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Hollandia Nursery, Bethel, CT [posted 8/22/21]

Accounts Payable – Office Administrator

Hollandia Nurseries, a Premiere Nursery, Grower and vendor of plants and nursery stock material of 57 years is looking for a highly motivated, enthusiastic person as Accounts Payables/Office Administrator in Bethel in Fairfield County Connecticut.  This is an exciting opportunity for someone capable of handling multiple projects, great with numbers, is a self starter with strong organizational and communication skills.  We are seeking Full Time employee to join our team to organize office details and responsibilities.

 Primary Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for Accounts Payable in QuickBooks
  • Payroll Management
  • Provide administrative support to the company’s Owners and Managers
  • Prepare general correspondence, memos, etc.
  • Role will present the opportunity to learn new systems and responsibilities
  • Likely to be called upon to assist with special projects, assume responsibility for the development and administration of these projects

Requirements

  • Proficient Quick Books, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Office
  • Ability to create base level formula’s and manipulate data within Excel
  • Bank Reconciliations and strong knowledge of bank account management.
  • Customer Service & Telephone Experience/Skills
  • Strong organizational, verbal, written and time management Skills required.
  • Power Point proficiency a plus

Compensation and Benefits:

Compensation for this role is dependent on experience.

Health Benefits available

Growth opportunities are a part of our business model, we actively promote from within and offer numerous opportunities for employees to build their skills in leadership, communication, compliance, inventory management, and much more.

Send resumes to:  Hollandia Nurseries, 103 Old Hawleyville Road, Bethel CT 06801; 203-743-0267; hollandianursery@sbcglobal.net

ASSISTANT Head Grower – Annuals & Perennials

Hollandia Nurseries, a Premiere Nursery, Grower and vendor of plants and nursery stock material of 57 years is looking for a highly motivated, enthusiastic person as Assistant Head Grower in Bethel in Fairfield County Connecticut. This is an exciting opportunity for someone capable of handling all aspects of propagation, insect control, container design & employee management with an emphasis on Annual and Perennial plant material.

Job Duties INCLUDE:

As an Assistant Head Grower, you will be responsible for transplanting, maintenance and managing the environment for healthy growing plants.

  • Assisting with ordering of plugs in pre-season
  • Ensuring all Plants are planted flowering at their appropriate times
  • Ensuring plants are well maintained both with feeding and watering
  • Managing general staff in the growing department
  • Assisting with IPM program for all plants

Growth opportunities are a part of our business model, we actively promote from within and offer numerous opportunities for employees to build their skills in leadership, communication, compliance, inventory management, and much more.

Qualifications:

  • A passion for farming and love for plants
  • English speaking a must –  Spanish speaking a plus
  • Meticulous and high level of attention to detail
  • Communicates well with the team
  • Able to adapt quickly to fast growth and change in processes
  • Able to multitask & problem solve
  • Follow through attitude to find resolutions
  • Works well independently and collaboratively
  • The ability to motivate a successful team through encouragement and coaching

Assistant Landscape Designer

Hollandia Nurseries, a Premiere Nursery, Grower and vendor of plants and nursery stock material of 57 years is looking for a highly motivated, enthusiastic person as Assistant Landscape Designer in Bethel in Fairfield County Connecticut. This is an exciting opportunity for someone to shadow the Landscape Designer with drawings, client presentations & landscape installation.

Job Duties INCLUDE:

As an Assistant Head Grower, you will be responsible for transplanting, maintenance and managing the environment for healthy growing plants. 

  • Assisting with ordering of plugs in pre-season
  • Ensuring all Plants are planted flowering at their appropriate times
  • Ensuring plants are well maintained both with feeding and watering
  • Managing general staff in the growing department
  • Assisting with IPM program for all plants

Growth opportunities are a part of our business model, we actively promote from within and offer numerous opportunities for employees to build their skills in leadership, communication, compliance, inventory management, and much more.

Qualifications:

  • A passion for farming and love for plants
  • English speaking a must
  • Meticulous and high level of attention to detail
  • Communicates well with the team
  • Able to adapt quickly to fast growth and change in processes
  • Able to multitask & problem solve
  • Follow through attitude to find resolutions
  • Works well independently and collaboratively
  • The ability to motivate a successful team through encouragement and coaching

Send resumes to:  Hollandia Nurseries, 103 Old Hawleyville Road, Bethel CT 06801; 203-743-0267; hollandianursery@sbcglobal.net

GARDEN CENTER ~ GIFT SHOP MANAGER

Hollandia Nurseries, a Premiere Nursery and Grower and vendor of plants and nursery stock of 57 years is seeking an experienced, motivated and energetic, Garden Center Manager in Bethel, Fairfield County ConnecticutCandidate will work in a fast paced retail environment with people and plants. Great position for someone who loves plants, people and outdoor.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • CUSTOMER SERVICE/ SALES
  • Management of cashiers & loaders for schedule and daily tasks
  • Create retail displays and garden designs
  • Holiday Décor and Seasonal Displays

Requirements:

  • 3+ years of Nursery /Garden Center experience
  • Retail Management experience
  • Horticulture Experience- knowledge of trees, plants and shrubs
  • Strong interpersonal communication skills

Send resumes to:  Hollandia Nurseries, 103 Old Hawleyville Road, Bethel CT 06801; 203-743-0267; hollandianursery@sbcglobal.net

Head Grower – Annuals & Perennials

Hollandia Nurseries, a Premiere Nursery, Grower and vendor of plants and nursery stock material of 57 years is looking for a highly motivated, enthusiastic person as Head Grower in Bethel in Fairfield County Connecticut. This is an exciting opportunity for someone capable of handling all aspects of propagation, insect control, container design & employee management with an emphasis on Annual and Perennial plant material.

Who you are:

An enthusiastic plant technician, that thrives in a role with hard work, dedication and passion for all plants. You take pride in your leadership and communication skills and love a challenge.

About the role:

As a Head Grower, you will be responsible for transplanting, maintenance and managing the environment for healthy growing plants, Retail sales, retail customer dialogue, plant care issues.

Other job duties include:

  • Assisting with ordering of plugs pre-season
  • Ensuring all Plants are planted flowering at their appropriate times
  • Ensuring plants are well maintained both with feeding and watering
  • Managing Assistant Growers and general staff in the growing department
  • Overseeing the IPM program for all plants
  • Customer Service

Compensation and Benefits:

Compensation for this role is dependent on experience.

Health Benefits available

Growth opportunities are a part of our business model, we actively promote from within and offer numerous opportunities for employees to build their skills in leadership, communication, compliance, inventory management, and much more.

Qualifications:

  • At least FIVE years of experience & knowledge of Annual & Perennials
  • Knowledge of plant names and growing habits
  • A dedication to perfection, and desire to constantly improve
  • A passion for farming and love for plants
  • English speaking a must, Spanish speaking a plus
  • Meticulous and high level of attention to detail
  • Communicates well with the team
  • Able to adapt quickly to fast growth and change in processes
  • Able to multitask & problem solve
  • Follow through attitude to find resolutions
  • Works well independently and collaboratively
  • The ability to motivate a successful team through encouragement and coaching

Send resumes to:  Hollandia Nurseries, 103 Old Hawleyville Road, Bethel CT 06801; 203-743-0267; hollandianursery@sbcglobal.net

Yardman – Maintenance

Hollandia Nurseries, a Premiere Nursery, Grower and vendor of plants and nursery stock material of 57 years is looking for a talented, strong, hard working individual as a General Yardman in Bethel in Fairfield County Connecticut.  Great opportunity for anyone who can work well with others, take direction and capable of working on their own while completing general maintenance tasks. We are seeking Full Time employee to join our team to assist in the Nursery and assist with various projects, plant care and general maintenance on the properties.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Loading and Un-loading of plant Material
  • General Maintenance on property
  • Driving is required between stores and to job sites
  • Assisting Maintenance Leader with tasks and projects

Requirements

  • Valid Social Security number
  • Valid Driver’s License
  • Ability to work well with others with strong communication skills
  • Ability to lift and move 50lbs
  • Able 40+ hours of work per week

Send resumes to:  Hollandia Nurseries, 103 Old Hawleyville Road, Bethel CT 06801; 203-743-0267; hollandianursery@sbcglobal.net 


McLoughlin Landscapes, Stamford, CT [posted 8/22/21]

Landscape Laborer

McLoughlin Landscapes, a high end residential and commercial landscaping company seeks an experienced, hard working and motivated laborer to join its workforce based in Stamford.

Applicants must be:

  • Experienced in operating power equipment such as mowers and edgers, chain saws, electric clippers, sod cutters and pruning saws
  • English speaking
  • Passionate about working outdoors
  • A drivers license is required.

Plowing experience is a plus. Compensation is based on experience.

Qualified applicants, please email jimmcland@gmail.com


Christensen Landscape Services, Northford, CT (Posted 7/7/21)

Landscape Horticultural Crew Leader

Job Description
Award-winning family owned design build residential landscape construction and maintenance company is seeking an experienced Horticultural Crew Leader with gardening and leadership expertise to join our outstanding Maintenance Division.

As one of our Horticultural Crew Leaders you will have an incredible opportunity to manage your crew of horticulturists and garden on some of the most beautiful and prestigious landscapes in the New Haven County area. We specialize in organic lawn and landscape care. We are a NOFA certified Organic Landcare business.

Responsibilities:

Gardening

  • Installation and maintenance of woody, perennial, and annual plant material, including deadheading, cutbacks, dividing, fertilizing, etc.
  • Hand pruning of shrubs and small trees.
  • Container and annual bed design and planting.
  • Outdoor holiday decorating.
  • General landscaping and groundskeeping.

Communication & Collaboration

  • Facilitate the flow of information between the field and account managers.
  • Ensure account managers are always fully apprised of activities on their properties.
  • Maintain communication with clients while on their property .

Planning

  • Ensure your crew is prepared for your daily tasks: equipment & tools, plant material, etc.

Employee Management

  • Serve as the direct supervisor to your team of horticulturists, training and coaching them to execute to our horticultural standards.
  • Provide feedback to maintenance team leadership regarding individual crew performance during review periods.

Job Requirements

  • Education, training, experience:

Competencies:

  • Passion for gardening.
  • High level of integrity and commitment to excellence.
  • Great organizational skills, detail orientation, and ability to manage time.
  • Ability to work collaboratively with team.
  • Coaching and leadership skills.
  • Commitment to impeccable customer service.

Experience:

  • Prefer Bachelors degree in a landscape/horticultural field or equivalent experience.
  • 1-3 years experience estate gardening.
  • Supervisory experience.

General Requirements:

  • Valid  CT driver’s license with a clean driving record.
  • Ability to work in various weather conditions.
  • Good physical condition.

Benefits:

  • Health Insurance
  • Paid Vacation, Holiday and Sick Days
  • Holiday Bonus

Please contact Kim at 203-484-0424 or email kim@christensenlandscape.com


Gardens at Cheshire, located in Cheshire, CT (Posted 6/23/21)

Horticultural Specialist

Job Description :  Seeking a full-time, year-round horticultural specialist with previous greenhouse operations experience, to help maintain a large ornamental collection of tropical and rare plants.  Degree in horticulture desired but not required.   Previous experience relating to conservatory gardening, plant nutrition, pest management, greenhouse irrigation systems, and equipment.  Ability to drive a box truck and knowledge of electrical, plumbing, and carpentry a huge plus and willingness to perform related manual duties throughout the greenhouse as required.

Please send resume and a brief summary of your experience to marilyn@gardensatcheshire.com


Business Opportunity – FOR SALE

Block Island, RI

  • LANDSCAPE DESIGN – INSTALLATION- MAINTENANCE BUSINESS
  • PROFITABLE HIGH-END LANDSCAPE WORK
  • SERVING BLOCK ISLAND FOR 30 YEARS
  • LOYAL CUSTOMER BASE
  • FULL LINE OF EQUIPMENT & INVENTORY
  • AVAILABLE FOR 2021 SEASON

FOR DETAILS CONTACT: DVL Landscape, Ltd. 401-741-4987


After 48 years of service in Connecticut’s green industry and with CNLA, Carolyn & Francis Storrs are retiring. They are selling the property of their company, Distinctive Landscaping. A description of the property, provided by Carolyn Storrs, is below.

FOR SALE:

12 Commerce Drive
Columbia, CT 06237

Located in an industrial park on a cul de sac. 3.48 acre lot with a 3440 sqft two story Morton building on a concrete slab with a large garage with 2 overhead doors. 2 small greenhouses, soil and mulch bins, salt storage. Paved parking area. Downstairs and upstairs offices. Close to UConn, ECSU, and major highways.

Diesel and gas pumps. Building has security system, 1.5 bathrooms. Large outdoor areas for trucks and equipment. Underground utilities, large septic system. Can apply for another 100ft of building. All shelving will stay. Building and land $330,000. If interested, call Butch or Carolyn Storrs at 860-228-8254 or 860-933-4216. Business for sale as additional price.



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