MEET THE FAMILY
Chris & Alana
Utopia Landscaping was formed in 2013. Chris & Alana’s passion and commitment for creating beautiful, sustainable spaces for our clients is evident in everything they do.
Chris is the Managing Director and leads the Utopia team with commitment, experience and skill and has a genuine passion for creating unique and individual leisure havens for our clients. Chris is also currently acting as Project Manager and coordinates all project requirements including job materials and team resourcing needs.
Chris holds a Cert III in Concreting, Cert III in Wall and Floor Tiling, Cert III in Bricklaying, Cert IV in Pool Building and Construction, Cert IV in Building and Construction, Permaculture Design Certificate.
“I enjoy working with the guys and giving them all opportunities to work and grow, I love the job satisfaction that comes with building incredible landscapes and I really like to make customers happy and get positive feedback.”
Alana is the Business Manager and using her corporate background, supports leadership and team development. She is passionate about working with businesses and people to help them grow. Alana is also in charge of “behind the scenes” to ensure that Utopia operates as a professional business and in accordance with all legislative and Council requirements.
“We have an amazing team that is 100% dedicated each and every day. We all share the same vision and passion ‘to make Utopia Landscaping & Pools industry different’ which is demonstrated in our everyday practices.”
May’s relationship with Utopia originally began as a client in 2018, and led to her joining the Utopia family mid-2019. She has recently transitioned to Contracts Admin / Client Relationship Manager.
May has qualifications in office admin and small business operations, customer service as well as Contracts & Security of Payments training.
May assists clients from their initial enquiry, liaises with subcontractors, the Project Manager and Supervisor throughout the project life to ensure completion of job in accordance with Contract requirements and client satisfaction.
May’s ability to relate to the client’s sees her training and life experience blend together to help each client with completing their desired pool surround. Her key focus is communication and understanding the clients expectations.
“Utopia has an amazing sense of care and family. There is a pride in the work we do and providing exactly what the client wants for their family, lifestyle and budget”
Cath joined Utopia mid 2020 to assist with WHS, HR & marketing. Cath brings a wealth of knowledge gained from almost 20 years previous experience at construction and engineering firms, where she was involved in the creation and implementation of company policies and procedures. Cath has a Diploma in Events, and has also studied Marketing and Small Business Management.
“Working at Utopia really does feel like spending the day with family. Everyone really looks out for each other, and shares the same goals to create beautiful masterpieces for our clients to enjoy”
Zech has been a core member of the Utopia family since 2014. As site supervisor, Zech ensures our team produces high-quality work, consistent with client expectations.
Holding a Cert III in Horticulture and Landscaping, Zech’s passion is the creative process. He loves coming up with designs for each client and seeing a blank canvas turn into a masterpiece. For him, creating a family’s leisure space from start to finish is where he finds great satisfaction and fulfilment.
“The fellas I work with certainly make the job great, the days are enjoyable, having a good laugh and creating a fun atmosphere to be in whilst working hard as a team. I love seeing jobs completed smoothly with a standard of excellence, leaving our customers overjoyed with the end product”.
Ben completed his Landscaping Construction Apprenticeship with Utopia. He comes from a varied background with experience and qualifications in graphic design, resort management and millwrighting in Canada.
Such extensive experience has developed him into an incredibly hard worker with a great eye for detail. We’re so glad that life directed him our way!
“I really enjoy the challenge of bringing a client’s dreams to fruition, and all the hard work pays off when
people love the work we do as much as we do”
Plant Operator/Trades Assistant
Steve has recently joined the Utopia family after having his own excavation business for over 22 years and therefore understands the importance of delivering high quality services. He brings extensive experience in excavation, earthmoving and various plant operations. Steve uses his spare time to enjoy boating, fishing, and spending quality time with his family.
“I enjoy helping the company achieve completion of projects to the highest quality.”
Zack joined Utopia in 2019 after completing his first year apprenticeship. Zack has continued to build on his skills and always enthusiastically participants in all training. Zack can sometimes be found unicycling or juggling in his lunchbreaks.
“I choose to work at Utopia as I love the transformation process of implementing a client’s dream”
Regan is always happy to contribute to making the work environment fun. Regan has a natural love of the outdoors, and in his spare time, can be found either surfing or playing soccer.
“I enjoy the positive work environment that Utopia provides, especially for me as an apprentice. I also really love the creative work we do”.
Trae not only comes to Utopia with an eagerness to learn the intricacies in what we do, but Trae also brings a wealth of photography and video skills which have already graced our social media pages. Trae enjoys working in nature, and has previously managed a vineyard and worked in permaculture.
“I love the teamwork at Utopia. It is clear that everyone has a passion for their job, and I am loving creating beautiful spaces for people”.