Serving the Chatham-Kent Community since 2003
Earthworks Garden Centre was founded in 2003 by Eric and Brent Hystek, along with Derek Shepherd. We had a passion for landscaping and wanted to grow our company. When an old worn out garden center went up for sale, we took a gamble and have been growing and expanding ever since. Together with our core staff of dedicated professionals, we provide a full range of support and services in all areas of landscape design, construction and maintenance throughout Chatham-Kent and surrounding areas. We are confident that our innovative approach and team chemistry enables us to bring each unique landscaping project to life.
Eric is a talented designer who graduated from the Fanshawe College Landscaping program, and is also the driving force behind the company. He maintains a high level of involvement in each and every stage of a landscaping project, from consultation and initial planning to final project implementation.
Brent possesses a Bachelor of Science specializing in Landscaping Architecture from Ryerson University. He has a passion for truly innovative landscape design that complements the home and is a natural extension of the client’s living space.
Derek joined Outdoor Innovations Landscaping in its early years (the company that founded Earthworks). He is a dedicated student in the field, learning much about landscape construction and horticulture over the past several years. He believes in providing strong and courteous customer service. As a steward of the environment, Derek is continually looking for innovative new ways to mesh the environmental movement with landscape design and installation.
Ryan is one of our lead landscaping foremen. In 2008, he graduated from Ridgetown College with a Horticulture Diploma. He became an integral part of our team six years ago and also spent three years in Chatham-Kent’s municipal landscape department. Ryan enjoys working outside building landscapes—and getting a tan while he’s at it. He is married with two young sons, and he enjoys playing darts, watching the Leafs play hockey, reading and camping.