International Contractor and Development Partner for Golf Courses and Resort

Greenmakers by Nelson&Vecchio was created with the objective of being the most trusted international golf course and landscaping contracting and development company working throughout Europe and the Mediterranean countries. From our roots in various parts of Europe rises our approach to doing business. It means we are not based in a single location but truly aim to be local in all markets where we operate. To this end, we are carefully selecting our partners and key suppliers based on their presence in our customers’ markets and the capabilities of their local service organizations. We are also working as an international, multi-lingual team of qualified construction personnel to successfully lead our projects from start to finish regardless of the market.

 

We think it is our duty is to learn about and understand the local ways and evaluate the local environment, availability of the key resources and determine how they can be most efficiently used to assist with the completion of the project and then integrating these resources into a fluid, agile work program, which meets the project objectives. In any case, we are also always prepared and ready to provide any size of project with internal GREENMAKERS’ resources.

 

The Company is headquartered in Ayrshire, Scotland with a further offices in Sicily, Italy and from spring 2012 a new one in Gdansk, Poland. The positioning of the offices gives us the ability to serve our clients needs whether it`s Europe, Africa or the Middle East. Our promise to clients is 24hr technical support.

 

David Nelson

David Nelson, Managing Director

 

David has worked in the development of Golf Courses and Sports fields for over 18 years bringing the specific know how and knowledge in bringing projects from conception to completion

 

David served his apprenticeship at Brunston Castle in Ayrshire Scotland where he served as an assistant Greenkeeper for the construction and maintenance of the golf course, during this time he studied Sports Turf management gaining a HNC. David worked progressively through the Industry working with many of the finest UK construction companies before landing the role of Design Superintendent for Robert Trent Jones II LLC where he overseen the development and construction of their courses in Europe.

David took up the position of Managing Director at Greenmakers by Nelson&Vecchio at the beginning of 2011.

 

 

 

 

Gaetano Vecchio

Gaetano Vecchio, Director

 

Gaetano is the General Manager of Cosedil S.p. A. a construction company, in Santa Venerina, Catania and of other societies, joining Cosedil Group. Prior to joining Cosedil he worked for Impregilo S.p.A., an Italian-based construction and civil engineering business company headquartered in Milan.

 

Esteemed businessman, both in Italy than abroad, he has given strong impulse to the construction domain in Sicily.

He graduated in Economics in 1999, in Catania, after attending Birmingham University for a period.

 

A golf player as well as marathoner, he believes that sport is useful to impose order on chaos and to feed the brain.

 

 

 

Kai Hulkkonen

Kai Hulkkonen, Business Development Manager

 

Kai joined the Greenmakers team as a business development manager in 2011 and is responsible for the advisory business and our Northern and Eastern European clients.

 

A golf architecture enthusiast for all his adult life, Kai entered golf business in 2005 by founding Sand Valley Golf & Country Club in Poland. Having run the project for seven years through land acquisition, design, permitting and construction until the second year of operations, Kai brings with him the experience of having faced nearly all imaginable challenges any new golf resort project may be faced with. Prior to the career in golf, Kai attended London Guildhall University for four years to 2003, followed by a stretch of project management and business development assignments with Danfoss A/S.

 

 

 

 

 

 

THE RESOURCES

 

We rely on our complete technical office, able to resolve any issue which may arise during a construction process. Whether the problem is structural, electrical, hydraulic, soil compaction or stabilization, our engineers will provide the best solution for the project.

 

A very competent on site team of our own work force, specialized in each "system" of a construction project. The daily presence of qualified construction managers and superintendents ensures fast and smooth access to experience and the skills of our entire group.

 

We can also count on our pool of machinery and equipment of more than 100 latest generation vehicles, from small telescopic lifters to large excavators. We always employ the adequate machine for the specific type of work and the result is speed and accuracy in every phase