Mitchell’s First Living Wage Employer: Drummond Brothers Landscaping

Drummond Brothers Landscaping are celebrating a local achievement. They are Mitchell’s first business to certify as a Living Wage Employer in the champion category.

“Garnet and David Drummond have grown up in the landscaping and construction industry. They know what it’s like to work for minimum wage in a demanding work environment. Now as owners of their own landscaping company, they value having dedicated workers on their team,” says Kelly Drummond, Office Manager of Drummond Brothers Landscaping. “That is why we pay our employees above the Living Wage. It is important that our employees feel valued. They are educated and hard-working individuals and they deserve a good wage. We are very excited and honoured to be joining the many other local businesses and organizations that share the same vision and goal for our community.”

Now calculated annually by the United Way Perth-Huron’s Social Research and Planning Council, the Living Wage is a calculation based on the living expenses of a family of four with both adults working full-time for 35 hours a week, once government transfers and deductions are taken into account. Everyday expenses included in the calculation are food, housing, utilities, childcare and transportation. Perth-Huron Counties’ Living Wage is $17.55 per hour. More information about Perth-Huron’s Living Wage can be found HERE.

“It is inspiring that a seasonal employer like Drummond Brothers Landscaping has stepped up and become a Living Wage Employer,” says United Way Perth-Huron Executive Director Ryan Erb. “Providing a Living Wage enables employees to participate in the economic and social life of our communities rather than struggling with the stress by living pay cheque to pay cheque. The Living Wage conversation is a strategy to reduce poverty and build strong healthy communities. Employers like Drummond Brothers Landscaping are demonstrating a real commitment to this approach.”

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About Drummond Brothers Landscaping
Drummond Brothers Landscaping provides quality landscape maintenance and construction services in Southwestern Ontario. We specialize in residential landscape maintenance and installation services. From the first consultation to the finishing touches, we are dedicated to providing quality work and excellent service to develop and personalize your outdoor living space. For more information on Drummond Brothers Landscaping, please contact Kelly Drummond, Office Manager at 519-702-2725 or

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