The Property Solutions Team

Grant James:
Company Shareholder and General Manager.  When you call Property Solutions Grant will be your first contact. He coordinates and does the day to day work activities, the job quoting, Landscape & Irrigation design work.

Grant qualifications include:

 Certificate in Agricultural Engineering in Water Systems 

  1. National Certificate in Horticulture (advanced) Level 4 Landscape
  2. National Certificate in Horticulture (advanced) Level 4 Nursery Production
  3. A building construction passport for Sitesafe
Interests include:
  • Fun with family. Grant has 3 adult children and 3 girls under 5 years of age.
  • Reading books
  • 'Tinkering' on the computer
  • Gaining knowledge, dreaming about ideas and working on his 5 hectare property.


Alyson James:
Company Director, Administration and Marketing. 

Alyson has a Diploma in Horticultural Management - Dip Hort Mgmt.

Interests include:

  • Also fun with family. Alyson has 3 adult step children and 3 girls under 5 years of age.
  • Practicing Reiki. Healing people using energy.
  • Cooking
  • Mad about gardening
  • Love the idea of sustainable living, so find many ways to do that.
  • Reading books
  • and the list is huge, pity the time is not....


Don Schwass:

Landscape & Irrigation Technician.
Don has been working for Property Solutions for over a year. 
He has previous experience with 'Irrigation Systems' and working in the ‘Equipment Hire’ and ‘Hardwood Timber Sales’ industries.
Don has a building passport for sitesafe.
Interests include:
  • Family life with his lovely wife Christine and their five kids
  • Breeding and racing pigeons
  • Search and Rescue
  • Adventure Gear Hire

Don is amazed at the variety of work there is and the amount of tools and toys there are to play with!



Property Solutions was formed by Grant and Alyson James in 2002.

We saw a real need for a professional Horticultural service that residential and commercial clients can rely on to get the job done “on time, every time” and is backed up with the technical knowledge, that in this industry only comes with a few years experience.

We have had those years of experience. We both grew up in Horticultural businesses. Both our parents ran Garden Centres, Plant Nurseries and Landscaping businesses. Grant grew up in Hawera, Taranaki and Alyson in Renwick, Marlborough.
The practical experience and knowledge gained by growing up in a business is “invaluable”.
Grant has lived in Nelson now for 30 plus years and Alyson 22 years, so we are “just about locals” and have gained considerable knowledge of the climate, soil structures etc of the Nelson/Tasman area.
Alyson also has considerable knowledge of the Marlborough area having lived there for 18 years.

Alyson and Grant believe in the team approach to their business.
Each team member has a passion for different areas of the business, and compliment each other extremely well.
Clients are in very safe hands during the Property Solutions experience due to our depth of knowledge and the assurance that our team are working together to provide a solution for your property.

Also see the About Property Solutions Page to find out about our commitment to you our customer.

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