Meet the team

  • Geoff White
    Geoff White Director

    Geoff is the owner and founder and Director of Evergreen Landscapes Ltd (ELL). Starting out with just a trailer behind a Mitsubishi Mirage, Geoff has successfully grown Evergreen to where it is today. Geoff has over 35 years’ experience in horticulture, landscape construction and landscape design. Coming out fresh faced from Lincoln University Geoff started Evergreen back in 1987 and with the help of his wife Kathriene, have taken Evergreen to be one of the leaders in landscaping across the South Island. In his spare time Geoff is a family man who loves spending time with his wife and children. He keeps fit though mountain biking and hunting.

  • Kathriene White
    Kathriene White Director

    Kathriene White is also the director of ELL. She has been involved with the business since 1987. She is passionate about wanting to see the staff reach their full potential, learn and grow while working here at Evergreen. Kathriene keeps a close eye on the accounts and makes sure Evergreen is up to date with the latest health and safety practices. In her spare time Kathriene loves spending time with her friends and family, and keeping fit riding around the hills of Tekapo

  • Jeremy White
    Jeremy White Sales and Marketing Manager

    Jeremy Joined the Evergreen team on a full time basis at the beginning of 2018. Previously Jeremy has worked on and off at Evergreen during school and university breaks. After graduating in 2017, Jeremy took a year off to see the world and came backing wanting to get involved in the Family business. Currently you will find Jeremy working alongside Geoff learning the ropes while inputting his knowledge of marketing and management.

  • Bradley Webster
    Bradley Webster Hard Landscaping Team Leader

    Bradley Webster is one of Evergreens more experienced and long serving staff member. He is an experienced landscaper and has gained National Level 4 Advanced qualification in landscaping with Evergreen. His strengths in landscaping lie in paving, concrete and timber construction. Bradley is passionate about creating outdoor living spaces and environments that are pleasing to clients. He always sets himself high standards and looks to achieve the best possible result for the client. When Bradley is on your site you can be sure that he can tackle any task that is in front of him with a high level of craftsmanship and care. His hobbies outside of his job are playing electric guitar, mountain biking, skiing, travelling, eating out and spending quality time with his wife.

  • David Taylor
    David Taylor Soft Landscaping Team Leader

    David has been with Evergreen since 2016. David has been working in the landscaping industry since 1978. He can do anything from small soft landscaping jobs, right up to all the hard landscaping activities such as paving, decking, water features, pergolas, fencing and concrete work.  David holds his national certificate in horticulture and has a great can-do attitude. He’s an easy-going guy and is great problem solver. David loves the variety that landscaping brings and likes how you can see the landscape being transformed from the start till finish. Outside of work David enjoys riding his motorbikes, keeping fit and socialising with friends and family.

  • Michael Monson
    Michael Monson Forman

    Michael has been with Evergreen since he left School. He has now gone through the Level 4 Advanced Landscaping apprenticeship scheme. Throughout his 5 years at Evergreen Michael has gained experience in all areas of Landscape construction. Michael considers himself an expert in paving and has a great eye for detail. He also has experience in carpentry, decking, concrete and is also great on the digger. Michael loves to get his hands dirty and his positive attitude is great to have around Evergreen. In his spare time Michael enjoys throwing a rugby ball around with his mates.

  • Peter O’Sullivan
    Peter O’Sullivan Landscape Gardener

    Peter has been with Evergreen for over 7 years now. Coming from over 20 years in farming sheep, cattle and deer, Peter is the jack of all trades especially in soft landscaping. Peter has his Class 5, dangerous goods and his spray safe certificate. With over 7 years landscaping experience and always being a keen gardener, Peter ‘s happy go lucky attitude and work ethic is always good to have on site. When not at work peter likes playing lawn bowls and spending quality time with his grandchildren.

  • Joshua Thompson
    Joshua Thompson Landscape Gardener

    Josh came to Evergreen 4 years ago (2015) straight out of high school. We saw the potential in Josh early. Since then we have seen him grow and develop into a qualified level 4 Landscaper. Josh has obtained his class 2 drivers licence and has been trained and is confident on the excavator. Josh loves to work with timber and has become skilled in his carpentry while at Evergreen. Josh is well trained in all aspects of landscaping (hard and soft) and has good plant knowledge. What we like about josh the most is his work ethic along with his can-do attitude. In his spare time josh likes to shoot some hoops on the basketball court.

  • Colin Gunn
    Colin Gunn Excavation Foreman

    Colin has just recently joined the Evergreen team 4 months ago. Colin has been working in civil excavation for over 20 years and has been in diggers ranging from 1.5-75 tonne, as well as bull-dozers, loaders and scrapers. With his experience in machinery, class 5 and wheels tracks and rollers Colin is proving to be a valued member of Evergreen. On site Colin is easy going and likes to run a stress-free job. What Colin likes most about landscaping is the ability of shaping and changing the environment by moving soil around.  When he’s not in a digger Colin is at home fixing up his old cars.

  • Joe Hikuroa
    Joe Hikuroa Foreman

    Joe came to Evergreen in 2016, since then he has established himself as Forman in one of our soft landscaping crew. Prior to landscaping, Joe has worked as a qualified chef and social worker. His pleasant, easy going, calm and sociable personality is great to work with.  His 3 years landscaping experience has seen Joe become an expert in all things soft landscaping. His hard work ethic and attention for detail is always valued on site. Joe loves landscaping because he is able to work outside and create awesome new outdoor spaces. Outside of work Joe is family man and loves spending time with his children, as well as being part of the church.

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