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Patrick Drolet - Owner, Sales and Project Manager

Patrick's primary responsibility is customer satisfaction.  He sees this task as being deeply rooted in how an operation is run, an area in which he has significant expertise, having over fifteen years of experience as a business owner, as well as ten plus years as a programmer and consultant in the implementation of accounting & business management systems.  This experience was founded on a four-year degree in Business Administration at Laurentian University, where he specialized in accounting. 

After this extended term working in Information Technology, Patrick has chosen to apply his practical skills, passion for business and entrepreneurial drive to his love of the outdoors.  Turning to the personal side, Patrick enjoys adventure, having recently stroked two challenges from his life list, namely climbing Mount Kilimanjaro and learning to fly a single engine aircraft.  Lastly, as a Franco-Ontarian native from Hearst, a small town in Northern Ontario, he welcomes enquiries in either of Canada's official languages.

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Benjamin Stapper - Landscape Designer and Horticultural Specialist

Benjamin is from the Ottawa area and draws on over 14 years of experience in the landscape industry. He was initially exposed to horticulture through his family and has worked in the landscaping industry in both Ottawa and the Netherlands. He graduated with distinction from Humber College in 1997 with a Diploma in Landscape Technology and began working with MacKinnon Reid in 2000.

Ben creates landscape designs to meet his clients' every need, using the latest in technical and material innovations. His extensive horticultural knowledge and keen eye for aesthetics provide you with an accurate plan for implementation all at once or in several phases. Ben is also managing the Specialty Gardening Services, a new program since 2004.

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Craig Scholten - Construction Foreman

Craig joined the MacKinnon Reid team back in 2003 and was promoted to foreman 2 years later.  A native of Saint John, New Brunswick, he started out in Mechanical Engineering Technology, however, it was his summers spent working in landscaping that developed his passion for this field and led him to adjust his career path.  Now, with over 12 years of building landscapes under his belt, Craig's extensive experience in the areas of hardscaping including pool construction, custom concrete and specialized stonework, allows him to quickly solve problems, and best meet the needs of clients.  He works well with his crew, using his leadership skills effectively to ensure that his projects runs smoothly and the final result reflects the quality workmanship our clients have learned to expect.