Our names are Dustin and Lisa McCreery, we came to Chatfield’s in 2001. We were mentored by Lisa’s parents, Dennis and Jos Chatfield. This gave us a broad range of experiences in all facets of propagating seedlings, engineering and running a successful business.
We purchased Chatfield’s in October 2008 and proudly continue the Chatfield name and family business. We have expanded to a 3 million capacity tree nursery and engineering department, employing 12+ staff, mostly locals!!!
We pride ourselves on the quality of service and products provided for each individual customer.
We work together with all of the Chatfield’s team members to ensure all aspects of our business will exceed your expectation.
Meet the team
If you are in business you know that the hardest thing to find is a good staff.
Well, we have clearly the best staff anyone could ask for. You could not find a group of diverse people that all get along so well, are so passionate about everything they do, willing to help in any way possible to better our business, have such pride in our service and product and are so protective of Chatfield’s reputation and ability to provide for each and every customer.
We cannot speak highly enough of them. And truly believe that they are not just employees but a sacred part of our family.
We feel very lucky to have these wonderful people to work with……
Chatfield’s employ up to 12 staff in the nursery per day. We used to be seasonal but due to expanding some of our lines, it is turning into most of the year!
We do –
- Cuttings from August – December
- Seeding from October – January
- Thinning from January – March
- Grading from April – June
- Packing orders from May – August!
We currently have 5 supervisors who work together to run the day to day of the nursery and teach new staff and ensure the quality of our products.
For the last few years we have employed mostly local staff from Tammin, Cunderdin, Kellerberrin, and even Dowerin! And a few seasonal staff that come while partners are assisting farmers with seeding or harvest. We also employ backpackers and have accommodation on site so it feels like we travel the world without even leaving home.
We have an amazing team!!! You have to be hard working, willing to follow instructions (as it is on the job training) and be able to get along with everyone! Contact us if you feel you could be part of our team.