At Madrone, our team is more like family. Our design, construction, maintenance, and service departments all work together to create the best possible product at every phase of the landscape process.

We apply our core values of stewardship, integrity, teamwork, innovation, service, and quality to every aspect of our work, and it shows.

If you are a hard-working team player who is passionate about landscapes and who takes pride in high-quality workmanship, email us your resume or come into the office and fill out an application – we look forward to meeting you!

Please send your resume to [email protected], and we will get back to you as soon as possible. Or, come by the office 8045 Morro Road, Atascadero, CA 93422 during our open hours (8am-5pm, Monday-Friday).

 

Company Positions – Contact for Availability

Landscape Designer

Landscape Designer

Landscape Designers on our Sales and Design team will need proficiency in landscape design and sales and general knowledge of construction and horticulture. They will be selling, writing, and fulfilling design contracts in addition to assisting with construction estimating, sales, and marketing efforts. Our design contract scopes generally include planting, hardscape, irrigation, lighting, and construction detail design. Full time position; 8am-5pm Monday-Friday.

Qualifications and Requirements:

  • Adhere to company’s core values of quality, teamwork, stewardship, innovation, service, and integrity
  • Good attitude and ability to work on a close-knit team
  • Degree in horticulture, landscape architecture, equivalent topic or 4 years of landscape experience
  • Ability to effectively and expediently process sales, design, and completion of design projects
  • Ability to manage multiple projects and coordinate steps to fulfill client needs
  • Ability to assist with construction efforts such as preconstruction meetings, plant placement, client-Madrone coordination, and change orders and substitutions
  • Ability to communicate clearly and diplomatically with the client, field operation teams, and management teams
  • Ability to take field measurements
  • Valid California driver’s license and ability to be insured by company policy (requires 3-year clean driving record)
  • Knowledge of LandFX preferred

*Compensation Based on Experience

Landscape Estimator

The Landscape Estimator will coordinate with the sales and design departments to respond to sales leads, perform take offs, create estimates, draft proposals and contracts, and sell landscape work under the guidance of the Sales Manager. In addition, this role takes on the responsibility of procuring plant material for all Madrone Landscape projects. The Landscape Estimator must have a basic knowledge of local plant species, be a quick and enthusiastic learner, and develop the skills to efficiently coordinate resources to procure plants for Construction and Maintenance Jobs.

 

Job Requirements:

  • Adhere to company’s core values (Stewardship, Integrity, Teamwork, Innovation, Service, Quality)
  • Comply with all company policies, procedures, and safety requirements.
  • Minimum 2-year degree in horticulture, construction management, equivalent topic or applicable experience in the landscape or construction industry.
  • Excellent analytical skills, organization, and attention to detail.
  • Ability to effectively use Excel spreadsheets and basic AutoCAD tools for bidding purposes.
  • Proficient in estimating, proposal and contract writing, and sales lead coordination.
  • Possess valid CA Driver’s License and be insurable by company insurance carriers.

 

Job Functions

Estimator:

  • Serve as the primary estimator for Madrone Landscapes Sales and Design Department.
  • Read and take off measurements from plans to get accurate estimates of all included elements.
  • Read and understand construction details and specifications carefully for accurate estimates.
  • Use technology to efficiently estimate and compile data for project estimation.
  • Procure subcontractor and vendor quotes in a timely manner.
  • Estimate and sell between $400k – $1 mil worth of work annually.
  • Attend sales and design client meetings, take notes, and compile action items for all leads.
  • Assist in drafting of Contracts and Subcontracts.
  • Deliver estimates and proposals to potential clients and assist with client communication.
  • Assist Landscape Designers with site measurements and drafting, as needed.

Project Support:

  • Participate in Pre-Construction Meetings and ensure a clear transfer of information to the
    Construction Department.
  • Assist with Change Order estimation and proposal submission.
  • Facilitate order of long-lead items before project start.
  • Assist with submittals, as-built drawings, and project closing documents.

Plant Procurement:

  • Manage the procurement of all plants needed for construction and maintenance projects.
  • Develop and maintain relationships with nursery contacts for fast and effective communication.
  • Oversee quality control for all ordered plant material, keep track of pertinent plant availabilities.
  • Coordinate the best plant material (or substitutions) with the specific job criteria.
  • Schedule plant pick ups and deliveries in coordination with department managers.

*Compensation Based on Experience

Construction Laborer

Construction Laborers are reliable, knowledgeable in the construction trade, and can perform the routine functions of the job. These functions include basic drainage installation, project demolition, basic tractor operation, installation of lateral and main line irrigation pipes, dry stack stone wall construction, flagstone and paver installation, hand grading, planting, drip line installation, mulch installation, checking and maintaining equipment, and low voltage lighting installation. Full time position; 7am-3:30pm Monday-Friday.

Qualifications and Requirements:

• Experience with landscape construction and project installation: including hardscape, irrigation, masonry, carpentry, etc.
• Bilingual English/Spanish is a plus
• Must work well in a team setting
• Must have a valid California driver’s license
• Licensed drivers with a clean driving record are preferred but all qualified applicants will be considered
• Able to lift 50+ lbs when required

*Salary Based on Experience 

Construction Site Superintendent

Construction Site Superintendents are reliable and completely knowledgeable in the construction trade – including hardscape, planting, irrigation, and low voltage lighting, and performing the routine functions of the job. These functions include overseeing the construction of jobs in the absence of Project Managers, ensuring each project comes in on or under the estimated hours, coordinates each of the different trades, interacts with home owners regarding their project to make sure they are satisfied, and ensures the project is being installed correctly. Full time position; 7am-3:30pm Monday-Friday.

Qualifications and Requirements:

• 5+ Years experience with landscape construction
• Experience with labor management is a plus
• Bilingual English/Spanish is a plus
• Excellent face-to-face customer service skills
• Must have a valid California driver’s license
• Good DMV driving record with at least 3 years of driving experience
• Able to lift 50+ lbs when required
• Must have considerable experience various landscape construction, including hardscape, irrigation, masonry, carpentry, etc.

*Salary Based on Experience 

Maintenance Laborer

Entry-level laborers and experienced individuals work on our maintenance teams, specializing in commercial, HOA, and garden detail maintenance, and use organic landscape maintenance products including compost tea. Full time position; 7am-3:30pm Monday-Friday.

Qualifications and Requirements:

  • Good attitude and ability to work on a team
  • Maintain physical fitness level necessary to complete assigned job tasks
  • Ability to lift 50+ lbs
  • Valid California driver’s license and ability to be insured by company policy (requires 3-years clean driving record)
  • Ability to work at a fast pace
  • Understand basic irrigation maintenance
  • Knowledge of mixing correct ratios of 2-stroke and gasoline
  • Ability to use basic gas-powered tools safely and effectively
  • Ability to property mow and edge lawn
  • Ability to make proper cuts using pruning shears and loppers
  • Basic knowledge of pruning for shrubs, bunch grasses, groundcovers, and trees
  • Basic knowledge of planting techniques of shrubs and trees
  • Basic herbicide applications with sprayer
  • Willingness to learn specialized pruning techniques, irrigation work, and all other landscape maintenance duties

*Salary Based on Experience 

Construction Project Manager

Construction Project Managers are reliable and completely knowledgeable in the construction trade including hardscape, planting, irrigation, and low voltage lighting, and can perform the routine functions of the job. These functions include holding a leadership role, overseeing the construction of jobs, ensuring each project comes in on or under the estimated hours, coordinates each of the different trades, interacts with home owners regarding their project to make sure they are satisfied, and ensures the project is being installed correctly. Full time position; 7am-3:30pm Monday-Friday.

Qualifications and Requirements:

• 5+ Years experience with landscape construction
• 3+ Years experience as labor management.
• Bilingual English/Spanish is a plus
• Excellent face-to-face customer service skills
• Must have a valid California driver’s license
• Good DMV driving record with at least 3 years of driving experience
• Able to lift 50+ lbs when required
• Must have considerable experience various landscape construction, including hardscape, irrigation, masonry, carpentry, etc.

*Salary Based on Experience 

Maintenance Foreperson

Landscape maintenance foreperson responsibilities include field-level management of crews, complex tasks of landscape maintenance, irrigation maintenance and analysis, advanced pruning and trimming skills, and working within the quality and performance guidelines established by Madrone. Full time position; 7am-3:30pm Monday-Friday.

Qualifications and Requirements:

  • Good attitude and ability to work on a team
  • Education: High School Diploma or GED Certificate
  • Ability to speak, read, and write in English
  • Maintain physical fitness level necessary to complete job tasks
  • Ability to manage and report crew usage of chemicals safely and effectively
  • Ability to properly schedule irrigation for different plant types and soil conditions
  • Knowledge of irrigation valve maintenance, drip line and emitter repair, lateral line repair, sprinkler repair, and basic nozzle adjustments
  • Demonstrate knowledge of the basic elements of fertilizers
  • Ability to complete daily time sheets, maintenance logs, and pesticide use reports in an organized and efficient manner
  • Maintain a fast-paced work day while producing high-quality work
  • Ability to effectively drive and back up a truck with trailer
  • Ability to assess common issues such as water deficiency, pest damage, etc.
  • Ability to recognize rodent issues and correct types of defense for specific rodents (ground squirrel, gophers, moles, voles)
  • Valid California driver’s license and ability to be insured by company policy (requires 3-years clean driving record)
  • Ability to identify by common or botanical names of 50 frequently used plants that appear on the CLT plant list and demonstrate knowledge of the cultural requirements of those plants
  • Ability to aesthetically and functionally prune trees, shrubs, and grasses with proper technique at the correct time of year

*Salary Based on Experience 

Irrigation Technician

Landscape service technicians have a high level of irrigation experience. This job features everything from irrigation repairs and small construction jobs to garden detail maintenance for high end clients. This is an opportunity to do something different every day, and problem solve with creative solutions. Full time position; 7am-3:30pm Monday-Friday.

Qualifications and Requirements:

  • 2+ Years of experience in landscape construction or maintenance
  • Good attitude and ability to work with a team
  • Integrity and discipline to perform work under limited supervision while representing the company and its standards
  • Maintain physical fitness level necessary to complete assigned job tasks
  • Ability to lift 50+ lbs
  • Possess valid California driver’s license and be insurable by company insurance carrier (requires 3 years clean driving record)
  • Strong working knowledge of the installation and maintenance of complex irrigation systems
  • Strong working knowledge of all aspects of construction

*Salary Based on Experience