As a Landscape Project Manager, I manage our three landscaping crews. I make sure each crew has the right material, supplies, and equipment onsite so they can complete their job. I do quality control and monitor progress on all jobs.
Experience and Credentials
I studied horticulture at Kirkwood Community College. I worked almost three full summers after colloege as a laborer for Culver’s Landscaping in the Cedar Rapids area. I was a foreman at Wapsie PInes for almost five seasons. I have now been the project manager since 2015.
Best things about your job
Wapsie Pines has a small, family-like atmosphere. From the boss to the new employee, everyone has a place and a purpose with the company. We are very close and have a lot of fun working together. I enjoy coming to work each day and interacting with my fellow coworkers. I also enjoy our clients. It’s rewarding to work for Wapsie Pines and we get to work with great people!
“YOGOWYPI – You only get out what you put in.”
Common misconception you deal with in your daily job
We can’t control the weather. When you are dealing with so many clients and you are dependent on dry conditions to get most of the work done, it’s hard to stay on schedule. We don’t forget about anyone or deliberately put people off but for every rain day, you need a day and a half of dry weather to catch back up. Our schedule is constantly changing week-to-week and sometimes day-to-day. We try to plan a couple of weeks in advance but it’s hard!
Sports and coaching are my true hobbies! I enjoy spending as much time as possible with my son, daughter, and wife Abby.