Help Wanted: Trent Hill Farm & Nursery and Exterior Image, Inc. are seeking qualified individuals for the following positions:

  

 


Position:  Horticulturist/Grower

COMPANY:

Trent Hill Farm & Nursery is a 50 acre facility that is located 20 miles south of Annapolis, MD.  Trent Hill prides itself on filling a ‘niche’ within the industry for both local and regional landscape contractors and garden centers. 

We are looking to hire a candidate who will continue with and expand upon our reputation as a facility that provides high quality nursery stock that exceeds industry standards, perform work within industry standards and the laws that govern the nursery profession and who will assist in maintaining a facility that is aesthetically appealing and professional in appearance to promote customer satisfaction.

JOB DESCRIPTION

To work as a team player with the day to day operations of the nursery that will include but not be limited to the following items:

  • Field, container plant and perennial installations based on practical layout, cultivations, inspections, maintenance, and harvest
  • Establish planting and digging schedules
  • Establish water requirements and set irrigation requirements and make necessary seasonal adjustments and repairs, installations
  • Fertilizer schedules and modifications
  • Pesticide management and applications
  • Seasonal pruning
  • Soil analysis and soil row replenishment using site soils and composted material
  • Equipment and machinery operation
  • Maintain and develop inventory lists, ongoing availability lists and price lists
  • Liner orders fall of each season based on sales history and inventory projections
  • Develop production schedules and forecasts, budgets
  • Facility management to promote organization, cleanliness and professional appearance
  • Maintain existing nutrient management plan
  • Assist with continued planned development of the farm
  • Recommendations on equipment needs and purchases
  • Consult with ownership and co-workers regarding daily operation and short and long term company goals

QUALIFICATIONS:

Applicants are to have received a horticulture degree from a reputable institution and have a minimum of 3 years’ experience in the industry.  Applicants are to be proficient with MS office and possess strong verbal and written communication skills.

BENEFITS:

  • Competitive salary commensurate with experience
  • Paid vacations, holidays, sick days
  • Medical Insurance

 

A small field, container, and perennial production nursery is seeking motivated, hard-working employees to carry out the day-to-day activities of the farm. Duties include planting, harvesting, weeding, fertilizing, pruning, mowing, pulling orders, driving farm machinery, and various other tasks that require working in all conditions. Applicant must have some interest or experience in agriculture, horticulture, or general garden work. You must be able to work outdoors 8 hours a day, and carry 50 lbs. Reliable full-time work. Please email info@trenthillnursery.com with your resume/cover letter.

 

Please forward your resume to: Trent Hill Farm & Nursery, 24 Nutwell Road, Lothian, MD 20711 or email your resume to info@trenthillnursery.com

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Position:    Maintenance Manager

COMPANY:

Exterior Image Inc. is a full service landscape design/build maintenance company dually owned and operated out of Trent Hill Farm & Nursery, a 50 acre nursery just south of Annapolis in Lothian, MD.  The company has a reputable name in the industry having established a long list of impressive clientele in the area over a 20+ year existence. The company takes pride in delivering high-quality finished products and providing exceptional gardening and lawn care services.

 

JOB DESCRIPTION:

The right candidate will have experience in turf and plant management and knowledge of IPM practices and have an applicators license or the ability to obtain one. Duties include but are not limited to:

  • Perform general landscape maintenance / management duties, including inspections of turf and shrubs to outline and implement recommendations for care and maintenance
  • Small tree, shrub, and perennial design installation
  • Apply fertilizers and pesticides as required (develop spray program with employees)
  • Maintain a MDA log of pesticide and fertilizer applications in compliance with Maryland State law
  • Presentations of daily and weekly schedules/commitments to crews
  • Affirmation of routes and personnel distribution for jobs
  • Inventory of goods out and return of same
  • Daily paperwork review and job costing and submittal for invoicing
  • Site visits and analysis, write up of work orders and implementation based on observation and acceptance
  • Client contact to review client satisfaction of work performed and prospective client meetings
  • Procurement of goods – fertilizers, pesticides, mulch, specialty items, annuals
  • Promote seasonal annual installations and schedule crews accordingly
  • Maintain cleanliness of the shop, cleanup of trucks and equipment and inspections of tools and equipment.
  • Scheduling of repairs and purchases of tools based on workloads and discussion with crews, shop mechanic and business owner.
  • Set an example for crews

QUALIFICATIONS:

Applicants must have good management, organizational and communication skills in addition to landscape maintenance and property oversight/customer service experience. The ability to schedule and complete work in a timely and professional manner is a must. Experience in lighting, irrigation and snow removal would be helpful.

BENEFITS:

  • Competitive salary commensurate with experience
  • Paid vacations, holidays, personal/sick days
  • Medical Insurance

 

For inquiries, please send/e-mail your resume and cover letter to:

Exterior Image, Inc.

24 Nutwell Rd, Lothian, MD 20711

Lothian, MD 20711

410-956-1344

info@exteriorimage.com

 

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Position:    Landscape Designer, Estimator and Sales

COMPANY:

Exterior Image Inc. is a design/build company located on a beautiful 50 acre tree farm and nursery 20 miles south of Annapolis in Lothian, MD.  The company has a reputable name in the industry having established a long list of impressive clientele in the area over a 20+ year existence. The company takes pride in delivering high-quality finished products.

 

JOB DESCRIPTION:

Exterior Image, Inc. is seeking a landscape designer who will share our company’s enthusiasm for creating inspiring spaces, landscapes and experiences.  The right candidate will be driven, success oriented, and an accountable team player to perform designs, estimates, sales and management of landscape projects to an exclusive client base. The successful candidate will inherit a seasoned staff and a well-developed facility with ample material available for growth and sales.

Duties include but are not limited to:

  • Cultivate and maintain client relationships for potential, new, and repeat business opportunities
  • Conduct preliminary studies of sites including contours, soil, ecology, buildings and roads
  • Create appropriate and sustainable exterior landscapes for retail and commercial spaces
  • Work closely with clients to create innovative and aesthetically pleasing design plans
  • Present proposals and close sales that match client’s specifications, wants, and needs
  • Provide hands-on customer service throughout the installation process
  • Work positively with coworkers to ensure a smooth and timely completion
  • Assist with estimating take offs for proposals in a timely fashion and attention to details
  • Consult with ownership regarding daily operation and ensure alignment of company goals

QUALIFICATIONS:

Applicants are to possess a sound horticultural background and be familiar with all phases of landscape design and construction. Applicants must have a minimum 3 years of experience in the landscape design industry and express strong graphic design skills. Computer generated design (Vectorworks) experience is preferred. 

 

BENEFITS:

  • Competitive salary commensurate with experience
  • Paid vacations, holidays, personal/sick days
  • Medical Insurance

 

For inquiries, please send/e-mail your resume and cover letter to:

Exterior Image, Inc.

24 Nutwell Rd, Lothian, MD 20711

Lothian, MD 20711

410-956-1344

info@exteriorimage.com

 

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Plant and Turf Technician-Agronomist

Exterior Image, Inc. is looking for a hardworking and ambitious individual to visit our maintenance sites and perform fertilizer and pesticide applications as required.  We manage both turf and plant maintenance on over 90 properties, most of which are high end residential projects.  The candidate for the position will need to possess a valid driver’s license and a current commercial fertilizer license and a pesticide license consisting of a minimum of turf, ornamental and aquatics with MDA.  Duties will include;

  •    Twice monthly visits to sites to inspect turf and plant materials and treat as may be required
  •    Scheduling of work with maintenance crews so work is performed in the most efficient manner
  •    Fertilizer and pesticide applications to turf and plant materials
  •    Aeration and seeding of properties        

Recordation of applications as required by MDA

Recordation of applications and submittal of hours and product(s) used on each property to the accounting department for invoicing  

Ordering of products and inventory

Maintenance of spray equipment and scheduling of truck maintenance

The successful candidate will also work with Exterior’s sister company, Trent Hill Farm & Nursery, in the maintenance of the property and will perform field and container inspections to identify and treat pests.  Possession of the skill to prune field grown and landscape materials increases the value of the candidate for this position.

This is a year round position for the right person, offering the opportunity for growth, a competitive salary/hourly rate, paid vacation and holidays, sick day pay and Medical insurance.

For inquiries, please send/e-mail your resume and cover letter to:

Exterior Image, Inc.

24 Nutwell Rd, Lothian, MD 20711

Lothian, MD 20711

410-956-1344

info@exteriorimage.com

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Position: Field Operations Foreman

Trent Hill Farm & Nursery is currently accepting applications for a Field Operations Foreman. This is a hands-on position that requires a motivated and responsible individual with a passion for plants. The Operations Foreman will work with the Nursery Manager and field laborers and must possess excellent communication skills to ensure expectations are being met.

Job Requirements:

  • Minimum of (3) years in the nursery industry
  • Valid driver’s license with a clean driving record
  • Ability to lift 50 lbs. and to perform strenuous physical tasks
  • Ability to work longer hours during peak season

Job Responsibilities:

  • Operate vehicles, tree digging equipment, mowers, tractors with attachments, and a variety of power and hand tools in nursery maintenance work.
  • Maintain and enhance nursery property to improve aesthetics and functionality.
  • Possible structural repairs to barn/warehouse, and hoop house maintenance as needed.
  • Calipering and measuring heights of trees/tagging of trees.
  • Execute proper pruning techniques, watering techniques, and weed control.
  • Perform chemical applications and keep accurate records.
  • Irrigation system management and maintenance.

Benefits:

  • Competitive salary commensurate with experience
  • Paid vacations, holidays, personal/sick days
  • Medical Insurance

Hours

To the Public: Mon-Fri: 8am-4pm
                       Sat: 8am-1pm

To the Trade: Mon-Fri: 8am-4pm

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