Published in the July/August 2011 issue of print Search & Employ® |
Tom Donnelly, president of ValleyCrest Landscape Development, is looking for employees willing to roll up their sleeves. “Veterans are always those kinds of people,” he said. “That’s why we love to hire them. They know how to work hard, follow directions and go above and beyond. They make businesses prosper.”
Founded by a veteran in 1949, the Calabasas, California-based ValleyCrest Landscape Companies is the nation’s largest integrated landscape services company, with annual revenue of $835 million, more than 9,000 employees, and operations in more than 100 locations nationwide. Eight business units deliver a full array of landscape services to a wide variety of commercial and residential customers across the globe.
Among some of ValleyCrest’s most visible projects are Bellagio Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas, Disney’s Animal Kingdom, Naval Air Station Pensacola in Florida, Dallas Cowboys Stadium in Texas, Invesco Field at Mile High Stadium in Colorado, U.S. Coast Guard Headquarters in Washington, D.C., and Fort Bliss Army Base in Texas.
“Even in this economy, we’ve got a lot of work to do,” Donnelly said. “That’s why I’m calling all veterans. If you want to be outdoors, work in a service-oriented business, and find a lot of rewards, then this is the place to be. Hundreds of our employees have been with the company for a decade or longer.”
Donnelly said that engineers tend to make great fits at ValleyCrest, but anybody with interest should apply. “We’ve got opportunities all over the country, and many of them are entry level,” he said. “We’re the kind of company where people don’t know exactly what we do until they get inside the company. Our employees get to be outdoors, have a lot of flexibility, get paid well and have a great opportunity for advancement. Ideally, prospective employees should enjoy working within a structure, be self-starters, be creative, be able to think on their feet, and be willing to support their teammates. ”