Meet the Team
Ross Marriott – Managing Director
With over 30 years’ experience in the industry, Ross has developed and moulded Artworks into one of Christchurch’s leading landscape design & construction companies.
His passion and drive, through an early apprenticeship, initial inspiration from his father, his interest in horticulture and a keen eye for design, has allowed Ross to build and inspire a dedicated, clever team. His hard work and desire to lead by example has allowed Artworks to advance
, while maintaining a high level of integrity and excellence in all areas of their landscaping projects.
Ross is very hands on with his Project Managers and prides himself on team development, cultivating new skills and ideas and maintaining the company ethos. High standards, high performance and great results are what he expects from his staff to ensure happy clients.
Ross has an avid interest in reading, is a keen multi-sports athlete and kayaker, he enjoys big screen movies, social networking, collecting NZ art and developing and working in his own garden with his wife Jayne. Plus, like any good “Kiwi Bloke”, supporting the Crusaders and the All Blacks goes without saying.
Jayne Marriott – Marketing Manager
Jayne manages all Social Media, networking events and Advertising and promotion for Artworks Landscape Ltd. Her 14 years in Radio Sales/Marketing and 1 year in Industrial recruitment give her broad spectrum as to how people operate.
“Ross and I are quite a progressive couple, and like to challenge each other” she says “my background in hospitality, administration, H.R. and especially sales, means I can adapt to any environment and make the best from it. We like to share our ideas and sense of humour.”
Her focus is to enhance the Artworks profile and to align the company image with professionalism, integrity and creative diversity. She enjoys movies, reading, walking, rugby, fashion and relaxing with Ross in their Garden.
The Marketing area is really an interface between our Team and our Clients. Anyone is welcome to come out to see Artworks “Gold” winning Show Garden, or spend a few moments with me in the Marketing department.
Alison Langdon – Business Support Manager
Alison is the newest member of our Team and excels in keeping our Office running well.
Her role, right through from greeting you on the phone, to servicing all our administration and accounts is paramount in ensuring that we run a smooth operation.
In the weekends, Alison enjoys spending time in her extensive vegetable garden, playing a spot of tennis, and time with her husband and pets. She is an avid crafts person and loves her job.
Peter Grins – Project Manager
Peter is an experienced horticulturist and landscaper with more than 20 years’ experience in the industry. Since completing his horticulture degree at Lincoln University in the late 80s, Peter has worked in many sectors of the industry including parks and reserve management, construction and project management.
Working on landscapes both locally and abroad in the UK and Australia, Peter has a diverse range of skills and abilities and experience with both small and large landscape projects.
Prior to joining Artwork’s Landscape, Peter managed the design and build of a vineyard for five years on a large development in Queenstown. Peter has three children and spends his free time with his family, snowboarding, mountain biking and maintaining his own garden.
Daniel Joyce – Project Manager
A fully-qualified horticulturist, Daniel has been with Artworks for more than seven years. Having worked in every part of the business, from construction to management, Daniel understands each process that is required to create a successful landscape
A specialist in paving, Daniel considers paving a piece of art and a strong attention to detail of vital importance.
With a young family, Daniel spends his free time in the outdoors, playing golf and working on his own industrial style landscape.
ARTWORKS DESIGN DEPARTMENT
Luke Robertson is our resident Landscape Designer – a professional in Design as well as a qualified horticulturist.
With over 10 years experience he not only can not only design but advise on all aspects of plantings to enhance your outdoor spaces. ” The key to a successful landscape is a well thought out design – encompassing, not only the site, but the clients needs and wants”. It all starts with a consultation with Luke
ON STAFF OUR OWN POND AND WATER FEATURE EXPERT
Joe Zawistowski, one of our clever Construction crew members, is also a Pond and Water feature expert. He hails from the USA and has specialised in Ponds, Water features, waterfalls etc. Small projects, as simple as a spillover bowl with a gravel basin to varying complex projects, such as large recreational ponds and lakes. Many Canterbury homeowners, especially in the rural settings of Christchurch, love ponds on their properties. These encourage the birdlife, and are relaxing and serene to be around. Water features and waterfalls are quite a focus too, and are very achievable with any Landscape Design – they can add a unique and tranquil element to your outdoor space – making it more interesting, relaxing and desirable to spend time in. Enquire through our website today if you are wanting some glorious water focused feature or pond on your property.
Contact us now to get your garden into shape.