Why Work at Quiet Nature Ltd?

On-going Training

All of our staff are constantly improving their skills (and honing their landscape craft) through both on-the-job training and industry certified courses. Have a landscape passion? We'll help you fine tune it!

Great equipment

We believe in running an efficient operation, and a big part of that is running efficient equipment. We keep a fleet of new vehicles and machinery to ensure that your jobs run smooth.

Award Winning Projects

We've won more awards for landscape construction than any other company in the area. You can take pride in knowing that you're building unique projects with a sought after firm.

WE'RE ALWAYS IN SEARCH OF LOCAL TALENT!!

Who are we?

Located in Ayr, Ontario, we are a multiple award winning landscape design and construction firm focused on the creation of sustainable landscape solutions, ecological restoration projects, water features, natural swim ponds, natural stonework, and walkways & patios.  We're a rapidly growing business looking to add more all-stars to the team. We like to have a good time both in and outside of the job, but also know how to bust our asses when there’s work to be done. We want good people and promise that you won’t be paired up with any slackers!

 

What kind of person works at Quiet Nature?

An environmentally conscious outdoors enthusiast with a positive, down to earth attitude who is hard working and driven yet has an easy going personality and knows that success is in the details while they adapt on the fly in a creative and professional manner and supports the growth of his/her fellow workers in a trustworthy way. That’s who.  

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Current Openings:

In search of talent once again....See below for current employment opportunities


Foreman – Landscape Construction (posted Aug 3, 2017)

Reports to: Design/Build manager

The Landscape Construction Foreman is responsible for overseeing all on-site aspects of landscape construction projects.

Core Capabilities:

Customer and quality focus

Effective communication skills (both verbal and written)

Team work

Excellent problem solving abilities

Responsibility and dependability

Ethics and integrity

Responsibilities:

Manage the execution of construction projects, planning labour requirements, equipment requirements and material deliveries and timing to ensure completion of job(s) within project budgets and deadlines

Conduct goal setting meetings 2-3 times per day on all projects

Manage safety, quality and productivity of work at sites and/or shop/yard

Assist in the preparation and layout of job sites prior to the beginning of a project

Supervise, coordinate, and schedule the day to day work activities of a landscape construction crew of 3 to 6 employees.

Delegate job tasks to appropriate crew members to assist in the completion of landscape constructions

Participate in recruitment activities by conducting secondary interviews with potential job candidates

Conduct on-site orientations with new employees and employees in new positions, which cover all company health and safety policies, practices, and procedures

Conduct on-site reviews with new employees and employees in new positions, following company documentation and reporting back to management with results

Carry out disciplinary actions as a result to breaches of contract by employee

Participate in the termination of new Design/build employees by documenting breaches of contract and reporting back to management

Operate various tools and equipment, including: heavy equipment, chainsaws, jackhammers, laser levels, measurement equipment, shovels, hammers, drills, etc.

Assist in the construction of patios, steps, walkways, fences, decks, posts, pergolas, etc.

Perform preventative maintenance on tools and equipment by conducting inspections, lubricating, and cleaning on a daily basis

Read and interpret blueprints, structural drawings, and specifications to delegate/complete work activities

Meet with subcontractors and supervise quality, efficiency, and deadlines

Complete and submit all required paperwork on a daily basis, including: daily site meeting logs, crew daily forms, equipment daily inspection forms, attendance tracking, time and materials billing summaries, requests for time off, etc.

Comply with all company policies and regulations

Maintain and enforce standards of cleanliness and organization in assigned trucks, trailers, equipment, job sites, and shop/yard areas

Ensure that all work activities are carried out in a safe and efficient manner, and that all crew members are in compliance with government and company PPE standards

Enforce and work in accordance with all local health and safety laws and regulations at shop/yard and on job sites

Employee training

Communicate with customers in a polite and courteous manner

Minimum requirements:

High School Diploma, GED or equivalent

Minimum of 7 years’ experience in the landscape/construction industry

Capable of operating required equipment and tools in a safe and responsible manner

Effective communication skills (both verbal and written)

Ability to work under pressure and tight deadlines

Time management skills

Ability to read and interpret blueprints and specifications

Must possess a valid driver’s license

Knowledge of specific materials, methods, tools and equipment required to complete various landscape/construction practices

Speak, read, and write English

Carry and use a smart phone or data-enabled device for communication and reporting

Work Conditions:

Ability to work with hand tools, power tools, small engine equipment, heavy equipment, and materials

Ability to lift a minimum of 50 lbs. repeatedly through an entire work shift

Ability to work in a fast paced environment

Excellent stamina is required

Work near heavy equipment and other vehicles on a regular basis

Work outdoors in various conditions including heat and humidity, rain, dust, noise, and cold

Flexible working hours including occasional weekend work

 

Results:

Landscape construction projects completed on budget within allotted labour hours

Schedules adhered to

Client expectations properly managed and high levels of customer satisfaction achieved on every project

Warranty work kept to an absolute minimum

Zero injuries reported due to job site, shop/yard safety management and safety training for new employees

Zero down time due to improper equipment care or maintenance

Generation of new leads created by job site cleanliness, approachability and overall professionalism

 

If interested, please email your resume to info@quietnature.ca.  You can also fax to 519 632 9058.  Thanks

 

Stunning Landscapes & Satisfied Clients

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Giving Back to Mother Nature

"I selected Quiet Nature because I liked the artistic style of their landscapes and the concept of a low maintenance, drought-resistant garden. We've been able to give back to mother nature and have a fabulously beautiful backyard!"

 - Angela
Waterloo, Ontario

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The End Result is Beautiful

"We were very pleased with the Butterfly Garden rejuvenation project that Quiet Nature planned and installed for us. The end result is beautiful, within our budget and was created using no power tools."

 - Victoria Lant
Northlake Woods School Council;  Waterloo, Ontario

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From backyard patios to swimming pools, natural gardens, wildflower meadows and so much more, our commitment to delivering exceptional results makes every project truly special. Our award-winning designs reach far beyond the traditional confines of landscaping, thanks to our  dedication to producing work that doesn't compromise on our ideals. 

We believe the beauty of our natural world should be available to everyone, and our innovative designs highlight the versatility of sustainable landscaping. It's a unique strategy that has successfully contributed to the creation of some of our area's most impressive residential backyards, low maintenance gardens, and stunning water features.

Take a few moments to explore our previous work and get inspired for your next landscape design project. 

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