Employment Opportunities

We believe the key to success starts with great people. We are committed to creating a work environment that kindles creativity, team spirit, commitment, and excellent customer service. Apply with us today for an exciting career in the landscape and gardening industry!

Ted Lare Garden Center is looking for people who are friendly, passionate, and self-motivated to join us.

We love people who enjoy physical work and have a sunny dispositions. Previous experience in the gardening industry or plant knowledge is a plus, but not required. Various tasks include:

  • Customer service and sales
  • General nursery and plant maintenance
  • Unloading trucks
  • Planting trees
  • Watering plants
  • Cash Register Functions
  • Help with customer delivery orders
  • Perform other related duties and assignments as requested

Applicants must be tobacco free in the workplace. Wages start at $12/hr and up based on experience. We provide uniforms, benefits, paid holidays and paid vacation time. We are open 8am to 6pm, with work week hours varying. We schedule on a five-day work week with a standard 40 hours, weekend hours required, overtime as needed.

Please call Melissa at 515-981-1075 or
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Landscape Designer / Sales / Project Manager

We are currently looking for a motivated individual to join our Design and Sales Team for the 2019 season. Ideally, all candidates would have a Bachelor’s Degree in Landscape Architecture and 3 years of experience or more. Design Build experience is desirable. This is a salary position with sales commission and benefits.Salary compensation would start at $50,000/year, depending on experience and skills.

In addition to salary, commission is paid out monthly during the season, allowing you to earn far beyond your base salary. Company car and benefits are included as well. You also will get 90% of the winter off with pay, as we only work as needed during December, January, and February.  

Landscape Designers will be responsible for each project they take on from start to finish, including the following tasks:

  • Initial Client Meetings
  • Surveys of required properties
  • Developing all drawings required for projects – plans, sketches, renderings – tailored to the scope of the project
  • Developing estimates and quotes
  • Project presentations to clients
  • Management of landscape construction and planting
  • Maintaining ongoing relationships with clients

Skills & Requirements:

  • A Bachelor’s degree in Landscape Architecture
  • Previous experience working for a design build operation is preferred
  • A candidate must have good time management skills and multitasking capabilities, as it is common to work on many  projects at any given time
  • Drafting – Hand Drawing, AutoCAD, or Dynascape are all acceptable
  • Sketching / Rendering – The ability to communicate ideas through quick sketches and detailed renderings if required
  • Communication Skills – good presentation skills and one-on-one communication skills
  • Plant Knowledge – back ground knowledge of mid-west plants and general care of plants
  • Construction Knowledge – must have a good grasp of construction techniques and have the ability to instruct others how to execute
  • Creativity – the ability to develop multiple creative concepts for a given property and push the boundaries of what is expected
Please call 515-981-1073 or
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Landscape Installer – Planting & Construction

Ted Lare Design Build is looking for motivated, self-starters to pursue a career in the landscaping industry.  Previous experience in the landscaping field is a plus, but not required.  A strong work ethic, positive attitude, and the desire to learn new skills is required for success.  You will likely be exposed to both planting and construction tasks in your first year on the job including:

  • Creation of Planting Beds
  • Building stone walls – limestone, boulder, etc.
  • Building patios out of natural stone and man-made pavers
  • Constructing Paths and Stairways
  • Fire Pit Construction

Applicants must be tobacco free in the workplace. Wages start at $13-$15/hr or more based on experience. We provide uniforms and benefits. Generally, our work hours are 7:45-5:00, Monday through Friday.  Overtime opportunities on Saturdays from time to time, but not regularly throughout the year.

Please call 515-981-1073 or
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Landscape Supervisor – Planting & Construction

Ted Lare Design Build is looking for motivated, self-starters to fill an immediate position for a landscaping construction supervisor.  If you are looking to further your career, we are interested in forming a long term relationship with talented, hardworking individuals.  This is a working supervisor position leading a crew of 2-3 people. Various tasks include:

  • Creation of Planting Beds
  • Building stone walls – limestone, boulder, etc.
  • Building patios out of natural stone and man-made pavers
  • Constructing Paths and Stairways
  • Fire Pit Construction
  • Water Feature Construction
  • Grading and Site Work as Required
  • Skid Loader / Excavator Operation
  • Laying out jobs and interacting with clients on the job site

Applicants must be tobacco free in the workplace, have a valid driver’s license, and a clean driving record.  We will run an MVR on all driving records. Position starting at $16-20/hr or more based on experience. Applicants may qualify for a salary position with 2 months off in the winter, if skills and work ethic are exceptional.  We provide uniforms and benefits.

Please call 515-981-1073 or
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