Working at Environmental Designs
Are you looking to find a company that supports your landscape career goals? Have you been curious to explore ‘what being a landscaper consists of?’ At Environmental Designs, we can tell you how important it is to work with a company that offers the opportunity for growth and values company culture. We’re here to help you further your education and skills to thrive within our company.
Types of Landscape Professional Jobs
The landscape industry has many pathways to help decide your profession. At Environmental Designs, we have 5 different divisions of landscape contracting services. Through this section, we will break down the landscaping job descriptions and what each division has to offer.
- Construction Division – This division works through the process of designing project designs and finalizing the end product. The division team consists of construction designers, architects, account managers, supervisors, foremen, and crew members
- Landscape Maintenance – There are several services offered in this division. The division manages mowing, edging, pruning, seasonal floral installation, and snow removal. Servicing many commercial clients as well as high-end residential clients.
- Irrigation Division – Consists of irrigation technicians and assistants that install irrigation systems and maintain existing systems. The technicians ensure the water is conserved and distributed correctly based on the needs of the plants.
- Arbor Division – Our tree care sector is one of the essential pieces to the landscaping process. The team members consist of groundsmen, tree climbers, and foremen. Offering several services such as tree trimming, tree removal, stump grinding, disease pruning, and other tree care.
- Plant Health Care Division – This division concentrates on the management of disease control in plants and trees. With a team of certified spray technicians, customized disease management is readily available. Maintaining a strong focus on preventative plant care and early disease detection.
In each division, we have management-level positions that help oversee the operations and maintain client relations. There is a variety of different career paths available in the landscaping industry. If it becomes a challenge to find out what you are passionate about and where your end goals will lead you, look no further EDI is here for you. Whether you’re a potential new employee looking to enter this field or you want to further your landscape career, read on to learn what it looks like to work at Environmental Designs!
What we do
We’ve been building and maintaining award winning landscapes since 1989. We are a locally owned, fast-growing company leading the residential and commercial landscape industry throughout the front range.
Team means everything to us, and we strongly believe that great culture grows great teams. Culture at Environmental Designs is managed by a committee open to all employees. We meet monthly, and during time we discuss and plan ways to boost culture throughout the organization. We also review nominations for individual and team recognition, we collectively vote on the GEM award (Going the Extra Mile) and the TEAM award (Together We Achieve More); these awards determine the employee of the month winners.
Our monthly office events are popular among employees. These events are planned by our culture committee and the theme changes every month. In the past we’ve had barbeques, cook outs, taco trucks, surprise breakfasts, hosted dinners, and much more. We are always looking for new ways to celebrate and say thanks for the hard work our teams put in to make us the best.
Our annual summer picnic is always a big hit with the entire family! Our parties feature food trucks, bounce castles, face painting, mechanical bulls, over $5,000 in prizes, and lots of fun games and great conversation. Our annual holiday party is a very memorable affair. It is a fun-filled night with casino games, great food, drinks, games, prizes, a DJ, and dancing.
Not only do we celebrate on an annual and monthly basis, but we also show our appreciation to our associates weekly by celebrating on Thursdays with a happy hour social after work.
Our culture is widely recognized, and it shows. It can be seen on community bulletin boards and monthly employee newsletters and because of this we tend to receive many employee referrals.
We truly believe we are a family, and we show that by offering scholarship opportunities for our team members and their families. We offer five $1000 scholarships and one $5000 scholarship every semester. The application process is easy, and we award the winners at our Summer and Holiday Party for the following school semester.
Safety is our number one priority. Our goal is to have a 100% safe work environment. To achieve this, we provide our crews and managers with mandatory safety training and skills training. Our Safety Committee meets monthly to review any accidents and near misses. They provide guidance and adjust trainings with the goal of being 100% accident-free.
We offer a benefits package to our employees that can include medical, dental, vision, life insurance, short-term disability, accident insurance, and critical illness. Opting for these benefits can also include a discount on select gym memberships. We have a competitive 401k retirement plan with a generous company match. We provide paid time off hours that are available right when you begin working with us. Additionally, we offer holiday pay, holiday bonuses, and opportunities to work overtime hours. We also have a referral bonus program for employees that refer candidates to joining our team.
Career Development and Training
Our company provides ongoing training, growth opportunities, and certifications for specific skill sets. The cost for this type of education is paid for by the company. However, to help aid with other costs of education, Environmental Designs has scholarship opportunities for the spring and fall semesters each year. We also have an internship program available to students in the summer. Our internship program is customizable and we try to give students a well-rounded view and experience of every aspect of the industry.
While working at Environmental Designs, our mission is to have a positive impact on our community, helping organizations and individuals achieve the most. One of our projects was a donation of landscape materials and labor for the International Hearing Dog Association. Their mission is to match dogs with individuals who are deaf and hard of hearing. We volunteered to help improve the outdoor space for these special dogs. We have also fully landscaped properties for several veterans from the Wounded Warriors Project. We encourage team members to give back and we support community involvement.
We are a local company dedicated to sustainability and leaving the environment in better shape than before. We have numerous staff members certified in Sustainable Landscape Management from the Association of Landscape Contractors of Colorado. We install and maintain projects according to LEED requirements. We are continuously working to reduce our carbon footprint and improve wherever possible. We recycle used engine oil to heat our shop, compost all leaves and biodegradable material that is created on our jobsites, we use this compost to produce topsoil in-house, our wood waste is mulched and recycled. We recycle our office waste and are continually making efforts towards conducting business in a paperless office. When possible, we look for ways to cut electricity, carbon, and waste.
Want to Further Your Career as a Landscape Professional?
If you are interested in changing or expanding your career path and feel strongly about building and maintaining the best landscapes in Colorado. Our landscape professionals would love to have you on our team. We make sure to take care of our team members, our company couldn’t exist without them. As a growing company we have a wide variety of open positions that you can apply for right here!
We are always looking for great talent so make sure to apply even if you don’t see the right opening you are looking for. Kickstart your career at Environmental Designs, where we can offer you the best that the landscaping industry can offer.