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national collegiate landscape competition 2019

Timberline Recap of the 43rd Annual NALP National Collegiate Landscape Competition

Timberline was excited to be a sponsor at this year’s National Collegiate Landscape Competition (NCLC). The NCLC is a three-day competition, testing the top landscape and horticulture students in real-world industry skills. It is also the largest Career Fair in the industry, connecting highly skilled students with top industry companies.

Josh Pool, Timberline’s Chief Operational Officer said this about the event: “I think I am most eager about the opportunity to meet students who are as excited about this industry as we are. We have a huge need for motivated and inspired young people who want to grow with a company who is consistently growing and expanding.”

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What's Wrong with My Lawn

What’s Wrong with my Lawn?

A beautiful lawn saves you time and money. We all want to have the healthiest lawn on the block.

Keeping your lawn in prime condition can not only increase your curb appeal but ensure that your grass and plants remain in good health throughout the year. Additionally, feeling confident and taking pride in the way that your lawn looks is important when you are already investing in your property.

However, it may be difficult to determine how to cure unhealthy grass or how to determine if your lawn is healthy in the first place. Our Timberline Turf Experts have listed some common lawn issues below. We cover how to spot them so that you can remedy your grass quickly and no longer need to ask “What’s wrong with my lawn?”

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Plant Health Care Specialist


Timberline Landscaping, Inc. is an award-winning company serving Colorado Springs and the surrounding areas, “Creating a little bit of Heaven” for 35 years! We offer a full range of services from commercial and residential landscape design/build to complete grounds maintenance. We love what we do and have fun doing it!
Primary Operational Objectives: If you have a passion for pruning, a knack for keeping things neat and you enjoy working with your hands in the dirt, then consider a position as a Plant Care Specialist. As a Plant Care Technician, you will provide plant care services on client premises.
Specific Job Details: During the winter season, employees will be available to work Christmas Décor arranging winter decorations, including holiday lights, wreaths and garland.
Duties and responsibilities:
• Maintain plants and flowers including: watering, trimming, cleaning, fertilizing, dusting
• Monitor, diagnose and treat insect, disease and cultural conditions of plants/flowers
• Monitor plant health and appearance assist with replacing plants when necessary

• Must have a reliable and insured vehicle, with a valid Colorado driver’s license and a clean driving record.
• Must pass background check consisting of employment history, personal/professional references, criminal record and drug screening.
• Demonstrate dependability and efficient work practices. Excellent customer service and communication skills.
• Possess time management skills, attention to detail and ability to keep a schedule.
• Ability to speak, read and write English. Bilingual in Spanish, highly desirable.
• Knowledge of plant identification highly desirable.
• Perform all duties in a safe and productive manner.
• Ensure adherence to operational policies, procedures to achieve safety objectives.
• Must be willing to do things outside of your job description. All team members help and support other departments when necessary.

Physical Demands & Work Environment:
• Ability to lift to 40 lbs.
• Frequent bending, twisting, reaching, crawling, stretching and standing, may at times be highly physical work.
• Must have knowledge in use of, and physical dexterity to use a variety of plant care and gardening tools (shears, pruners, hoses, watering cans, sprayers, etc.).
• PPE is provided and must wear company approved uniform.

8110 Opportunity View Colorado Springs, CO 80939
An Equal Opportunity Employer/E-Verify/Drug free workplace

Landscaping Technicians

Positions Needed: Landscape Maintenance Technicians and Landscape Construction Technicians
Salary: Hourly rate $12 – $14 per hour / DOE
Type: FT, newly hired employees can start immediately
Benefits: (Per company eligibility)
 Medical/Dental/Vision Insurance
 Life/AD&D Insurance
 Paid time off
 401K Investment plan

Timberline is an award-winning company serving Colorado Springs and the surrounding areas, “Creating a little bit of Heaven” for 35 years! We offer a full range of services from commercial and residential landscape design/build to complete grounds maintenance. We love what we do and have fun doing it!

Come work with us – voted one of the Best Workplaces in 2017!!

If you enjoy working with your hands, spending your working day outdoors, and enjoy hard work, this is the position for you! You will enjoy working with a close-knit team to accomplish excellent projects and maintenance. Our field employees make up the core of Timberline and work as a team on landscape projects and maintenance to ensure client satisfaction, utilizing their training and skills to present excellent landscapes that are the best of Colorado Springs. During the winter season, employee will be available to work snow removal and/or Christmas Décor, and installation of holiday lighting for both commercial and residential properties.

Duties and responsibilities:
• Includes landscaping, lawn maintenance, and use of tools and equipment

• Includes reliability, professionalism, understanding of instructions, and safety
Physical Demands & Work Environment:
• Includes outdoor work with exposure to all weather conditions and physical hard work

Physical Demands & Work Environment:
• Includes outdoor work with exposure to all weather conditions and physical hard work

Commercial Estimator

Duties & Responsibilities

Directly responsible for the sales functions of Timberline Landscaping, Inc. including customer interaction, contract bidding, and production activities
Duties include meeting with customers to assess needs & wants, preparing plans for approval, and submitting bid documents
Coordinates scheduling of jobs and ordering/procuring materials so that jobs can proceed in a timely fashion
Maintain corporate documentation including but not limited to job file notebooks, vehicle forms, safety forms
Must be knowledgeable of safety rules & standards
Responsible for monitoring safety compliance of crews in production and reporting concerns to the foremen and the corporate safety chairperson
Implements corporate goals & objectives as assigned by the President
Performs other functions as assigned by the President


Certificates, License, Registrations: Valid Colorado Driver’s License with a safe driving record, Certified Landscape Technician
Leadership and personnel management ability
Ability to plan and organize the work of self and others
Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating & maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals
Ability to write routine reports and correspondence. Ability to speak effectively before groups of employees of the company
Ability to add, subtract, multiply & divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals
Ability to compute ratio & percent. Ability to define problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables
Must have a working knowledge of computers
Desired qualities to include:
Bilingual in English and Spanish
Working knowledge of Aspire, Sage 300 Construction and Real Estate and Sage Estimating a plus
Ability to work in a fast-paced environment
Willingness to learn new skills
Previous Landscape, irrigation or earthwork experience

Physical Demand & Work Environment

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to sit, stand, walk, listen, talk and drive. The employee is frequently required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools or controls such as calculators, file cabinets, telephone, or keyboard
The employee is occasionally required to stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds
The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate but can extend to extreme if monitoring work in the field

Job Summary

Location: Colorado Springs
Reports To: Operations Manager
Supervises: Project Assistant
Experience: 2 years on-the-job experience
Career Level: Non-manager (exempt)
Education: A bachelor’s degree in a landscape related field
Salary: $45,000-$60,000 per year
Benefits: Health insurance as per ACA guidelines, Life/Accidental death insurance, Dental/Vision insurance, Paid time off, Profit sharing, 401K Investment plan
Job Type: Full-time
Salary: $45,000.00 to $60,000.00 /year

Project Manager

Timberline Landscaping, Inc. is an award-winning company serving Colorado Springs and the surrounding areas, “Creating a little bit of Heaven” for 35 years. We offer a full range of services- landscape design, construction, and maintenance.

The Project Manager is responsible for managing projects to meet or exceed our client’s expectations and serves as the face of the company for varying projects throughout the year. The Project Manager is also responsible for oversight of his/her projects, tracking of change orders and timely submission of financial data, leading and managing employees, and employee development and safety.

• Review and comprehend proposals, estimates and project design documents (plans,   specifications, submittals, testing requirements) for assigned projects.
• Participate in all necessary pre-job planning, post job follow up to help ensure that projects can proceed smoothly and efficiently that are closed out effectively.
• Actively communicate expectations and goals to all team members to ensure quality expectations are being met and exceeded.
• Actively prepare and utilize proper scheduling to anticipate and accommodate manpower, equipment, and material needs.
• Regularly track project performance to analyze the successful completion of goals, including ensuring employees’ time records are accurate and approved in a timely manner.
• Evaluate all job costs on a weekly basis to meet budgetary objectives and adjust costs according to project constraints.
• Ensure timely submission of all paperwork including change requests and job progress reports so that receivables are current.
• Ensure customers are completely satisfied through effective communication, relationship building, and regular site visits and/or construction meetings.
• Participate in helping build a productive, cohesive team of employees through excellent hiring practices, training, coaching, and mentoring.
• Strong analytical skills and the ability to meet critical deadlines.
• Provide oversight to all contracts to ensure that times are within budget and employee time records are an accurate reflection of crew assignments.
• Ensure a safe environment for employees, customers, and the general public while ensuring the work is done efficiently.
• Positive attitude with a professional demeanor and appearance, team-oriented, and a strong role model for ethical conduct and integrity.
• Mobilize the snow removal crews as well as visiting all sites to ensure quality expectations and specifications have been met or exceeded.
• Other duties as assigned.

• Bachelor’s degree in Construction, Horticulture, Project Management, or related field (or a minimum of four years landscape construction experience).
• Customer service experience.
• Proven leadership abilities with experience in crew management on commercial sites.
• Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
• Strong time management, project management, and organizational skills.
• Proficient computer skills in Excel, Word, and Outlook; and the aptitude to grasp new computer programs.
• Valid Colorado driver’s license with a safe driving record, which must be maintained.
• Strong work ethic.
• Bi-lingual Spanish.
• Certifications in Landscape Construction.

• The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 100 pounds (must ask for help when lifting over 50 pounds).
• This job, at times, requires stooping, kneeling, crouching, crawling, control of hand tools, and other work associated with landscaping.

• Location: Colorado Springs
• Reports To: Construction Manager
• Supervises: Commercial Foremen & Laborers
• Experience: 1-5 years of progressive experience
• Career Level: Manager (exempt)
• Education: NA
• Salary: DOE $45,000 to $60,000.00
• Benefits:
o Health insurance as per ACA guidelines
o Life/Accidental death insurance
o Dental/Vision insurance
o Paid time off
o Profit sharing
o 401K Investment plan

Landscaping a Colorado Zen Garden

Landscaping a Colorado Zen Garden

When you think of a zen garden, you probably think of a large Japanese garden tucked away somewhere in the mountains. Well, at Timberline Landscaping we love opportunities to break outside of the norm and shake things up a bit! We decided to take on the challenge of landscaping a zen garden in Colorado, but not without a few adaptations to accommodate the dry climate. Traditional Japanese Zen gardens have certain elements that are “required” in order to qualify as a Zen garden.

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