Founded in 1977 by pioneering brothers Dean and Mark Anderson. The Normark name originates from the merging of Dean’s middle name, Norman, and Mark’ maiden name. Normark started out as a garden maintenance and tree service business.

Mark controlled the sites and was a mentor for many employees who worked with him. He was known for a can do attitude like no other and a natural ability to pick up new skills unfairly too easily.

Dean controlled the office and built strong systems to facilitate Normark’s early growth. He was known for his dogged determination and a natural ability to sell wood to a forest.

With their complementing skills, the pioneering brothers built the foundations of an industry icon and have successfully completed the transition to the next generation.


Today Normark is owned and managed by it’s three directors – Danny Ferns, James Anderson and Blake Anderson.

Danny has played the all important role of conduit between the transition of generations and managing the colourful dynamics of a passionate landscaping family. Today he manages the overall operations and puts his best foot forward trying to keep the reins on the two boys.

James was born in a bobcat, destined for landscaping. He is a hands on tradesman and is the driving force behind the ongoing growth of our commercial team since the early 2000s.

Blake oversees the residential team, establishing strong relationships with some of the industry’s most respected design practices.

Normark Journey

Founded in 1977 by pioneering brothers Dean and Mark Anderson.
First full time employee, Robert Eadie.
First major equipment purchase - skid steer loader.
Reach 5 employees.
Normark wins Landscape of the Year for Bellevue estate. Present Managing Director, Danny joins as a 16 yo landscape construction apprentice.
Established commercial construction team. Reach 10 employees.
Dean's son and current Managing Director of the commercial team, James Anderson joins as a first year landscape construction apprentice.
Mark retires after 27 years of dedication and service.
Dean's son and current managing director of the residential team, Blake Anderson joins as a first year landscape construction apprentice.
Reach 25 employees.
Win FBA national award for second generation family business category.
Dean retires after 35 years of service and leaves the business with his two sons James and Blake and long time employee, General Manager, Danny Ferns.
Reach 50 employees and established concrete pool construction team and establish civil construction team.
Winner landscape construction under 75k.
Winner landscape construction under 75k and landscape design under 100sm.
Winner landscape construction under 75k and reach 75 employees.
87 full time employees across the various teams.