As a veteran of the Green Industry, Tamara is well versed in many facets including plant material, horticultural services, turf care and garden design.Read More
Kevin began working as a seasonal sales associate at the Gazebo in May 2013. By later that same year he became the nursery manager for the Village retail location. Kevin began as the annual color program manager in 2015. He has been a happily interoperable member of the GET team ever since he started with us. Kevin jumps in to help wherever he sees the need and offers his time willingly no matter what department needs the help. Process improvement is one of Kevin’s many skills and he has streamlined our color program to be more efficient.
Kevin is engaged to get married in July 2017 to his sweetheart Amy. In their free time they enjoy hiking and camping with their dog Tucker. He also enjoys practicing Jiu Jitsu and will soon be a blue belt.
With almost 28 years as a part of our New Garden family, evidence of Julio’s craftsmanship and efforts can be seen at homes throughout the triad. Whether he is installing plants and trees, drainage or stonework, he takes pride in getting the end result right. Along with this, his smile and pleasant personality makes him a joy to work with (if you catch him on the right day, he may even share a fishing story).
Over the years his attitude towards his job and his clients has been outstanding, he is willing to approach each project with optimism no matter how difficult it may seem. With New Garden celebrating a 40 year anniversary, Julio has played an important part in insuring our success in building long term relationships .
The New Garden Employee of the Month for February is Ann Tangedal. She started with New Garden in March 2010 at the Gazebo.
Ann is a very hard working team player. She’s always on top of her area in perennials and always thinking of how she can help others in their department. She will out perform any 20 year old guy you put beside her. Ann’s customer service is impeccable, and she has many customers who refuse to work with anyone else but her. She maintains our perennial display “gardens”, orders and manages the perennials; and has a great working knowledge of all of the plants in the garden center. She is truly interoperable. Above all, she is a great friend to all who work with her; bringing a smile and a bit of Swedish culture with her to work everyday.
The New Garden Employee of the Month for January is Steve Windham. Steve joined New Garden twenty-seven years ago as a Landscape Installation foreman and has served as a critical part of our design/sales services for many years. He was nominated this month for his service the last two years as Chair of Greensboro Beautiful. The goal of this non-profit is to conserve and enhance the beauty and ecology in our community through large tree plantings, litter cleanup campaigns, and public garden events. This was a personal growth opportunity for him and a source of pride for New Garden.
He still continues to serve this important organization in many ways including his current work designing a feature “Bee Garden” at the Greensboro Arboretum. Thank you Steve for representing New Garden so well for the betterment of our community.
Interoperable is the perfect word to describe Chad’s abilities. He started in our Maintenance department and worked his way up to Foreman level. He was often called on to utilize other skills that he had acquired over the years, including carpentry, plumbing and electrical experience. Knowing about these skills allowed us to offer Chad a new challenge to become an Irrigation Service Tech. Chad has done a fantastic job handling simple repairs and complex irrigation problems. He as a very intuitive mind and looks at all the angles before coming up with the best solution to solving our customer’s irrigation challenges. He even came in on a holiday to fix an irrigation problem that could not be delayed.
Carlos is a 20 year veteran of our Landscape Installation Department. He is a member of the Guilford North team. As you can imagine, with that amount of time with our company, Carlos is a well-rounded and vital employee. He isable to provide top-quality landscape installation and customer service. He demonstrates an excellent attitude (and smile) and impeccable attendance. He teams up with Julio and is skilled in everything from proper bed preparation to installation of trees and shrubs, drainage and stone work. Thank you Carlos for your dependability and teamwork!
Brandon started in March of 2015 at the New Garden Village retail store. He joined the New Garden Select team in May 2015 as a lawn technician. He is currently training to become a tree and shrub technician with Dean Gardiner .
Brandon is praised by his customers for his outstanding service. He is always willing to take on new responsibilities to help the company reach their goals. He shows leadership in training new and existing team members on company practices. Brandon was nominated because he has exceeded his sales goals throughout the aeration and seeding season.
The New Garden Employee of the Month for September is Ben Katterjohn.
Ben joined New Garden a little over a year ago. Despite being a relatively new employee, Ben’s professionalism and competency led him to become the foreman of our newest Landscape Maintenance team last spring.
As a foreman he has also shown leadership in working with his team member to encourage participation and success with Plant ID as well expanding job-site skills. He is also studying to take the NC Pesticide Applicator’s test. Just recently a client compliment was received praising him for being attentive to her needs.
The New Garden Employee of the Month for August is Victor Sanchez. Victor started working for New Garden on May 6, 2013. He is a Foreman for Guilford South.
Victor along with Jose Melara are responsible for maintaining high end commercial buildings and the community of Deep River. The quality of work and his relationship with his customers is highly praised. Deep River has often told us how indispensable Victor is in providing their service.
Victor was nominated because he is efficient, quality oriented, a great communicator, and self-driven to perform better each day.
The New Garden Employee of the Month for July is Santos Benitez. Santos started working for New Garden on April 28, 1997. He currently is a CRM for Guilford South. Santos previously was Employee of the Month for March, 2013
Santos had two Gold Card nominations in July praising his great customer service. A concern from the Reeds job was immediately addressed, and the client called praising Santos and his team. He also had great communication with Well Spring that helped to save the account.
The New Garden Employee of the Month for June is Rose Collis. Rose started working for New Garden on October 15, 2015. She currently is a member of the MET team in Winston-Salem.
Rose had two Gold Card nominations in June from Jeanine Bennett.
She said Rose is great to work with and her attention to detail is impeccable! Two different landscape clients commented on her work, one saying “Rose is an absolute artist!”
The New Garden Employee of the Month for May is David Armstrong. David started working for New Garden on September 8, 2001. He currently is a foreman with the GET team.
David takes the extra time to accommodate the wants and needs of his clients. He is a great team player; after working a full day he was willing to go help on another flower job. He did an excellent job blocking off work areas with cones along roads and had the whole team wearing safety vests. David had three Gold Card nominations in May!
The New Garden Employee of the Month for April is Huot Ksor. Huot won Employee of the Month the first month it was implemented three years ago! Huot started working for New Garden March 9, 2009. He currently is a foreman with the GET team.
Huot earned his Gold Card nomination from Beckie Berlin for his great communication with the CRM and customers when getting jobs started. We all appreciate your attention to detail.
Huot enjoys playing soccer and volleyball with his church league outside of work. He also likes going to the park with his three kids Colleen (10), Kelly (1 ½) , and Jason (2 months).
The New Garden Employee of the Month for March is Janet Morien. Janet started working for New Garden in March 2006. Her first position was in perennials at the Village. She currently works seasonally in the nursery.
Janet earned her Gold Card nomination from Barbara White for her attention to detail in caring for perennials, her reliability, and dedication to our Garden Center. Janet has jumped right in with directing and helping to train new staff. She has been an invaluable help with launching the new team at the Village.
Garrett started working for New Garden in July 2014. His first Position was in the Horticulture Department. He currently works for the Garden Enhancement Team.
Garrett just returned from a four week assignment with the Army Reserves. He is helping the Forsyth GET Team while fellow soldier (Dan Armes) is on a sixteen week assignment with the Army Reserves. He is also helping the company by shuttling equipment back and forth to Forsyth for the next several weeks. This helps to reduce extra trips for equipment maintenance.
Meda has been working for us since September 2012, starting out as an assistant display designer. In September of 2014 she became buyer, inside sales manager and head display designer. She took this position over during Christmas season and thanks to her incredible talents and great management skills the transition went flawlessly. Meda has a great attitude and is one of our best in customer service. In a short period she has turned the inside of the Gazebo into a great shopping destination. She gets compliments all the time on the store layout and how fresh the store looks. She continues to be a great asset to our company.
Evangelito Cruz is an eleven year New Garden veteran. His career started in the landscape department where he mastered landscape installation, stone work, and equipment skills. A few years ago we offered Evangelito an opportunity to be further trained in our maintenance department. He currently is James Jordan’s right hand man and has mastered equipment use and care, pruning and is extremely detailed oriented. He lives in Summerfield with his wife and three sons. We salute Evangelito Cruz as a great example of an interoperable employee and Employee of the Month.
Joel has been employed with New Garden for three years now and has shown an incredible interest not only in our company, but in this industry. He started in sales at our Gazebo location and quickly moved to Greenhouse Manager at the Village, and then became Garden Center Manager this past year in which he exceeded all expectations. Because of his hard work and dedication he will soon be managing a new department promoting our services at the Gazebo location.
Joel is about to receive a Degree in Horticulture from Alamance Community College. He recently became a certified Irrigation Technician and is getting his Arborist license. While representing New Garden at PLANET he placed 10th out of 180 competitors and the 4th highest score on his TCIA exam. (Tree Care Industry Association) This nomination could not go to a more deserving person.
New Garden’s Employee of the Month for October is Jim Keen.
Jim has been part of the New Garden family for 10 years and is a Customer Relations Manager for Guilford North. He is the embodiment of the New Garden motto: with his passion for design he goes out of his way to create a unique and functional space for his client. He establishes a long term relationship that gets them coming back for more.
Jim is helpful to fellow employees when they have questions or needs. He not only designs but gets out in the field to layout, install and even does container gardens for customers with a smile on his face. His behind the scene work for retail events are evidence of his interoperability.