The Level Green Culture Blog

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

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. 

As a kid, Anthony Fuller hated going to the dentist. Those little plastic trinkets kids got afterwards were all that got him through.

‘“I wanted to change that experience for somebody else,” he says. So he majored in biology at Georgetown University and planned to go to dental school.

Then he found out how much it would cost, and that it would take him 11 years to pay off the debt.

New plan: landscaping.

It’s hard to imagine him doing anything else.