Reputable Acreage Landscaper

William has been working in the horticultural field for over three decades, founding Renaissance Landscapes 1999. Taking his passion for the arts & creative process, and blending it with his no-non sense, practical, solutions-based skill set – William looks at issues first when finding solutions. While using common sense in problem solving is often uncommon, at Renaissance Landscapes Inc. it survives and flourishes.

William’s first professional career, for two decades, was as a pastry chef to select hotels & resorts around Toronto, The Muskokas, St Jacobs Ontario, Minaki Lodge near Manitoba & a small village hotel in Austria to name but a few. Alongside this, he paid his way through school while working as a labourer for a landscaping company in Ontario.

He later made his way West in pursuit of new job offers, yet after just a short time working, he realized he’d rather have a flexible work schedule and not be in a hot kitchen twelve-to-sixteen hours per day – so he took up freelance consulting as a certified bankruptcy & insolvency credit counsellor. This allowed him the flexibility of working directly with people who needed honest advice and guidance while also allowing him his desire to spend more time outdoors doing things he enjoyed like golfing, kayaking, and cycling.  However, he soon longed for the creative rewards of designing and maintaining properties as he used to do back in Ontario, and again went back to landscaping, where he’s been ever since.

People often ask William “How did you go from pastry chef to landscape designer/contractor?” Well, the answer is simple: they are both creative pursuits that simply use different mediums to achieve their goals.  Why can’t a person employ design fundamentals to a garden with fruits and vegetables alongside ornamentals? Well, they can – and that’s how Renaissance Landscapes Inc. approaches all of their landscaping projects, with creativity and design first in mind.

Join our team – we are hiring!

Looking for a Landscape Supervisor to train and supervise a crew operating largely in Calgary communities of Aspen Woods, Elbow Valley and Bearspaw. We are seeking a long-term, permanent employee that is interested in learning and growing their career. 

The successful candidate will have:

  • A clean drivers abstract.
  • A few years experience in patio construction.
  • An ability to drive truck with trailer and back up a 20′ enclosed trailer.
  • An ability to supervise and train staff.
  • An ability to keep vehicles cleaned and fuelled.
  • Good customer relation skills.
  • A willingness to learn.
  • An ability to work outside in all conditions

Starting rate is $20/hr. Please email your resume along with references to: by April 27th. We thank everyone who applies, but only candidates that we wish to interview will be contacted.


  • Local Apprenticeship Committee – Landscape Horticulturist Program, Calgary Presiding Officer (2017)
  • Alberta Skills for Landscaping, Judge (2014 -2017)
  • Certified Landscape Journeyman Gardener, Old College Graduate (2004)
  • Volunteer Horticultural Educator, Calgary Zoo & Botanical Gardens (2002 – 2016)
  • Calgary Horticultural Society (CHS), Past Board Member (2005 – 2009)
  • World Skills Competition, Official Landscape Ambassador (2009)
  • Alberta Apprenticeship & Industry Training Committee Member (since 2010)


The only thing stopping you from transforming your property into a truly unique landscape is the time it takes to send us a message! Share some information about your project, and we’ll get the process going right away.