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Landscape Designer

 

For Garden’s Sake is a family-owned garden center and landscaping company, in operation since 1999. We are continually growing, and offer customers a one-stop shop for plants, landscape design/installation, and lawn maintenance services.

Working with us allows you to enjoy a beautiful, natural environment every day with teammates that want to see you shine. You’ll be given opportunities to train, learn, and grow to your greatest potential. We prioritize caring for our employees as much as our customers.

Plus, we have resident goats, chickens, and ducks!

⇒ Meet the LANDSCAPING DIVISION and YOUR FUTURE TEAM!

The Position:

We are seeking an experienced Landscape Designer to create and sell outstanding landscape and hardscape designs. This person will meet with clients, discuss needs and desires for the projects, and draft designs and proposals. The main goal is to build a rapport with clients and produce design plans that will both wow them and be profitable for our company – our admin staff will handle the rest.

This is a full-time position paying $48K+ salary plus commission (estimated $25K first year). We offer paid time off and holidays; medical, dental, vision, and life insurance; matching 401k; reimbursement for CE credits towards Landscape Contractors’ License and renewal; discounts at the Garden Center; and work-life balance. Advancement opportunities available as we continue to grow.

Responsibilities:

  • Conduct on-site client consultations to provide solutions and recommendations
  • Generate landscape designs utilizing AutoCAD, comprising of softscaping, hardscaping, lighting, and drainage
  • Create design proposals and cost estimates for residential and commercial properties based on accurate field measurements and analyses
  • Serve as the primary contact for clients to foster relationships and close sales
  • Heavy focus on designing, client consultations, site visits, and revisions. Position assisted by extensive administrative and sales support.

Requirements:

  • Valid driver’s license with no major infractions
  • Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in landscape architecture or landscape design, or a demonstrated depth of horticulture knowledge from prior landscape design experience
  • Professional industry experience creating landscape and hardscape designs
  • Significant knowledge of horticultural materials suitable for North Carolina and proper planting techniques
  • Strong understanding of landscape construction products, methods, and procedures –   including but not limited to softscapes, hardscapes, grading, drainage, irrigation, and lighting
  • Proficiency in AutoCAD;  additional experience with Adobe Suite or 3D modeling programs a plus
  • Tech/computer proficiency and willingness to learn; familiarity with Google Suite and LMN estimating software a plus
  • Proven proficiency in increasing sales through lead generation and client relationships
  • Friendly, genuine, confident, and professional demeanor  with a knack  for building positive relationships quickly
  • Strong go-getter drive to reach and exceed individual and company goals
  • Superb attention to detail and organizational skills

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Please email your design portfolio to hannah@fgsdurham.com as part of your application.