It started in 1994 with a vision,
a truck and some garden tools…

Twenty five years ago Ryan Markewich had a vision, a truck and some garden tools…

Since then he has bought new tools and trucks – and shared company ownership with Matt and Colette – but the vision is still the same: to build a team of truly outstanding people who will deliver amazing results every time.

A team of professionals who could set the standard in any industry – we just happen to love landscaping.

The outdoors, the hard work and the tangible results of our efforts are things we don’t want to live without. We are proud of what we do. We enjoy handing each project over to our clients and witnessing how they share our pride in the outcome.

The reputation we’ve built and the referrals we get have propelled the Creative Roots team to be one of British Columbia’s leading landscape companies. We are guided by our insight and principles.

Insight & skills

Crafting a landscape is not an exercise in one single skill. It’s a matter of understanding the entire process and putting all the skills together that bring a project to life. At Creative Roots, we have a dynamic team with trade diversities that lay the foundation to create, execute and complete the most challenging projects.

Our Principles

Part of our toolbox

While the size and scope of our ventures has expanded over the years, we have never lost sight of our principles:

Flawless execution.

From water features, custom wood and metal work to automated irrigation, lighting and natural stone walls, we put our professional pride into every detail, because the quality of our work and manner we deliver it in is the trademark we leave behind.

Attention to detail.

Every member of the Creative Roots team is on board with our professional commitment to our clients. We take care of the details because that’s what we do and what our clients want.

Have fun.

This one is extremely important to us. We do our best to cultivate a culture where every person is committed to doing their absolute best while still having fun.

Continual innovation.

We want to do more than live up to the positive reputation we have earned within our industry. We believe that by working on ourselves and our ways of delivering service, not only will our clients have a GREAT experience, we will also. Our goal is to surpass our best achievements each and every day through education and good business practices.

Our Team

Below you will find members of our current team. Don’t be fooled by the light hearted bio on each of them. All the work you see here has been done by real people just like them.

Ryan Markewich

Founder | Shareholder

Bio

Ryan is our almighty leader and the hardest working man you will ever meet. Nobody epitomizes Creative Roots Culture and Principles more than the head honcho. A fun fact about Ryan is that he can win a game of Connect 4 in only 3 moves.

Matt

Construction Mngr | Shareholder

Bio

Matt has been with Creative Roots for longer than we can remember and is the Landscape Construction Manager. He is originally from Muskoka, Ontario and completed a degree in golf course management from Durham College. Matt enjoys hunting and spending time on the rifle range.

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Colette

Office Human | Shareholder

Bio

Colette made the trek from Vancouver to Kelowna to be our Office Human a few years back. She and Newman handle the crazy rag tag bunch of coworkers at Creative Roots. If not there, find her running trails, pumping iron, or hiking with her man Ray in the great outdoors.

Jacob

Maintenance Manager

Bio

Jacob is a Go-Getter! One of the youngest on our team, He’s worked his way up to manage the maintenance team. When he is not leading the team, mowing and pruning he can be found dominating on the soccer pitch or pranking his co-workers.

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Zach J

Construction

Bio

Zach is our resident spark-plug. He’s the only team member who will run 10 km after a 10 hour work day. The energy and enthusiasm he brings to the team day-to-day can be infectious to everyone around him. With a Horticulture degree from Olds College – where he majored in Landscape Management – Zach is smart too!

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Zach N

Construction

Bio

Zach is welcomed addition to the Creative Roots team for his impeccable work ethic and dashing good looks. What he loves best about landscaping is the people he works with. What we love best about Zach is that he is soft yet very fierce.

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Becca

Maintenance

Bio

Becca came to us with a Horticulture certificate from Okanagan College and six years of landscape maintenance experience. She’s got her eye on running her own business, world travel, and driving the west coast in a travel trailer with her kitties.

Keith

Maintenance

Bio

Keith has a heart of gold!  He helps everyone whenever he can.  He loves to help the elderly too.  He came to us with 6 years experience, Horticulture certification, and music production expertise.  He’s working hard and achieving his goals.  

Bailey

Construction

Bio

Back in 2018, on his way to join the RCMP, Bailey needed work to fill in the gap, so he joined us. We’re sure glad he did!  He’s always smiling, working hard, and making food for us.  Outside our family, he loves Olivia and Boston too!  In his spare time Bailey enjoys mountain biking and boating. 

Fraser

Construction

Bio

Fraser is the car guy who’s working on(and acing!) his Marketing Degree at Okanagan College. When he’s not in the books, he’s landscaping, climbing or sharing time with his love, Tianna.  With an entrepreneurial spirit, he wants to start and grow his own online business.  We’re cheering him on! 

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Louise

Nursery Momma

Bio

When people talk about someone having a Green Thumb, they are probably referring to Louise. She is the driver for our little in-house nursery and the plants have never looked healthier. 

We wouldn’t be where we are today without all the great people  who’ve worked alongside us over the years. People have come and gone during our 20 years in business – I am always aware that without them, the experiences we’ve had wouldn’t exist.
I owe many thanks to all of these characters!


Ryan Markewich – Founder | Shareholder

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