Environmental Insights

Meet Margie Brinker: Executive Assistant to Tim Lake

Posted by Tim Lake on Oct 1, 2020 2:58:31 PM

Ever wonder how T. Lake founder Tim Lake can be everywhere at once? How he can answer every email promptly, never forgets appointments, and seems to know every detail about the plan you discussed last month? Well, it’s because he’s got a secret. A secret named Margie!

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Topics: Culture

The Good, The Bad, and the Ugly of Landscape Maintenance Contracts

Posted by Tim Lake on Sep 3, 2020 3:59:47 PM

If landscaping companies were created equal, it wouldn’t matter who you chose to manage your landscaping maintenance contract. Everyone would show up on time, do the job you hired them to do, and we could all get on with our days. Unfortunately, that isn’t how it works in the real world, and the landscaping companies you entrust with your maintenance makes all the difference in the world. 

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Topics: Commercial Landscape Maintenance, Culture

Meet Our New Office Manager: Donna Davis

Posted by Tim Lake on Aug 27, 2020 1:40:20 PM

If you’ve ever called the office here at T. Lake Environmental Design, chances are pretty good you’ve already spoken to Donna Davis. Donna is the office manager here at the Dublin office, so she’s the first person most of our customers speak to. Lucky ducks.

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Topics: Culture

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