In 2002, two close friends shared a vision to establish a quality-focused commercial landscape business, thereby filling a void in South Australia’s under-resourced landscape industry.
With future demand being forecast, a business model was developed, creating solid foundations for this exciting long-term venture; thus, ‘Landscape Construction Services’ was born. The model was underpinned by our ‘best on ground’ work ethos, an ideology we still bring with us to work each day.
A fast-growing reputation for delivering quality landscaping services helped establish a consistent and robust brand with new housing developments on Adelaide’s outskirts fueling our rapid growth. By 2005, we acquired new premises to accommodate expanding staff numbers and growing infrastructure.
Many high profile projects followed, including the Adelaide Zoo’s Panda Enclosure and Coast to Coast Light Rail development. These critical projects help propel us to the industry’s forefront, where our work is recognised regularly with numerous awards.
By 2009 our steady growth provided us with the confidence to invest in two parcels of industrial land for future development north and south of the city. Here we could establish depots to service the wider Adelaide region, integrating a commercial nursery with our core landscaping business.
In 2013 the company was rebranded as “LCS Landscapes”, which our clients had naturally come to use as a shortened version of the Landscape Construction Services name. This rebranding, along with the new logo, corresponded with our ten-year anniversary.
With continual growth, by 2020, the decision was made to split the maintenance division into its own company LCS Maintenance. The expansion included moving the LCS Landscapes head office into new office space on Port Road, Thebarton, the old Coca Cola corporate offices.
Today we are recognised in the top 100 private businesses in SA, employing 140 people and commanding our industry peers’ respect. With these early years behind us and many exciting years to come, those two friends are stronger for the experience – more passionate and committed than ever about growing LCS Landscapes & LCS Maintenance well into the future.