- Full Name: Hugo Lefrancois
- Location: Anywhere on the island
- Phone: (250) 857-8706
- Expires: 21 days, 22 hours
PROFESSIONAL PROPERTY MAINTENANCE AND LANDSCAPING
I am hard-working, punctual, well-organized and I get things done efficiently and professionally. I have experience landscaping, gardening and doing property maintenance. I can do the following:
– Tree pruning
– Invasive species removal
– Log cutting
– General Landscaping
– And way more!
All my tools are high quality (professional tools from Husqvarna*) and battery-powered (same power as gas, and I never run out of battery). I have a chainsaw, a lawnmower, a trimmer, a blower, professional pruning equipement (which I keep sharp and disinfected, to reduce the risk of infection) including 12ft. extendable pruner and saw, as well as many other tools. All my power tools are electric, which means they are quiet, exhaust-free and gas-free**. I also use biodegradable string for my trimmer, so I don’t spread plastic over your property. I can bag the green waste and dispose of it if there is nowhere to do so on your property ($5/x-large bag). The bags I use are compostable.
SAFETY & INSURANCE
Safety is also really important to me. I guess you don’t want someone to bleed out in your backyard either. That’s why I am always wearing the appropriate protective equipment for the work I am doing (high-quality chaps, helmet with faceshield and hearing protection, steel-toe boots for chainsaw use made of natural rubber, protective eyewear, etc.). I am also fully insured by WorkSafe BC, and my helper Maude is also insured.
Please send me an email with a short description of the work that needs to be done, how often you will need me, as well as your phone number. I will contact you back within 24hrs. I do estimates for free. I show up on time and I am reliable. Depending on the situation, I can also charge you on an hourly basis (hourly rate will vary depending on the nature of the work and if I get a helper or not). I accept cash payment, e-Transfer and cheques. I can make invoices upon request.
* Go check them out! (https://www.husqvarna.com/ca-en/products/battery/)
** Did you know that gasoline-powered landscape maintenance equipment (leaf blowers/vacuums, trimmers, edgers, brush cutters) accounted for 43% of volatile organic compounds and around 50% of fine particulate matter produced in the US in 2011 according to the EPA? (https://www.epa.gov/sites/production/files/2015-09/documents/banks.pdf)
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