employee RECOGNITION

Congratulation to earth Works Employee of the month

Living our culture: Excellence, Teamwork, Integrity, and Fun!

At Earth Works of Jacksonville, we appreciate outstanding achievement. We are acknowledging those setting the bar by exceeding customer expectations, completing our designs with excellence, or taking the initiative to help coworkers even when it isn’t in their job description. Each month we recognize one such staff member as Employee of the Month.

Keep up the great work!

Rachel Emling

Rachel Emling

EOM MAY 2024

 

Let’s Dive into all the wonderful things about Rachel. Rachel joined the marketing team last November. She embraced the Earth Works way right from the start! She has taken on our social media creating  engaging current and fun content daily for the Garden Center, Landscape and Lawn Care divisions  Plus she has brought our TicTok account to life.

Her ideas, talent and her attitude are great! She demonstrates all our points of culture daily especially Fun! Sara and I are so glad to have her on our team and Earth Works is lucky to have her to help tell our story!

Rachel, thank you helping  make us all look good!

 

 

Jeff Melear

Jeff Melear

EOM April 2024

 Jeff has been with Earth Works since May of 2021, and this is his first time as Employee of the Month. Jeff’s past experience in landscape design and maintenance has always made him a vital team member, but since the sales team began a new training program in January, Jeff’s sales have kicked into hyperdrive. He has also been a highly supportive resource for new team members in training. His newest hobby is to role play sales scenarios. And… he is most likely wearing flip-flops right now!

Thank you, Jeff, for all that you do!
Chad Ponder

Chad Ponder

EOM March 2024

Chad transitioned from the Maintenance Department to the Garden Center over the winter and quickly positioned himself as a key player in the day-to-day operations of the nursery.
He is always dependable and professional. He brings fun to work and has a great sense of humor. Chad completes and exceeds expectations on any task he is given. While Maintenance misses him, we are all very happy that he is thriving in his new department.
In addition to working in the Garden Center, Chad is making deliveries and installing plants and trees for customers. He has learned our systems well, works quickly and efficiently, and has acquired 5-star Google reviews from customers.

Thank you Chad for ALL that you do!

 

Megie Clarke

Megie Clarke

EOM February 2024

Megie joined Earth Works last June as a guinea pig in the newly created position of Landscape Purchaser. Her willingness to learn and absorb information allowed for a smooth transition of duties between team members. She happily takes on the next phase of her job description as it is created. Megie has fallen right into step with our FETI points of culture by being incredibly organized and paying attention to details, creating new systems when unexpected challenges arise and working with all departments to keep production flowing. And if all that isn’t enough, this year, she pretty much handled the beast of landscape inventory single-handedly. Megie takes her responsibility seriously without taking herself too seriously. You will know who she is as she is usually the one with flowers in her hair. Thank you, Megie, for all that you do.

We are so happy that you are here with us!

Johnny B Perez

Johnny B Perez

EOM January 2024

Congrats to our January Employee of the Month, Johnny B.!
Johnny B.’s energy and optimism are contagious. It is a quiet and sad day when he is not here. He lifts up and mentors everyone he works with. He exudes all of Earth Works’ points of culture by being reliable, paying attention to detail, taking pride in his work, and meeting his deadlines. We need ten more of him!
Thank you, Johnny, for everything you do.
Dennis Hamilton

Dennis Hamilton

EOM December 2023

Dennis Hamilton has worn a few hats over the past six and a half years in the garden center. For years, he was our “go-to” plant orderer for the nursery as well as the landscape department.
He is now back full time with the garden center, ordering our retail stock and focusing more on our customers and sales. His witty sense of humor makes our days extra fun. And, his ability to handle difficult customers without complaint is excellent.
Dennis is really good at everything he does. In the last several months after his recent transition, he has smoothly eased into his new roles and has become a customer service and sales machine! His wealth of knowledge and experience helps customers and keeps our team informed.
Thank you, Dennis, for being such an integral member of our team!
Sean Friedman

Sean Friedman

EOM November 2023

In the past year, Sean strove to meet professional and personal goals.  He is a leader in the maintenance department with his very strong work ethic and attention to detail.  He always goes above and beyond for his customers AND co-workers.  Daily, he lives all the Earth Works Points of Culture.  We can depend on him for anything, including receiving the most reviews of anyone in the Lawn Maintenance Department.

Keep knocking it out of the park, Sean!

Jeff Martin

Jeff Martin

EOM October 2023

Jeff joined us last summer bringing his consistent and reliable work ethic to the team.  Without fail, he strongly hits all of his project details; including, the thorough completion of this past summer’s largest landscape projects.  He recently has been trusted to run our smaller delivery installs, which are going very smoothly.  Jeff is always willing to pick up an extra shift for his teammates.  His unique sense of humor is enjoyable to work around, which allowed him to handle an extremely difficult customer with grace.

 

Thank you, Jeff, for completely exhibiting all our points of culture of Fun, Excellence, Teamwork, and Integrity.  Great job!

Leslie Albritton

Leslie Albritton

EOM September 2023

Leslie joined the Earth Works team in October of 2022. She didn’t hesitate to jump in with both feet. At her first EOM meeting, last October, before her first day of work, she saw TEAMWORK being celebrated with the tug-of-war challenge at the Bluff. She knew she was in for an adventure, and she was ready for it.

Leslie quickly immersed herself in our culture, embraced her co-workers, asked questions, took the initiative, and quickly made relationships with our retail customers. 

Leslie’s hunger for more knowledge, openness to constructive criticism, natural,down-to-earth nurturing, and killer sales skills contributed to the strongest spring in history at the Garden Center.

Today, you will not find Leslie on the garden center sales floor or in the nursery. She has successfully begun a new challenge with the sales team.

Thank you, Leslie, for giving our team so much of your heart, energy, and knowledge. Congratulations!

Lyndi Johnston

Lyndi Johnston

EOM August 2023

Last winter, Lyndi stepped up as an excellent Mistress of Ceremonies for our annual offsite Team Day, where everyone witnessed her eloquent delivery and shining personality.  She never hesitates to help anyone in any department.  Lyndi thoroughly embodies all of our points of culture (fun, excellence, teamwork, and integrity) while serving our customers and our staff.  For three and a half years, her ability to convert quality landscape project opportunities into consultations for the sales team has been instrumental. Her high level of organization and clarity has improved the documentation of our policies and procedures.

Recently, she has stepped into her expanded role learning HR and passed her first attempt at the globally recognized SHRM certification exam, aka, Society of Human Resource Management.

Lyndi, we are delighted to have you on our team!

David Arthur

David Arthur

EOM JULY 2023

David Arthur has been a valuable teammate for over 5 years in our Landscape Department. He will always go over and beyond for our customers while working through tough situations/ installations in a thoughtful and methodical way. He originated the monthly quality control
checks. Recently, he completed several high-level projects. Always extremely organized and detail-oriented, his focus on quality installs is top-notch.
Thank you, David, for your dedication to your craft and our team!

SEAN DUFFNEY & TIM GREER

SEAN DUFFNEY & TIM GREER

EOM JUNE 2023

Timbo and Sean are always there for the team. Timbo as the “Bluff Manager” handles any service issues or estimates for the maintenance, lighting, ponds, or pavers calls and, currently, is also managing any mechanic issues with our work
trucks or lawn maintenance equipment. Sean, as our landscape department “Field General”, monitors all landscape, lighting, and pond jobs to full completion.
They will jump in to help out with any extra work whenever needed with their hands-on, persistent work ethic. They both work tirelessly to ensure projects are completed thoroughly. Timbo and Sean go above and beyond to keep our crews running smoothly making happy team members and happy customers. Despite
huge logistical challenges with the Bluff’s pre-construction tasks, they still maintain their regular operational duties, and do them with great attitudes and much patience, a.k.a. teamwork!

PATRICK SMAGLIS

PATRICK SMAGLIS

EOM MAY 2023

Patrick joined us 1 year ago with his wonderfully cool, calm and collected
personality. He has always stepped up when needed. We appreciate his 5 out of 5 fun factor, too! Recently, we were able to promote him to a landscape foreman position where he has learned from his mistakes, and improved on every job. He
interacts with his customers professionally and follows Earth Works systems to a
“tee”.

Thank you, Patrick, for joining our team and doing an excellent job!

“The nice thing about teamwork is that you always have others on your side.”

                        — Margaret Carty, American author

Services

  • Landscape Design & Installation
  • Paver Patios, Paver Walkways, Paver Driveways
  • Firepits, Retaining Walls , Seat Walls,
  • Landscape Lighting, Drainage design & Installation,
  • Lawn Care Services, Lawn Maintenance, Lawn Fertilization
  • Lawn Pest Control, Lawn Weed Control
  • Aeration and Top Dressing
  • Water Features, Koi Ponds,
  • Waterfalls, Bubbling Fountains
  • Garden Center & Pond Supply Store

General Services Areas

Jacksonville (Jax), Jacksonville Beach, Neptune Beach, Atlantic Beach, Ponte Vedra Beach, Ponte Vedra, Fernandina Beach, Amelia Island, Orange Park, St. Johns, Nocatee

Location

GARDEN CENTER
12501 Beach Blvd
Jacksonville, FL 32246

LANDSCAPE OPERATIONS
(not open to the public)
St. Johns Bluff
1119 St. Johns Bluff Rd. N.
Jacksonville, FL 32225

Hours

Monday-Saturday 9-5
Sunday 10-5

HOLIDAY CLOSINGS
New Year’s Day • Easter • Memorial Day
July 4th • Labor Day • Thanksgiving Day
Christmas Eve • Christmas Day

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