Technician Recruitment Fair

Join us Thursday, February 8th between 12-5 at our technician recruitment fair. No appointment needed, come whenever you’re available!

As an extra incentive, we’ll be raffling off $50 gift cards every 30 minutes. You don’t have to be present to win, but you do need to interview.

There are multiple openings for Lawn, Pest, and Multi- App Technician roles.

Join the Blades of Green team so you can reach your full potential, both professionally and personally!

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Meet Melissa C., our Office Training Coordinator

Melissa strives at building a strong community within the office amongst all team members and departments. She is always willing to help because she understands how overwhelming it can be to start a new job. She does a great job at assuring new hires that they can grow and thrive at Blades of Green.

In Melissa’s free time she enjoys playing Dungeons & Dragons, playing board & video games, attending the Renaissance Festival, and spending time with family and friends.

If she could have any super power it would be to heal others. One goal she has for herself is to become fit and strong!

If you’re looking to work with Blades of Green, you are in good hands with Melissa.

Meet Megan G., one of our friendly Client Experience Reps

Megan is shy but very friendly and all departments within our company appreciate how helpful she is.

She is hardworking both at the office and at home, taking care of her daughter Skyler. In Megan’s free time she enjoys hiking, fishing, crafting and taking photos with her friends. One secret talent she has is making homemade hot sauce, using the pepper plants from her garden. Fun fact: She has over 100 pepper plants!

If Megan could have any super power it would be to control people’s emotions/mindsets about others but not for evil. She would like to make everyone feel happy and assured that whatever someone is going through, it will all turn out okay.

While Megan can’t control people’s emotions, she is gifted at keeping our clients happy, informed and educated, which is one of many reasons we are grateful to have her as a Client Experience Rep.

Meet Kelsey P., one of our talent & culture specialists

Kelsey is usually the one doing the interviews at Blades of Green but we’ve decided to turn the table and interview her. We hope you enjoy getting to know Kelsey!

What do you enjoy doing in your free time?

I’m currently in my mom era, so anytime spent with my kids is the best. Taking walks, going to the park, special breakfast at Double T Diner on the weekends, crafts, running around the backyard with my son and the dog, making my baby daughter giggle, going for a swim at the grandparents house – it’s all SO MUCH FUN!

What do you want everyone to know about you?

If you have met me, you already know this, but I have a very outgoing personality! I love to meet new people and learn about them. I also love to help in anyway possible with anything. If there is ever something I can do for someone, I do it. If I don’t have the ability, I find someone who can. I am [almost] always available to chat and if I don’t answer right away, I will get back to you as soon as I can!

Also:

* Pinky promises are sacred
* Taco Bell is the best
* I survive on strawberry lemonade celsius
* iPhone over Android all day every day
* My favorite color is rainbow
* Crocs are life
* I would rather watch 7 episodes of TV over a movie
* There is almost always a candle lit and music playing at my desk
* I love Old Bay and carry some with me almost everywhere I go
* My favorite meal is buffalo chicken anything

If you could have any super power, what would it be?

I would love the ability to cure diseases and remove pain! I think that would be incredible and help a lot of people, including some very close to me.

What is one goal you are currently working on?

I am the wife of a Marine and find it incredibly important to support our veterans! Over the past 8 plus years I have learned all about the things our military men and women go through while they are in the service, but especially the things they deal with once they are out. It is one of my goals to hire more veterans to join the Blades of Green family! Our team is compromised of almost 10% veterans already and I would love to see that number grow.

Why do you enjoy working for Blades of Green?

Something I find very unique about Blades of Green is that we put our humans first. It genuinely feels like team members care about you. You can call anyone on the team and they will help you out, which I did not find in my previous jobs. I have the pleasure of speaking to majority of the people at the company on a regular basis and the word “family” comes up very often. We put a lot of effort into building a culture of inclusivity and I think that is incredible! I am super grateful I get to be a small part in creating that culture and planning events to give back to all of the hardworking individuals here and the local community that helped build us to where we are now!

I look forward to welcoming even more people to the Blades of Green family! I also look forward to growing in my role here as a Talent + Culture Specialist!

Meet Sierra, our Revenue Conservation Specialist

Sierra is our Revenue Conservation Specialist but is also known for being a beach bum and jokester extraordinaire! They get a zest for life that’s as boundless as the ocean waves.

When they are not busy building sandcastles and cracking jokes, you can find them indulging in other passions like reading, listening to live music and collecting salt and pepper shakers.

If Sierra could have any superpower, it would be shapeshifting! Imagine all the crazy adventures they could have as different creatures or people. Talk about the ultimate party trick?!

Shapeshifter or not, Sierra is a great asset to the Blades of Green team. Here’s a quote on why they enjoys working at Blades of Green:

I am so excited to watch us grow and flourish! Seeing a small local business grow and getting to be a part of all of the exciting new things we are always rolling out is truly the best part of working here.

So there you have it – a glimpse into the life of our beach-loving, joke-cracking, salt & pepper shaker collector! Please join us in wishing them the best of luck on fixing up their new home.

Meet Kelsey S., one of our talented Client Experience Reps

When Kelsey isn’t busy attending to our client’s needs, you can find her soaking up the sun in Ocean City, MD.

Drawing and doodling are her creative outlets, but nothing beats hanging out with her fantastic friends, beloved family, and adorable dogs.

She’s all about making people’s day brighter and has a knack for making people laugh!

If Kelsey could have any superpower, it would be time travel. Imagine all the incredible eras she could explore and the historical figures she could make laugh.

But for now, she’s focused on a different adventure, buying her own home. We are grateful she works with us to achieve this goal.

People’s Choice Fred of the Year

What does it mean to be selected as Blades of Green’s People’s Choice Fred of the Year? This title is a huge honor because each individual at our company votes for the winner. We recognize a team member that has made a huge impact on their team, not based on sales or production numbers, but based on how they exude our company values. The People’s Choice goes above and beyond for their teammates, company, and clients, helps out in any area needed, and they take ownership of their work.

What does it mean to be a Fred? Mark Sanborn, motivational speaker, and leadership expert, tells a story of a postman named Fred who transformed the way he viewed customer service and what it meant to go above and beyond. Fred, a seemingly ordinary USPS carrier, exemplified all of the positive factors that go into exceptional customer service. Blades of Green adopted The Fred Factor in 2014, which outlines what it means to be a “Fred” with four simple, but truly impactful principles:

  1. Everyone makes a difference.
  2. Success is built on relationships.
  3. You must continually create value for others, and it doesn’t have to cost a penny.
  4. You can reinvent yourself regularly.

Simply put, a “Fred” is someone who goes above and beyond the normal call of duty, regardless of recognition or reward.

Congratulations to our very own James Banashek for being chosen as our People’s Choice Fred of the Year for 2022.

Here are some things our team had to say about James:

James always has a beaming smile on his face and lights up the room. He always takes a moment to ask how you are doing and genuinely care about your response. He has helped almost every department at one point or another. James is very deserving of this award!

James always pops in to say hello to me and I love our little chats.  Even when he is extremely busy, he always takes time to attend the communication committee meetings and provides very valuable input!

James lives and breathes the BOG way. His positive attitude is authentic and contagious with his colleagues, as well as our clients. Thank you for constantly setting a good example for our newer team members and always going out of your way to help out others!

No matter what James is going through, you can always count on him to give his best for our people and our clients. It has been a pleasure to watch him grow in his role over the course of the last several years. One thing is for sure, if he puts his mind to something, he will make it happen. We are lucky to have him on our team.