Business executives are strong leaders who want to make a difference in their company but also in their communities and in the lives of their employees.They enjoy mentoring and motivating those around them. They are process and profit focused and have a keen commitment to serving the needs of customers. These professionals manage a full spectrum of operations as well as specialty areas through positions such as chief operating officers, safety managers, legal professionals, branch managers and regional and zone managers. Many executives are career-changers, those who transfer their management skills from other professions while others start in entry-level positions as landscape professionals and hone their skills as they grow through positions of increased responsibility.
Business Executive Essentials
- Medical coverage
- Paid vacation time
A bachelor’s degree or MBA is often required, and landscape industry experience is preferred (but not mandatory).
*Median salaries and benefits should be used as a guide. Actual compensation is influenced by location, type of business, employee’s experience, etc. and benefits vary among employers.
Aaron Yoder, Chief Operating Officer
When he first started working with his employer 10 years ago as an accounts receivable clerk, Aaron never would have pictured himself ending up as the head of operations of one of the largest residential landscapers in the country.