Our membership includes commercial landscape contractors and associates who are suppliers to our industry.
Our main goal is to promote professional landscape construction on commercial projects throughout Eastern Ontario.
Our mission statement is “To promote professional landscape construction in Eastern Ontario through interaction between CLAEO Members and Owners, Landscape Architects, Engineers, Architects and all levels of Government.”
During the winter of 1996/97 a group of Ottawa based Commercial Landscape Contractors met to form a new group of trade professionals. This group was called the “Commercial Landscape Association Of Eastern Ontario” (CLAEO).
It was decided that the prime goal of CLAEO should be “to promote and encourage professional landscape construction in Eastern Ontario”.
There were several ways in which this would be brought about.
The first, being the inevitable dialogue with architects, consultants, engineers, municipalities etc. that is generated through association.
The second way would be to have available to clients, a list of landscape professionals that, by membership, have made a substantial contribution to the promotion and reputation of the landscape industry in general.
The third major way to promote our industry would be to provide a type of social informative program, which would include guest speakers or presentations, to assist owners, architects, engineers and municipalities with cost effective, efficient landscaping practices. Input from suppliers and associate members would be solicited to help with these programs.
Over time the Association has become a well known and regarded organization.