First Living Wage Employer in St. Mary's

MARYS, ON - Luckhardt Landworks Ltd. is the latest to certify as a Living Wage Employer in the champion category. They are the first business in St. Marys to achieve this status.

“Luckhardt Landworks Ltd. is proud to be a Living Wage Employer. Since the company’s beginnings, it has been important that we contribute to the local economy by providing a sustainable living to our employees – to provide a quality of life and to enable us to attract the right people to deliver a quality product,” says Bryn Luckhardt, Owner of Luckhardt Landworks Ltd. “A win-win situation for everyone - we have excellent employees and wonderful customers. We are excited to participate in the Living Wage campaign to bring awareness to the local 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 at 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 $17.44 per hour. More information about Perth-Huron’s Living Wage can be found athttp://perthhuron.unitedway.ca/srpc/living-wage-report.

“We’re very excited that Luckhardt Landworks Ltd. has taken this step,” says United Way Perth-Huron Executive Director Ryan Erb. “The Living Wage conversation helps to engage employers with the challenges employees face, while recognizing the challenge that employers have to be profitable. It is about building stronger healthier communities and about encouraging economic prosperity for everyone. Certified Living Wage employers such as Luckhardt Landworks Ltd. draw attention to the Living Wage conversation while demonstrating leadership and commitment of building a strong community.”

Luckhardt Landworks Ltd. was established in 2015 by Bryn Luckhardt, N.P.D, following his graduation from Niagara Parks Commission School of Horticulture where he studied landscape design, installation and maintenance. The company currently employs 3 full-time and 2 part-time employees and offers a range of landscape services with an emphasis on landscape design and installation, specializing in hardscape design and construction including patios and outdoor living spaces, retaining walls, walkways and driveways. They also specialize in on-site drainage/storm water management to resolve water issues and provide septic system installation, lot grading, custom excavation and trucking.  Luckhardt and his staff work one-on-one with customers to ensure that they are fully satisfied with their project, establishing long lasting relationships. For more information on Luckhardt Landworks Ltd., contact Susan Luckhardt at 519-272-3408 orbryn@luckhardtlandworks.com.

United Way Perth-Huron is 100% local and supports almost 50 organizations and services across Perth and Huron Counties. To help United Way support these local services, donations are gladly accepted. Call 519-271-7730 or 1-877-818-8867, mail to 32 Erie Street, Stratford, ON N5A 2M4 or visit perthhuron.unitedway.ca

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