It's a Team Effort at the Grounds Guys

When you need landscaping that addresses the health and appearance of your property, turn to the Grounds Guys. Our professionals are led by the highly-experienced and seasoned grounds care specialists—each equipped with local knowledge. What that means is our team is specifically equipped to handle the soil, climate, and seasonal conditions of Abbotsford landscapes and surrounding areas.

When we work on your property, we create a customized plan that meets your aesthetic goals (how things look), and combine them with our knowledge of your region. What results is a beautiful, one-of-a-kind landscape design that is centered on your desires and your property's specific characteristics.

Our landscaping services are geared towards more than looking pretty for a season. We work to ensure that your plant life, garden beds, and soil are optimized for healthy growth every year. Even in colder seasons, our Abbotsford landscapers can maintain and prepare your property for growth in the spring.

Meet our Team

Chris and Juanita Draaistra

Chris and Juanita began their journey with The Grounds Guys in January of 2012. Their experience makes them a dynamic Grounds Guys team, since Chris has over 12 years of experience in nursery work, construction, and facilities management, while Juanita grew up growing plants at her family’s wholesale nursery in Abbotsford. Juanita loves that her schedule still allows her to work in the nursery and help out with the family business! Chris and Juanita love to give back and are very involved in their local community and Abbotsford schools. When not busy making Abbotsford beautiful with The Grounds Guys, they enjoy an active lifestyle with their five children.

When Chris and Juanita began looking for a company they could call their own, they stumbled upon The Grounds Guys. Initially they were attracted to The Grounds Guys’ system and marketing, but found that the culture of care promoted by the company was what eventually persuaded them to become franchisees. Four years later, Chris and Juanita continue to promote a culture of C.A.R.E. and have created a loyal client base in Abbotsford, Chilliwack, and Mission. With over 60 regular clients, both commercial and residential, Chris and Juanita are seeing success because they are committed to exceeding customer expectations in all aspects of The Grounds Guys’ services. They are not a part of The Grounds Guys just to grow the business, but also to grow as individuals, as a team, and as a community!

Wille Brimacombe - Team Lead

We have been lucky to have Wille on our team for 5 years now. He came to us with years of landscaping experience and he's continued to perfect his skills during his time with us. Most of Wille's time outside of work is spent with his growing family. He enjoys spending time with his local church and encouraging the next generation to be involved in church as well. Wille is in the landscaping business becuase he's always enjoyed working outdoors. He likes that The Grounds Guys isn't just about the grass- he appreciates the positive work environment and the ongoing efforts in making a difference.

Adam Hind - The Plant Guru

Adam started in the landscaping and maintenance business early- he was only 14 years old! He started working with a family friend who taught him to enjoy plants, and then earned his degree in horticulture at age 24 to better understand the landscape ecosystem. We are so thankful that Adam can share his knowledge with us! At the Grounds Guys, Adam is a team lead in landscape maintenance and management. He might also be the voice on the other side of the phone, since Adam corresponds directly with customers to create an amazing experience -while having fun. Adam enjoys gardening even when he is off the clock, as he is specifically focusing on learning companion planting in his own garden. And since we get our hands dirty all day here at the Grounds Guys, Adam can often be found embracing the finer things in life once the sun goes down. You might find him downtown after hours, dressed up and singing karaoke with a drink in hand!