Brittany Antolik was a field manager at a large landscaping company for six years, hoping to advance in her landscaping career.

Too bad she was stuck. 

“They kept saying they’d promote me, but I never saw the fruit of it,” she says. “It was frustrating. I wanted to move up for a long time.” She found a place to soar at Level Green.

Marvin Balsoma came on board at Level Green as an operations manager and a year later, after proving himself and honing his skills, was promoted to account manager, then later a branch manager. 

Rosvin Lara excelled as a Level Green crew supervisor, winning a coveted Supervisor of the Year award. His team members encouraged him to aim even higher. 

Career growth is a hallmark of life at Level Green. Drivers often move up to be crew leaders. Crew leaders become operation managers. Account managers rise up to be branch managers. 

Promoting from within just makes sense. Once team members know the company practices and culture, they’re extra valuable assets to the team. 

How does landscaping career growth happen at Level Green?

All sorts of ways. Here’s a look at three stories of career growth:

Brittany Antolick: “It’s Important to Me to Continue Learning”

Frustrated by her lack of advancement at other landscaping companies, Antolick was intrigued by the Manager Associate program at Level Green, designed to train qualified candidates on the job to become account managers or operations managers — both rewarding careers in the landscaping industry. 

It turned out to be the perfect fit. 

Manager Associates get paid while they learn the ropes of the landscape management business. Then, they’re ready to hit the ground running. 

landscape expert inspects properties

Antolick spent an invigorating year in the program, building on her landscaping career skills and learning new ones.

“I really learned to understand the account manager role,” she says. “I interacted with customers, rode along with account managers, went to meetings.

“They were willing to work with me, and I was grateful for that,” Antolick says. 

She learned the importance of building real relationships with customers. She takes them to lunch, asks about their lives outside work. 

“I love interacting with people, I love the outdoors, I love helping people with their needs and making them happy,” she says.

And she loves learning and growing — a feeling she’s finally experiencing in her landscaping career.

“It’s really important to me to continue learning — to learn something new every day I come in,” Antolick says. 

She’s happy to be working in an atmosphere of support and growth. If she wants to move up to another position over time, she says she feels supported.

If team members need classes or courses to boost their skills and growth potential, the company pays for it. 

“Level Green is willing to work with you,” she says, “and they’ll put you in a place where they know you’ll succeed.”

Marvin Balsoma: “We Can Help People Grow Into Who They Want to Be”

Marvin Balsoma came to Level Green six years ago as an operations manager, worked hard, continued to build his skills and a year later was promoted to account manager, then branch manager. 

“Here at Level Green, there's just so many opportunities to try different things,” he says. “And if you excel at one position, then you can move on to another.”

Marvin Balsoma branch manager

He loves that the company is motivated to get team members the training they need to thrive and move up in their landscaping careers, achieving both professional and personal success. 

“We can help people grow into who they want to be,” Balsoma says. 

He feels a responsibility to coach and mentor team members the way he’s been supported. 

“I want to give back what was given to me from my branch manager,” he says. That means “always being supportive, wanting to see them grow, wanting them to do well.

“I go out of my way to do whatever I can to help make their job easier.”

Rosvin Lara: “Everyone at Level Green Encourages People to Grow”

Rosvin Lara worked in restaurants when he first moved to the U.S. from Guatemala several years ago, then at a small landscaping company. 

He started at Level Green as a supervisor, went on to win a Supervisor of the Year award and was promoted to operations manager in January 2020.

He’s appreciated the opportunities at Level Green, and the encouragement he gets to move up in his landscaping career.

Rosvin Lara

His English was good, but he took classes to improve it, with his eye on future advancement. Level Green paid for his classes. 

“I saw that Level Green always has a lot of opportunities for everyone who wants to grow,” Lara says. “The other operations managers and account managers started  talking to me and said, ‘Hey, you can be an operations manager. You should apply if there’s any opportunity.’

”Everyone at Level Green encourages people to grow,” he says. “When they have new opportunities, they always think about our people.”

Want to Join the Team?

Brittany, Marvin and Rosvin are just three of the dedicated team members we have here at Level Green Landscaping. And we’re always looking for hard-working, talented people to join our team.

Are you ready to work for a company where everyone can grow, thrive and advance in their landscaping careers?

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