Assistant Landscape Designer

Assistant Landscape Designer

Details about this Career

Weller Brothers provides the highest quality landscape design and lawn maintenance services to customers in the Midwest. We are looking for a motivated and passionate Assistant Landscape Designer to become a part of our team. 

The primary responsibility of the Assistant Landscape Designer (ALD) is to assist the Landscape Design Team (LDT) with various duties. 

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty and competency satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required to perform this job.

This is a full-time, non-exempt position.  Specific schedules will be determined based on weather and the general needs of the business.

 

Job Summary and Responsibilities

Design Responsibilities

  • Produce base maps, designs, materials takeoffs, and proposals.
  • Provide materials take-offs for designs produced, as requested by LDT.
  • Take measurements site elevations when needed.
  • Communicate and take direction from LDT on daily task prioritization
  • When requested by LDT, attend meetings.  Meetings may include initial consultations, presentations, construction progress meetings, and final completion meetings.
  • Follow up with LDT often to ensure workload is being managed.
  • Comply with all Core Processes including Lead to Construction and Construction to Final Invoice
  • Assist LDT with other duties as they arise

Project Responsibilities

  • Assist LDT with materials pricing and logistics when needed for projects.  Ensure timely material deliveries in accordance with jobsite workflow and to eliminate inefficiencies related to production staff not having materials in a timely manner.
  • Assist with the scheduling of subcontractors for projects, ensuring all subcontracted work is completed in sequence with Weller Brothers work to eliminate inefficiencies.

General Responsibilities

  • Submit all receipts for expenses to accounting weekly.
  • Submit LMN time log daily.
  • Put in the hours necessary to make sure the job is getting done on time including weekend and holidays if necessary.
  • Make decisions that are in the best interest of the company
  • Perform other duties relating to this position as they arise.
  • Other duties needed to help drive and fulfill the Weller Brothers Mission.

Compensation and Benefits

  • Competitive wages for the best talent and for individuals who want to advance their career
  • Year-round employment opportunities 
  • Ample overtime from approximately April through November
  • Great advancement opportunities

Job Requirements

  • Work and communicate professionally with customers and team members.
  • Proficient with Dynascape, CAD or similar design software.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office
  • Highly organized and detail-oriented
  • Strong ability to work independently with little direction
  • Ability to prioritize and multitask
  • Excellent time management skills
  • Collaborative, positive attitude with eagerness to learn and assist where needed

The Weller Brothers Way

Our Mission and Roots guide us in our decision and actions every day. They are not just written words; they are our culture.

Why Work Here?

You can work anywhere. So why work at Weller Brothers?

You can be somebody here, and we believe that we are the best employer in the Midwest.

Maintenance Account Manager

Details about this Career

Weller Brothers provides the highest quality landscape design and lawn maintenance services to customers in the Midwest. We are looking for a Lawn Maintenance Account Manager to become part of our team. 

The primary responsibility of the Account Manager is to sell maintenance services and enhancements to existing customers while ensuring their retention with Weller Brothers by exceeding their expectations.

Job Summary and Responsibilities

Account Manager Responsibilities

  • Retain and sell landscape maintenance contracts. Upsell plant and tree health care, landscape enhancements, and/or snow removal services.
  • Make certain that the property meets or exceeds the customer’s expectations and the company’s expectations in terms of appearance and beauty.
  • Develop strong positive relationships with customers based on clear, frequent, effective, professional, and timely communication, mutual trust, and ability to meet or exceed their expectations.
  • Execute site audits to provide enhancement and/or maintenance opportunities to the client and to provide feedback to the production teams.
  • Prepare and present proposals in a timely and professional manner, according to company standards. Track all proposals in progress and
    aggressively pursue and follow up to closure.
  • Participate in various events, organizations, and industry associations for the purpose of networking and building relationships within the
    community.
  • Develop community ties to enhance the brand of Weller Brothers.
  • Monitor production (time/expenses) with the Division Manager and production team and provide avenues to improve the bottom line.
  • Identify job site priorities and/or coordinate job site schedules.
  • Provide excellent organizational management, leadership, and communication between client and production team.
  • Promote high standards of customer service, safety culture, and a positive team environment
  • Provide assistance in managing crew members as needed including performance management, addressing complaints, and planning, assigning, or directing workload.
  • Perform other duties as assigned throughout each season. (Ex: snow removal)


General Responsibilities

  • Report time and productivity daily using LMN and CRM software.
  • Keep and submit all receipts for material and fuel purchased.
  • Put in the hours necessary to make sure the job is getting done on time including weekends and holidays if necessary.
  • Maintain equipment. Responsible for getting all equipment to repair shops in a timely manner keeping in mind productivity.
  • Make decisions that are in the best interest of the company.
  • Other duties as needed to help drive and fulfill the Weller Brothers Mission.

Compensation and Benefits

  • Paid time off and paid holidays
  • 401k with company match
  • Medical, vision, and dental insurance

Job Requirements

  • Strong ability to work independently with little direction
  • Work and communicate professionally with customers and team members.
  • Ability to prioritize and multitask
  • Ability to coordinate multiple tasks.
  • Utilize LMN, GIS, and other relevant applications for measuring data and estimating.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office and Google applications.
  • Highly organized and detail-oriented
  • Excellent time management skills
  • Collaborative, positive attitude with eagerness to learn and assist where needed

The Weller Brothers Way

Our Mission and Roots guide us in our decision and actions every day. They are not just written words; they are our culture.

Why Work Here?

You can work anywhere. So why work at Weller Brothers?

You can be somebody here, and we believe that we are the best employer in the Midwest.

Landscape Technician

Details about this Career

This is a full-time, year-round position.

Weller Brothers provides the highest quality landscape design, construction and maintenance services to clients in Sioux Falls and the surrounding communities.  Because we are growing, we are looking for a motivated and passionate Landscape Technician to become part or our team.  

Job Summary and Responsibilities

Responsibilities

  • Assist with construction/installation of landscape
  • Take direction from jobsite foreman
  • Communicate with jobsite foreman and landscape designer to make sure the job is getting done to Weller Brothers quality standards and on time
  • Ability to adapt and preform other landscape crewman duties as neede

Compensation and Benefits

  • Competitive wages for the best talent and for individuals who want to advance their career
  • Simple IRA with company Match
  • Year-round employment
  • Ample overtime during the summer work season
  • Advancement opportunities available
  • All job inquiries and interviews will be kept completely confidential

Job Requirements

  • Ability to communicate with the job-site foreman in professional courteous manner
  • Ability to take constructive criticism
  • General knowledge and experience in operating common landscape equipment
  • Reliable transportation to and from work
  • Team Player
  • Self-starter
  • Ability to lift 80 pounds
  • Willingness to work long hours to get the job done on time

The Weller Brothers Way

Our Mission and Roots guide us in our decision and actions every day. They are not just written words; they are our culture.

Why Work Here?

You can work anywhere. So why work at Weller Brothers?

You can be somebody here, and we believe that we are the best employer in the Midwest.

Lawn Maintenance Technician

Details about this Career

Weller Brothers provides the highest quality landscape design and lawn maintenance services to customers in the Midwest. We are looking for a motivated and passionate Lawn Maintenance Technician to become part or our team. 

Job Summary and Responsibilities

Responsibilities

  • Perform day-to-day tasks of lawn and landscape maintenance crew including mowing and string trimming, power raking, spring and fall cleanups, aerating, etc.
  • Maintain a positive and professional appearance and attitude.
  • Ability to adapt and perform other lawn care technician duties as needed
  • Take direction from the crew foreman and perform assigned tasks.

Compensation and Benefits

  • Competitive wages for the best talent and for individuals who want to advance their career
  • Year-round employment opportunities 
  • Ample overtime from approximately April through November
  • Great advancement opportunities

Job Requirements

  • Prior lawn care experience is preferred but not required
  • Ability to lift 80 pounds
  • Ability to communicate with the crew foreman in a professional courteous manner
  • Ability to take constructive criticism
  • General knowledge of gardening tools and small engine equipment
  • Willingness to work long hours to get the job done on time

The Weller Brothers Way

Our Mission and Roots guide us in our decision and actions every day. They are not just written words; they are our culture.

Why Work Here?

You can work anywhere. So why work at Weller Brothers?

You can be somebody here, and we believe that we are the best employer in the Midwest.

Landscape Enhancement Foreman

Details about this Career

The primary responsibility of the Enhancement Foreman is to lead and perform a variety of duties to grow, maintain, and care for all types of plants and landscapes in a variety of settings. 

Job Summary and Responsibilities

Responsibilities

  • Oversee day-to-day crew tasks including but not limited to fertilizer and chemical applications, lawn mowing, power raking, irrigation installation and repair, landscape bed maintenance, perimeter pest control applications, spring and fall cleanups, and other lawn and landscape maintenance tasks.
  • Communicate with customers in a professional manner.  Use knowledge of turf grass and landscape industry to inform and educate customers.
  • Must be legally licensed with a state-specific applicator’s license.
  • Acquires and stores pesticide and herbicide solutions; mixes or dilutes specified chemicals or materials according to directions and applies them at the recommended rate.
  • Able to use outdoor maintenance and power equipment, a variety of hand tools, and legally operate a motor vehicle.
  • Willingness to work as part of a team or alone, in all weather conditions.
  • Ability to perform moderately heavy physical labor on a daily basis.
  • Installs, adjusts, and performs minor repairs on application equipment.
  • Instruct team members, as required, in applying sprays, dust, and other materials.
  • Follow all policies as specified in the Employee Handbook
  • Retain, label, and submit all receipts timely and accurately.
  • Commit the hours necessary to make sure the job is done to satisfaction.
  • Make decisions that are in the best interest of the company.
  • Assist in maintaining all Weller Brothers equipment.
  • Snow removal
  • Other duties as needed to help drive and fulfill the Weller Brothers Mission.

Compensation and Benefits

  • Health insurance
  • Dental insurance
  • Vision insurance
  • Paid holidays and paid time off
  • Simple IRA with company match
  • Cell phone reimbursement
  • Year-round employment
  • Ample overtime during the summer work season

Job Requirements

  • Ability to work and communicate professionally with customers and team members
  • Superior customer service skills
  • Lead by example
  • Manage and train new team members.
  • Timely input of hours on LMN software to ensure accurate payroll processing.
  • Hold team members accountable for being to work on time and doing their respective duties
  • Hold team members accountable for proper care of company-issued tools and equipment 
  • Proficient computer knowledge
  • Ability to manage multiple tasks
  • Strong attention to detail

Education and Experience

  • Must be at least 18 years old
  • High school diploma/GED required
  • A degree in Horticulture preferred

One year experience preferred but not required.

The Weller Brothers Way

Our Mission and Roots guide us in our decision and actions every day. They are not just written words; they are our culture.

Why Work Here?

You can work anywhere. So why work at Weller Brothers?

You can be somebody here, and we believe that we are the best employer in the Midwest.

Peaceful Details For a New Build

wide shot of a new home with a backyard patio

Peaceful Details For a New Build

Ron Peterson

Design by

Ron Peterson

The vision → the result!

Our work on this newly constructed Sioux Falls home began when the homeowner reached out to our team, wanting to create a nice hang-out space in the backyard.

In order for the patio level to match an existing covered patio, we added a boulder retaining wall around the perimeter. We then added patio space off the covered patio space to enjoy a fire pit or soak up the sun. On the side of the covered patio, a cedar privacy screen surrounds the hot tub area.

Finally, we planted tall ornamental grasses and flowering shrubs for year-round interest.

Beautiful and functional!

Designed

the Weller Brothers Way.

Midwest Masterpiece . . . and More.

Beautiful evening pool party

Midwest Masterpiece . . . and More.

Chad Kasten, Landscape Designer at Weller Brothers Landscaping

Design by

Chad Kasten
This multi-level outdoor living space started as a mostly unusable, sloped backyard. Today, it’s a magical gathering area where meaningful relationships have blossomed.
Phase one of this project started with an outlook grilling and serving structure, a pergola with seating below, and a lower firepit space. The area was designed to eventually accommodate a swimming pool. After a couple of years, the customer decided to take the “plunge” and phase two began. With the slope of the yard, the pool installation required some pretty extensive retaining walls that are something special to look at. Phase one of the project incorporated astroturf throughout the patio spaces, so we wanted to include that same detail throughout the pool deck. Each level of this backyard is truly amazing and this space will be enjoyed for many years to come.
This project became extra special to our team. Throughout the course of the construction, our production employees go to know the homeowners and their family. The video below tells the story of how this process created much more than a brand new backyard.

Designed

the Weller Brothers Way.

Pool Party!

backyard pool and patio redone in sioux falls

Pool Party!

Chad Kasten, Landscape Designer at Weller Brothers Landscaping

Design by

Chad Kasten
Elegance, beauty, and FUN sum up this backyard.

Before the renovation of this landscape began, there was an existing swimming pool and a fairly extensive landscape. The hope was to update the existing pool and redo the surrounding landscape.

To create a classy look to the patio, we used large slap pavers. Stone veneer steps were installed off the back of the house to match the look of the outdoor kitchen structures as well as the gas fire pit.

We then built an overhead structure with a TV to enjoy sporting events throughout the summer months. Whether you’re enjoying a cold beverage or cannonballing into the pool, this backyard will not disappoint. Cheers!

Designed

the Weller Brothers Way.

Backyard Autumn Charm

After photo of a backyard patio

Backyard Autumn Charm

Ron Peterson

Design by

Ron Peterson

A design that perfectly blends the new look with the old charm of the house and neighborhood.

The client has a busy, growing family and it was time to update the backyard space and make it more usable. They wanted a bigger patio and their kids outgrew the play set. We rebuilt the back steps with caps and block to match the house and lighted them for elegance and safety. The rich, red blend of pavers complemented the brick on the front of the house and made it feel like it’s been there from the beginning. And lastly, the landscape beds were tidied up and new sod was installed to finish it off so it’s ready to enjoy!

Designed

the Weller Brothers Way.

Wine, Dine, and Relax

Friends in outdoor kitchen

Wine, Dine, and Relax

Matt-Stadel

Design by

Matt Stadel

Welcome to this transformed backyard in Rochester, Minnesota.

Sit back in a lounger and enjoy perfectly crisp lines, a soft ambiance provided by landscape lighting, and a fresh taco from the Evo flat-top stove.

For many years, this expansive Rochester, Minnesota backyard sported a large, outdated deck and unimpressive landscaping. The homeowners were ready for change, which included a pool, installed by Thatcher Pools, and much more.

Given the slope of the yard and the area dedicated to the pool, we had a relatively small area to work within. Yet, our team cleverly fit all of the elements into this project that the homeowners were hoping for — a sunken hot tub, outdoor kitchen and pergola, fire pit, and lounging areas. The artificial turf adds a unique element to the poolside, surrounded by Techo Bloc pavers.

The entire pool area is held up by a Kansas limestone retaining wall, with a Belgard wall separating the lower level from the top tier.

The kitchen elements were a priority to the homeowners, who knew exactly what they wanted. Our task was to create a kitchen design that checked off all their boxes, including a fully functional sink, grill, and Evo flat-top stove. The granite countertops with drop apron edges add a clean and neat look to the kitchen.

Enjoy!

Designed

the Weller Brothers Way.