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

Title: Landscape Construction Foreman

Status: Full-Time

Annual Wage: $44,000 - $65,000 (DOE) w/ $1,500 sign-on bonus

Reports To: Operations Manager

Location: West Des Moines, IA

About Us:

Wright Outdoor Solutions offers indoor and outdoor services to residential and commercial customers. These services include landscape design and installation, commercial landscape construction, complete tree care, lawn care, seasonal maintenance, a garden center, interior and exterior holiday lights and décor, interior plantscaping, land clearing and mulch. Our operations are guided by a set of values: safety, integrity, quality, teamwork, innovation, and family. We abide by the highest ethical standards, knowing customer satisfaction is our number one priority, and we work as a team to deliver creative solutions to our clients. Finally, we are proud of our family-founded history and have worked to retain those family values in our culture since becoming employee-owned in 2002.

Job Summary:

This position is responsible for leading a construction crew of up to 4 members to implement landscape & hardscape projects throughout Des Moines and surrounding areas. The foreman is responsible for promoting job site safety, completing landscape and hardscape (paver patio & retaining wall) 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.


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

  • Supervises and manages landscape and hardscape 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 supervisor.

  • 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: landscape installation, arbor care, plant health care, exterior maintenance, mowing, holiday lights and snow removal.


  • Minimum of 3 years of experience in landscape and hardscape (segment retaining wall and concrete unit paving systems) installation. Experience in low voltage lighting systems a plus.

  • Must possess a thorough understanding of landscape and hardscape 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 & hardscape 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.

  • Hardscape certifications (ICPI & NCMA) 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), medical, dental, 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.

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