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Employment Opportunities

We believe the key to success starts with great people. We are committed to creating a work environment that kindles creativity, team spirit, commitment, and excellent customer service. Apply with us today for an exciting career in the landscape and gardening industry!

We are now Hiring for the Following Departments for 2024:

  • Landscape – Planting Supervisor
  • Landscape – Construction Foreman Supervisor
  • Landscape – Technician/Installer
  • Landscape- Yard Maintenance Groundskeeper

Office Assistant

Job Description

Ted Lare Design Build is a reputable full service Landscaping company seeking a Office Assistant that is willing to grow with us. We focus on professionalism and a strong drive to be the best landscaping in the Metro in terms of quality, speed, and efficiency.  We are looking for a reliable office assistant to answer phones, invoice customers, proofread, organization and clerical support of tasks and projects, etc. The ideal candidate is friendly, outgoing and positive! 

  • Basic Knowledge of Computer Skills
  • Math and Typing Skills
  • Verbal & Written Communication
  • Detail Oriented
  • Fast Paced Environment
  • Quick Learner
  • Must be able to work Monday – Friday 8am – 5pm

Applicants must be tobacco free in the workplace. Wages start at $15-$20 based on experience. We offer paid lunches, insurance and 401k plan. This is a seasonal position from March to December depending on weather.  Please call Danie with any questions. 515-981-1073

Annual Flower Maintenance Manager

We believe our success reflects the quality of people that make up our team. We invite people who are friendly, passionate, and self-motivated to join us. We are always expanding our team of dedicated, hard-working professionals and are looking for great people who enjoy physical work and have a sunny disposition.

Job Description

  • Design and install annual flower plantings for commercial and residential clients for spring, summer, fall and winter.
  • Communicate and meet with clients on their flower color choices and other preferences.
  • Order flowers, plants, winter greens and embellishments for each season.
  • Schedule and route planting teams on a daily basis during each season to accomplish plantings in a timely manner.
  • Establish and schedule 3 teams for watering and fertilizing plants throughout the seasons.
  • Stage and organize plant material for crews.
  • Inspect plantings and work performed by teams for quality
  • Meet with new clients to develop creative designs and estimates for flowers and on-going care services of seasonal planters and flowers.
  • Deliver estimates to clients and follow up to grow our flower planting division.
  • Ongoing communications with existing clients.

Skills & Requirements

  • Previous management experience
  • Extensive knowledge of annual flowers and tropical plants for all seasons.
  • Experience with annual planting design for planters and larger planting bed installations for the different seasons
  • Time management skills and multitasking capabilities, as it is common to work on many projects at any given time.
  • Communication skills- comfortable with one-on-one and group interactions between clients and employees. Good presentation skills when speaking about proposals and clients.
  • Organized, friendly/outgoing, able to deal with unhappy customers (on occasion)
  • Ability to prioritize tasks throughout the day/week
  • Work in a fast paced environment.
  • Computer skills- Microsoft Office, email and scheduling.

Applicants must be tobacco free in the workplace, have a valid driver’s license and a clean driving record. We will run an MVR on all driving records.

Position starting at $50,000 or more based on experience.

Landscape Maintenance Manager

We believe our success reflects the quality of people that make up our team. We invite people who are friendly, passionate, and self-motivated to join us. We are always expanding our team of dedicated, hard-working professionals and are looking for great people who enjoy physical work and have a sunny disposition.

Job Description

  • Manage a team of 8-12 people throughout the year to accomplish the tasks below-
  • Design and install annual plantings for commercial and residential clients.
  • Spring maintenance activities: edging, mulching, pruning, general cleanup.
  • Ongoing summer bed & planting maintenance programs for planting beds and annual plantings.
  • Fall cleanup: cut down and leaf removal programs.
  • Meet with new clients and develop custom maintenance packages for clients.
  • Deliver estimates to clients and follow up to grow our maintenance division.
  • Ongoing communications with existing clients.

Skills & Requirements

  • Previous management experience 
  • Extensive knowledge of Midwest plants- perennials, shrubs and annuals.
  • Experience with annual planting design for planters and larger planting bed installations for the different seasons
  • Good time management skills and multitasking capabilities, as it is common to work on many projects at any given time.
  • Communication skills- comfortable with one-on-one and group interactions between clients and employees. Good presentation skills when speaking about proposals and clients.
  • Organized, friendly/outgoing, able to deal with unhappy customers (on occasion)
  • Ability to prioritize tasks throughout the day/week
  • Work in a fast paced environment.
  • Computer skills- Microsoft Office, email and scheduling.

Applicants must be tobacco free in the workplace, have a valid driver’s license and a clean driving record. We will run an MVR on all driving records.

Position starting at $70,000 or more based on experience.

Garden Center Greenhouse Manager

Ted Lare is looking for a motivated, energetic, greenhouse manager! The ideal candidate should be a self-motivated, team player with a horticulture background. The ideal candidate will be passionate and knowledgeable about plants and enjoy a fast paced work environment.

Job Description

  • This position reports directly to the garden center manager
  • Supervise and create task lists for greenhouse staff of 2-6 people on a daily basis.
  • Curate and order plant collections for the greenhouse including annuals, vegetables, herbs, tropical plants, houseplants and succulents
  • Manage the care of above plant collections including watering, fertilizing, dead heading and disease & pest management
  • Manage greenhouse systems, vents, shade cloth and overall cleaning and care of greenhouse
  • Determine greenhouse layout for plants and merchandise
  • Help determine annual plantings on grounds for each season
  • Handle paperwork for ordering and receiving inventory
  • Develop relationships and assist customers with their orders when needed
  • Answer phone calls and emails on general greenhouse plant or product questions
  • Work with vendors on delivery schedules, credits and returns
  • Help open and close the store on certain days

 

Qualifications & Skills

  • Minimum of 2 years experience in horticulture field
  • Plant knowledge of annuals, tropical plants, houseplants, vegetables and herbs
  • Greenhouse pest and disease management
  • Plant care knowledge including watering, fertilizing and treatments
  • Customer service skills
  • Strong time management and organizational skills
  • Ability to multitask and meet deadlines
  • Must be fast paced on a computer and able to work in Microsoft Word and Excel
  • Written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to work most weekends

 

Benefits
As a new hire you will be started at an hourly rate with the potential for year round salary that will be negotiated at your 120 day review. Pay is negotiable with experience. Uniforms provided, health insurance available, paid holidays, employee discounts and approximately 8 weeks paid vacation time. The opportunity to work with a family run business, to work in a beautiful environment and a great management staff who also cares about you. Opportunity for advancement and raises. Applicants must be tobacco free in the workplace.

Marketing Specialist

Are you a creative mind with a passion for gardening and a flair for marketing? We’re seeking a talented individual to join our team as a Marketing Specialist at Ted Lare Design Build + Garden Center. This is an exciting opportunity to make a meaningful impact on our locally run family business.

Job Description

  • Create purposeful content following brand guidelines to reach our clients and potential new customers through Weekly Newsletters, Instagram, Facebook Feed, and TikTok posts.
  • Developing a content calendar for all media platforms and plan for each quarter.
  • Capture the beauty of our landscaping jobs and our garden center through stunning photos and engaging videos.
  • Help with receiving inventory
  • Analyze results using Google Analytics and other social media analytics to plan for future posts and changes to strategies.
  • Create additional written content for the company such as signage, blog posts, brochures or pamphlets.
  • Use creation tools such as CapCut, Canva, Mail Chimp, WordPress, Photoshop, and Bitly to create visual and print content.
  • Collaborate with each department manager to ensure consistent and appealing branding across all channels.

 

Requirements
  • Creative flair and a passion for storytelling through visuals and written content
  • Excellent organizational skills to manage multiple tasks and projects effectively
  • Strong written communication skills for crafting compelling captions and posts.
  • Familiarity with apps and relevant tools such as Mail Chimp, Bitly, WordPress, Photoshop, etc. to create written and visual content
  • Photography / Videography experience using iphones, digital cameras, drones, etc.
  • Ability to work both independently and in a team environment
  • Proven work experience as a social media manager or similar marketing role
 

Applicants must be tobacco free in the workplace.  Full time hours, starting wage of $19+ per hour, with potential for salary based on experience and performance. We provide uniforms, benefits, paid holidays and paid vacation time.  Please call 515-981-1075 and ask for Melissa.

Garden Center Staff

We believe our success reflects the quality of people that make up our team. We invite people who are friendly, passionate, and self-motivated to join us. We are always expanding our team of dedicated, hard-working professionals and are looking for great people who enjoy physical work and have a sunny disposition. Previous experience in the gardening industry or plant knowledge is a plus, but not required. We have full-time, part-time and seasonal positions available.

Job Description

  • Customer service and sales
  • General nursery and plant maintenance
  • Unloading trucks
  • Planting trees
  • Watering plants
  • Cash Register Functions
  • Help with customer delivery orders
  • Perform other related duties and assignments as requested.
 

Applicants must be tobacco free in the workplace. Wages start at $14/hr and up based on experience. We provide uniforms, benefits, paid holidays and paid vacation time. We schedule on a five-day work week with a standard 40 hours, weekend hours required, overtime as needed. Please call 515-981-1075 and ask for Melissa or Bailee.

 

Garden Center Part Time Cashier

Are you a friendly, customer-focused individual with a knack for organization? We are a beloved local garden center in search of a dedicated Part-Time Cashier to join our team. If you enjoy assisting customers, handling transactions, and contributing to the smooth operation of a small business, we want to hear from you!

We are always expanding our team of dedicated, hard-working professionals and are looking for great people who enjoy physical work and have a sunny disposition. Previous experience in the gardening industry or plant knowledge is a plus, but not required.

Job Description

  • Welcome and assist customers with inquiries and purchases
  • Operate the cash register with accuracy and efficiency
  • Receive and tag new merchandise, ensuring proper inventory tracking
  • Answer phones and provide helpful information to customers
  • Perform daily computer work, including checking emails, creating purchase orders, and generating reports for consignment vendors
 

Requirements

  • Strong customer service skills
  • Must be available 8am-5pm Tuesdays, Wednesdays & Saturday or Sunday
  • 24-32 hours of weekly availability
  • Attention to detail in handling transactions and managing inventory
  • Basic computer proficiency for daily tasks
  • Ability to multitask and work efficiently in a fast-paced environment
 

Applicants must be tobacco free in the workplace. Wages start at $16/hr and up based on experience. We provide uniforms, benefits, paid holidays and paid vacation time. We schedule on a five-day work week with a standard 40 hours, weekend hours required, overtime as needed. Please call 515-981-1075 and ask for Melissa or Bailee

 

Greenhouse Associate

Are you passionate about plants, love providing exceptional customer service, and enjoy working in a vibrant and dynamic environment? We are a well-established family-run garden center seeking a dedicated and enthusiastic individual to join our team as a Greenhouse Employee.
 
We are always expanding our team of dedicated, hard-working professionals and are looking for great people who enjoy physical work and have a sunny disposition
 

Job Description

  • Care for plants and flowers, including watering, fertilizing, and pest checking
  • Organize plants and to create an inviting and appealing shopping experience
  • Clean and maintain the health of plants
  • Answer phones and provide helpful information to customers
  • Assist customers in selecting the perfect plants and flowers for their needs
  • Collaborate with the team and contribute to various tasks as needed
 

Requirements

  • Personal and customer-service-oriented mindset
  • Full-time and part-time hours available, offering flexibility to accommodate various schedules
  • Basic knowledge of plants and flowers
  • Attention to detail and a love for organizing
  • Ability to multitask and work efficiently in a fast-paced environment
 

Applicants must be tobacco free in the workplace. Wages start at $16/hr and up based on experience. We provide uniforms, benefits, paid holidays and paid vacation time. We schedule on a five-day work week with a standard 40 hours, weekend hours required, overtime as needed. Please call 515-981-1075 and ask for Melissa or Bailee

Landscaping Planting Supervisor

Ted Lare Design Build is a reputable full service Landscaping company seeking Landscape Planting Supervisors who are willing to grow with us. We focus on professionalism and a strong drive to be the best landscaping in the Metro in terms of quality, speed, and efficiency. We expect a lot from our supervisors but compensate them well with competitive wages and benefits.

Job Description:

We are looking for creative minds and every opportunity to put your creative touch on the design, reliable, hard-working individual who doesn’t mind getting their hands dirty, who likes working outside and takes pride in his or her workmanship.

Requirements:

  • Hardscaping & Landscaping Construction Experience (3 years minimum)
  • Basic Plant knowledge
  • Must be able to lift 50-75 lbs
  • Must be able to perform frequent bending, twisting, kneeling & squatting
  • Work with crew to complete projects in the estimated time
  • Must be able to work Monday – Friday

Benefits:

Uniforms provided, health insurance available, paid holidays and paid vacation. 401K after with Employer match after 1 year of service (must be over 21 years old to qualify). The opportunity to work with a family run business, to work with quality equipment and a great management staff who also cares about you. Opportunity for advancement and raises.

  • 401(k)
  • 401(k) matching
  • Dental insurance
  • Employee discount
  • Health insurance
  • Referral program
  • Retirement plan
  • Vision insurance

Pay Rate:

We offer competitive wages to be determined on your experience.

Job Type: Full-time

Salary: $18.00 – $26.00 per hour

Please call Aaron at 515-981-1073 to inquire.

Landscape Construction Foreman Supervisor

Ted Lare Design Build is a reputable full service Landscaping company seeking Landscape Construction Supervisors who are willing to grow with us. We focus on professionalism and a strong drive to be the best landscaping in the Metro in terms of quality, speed, and efficiency. We expect a lot from our supervisors but compensate well with competitive wages and benefits.

Job Description:

We are looking for creative minds and every opportunity to put your creative touch on the design, reliable, hard-working individual who doesn’t mind getting their hands dirty, who likes working outside and takes pride in his or her workmanship. We build stone and paver patios, stone retaining walls, pathways, outdoor kitchens, fire-pits, water features and complete landscape installation.

Requirements:

  • Hardscaping & Landscaping Construction Experience (3 years minimum)
  • Must be able to lift 50-75 lbs
  • Work with crew to complete projects in the estimated time
  • Must be able to work Monday – Friday

Benefits:

Uniforms provided, health insurance available, paid holidays and paid vacation. 401K after with Employer match after 1 year of service (must be over 21 years old to qualify). The opportunity to work with a family run business, to work with quality equipment and a great management staff who also cares about you. Opportunity for advancement and raises.

  • 401(k)
  • 401(k) matching
  • Dental insurance
  • Employee discount
  • Health insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Referral program
  • Retirement plan
  • Vision insurance

Pay Rate:

We offer competitive wages to be determined on your experience.

Candidates can apply online at https://www.tedsgardens.com/employment/ Or call Aaron at 515-559-6931 to schedule an interview. Thank you in advance for inquiring about our company, we look forward to hearing from you.

Job Type: Full-time

Salary: $18.00 – $26.00 per hour

Expected hours: 40 – 45 per week

Please call Aaron at 515-981-1073 to inquire.

Landscape Technician/Installer

Ted Lare Design Build is a reputable full service Landscaping company seeking Landscape Installers who are willing to grow with us. We focus on professionalism and a strong drive to be the best landscaping in the Metro in terms of quality, speed, and efficiency. We expect a lot from our installers but compensate them well with competitive wages and benefits.

Job Description:

We are looking for creative minds and every opportunity to put your creative touch on the design, reliable, hard-working individual who doesn’t mind getting their hands dirty, who likes working outside and takes pride in his or her workmanship.

Requirements:

  • Previous landscaping experience is a plus, but not required
  • Must be able to lift 50-75 lbs
  • Must be able to perform frequent bending, twisting, kneeling & squatting
  • Work with crew to complete projects in the estimated time
  • Must be able to work Monday – Friday
 

Benefits:

Uniforms provided, health insurance available, paid holidays and vacation. 401K after with Employer match after 1 year of service (must be over 21 years old to qualify). The opportunity to work with a family run business, to work with quality equipment and a great management staff who also cares about you. Opportunity for advancement and raises.

  • 401(k)
  • 401(k) matching
  • Dental insurance
  • Employee discount
  • Health insurance
  • Referral program
  • Retirement plan
  • Vision insurance
 

Pay Rate:

We offer competitive wages to be determined on your experience.

Candidates can apply online at https://www.tedsgardens.com/employment/ Or call Aaron at 515-559-6931 to schedule an interview. Thank you in advance for inquiring about our company, we look forward to hearing from you.

Job Type: Full-time

Salary: $15.00 – $18.00 per hour

Expected hours: 40 – 45 per week

Please call Aaron at 515-981-1073 to inquire.

Landscape Yard Maintenance Groundskeeper

Ted Lare Design Build is a reputable full service Landscaping company seeking Landscape Installers who are willing to grow with us. We focus on professionalism and a strong drive to be the best landscaping in the Metro in terms of quality, speed, and efficiency. We expect a lot from our installers but compensate them well with competitive wages and benefits.

Job Description:

We are looking for a reliable, hard-working individual who doesn’t mind getting their hands dirty, who likes working outside and takes pride in his or her workmanship. Responsibilities will include all aspects of commercial and residential maintenance: including trimming, edging, weeding, pruning, and mulching. Fast paced work environment.

Requirements:

  • Must be able to lift 50-75 lbs
  • Must be able to perform frequent bending, twisting, kneeling & squatting
  • Ability to perform in all-weather elements
  • Must be punctual, dependable, and have effective communication skills
  • Must be able to work Monday – Friday
 

Benefits:

Uniforms provided, health insurance available, paid holidays and vacation. 401K after with Employer match after 1 year of service (must be over 21 years old to qualify). The opportunity to work with a family run business, to work with quality equipment and a great management staff who also cares about you. Opportunity for advancement and raises.

  • 401(k)
  • 401(k) matching
  • Dental insurance
  • Employee discount
  • Health insurance
  • Referral program
  • Retirement plan
  • Vision insurance
 

Pay Rate:

We offer competitive wages to be determined on your experience.

Candidates can apply online at https://www.tedsgardens.com/employment/ Or call Aaron at 515-559-6931 to schedule an interview. Thank you in advance for inquiring about our company, we look forward to hearing from you.

Job Type: Full-time

Salary: $15.00 – $17.00 per hour

Expected hours: 40 – 45 per week

Please call Derek at 515-981-1073 to inquire.

Ted Lare Garden Center

Sunday:

12pm-4pm

Monday:

9am-5pm

Tuesday:

9am-5pm

Wednesday:

9am-5pm

Thursday:

9am-5pm

Friday:

9am-5pm

Saturday:

9am-5pm