Meet the Team

Our highly experienced and qualified staff are well placed to deliver beyond your expectations.

With over 40 years of combined experience, you can trust our wealth of knowledge in horticultural design and project delivery.  We strive for excellence and always look to empower our team with the latest industry standards and practices. Our team is dedicated to the creation of premium outdoor spaces that are beautiful, functional and sustainable.

Pat Pezzimenti

Owner / Founder

  • Certificate III in Horticulture (landscape)
  • Certificate III in Horticulture (park and gardens)
  • Advanced Certificate in Horticulture
  • 22 years of landscape and gardening
  • 15 years in project management

Before founding UHS, Pat worked for the best in the horticulture industry, acquiring skills to open his own company.
“The genuine relationships I build with my clients is my favourite part. Being able to design and meet their expectations is a great joy. In saying that without the strong and likeminded team we have built at UHS, it wouldn’t be as easy. I am so proud of each of our staff, they go beyond what is expected and rise to any challenge together. I may be biased BUT I really do have the best team!”

Kim Laurence

Office Manager

  • Bachelor of Applied Science (Food Science and Technology)
  • 8 years’ experience in Quality Assurance
  • 10 years’ experience in administration and book-keeping

After commencing in July 2018 in a casual role, it was quickly evident how much value Kim was adding to the company and her role and responsibilities have since significantly grown.

“Our team is wonderful. Our passionate and enthusiastic leader, Pat continually improves the company, our systems, procedures and customer satisfaction. His leadership is rewarding because he considers and takes many of the team’s ideas on board. I’m very lucky that I have been able to do a job that I enjoy, whilst still being there for my two young sons.”

Luca Lischetti

Team Leader

  • Diploma in Landscape Design
  • 5 years of experience in high end garden maintenance

Luca is one of our Team Leaders. With a Diploma in Landscape Design and a solid work ethic, he has been a great asset to our team.
“Every client is unique, they all have different aspirations and wants for their gardens. I love that at UHS we as a team can meet those expectations.”

Phillip Oppedisano

Team Leader - Landscape Gardener

  • Cert III in Horticulture (Landscaping)
  • 12 years’ landscape and gardening experience
  • Worked on over 1000 rejuvenation and landscape projects
  • 7 years’ experience in project management

Phillip commenced with UHS in March 2019 and has added a new level of experience and professionalism to the team.
“I love to work outdoors, I couldn’t be stuck in an office all day, that’s just not me. I also love when we start a job from scratch or when we remove everything to create a new beautiful garden that the client is going to enjoy for years to come. Then I can stand back and proudly say, ‘I helped create this.'”

Rob Murgia

Team Leader

  • Advanced Certificate in Landscape Design & Construction
  • 20 years’ experience in garden services to residential, commercial and government.

Commencing in February 2020, Rob brings leadership and efficiency to our Maintenance division.

“I’m passionate about this industry because it is diverse and there’s always a new challenge and project to start.  I love the varying nature of work and skill required.”

Michelle Elias

Gardener

  • Masters in Urban Horticulture
  • Bachelor of Science (Biology)
  • 1-year experience in high end garden maintenance

Starting in November 2019, Michelle brings a wealth of horticultural knowledge to our maintenance teams.

“I enjoy seeing the progress a garden goes through and stepping back to enjoy the fruits of our labour. There is nothing better than achieving your garden goals at the end of each day.”

Daniel Curukins

Gardener

  • Associate Degree in Urban Horticulture
  • Diploma of Surveying
  • 3 years of landscape and gardening experience

Daniel has been on the landscaping team since March 2019.

“My favourite thing about gardening is getting to work with plants; they are always changing and growing, whether you’re intervening or not. Through this there is always something new to learn.”

Sam Presecan

Apprentice Gardener

  • studying Certificate III Horticulture (Parks and Gardens)
  • 2.5 years of experience in high end garden maintenance

Commencing in December 2017, Sam has always continued to better himself in order to meet new and unique challenges.

“Seeing the design come to fruition and creating/maintaining space for people to unwind and create memories with their loved ones.” 

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