General Manager of Residential Construction

Moana Nursery
1100 W. Moana Lane
Reno, NV 89509
United States

Application Closing Date
Manages Others
Experience Required
From $70,000 To $85,000
Per Year    
Employment Type
Work Schedule
No Travel

Job Description

Do you love creating amazing outdoor spaces? Do you get excited when discussing performance based metrics like labor productivity, labor hour variances, and expected versus actual margins? Do you have ideas about how landscape companies can be more efficient; even as the market demands they know and do more? Are you enthusiastic about mentoring and training teammates who want to learn and grow? Are you just as comfortable in front of the computer as you are in an excavator? As you grow your career, are you willing and motivated to continue learning?

If this sounds like you and you are not afraid of making mistakes, are not intimidated by large data sets and can constructively confront issues or people this position might be a great fit for you

Moana Nursery is a locally owned and operated Landscape & Garden Center business located in beautiful Reno, Nevada. Just minutes away from Lake Tahoe and the Sierra, northern Nevada is a growing market with a great lifestyle. With 300 days of sun a year, easy commutes, a plethora of outdoor activities and a small university town feel – you can enjoy your life while you build your career. We are a diverse team of plant lovers looking for another teammate who wants to help us succeed and grow.

Due to the unique nature of residential landscaping, this position covers a broad range of responsibilities including; design, estimating, sales, customer service, installation & quality oversight, subcontractor liaison & management, team leader, trainer and project evaluator. Being successful in this position requires excellent communication and customer service skills, a strong desire to learn and try new things, proactive planning, attention to detail and the ability to handle failures and/or overcome mistakes. Our General Manager of Residential Construction is expected to lead a team of landscape professionals that generates $2.5 million per year in revenue with a 3 year goal of $4 million per year.

Successful residential construction teams at Moana Nursery focus on understanding and serving the customer (not necessarily selling). They diligently ensure that cost estimates developed for projects are accurate and that the associated proposals/presentations are clearly defined with both what will and what won't be completed in the scope of work. Residential construction teams are typically made up with a project manager, a designer/salesman and three to four well trained teams consisting of three to five teammates (10 to 20 total teammates). Each team is responsible for their productivity, efficiency, and quality while keeping them fully employed (year round). A team ensures that all projects are conducted safely, efficiently and profitably with a level of quality and service they would expect if they were the customer. Teams review the performance of every job; always comparing the results to the estimate, evaluating our performance and looking for areas to improve upon.

This position is responsible for growing our residential construction business. Our customers choose us because of our reputation and the quality of our teammates. Serving the customer and our teams takes time and resources to be done properly. Moana Nursery actively qualifies clients, limits the number of sales calls, and ensures teammates have the time and resources necessary to succeed with this kind of detail and engagement. We don't count hours but we do measure success.

Success in this position will be measured by Customer Satisfaction (Net Promoter Score), Projects Won, Revenue Earned and Gross Margin Dollars Obtained.

Job Requirements
Experience & Qualifications:
Minimum 5 years managing landscape construction teams (or comparable industry)
Irrigation Expertise (Turf, Drip, Annuals)
Computer Literate (Microsoft Office Suite & Adobe Products)
Valid Driver’s License – Insurable Driving Record
Ability to Interpret Construction Drawings

Fluent in Spanish
Experience with Asset by Include or other comprehensive landscape software
Horticultural Expertise/Knowledge
Design Skills or Design Software such as AutoCad, Dynascape, or ProLandscape
Bachelor’s Degree

If you are interested in applying, please submit your resume with a cover letter of why you think you will succeed in this type of a position.

$70,000 to $85,000 per year base salary
Performance Based Incentive (No Cap)
Relocation Allowance
Opportunities for professional growth and continued career progression
Comprehensive health insurance plus dental & vision option
Generous 401K
Company Take Home Vehicle

Resumes & Cover Letters can be mailed to:
Moana Nursery
Attn: Landscape Services
1100 W. Moana Lane
Reno, NV 89509

Or emailed to the associated link.