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Phil Charal
Founder

Phil has always had a passion for landscape design and development. He founded Allweather Landscape in 1981, and is very proud to have developed a landscape company that is regarded as an industry leader.  

A long career in landscaping has allowed Phil to attain a number of accolades, including:

  • Served as President of the Landscape Ontario Horticultural Trade Organization

  • Served as President of the Landscape Contractors Sector Group

  • Served as Chairman of the Canada Blooms flower and garden festival

  • Multiple terms as President of the Toronto Chapter of Landscape Ontario

Phil has been featured in numerous television and radio broadcasts, magazines, and industry trade shows pertaining to landscape projects and exhibits. Over a long career he has designed and maintained hundreds of award winning landscape projects throughout the greater Toronto Area. He credits his love of travel for providing inspiration and influencing his designs, especially with some of his favourite elements of classic and traditional design that he has experienced while seeing the world.

Outside of the office, you can find Phil exploring the world, enjoying all that it has to offer in the ways of food, wine, music, and golf courses.

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Sarah BEckon
Manager, Maintenance and Enhancements
Account Manager

Sarah is the manager of the Maintenance and Enhancements Departments at Allweather Landscape. She is also the account manager, overseeing operations for both departments.

Sarah began her journey in horticulture 20 years ago as a co-op student with the City Parks and Recreation Department for the city of St. Thomas. That experience led to a Horticulture diploma from the Niagara Parks Commission School of Horticulture in 2005.

A flair for Ornamental Horticulture has sparked a passion for design, and a desire to push the envelope to create stunning and unique floral displays and gardens in urban landscapes. This passion for horticulture has led to a myriad of lifelong learning, including Environmental Studies at York University, Sandler Management training, and continued floral design courses.

Outside of the office if Sarah isn’t actively bookworming she can be found in the water almost anywhere, participating in shoreline cleanups, paddleboarding, kayaking, or swimming!

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Jason Hinkley
Manager, Snow
Project Manager

Jason joined Allweather Landscape in 2015, and was appointed Snow & Project Manager in 2018.  In this role he is responsible for overseeing all snow clearing operations and winter scheduling, as well as fleet and equipment management and maintenance.  During the warmer months, he is responsible for ensuring that all construction projects are executed efficiently and to Allweather’s precise standards.

Jason has been involved in landscaping since 1987 when he first picked it up as a summer job to earn some cash for the coming ski season. He wasn’t expecting that it would become a life-long passion.  In 1991 he studied Landscape Design at Sheridan College. Since then, he has spent fifteen years volunteering with Skills Canada in post-secondary landscaping skills competitions, including four years acting as the Technical Chairperson.  In 1998, Jason began a construction career as a Construction Crew Leader. His interest in Landscaping never faded, and he spent many hours volunteering for landscaping organizations. Jason was involved in building the four feature gardens at Canada Blooms, as well as a featured garden at the National Home Show, in addition to spending many years volunteering to help with show setup. Jason is a Certified Landscape Technician (CLT) and also volunteers with Landscape Ontario as a judge for CLT testing.

In addition to Landscaping, Jason is an open wheel car racing fan (Formula 1 & IndyCar), and has been a part time Disc Jockey for 31 years. Currently, Jason is the Burlington Regional Team Leader for the Canadian Professional Disc Jockey Association.  His three passions in life are landscaping, skiing, and travel.

 
 
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Ted Hobson
Designer
Estimator

Ted joined Allweather Landscape in the spring of 2018 to help out with sales, design and estimates for the construction division.  He is responsible for design, budgeting, and project management.

Ted has always had a passion for landscape design, as well as a passion for project management and the art of seeing a project from conception through to finished product and beyond - he loves helping people realize their dream project.  After graduating in 2001 with a degree in Economics from the University of Victoria, Ted started his career in business management, designing environmental management systems, with a focus on developing environmentally friendly systems.

In 2004, Ted started his own landscape construction business, developing it into a successful small-sized Design & Build firm based in the Greater Toronto area, and has won awards for his designs. In addition to his successful business, Ted has also designed and built displays for Canada Blooms.

In his spare time, you can find Ted hanging off a cliff, screaming down a dirt trail on a mountain bike, sliding down snow covered slopes, or just hanging out on a patio enjoying the sun.

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Mark Kimmerly
Senior Landscape Designer
Sales Manager

Mark is Allweather Landscape’s Senior Landscape Designer and Sales Manager. He is at the forefront of Allweather’s complex landscape development projects, and has designed numerous construction projects over the years. The pride and dedication to his clients and projects have resulted in Allweather being presented with numerous awards for service excellence.

Mark graduated from Ryerson University with a degree in Landscape Architecture, and also holds a degree in Urban and Environmental Studies from Brock University.

Outside the office Mark is an avid hockey fan, still awaiting his call up to the big leagues while grinding it out in an old timer’s hockey league.

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Lisa Tierney
Office Manager

Lisa is the Office Manager at Allweather Landscape and has working with the company since 2007. She has an extensive background in Financial Services and has worked with several major advertising agencies in the Toronto area.  

Lisa graduated from University of Toronto’s school of Business, with a focus on Advertising and Sales Promotion.