J&JJ Directors: sharing a wealth of property and business experience

Jonathan Saad, Director & General Foreman

Established in 2011, yet taking on the full benefit of Jonathan Saad’s many years of experience in landscape design and construction, J&JJ Developments is the amalgamation of Jonathan’s success in the building industry and his wife Ana’s success in business management and operations.

J&JJ began as a small start-up operating from their home and has grown to become a lucrative landscaping and construction business in Castle Hill’s business district.

Jonathan Saad is a second generation builder and property developer with qualifications in carpentry, horticulture, and landscape construction. He entered his family business in 1983 and has been dealing in and with property in some form, ever since.

Jonathan’s specialty is harnessing the value in underdeveloped property and creating tasteful, stylish homes equally suited to investors or residents. His unwavering attention to detail and commitment to quality creates a finished product he’s proud to stand behind, and his reputation in the industry is as a trusted builder and contractor.

Jon also has a natural flair for design, both interior and exterior, giving his finished properties a premium finish that’s often hard to find in the quickly churning property development market.

Jonathan’s high professional standards and success as a builder and property developer have earned him a loyal, blue chip clientele, in the private, public and not-for-profit sectors in both Sydney and Melbourne.

Ana Saad, General Manager

Ana Saad, is an award winning business developer and marketer who specialises in marketing and business operations.

Ana’s business savvy allows her to create a lean business, capable of consistently producing the highest quality workmanship and service, while also keeping prices low enough to provide excellent value to every customer.

A committed self-educator, Ana has been undertaking studies in a range of business related disciplines for nearly two decades, currently completing her MBA and her Financial Advisor qualification.

Ana aims to uphold J&JJ’s position as a high quality, yet affordable landscape construction firm in Sydney.

Mark Corry, Foreman/Project Manager

Mark’s extensive knowledge of all things horticultural are a central part of the skills he brings to his role of Foreman and Project Manager at J&JJ but it’s the added experience of project, contract and people management that set him apart as an exceptional operator.

Mark has a long list of qualifications that underpin his dedication as a specialist in his field. They include a swag of Horticulture certificates but also first aid, OH&S, project management, team management and fire safety, just to name a few. He is committed to continuous education, believing he can always improve his knowledge, methods and approach, for the added satisfaction of both his staff and his clients.

Mark undertook his first qualification in horticulture, spending several years working in lawn management for a number of clients, before upping the ante to a management role at Boystown spending 7 years working his way up to Enterprise manager, which put him in charge of a number of youth work projects ranging from lawn maintenance to graffiti removal.

Mark will bring his amazing horticultural and management skills to your project as foreman or project manager. His two decades of experience across a wide range of horticultural projects and challenges allow you to relax as he takes charge of your project, safe in the knowledge that you’re in the safest of hands.

Want Mark on your project? Call J&JJ on 1300 JJJ DEV and get the ball rolling.

Ray Trovato, Senior Foreman

Ray has over 40 years of experience working in construction. Ray’s extensive knowledge and finely honed skills in all areas of construction make him an extremely valuable member of the team at J&JJ. He’s one of our Senior Foreman, capable of taking on the largest of projects, managing them to the smallest of details.

In his 40+ years on the tools, Ray has completed multiple qualifications. He holds a NSW builders licence, a Certificate IV in building, he’s a qualified brickie, waterproofer and electrical tagger. He’s also qualified to operate a Manitou telescopic handler, a backhoe and a Bobcat. This makes him invaluable on site, able to take on or teach any task, although his true value these days lies in his ability to run a smooth project.

Ray began his apprenticeship in Gladstone (QLD) in 1975. He began working for himself in 1978 before joining his first major employer, TF Woollam and Sons where he worked for 15 years. He’s also worked for Cordukes, Thomas and Coffee and Summer & Staff.

Ray comes to J&JJ with extensive knowledge in residential building gathered over years working for big operators such as Masterton, Clarendon, Rawson, Tachi Bros and Allcastle Homes. Beyond home building he’s also had a great deal of exposure to larger commercial and industrial projects, these include Moranbah Civic Centre, ICI Plant Gladstone, Callide Power Station Biloela and Rockhampton Correctional Centre.

We are pleased and proud to have Ray working for us as Senior Foreman at J&JJ.  His wealth of skills in construction across such a range of projects mean he’s unflappable, organised and supremely capable of managing any project we can give him.

To get Ray working on your next project with J&JJ contact us now.

Paul Carlsson, Landscape Foreman

Paul Carlsson is an accomplished foreman with over 15 years’ experience in landscaping within Australia and the United Kingdom. A native of the UK, Paul brings a wealth of expertise and fresh perspectives to both simple and complicated projects.

Paul studied and trained extensively in the UK, gaining a foundation degree in Ecology and Conservation Management at the University of Lancashire as well as completing courses in garden design.

Paul’s love of the environment and Australia’s great outdoor have helped make him an integral part of the J&JJ team, instilling the importance of adhering to sustainable land practices. Paul’s love of landscaping and Australia, combined with his vast knowledge make him a valuable member of J&JJ. Paul can be trusted to deliver quality results, a contributing factor to J&JJ’s strive for excellence.

 Jesse Grosas, Junior Foreman

Jesse has built a reputation for developing novel landscaping designs and fostering relationships with clients and crew members alike, having worked in the industry for past 8 years on numerous and varied landscaping projects.

Jesse has a Certificate III in Horticulture-Landscape and is experienced in landscaping logistics. His skills set is constantly evolving, including an MR truck licence, skid steer and excavator operation.

Jesse’s passion for landscaping is a driving force in the continued success of J&JJ. His diverse skills, creativity and friendly nature make the J&JJ process seem effortless. No job is too big or too hard for Jesse.

To discuss your landscaping or renovation plans, please click here.