The “Kutting Krew” first came about in 1991 when three Ryerson business students needed a summer job. The name came from the popular 80’s band as one of the partners was a DJ at the time. The tri-partnership only lasted a short time unfortunately, and Keith kept the name and moved on. He then began developing business in Leaside, Richmond Hill, Unionville and Willowdale in the following years. The business started out of his parents basement, using the family station wagon, and a Canadian Tire lawn mower. Soon he met his future wife Christy, and she helped grow the business into what it is today. Now living in the St. Clair / O’Connor area, business relies mostly on referrals and our visibility in the neighbourhood.
Keith always had a keen interest in business and has enjoyed working on growing Kutting Krew since the beginning. After finishing his Bachelor of Commerce, he focused full time on improving year after year. He likes to work all the aspects of the job, and see customers as much as possible. When not at this job, he enjoys working on his other business of real estate, and renting property. Leisure time is meant for travelling, walking the dogs, tennis and table tennis, swimming up north, and cheering all our Toronto sports teams.
Christy met Keith in 1993 and quickly discovered their shared interest in financial management, real estate and travel. They married in 1997, but she’s been a part of the Kutting Krew since 1994. In 1999, they bought their first investment property together, a cottage on Minden Lake in Haliburton. Christy had owned property prior to that in Ohio. A graduate of Ohio State, with a Bachelor of Science degree in Education, she has helped with work in the field, but is now focused on managing the office. In the off-season Christy and Keith enjoy traveling, having visited seven continents, will be focusing on seeing capital cities around the world.
Garrett joined Kutting Krew 15 years ago and quickly became an integral part of the company, and now is an owner of a Kutting Krew franchise. He operates the snow business for the whole company and in summer has developed many customers throughout central midtown Toronto, and is currently working on expanding the company west of Mount Pleasant, and north of Lawrence Avenue. Over the years, he’s put his stamp on many landscaping projects, maintenance work, crew training, bush and hedge trimming, as well as an endless number of garden clean ups.
Garrett has a true passion for sports, go Jays, Raptors and Penguins! He took journalism and business in college after he left his home town of Kenora, Ontario. His wedding took place in the Dominican in 2015 to Leah, and he is now a father to two young children, a girl and a boy!
This year is CJ’s 12th year here at Kutting Krew! He has been a great addition with renewed enthusiasm and an amazing work ethic. He is mostly responsible for grass maintenance, bush and hedge trimming, and cleanup work. CJ got engaged this past year- congrats! When not working, CJ is busy with his two cats, Uno and Pixel, and spending time with his fiancé Chantal, and entertaining in his backyard.
Joining us for his 11th year, Kyle is extremely hard working and focused! He’s always willing to go that extra mile for customers. Outside of work, he has completed his degree in Psychology from York, enjoys playing video games, spending time with friends, and loves improving his body art. The Leafs are his passion, but we all hope they win a Cup someday!
Daren started working with us in June 2019. He has many years of Landscaping and maintenance experience and has the skills to handle all types of jobs for us.
He also serves as our resident equipment maintenance manager.
Barry started with us in May 2019, and comes with several decades of experience in the lawn and garden industry. He’s a hard working veteran with a lot to offer.
Mohammad is working in his second year as a landscape gardener for us. You will see him in the neighbourhood taking care of all our clients gardens. He graduated from Seneca with a diploma in Environmental Landscape Management. When he’s not working, he’s spending time with his wife and two children.
She is from Scarborough and is a former OCAA athlete. She played soccer for Centennial. She is new to the industry but has a great attitude and is a terrific communicator.
She has experience in landscaping and the restaurant industry. She enjoys working with a variety of personalities you come across in these fields. She is working towards a career in the insurance industry.
Peter brings many years of landscape and gardening experience to our team. He’s been with the “Krew” for two seasons now. He’s known for his friendly attitude and good service.
We are always looking for hard working, enthusiastic people. We offer competitive wages, a positive, collaborative work environment, and an opportunity for growth in the landscape gardening business. Please call or email Keith.