The Level Green Culture Blog

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

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: 

Cameron Cook and his girlfriend Kayley have a piggy bank they use to save up for vacations.

Then they scan the air fares, pick an inexpensive destination and set out for adventure. 

This tells you a few things about Cameron.

He’s smart. He’s a planner. He’s organized. He likes a good adventure.

All traits he uses every day as an operations manager at Level Green Landscaping.

Todd Mayberry was a golf pro for seven years before he started his career in landscaping. He made a lot of people happy.

“That little ball isn’t real easy to hit, even though it isn’t moving,” Todd says. “Once you do, whether you’re a 50-year-old man, a 25-year-old woman or an 8-year-old kid, the smile is the same.”

One of his students had never hit below 90. After a lesson with Todd, who helped him straighten out his swing, he hit an 84.

“That’s immediate job satisfaction,” Todd says.

Now, working in two roles at Level Green Landscaping, he’s still making people happy on nice green grass.   

If you’re one of Ryan Rimshaw’s landscaping customers, you’ll get to know each other pretty well.

But there's a lot to discover, so here’s a shortcut.

He collects cars, and has two Jeeps painted exactly like the Jeeps in “Jurassic Park.”

He owns five dogs. He built a train track around his house with a working train you can ride. The dogs love it.

He rode dirt bikes professionally, until one day he crushed a disc in his tailbone — the hazard of doing jumps on a dirt bike at 100 miles per hour.

And if you want to talk landscaping, the Level Green account manager studied it for eight years and owned his own landscaping company.

Wayne Taylor started his landscaping career at age 14, when he and a couple friends got into the yard work business.

They hauled their gear around in a little yellow truck, and came up with a pretty great company name: Banana Landscaping.

“That’s when I got the bug,” Wayne says. “I realized I loved working outside.”

A lot has happened since then, from life as a U.S. Marine to world travel to six kids and a spider-eating cat.

But Wayne, an account manager at Level Green Landscaping, still has the bug.

Mario Argeta Perez shows up to work every morning at Level Green Landscaping a half hour before he has to be there. 

Ask him why he likes the place so much and he talks about “convivir.” It’s one of those Spanish words that’s tough to accurately translate to English.

But it basically means living with others in harmony.

It’s what everybody says about working at Level Green: It’s like a family.

And Mario is like that cousin everybody has who’s always smiling.