The Team

Dermot Kerins

Managing Director

Dermot Kerins, Dermot grew up in a plant nursery in Kenmare on the south west coast of ireland, the plants and garden of this area are strongly influenced by the mild gulf stream, Dermot studied horticulture in the Uk and Holland, it would be fair to say that plants and gardens are in his DNA, Dermot is at the heart of Outlook Gardens and founded the company in 2013. In this time, he has project managed and built outstanding award winning gardens throughout Ireland, the UK and Europe, including two medal winning gardens at the Chelsea Flower Show (Gold and Silver-Gilt). His passion for his work is realised in the many gardens he has built throughout the world. Dermot has also collaborated with many internationally recognised Garden Designers such as Diarmuid Gavins and Bernard Hickey. He is also proud to have been involved in the charity garden builds for the Simon Community and for children in the townships of South Africa. When he is not busy creating people’s dream gardens or doing charity work, you might find him back in his home County Kerry, Ireland where he loves, with his family & friends or playing golf.

Sean Cunningham

Senior Project Manager

Sean has over 30 experience in garden build and construction. He has worked on a broad range of projects from movie sets to steeply terraced major garden construction in the French Riviera and house construction in the USA. Sean has built several award winning garden, including several at Chelsea Garden show. With an eye for good design, Sean’s strongest point is his determination to finish the job to the highest standard attainable and his attention to detail is obvious in his work. Sean is our senior project manager across the UK and Ireland. He brings many years’ experience in construction and has built many award winning gardens across the globe over the last 25 years. Sean even worked for the BBC on Home Front & Planet Patio for 10 years.

Matthew Pullen

Site Foreman, UK

Matt joined Outlook Gardens in 2016 and brings over 10 years’ experience in Landscape Construction. He holds qualifications in Landscape Construction, Design, Machinery Operation and Soil Science. Matt is our Site Foreman in the UK and his been instrumental in many projects we have created around the UK. Matt, is also our sports star, he loves nothing more than to be outside; working, pursuing his sporting passions or playing with his kids.

Mark Irvine

Machine operator and tradesman

Mark has been with Outlook Gardens since 2014 and has gained a lot of experience in Landscape Construction on our projects in Ireland, France and the UK. He is happiest driving machines and holds a multitude of licences in this area. Before he started his career with Outlook Gardens, Mark trained as a professional golfer, that’s what gives him his amazing accuracy driving an excavator!

Gervacio Dumag

Maintenance Foreman, Ireland

Gervacio has been with Outlook Gardens since 2017. He has over 5 years’ experience in the landscaping sector and over 10 years in retail. Gervacio studied Horticulture in Belvedere House and Gardens, Co Westmeath and began his work experience with Outlook Gardens shortly after. He fell in love with the job and has never looked back. He loves a good movie and spending time with his kids.

Gerry McDonald

Site Foreman, Ireland

Gerry joined Outlook Gardens in 2016 with over 20 years senior management experience in the retail & sales industries but enjoyed landscaping and landscape design for many years. He changed career in 2015 and went back to college to study horticulture. In 2016, Gerry designed and built a show garden for RTE "Show Garden" programme as part of the lead up to Bloom in the park. He is currently studying Garden Design with the Garden Design Academy. Gerry loves nothing better than getting involved in every aspect of each garden build or project from initial design stage right through to fruition. When not working, Gerry loves to get into the kitchen to cook.

Ivan (Vania) Panciuc

Site Foreman

Vania has been working with Outlook Gardens since 2014 on our projects in Ireland, the UK and France. He is highly specialised in all aspects of hard and soft landscaping and has a built up wealth of experience and knowledge from his work with various professional landscape companies across Ireland, Russia, France and the UK over the past 19 years. His passion is to create wonderful gardens utilising his expertise in stone work and planting.

Mark Foley

Sales & Business Development

Mark joined Outlook Gardens in 2019 as our sales and business development manager, all the way from Vietnam! Prior to this he was working as a business development professional in Canada. Although he has worked and lived all around the world, he is now settled back in his home territory, County Kerry, Ireland.

Mark brings a wealth of experience and knowledge in horticulture,  design & landscaping to Outlook Gardens, from his own business Castlemaine Garden Centre & Landscaping in Kerry; which he operated until 2013. Mark is passionate about building relationships with likeminded professionals in the industry who also want to provide a high quality service to residential customers, whilst making their vision a reality. When he is not busy doing this, you might find him up a hiking up mountain, practicing yoga or telling a joke to anyone that will laugh!

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