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Wright Outdoor Solutions Landscape Construction Foreman in West Des Moines, Iowa

Title: Landscape Construction Foreman

Type: Full-Time, Non-Exempt

Hourly Wage: $20 - $25 (DOE) w/ $1,000 sign-on bonus

Reports To: Landscape Operations Manager

Location: West Des Moines, IA

About Us:

Formed from the merger of Wright Tree Care and Heard Gardens, Wright Outdoor Solutions has been caring for Central Iowa’s outdoor spaces since 1928. In 2013, we purchased local Iowa company The Growing Concern, which allowed us to take our services indoors as well. In 2019, we expanded our reach into the Omaha market through the acquisition of Omaha based company Verdure Elements, offering interior plantscaping, seasonal color, and holiday design services.

We are proud to be employee owned and offer the area’s most complete package of services. Our services include tree care, landscaping and maintenance, plant design and maintenance, lawn care, holiday lights and décor, snow and ice management, and mulch.

Job Summary:

The Landscape Construction Foreman is responsible for leading a landscape construction crew of up to 6 members to implement landscape projects throughout Des Moines and surrounding areas. The foreman is responsible for promoting jobsite safety, completing landscape installations with great precision and efficiency, providing excellent customer service, and exhibits pride and quality workmanship.

Essential Duties:

  • Work closely with Operations Manager and Designer.

  • Represent the company’s best interest, maintain the highest level of integrity and professionalism.

  • Always maintain a clean and safe jobsite.

  • Manage crew effectively and efficiently to produce an excellent and profitable product.

  • Teach and train crew members to ensure proper procedures, processes and quality of work are followed and achieved.

  • Monitor company equipment, tools and vehicles for needed maintenance.

  • Forecast equipment, labor and material needs to ensure efficient production.

  • Direct, oversee and participate in work performed by your team. This is a hands-on position and requires this person to perform work activities alongside their team.

  • Understand and meet production and project schedule deadlines without sacrificing great customer service or excellent quality.

  • Complete daily activity reports and timesheets and submit daily.

  • Attend training classes and educational seminars as requested by management.

  • Responsibilities:

  • Reports for duty at designated location on time each day.

  • Supervises and manages landscape crew to ensure efficient workflow.

  • Ensures that all safety rules and company safety policies are adhered to.

  • Ensures that all work is performed in accordance to industry and company standards.

  • Collaborate with landscape manager and design staff to ensure project is installed on-schedule, within budget and in accordance to design and specifications.

  • Interacts with clientele in order to ensure job satisfaction.

  • Manage equipment and tool maintenance.

  • Trains and develops crew member in best practices of industry and company standards.

  • Follows directions from landscape manager.

  • Communicates well with crew members, management and clientele.

  • Uphold the values of Wright Outdoor Solutions which include: Safety, integrity, quality, respect, teamwork, innovation and family.

  • Perform other duties as related or assigned in all service areas of Wright Outdoor Solutions including: arbor care, plant health care, exterior maintenance, mowing, holiday lights and snow removal.


  • Minimum of 3 years of experience in landscape installation. Experience in hardscapes and low voltage lighting systems a plus.

  • Must possess a thorough understanding of landscape installation standards.

  • Must be self-motivated and possess strong leadership skills.

  • Must be professional in appearance and actions.

  • Must be detail oriented and quality driven.

  • Must be well organized with strong communication skills and ability to multi-task.

  • Must have the ability to be proactive, plan ahead and problem solve to minimize disruption, errors, risks and to keep project on-task, within budget and on-schedule.

  • Ability to work independently or as part of a team in a fast-paced environment.

  • Ability to work under pressure and adapt to changing priorities.

  • Ability to work flexible hours including overtime, weekends and during adverse weather conditions as warranted by workload and schedule.

  • Ability to read and interpret landscape plans, detail drawings and specifications.

  • Must have excellent verbal and written communication skills.

  • Proficient in operating commercial landscape equipment.

  • Valid Iowa driver’s license and a clean driving record.

  • Landscape and Hardscape certifications are a huge plus.

  • Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) a plus.

Wright Outdoor Solutions Offers:

  • Industry Leading Pay

  • Excellent benefits including: 401K & Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP) after 1 year of employment, medical insurance, dental insurance and vision insurance.

  • Paid time off and paid holidays.

  • Career advancement opportunities.

  • Support for continued education and professional certifications.

  • Unique and inviting work environment.

Pre-employment and post-hiring drug screening is a condition of employment.

To apply, please visit our website at and submit an application.