Business: Dubbo Landscaping
Dubbo Landscaping is a boutique company offering unique and modern landscape design and construction. Operated by Behn Monley since 2012, the business started out with $800 in the bank doing lawn maintenance and small residential jobs.
“We are now turning numbers in seven figures with a fleet of trucks and machinery, doing everything from creating and installing outdoor learning environments for schools to various works around our zoo,” Mr Monley said.
“We still do residential jobs of all shapes and sizes, but complete makeovers are more our focus.”
Using natural materials and unusual designs, Dubbo Landscaping also specialises in creating projects that are unique.
“Our strength is by far our creativity, pushing boundaries of the ‘norm’ is something I’ve always pushed and strived for.”
“We like thinking outside of the box so many of our projects contain a lot of unique features and looks.”
Dubbo Landscaping also undertakes earthworks asset maintenance on a residential and commercial scale.
“We offer small civil facilities with our various plant and equipment. Clients include schools, Councils, the zoo, daycare centres, community services and residential premises – servicing all of NSW.
With the business located at 7 Fletcher Crescent, Dubbo, Mr Monley has spent most of his life in the city and loves the local lifestyle.
“I call it home and have no plans on leaving! I love the people. Our town may be expanding but we are still country folk at heart and most people are always willing to go out of their way to help another.”
One of the strengths of Dubbo Landscaping is constant communications with clients from start to finish.
Staff also work as a team supporting each other to ensure that the desired project exceeds all expectations at completion. Mr Monley describes this level of commitment as the key to success.
Another aspect of the business which contributes at a local level is a mentoring program for disadvantaged youth and work-ready men to boost their confidence and practical skills.
“Our mentoring program has created positive effects for our community in Dubbo and throughout the state,” Mr Monley said.
A measure of their success was receiving the Silver Rhino award in 2014 as Dubbo’s best new business at the Chamber of Commerce business awards.
“It was great!”
In the future, Mr Monley hopes to minimise the effect of issues such as drought and overextending and take the business to a global marketplace.
“We always have something out there in the pipeline. I’d love to see us landscaping in another country bringing Australia to the world and am currently working on how this could be done. My aim is to become a one stop shop from supply to installation for everyone’s landscape needs, servicing Dubbo and beyond.”