Position: Designer / Estimator / Installer

Job bulletin posted 3-1-18


About Us:

Solheim Landscaping provides clients throughout Northeast Iowa with a complete line of high quality landscape solutions through 17 years of experience in design and installation.  We believe in giving our customer the best experience possible by using the latest products, technology, education, and equipment to complete their landscape needs on time and on budget.  Our greatest asset is our friendly, creative, and trusted staff who believes in a fun and rewarding work environment! 


Examples of the work we do include: retaining walls, patios, sidewalks, driveways, pavers / concrete / stamped concrete, fencing, low voltage lighting, grading, seeding, sod, planting perennials / shrubs / trees, material delivery, mulching, landscape edging, water features, outdoor kitchens, pergola / decking, native prairie / wildflower areas. 


Career Description

In this position you will work closely with the boss, crew, and the customer through many aspects of the job from start to finish.  There will be a balance of time spent between designing and estimating along with installation experience depending on your skills and experience and the company’s needs.


Job duties for this position include, but not limited to:

  • Working as a member of the installation crew
  • Meetings with customers
  • Creating landscape designs
  • Creating estimates
  • Creating invoices
  • Communicating with Crew Leader on design, estimate, and invoice details
  • Executing each day in an organized, efficient, and productive manner
  • Following industry and Solheim Landscaping’s high quality standards
  • Completing each job at or under budget and on time
  • Keeping time, notes, and other required information up to date
  • Create equipment and material checklists


Skills and Requirements

  • Team cooperation and leadership skills
  • Self-motivated with a strong work ethic and willingness to learn
  • Have strong attention to detail
  • Ability to Multi-task, stay organized, and keep a clean work area
  • Have and keep a positive attitude
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to think and act quickly in a fast-paced environment
  • Actively practice safety standards
  • Good understanding of landscape / construction materials and practices
  • Good understanding of plant material appropriate for Northeast Iowa
  • Landscaping, construction, management, leadership, or related experience is a plus
  • Education in Landscaping, construction, business, or design is a plus
  • Experience operating equipment and basic hand tools
  • Good driving record
  • A Class A CDL license is required, or willing to obtain within 30 days of employment (will train)
  • Must have reliable transportation for getting to work and be to work on time
  • Must pass pre-employment and random DOT drug and alcohol testing
  • Must be physically fit with ability to perform strenuous work in varying weather conditions and lift up to 85lbs
  • Smart phone required for time tracking and management data
  • Computer experience and ability to quickly learn new software programs
  • Experience with Quickbooks and/or Pro Landscape software are a plus but not required


Pay and Benefits

  • This is a full time seasonal position Monday-Friday going from April-December and may start or end sooner or later depending on weather and workload
  • Seasonal unemployment is available during the winter months
  • Hourly pay is based on experience and skills
  • Achievement based benefits include: paid vacation, medical compensation, phone compensation, bonuses, and raises
  • Paid training and credentialing
  • Paid development and retreat days to industry expos and educational events
  • Employee discount on company products
  • Plus get the rewarding effects of working inside and outside, working in a positive, fun, and creative environment, and seeing your hard work turn into something amazing that customers will enjoy for many years!  


How to Apply

Apply by filling out our employment application form available on our website.  Send it to us via mail or email.  For more details give Matt a call.  We’re excited to hear from you!


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Solheim Landscaping
7729 300th St Lot 1
Castalia, IA 52133


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