Cultivating Hope

Fostering a culture of hope in Calgary and around the world.

Global Hope

Did you know 10% of our profits are used to sponsor women and children overseas?
That means every time you hire us you are transforming a community and giving someone hope.

The owners, Sarah and Chad Cena, believe in giving back to those in need. Their travels to Rwanda, Ethiopia, and Sierra Leone have given them the heart to help those who live in oppression. Today, they sponsor women coming out of prostitution and into sustainable business endeavours with Hopethiopia and help end infant and maternal mortality in Sierra Leone with Freedom Tree. There's no secret Sarah and Chad's heart is to help others. It's woven into the fabric of Alpine Vista's core values, and with every project - you can see their culture of hope shine through.


In Rwanda, all citizens are required to wear masks when they leave their homes, yet many cannot afford to purchase one, let alone a reusable one. When you purchase a mask from Paul Hardy Design, one will be donated to a citizen in Rwanda and 100% of the remaining revenue will go to sustaining women’s business initiatives, raising funds for new vocational training school to further transform lives of marginalized youth and victims of gender-based violence.

Local Hope

A job can give hope.

Unemployment is difficult, leaving many feeling anxious about their future. We provide employment opportunities to students, graduates, and those who have been laid off - searching for the next step in their careers and lives.

Despite our short seasons, we have high employee retention, giving us an advantage to staffing a seasoned team of purpose-driven community leaders. By pouring into our employees’ lives, we build a culture of love reflected in our work, our services, and in every interaction.


HOPEthiopia is committed to the restoration of both the people and the land of Ethiopia. This will be accomplished by the implementation of four distinct project initiatives, each working together to produce a hopeful nation.

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Freedom Tree

Freedom Tree is a non-profit organization bringing life and love to families and communities to fulfill their purpose and achieve their dreams in Canada and in Sierra Leone.

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Our Stories

Our love for people and what we do is all connected. Read stories about our global and local outreach, get to know our amazing staff, learn about landscaping projects, along with a few helpful pro-tips to keep your yard looking its best.

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The AVL Experience

Respect & Trust
Respect & Trust

“AVL is a great place to work because it feels like family: when I come to work, I am treated with respect and trust, and sometimes I even score a cup of coffee before heading out into the field. Aside from the coffee, AVL has also provided me with opportunities to challenge myself. For example, on my second day of work last summer, I was handed the keys to the canopy truck; since I had never driven anything of that size before, it was a fairly steep learning curve! In addition, I learned how to operate machinery, complete landscaping tasks, and work in the office. Finally, AVL cares about the personal development of their employees. Once a week, we gather for an hour to work on leadership skills. Despite the fact that I usually worked alone, I was able to use these skills later in the year. So, if you choose to use AVL, be assured that you’ll become a part of the family and receive the same care and respect that I have.”

– Taylor - Previous Employee (2016-2020)

Family-Like Vibe
Family-Like Vibe

“I’ve worked a couple of different landscaping jobs, but Alpine Vista was the only one I returned to. Working the past two summers at AVL has been both a pleasure and a blessing for me. Because of the variety of projects Sarah booked, I was able to learn so much about landscaping and landscape design. It almost seems too good to be true that I got to work a job I genuinely loved, and be able to finance my post secondary education, all at once! All that being said, my favourite thing about AVL was the crew’s family-like vibe that made work feel like play, early morning crew breakfasts so worth it, and after work BBQ’s so joyful.With many thanks.”

– Ariana - Previous employee (2013-2015)

Incredible Environment
Incredible Environment

“My experience working for Alpine Vista Landscaping was an incredible one. My brother was working for the company at the time and with missing workers Chad and Sarah asked if I was able to work during a single day during spring cleanups. I was immediately accepted into what felt more like a team then a landscaping company. Every morning started in a kitchen instead of an office which made it so much easier to feel comfortable in my new environment. Work was tough, but the men and women I worked with made each day very enjoyable. My favorite parts had to be the mornings where Chapel was held in the kitchen; learning not only about my relationship with God but very deeply about one another. I also enjoyed the barbeques we had where after a long day of work we got to relax with friends, talk and eat. AVL has created an incredible work environment where a bunch of strangers with very little in common become a family. ”

– Eric - Previous Employee (2018-2020)

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