Topiarius employees are both talented and motivated. They love what they do because we create awesome, daily. Our upbeat, positive, and ‘yes’ attitude creates an environment that loves to communicate, handles the details, works efficiently, completes our work, constantly learns, takes accountability for our actions, and makes our clients really happy.
We are a highly talented, flexible, creative, and nimble team of quick-witted professionals who excel at a wide variety of disciplines including state of the art design, exterior space planning, horticultural services, fine gardening, landscape installation, and fine carpentry for outdoor spaces.
We thrive on new ideas, breaking the mold, and pushing limits while at the same time relying on lessons learned, the experience of others, and all the great ideas we didn’t think of ourselves.
Internally, we are organized to create, build, install, maintain, source, and manage. We are constantly looking for ways to improve by increasing skill level, finding new tools, and hiring exceptional people. We are driven by curiosity and competitiveness to produce a product that exceeds both the customer’s expectations and our ever increasing high standards.
Topiarius is an Equal Opportunity Employer. No applicant for employment with Topiarius be subjected to discrimination because of race, color, sex, national origin, religion, disability, age, reprisal for engaging in anti-discrimination activities, protected genetic information, sexual orientation, or parental status.
Full-time positions include:
- Paid Time Off. Accrue vacation and sick leave. (Get paid to take time off!)
- Paid holidays.
- Option to join medical and dental insurance plans.
- Retirement plan available after 1 year of employment & minimum 1000 hours of worked.
- PayActive (for times when accessing your earned wages before you get your check is necessary).
- Complimentary Life Insurance and Long-Term Disability plans.
No phone calls, please.
Landscape Yard Assistants*
Start Date: April 2020
A Landscape Yard Assistant cleans and organizes our landscape yard by knowing exactly where everything is stored. Eliminates the loss of any plant material through regular watering and care. Loads and unloads all landscape materials from suppliers, and loads and unloads materials onto Topiarius’ trucks. Keeps a keen eye on security and safety.
Landscape Yard Driver*
Start Date: April 2020
A Landscape Yard Driver routinely picks up and makes deliveries of materials/supplies for our Operations team. This position is focused on eliminating unnecessary trips to stores and suppliers, always looking for the best routes to save time, and logically thinking through each step of every day so they are the most efficient as possible. (When not driving, this position will be working as a Landscape Yard Assistant.) A clean IL driving license and record is a must. Must be comfortable with driving larger trucks in the city. And, must know landscape material because this role is on the front line of quality control.
Finance Manager (part-time)
Start Date: March 2020
The Finance Manager will be expected to ensure an annual 10% net profitability (minimum) for revenue of $6 million.
To do this, the Manager will work with senior leadership to provide business intelligence and recommendations to drive business results.
The Manager will provide hands-on support for finances across the organization, direct staff with bookkeeping responsibilities, implement the company’s finance strategy, support of strategic initiatives and define, communicate, and execute awesomeness.
*This position is a part-time position that will follow the trajectory of our growing company and transition into a full-time position as required.
Fine Gardening Dept.
Start Date: March 2020
We are seeking individuals to serve on our Fine Gardening crews that have a PASSION for creating seasonal displays and maintaining landscapes so they are thriving and beautiful.
Individuals that have a strong sense for and experience with detailed horticultural care should apply. (Our crews do very little mowing!) We focus on hand pruning, weeding, planting, pest ID, cleaning, mulching, drip irrigation & low-voltage trouble-shooting, and general problem-solving primarily at private residences in the city.
Crew Members serve in a seasonal full-time position (March – December) reporting to and working alongside their Crew Leader.
Design | Install Dept.
WOOD SHOP LEAD CARPENTER
Start Date: February/March 2020
We are looking for a experienced carpenter that is responsible for the efficient direction of Topiarius’ wood shop, wood shop staff, and the expedient creation of all carpentry projects within schedules, budget and profitable margins.
Additionally, this position is responsible for timely building property maintenance.
Start Date: February 2020
We are seeking a knowledgeable, conscientious Landscape Carpenter to serve in a full-time, seasonal position that works expediently with a team of 6-8 carpenters to get Topiarius’ projects completed within schedules, budget and profitable margins.
This position will install a wide variety of projects that are custom and premium level/graded. Work will be in-field and in-shop. Projects include, but not limited to: decks, containers, railings, screens, pergolas, outdoor kitchen cabinets, outdoor concrete counter-tops, fine furniture and more.
The listed positions are seasonal full-time (March – December). Our work is done in all weather conditions, cold or hot. Team members need to speak and understand conversational English, have the ability (with tools) to move up to 100 lbs., and have a high school diploma or equivalent-type experience.