From Chris Keay, Director
After completing a commercial landscape trade certificate in 2009, I started a commercial landscape business in 2012 where I worked with tier 1 and 2 commercial clients on large scale construction projects, completing civil and landscaping works.
The business grew to over 100 employees, collecting numerous accolades throughout the years such as Landscape Victoria Rising Star, Financial Review Fast 100 & Top 500 High Growth Companies – Asia Pacific. In mid 2020, a South Australian company acquired 100% ownership of the commercial business and I took the opportunity to create my next venture – something I was passionate about and that would make a positive environmental impact. Soil Recycling Co was formed soon after.
I have worked on some of the largest projects in Victoria such as Sky Rail, VSBA schools and Royal Children’s Hospital, learning how important soil is to successfully grow a sustainable landscape from hands-on experience. During my time in the horticulture industry, I have maintained key relationships with local suppliers and soil scientists – both of which are vital to the success of Soil Recycling Co.