Long-Time Espanola Business Changes Hands

By Rosalind Russell – After over three decades of greening lawns, plowing snow and local beautification projects, a successful, long-time Espanola business is changing hands.
Greenway Landscaping, headed up by Jeff Dormer, has been a part of Espanola for over 30 years, but Dormer says it is time to hang up the rake and retire.
Dormer says he founded the business with one truck and a lawnmower 32 years ago this month.
“I was looking for work at that time and noticed that there was an opportunity to provide services I was trained in,” recalls Dormer. “I decided I would take the skills in landscaping I had acquired in Alberta and bring them here.”
Over the years, he built up the business, added more trucks and equipment, created jobs and expanded to include lawn care and landscaping in the warm months, plowing and snow removal in the winter. Dormer also changed the look of many facilities in Espanola.
“I worked on the design of the complex (Espanola Regional Recreation Complex), and the grounds at the hospital (Espanola Regional Hospital and Health Centre), as well as providing services to over 90 regular clients, business and residential, in town. I enjoyed it tremendously.”
Coincidentally, last fall, he ran into Karl Beroll at the post office and the two were soon talking business. Beroll runs Branching Out Tree Removal out of McKerrow and welcomed the opportunity to expand his business with the two agreeing that the business change hands on May 1st of this year.
“I have been doing tree removal for the past three years, so I am looking forward to taking over Greenway Landscaping and expanding the family business. I am local, my wife and I have family here and plan to stay here until I retire, so this is a perfect fit.”
Beroll has already held a couple of job interviews and will have his staff in place for spring cleanup and summer maintenance hitting the ground running. Beroll adds he will be expanding.
“With having the tree removal equipment in place, I will continue to offer the grass cutting, lawn mowing and yard maintenance services, but will also expand to cleaning gutters and eavestroughs, minor roof work, that sort of thing, so I am ready to go and thank Jeff for this opportunity.
“Having this equipment makes a big difference, so I am looking forward to expanding that aspect of the business.”
As for Dormer, he and his wife plan to take to the road, enjoy their camping, travel and time with friends.
To contact Karl Beroll for a quote, either call his cell at 705-507-6496 or the business number at 705-869-5930. He can also be reached via email at: ksberoll@outlook.com

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