THE LOCAL EXPERTS
Certified Mowing is South East Queensland’s most committed provider of vegetation management services.
Certified Mowing’s foundations were set in 1994 when Lachlan Howland began providing lawn maintenance & landscaping services to domestic clients. 25 years on, Certified is now one of South East Queensland’s most trusted providers of vegetation management services to government clients.
Each month we mow 16 million metres of grass and are entrusted with the maintenance of Brisbane icons.
WHAT WE DO
We make South East Queensland more beautiful.
We do this through a range of
vegetation management services including:
Grass mowing, snipping and slashing for
Public roads and parks
Grounds & Landscape Maintenance
Iconic high profile sites
Parks and Gardens
Environmental Hazard Identification & Maintenance
Weed identification and Spraying
Fire ant detection and reporting
Preparatory rubbish removal
Stand alone service
At Certified, we take pride in being specialists in our field.
We are very good at what we do and this comes to life through our approach and the results we achieve.
ISO QUALITY ACCREDITATION
Originally certified in 2014, our commitment to continuous improvement is reflected in our quality management framework.
STAFF TRAINING & CERTIFICATION
Appropriate preparation for the work is essential
Staff are trained in best practice operation of the equipment they use
Staff are briefed about the nuances of all sites
Core staff hold a Certificate III in Parks and Gardens
Reliable & appropriate tools for the job are essential
Our mowing fleet consists mostly of John Deere machines
All equipment is kept in good operational repair by regular maintenance
Our product knowledge ensures we use the appropriate tools and equipment for the job
Our customers are our business therefore we proactively seek their feedback
We don't just wait for customers to provide scheduled performance feedback, we undertake a customer survey on a regular basis
We sum up our approach as quality oriented. We understand that how we go about our work and the results we achieve enhances our reputation and the reputation of the customers we work for.
“We are extremely happy with Certified Mowing”
Operations Manager, commercial client
OUR CORE TEAM
LACHLAN HOWLAND, Director
Lachlan leads all Certified Mowing’s activity and makes time to get out in the field to familiarise himself with the unique needs of each customer. He is also a passionate contributor to the local community, active on both the Logan and Redland Bay Chambers of Commerce. With a background in holistic cattle grazing, Lachlan is an advocate of regenerative land management and farming practices. In his spare time you’re likely to find him rounding up cattle with his dogs or watching a rugby game.
LOUISE KENNEDY, Operations Manager
Louise manages Certified Mowing’s customer portfolio and the back-end of Certified's operations. With a background in product and service development, Louise is always on the lookout for innovation in the industry. Since her move to Brisbane in 2015 Louise has been involved in volunteering activities including street outreach for the homeless and is now a keen contributor to Certified's community based activities.
WILLIAM BOBBERMEIN, Lead Field Manager
A dedicated team leader, Will oversees the workforce and manages the day to day field activity for Certified Mowing. An advocate for the benefits of sport for young people, Will has held leadership roles in large sporting organisations in the Beenleigh area.
KIEREN RICE & JOSHUA PARKINSON, Field Managers
With determination and a keen eye for detail, Kieren and Josh manage aspects of Certified’s day to day activity and lead the first aid team.
DANNY VIEVERS, Quality Assurance & WHS Lead
Danny is Certified’s specialist in quality assurance and workplace health & safety. He also leads our environmental management activities.
WHAT MATTERS TO US
We have a social conscience and pride ourselves on giving back to communities. For us this means getting involved in practical programs and initiatives that help empower people to improve their own lives. Some of the ways we do this include:
PROVIDING EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES TO PEOPLE WITH MILD DISABILITY OR DISADVANTAGE
Employment is an important factor in self determination and we believe that sometimes people just need an opportunity to get started or to get back on track.
SPONSORSHIPS IN THE LOCAL COMMUNITY
Junior rugby league
Senior touch football
Sponsorship for Logan Sports Awards (Elite Disabled Athlete of the Year)
Sponsorship for Logan Business Distinction Awards (Not for Profit & Community Services)
MENTORING AND INVOLVEMENT
Occupational mentoring for years 10 & 12 student at Mabel Park State High School
Pathways to Resilience – program for indigenous kids aged 4-18
Establishing agricultural and water purification systems in Nepal
Certified Mowing is a member of both the Logan and Redland Bay Chambers of Commerce
Lachlan Howland recently served as Vice President of the Logan Chamber of Commerce
Our efforts have been recognised with commendations including
Winner, 2016 Business Distinction Award: Community Services, Logan Chamber of Commerce
Winner, 2015 Business Distinction Award: Community Services, Logan Chamber of Commerce
Finalist, 2015 Redland City Australia Day Awards: Local Hero Award
WORK WITH US
Our workforce is a combination of permanent staff and others who generally work full time on a seasonal basis. The high season typically runs from October through to June. What this means day to day is early starts and working through the day in hot, humid conditions until the allocated work is completed to standard. This is heavy manual work and its challenging.
Our team focus and commitment to quality underpins our success at everything we do. We encourage a positive, can-do attitude across the whole team. We are always keen to hear from people with the right attitude & aptitude for the work.
To hear more about the sort of work we do and future openings, email us or call Lachlan 0410620755
QUOTES & TENDERS
To hear more about our capability and how we can meet your needs email us or call Lachlan on 0410620755