What is most appealing to me about working at Landscapes Unlimited is that I am not pegged into a specific role or department. We get to use our capabilities to make contributions across a diverse spectrum of company departments. One day I may be recruiting potential employees, the next I may be meeting with our Operations Group to review the Employee Benefits Programs. LU’s philosophy of “unlimited capabilities” applies not only to meeting its customer’s needs, but providing growth opportunities to their employees.
Meet Our People
Meet Our People
Our reputation for exceeding client expectations has earned us many of our repeat clients. We like to think it is because our quality construction and our knowledgeable team members.
How do we maintain this level of excellence? We hire exceptional people and invest in their growth. Our diverse workforce, our commitment to safety, our excellent customer service, and our training and personal development programs is what has led us to maintain this level of excellence.
We feel the best way to get a sense of the kinds of people who are at Landscapes Unlimited is to hear from them in their own words. We’ve asked people from a variety of roles and divisions and at different points in their careers to tell a little about themselves, their experiences and their thoughts about working at Landscapes Unlimited.
"My success has been determined by my capabilities not my job title."
"You are only as a good as every person on your team."
One of my favorite things about working for Landscapes Unlimited is being associated with the entire team of irrigation folks. When I estimate a project, my boss and the irrigation project managers work with me to determine the best way to get the project completed, brainstorming challenging issues that may come up during the execution of a project. Their years of experience in the field, coupled with my detailed analysis of an estimate, assure the Owner that we have addressed all of the issues prior to submitting our bid. If we are awarded the project, I am proud to say we have some of the most talented, hardworking people in the field, who will make sure the project gets completed as bid. It takes our entire team to make the project a success!
"I have enjoyed working to live up to….'being the best….'"
When I came to work at LU, Bill Kubly and Landscapes Unlimited had developed a sterling reputation in the golf construction industry for doing the highest quality work and doing it with the highest level of integrity. I have enjoyed working to live up to and build upon that foundation in another discipline in the golf industry, golf management and consulting. I came to work at LU without having contributed to ‘being the best’, now after more than 18 years I think our clients can say that we have complimented what Bill had started.
"…the passion and talent that each and every employee brings to the Company…..we bring to our customers"
It was almost like I felt an immediate connection with Landscapes Unlimited as soon as I walked through the front door on my first day. That connection has grown even stronger over the years. The passion and talent each and every employee brings to the Company is a true testament of that same connection we bring to our customers.
"If I have to work, there's no better place than Landscapes."
Prior to working for LU, I had never experienced a work environment where the employees worked so well together and so hard to be the best at what we do. It makes coming to work every day enjoyable. I also have the opportunity of working with many of our vendors from all over the country. Building relationships and having the opportunity to make a difference in so many places is one of the things I like best about my job. "If I have to work, there's no better place than Landscapes." They know it takes us all not only to get the job done but done well.
"LU’s Leadership Program has helped me grow…"
One of the reasons I have liked working at Landscapes Unlimited is I have gained experience in my position. I have been taught new things and had new experiences. LU’s Leadership Program has helped me grow and become more confident in communications with the owner’s representatives and other contacts I have made working for this company.
"LU trusted in me and gave me the guidance that I needed…"
The best thing for me about LU is the ability that it offers its employees to advance their careers if they work hard. Like Tom Everett always says "there is nothing more enjoyable for him than promoting from within." I came to LU as a 23 year old Assistant Golf Professional and was named General Manager of one of LU’s largest courses before I was 30. A lot of this had to do with good timing and luck but a lot also had to do with the guidance that was given to me by the entire LU Corporate team especially my boss Chris Jacobsen. LU trusted in me and gave me the guidance that I needed to run a facility of this size. The customer service training really stems from watching the Management team treat customers, employees etc... You can read as many books as you want but watching how Jake and Tom have treated customers, clients, employees, vendors etc. is the most valuable thing that I have learned.
"working here has given me the chance to use and develop different talents…"
Since I was hired 25 years ago, Landscapes Unlimited has offered me growth opportunities within the organization from Shaper to Superintendent Roles. Working here has given me the chance to use and develop different talents that originally did not come naturally. Working with Landscapes has given me the chance to meet and work on many great projects, but more importantly it has given me the opportunity to work with some incredibly talented people.
"Unconditional respect and our company’s attitude towards pleasing the client, being the best, and more importantly, their own employees’ growth and success is the thing that puts LU on top."
I have been working in the field building and renovating golf courses while traveling on the road for the last 17 years. I have lived and worked in many states, many cities, and have worked on a lot of golf courses a long way from home. I have worked with many different people, have had many different managers on all levels and have had several different crews work for me. I will say, that across the board, the people here, no matter where I am in the country, or no matter what type of job we are doing, have always supported and done their best to become my family, friends, and mentors. Unconditional respect and our company’s attitude towards pleasing the client, being the best, and more importantly, their own employees’ growth and success is the thing that puts LU on top.