Seasoned landscape designer versed in project management, employee development and customer satisfaction. Twenty years experience in providing reliable, professional service and communication among personnel, clients and management teams.
Sales of high end landscape projects including swimming pools, pergolas and outdoor living spaces.
Proficient in reading blue prints, site plans and documents related to construction zoning, easement, pervious/impervious surfaces and related topics.
Dynascape CAD design software.
Skilled at coordinating multiple projects with a focus on detail, timelines and budgets.
Extensive knowledge of plant material, landscape construction materials and creative implementation of their use.
Owner/Operator01/1995 to CurrentAllegheny Gardens LandscapingCoopersburg, PA
Responsible for daily operations and management of a landscape contracting business.
Designed, sold and installed landscape jobs up to $80,000.
Developed and created advertising programs in newspapers, websites, flyers and social media.
Interviewed, hired and managed employees for professional landscape installations.
Kept all communications open with clients on schedules, budgets and project completion times.
Purchased, maintained and operated trucks, backhoes, skidsteers, small equipment and tools.
Landscape Designer02/2016 to 05/2017Blue Tree LandscapingSkippack, PA
Arranged initial meetings with prospective clients to evaluate their needs and listen to their wish lists for landscape projects.
Provided creative and professional designs for clients, estimated all material/labor costs and set pricing with upper management.
Returned to clients properties to present designs, explain costs and discuss scheduling.
Kept an open line of communication through the sales process to keep client informed and answer any questions.
Collaborated with peers on larger projects and provided input as a respected member of sales team.
Proficient in multi tasking design, sales and management skills on a daily basis.
Supervised project managers/foremen in more efficient methods of job completion such as material/job site logistics, truck loading and crew leadership.
Assistant Manager01/1993 to 12/1994Northern NurseriesWind Gap, Pa.
Provided support to Manager of a 7 acre horticultural wholesale distribution center.
Managed foremen and employees for overall yard appearance, irrigation and signage throughout the nursery.
Provided customer service through early order programs, product education and ensured a quality experience for repeat business.
Bachelor of Science: Agriculture Science HorticulturePennsylvania State UniversityState College, PAAgriculture Science/Horticulture