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SEA LIFE POLLINATOR GARDEN FLOURISHES

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SEA LIFE POLLINATOR GARDEN FLOURISHES

Local Businesses Raise Awareness for Pollinators

To support efforts to raise awareness for pollinators, Living Earth® forged a partnership with EA LIFE Grapevine which is part of the world’s largest family of aquariums. With the help of Living Earth and Calloway’s Nursery, the SEA LIFE team is working on an environmentally friendly project – this one is above ground.

According to USDA research, pollinators are responsible for one out of three bites of food we take each day. Without pollinators plants would not reproduce! There are more than 200,000 species of beneficial insects such as bees, butterflies, wasps, ants and moths, and more than 1,000 vertebrates such as birds, bats and small mammals that are also pollinators.

Pollinators travel from plant to plant carrying pollen that allows the transfer of genetic material critical to the reproductive system of most flowering plants – the very plants that:

  • Produce fruits, vegetables and nuts
  • Produce oils, fibers and raw materials
  • Prevent soil erosion
  • Increase carbon sequestration

Unveiled during National Pollinator Week, the SEA LIFE pollinator garden aims to educate the public as it actively attracts butterflies and other pollinators. Living Earth donated Organic Garden Soil and Texas Hardwood Mulch for the raised garden bed to help raise awareness for the importance of mighty pollinator gardens.

Fortunately, SEA LIFE is one of many environmentally minded efforts taking place across the world to save pollinators. From the National Pollinator Garden Network’s successful million pollinator gardens campaign to the increasing number of home pollinator gardens, efforts worldwide are making a critical difference.

For those interested in planting pollinator gardens, Pollinator.org offers regionally specific recipe cards. Living Earth also details step by step instructions for prepping, planting and caring for your raised pollinator garden bed.

SEA LIFE provides immersive marine experiences in nearly 50 locations in 17 countries around the world. SEA LIFE’s team of expert marine biologists pioneer global breeding projects which may one day provide a lifeline to the ocean’s endangered species, as well as nursing sick creatures back to health and returning them to the wild. If they can’t survive in the wild, they are given a safe and happy home for life. For more information on the work SEA LIFE and the SEA LIFE Trust does in protecting our oceans, visit www.visitsealife.com and www.sealifetrust.org.

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Customer Service Representative

Customer Service Representative

Living Earth®, a landscaping staple since 1985, is the leading recycler of green waste and producer of organic mulch, compost and soil in Texas and Tennessee. We are seeking a full-time customer service representative at The Woodlands / Conroe location. The the position is Monday through Friday with occasional Saturday hours.

 

The successful candidate is dynamic with lots of energy, a can-do attitude and ability to provide exemplary service to our customers.

The highly attractive compensation package includes hourly wages and bonuses. Living Earth also offers an amazing portfolio of benefits including medical, dental, vision, life, flexible spending, and 401K. Paid holiday, vacation time and sick time are offered as well. 

If your qualifications match the attributes below, we hope you will apply for this amazing opportunity to help grow our green, environmentally friendly, recyclable business. Email jobs@letcogroup.com to apply.

 

Responsibilities:
• Provide exceptional customer service that sets Living Earth apart.
• Process orders (including payment) quickly and seamlessly for the client.
• Answer customer questions about products, orders and delivery.
• Manage the cash drawer and ensure all money is balanced daily.
• Assist with dispatching as needed.

 

Successful Candidate Attributes:
• Strong disposition for positive customer service; go above and beyond for customers
• Strong collaborative style with the ability to work with all functions of the organization.
• Highly effective interpersonal skills including written and oral communication.
• Attention to detail including a personal commitment to all health and safety guidelines.
• Experience with Microsoft Office Products

 

Living Earth is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees. We are a drug free workplace, with pre-employment drug and alcohol screening required.

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General Laborer – Nashville

General Laborer – Nashville

A landscaping staple since 1985, Living Earth® is the leading recycler of green waste and producer of organic mulch, compost and soil in Texas and Tennessee. We are seeking a full-time general laborer for our Centennial location in Nashville, Tennessee. The successful candidate will drive and operate the water truck and assist with other duties as needed. The position is Monday through Friday with Saturday hours as needed.


The compensation package includes competitive hourly wages and semi-annual discretionary bonuses. Living Earth® also offers an amazing portfolio of benefits including medical, dental, vision, life, flexible spending, and an employer matched 401K. Paid holiday, vacation time and sick time are offered as well.


If your qualifications match the attributes below, we hope you will apply for this amazing opportunity to help grow our green, environmentally friendly, recyclable business. Email jobs@letcogroup.com to apply.


Responsibilities:
• Drive and operate the water truck for the yard
• Monitor customer loads to keep trash from being added to piles
• Help in other areas where needed
• Be on time and reliable

Successful Candidate Attributes:
• At least 25 years of age
• Ability to drive a standard transmission vehicle
• A can-do attitude to work in all types of weather conditions
• Flexible and the ability to work well under pressure.

 

Living Earth® is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees. We are a drug free workplace, with pre-employment drug and alcohol screening required.

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Customer Service Representative – Nashville

Customer Service Representative – Nashville

A landscaping staple since 1985, Living Earth® is the leading recycler of green waste and producer of organic mulch, compost and soil in Texas and Tennessee. We are seeking a full-time customer service representative/logistics administrator to help grow the Nashville market.

 

As providing exemplary service to our customers is essential to our business, this candidate must be dynamic and hands-on with a strong moral compass and the ability to multitask in an often-fast paced environment. This position will support the CSRs as needed and maintain driver/vehicle information as well as assist with other duties.

 

The successful candidate will be available to work Monday – Friday and a half day on Saturday every other week. Position will work from East Nashville location most days with occasional support needed at our West Nashville location.

 

The highly attractive compensation package includes hourly wages and bonuses. Living Earth® also offers a comprehensive portfolio of benefits including medical, dental, vision, life, flexible spending and an employer-matched 401K. Paid holiday, vacation time and sick time are offered as well.

 

If your qualifications match the attributes below, we hope you will apply for this amazing opportunity to help grow our green, environmentally friendly, recyclable business. Email jobs@letcogroup.com to apply.

 

Responsibilities:
· Provide exceptional customer service by processing orders (including payment) quickly and seamlessly for the client. Answer customer questions about products, orders and delivery.
· Maintain CDL driver and vehicle information in their respective databases.
· Manage the cash drawer and ensure all money is balanced daily.
· Operate the vehicle scale and weigh load ins/outs.
· Assist with other duties such as light accounting as needed.

 

Successful Candidate Attributes:
· Strong collaborative style with the ability to work with all levels in the organization.
· Highly effective interpersonal skills including written and oral communication methods to effectively adapt to the various stakeholders.
· Attention to detail including a personal commitment to all health and safety guidelines.
· Experience with Microsoft Office Products and working with truck scales/software.

 

Living Earth® is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees. We are a drug free workplace, with pre-employment drug and alcohol screening required.

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Outside Sales / Business Development

Outside Sales / Business Development

A landscaping staple since 1985, Living Earth® is the leading recycler of green waste and producer of organic mulch, compost and soil in Texas and Tennessee. We are hiring Outside Sales / Business Development representatives at our Nashville and Dallas headquarters locations.

 

The successful candidates will translate their previous high growth sales results into our expanding business, continuing growth in Nashville and Dallas/Fort Worth.

 

The highly attractive compensation package includes base plus incentive-based financial rewards. Living Earth® also offers an amazing portfolio of benefits including medical, dental, vision, life, flexible spending and an employer matched 401K. Paid holiday, vacation time, and sick time are offered as well.

 

Base Salary Range: $50,000 – $60,000 annually (plus commission & bonus incentives)

 

Responsibilities:
· Call on landscape professionals to maintain and grow existing business and establish relationships with new customers to build future sales.
· Utilize all available resources, including an established weekly goal of cold calls, to reach prospects and turn these prospects into customers.
· Maintain records of all sales leads, customer accounts, and projects with our existing CRM software.
· Monitor competitors, new products, and industry/market trends to understand customer specific needs and how our elite products meet the need.
· Network throughout the industry by active participation in professional association meetings and occasional trade shows.

 

Successful Candidate Attributes:
· Prior outside business to business sales experience with a proven record of sales revenue growth
· A hunter mindset with strong affinity towards cold calling
· Previous horticulture/landscaping experience and/or sales within the construction industry a plus
· CRM software and Microsoft Office knowledge
· Self-motivated and goal oriented

 

Email jobs@letcogroup.com to apply.

 

Living Earth® is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees. We are a drug free workplace, with pre-employment drug and alcohol screening required.

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Site Manager

Site Manager

A landscaping staple since 1985, Living Earth® is the leading recycler of green waste and producer of organic mulch, compost and soil in Texas and Tennessee. We are hiring hiring a site manager at our Dallas headquarters location.

 

The successful candidate will have excellent communication skills (verbal and written) and a strong can-do attitude. The position requires the manager to lead by example (no task too small) and work effectively with all levels within the company from senior management to hourly employees. The position works Monday through Friday with a half day on Saturday.


This is a retail and production facility. The site manager oversees (and participates in) all areas of the business operation.

Living Earth® offers competitive pay and an amazing portfolio of benefits including medical, dental, vision, life flexible spending, and an employer matched 401K. Paid holiday vacation time and sick time are offered as well.

 

If your qualifications match the attributes below, we hope you will apply for this amazing opportunity to help grow our green, environmentally friendly, recyclable business. Email jobs@letcogroup.com to apply.

 

Responsibilities:
• Responsible for all day-to-day activities at the site, including but not limited to safety & compliance, operational efficiency, and scheduling and oversight of site employees, contractors and vendors.
• Ability to search out and grow customer sales opportunities in the site area.
• Set the example and continuously drive a culture of exceptional customer service by setting example for team, enhancing the customer experience and proactively resolving customer concerns & complaints.
• Support customers, and internal sales and accounting staff, with product information, invoice, statement, pricing, A/R, collections and debit/credit memo questions and other needs.
• Maintain and administer all safety meetings, storm water prevention planning, site inspections, SDS books to ensure compliance to all applicable local, state and federal laws.

 

Living Earth® is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees. We are a drug free workplace, with pre-employment drug and alcohol screening required.

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Assistant Site Manager – Double Oak

Assistant Site Manager – Double Oak

A landscaping staple since 1985, Living Earth® is the leading recycler of green waste and producer of organic mulch, compost and soil in Texas and Tennessee. We are seeking an assistant site manager for our Double Oak location, which is near Flower Mound and Lantana in DFW.

 

The assistant site manager will oversee all areas from customer service to operations. This is a busy retail location so the successful candidate must have excellent communication skills (verbal and written) and a can-do attitude. This position must work effectively with all levels within the company from senior management to hourly employees. Assistant site managers work Monday through Friday with a half day on Saturday.

 

Living Earth® offers competitive pay and a comprehensive portfolio of benefits including medical, dental, vision, life flexible spending and employer-matched 401K. Paid holiday, vacation time and sick time are offered as well.

If your qualifications match the attributes below, we hope you will apply for this amazing opportunity to help grow our green, environmentally friendly, recyclable business. Email us at jobs@letcogroup.com to apply.

 

Responsibilities:
• Responsible for all day-to-day activities at the site, including but not limited to safety & compliance, operational efficiency, and oversight of site employee, contractors, and vendors.
• Support customers, and internal sales and accounting staff, with product information, invoice, statement, pricing, A/R, collections and debit/credit memo questions and other needs.
• Ability to search out and grow customer sales opportunities in the site area.
• Set the example and continuously drive a culture of exceptional customer service by setting example for team, enhancing the customer experience and proactively resolving customer concerns & complaints.
• Maintain and administer all safety meetings, storm water prevention planning, site inspections, SDS books to ensure compliance to all applicable local, state and federal laws.

 

Successful Candidate Attributes:
• Experience in the distribution of building products to retail customers and contractors. Counter-based experience a plus.
• Strong customer service skills
• Impeccable work ethic and a willingness to learn
• Hands on, day-to-day proven management experience
• Previous horticulture experience a plus

 

Living Earth® is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees. We are a drug free workplace, with pre-employment drug and alcohol screening required.

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Front Loader/Excavator Operator

Front Loader/Excavator Operator

Living Earth® is the largest recycler of tree limbs, brush, leaves and grass clippings and the biggest manufacturer and provider of mulch, compost and other landscaping materials in Texas and Tennessee. We are seeking heavy equipment operators at our Richmond (Houston area), Knoxville and Nashville locations. The successful candidate will operate and minimally maintain front loaders and excavators on our work site. The position is Monday through Friday with Saturday hours as needed.

 

The highly attractive compensation package includes competitive hourly wages and semi-annual discretionary bonuses. Living Earth® also offers an amazing portfolio of benefits including medical, dental, vision, life, flexible spending, and 401K. Paid holiday, vacation time and sick time are offered as well.

 

If your qualifications match the attributes below, we hope you will apply for this amazing opportunity to help grow our green, environmentally friendly, recyclable business.

 

Responsibilities:

  • Operate heavy equipment (i.e. Front-End Loaders, Excavators, Grinders, Screeners etc.) in compliance with Living Earth’s operating safety policies and procedures.
  • Loading of mulches, soils, compost, sands and gravels into trucks and customer vehicles.
  • Ensure Living Earth® equipment and material is maintained, cleaned and stored safely. Pre-shift/post-shift equipment per standard operating procedures.
  • Timely completion of all paperwork, reports and other documentation.
  • Provide recommendations for maintaining and improving environmental performance.

 

Successful Candidates Attributes:

  • At least one year of front-end loader operation.
  • At least one year of excavator operation.
  • Strong disposition for positive customer service; go above and beyond for customers.
  • Strong communication skills especially verbal communication.
  • A can-do attitude to work in all types of weather conditions.

 

TO APPLY EMAIL US AT JOBS@LETCOGROUP.COM.

 

Living Earth® is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees. We are a drug free workplace, with pre-employment drug and alcohol screening require

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CDL Drivers

CDL Drivers

About Living Earth®

Living Earth® is the largest recycler of tree limbs, brush, leaves and grass clippings and the biggest manufacturer and provider of mulch, compost and other landscaping materials in Texas and Tennessee. Living Earth is hiring Class A CDL Drivers at our Houston, DFW, Nashville and Knoxville locations. The ideal candidate will have a solid driving record and a strong history of customer service. The position is Monday through Friday with Saturday hours as needed. 

Living Earth® offers competitive pay, vacation, and holiday pay, medical, dental, vison and other benefits including flexible spending account, AD&D, Long and Short-Term Disability and 401k plan. Additionally, holiday and paid time off is offered. $1500 signing/retention bonus offered.

 

If your qualifications match the attributes below, we hope you will apply for this amazing opportunity to help grow our green, environmentally friendly, recyclable business.

 

Responsibilities:

  1. Provide exceptional service to Living Earth® clients while delivering product.
  2. Ensure timely and efficient delivery of Living Earth® product. If schedule becomes altered, communicate with dispatch and the customer.
  3. Perform pre- and post-trip inspections. Ensure safety is a priority.
  4. Ensure company equipment and material is well maintained, cleaned, and stored properly and safely. Check equipment filters and grease equipment as needed.

 

Successful Candidate Attributes:

  1. Class A Commercial Driver’s License. Experience with manual transmission required.
  2. 3 years previous experience with end dump and/or flatbed trucks.
  3. At least 21 years of age with 3 years previous commercial driving experience
  4. Strong disposition for positive customer service; go above and beyond for customers
  5. Strong communication skills especially verbal communication.

 

Email us to apply at jobs@letcogroup.com.

 

Living Earth® is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees. We are a drug free workplace, with pre-employment drug and alcohol screening required.

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Protect Your Plants From A Freeze

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Protect Your Plants From A Freeze

       What to Do When Jack Frost Is On the Way

Protect Your Plants From A Freeze

When the weather begins to turn cold, it’s time to protect your plants from a freeze. While most gardeners know a bit about sheltering plants during a freeze, it’s best to arm yourself with as much knowledge as possible since it could be a matter of [plant] life or death! Know the lowest temps your veggies can handle and follow these tips:

HYDRATE YOUR PLANTS

The good news is – you can reduce your watering during cool months. However, don’t let the soil completely dry out. Dry plants are vulnerable. Water them consistently before cold snaps arrive. Add more mulch if necessary (three inches is optimal). Try our Premium Colored Mulch – Brown… the color blends nicely during the winter months.

Plants should maintain a healthy moisture level in the soil regardless of the season. Your plants won’t do well if you over or under water them… especially when you live in an area with lots of temperature changes.

Protect Your Plants From A Freeze

PROVIDE COVERAGE

Plants that are in pots or containers suffer more than plants in the ground, even if their roots are covered with mulch. In fact, there is about a 10-degree variance. Cover these plants with frost cloths, old bed sheets, burlap, etc. Do not use plastic or plastic-lined material.

GIVE THEM SHELTER

If you can, bring your potted plants inside to protect them from a freeze! Whether this means in your kitchen, garage or other sheltered area, provide extra protection. If you have a greenhouse, be sure you have a backup power source.

Given enough of a warning, you’ll have more time to take the proper precautions when moving potted plants indoors. From relocating plants at night to moving them before temps dip below 45 degrees, every precaution helps keep your plants healthy and thriving.

CUT THE SALT

Have you considered using salt to keep your walking and driving areas gritty to reduce chances of slipping? Don’t. Salt products can be bad for your plants, water runoff and environment.

In many areas, concrete sand is primarily used and is non-polluting. We recommend lava or granite sand. They’re non-toxic and good for garden soil as they wash off paving and into our lawns. Taking the proper precautions and using the right products can help you keep herbs and veggies growing throughout the colder months.

Get started on these steps while the weather is still mild — and if you haven’t already, make sure you’re also caring for your tools and keeping them safe from the icy cold.

For these and other tips about protecting your landscape, contact a Living Earth® expert.