About Shade Group, Inc.


Shade Group, Inc. Is an outdoor construction and garden services firm, founded on the concept of designing and constructing beautiful and sustainable, gardens and landscapes for your Ottawa area property.


Heather has spent the past 20 years working in a variety of roles that all involve work with the natural landscape. The first half of her career was spent with Ontario Parks, teaching visitors about the outdoors. More recently, she has been the driving force behind the garden design and maintenance side of Shade Group, as well as working as a consulting biologist for various municipalities and private clients. As a consultant, she specializes in preparing Environmental Impact Studies (EIS), Species at Risk Assessments, and various other environmental studies often required for new development or severances.

Heather's background in ecology gives her inspiration for her garden designs. In addition to using well-known favourites in her garden designs, she also enjoys adding beautiful and resilient native species that are lesser known in the gardening world. On the maintenance side, Shade Group clients are always left thankful for Heather's hard-working nature when she is done with their gardens.


Alan has spent the past 16 years working in the construction field. A brief stint in heritage masonry led him to pursue work in the general contracting field. From there, he moved up the ladder, and gained knowledge both in constructing and managing projects of various sizes. While working as a general contractor Alan discovered his true passion was in outdoor construction projects - particularly those that make use of heavy machinery.

Outdoor construction services led by Alan, have a strong focus on earthworks, retaining wall construction, and demolition projects. If the project involves moving and placing soil, gravel, or large stones, Alan and his crew are well-equipped to handle it. The heavy equipment Alan and his crew run, also make short work of tackling demolition jobs.


Alan’s sister Monica joined the Shade Group team in 2021 and comes from a decade of experience in the engineering consulting industry. Her speciality is in drainage and water resources management, specializing in rural properties and projects. Monica prides herself on finding grading and drainage solutions for new and existing properties that focus on optimal use of the property. Designs prepared by Monica offer not just drainage solutions, but solutions that take into consideration long term maintenance requirements like lawn mowing. Monica is a registered Professional Engineer and has joined the Shade Group team to help Alan manage the construction side while offering civil engineering services that compliment Alan’s work.

When it comes to drainage solutions, Monica designs them, Alan builds them. What sets us apart from the competition is that our team works together on every project. Alan, with his extensive construction experience, consults on every design project, providing input on feasibility and cost effectiveness of the design. This approach allows us to ensure our design solutions are the best choice for your property – and can be built and maintained!

WHY CHOOSE Shade Group?

One way we at Shade Group ensure our projects run smoothly, is that we have invested in a diverse fleet of trucks and heavy equipment. We own our own skid steers, excavators (large and small), dump trucks, pickup trucks, and various specialty trailers. Because of this, we can guarantee our equipment is available when our projects require it, rather than relying entirely on rented or hired equipment.

If you are looking for a knowledgeable, competent, professional, and well-equipped company to tackle your project, please reach out to us today! Let’s find out how we can help beautify your property today!


When you contact us, you may notice that our response email is from Shade Group! Shade Group is the parent company to Shade Group, as well as Nepean General Contractors. A family owned and operated corporation, our roots are firmly planted in the eastern Ontario, including the City of Ottawa, Lanark County, the United Counties of Stormont, Dundas and Glengarry and the Unites Counties of Leeds and Grenville.

We are working on growing our web presence as Shade Group but in the meantime, please feel free to check out our reviews under Shade Group or Nepean General Contractors!

We look forward to serving you, whatever your project may need!