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Desired Industry: Landscaping SpiderID: 55871
Desired Job Location: Raleigh, North Carolina Date Posted: 11/19/2011
Type of Position: Full-Time Permanent Availability Date: 11-21-2011
Desired Wage:
U.S. Work Authorization: Other
Job Level: Management (Manager, Director) Willing to Travel: No
Highest Degree Attained: Willing to Relocate: No


Objective:
Hello,

My name is Don Benson

I have been laid off from my current position as
Landscape Maintenance Director at Perry
Corporation. Tommy Perry of Perry Corporation
said he would be a good reference for me. Tommy
Cell Number is 919-422-5660.

I have attached my resume outlining my education
and experience.

I have over twenty-five years of experience in the
green industry. I have been responsible for
department budgeting and billing, training
employees on proper horticulture techniques,
supervising up to twenty-five employees,
diagnosing diseases and insect problems of plants,
trees, flowers and shrubs, and ordering and
installation of seasonal flowers.

Please contact me to set up a time to discuss the
position and my qualifications in more detail.
Thank you for your consideration.

Sincerely,

Don Benson


Experience:
DON BENSON
__________________________________________________
_________________________________________________
6709 Pine Brook Lane, Willow Spring, NC 27592 -
(919) 552-8611 home - (919) 414-6324 cell
e-mail: dbenson362@yahoo.com

SUMMARY

Over twenty-five years of supervisory and customer
relations experience in the horticulture and
landscape maintenance industry, with major
strengths in management of daily production
schedules, sales of various goods and services and
the development of positive client relationships.
Recognized as a highly self-directed professional
with strong organizational skills who is dedicated to
resolving issues with a commitment to service.

PROFESSIONAL SKILLS AND ACCOMPLISHMENTS

CUSTOMER RELATIONS AND ACCOUNT
MANAGEMENT
• Immediately addressed any problems or
concerns of clients and resolved issues to the
client’s satisfaction.
• Maintained positive client relationships by
assuring quality management of each account and
regularly meeting with clients to discuss contract
upgrades and resolve any issues.
• Organized, maintained and reviewed client
contracts to assure all are up-to-date. Reviewed
contracts to assure each client was scheduled for
and received all contracted services.

SUPERVISORY AND TRAINING
• Managed and supervised foremen and crews of
up to 25 employees in the maintenance of
commercial and residential landscape accounts.
• Responsible for hiring, firing, training,
managing performance, and motivating employees.
• Developed training programs, training
materials and schedules to train employees on safe
practices and proper horticultural procedures to
assure each employee remained safe and
productive.
• Worked with various management reports to
guide production towards monthly goals.

SALES
• Developed leads by cold calling potential
clients; met with potential clients to determine
needs and sell landscape maintenance services.
• Represented the company and sold residential
landscape maintenance services at various
consumer shows, including the Southern Ideal
Home Show and the Spring Flower and Garden
Show.
• Assisted with the development of marketing
materials and website content for the sales of
services.

ORGANIZATIONAL AND LOGISTICS
• Completed daily scheduling of trucks,
equipment and crews to assure highest and most
effective production.
• Developed and maintained organizational
board for all crews’ daily work schedule.
• Created a calendar to guide employees in
preventing, identifying, and treating problems
throughout the year.
• Managed delivery and installation of pine straw
on commercial and residential sites in North
Carolina, Virginia, South Carolina, and Florida.
• Coordinated all design, ordering, shipping and
installation of seasonal flowers for the Spring and
Fall.

HORTICULTURE KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS
• Certified Plant Professional by the North
Carolina Association of Nurserymen
• Developed training programs, training
materials and schedules to train employees on safe
practices and proper horticultural procedures to
assure each employee remained safe and
productive.
• Assisted co-workers with identifying disease
and insect problems of trees, plants, flowers,
shrubs and turf.

COMPUTER SKILLS
• Microsoft Office 2007, Microsoft Word,
Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Outlook e-mail,
Smartsheet software
• Windows XP, Windows Vista, Mac
• Internet
DON BENSON
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PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Landscape Maintenance Director, Perry Corporation,
Zebulon, NC, 8/09 – 11/11

Landscape Maintenance Manager, Hicks Landscape
Contractors, Wendell, NC, 8/06 – 5/09

Production Manager, Pine Straw Distributors, Inc.,
Raleigh, NC, 7/05 – 5/06

Landscape Maintenance Manager, Davis Landscape
LTD, Garner, NC, 7/04 - 7/05

Landscape Maintenance Supervisor, Jones’
Landscape Maintenance, Inc., Fuquay-Varina, NC,
4/04 - 7/04

Superintendent, Brickman Group, LTD., Research
Triangle Park, NC, 9/02 - 4/04

Residential Landscape Maintenance
Manager/Horticulturalist, Bland Landscaping
Company, Inc.,
Apex, NC, 2/93 – 7/02

EDUCATION AND TRAINING

William Rainey Harper College, Palatine, Illinois –
Horticulture and Parks Management

RECOGNITION AND AWARDS

• Awarded three National Awards by the
American Landscape Contractor’s Association for
Outstanding
Environmental Improvement.
• Awarded ten state Grand Awards by the North
Carolina Landscape Contractor’s Association for
Environmental Improvement.

PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS AND CERTIFICATIONS

NC Pesticide License No. 4582/North Carolina
Certified Plant Professional/Turfgrass Council of
North Carolina














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