Bob Ramser - Branch Manager

1. What is your name and title?

Bob Ramser – Branch Manager North Canton

2. What is your role at Turfscape? Explain any job responsibilities.

Day to Day operations of the Branch which include scheduling, checking times, sales, customer service, quality inspections, attending property walk through, managing fleet, reviewing budgets and financial statements, new sales, renewals, prepping for next season, hiring, coaching, training.

3. How long have you worked at Turfscape? If you’ve held different positions at Turfscape, please explain.

I have been at Turfscape since 2005. I started in the field working as a Job Supervisor, promoted then to Operations Manager, then onto Account Manager, and now Branch Manager.

4. How long have you worked in the landscape industry? Share any pertinent info.

I have been the industry since 1997.

5. What industry AND non-industry designations/certifications/degrees do you have?

CLT in softscape, maintenance, ornamental

CLP

Pesticide License in Core, Turf, Ornamental

Design classes from Ohio State ATI

Supervisor Training from Akron U

Turf Management from CSU

6. What is your favorite project you worked on at Turfscape and why? It could be a Customer or Giving Back Project. If you have multiple, please share all!

PAWSibilities/Humane Society of Summit County – Having to be the one to set up the project and see it come to life was awesome. Being able to be a part of that day with the other volunteers was a great day for Turfscape and the people at PAWSabilities.

Summa Health System Flowers – The challenge it takes to have a great floral layout is one of the greatest tests I have been put through. For weeks you don’t know how things are going to turn out, it takes patience and great care by all on staff at Turfscape to see the hard work pay off.

7. What is your favorite Have Fun at Work event that you attended and why? If you have multiple, please share all!

25th Anniversary at House of Blues - Great venue and awesome to celebrate the companies milestone.

Snow Tubing – We hardly get a chance to have fun in snow due to us working. But this event allowed us to break out and have fun in the winter.

Sky Zone – We love to have fun and act like animals outside of working.

8. What is the one thing about you that might surprise people?

I have only had two jobs since I started working and they both have been at a landscape company.

9. What do you enjoy doing when not at Turfscape?

Hanging out with my dog Opie and driving my Roush Mustang.

10. Anything else you’d like to share about yourself?

  • I enjoy traveling and one of my favorite vacation spots in Punta Cana
  • I dream about staying in a Cabana on the water in Bora, Bora
  • Pizza and donuts are my weakness
  • I love tattoos and have a half sleeve on my left arm
  • I am superstitious. I wear a necklace that was given to me with a cross, a charm of St. Christopher and a hand carved charm that was given to me in Punta Cana by a local for good luck. They never come off!
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