Keith Peri, Account Manager for our Twinsburg branch
2. What is your role at Turfscape? Explain any job responsibilities.
• Provide Ideas and solutions to our customers • Point of contact for our customers • Provide needed service in a safe and professional manner • Hire and train employees to meet and exceed customers’ expectations • Provide council to employees • Be a partner to our customers
3. How long have you worked at Turfscape? If you’ve held different positions at Turfscape, please explain.
• I have been with the company since 1997 • Started as a tech 1997 • Job supervisor 1998-2003 • Field supervisor 2004- 2011 • Operations manager 2012-2015 • Field manager 2016 • Account manager 2016-present
4. How long have you worked in the landscape industry? Share any pertinent info.
5. What industry AND non-industry designations/certifications/degrees do you have?
• BS in education from Canisius College • Certified Landscape Technician- Ornamental Maintenance • Certified Landscape Technician- Maintenance • Certified Landscape Professional • Pesticide license In ornamental, Turf, Industrial Vegetation, forest pest • Supervisory Leadership Certificate from University of Akron
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!
Only a Landscaper would find this cool but when I first started at Turfscape we were doing a fall cleanup up in the Greenwood community. At the end of the day all the crews ended up at the last property and by this time it was almost dark. We had about 5 push blowers and 8 back blowers going trying to finish up the cleanup. All you could see was flames coming off the blowers as we blew off a couple hundred yards of lawn in about 30 minutes. True teamwork! Plus George had McDonalds for all of us that day for lunch.
7. What is your favorite Have Fun at Work event that you attended and why? If you have multiple, please share all!
The 25th Anniversary celebration in downtown Cleveland at the House of Blues. To be able to hang out with current employees and have a few beers with my Amigos was an awesome time.
8. What is the one thing about you that might surprise people?
• While I love hard rock I like to listen to old school country as well like Kenny Rogers and Charlie Pride and will listen to the Carpenters too. I had to listen to it on the eight track while riding in car with my mom and dad. • I played football in collage at Canisius college
9. What do you enjoy doing when not at Turfscape?
• Hunting and fishing and coaching my boys in football • Pheasant hunting with my German shorthair Willie
10. Anything else you’d like to share about yourself?