The Level Green Culture Blog

Behind the scenes and insider information for landscaping careers and green industry jobs.

Hector Diaz learned how to work hard at an early age, growing up with seven siblings on his parents’ small farm in Guatemala. 

They grew corn and beans and raised cattle, dairy cows, pigs and chickens.

“I started feeding cows when I was 7 or 8 years old, after school,” Hector says. “Ever since we were little, my father would tell us, ‘We are not rich, so I can’t give you money. But I’ll teach you to work hard, and by doing that, I know you’ll be successful in life.’”

His dad was right.

There are certain things you can count on with supervisor Naldo Mendez. 

His trailer full of equipment is one of the most organized in the company. 

He doesn’t drive away from a property until every single weed is banished.

Even his most particular customers love seeing him show up on the job.

He’s a detail guy. And in this business, details count.

The menu at Applebee’s restaurants is packed with choices, but it couldn’t keep William Urquilla’s interest when he worked there as a cook. 

“It was a little boring,” he says. “Every day was the same.”

Why switch to landscaping?

“Why not?” he says cheerfully.

William is one of those guys who’s up for anything.

When there’s a new intern or a new crew member at Level Green Landscaping, they usually end up working with supervisor Jose Torres.

Send ‘em to Torres, and they learn the ropes fast. He’s an expert at taking people under his wing. 

Everybody should spend a bit of time with Jose. He knows how to start each day off right.

Level Green team members aren’t just great at landscaping — they look great doing it. 

Uniforms are important here. We take a lot of pride in how we look on the job. 

Related: Take a look at how our uniforms impact our customers

The good news? We have a very generous uniform policy.

Ellen O’Brien, Level Green uniform coordinator and administrative assistant, tells you what new employees need to know: