About Us

 

 Mike BakerSharon BakerHARDSCAPES of MUSKOKA is owned and operated by Sharon and Mike Baker, a dedicated husband and wife team.

 

 We Have What it Takes

 

 The right equipment, coupled with over 25 years of experience gives HARDSCAPES of MUSKOKA the edge over the competition, and gives our clients a finished project that they only dreamed possible.

 

Better together - It's all about TEAMWORK

 

Coming from different backgrounds in the landscape industry, we each bring our own unique set of skills and expertise to our landscaping projects.  

 

Clients get the best of both worlds!

 

When it comes to design we both place structure and function first.  We believe that beautiful landscapes come together when they are first both functional and structurally sound. 

 

Form follows function - always

  

We love what we do, and our clients all tell us - it shows !

 

 

 

A brief history about Sharon & Mike:

  • Both Sharon and Mike have been working in the landscape and related industry for over 25 years.

  • In the 1980s, Sharon lived in Fergus, Ontario and worked with an excavation company running heavy equipment digging foundations, grading around new homes and creating driveways and septics.  She earned her D (now DZ) license at age 18.
  • During this time, Mike lived in Milton, Ontario and was working with paving stone manufacturers as they entered the landscape construction market with new paving stone and retaining wall products. Mike started at age 16 as forklift operator, but quickly worked his way up to sales.

  • In the 1990s, Sharon was co-owner of what became the largest wholesale/retail landscape supply company in Canada (at the time). They were the pioneers of the modern stone yard and supplied aggregates, soils, mulches, numerous types of natural stone, water garden products and other landscape supplies.  Her customers included landscapers and stone masons from all over Ontario, and by the year 2000 they had over 42 dealers. 
  • In the early 1990s, Mike was a top salesperson in manufactured products, holding seminars and teaching landscapers how to install paving stones and engineered retaining walls. 
  • By the mid-1990s, Mike decided to go out on his own and started "Halton Hardscapes", specializing in the construction of hard surfaces such as patios, walkways and retaining walls in the Milton, Burlington and Oakville area.  Mike's installations are still as straight and strong today as they were when he built them 10-15 years ago.

  • In the mid-2000s, Mike and Sharon both lived and worked in Halton Hills yet still had separate companies.  Mike continued to own and operate "Halton Hardscapes", while Sharon's new company "Halton Softscapes", specialized in the softer side of landscaping dealing with plant material, soils and mulches although she continued to work with her first love - natural stone.  This involved the design and construction of fireplaces, dry stone walls, flagstone pathways, dry creeks and waterfalls.

  • They joined forces in 2007 when they got married on the "Wenonah II"  and moved to Muskoka.  Mike and Sharon decided they preferred to work together, and thus, "Hardscapes of Muskoka" was born.