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Discover why hinkley/associates might be the right "landscape design/build" company for you...

A little bit about who we are…

Hinkley/Associates offers a full range of Landscape Design and Construction services to satisfy all your design and construction needs. Our design studios and construction yard is located near Trafalgar Road & Highway 407, so we are well-positioned to service all our clients in the Halton/Oakville/Milton and Mississauga areas with ease. Our range of projects also include many projects in both Burlington and Etobicoke well.

The company is operated and managed by Stephen Hinkley and Mike Badovinac, who have each earned a Bachelor’s degree in Landscape Architecture from the University of Guelph (’85 & ’95). That education, combined with their considerable experience, has instilled an appreciation for both the Design and Construction processes, however, more importantly, it has enabled them to appreciate and advise clients about the restrictions one puts on the other.

In addition, we have been blessed with a strong in-house construction team. Rest-assured these crews will ensure that the standards we set for our work remain high in everything we do. We follow time-honoured and time-tested construction techniques which produce low failure-rates and minimal call-backs. We know we’re not perfect – we’ve made mistakes in the past, however we’ve always been able to learn from these experiences and apply this new knowledge to future projects.

…And if you’re still not convinced, read what our customers have to say…



The gallery below is divided into 9 separate work categories. Simply hover your cursor over the tile to reveal the category and a single click will open it

Our knowledge is your benefit

Delivering Design/Build industry excellence and experience for over twenty-five years.


The Design Phase

Commissioning a professional Landscape Designer is probably the most important step you can take towards fulfilling your needs. It’s often said that “the beauty is in the details” and as you might appreciate, choosing and arranging these details takes time, knowledge and experience. Choose a designer who has the first-hand knowledge and experience to bring your wishes to life.
Choose hinkley/associates!



Landscape Construction

If you’ve made it this far, CONGRATULATIONS are in order! You’re well on the way to undergoing one of the most exciting projects a homeowner can undertake. During this phase of the project we will bring organized chaos to your home as we generate a bit of noise, a bit of mud and a bit of dust. However, in the end, we make a promise to all our customers that the results will exceed their expectations!



Swimming Pool Construction

There’s hardly a better amenity to melt away the stress of the week than your very own swimming pool. If you have the space and the desire, you’ll be pleasantly surprised with how easily one can be installed in your own backyard! No reservations required for this relaxing “stay-cation”.
Just fire-up the grill, call-up your mates – or keep it all to yourself – we won’t judge…



“We purchased the property solely for the fabulous yard and pool that Hinkley & Associates designed and constructed. Not only did he and his crew spend time with us explaining the pool, but Steve took the time to go through all the plant material he used so we would know how to maintain it. They were wonderful. We have recently moved from that property and already have plans to have Steve come by and start designing a new backyard oasis for us. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend Hinkley & Associates … just stand in line behind us!!”

Cathy B – Oakville/Ancaster (2009 – 2012)

“I have worked with Steve on both commercial projects, and my home for 14 years and would use no one else. Design, preparation, installation are excellent.”

John & Judy – Oakville (1999 – present)

“I have dealt with numerous trades over the last several years—-renovating my home both inside and out. Steve Hinkley’s honesty, integrity and workmanship distinguish him above the rest.”

Peter & Lisa – Etobicoke (2003 – present)

“We have had an excellent relationship with Hinkley/Associates for many years and have found them to be professional, friendly and responsive. The folks working on-site reflect all of the same qualities. The projects they have done for us have been of the highest quality, within budget, and exceeded our expectations in every way. We wouldn’t consider having anyone else.”

Dawn & Fraser – Brampton (2005 – present)

“It would be my pleasure to attest to the imaginative design, quality of materials, competence of staff, on-time completion, and most importantly – accuracy of budgets! My dealings with Hinkley/Associates have always finalized with my complete satisfaction.”

Michael & Anne – Etobicoke (2004-present)

“The project started as scheduled and the crew was very professional and organized. They kept us informed every step of the way. Steve was personally involved throughout the project and we relied on his expertise as the job progressed, and were thrilled with the result. We highly recommend the Hinkley team and look forward to working with them again.”

Cathy & Derek – Mississauga (2012)

“I have been happy with the suggestions that were provided by Mike at Hinkley. The thing that has impressed me the most is their efforts towards total customer satisfaction. They are always eager to make sure that their customers are happy with the work that has been done. I would highly recommend them!!!”

Joan B – Georgetown – (2007, 2012)

“We have had the opportunity to work with the Hinkley team on two of our exterior home renovation projects. The entire process- from design meetings, costing, construction, and wrap-up was handled honestly and professionally. The team found a way to balance what we wanted, with what we could afford and we couldn’t be happier with the results.”

Dave from Mississauga (2003 – current)

“These guys are perfectionists. They work with you to realize your vision, using the best materials and an impeccably detailed, skilled process. Honestly, the results far exceeded our expectations. You can feel their commitment. I think they were as excited as we were to see it all come together. Working with Hinkley/Associates is by far the best experience I’ve had with a company. The customer-focus is astonishing. Usually you can’t wait for service people to leave, but you’ll love having these guys around. They are friendly, conscientious and immensely respectful of your convenience and your property. We had called many companies and had met with reps one after the other. Within five minutes of meeting Mike I knew we were in the right hands. It was the easiest thing in the world. He understood exactly what we imagined and made it possible.”

Adrian B, Mississauga (2011)

“We interviewed several potential landscapers and even rejected one after an initial design was completed, before finally choosing Hinkley/Associates. Our front and back-yard landscaping project was very complex and took two years to complete because of its’ intricate design features, which included a custom pool surrounded by multi-tiered fountains and waterfalls, decking, glass fences and extensive stone work and steps. Hinkley and Associates thrived under the challenge and found creative solutions to every potential problem. Throughout the project they were always focused on service and attention to detail. The result was stunning and the quality of the workmanship was of the highest calibre. Complete strangers take photos of our backyard as they walk by and everyone who has seen it has been unequivocally complimentary. Even now, 5 years later, we still have a continued relationship with Steve and his team.”

Cheers, Heather & Neil – Mississauga (2008– present)

“We love the job Hinkley/Associates did for us in 2006. Their expertise from start to finish was nothing short of remarkable, and we appreciated that. Due to the size of the project we anticipated going through a stressful time. I’m happy to say it was the least stressful renovation we have ever undertaken! We absolutely love the oasis that you created for us. Spring, summer, fall and winter- it looks fantastic! We get compliments on a regular basis. We really enjoyed working with you, the design team and the crew who made it all happen.”

George and Tina – Lorne Park, Mississauga (2005, 2006, 2010)

“Mike and the Hinkley crew took what was a sandy, blank construction site and transformed it into a lovely yard and garden. Mike’s design vision for the space ties in beautifully with the architecture of the house and pool. We were very happy with the friendliness and professionalism of the crew and warrantee issues were attended to promptly. We have and will continue to recommend Hinkley/Associates to friends.”

Kim S – Mississauga (2010)

“I was so happy with Hinkley/Associates; I’ve used them on 2 different homes! Right from the beginning, Steve was open to ideas and made many terrific suggestions on how the project could proceed. Any of my concerns were addressed promptly and I was more than happy with the results. The crews were impressive – thorough, courteous and approachable. Many of my neighbours mentioned they loved the end results. Fantastic jobs!”

Dave T – Mississauga (2004, 2012)

“It was apparent after meeting with Steve in 2012 that we would be dealing with a highly experienced designer. We had a ‘nothing yard’ and Steve and his team turned it into a yard that turns heads in our neighbourhood. We often receive compliments from neighbours about how beautiful it looks. His guys were so professional, friendly, respectful and approachable. We knew what we wanted and they gave us more than we could expect. We will gladly recommend Hinkley/Associates to anyone looking for a professional landscaper.”

Rick & Sharon – Waterdown (2012, 2015)

“Thanks to Hinkley/Associates for a great front and back yard design. The design captured great traditional materials and some modern touches – friends of ours are designer/decorators and graphic artists and they have raved about the design and how well it works with the space. We have recommended Hinkley/Associates to neighbors, relatives and friends, and all have been very satisfied. The crews were professional and courteous, the build was completed on time and within budget and their ongoing maintenance and service always meets our expectations.”

Gary & Vanessa – Oakville – 2009 to present

“We have been working with Steve Hinkley since we bought our second family home back in the early 90’s. Since then, Steve has designed and built gardens at all three of our homes. He listened closely to our ideas and was always willing to re-consider alternatives to make sure we had the garden of our dreams. Steve’s expertise was not only evident in the construction of the gardens, but also in dealing with multiple City ordinances and Conservation Authority issues that arose during the planning stages of our project. The scope of work was considerable and the end results are something that we are very proud of. We would have no problems using Steve and Hinkley/Associates again in the future and would not hesitate to refer his services to our friends and family, in fact we just did so last week!”

Steve & Petra – Mississauga (1992) and Oakville (1996, 2008, 2009)

“We wanted something that was transitional from season to season with very little maintenance but a lot of colour. We also wanted the design to match the design of our building. When Mike unrolled our front yard blue print, it had everything we wanted and more. The Hinkley/ Associates crew were fantastic. They arrived early, stayed late and worked hard. The crew were well mannered, neat and tidy. I felt good paying for their services knowing that they were working hard and the materials used were not readily available at a local building supply store. The final outcome of the design was stellar and beyond perfection. My neighbors were so impressed watching the work and viewing the result that they also chose Hinkley/Associates for their front yard landscape. The best part about it was that the neighbours’ yard looks completely different than ours!”

Barbara P – Mississauga – 2009

“We engaged Hinkley/Associates to design and construct a complete external property makeover in 2012, in conjunction with a separate building contractor who was working on extensions and renovations to the house. The scope of work was enormous. We worked closely with Mike Badovinac through the initial design and budgeting and found that he listened carefully and responded to our needs, providing alternative options if necessary. Both Mike and Steve Hinkley were involved through the extensive permitting process with the City of Mississauga and both were involved in different aspects of the work application on the ground. We found Hinkley/Associates to be extremely professional in their approach to all aspects of the contract, and they worked closely with us to ensure that the job was completed on budget and on schedule. The Hinkley work crews were a delight to have on the premises for the duration of the project. The site was always left in a clean and tidy manner at the end of each day and close attention was paid to health and safety issues on site.”

Terence & Svea  – Lorne Park – 2012, 2017

“Hinkley/Associates did interlocking walkways and patio as well as landscaping for our property. I was particularly impressed with the attention to detail from the design stage through to completion. Any minor deficiencies that came to light after the job was completed were quickly corrected. I would highly recommend Hinkley/Associates.”

Michael O – Mississauga (2010), (2012)

“We were just thrilled with the service provided by Hinkley/Associates. They really listened to us and spent a lot of time trying to find just the right match for our yard – both trees and stonework. The results exceeded our expectations—the front looks even more beautiful than we had envisioned. The work went very smoothly and was completed almost before we knew it—it didn’t seem to be a problem at all and there were no surprise costs either! Even when the work was complete, they kept checking in on us, and the plants – and when one bush did not make it they replaced it right away. I would recommend Hinkley in a heartbeat!”

Natasha B – Mississauga (2011)

“We were extremely pleased with our pool and landscaping when it was installed by Hinkley/Associates in 2007, and everything looks just as fabulous today. Every element of the project — design, materials selection, planning, installation, and follow-up service — was handled in a friendly and very professional manner. Friends comment on the elegant flow of the design and the integration of the pool with the landscaping, the house and the property. We couldn’t be happier!”

Paul and Diane, Mississauga – Erin Mills, (2009)

“Steve and his team have worked on three homes for me in the past nine years – one full property design and build project, one smaller design and build project, and renovating my current pool and landscaping. His work was a key selling feature for both homes I sold. Hinkley gave us excellent design, craftsmanship and attention to detail, with a practicality and sensitivity to budget when necessary. I know I can count on Steve to address issues promptly if they arise and to provide ongoing service. His crews are a pleasure to have on site and it is nice to see familiar faces from year to year. I look forward to continuing to work with them this spring.”

Christine – Oakville (2004, 2010, 2012, 2013, 2017)

“Frustrated when our original pool supplier was unable to deal with issues that arose from his installation, we called Steve Hinkley. We found him to have a can-do attitude. He and his crew were eager to solve the problems and repair them, not just put in time. We find his services to be professional; his crew experienced and reliable, appearing when booked. They are respectful of the surrounding garden area when they are here and clean up their work area. ”

Iris & Andrew – Oakville (2011, 2012)

“Our family had the great pleasure of having Hinkley/Associates transform our property front and back into a beautiful landscape. We are still extremely happy many years later. The plants are easy to maintain, the paving and stone work is still solid, and the gazebo that they built is still incredibly attractive and where we hang out every weekend in the summer. They even upgraded all our pool piping and mechanics!
We found the crew to always be very polite, pleasant and considerate. They did their best to minimize any mess and always cleaned up after the job was complete. Mike and Steve are very responsive to any questions or concerns. In future if I need any outdoor property work I will always use Hinkley. They are dependable, trustworthy and worth the expenditure.”

Margaret P. (2005, 2008, 2010)

“We are so thankful for the incredible garden that Hinkley/Associates created for us several years ago. We enjoyed every step of the process from our initial meetings, to the presentation of the design blue prints, and the incredible construction process. Hinkley/Associates transformed our yard into something above and beyond what we had imagined: a beautiful, peaceful, natural place for us to relax and enjoy! We appreciate your continued interest each year, with your additional design suggestions as our garden matures and transforms. Not a day goes by that we don’t stop and admire its beauty, no matter the season! ”

Janet and Paul, Erin Mills. (2003, 2010, 2012)

“We simply never used our backyard. We contacted Mike to fix the drainage and give us a seating area plus storage. We ended up with a beautiful and functional space that we now use daily.”

Teresa – Oakville (2009)

“Hinkley/Associates is, in our view, a first-class organization. It is a well-organized and well-coordinated team of landscape design and construction professionals. Our friends referred us to Hinkley/Associates when we were looking to make significant drainage improvements in our backyard. In the landscape design we wanted to include some enhancements to the appearance and livability of that space. What we consistently experienced and appreciated in our conversations with Mike and the crew members was patience, active listening, creativity and the willingness to help us make good project change decisions where required; plain discussion, positive interaction, no pressure. We are very pleased with the work done by Hinkley/Associates and have no reservation about recommending their service.”

Kelly and Sinc – Lorne Park (2012)

“First and foremost, the design was spectacular! I can’t begin to tell you how many neighbours and passersby would stop and comment on how beautiful the whole yard appeared! The job was handled in the most professional fashion I have experienced with any supplier I have used to date. The level of professionalism was second only to the timeliness of the work performed. Once the design was complete and agreed to, they provided timelines which were all met with great accuracy. The staff that came to the house were all exceptionally polite and left the work area clean & tidy which is far more than I have noticed from other suppliers. The speed at which they address issues is very impressive and I will add that all of the points above made the decision to go with Hinkley/Associates for the design and execution of my new home very easy. Again, thank you and great work!”

Michel – Oakville, (2009, 2010, 2011) Burlington, (2012)

“The Hinkley team did a great job exceeding our expectations. They worked with us on concepts and were very good at taking our vision to the concept phase then through to fruition. They were also considerate of our budget and staged the design based on our allowable expense, all while maintaining our goal of a front and back yard oasis.”

Michael B., Oakville (2009, 2015)

Our Pricing

Hinkley/Associates offers a full range of design, and construction services for your landscaping project. Prices vary depending on the scope of your proposal. Our galleries demonstrate a wide range of design options determined by the scope of your project.

Front Yard

The front of your house sets the tone for your home and reveals a lot about the people living inside. Some homes say “I’m working on a killer mortgage right now” while others say ”I love my home and I want it to look nice”. Which one are you?

Rear Yard

Your back yard is usually dedicated to activities for your family and friends. Design focus should be on satisfying weekend and evening activities as well. Comfortable seating, privacy and landcsape lighting are high on my list. Yours might include a swimming pool or a hot tub to sooth those aching muscles – make a list…

Estate Lot

Larger properties have the same design issues as their more-modest counterparts, only on a different scale. Estate properties offer more space and are usually designed to accommodate larger groups. As you might appreciate, overall construction costs increase with the scope of work.

Our Team

At the core of every successful company you will invariably find a group of individuals who approach their work with an elevated level of energy and passion. At hinkley/associates, we’re fortunate to have several such individuals who fit this description. It is their maturity and attention to detail that helps rank us among the best in our industry. Reap the rewards of our talent and experience!

  • Stephen Hinkley B.L.Arch Stephen Hinkley B.L.Arch PRESIDENT, Senior Project Manager
  • Mike Badovinac B.L.Arch Mike Badovinac B.L.Arch DESIGNER, Project Coordinator
  • Kelly Hinkley Kelly Hinkley Office Manager
  • Peter Stachowiak Peter Stachowiak Construction Supervisor – Pools and Landscape
  • Dan Mickalow Dan Mickalow Construction Supervisor – Pools and Landscape

  • Neil Kothari Neil Kothari Construction Supervisor – Pools and Landscape
  • Tom Simon Tom Simon Construction Supervisor - Carpentry Specialist

More is, well... more!

It's all in the details. Professional staff there to answer your needs and always deliver more.

Contact Details

1075 Lower Base Line East
Milton, Ontario
L9E 0S3

Main: 416.860.0800
Local: 905.876.0008
Fax: 905.876.0721

Hinkley Associates

Hinkley Associates is a professional Landscape Design and Construction Company whose work has consistently ranked our services among the very best. We concentrate our services in the cities of Mississauga, Oakville, Burlington, Milton, Georgetown and Etobicoke, but have many successful projects in outlying areas as well.

Our crews are knowledgeable and experienced and have been hand-picked for their professionalism and craftsmanship. Drop us a line, our first consultation visit is complimentary!

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