1976 – As a one-man Operator, Founder and Director Leon Whitehead started running his own lawn mowing & weed control business, ‘Leon’s Lawn Service’.
Early 1980’s – During this time Leon was getting much interest from local councils for his services and he started to employ team members to work alongside him.
1988 –SA Weed Control was formed and he had 10 full-time staff working with him.
The expansion encompassed weed control management for local government.
1996 – SA Parks & Gardens was formed to expand the services beyond weed control. Working with local, state government and private industry to provide a unique urban landscape service.
1998 – Leon purchased small vehicles & worked with a mechanic to engineer an innovative dual control option for these vehicles. This allowed them to fit onto footpaths, verges and difficult access areas.
2002 – The business then moved to site office in Beverley to expand to 25 full-time staff.
2004 – ‘UrbanVirons Group’ was incorporated to include all divisions, as the company expanded more. The “name behind the scenery” became our slogan – It was intended to incorporate the environment and the scenery that we look after.
2006 – UVG further expanded and set up our Head Office at Flinders Park
2009 – We moved to Regency Park
2013 – Today UVG has three facilities located in Kilburn, Lonsdale and Mount Barker and is now one of the leading weed management, environmental, arboricultural and horticultural companies. We currently employ in excess of 75 staff and project manage a range of quality approved subcontractors.