Business Administration, Tyson has grown with the company and has assumed the role of Project Coordinator & Estimator. His years of experience in the field is valued as he continues to help our clients and landscape teams deliver great landscapes. Naturally curious and adventurous, Tyson enjoys keeping up with the latest in sports stats, politics as well as hunting the mountains of BC.
Sales Associate/Project Manager
Ryan has been with Jovak since the beginning. Starting as a labourer, to the role of foreman and now He has moved into a sales role as well as still managing his team in the field. With his exceptional attention to detail and “go happy” nature he manages his team efficiently to install quality landscapes and keeps our clients smiling. In his spare time, he enjoys fishing the Fraser River and dirt biking the mountain road or hanging out with his wife and two little girls.
Originally from Russia, Elena brings with her many years of experience in landscape design. She has been with Jovak for several years and her artistic flair helps bring the clients’ dreams and ideas together to make the perfect design, suited to their needs!
Gregory comes from Ontario with over 10 years of experience in Landscaping and stone masonry. He is one of our foremen and has the ability to build exceptional landscapes to the highest standards. His great organization skills are a benefit to him and his crew and he is a strong Jovak Team member. He enjoys spending time outdoors kite boarding as well as riding his road bike around the Fraser Valley.
Braden "Ginger B"
Braden began working at Jovak back when he was in high school 8 years ago. The summer job became a career after he finished school and he has just recently obtained his RedSeal Certificate in Landscaping (we think he’s trying to match his beard with his schooling). Braden can be often found designing in the office or out on the future jobsite measuring and taking photos. His attention to detail and ability to envision and design outdoor living spaces makes him a valued team member. When he is not using his hockey prowess on the ice, he enjoys spending time with family and hanging with his wife.
Chandler "Chan Man"
Chandler grew up in the Fraser Valley and has been with Jovak 3 years now. He has a passion for landscaping and building water features. His fine attention to detail and quick wit humour makes him a great team member. In his off time Chandler enjoys shining up his exotic import car or eating copious amounts of food (although you couldn’t tell it from looking at him).
Jeff "Jeff fa fa" or "Ji"
Jeff is a valuable team member in this company as well as in his crew. He started with Jovak a few years ago and has grown in knowledge of the process of construction and design. His good nature and quick-witted humour make for a great workmate and his careful attention to detail makes his work very much appreciated by the clients. He loves to spend time exploring nature and hiking mountains around BC.
Chris has joined Jovak to hone his already impressive skill set in the landscape field. Chris has recently received his RedSeal in landscaping as a result of some hard 4 years of schooling. If you can’t find Chris “Shlapping in those bricky boiis” you will undoubtably find him trying to reduce his handicap on the green fairways of a local golf course. Chis also enjoys family time as well as hanging with his wife.
Nick joined Jovak as a career change and brought with him his impressive wood working skills. Nick comes with training in cabinetry so less then perfect wood work is no good! Nick is learning the ropes outside the wood work side of things and is loving the new challenges that come with building outdoor living spaces. Nick likes spending time camping with his wife and 4 kids anywhere around BC.
At one point in his life, Nathan had no beard or long hair. We don’t know when but we know it was a long time ago. Nathan enjoys camping, wheeling and general back woods stuff. While landscaping Nathan prides himself on working hard and being a team player to get the jobs done. Don’t be concerned about his quiet disposition, his one liners will live on in infamy.
Picked off the street (there’s a story here) Riley was noted for his hard work determine attitude. On weekends you can find him out in the back woods with his buddies, sippin cold ones, camping and exploring the big blue yonder. Riley is working towards a degree in criminology so the rest of us take in all the tips on how not to get caught. JK, we don’t need to cause we are a pretty good bunch of blokes.
As a new fresh face we do not have a ton of dirt on him yet but Brayden comes here to Jovak to experience the taste of building amazing outdoor leisurescapes. If he is not at work, he’s fishing, camping and enjoying the great outdoors.
Roland "Rollin Rollin"
Hailing from Chilliwack Roland has found his niche in the landscaping world. Building natural rock retaining walls is a passion as well as making sure that perfection is attained in all areas. His witty sense of humor with a dose of dryness has the crew chuckling all day. On his off time Roland enjoys time with friends, cooking, and reading up on almost any subject imaginable. His fount of knowledgeable facts will have you asking him, “how’d you know that!!?”
Desperately trying to escape Siberia, otherwise known as Edmonton, Colt has found his way over the mountains to enjoy the milder climate of the Fraser Valley. Years of experience in landscaping has let Colton fit right in helping his team achieve greatness. Forever with a smile on his face, his can-do positive attitude brings cheerfulness to those around him. If he is not on the job site you will find him working on his house or property or his cliff climbing abilities. Hiking and finding those hidden spaces in the wilderness is a passion that keeps bringing him out to the wild.
Hailing from Alberia, uh we mean Alberta, Ben came to the valley full of hopes and dreams. Once thoroughly dashed he joined our team to discover that all hope was not lost. If anything happens it usually happens to Ben, a storyteller, passionate landscaper and good-hearted dude, Ben really adds to the team.
The past keeps catching up with him and he seems he can’t quite shake the Alberta roots so if he’s not at work hangin’ with the boys, getting into trouble he’s doing that over a weekend in the province east of us.