Ben Hargraves took over Hargraves Landscapes as owner/director in 1998 and brought a modern approach to a company built on many years of experience and a solid reputation for quality work. Ben’s thorough formal education, training and practice in horticulture and landscape construction, his entrepreneurial skills and progressive management style have brought the company into the 21st century with new strengths as a cutting-edge organisation with enlightened corporate practices and responsibilities. Ben’s priority of investing in his team ensures a motivated, cohesive and productive workplace. His passion for the environment means he persistently seeks sustainable business practices to protect and enhance the environment. Ben’s commitment to excellence results in nothing less for his clients and this has been recognised by several industry awards and nominations.
Awards: 2004 Winner LCA awards for Excellence ‘Multi-Housing’, 2007 Winner LCA awards for Excellence for Commercial over $350,000’+ 2010 finalist for LCA awards for Excellence ‘Leisure Facility’
Ken Hargraves started Hargraves Landscapes in Sydney in 1964. The first two decades brought many interesting projects including gardens for high-rise developments in the Sydney CBD, eastern suburbs and on the Gold Coast. The company quickly gained a reputation for expertise in extremely challenging and diverse features for commercial developments such as; beachfront gardens with rock sea walls, sand dune stabilisation, waterfalls, rainforests, streams, roof top gardens, mini golf courses and bowling greens. Ken Hargraves was a founding director and first president of the Landscape Contractors’ Association of NSW Inc. which was established in 1980 to improve professionalism and promote a code of ethics for the landscape industry.