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About Oakridge Landscape Contractors

Oakridge Landscape’s commitment to excellence was established in 1992. Our team of professionals are devoted to quality service and client relationships. Our focus and dedication can be seen throughout decades of award-winning residential and commercial projects. With over 25 years of experience, we stand firm behind our work and take pride in the landscape environments we build and maintain.

“There’s nothing more important than knowing and understanding the needs of our clients.”





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Herman Ciardullo
Herman CiardulloPresident and Co-Owner
Herman Ciardullo is the president and co-owner of Oakridge Landscape Contractors. He has a lifetime of experience which began with his parent’s successful produce and garden centre business. After graduating from McMaster University he realized Landscaping was his true passion and followed his father’s footsteps into the horticultural business. His focus and client dedication can be seen throughout decades of innovative residential and commercial projects.
Len Poloniato
Len PoloniatoVice President and Co-Founder
Len Poloniato entered into the landscape trades with a background in business. He has 30 years of landscaping experience and is the co-founder of Oakridge Landscape Contractors. Inspired by the evolving nature of the landscaping industry, he enjoys concentrating on exciting new development and growth opportunities. He is passionate about landscaping and focusing on every client project with enthusiasm and determination, to ensure that their landscaping needs and dreams are met.
Paul Rose GSC
Paul Rose GSCChief Estimator
Paul has over 30 years of experience in all aspects of landscape design, construction, and supervision of work crews. He is a graduate of the Horticulture, Landscape Design program from the University of Guelph and the Environmental Horticulture program from Sheridan College. Paul also holds a Gold Seal Certification (GSC) designation from the Canadian Construction Association. His wealth of skills and experience can be applied to industrial, civil, institutional and residential landscape projects.
Mark Poloniato
Mark PoloniatoGeneral Manager
Mark’s background in creating beautiful designs and managing all types of landscape projects comes from generations of family involvement in the landscape industry, coupled with a Landscape Technician diploma from Humber College. Together with his construction team, he has continued to maintain Oakridge’s strong presence through various projects in Hamilton, Niagara, Western Ontario and the GTA.
Chris Catalano
Chris CatalanoOperations Grounds Supervisor
Prior to his career at Oakridge, Chris worked in restoration for several years on a swing stage against high rise buildings. There he gained great experience and learned the importance of preparation and safety. For over nine years, Chris worked in concrete forming and truly learned what hard work and labour was; which has clearly impacted his work ethic and dedication as seen since his first day at Oakridge. Chris started his career with Oakridge in May of 2012 as a Superintendent.
Anthony De Vito
Anthony De VitoEstimator
Anthony joined Oakridge in 2012 after graduating with both Civil Engineering Technician and Construction Engineering Technician diplomas from Mohawk College. As a Junior Estimator he is a highly motivated team player, who is able to assist with a variety of project needs with accuracy and professionalism. Anthony’s strong work ethic and positive attitude make him a reliable and valuable member of the Oakridge team.


Laura and I are very pleased with the work your team has planned and completed here at our home.  A big thank you to the entire team as you all have been a pleasure to deal with.  Many say I am a bit of a perfectionist and your team on the ground definitely shared those values.  As one of the members of your team mentioned – “everything is done/planted a certain way for a reason” which really shows in the final product.  Also thank you for accommodating the many change requests to the initial design even up to the very last day.  Professional input and honesty about what might go better in certain areas was greatly appreciated even up to the very last day. The only complaint I had was that Scott wore Buffalo Bills gear to my house!  In all seriousness, I would not hesitate to recommend Oakridge to any friends, family or strangers so I would like to write a glowing review. Please let me know what forum you prefer.


Antoine and Laura

Just to let you know that we are really happy about what your guys did.

We couldn’t expect better service.

Thanks again


Hi friends,

You would not believe how excited the kids are about the new Adelaide Hoodless playground installation.  Although they are grumbling because they are having indoor recess, they are so excited and enthused about what is coming.

This morning on the playground the kids were all running up to me and saying “This is better than Gage Park and Turner Park.  This is better than all of the parks.” It is looking truly amazing and will hopefully be done by the end of the day.

You have all made many hearts very, very, very happy (including mine).

Nanci-Jane Simpson, Principal - Adelaide Hoodless School

As a resident of the Birge Park neighbourhood – Thank you for the new play equipment at Birge Park!

I went with my 5 year old son this past Saturday at the same time as several local kids from our neighbourhood and the Keith and not only did all 15 of them go “Wow!” “It’s awesome” “Holy Cow” but all 12 of them (aged 3- 15) played collaboratively on the spinning cone for over an hour!  The kids were so excited exploring the space and really love the new playground. They’ve been back every day so far. My own son got a look at the rope section and screamed “This is so cool!”

I love how the play space has been expanded and there’s a safe section for the little guys, along with the new terraced blocks – allowing parents a nice place to sit and creating a softer edge. So much more welcoming even without planting or final touches – thank you!

Thank you again!