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Winterberry Gardens & Landscaping, Southington, CT (Posted 4/22/21)

LANDSCAPE FOREMAN

Description
The Landscape Foreman role involves supervising and completing landscape projects in the field. The Foreman is responsible for overall site safety, quality and craftsmanship of the work and project completion in accordance with the project plan, timeline and budget.

Job Duties
Lead a small landscape crew as a hands-on, working foreman Fully understand the project plan before fieldwork begins Physical work; including site preparation, plantings (all plant types – from large trees to small annuals), mulch and topsoil application, loading and unloading materials and tools and hauling equipment Able to drive a truck and trailer and operate landscaping equipment, machinery and tools Complete daily job reports and timesheets Troubleshoot problems and issues in coordination with designers and managers as needed Address client questions and concerns while onsite Maintain a clean and organized work environment on and off campus; including vehicles, trailer and equipment. Perform daily equipment and vehicle inspections.

Focus on attention to detail when completing projects

Requirements
Valid driver license and current Driver Medical Card OSHA 10 Certification (within 90 days of assuming position) Available to work 40+ hours per week during busy season and possibly on weekends when needed Able to work in fast-paced, action-oriented environment in all elements Able to lift 60+ lbs

Preferred Qualifications
Experience leading and working on a landscaping crew Snow removal experience Knowledge of plants including trees, shrubs, perennials, annuals and tropicals.

LANDSCAPING CREW TEAM MEMBER

Description
The Landscaping Crew Member role involves performing a variety of tasks to complete landscape projects in the field with a small crew.

Job Duties
Assist in site preparation, plantings (all plant types – from large trees to small annuals), mulch and topsoil application, loading and unloading materials and tools and hauling equipment Able to drive a truck and trailer and operate landscaping equipment, machinery and tools Maintain a positive working relationship with foreman and other crew members to facilitate outstanding project results Coordinate with foreman on daily tasks and assignments Focus on attention to detail when completing projects Assist in unloading plant deliveries and other tasks in garden center Requirements

Valid driver license and current Driver Medical Card OSHA 10 Certification (within 90 days of assuming position) Available to work 40+ hours per week during busy season and possibly on weekends when needed Able to work in fast-paced, action-oriented environment in all elements Able to lift 60+ lbs Preferred Qualifications

Experience working on a landscaping crew Snow removal experience Knowledge of plants including trees, shrubs, perennials, annuals and tropicals

PERENNIAL ASSOCIATE

Description
If you enjoy caring for plants or like to give gardening advice to those who ask, then you will enjoy working at Winterberry Gardens. Working at our nursery offers many opportunities for those who enjoy selling, working with the general public, care of nursery stock and creating a welcoming, warm community type of atmosphere.

Our nursery and garden center focuses on the sale of plants and horticultural products to the public. In addition, Winterberry offers additional services to residential and commercial clients. Many of our customers look to our nursery for tips on how to nurture their plants, as well as product suggestions. This position is for a Perennial Associate and will be for the upcoming Spring 2021 Season.

The ideal candidate should be a friendly, people-oriented person, and have a customer-focused mindset at all times. Retail experience is a plus, but not required. Essential skills include: superior people skills, time management, multi-tasking in a busy environment, good listening skills, computer skills, professional phone skills, and a consistently positive attitude. Must have a reliable vehicle for transportation to and from work. Must be able to stand for long periods, and should be able to lift at least 30 lbs.

Job Responsibilities

  • Customer Service First Attitude; greeting and welcoming clients.
  • Be fully familiar with all Winterberry policies, programs, and events schedule.
  • Knowledgeable of perennials, ornamental grasses and roses; planting requirements and maintenance.
  • Answer questions and select perennials based on clients needs.
  • Follow proper plant maintenance practices; pruning, dead-heading, weeding and watering.
  • Maintain a clean and organized working environment in and around the perennial sales area.
  • Unloading, stocking and pricing plants.
  • Coordinate with perennial manager on daily tasks and assignments.

More about the job

  • Availability on weekends.
  • Full Time & Part Time positions available.
  • Knowledge of annuals, tropicals, perennials, roses, ornamental grasses, and trees and shrubs is preferred.
  • This is a seasonal position.

YARD ASSOCIATE

Description
Garden Center Yard Associate full and part-time positions available. Applicant must be self-motivated, energetic and passionate about working with people and plants. Applicant must be familiar with working in a fast paced, outdoor retail environment and have excellent customer service skills.  Duties include unloading deliveries, loading customer vehicles with bulk materials, stocking, tagging, plant maintenance, running equipment and basic irrigation work. Applicant should be in good physical condition and be able to lift fifty pounds. A working knowledge of trees and shrubs, perennials and annuals is preferred, but not required.

Contact Jonna E. Capone, Winterberry Social Media Marketing & Online Coordinator, for more information and to apply for the positions.  (860) 378-0071, 108.


Grace Farms Foundation – New Canaan, CT (Posted 4/21/21)

Community Garden Summer Assistant

The Garden Assistant role will support the Garden Manager with general garden maintenance, planting, fertilization, harvesting, pest management and weed control. This position is an excellent opportunity to work outdoors with a Master Gardener and be part of a wonderful community.

Responsibilities

  • Maintain raised beds and perimeter plantings. Learn the plant families, associated care, succession planting and pest management.
  • Ensure sustainable practices with composting, organic fertilizers, repurposing water and promoting beneficial insects.
  • Build basic growing structures for climbing plants.
  • Capable of lifting 20lbs.
  • Other duties as assigned

Qualifications
• Gardening experience required with the willingness to learn.
• Interest in the natural world, sustainability and organic gardening practices.
• PowerPoint and Excel skills to design educational slides, track seed inventory and garden harvest totals.

If interested, please send your resume directly to Chrissy @ cmcgowan@gracefarmsfoundation.org or apply to this position through the following link: https://gracefarms.isolvedhire.com/jobs/262920.html

Part-Time – 20 Hours/Week
Availability: May-October


Native Landscapes CT – Norwalk, CT (Posted 4/21/21)

Native Landscapes CT is hiring part-time gardeners who have a love of nature, an eye for beauty, and a willingness to learn how to create native landscapes that nurture wildlife. We use primarily hand tools to care for flower and shrub borders and woodland edge habitats for residential properties in Fairfield County. Please contact michelemsorensen@gmail.com with a statement of interest and experience. A resume is helpful, but not required. Hablamos español.


Oliver Nurseries – Fairfield, CT (Posted 4/8/21)

Oliver Nurseries is looking for a few sales associates to assist in garden and nursery sales. Applicants must be willing to work outdoors, able to assist customers, care for plant material, and help maintain our beautiful display gardens. Our nursery has been around for over fifty years and is a great place to work and learn, come join our team! Contact Andrea at oliverperennials@gmail.com for more information.


McLoughlin Landscapes – Stamford, CT (Posted 4/8/21)

LANDSCAPE FOREMEN AND LABORERS

McLoughlin Landscapes, a high-end residential and commercial landscaping company seeks experienced, hard-working and motivated laborers and foremen 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 driver’s license and plowing experience is a plus. Compensation is based on experience. Qualified applicants, please email jimmcland@gmail.com or call us at 203.324.5550


Frank’s Landscape Construction – Somers, CT (Posted 3/9/21)

Frank’s Landscape Construction is looking to add a landscape laborer to their team. Job duties may include installation of new plantings and renovations; maintenance such as grooming, edging, mulching, pruning, deadheading, training, weeding; construction of patios, retaining walls, and installing lawns. This is a seasonal role offering full-time employment, 40 hours per week with the opportunity to work overtime hours as needed. Hours are subject to fluctuate based on weather. For more information, click here.


Silo Ridge Field Club – Amenia, NY (Posted 3/9/21)

Assistant Landscape Manager

Silo Ridge Field Club is a private gated community located in Amenia, NY. We are currently looking for an Assistant Landscape Manager. Candidate will assist the Landscape Manager in all aspects of landscape design, estimating, installation and maintenance at member homes, club facilities and golf course planting beds. Candidate should have a working knowledge of perennials, shrubs, trees and annuals. Strong written and verbal communication skills a must. This job is hands-on, manual labor is involved. The position is full-time and open to entry-level candidates as well as those with some experience in the field. Compensation is based on experience and offers a generous benefits package including health care and a 401-K program. Interested applicants should complete an application at www.dlccareers.com

Landscape Crew

Silo Ridge Field Club is a private gated community located in Amenia, NY. We are currently looking for landscape install and grounds maintenance crewmembers. Candidates will join established crews on planting projects, mowing, planting bed maintenance as well as masonry and irrigation installs at member homes, club facilities and golf course planting beds. This job involves manual labor and occasional lifting. Candidate should be able to lift 50 pounds. The position is open to entry-level candidates as well as those with some experience in the field. Compensation is based on experience and offers a generous benefits package including health care and a 401-K program. Interested applicants should complete an application at www.dlcareers.com


Sam Bridge Nursery & Greenhouses – Greenwich, CT (Posted 3/9/21)

Landscape Foreman

Our busy Landscape Department seeks an experienced, responsible individual to perform and oversee landscape-planting projects. Must have a good working knowledge of best landscape practices, plant material and good organizational skills. Should be able to manage a project from start to finish, oversee and work with a crew. Valid driver’s license, knowledge of spoken and written English is required, fluency in Spanish is a plus. References required. Expected Start Date: March 15. More information and application instructions here.

Garden Center Team Member

We are seeking a retail sales team member to assist with the day-to-day sales operations. This job is a part-time seasonal position that runs from March – Christmas. Wages are competitive. Duties include but are not limited to: daily customer service with a point of sale system and answering phones, keeping the sales area and retail greenhouses clean, creating displays and small plantings, and assisting customers with all aspects of the garden center. More information is available here. Contact Kamil to apply.

Nursery Operations & Delivery Driver

Busy garden center seeks garden center team member to work within the nursery department. Applicant will make deliveries from the nursery to the client and when not driving, support help in our nursery department (trees & shrubs). This job is a full-time seasonal position that runs from March – Christmas. Wages are competitive. Duties include but are not limited to: making local deliveries – items range from small plants to large trees, bulk topsoil to cement pottery; heavy lifting, 50+ lbs. repeatedly; assisting the nursery department. This could be moving trees and shrubs and customer service. More information is available here. Contact Ron or Nick to apply.


Four Seasons Landscaping – Windsor, CT (Posted 3/4/21)

Come work for a progressive 41 yr young, multi-million-dollar company transitioning to 2nd generation. We perform landscape construction/maintenance and snow & ice management to our diverse and demanding commercial, institutional and municipal clientele in the greater Hartford CT area.

Description
We are looking for a team player that is multifunctional, self-starting, and willing to work the entire industry from the “ground up”. A person who loves this industry, wants to learn, grow and have fun. We believe in cross training and providing continuing education to foster individuals and the company toward growth and safety.
You will work directly under the owner to perform and follow through on projects as required by our clients.

  • Experience in the landscape/construction/snow industry helpful.
  • OSHA 10/30 required after 2 weeks of employment.
  • Valid, clean driver’s license required. CDL Helpful. DOT Medical Card needed.
  • Background check – drug testing as required by specific projects.
  • Spanish speaking a plus.
  • Must be able to present and maintain a professional appearance.
  • Must be able to communicate in a professional and courteous manner.

This will be a full-time, year- round position. We offer excellent compensation, benefit package and a FAMILY WORK environment. Monday – Friday work schedule (little to no weekend work) overtime available. Prevailing wage work available. Premium pay for snow work. Paid holidays/vacation.

Please apply with resume or letter of interest to:

bob@fourseasonsland.com OR andrew.fourseasonsland@gmail.com OR

Bob St Jacques or Andrew St Jacques
Four Seasons Landscaping, Inc.
PO Box 245
Windsor, CT 06095-0245

AA/EO Employer


Christensen Landscape Services – Northford, CT (Posted 3/4/21)

LANDSCAPE CREW LEADERS AND LABORERS (M/F)

Christensen Landscape Services is an established full-service landscape design-build company serving Middlesex, New Haven and Fairfield counties and is currently seeking individuals interested in full and part time positions in our Maintenance, Construction and Mowing divisions. We design, build, install and, maintain premiere high end residential landscape projects along the Connecticut Shoreline.

We are looking for experienced, responsible, hardworking individuals to join our Maintenance Division. Foreman must have time management skills and the ability to organize and lead at 3-5 person crew. Candidates must have working knowledge of all landscape management practices including planting; pruning, weeding, mulching and plant health care. Foreman must be able to Identify trees, shrubs, perennials, annuals/container materials. Foreman should have general knowledge and understanding of Integrated Pest Management with the ability to recognize insects and diseases and report to Maintenance Managers. All applicants must work efficiently to maintain high quality landscapes with superior care and attention to detail. All applicants must be able to lift and carry a minimum of 50 lbs. Pesticide operator license is preferred but not required. Bilingual is a plus.

Experience: Foreman; Horticulture degree (or comparable), Master Gardener or 5 years experience, Laborers; 3-5 years experience.
Benefits: Full Time / Part time positions available – Health Benefits, Paid Sick, Holidays, and Vacation, Holiday bonus.

Please call 203-484-0424 or email kim@christensenlandscape.com

LANDSCAPE MOWING FOREMAN/LABORERS (M/F)

Award-winning design build residential landscape construction and maintenance company is seeking experienced, driven, passionate Mowing Crew Leaders and Laborers with landscape expertise to join our Maintenance Division. As one of our Mowing Crew you will have an incredible opportunity to maintain some of the most beautiful and prestigious landscapes in the New Haven County area.General Requirements:

  • Valid driver license with clean driving record.
  • Ability to work in various weather conditions.
  • Good physical condition.
  • 2-5 years experience.

Benefits:

  • Year Round employment possible
  • Health Insurance
  • Paid Vacation and Holidays
  • Holiday Bonus

COVID-19 considerations:
To keep our crews as safe as possible our mowing teams are smaller in size. We sanitize trucks daily and provide each crew member with masks and bandanas.

Please call 203-484-0424 or email kim@christensenlandscape.com


Outdoor Industries, LLC – Guilford, CT (Posted 3/4/21)

Outdoor Industries, LLC is a full-service landscape and turf care company located in Guilford, CT. Work includes high-end residential landscape maintenance, lawn care, plantings, plant health care, sports/golf turf care. We are looking to fill various positions on our landscape, mowing and turf care crews. Crew leader and team member opportunities available. If you are interested expanding your career in the green industry please email Kevin@outdoorindustriesllc.com, or call to schedule an appointment with Mark and Kevin at 203-350-2275.

Requirements of all Positions

  • Able to work independently and with others
  • Able to lift 50lbs frequently, and 80-100lbs when required
  • In good health and able to obtain a DOT medical card
  • Must have reliable transportation
  • Able to work overtime as required during spring and fall, and as needed to meet deadlines
  • No criminal history
  • Good attention to detail
  • Careful and safe work practices

Benefits

  • Room for growth, continuing education and promotion
  • Health Coverage
  • Paid sick and personal days
  • Paid Vacation
  • Paid Holidays

Rolling Hills Country Club – Wilton, CT (Posted 2/17/21)

Rolling Hills Country Club is a private country Club located in Wilton, Connecticut. Built in the early 1960’s, Rolling Hills was originally designed by Alfred Tull. Rolling Hills is currently following a Master plan developed by Tripp Davis and Associates. In 2019 the bunker renovation portion of the Master Plan was completed. The club is currently in the beginning stages of developing a replacement plan for the Toro irrigation system that was installed in 1998. In addition to the Par 71, 6800 yard golf course there is a short game practice area, driving range, indoor teaching center, fitness center, pool facility and racquets facility consisting of 7 har-tru tennis courts and three paddle courts.

Rolling Hills is hiring a Second Assistant Golf Course Superintendent and a Spray Technician. Applicants may send their resumes and cover letters to Glenn Perry.


Planters’ Choice Nursery – Newtown, CT (Posted 2/17/21)

Planters’ Choice is a wholesale plant nursery currently looking for an Outside Salesperson for their Newtown and Watertown locations and an Irrigation Lead to join the team in Newtown. Resumes can be sent to Matt Fitzpatrick.


Elise Landscapes & Nursery – New Canaan, CT (Posted 2/4/21)

Elise Landscapes seeks a Landscape Architect/Designer and Sales Professional to join our team. We design and build creative, integrated landscape plans for high-end residential clients. Candidates should have a proven record in residential landscape design and sales with the ability to present and communicate to a sophisticated client base. Autocad or equivalent software abilities a plus. Designing and selling landscapes with style for the high-end residential market key! Applicants with a landscape design, landscape architecture background or exterior design are appropriate for this position. You’ll find us in New Canaan in an attractive work environment with industry leading salary and benefits– including: 401K Plan -Profit Sharing – Pension, plus. Candidates should forward resumes and letter of interest.

The Elise Design Group and Elise Landscapes & Nursery is an established award winning Landscape Design and Build firm serving the greater Fairfield County area. Our company provides high quality, innovative landscape design, construction and maintenance services as well as retailing landscape plantings, unique garden elements and furnishings. Established 1983.

Position Requirements:

  • Minimum of 5 years, high-end residential landscape design and/or sales experience
  • Degree in Landscape Design/Architecture/interior design preferred
  • The ability to present and communicate design concepts clearly to a sophisticated client base.
  • Proficiency with landscape design software and related office software
  • General knowledge of permitting and zoning processes
  • Desire to grow professionally

Full description available here.


Jay’s Landscaping LLC – South Windsor, CT (Posted 2/4/21)

Jay’s Landscaping is looking to hire a Landscaping Project Manager and a Landscaping Foreman to join their team. Details available here. Candidates must reside within the Greater Hartford area. If interested, please send resume to: info@jayslandscaping.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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