A family with an ever-expanding passion
for landscaping since 1993
In 1992, young Dominique Filion decided to start his own business, armed with a single and modest lawn mower, but a whole lot of ambition and vision.One of his earliest known photos taken as a 15 month old toddler shows him at the wheel of a lawn tractor in his grandfather Gérard’s estate… A testimony to his long-standing, unwavering, passion for the outdoors. From one contract to the next, the company has continued to expand and flourish, owing to Dominique’s rigor and meticulous attention to detail.
Family and Services
Four years later, in 1996, Dominique’s mother Johanne joined the team. With a background in fashion and design, she helped define and refine the company’s artistic and creative style by integrating architectural considerations into every project. In 2000, Catherine, Dominique’s sister, embarked on the adventure after studying public relations at McGill University, contributing her expertise in marketing, administration and customer service to the team. Over the years, the company has broadened its scope to include professional services for large-scale corporate projects.
Forward into the Future
Today, the company continues to expand and flourish, with over 125 employees regarded as integral members of the family by the Filions. For us, grass isn’t greener on the other side, but where we choose to water it. That’s why we actively get involved in the community by supporting a number of charitable organizations and initiatives. At Services Paysagers Dominique Filion, we take great pride in the distinctiveness and refinement of our artistic creations. However, what motivates and inspires us the most is the art of crafting and gifting you experiences of Expanded Living.
at the Service of your Dreams
Our customers are at the heart of our philosophy, however ambitious the project. For 30 years now, our landscape architects, garden designers, site supervisors, construction workers, horticulturists and other skilled technicians have been devoting their expertise and passion to turning your dreams into reality.
Meet our Directors
Dominique certainly didn’t suspect he would become president of his landscaping business when the photo of him, riding a lawn tractor on his father’s lap, was taken in 19? Several years later, as Dominique worked as a peddler distributing the newspaper La Press, customers approached him to inquire whether he could mow their lawns and maintain their yards. It was then that the idea of establishing his own business began to bloom in Dominique’s mind.
In 1993, with the support of a loan secured by his grandfather and business mentor Gérard Filion, Dominique officially launched the company from his parents’ garage, equipped with only a handful of lawn mowers, a great deal of determination, and a touch of naiveté 😉
Bolstered by its success, the company moved to St-Basile-Le-Grand in 1997 and started offering an ever-expanding range of services. From then on, the enterprise began its rise to the top ranks, becoming one of Quebec and Canada’s most trusted and acclaimed master landscapers.
Business is sport!
From an early age, Dominique has been a passionate mountain biker. Despite suffering from Crohn’s disease, Dominique’s hard work and determination earned him a place among the world’s top mountain bikers, culminating in a world championship participation in 1992.
Much like in business, mountain biking is all about ascending and descending, with obstacles and successes, highs and lows. The qualities Dominique has inherited from his years of competitive cycling include resilience, discipline, and striving to continually surpass and surprise himself. He takes this ethos learned in the world of sports and carries it beyond, to the world of business.
The big leagues.
Today, Dominique leads a company with over 125 employees. With a vision rooted in inclusiveness, respect and authenticity, the company never ceases to inspire awe with original creations in tune with the distinctive architectural style of its residences. The many awards received throughout the years are testament to this success.
Catherine holds a degree in Public Relations from McGill University. Prior to joining the team, Catherine worked as a production manager in the television industry and at Montreal Expos, where she contributed to the new baseball field project.
Catherine joined the Services Paysagers Dominique Filion team in 2007 to manage the company’s accounting and human resource processes.
As Assistant General Manager and Human Resources Manager, Catherine often acts as a glue that ties all ends together and keeps everything running smoothly … just like a lawn tractor!
With her innate ability to bring people together and her excellent listening skills, she is intimately attuned to the realities of being both an employee and an employer. She’s most passionate about people, and it’s with this focus that she successfully manages the company on all fronts.
Endowed with a strong sense of aesthetics and refinement, Catherine delights in the sense of fulfillment that comes with seeing an ambitious project brought to fruition, because she understands the rigorous efforts and processes underlying it.
Passionate about the business world and everything that gravitates around it, Catherine is a certified Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP) coach, and has published a book (Éditions La Presse) about the business world and its pitfalls.
For Catherine, the notion of family expands far beyond her immediate relatives to encompass all staff and employees.
Our dedication to our employees and customers is unwavering, and so is our commitment to future generations. That is why we judiciously integrate sustainable development principles into our business practices.
Additionally, our installation teams are ICPI and NCMA attested. These certifications impose strict standards to ensure the durability and quality of our creations. All our work meets and exceeds the standards of the Bureau de normalisation du Québec (BNQ).