Meet the Team

About Our Winnipeg Landscapers

The Grounds Guys of Winnipeg SW is a locally owned and operated landscaping business with our roots planted firmly within the community. We strive to provide exceptional lawn care services in Winnipeg that surpass our customers’ expectations. All of our professionals have a genuine passion for the horticultural industry, which translates into a job well done.

With a family of four, owners Derek and Sheriann Dexter understand the value of having strong social convictions. They bring these to their business.

The Grounds Guys Core Values:

  • Leading, rather than following

  • Respecting others

  • Serving others

  • Standing up for what’s right

Want to know more about our company and the faces behind the green logo? Read below to get to know your Grounds Guys.

Derek Dexter – Owner

Derek Dexter started working in the landscaping industry at the ripe age of 10, where he cut grass and planted trees. For over 25 years now, he has dedicated his career to providing quality grounds care and has worked in grounds maintenance, golf course construction, irrigation installation/repair, landscape design/build, project Management, estimating and design.

Derek’s educational & certification achievements include:

  • Business Administration Diploma
  • Journey Person Landscape Certificate
  • Landscape Industry Certified – Softscape
  • Certified Interlocking Pavement Installer
  • Certified Segmental Retaining Wall Installer

Through extensive training and experience, Derek leads the industry in service. He is proud to sit on the board of the Manitoba Nursery and Landscape Association and serve on the Provincial Rep for the Canadian Nursery and Landscape Association Professional Development Committee.

Eileen Page – Team Leader

Eileen Page is the Team Leader at The Grounds Guys of Winnipeg SW. Her love for the horticulture industry began when she was a little girl helping her mom in the yard. She went on to learn about farming when she stayed at her sister’s farm in rural Saskatchewan during the summers when she was a teenager. Her green thumb has been growing ever since.

After giving birth to her first child, Eileen completed the Floral Design certification through Flowers Canada – which was just the beginning.

Eileen’s other achievements include:

  • A Prairie Horticulture Certificate - Landscape and Arboriculture
  • A Prairie Horticulture Certificate - Greenhouse Group Production
  • ISA Arborist License
  • Tree Felling Safety Certification
  • Level 2 in Landscape Horticulture (Red Seal to be completed in March ’17)

During her successful career, Eileen has designed, planted, and cared for high profile gardens throughout the City of Winnipeg. She lives by the mottos that “Everything happens for a reason” and “knowledge is power,” which is why she never stops growing and learning. As a Team Leader for The Grounds Guys of Winnipeg SW, she strives to make every landscape better and more beautiful than how she found it.