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Imagine hosting 100 industry professionals at your company, showing them exactly how you run your business, then asking them to tell you what they think about you.

The good — and the not-so-good.

Terrifying? Or invigorating?

It can be a bit of both when Jim Paluch of JP Horizons People Solutions organizes a Face to Face Review at your landscaping company.

When Dafne Aguilar started at Level Green Landscaping as a crew member three years ago, it was the first paid job she ever had.

She’d been pretty busy raising three kids.

“Before this, my job was mom,” she says. 

She didn’t know anything about landscaping. Her operations manager told her she had a lot to learn, but he was willing to teach her, if she was willing to learn.

She was. Now she operates a standing mower like a boss. 

In fact, she is a boss. It wasn’t long before Dafne was promoted to driver, then supervisor.

Zacharie Jackson was pretty sure she’d be studying bacteria for a living after graduating with a degree in biology from Marymount University.

Then she got her hands in the dirt, during an internship at the National Arboretum in Washington DC, spending her days tending glossy boxwood, bright day lilies and fragrant catmint.

So, when a recruiter contacted her about a job at Level Green Landscaping, that career studying bacteria would have to wait.

The plants were calling.

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.