Get to know our Brisbane team

The team at Cityscapes Pools and Landscapes has over 50 years combined experience in the swimming pool and landscaping industry.

They have a unique approach, combining their industry knowledge and design experience to deliver one of a kind masterpieces and customer service to match. Their passion is swimming pools and landscape design.

Jules McLaughlin – Pool Builder

Qualified in Pool Building & Structural Landscapes, Jules McLaughlin has been in the swimming pool industry since he started as a building apprentice in 1990. Fast forward 30 years and Jules is now living his dream as the owner of Cityscapes Pools and Landscapes.

Jules McLaughlin is a hands-on builder who places great importance on building and maintaining strong relationships with his clients. Just show Jules a photo of any of the hundreds of swimming pools he has constructed around Brisbane and he could tell you when, where and who it was (trust us, we tested him!)

Jules prides himself on great communication with both clients and contractors. He excels in project management by making sure every step of the project has been considered so each trade can work to their best.

He is hard working, reliable, approachable and enjoys nothing more than being able to sit by a recently finished swimming pool and enjoy a cold beer!

Alison Ahlberg – Project Designer and Estimator (Diploma Horticulture)

Alison joined the Cityscapes Pool and Landscapes family in 2014 and leads the design and cost estimation area of the business. She began her career as a Landscape Designer and Horticulturist in 1999 before expanding her skills as an Estimator in 2011.

Her designs are flawless, eye catching and beautiful while remaining functional and practical for families all over Brisbane. In 2018 one of her designs was awarded Queensland’s Best Pool Project – yay go Alison!!

Alison has been using 3D rendering software for her designs for over 9 years. This means her clients can visualise her concepts before the construction stage begins.

One of the best qualities about Alison is her honesty. She will always endeavour to make sure her clients are fully informed and able to provide the best design possible for their budget.

Julia Khandoshko – Accounts and Administration

Bachelor of Professional Accountancy, Diploma of Business Management

Julia is the go-to for everything Cityscapes Pools and Landscapes. She is in charge of our accounts and administration but you’ll also find her answering the phone or helping out the sales team when needed.

If you choose us for your swimming pool build you are guaranteed you’ll speak with Julia at some point. She’s approachable, reliable, easy-going and an important part of our Cityscapes Team.

When she’s not balancing the books or running odd jobs for Jules, you may find her at home baking up a delicious cake (and if you’re lucky she may have brought one in to the office when you come to meet with us!).

Adam Close- Landscaper

Adam is your go to man for all things horticulture. He is known around here as the laid back, happy go lucky bloke but when he’s working gardens it’s all business.

Adam has a talent for creating beautiful gardens and landscapes. It would be hard to find a plant that Adam doesn’t know and you’d be amazed at the details he can tell you.

He is hard working and takes great pride in delivering his landscaping jobs to perfection.