From horse-racing to home landscaping
As a child, Trevor Henry found himself drawn to spending as much time in the great outdoors as humanly possible. One could find him consistently immersed in long hikes, skateboarding and mountain biking, and building some pretty intense jump ramps for those activities. An early indication, perhaps of where his life would take him years later - building outdoor landscapes.
Born in Goderich, Ontario to a skydive instructor mother, and a standard bred horse-racing father, Henry and his family moved to Hamilton, Ontario when he was nine-years-old. There his love of the outdoors blossomed.
Always a great team player, with boundless energy and creativity, and a love for being outside, it wasn’t until his post-graduate year of high school that the concept of landscape design, as a career, made sense to him, allowing his creative side to flourish. He enrolled at Fanshawe College in London, Ontario and the rest, as they say, is history.
Henry’s career at the design firm of Cedar Springs
Landscape Group in Oakville, Ontario is a bright one. His designs ooze of clean lines and class showcasing a talent of a seasoned professional; a rare gift for a young man of 28 years.
“My favourite part of the whole design process happens when I feel that connection with the clients and we are both on the same page. I can feel their excitement when we are going over the 3D design render. That’s a very rewarding piece of the puzzle.”
“I am not discouraged by limitations of any kind. In fact, I appreciate the possibilities that come out of these challenges. I can’t say that I enjoy the whole permit process, but it’s a necessary evil,” he laughs.
When asked where he sees himself in 10 years from now, Henry gives the question some thought and explains, “I’d like to be management by then, but I always want to be a part of the design and build process. I love being out in the field, getting my hands dirty. And I always look forward to watching the project develop into the finished project.”
If Henry hadn’t chosen landscape design as a career, he says he likely would have gone into the trades, perhaps an electrician or the likes. Lucky for anyone who has worked with him, he chose to become a designer instead. ~