Ryan started Living Stones 13 years ago and has built a company with the most incredible team. His vision is to have an impact on the local community and to those in the global community who are in the greatest need. He has 13 years of hardscaping experience, with certifications in Paving Stones, Aqua Pave, and Segmental Block Retaining Systems. He lives in the Cowichan Valley and enjoys the outdoors.
Deen has been working for Living Stones for 5 years. Deen is our head estimator, landscape designer, and general manager. He holds a degree in mechanical engineering, but is in his element here in the landscaping industry. An absolute brilliant designer, Deen brings each client’s vision to life. Deen is one of the kindest people you have ever met. He is a husband and father of 2 and enjoys being outdoors with his family.
Seth has been part of the Living Stones team for just under 1 year. Seth brings 12 years of experience in commercial and residential landscaping, green roofs, estimating and project management. Living in Victoria gives Seth the ability to serve our South Island clients more effectively. Seth works with dedication and a high standard for service excellence. He enjoys hiking, fishing, and the outdoors. Seth is also a very committed father of 2.
Carole wears many hats here at Living Stones. She's our bookkeeper, office administrator, and dispatcher. She has over 25 years experience in finance and administration, as well as construction management. Working with Carole is a delight! Excellence and accuracy are just a few attributes that accompany her sense of humor. It’s impossible to list all the things she does behind the scenes at Living Stones, and we are very thankful to have her. In her spare time Carole enjoys hiking, travelling, and hosting events at her Shawnigan Lake home where she lives with her husband.
Andy is the longest standing foreman at Living Stones, having been on our team for 9 years. He is from Germany and holds a Master Mason certification. He has extensive experience forming and pouring concrete, building and facing with rock and mortar, laying paving stones, constructing retaining walls, doing carpentry, and the list goes on. However, Andy brings more to the table than skills and experience - he is a man of honesty and integrity, he excels at training others in our trade, and is famous for his sense of humor. Andy lives in the Cowichan Valley with his wife and 2 children.
Peter is an amazing man who has been on staff at Living Stones for 8 years. Although his main duties are related to being a foreman, Peter is also an excellent equipment operator and is starting to familiarize himself with the estimating side of business. More than these, Peter is a leader - he lives and works with integrity, a calling that is rare to find. Peter is a loving husband and father of his first son. He enjoys hunting and renovating his house and property.
Lucas has been with Living Stones for 2 years and has benefited our team ever since. Aside from being a foreman, Lucas takes on a wide variety of carpentry projects. Lucas has experience in construction (with a background in both framing and finishing carpentry) as well as roofing and business management. Lucas also has 4 years experience working under an agronomist, specializing in soil health and plant production for central BC farms. Lucas is a man of integrity and excellence, and is an example to those he leads. Lucas lives in the Parksville area and serves our Mid-Island clients. His wife and 3 children enjoy spending time together and going on a variety of adventures.
In just a few short months, Mark will have finished his 4 years of schooling and officially be our certified Landscape Horticulturalist. He has been with Living Stones for 2 years and during this time he has proven his skills and experience with softscaping, hardscaping, plant maintenance, pruning, and irrigation. It’s a rare combination to have someone who takes their work seriously, who won’t tolerate a 2nd rate job, yet is hilarious and a joy to be around. Mark is happily married living in the Cowichan Valley and enjoys downhill mountain biking, most things Japanese, and plants.
Josh has been working at Living Stones for 6 years. Josh makes his mark at Living Stones as a machine operator, lead hand, and motivator. Josh is a blessing to those he interacts with. He is a man of conviction and character, and the quality of his work is proof of this. Josh enjoys serving others (especially those in need), hiking, playing sports and spending time with friends. Josh has come a long way during his time at Living Stones and we look forward to a bright future with this young man.