Director & founder. Having worked in the gardening industry his whole career, Chris started out on his own in 2009 before incorporating 1st Class Gardens in 2012. Outside of work Chris enjoys cycling and taking his whānau to the beach.
Russell joined us in 2020
Henry joined us in 2014 after years of experience in a variety of property maintenance and management positions. Outside of work Henry enjoys splitting firewood and tinkering in his shed.
George joined us in early 2019 with previous experience in the landscaping & construction industries. Outside of work George enjoys seafood and growing his own veggies.
Our first Electric van began service in 2018 and after two years of service it has been so successful that in 2020 we purchased our second identical vehicle. All our vehicles use solar power meaning almost all their equipment is powered off grid.
We also use our Multi-role Nissan leaf as required.
Our other zero emission vehicle is our e-bike. This bike has been avoiding Auckland’s traffic jams since 2017. Since 2019 it has had the ability to tow a trailer allowing it to do a greater range of tasks.
Since 2018 we have also been using our only petrol vehicle. Mainly used as a back up. Since October 2020 we have been partnering with Z Energy and Permanent Forests NZ to offset what little emissions are created.