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Landscape Designer

Silver Mist Garden Center is seeking a full time landscape architect to join our landscape division in the beautiful resort community of Waupaca, WI. Silver Mist Garden Center is a designbuild company with a large retail green house supporting it, which is also the largest in the area. It is going on its 14th year in the business, and has done nothing but grow. We are looking for someone dedicated, and hard working to help us to continue to provide excellent customer service and products, as is our reputation and to continue to grow. We specialize with highend residential work (in our small resort community) but on occasion will design and install projects for local government and businesses.

Job Duties:

Meet with clients, many high end, to discuss and plan exterior landscaping for their property, both private and commercial properties.
Conduct site surveys
Develop site plans and perspective renderings of the site for the customer (customer presentations), including planting plans, and occasionally basic maintenance plans (including care guides for plant material installed)
Plans are predominantly prepared using ProLandscape Design Software (a very intuitive design software), Google Sketch Up and Adobe Creative Suite. The company is researching purchasing AutoCAD for the landscape designer
Generate estimates with input from price lists and business owner (Dennis Timm).
Ensure that all of the appropriate material is present for the project and that Diggers Hotline has been called when needed to locate utilities before a project. This is mostly the job of the Office Manager, but it’s important for the Designer to check to make sure that the appropriate materials are in place before the scheduled start date.
During installation of project, act as a project manager. You will be responsible for setting up the crews on the job sites you’ve booked, and make sure to address any customer concerns as they arise.
Responsible for looking over invoices prepared by the Office Manager before they are sent out to customers, to ensure that they accurately reflect what actually occurred over the course of the project. Adjusting the estimate as needed.
Qualifications:

Must be very outgoing, a people person with excellent personality, and very detailed oriented. Must be openminded and creative, with excellent listening skills and people skills, while being able to multitask and be good at timemanagement. This position is mostly selfdirected with little to no micromanagement if you are able to prove you are responsible and can handle the work load. However, this requires an ability to selfdirect and selfmotivate.
Must like working outdoors and being around shrubs, trees, and near water.
Must be able to render detailed site plans, with working knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite, Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook, and Google SketchUp with the ability and desire to learn some new software (ProLandscape Design).
It is preferred if the candidate has had previous experience with Quickbooks, but is not required as it can be learned on the job.
Comfortability with plant material for layouts, and learning specific cultivars carried by our green house will help you succeed in this position
Additional Information:
Send resume and cover letter via email, including contact information. An in person interview (when possible) will follow with the owner if we have interest. This is a very successful landscaping and greenhouse business located in Waupaca. There is no overnight travel. Hours are 4550 hr weeks (particularly in the growing season) with opportunity of paid comptime off in the offseason. Typically work is Monday – Friday, with a couple of Saturdays during the year for home shows or for scheduled meetings with clients that are unavailable to meet during the week.

PLEASE APPLY ASAP!

Dennis Timm
Silver Mist Garden Center (Landscape Division)
N2270 Hwy 22 Waupaca, WI 54981
(715) 2815460 or (715) 2815466
dennis@silvermistgardencenter.com

Job Type: Fulltime

Job Location:

Waupaca, WI
Required education:
dennis@silvermistgardencenter.com
Associate
Required license or certification:

Drivers License
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• Location: Appleton / Oshkosh / FDL

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