Craine Projects offers exceptional landscaping design, build & garden maintenance to homes across Metro Vancouver. We pride ourselves on our detailed-focused craftsmanship, providing innovative solutions, and using the best available locally sourced materials to create your dream outdoor space – all backed by our industry-leading warranty. We are skilled designers, horticulturists, ecologists, carpenters, and masons who love what we do and the positive impact it has on our clients’ lives.
Jeffrey has always had an affinity for nature, the outdoors, and unique and striking landscapes. Growing up in a part of the UK known for its outstanding natural beauty, Jeffrey was born into a family of avid gardeners and a family business in horticulture/garden centers.
Craine Projects is the culmination of Jeffrey’s education and career in landscape and project management and his desire to engage with people and enhance their interactions with outdoor spaces. From its small beginnings as a single owner/operator, the company has grown into an award-winning design/build collective focusing on custom residential properties. Jeffrey’s strong leadership and reputation for integrity and excellence has led to collaborations with wonderful homeowners as well as internationally-recognized designers and award-winning landscape architects & developers. At the heart of every project we undertake is the relationship built between the team, our colleagues, and our clients.
“It is never just one thing that creates exceptional landscapes – it is always a culmination of knowledge, the patience to work through each project never missing a step, and finally not compromising on quality. That’s why we say, ‘Integrity is built into every aspect of our work.”
Kathryne joined Craine Projects in 2018 as Operations Manager. With a Masters in Intercultural Conflict Management, and a background in communications, media, project management and health & wellness – Kathryne’s passion for people, nature and strategic problem solving, combined with her organizational and communication skills have been integral to the growth of the company. Growing up on the North Shore, traveling extensively and living abroad- Kathryne has enjoyed re-establishing roots in Vancouver, and giving back and contributing to the growth of her community. She has a great love of the outdoors, and depending on the season, can be found on a snowboard or on the water.
Cody was introduced to construction and private renovations at a young age thanks to his family business. His career in contracting has evolved over the years from overseeing suburban residential construction to managing large-scale construction sites for developers. Combining his years of experience in the construction industry with his love for the outdoor environment, Cody brings his extensive knowledge, skills, and great attitude to every project. He is passionate about delivering exceptional outdoor living experiences to clients.
When not working, Cody is seeking new adventures the BC mountains have to offer. He loves biking, hiking, camping, and most of all, spending time with his family.
Horticulturist & Maintenance Manager
David’s love for gardening started when he was a youth in his home town of London, Ontario working after school, on weekends and throughout many summers at a large estate home. His career took a professional turn when he was hired as a private gardener at one of Canada’s finest estate gardens. He apprenticed under European gardeners receiving accreditation through the Ontario Ministry of Skills and Development as both a Horticulturist and Greenhouse/Glasshouse Worker. David went on to become the head gardener at the estate.
Throughout David’s career he has been able to share his love and passion by teaching gardening fundamentals and introductory landscape design at the community college level and also heading Communities in Bloom projects. David has also served in the public realm as a Municipal Parks Superintendent and lead a team at a large garden centre with production nursery serving retail and wholesale customers.
During the start of the last decade, David moved to BC’s lower mainland where he developed social enterprises focused on employing individuals with barriers to traditional employment, offering them training opportunities in landscape maintenance. David joined Craine Projects as the Landscape Maintenance Manager and now oversees all horticultural projects from installation to ongoing maintenance.
He resides on Bowen Island with his partner, enjoys cooking and exploring the west coast and all its natural beauty.
Having studied ecology in college Shrew brings his love of the environment and nature to his role with Craine Projects. He has been part of the Craine team since he moved to Canada in 2018. He is a good team player and never leaves a stone unturned. Having worked on a wide variety of projects Shrew is always keen to expand on his skill set and create work that the team can be proud of. Shrew approaches his work with a relaxed and friendly manner that puts the homeowners at ease. He is happiest when immersed in nature and enjoys working with natural materials.
Known to be a family man, Nick Jones is always looking out for his team. With his background in landscape design, he has an eagle eye for detail. Nick brings his contagious energy and high standards to every project, encouraging his team to do their best in every aspect of their work. Although hard working, Nick knows how to have a good time and makes sure his work environment is friendly and relaxed. When not working, Nick can be found enjoying time with his family or riding his skateboard at excessive speed.
Carman has been working in Landscape Constructions for 7 years, specializing in hardscape installations and detailed stone and tile work. An artist and musician and culinary enthusiast in his spare time, he brings creativity, inspiration and attention to detail into each and every installation and project.
Originally from Cork, Ireland, Nick moved to Vancouver in May of 2022. He studied Architectural Technology in University. Nick spent a year working in that field before realising he wanted to return to the landscaping industry as he has always enjoyed the hard work and being outdoors. Nick has had a variety of occupations during his time studying, such as: Landscaping, Maintenance of a pharmaceutical plant and Industrial floor grinding/polishing. These experiences gave him important skills. Nick is hardworking, a team player, versatile, a fast learner, resilient and attentive to detail. He has a knack for problem-solving and discovering more efficient ways to accomplish a task. Nick likes to try his hand at anything to see if he can do it. His hobbies include hanging out with friends, camping, hiking and exploring the greater outdoors and all that Vancouver has to offer.
Design, Build & Horticulture Project Coordinator
Shirlei is passionate about plants and gardens. Through her Bachelor’s degree in Urban Forestry, she discovered that most greenspaces are located on residential properties. After graduating, she wanted to have a more significant impact on the urban environment by working in landscape maintenance. As a landscape supervisor, she learned planting and pruning techniques to ensure that plants thrive in urban settings. Throughout her journey, she discovered that many garden designs are not sensible and are very high-maintenance. This sparked a wish to create her own sound and low-maintenance gardens. Her goal is not only to design landscapes that are beautiful, but are also ecologically functional; that support the declining songbird population, native pollinators, all the way to soil microbes. She has found a place to fulfill that goal at Craine Projects, where she carefully selects plants for their beauty, needs, and role in a garden bed. In her free time, Shirlei enjoys hiking, painting, and discovering new plant combinations.
We entered an agreement with Craine Projects to extend our backyard deck in the context of the installation of a hot tub. The company also agreed to restore our interlock driveway after digging a trench to allow for an electrical upgrade to our house.
All of our interactions with members of Craine Projects were extremely positive. Some specific examples include the owner’s attentiveness and ability to rapidly grasp the essence of the client’s wishes, team members’ willingness to suggest derogations from the initial plan when their experience dictated that a better outcome would thus be achieved, a special effort made to leave the property impeccably clean after every single day of work, and the company’s willingness to repeatedly change it’s schedule to accommodate endless delays coming from our end of things.
Special thanks to Andrew and Nick, true magicians, for their eternally cheerful and courteous disposition and for their uncontested success at transforming our soggy and sad backyard into our favorite “part of the house”.
Jeffery and his team did a total make-over of my small walled back garden in Kits. The original concrete space has been converted into an urban oasis with a deck situated to make the most of the limited sun that the garden receives, a stone path with spaces for moss plantings between the stones, and more than double my previous planting area.
The team was a total dream to work with, starting with Jeffrey’s first visit when he listened to my ideas, and continuing through to his final wrap-up visit to make sure I was happy. Once the project started, Johnny and his guys showed up every day, all day, throughout some pretty miserable November weather. No disappearing work crews half-way through a project. They all demonstrated such integrity, patience and belief in their work. It was a complete pleasure from start to finish.
Thanks for the great service today. Your guy did a thorough job. I will definitely use your services again when needed.
Great company that does professional work, quotes fairly and delivers amazing results. Very easy to coordinate with and they know their stuff! highly recommend!
We had the privilege of working with Craine Projects this past summer to level out our backyard to add an above ground pool, new patio stones and artificial turf. The Craine project team was incredibly professional and accommodating. As the project developed our scoop changed and they were able to adapt to these changes. The crew that worked on our project were friendly and kind and always respectful of our space and time. I would highly recommend Craine projects.
Craine Projects created a pristine sanctuary from what once was a mere disaster zone. They came, saw and overcame with dedication, good spirits, a vision of what is possible and making that a reality. Craine Projects worked efficient, fast, with an eye for detail and an absolute love and respect for the land and nature. They are artists, the finest at that! … and always with a smile. Highly recommended!!
The whole Craine Projects’ Team are extremely professional, dedicated & very knowledgeable in their field. We highly recommend their services from design, execution to maintenance of our property. You can’t go wrong with Craine Projects on the job!
We weren’t spending much time in our backyard as it was unkempt and overgrown from 20 years of minimal maintenance. We contacted Craine Projects to see what they could do to refresh our backyard and arranged to meet with Jeff Craine and his project manager, Max. They explained what they could do and outlined the options available to us. We decided on what we would like to see and then finalized a budget and a schedule. Max worked hard and completed the project in 2 days, as scheduled and as budgeted. My wife and I, are very happy with the final result. Craine Projects had turned our backyard from an area of our townhouse that we seldom used and didn’t particularly enjoy when we did use it, into additional living space that we now use everyday. My wife enjoys lounging in our backyard and reading a book now that it is a comfortable and beautiful setting. Our home feels larger as we have additional living space that we use thanks to Craine Projects. I would recommend Craine Projects for your landscaping projects as we couldn’t be happier with our refreshed backyard.
We worked with Craine Project in the past and the work was completed in a timely manner and they did an amazing job! Super easy to work with. Highly recommended!
I reached out to 3 different contractor to determine costs of the project, experience of each contractor so I could make a sound decision before we started into the problem at hand ” a blocked drainage system”. Dealing with Craine Projects Ltd was my choice. Reasons for that choice was simple if felt they were knowledgeable in dealing with this type of problem, trustworthy knowing that they were there to do the best job possible. The cost of the project was a little over what we had budgeted for but with good reason I wouldn’t hesitate to use this company again and highly recommend them.
The Craine team did an excellent job ensuring that our backyard and garden look fabulous. Their attention to detail and excellent service make them a real pleasure to work with. We would highly recommend Craine Projects to anyone in need of a great landscaper.
Craine projects did an amazing job cleaning up my yard and putting the garden to bed for winter. A lot of trees and bushes had died during our summer drought and there were lots of things that needed to be uprooted and taken away… I would highly recommend Craine Projects for anything you need done in your yard.
We have coordinated with Jeff on several projects and found him to be knowledgeable and professional. In the bustling city of Vancouver, it is refreshing to find a company that is easy to work with and reliable. I recommend giving Craine Projects a call for your design needs!
Craine Projects are friendly and approachable, easy to communicate with, and professional throughout the build. They were on budgetand delivered us a great space. I would not hesitate to hire again
Thank you to Jeff, and his team for the exceptional space,they were budget oriented and professional throughout our project
We hired Craine Projects to landscape our entire yard on Panorama Drive in Deep Cove. Jeffrey, his staff and contractors are incredibly professional and accommodating. He had plenty of ideas and completed the project on time and on budget, to an exceptional standard.