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Brian Madzia

Brian Madzia

Brian Madzia is the Recruiter at Turfscape, Inc. It is his responsibility to source, recruit, interview, and hire talented individuals to work for the company. He believes that the people are vital to the success of any organization and operates by the quote, “WE ARE ALWAYS HIRING THE RIGHT PEOPLE.”

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Careers in the Green Industry

At some point working in the landscaping industry developed the negative connotation of being a dead end job.  This mindset couldn't be further from the truth, and working for a professional landscaping company can be a very rewarding career choice for anyone.

In fact, landscaping is a very large industry accounting for $98 billion in yearly revenue, according to ibisworld.com.With over a million of individuals working in the green industry, it has to be more than just a dead end job.  Here are a few reasons why working in the green can be a beneficial career.  

It's a business

Just like any business, a landscaping company still needs all of the functions that any other business would. 

  • Sales & Marketing:  There is a service that needs to be sold, therefore sales and marketing are an essential component. 
  • Estimating:  All landscaping contracts and projects needs to be measured and bid in order to provide a competitive proposal.  
  • Human Resources:  There needs to be hardworking and talented individuals to perform grounds maintenance, snow removal, and instal beautiful landscapes.  Therefore a strong HR department is important to recruit these talented landscapers.
  • Finance:  Budgets need to be prepared, assets needs to be depreciated, bills need to be paid, and invoices need to be sent out.  
  • Operations Management: Services such as grounds maintenance, landscape installs, & fertilization needs to be planned and scheduled, so companies need a strong operations management team.  
  • Account Management:  Customers need someone to nourish the relationship, and handle any concerns or complaints.  Contracts need to be renewed.  
  • Landscape Design & Architecture:  Landscape installs need to be planned out and designed.  

No Experience Required 

Most landscaping companies will hire someone with no experience in the industry.  At Turfscape we focus on hiring for personality and training for skill set.  A commercial landscaping company like Turfscape will invest a lot of time and effort into training and education so anyone with an interest in working outdoors can learn a productive skill set.  

Advancement Opportunities

Whenever a mid to higher level management position opens up, Turfscape will always try to promote from within.  Doing so allows the company to provide career advancement opportunities to their team and gives them something to work toward.  It also creates a competitive environment that drives production and high performers can be rewarded by advancement.  Promoting from within is also beneficial to the company because they can develop their employees so they are ready to take on the challenge of management.  

Fun Work Environment

Working outdoors with a crew of landscapers that you enjoy working, and joking around with can be a lot of fun.  At Turfscape, we believe in this concept so much that one of our core values is, "Have Fun At Work".  The company cookout, Christmas party, or friendly competition goes a long way in developing a fun work environment.  

When the people you work with are your most valuable asset as they are in a commercial grounds maintenance company like Turfscape, it only makes sense to invest in hiring and developing the best.  That is why at Turfscape, our Human Resources team has the motto of, "WE ARE ALWAYS HIRING THE RIGHT PEOPLE".  If you or someone you know might be interested in a landscaping career please Contact Turfscape for Employment

 

 

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Commercial Landscaping, Leadership

Why Landscaper Mow Grass In The Rain

If you live in North East Ohio it is easy to understand that the weather isn’t always a landscapers best friend.  The weather is one variable landscape professionals cannot control and can make things difficult.  We often get the call from some of our customers wondering why we are mowing grass in the rain.  The answer is pretty simple: BECAUSE WE HAVE TO”, not necessarily because we want to.  Mowing grass in the rain takes substantially more time and creates a dangerous environment for our staff to work.   

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Commercial Landscaping, Pests and Diseases, Outsourced Grounds Maintenance

Considerations for Bidding Commercial Landscape Maintenance Services

Bidding commercial landscape maintenance services can be a very difficult process, especially when dealing with a larger property. As a landscape contractor, we want to make sure our bid is competitive and that we quote the job properly in order to have the resources needed to provide the level of service expected.


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Commercial Landscaping, Outsourced Grounds Maintenance

Commercial Snow Plowing Rates: What to Expect

Winters in Northeast Ohio can be harsh and unpredictable. To protect your company, it’s important to plan ahead and explore commercial snow removal rates before the end of the summer. If you plan early, seasonal snow removal pricing can be calculated into your annual budget.

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Commercial Snow Removal

Commercial Landscape Tip: Pre-Emergent Weed Control for Landscape Beds

Weeds are one of the most unsightly and toughest things to get rid of in a landscape. The key, like many things in lawn maintenance, is to prevent them before they happen.

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Outsourced Grounds Maintenance

Ticks Got You Wishing Winter Was Here?

I’m sure by now you’ve heard about the rise in the tick population this year. There are a couple factors that have contributed to this upswing in the population. First, the recent mild winter’s void of snow and ice and prolonged deep freeze periods has extended the lifecycle of the ticks.

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Pests and Diseases

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