It’s career month at the KYC! Last week we learned about the restaurant business at Garwoods Restaurant http://garwoodsrestaurant.com/ . Yesterday we learned about the landscaping business from Community Landscape Company http://communitylandscape.com/ .
After making our property look beautiful, our guest speaker, Harry provided an inside look at the business. Harry noted a few key advantages to getting into the industry: you get to spend time outdoors; entry level positions are available with opportunities for growth; there’s lots of work available; there are entrepreneurial opportunities for ambitious individuals who want to start their own companies.
We took a look at some of the tools of the trade. These mowers get the job done for many customers in the community, including the KYC. Harry is on a mow crew, which makes for a very busy summer!
Other tools of the trade: Weed whackers and a blower. A close look at the equipment gave us a feel for what it’s like on the job.
A Ford F-350 with a dump bed and trailer is used to transport the hard-workers, the tools, and the materials around our community. Despite the fact that it was a nice spring day, we also talked about the plowing and snow-removal aspects of the business.
Key take-aways: Harry has been in the business for over ten years and says that he loves the job! Harry says, “two of the most important attributes of a good landscape team-member are hard work and willingness to learn and take direction.” When you’re a landscaper you spend your days working hard outside. When you finish a job you get the immediate gratification of leaving your customer’s property looking beautiful.
Thank you Harry, Community Landscape Company Owner, Phil, and everyone at Community Landscape Company for giving us a glimpse into your business and for working everyday to make our community more beautiful. To learn more about Community Landscape Company, please check out their website http://communitylandscape.com/.
Next week, we learn about careers in banking from TD Bank!