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Victoria Airport Authority Awards IslandEarth Landscaping Services Multi-Year Contract for Airport Landscaping (YYJ)

Apr 26, 2013

“As Victoria is world renowned for its beautiful gardens and landscapes, the airport must deliver that experience when guests arrive or depart from our airport.” said Geoff Dickson President and CEO of the Victoria Airport Authority. “IslandEarth Landscaping Services demonstrated to us that they have the right team to deliver a fantastic first impression, while being very mindful of the environment. With a contract award spanning over 3 years, we are looking for a long term partnership to ensure the best possible impression is made on guests to our city.”

The Victoria Airport Authority issued a request for proposals in March 2013, looking for the best of the best in local landscaping companies. The process was very competitive attracting over a dozen qualified companies. Through that process, IslandEarth Landscaping Services was selected for a multi-year contract to provide comprehensive landscaping services on airport property.

“We are honoured to be chosen as the landscape maintenance contractors for the Victoria Airport Authority. This prestigious premier property is a great opportunity for IslandEarth to showcase that our eco-friendly approach can provide a beautifully manicured result,” said Mike Josephson, IslandEarth Landscape Services Ltd General Manager. “The VAA has made it very clear they have high expectations and we intend not only to meet those expectations but exceed them. Our attention to detail is going to shine through from the moment that visitors step off the plane.”

“My crews are excited to get started. We are going to help the Victoria Airport Authority provide residents and visitors with a property we can all be proud of not only aesthetically but also environmentally,” said Dean Ross, Operations Manager. “Our goal on this property, like all of our other properties is to provide value and customer service. We look forward to a long and prosperous relationship with the airport.”

About Victoria International Airport

Victoria International Airport (Airport Code: YYJ) is the 10th busiest airport in Canada with over 1.5 million passengers per year. Victoria is well served with more than 120 daily flights throughout North America and was most recently rated among one of the top ten most-loved airports in the world by CNNGo and named the 2012 Best Airport in North America serving up to 2 million passengers by Airports Council International.

IslandEarth Landscape Services Ltd incorporated in 2008 with 1 truck and 2 employees. Today IslandEarth has 10 trucks and employs over 20 staff. IslandEarth is a full service landscape contractor providing maintenance, automatic irrigation, masonry and design-build landscape services all across South Vancouver Island.

IslandEarth Landscaping Services Contact Person - Dean Ross ph. 250-474-1003 or email -

Media contact Victoria International Airport

Geoff Dickson, President and CEO

ph. 250-953-7500