D&S Maintenance Services,

P.O. Box 1316, Macquarie Centre,

North Ryde 2113

Sam Russo: 0417 698 433

Dianne Barter: 0407 460 010

Fax: (02) 9876 8967


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Stephen Leahy

Chief Executive Officer

Westpac Life Saver Rescue Helicopter

“Sam Russo & Dianne Barter from D&S Maintenance Services Pty Ltd have been maintaining the external grounds of the Westpac Life Saver Helicopter Rescue Service, at our Cape Banks, La Perouse base for a period of six years.

We engage them on a monthly basis or when required for special events.   D&S maintains the site carrying out lawn maintenance/spraying of weeds on a rotating schedule. The company had also carried out the excavation for the gas, water, and Telstra lines prior to the building being open and the start of maintenance.

During the period that we have used the services of D&S, we have found them to perform tasks extremely competently.  Nothing is too much trouble for them; if they see an issue that needs addressing they consult with us and advise us of the correct method of action to take.   Due to the dedication that Sam & Dianne have, the property is immaculate and always looks presentable.

We feel that we are in good hands.   Sam & Dianne display a friendly disposition and they are professional in their work practices. D&S have always carried out works in a safe manner when carrying out their duties while on site.”

Yvonne Bolzan

Logistics Manager

Douglas Hanly Moir Pathology

“Douglass Hanly Moir Pathology has been using the services of D & S Maintenance Services P/L for our car park cleaning since we moved into our new building with 3 floors of underground parking, four years ago.

Because we are a 24 hour operation, D & S are required to do the cleaning on weekends when staff levels are not at full capacity and the car park is relatively empty. They do so without supervision and we have entrusted them to switch our exhaust system on/off as required, again without supervision.

I have no hesitation in recommending them as we have found their honesty and integrity beyond reproach and they perform their duties to a very high standard.”

Gareth Craig

Licensed Strata Manager

Dynamic Property Services

“D & S Maintenance Services have been engaged since 2002 to undertake caretaking, cleaning and gardening duties at Marsfield Gardens,  Culloden Road, Marsfield.

This is a residential strata scheme with 131 Units, a pool and gym complex, tennis court, basketball court, children’s play area and substantial gardens.

I have always found the quality of the service provided by D & S Maintenance Services to be excellent and have received numerous positive comments from owners.

I have no hesitation in recommending  D & S Maintenance Services to undertake cleaning, gardening or caretaking  services.”

Zoe Richard

ASC Secretary


“Sam  Russo  and  Dianne  Barter  from  D  &  S  Maintenance  Services  have  been performing an exterior maintenance service for the Agricultural Societies Council in Hunters Hill from July 2008. We engage them on a fortnightly basis to mow the lawn, maintain the landscaped garden beds that they designed, spray weeds, wash down the car parking area, and remove any graffiti and rubbish.

In the time that D & S Maintenance Services has been working for us, we have found them to perform these task very competently. Nothing is too much trouble for them, and if they see a problem, they consult with us and advise us of the correct method of action. Our property always looks presentable and this is due to the dedication that Sam and Dianne have for their work. We feel we are in good hands. Sam and Dianne always display a friendly disposition, and they are very professional in their practices, adhering to correct occupational health and safety requirements.

The Agricultural Societies Council has no hesitation in recommending the services of

D & S Maintenance under the ownership of Sam Russo and Dianne Barter.”

Chris Ramsey

Admin Manager

Harvey Norman & Domayne North Ryde

“This is to confim that D&S Maintenance Services are our gardeners for Harvey Norman and Domayne North Ryde.

We have extensive grounds both at the front and back of the store and these are kept in good condition by Sam Russo and Dianne Barter of D&S Maintenance Services.

We are happy to recommend them.”

Ron Glew


Balmain Shores Community Association

“I have known Di and Sam Russo both professionally and socially for a period in excess of twelve years and I have had adequate opportunity to be able to give an honest and objective appraisal of their capabilities and work ethics.

My first contact with them was at Balmain Cove when the development was handed over to the Owners Corporation, once again as the first Chairperson of that Community Association, a position I held for seven years.

Sam and Di carried out both gardening maintenance and enhancement and also common property and Strata cleaning.

The "Cove" was one of the best kept complexes within the Sydney area during their tenure there, a period of about five years, and was considered to be a jewel within the Leichhardt Council local Government area.

Unfortunately, Sam and Di decided to move on to other pursuits and the grounds have gradually eroded into a less than suitable presentation.

My family and I have since resided in Balmain Cove for around three years and I was elected Chair of that CA shortly after our move.

At the present time, Sam and Di are called in for complex issues that arise within the CA areas of responsibility and for horticulture advice as the need arises.

The "Shores" will be calling for tenders in the very near future and discussions are currently being held between the "Cove" and the "Shores" to call for a joint tender with a view to bring back Sam and Di to rectify the neglect that other 'expert' Companies have inflicted upon the complexes since their departure.”

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