Environmental Insights

Employee Spotlight: Meet Wayne Chamness

Posted by Tim Lake on Apr 27, 2020 1:00:43 PM

A new systematic approach is being implemented in our Landscape Maintenance Division, and Wayne Chamness is leading the charge.  He joined the team as our Maintenance Operations Manager last June. Since then, Wayne has been busy fostering a group that fits the company culture while developing systems for more efficient maintenance of our client’s properties.

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Topics: Culture

Meet Our New Client Manager: Christina Harden

Posted by Tim Lake on Mar 25, 2020 9:02:39 PM

In our Landscape Maintenance division, you might be seeing a new face around the shop.  We’d like to give a warm welcome to Christina Harden, who has joined T. Lake as a Client Manager for our landscape maintenance division. This is a new position here at T. Lake, and we are very excited about the improved level of service we expect her to bring to our landscape maintenance clients.

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Topics: Commercial Landscape Maintenance, Culture

Employee Spotlight: Beth Bozeman

Posted by Tim Lake on Mar 12, 2020 3:46:22 PM

Not all landscaping careers in Georgia involve mowing turf or designing beautiful outdoor environments. Every landscape company needs to stay on top of its finances—and when it comes to crunching numbers and keeping the books straight, Beth Bozeman is the best around. Beth has been with T. Lake since September 2019 as the company Controller. She’s the one managing the finances of T. Lake. Her duties range from financial analysis to accounts payable, to analysis of budgeted expenses vs. actual expenses.

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Topics: Culture

Employment At T.Lake: A Place To Come Home To

Posted by Tim Lake on Oct 15, 2019 6:52:55 PM

There are many reasons a landscape employee might change companies. They may be seeking better working conditions, benefits, or wages in their new landscaping job. Perhaps they’re looking for a company culture that’s more aligned with their personality or values. Often, it has nothing to do with the company they leave and everything to do with location, scheduling, desire for career change, or availability of transportation.

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Topics: Culture

Employee Spotlight: Francisco Ortiz

Posted by Tim Lake on Sep 12, 2019 3:17:57 PM

When it comes to landscaping jobs in Georgia, sometimes good guys just end up moving on for one reason or another. A lot of times it’s out of their control. But for those with the work ethic to succeed the first time around, there’s always a place for them to come back to here at T. Lake. It actually happens a fair amount around here. I guess once you’ve worked for us once, if you’re a good fit it kind of gets in your blood. 

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Topics: Culture

Employee Spotlight: Jose Perez A.K.A. "Opie"

Posted by Tim Lake on Aug 30, 2019 6:33:08 PM

At T. Lake, we always appreciate a hardworking guy, and Jose Perez—better known around here as Opie—is one of our best. 

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Topics: Culture

Safety First: Have You Vetted Your Landscape Contractor?

Posted by Tim Lake on Aug 13, 2019 6:51:33 PM

Ask any landscape contractor, big or small, if they have a safety plan and they’ll inevitably say, “Oh yes, of course we do!” But what does that really mean?

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Topics: Commercial Landscape Maintenance, Landscape Construction, Environmental Services, Culture

Employee Spotlight: Kaylie Loftin

Posted by Tim Lake on Jul 23, 2019 4:34:50 PM

It takes a lot more than landscape expertise to run a successful landscape company. Just ask Kaylie Loftin. Kaylie recently celebrated her 10th anniversary of working here at T.Lake. For over seven of those years, she has held the indispensable position of Office Manager. In other words, she keeps everyone’s toes to the line to make sure everything happens when and how it’s supposed to.

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Topics: Culture

Employee Spotlight: Luis Arreguin

Posted by Tim Lake on May 14, 2019 5:19:08 PM

Luis Arreguin  hasn’t been with T. Lake for long – just since last August. But in that short amount of time, we’ve come to appreciate him as a valuable team member and a great guy to have around.

Luis started his career in landscaping back in high school, working at a plant nursery. He earned a degree in horticulture from Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College, but left the industry for eight years selling used car parts. After a while, though, he realized his heart was in landscaping. He says “I would always be working at home on my yard, or just working on somebody else’s yard on the side.” Eventually, his passion for plants led him back to the landscape industry, where he found his place at T. Lake.

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Topics: Culture

Employee Spotlight: Meet Robert Arrington

Posted by Tim Lake on Apr 16, 2019 11:38:51 AM

Most landscape designers have to work in the industry for a while before they start earning accolades. Not Robert Arrington. Robert got his first taste of the landscape industry in FFA while in high school, where he was part of both the nursery landscape and floriculture teams. He had the chance to compete in the national competition for nursery landscape where the team placed 3rd overall. Robert says his experience drawing up a landscape plan to meet guidelines for the competition was pivotal to his decision to pursue a career in the landscape industry.

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Topics: Culture