Kevin Mulkern is a former student of Dr. Horace Clay and has been a landscape contractor since 1975. Kevin is the past president of the Hawaii Landscape & Irrigation Contractor’s Assoc. and the Professional Grounds Management Society – Hawaii Branch. He occasionally teaches classes through Lyon Arboretum, ASLA’s residential design class and The Hawaii Farm Bureau’s annual Farm Fair.
Susan Mulkern is the head of administration and management. She is a UCLA graduate with a BA in English and completed landscape designer courses at Lifetime Career Schools. A past president of the Hawaii Guild of Professional Gardeners, she handles the initial consultations and is always behind the scenes supporting Kevin with trade groups and community organizations.
Kevin is regularly asked to speak on topics such as design, irrigation, pest control, outdoor lighting and pruning. He occasionally provides plants for displays, silent auctions and tours at his nursery; Hawaii Farm Bureau, Outdoor Circle, Garden Club of Honolulu, Scenic Hawaii, Lyon Arboretum, University of Hawaii, Foster Garden, Hoomaluhia, Hawaii Job Corps.
- Past president Hawaii Guild of Professional Gardeners (HGPG)
- Judd Park Renovation, Ala Wai Beautification
- Instituted reciprocal membership agreements with all green industry organizations
- Incorporated HGPG into national organization and a chapter of LICH
- Member of Hawaii Assoc. of Nurserymen (HAN)
- Organized 1st ALCA certification program in Hawaii on interior plants
- Past president Hawaii Landscape & Irrigation Contractors Assoc. (HLICA)
- Hawaii Farm Fair displays at McKinley High School
- Judge, Parade of Homes, landscape awards for 4 islands
- Worked on landscape industry standards & specifications
- Worked on adapting California Landscape Association’s contract form for HLICA member use
- Member of Landscape Industry Council of Hawaii (LICH)
- One of two representatives to review California Landscape Contractors certification program
- Now Hawaii’s Certified Landscape Technician program (CLT).
- Waimanalo Agricultural Assoc.
- Coordinator for Waimanalo plants sales and nursery open houses
- Aloha Arborists Assoc.
- One of the original groups of arborists to pass the national ISA certification test
- American Society of Landscape Architects – Hawaii Chapter
- Testified on invasive plants
- Irrigation Association (IA)
- Introduced advanced irrigation workshops on Oahu including design, electrical, auditing & drainage; seminars became annual events held on 4 islands, now part of the CLT program.