If you like outdoor work, then you might be thinking that mowing could be a decent job to pay the bills. You get to spend a lot of time outside and can feel a real sense of accomplishment after the work is complete.
Even so, you might assume that lawn mowing jobs in Alexandria or Arlington, VA could never be a career path. In fact, you might have even heard from friends who have gone to work for lawn care companies in the area and didn’t last long in the role since there was no room to grow.
Or, perhaps you even had an experience like this yourself. You may have worked at one or more lawn care jobs only to find that the pay was okay but you would be stuck in that same role forever.
While it may be true that most lawn mowing companies can’t offer you the career path that you truly desire, that’s not the case everywhere. After all, where there is growth, there is opportunity—and at Kingstowne Lawn & Landscape, we’re growing (pardon the grass pun).
Organic Growth from Lawn Mowing Jobs
One of the things that sets Kingstowne apart from others offering lawn care jobs is that we strongly emphasize organic growth from within. We don’t hire foremen right out of the gate. Instead, we like to see our team members come in at the entry level and grow from there. In fact, almost every single one of our foremen started as an entry level team member and worked their way up.
What makes that possible is that we offer lots of different opportunities to grow and to try different things. Our new team members have the opportunity to work on different crews, meet different people, see different properties, and even learn different skills.
In other words, we don’t just stick our team members in a role and force them to stay with it. We often move them around until they find the spot where they feel most comfortable. That’s because we want to find a role in the company where they can succeed. This is the number one reason why we don’t have a revolving door like a lot of other companies offering lawn care jobs. We are committed to helping our team members get on a career path to success.
In addition to growth opportunities, team members say that Kingstowne feels different from other lawn mowing jobs they’ve held in the past for other reasons we’ve highlighted below.
- Distinctive Trucks and Uniforms: It may sound like a small detail but we’ve found it’s one that’s really important to the people that work here. People residing in Alexandria, Arlington, and Springfield, VA know our trucks and our logo and we have found our team members in all roles take pride in that.
- A Sense of Mutual Respect: So often, we hear from team members who have held previous lawn mowing jobs and felt that they were not treated with respect. They were talked down to by management. Here, we emphasize mutual respect and the feedback is that everyone feels as though they’re treated well. There’s no tolerance for any team members thinking they’re superior.
- A Family Environment: A lot of companies talk about being “family-oriented” but don’t necessarily do anything to follow through on that. At Kingstowne, we really care about our team members and follow through with many team building activities that help us grow closer and stronger as a team. Just recently we went on a white water rafting trip on the Shenandoah. We often host company barbeques and we have a Christmas dinner around the holidays. We want our team members to know that they’re valued and that they’re truly part of the family.
- Earning Potential: Though it’s not the main reason our employees like working here, Kingstowne does also offer income potential that is higher than most comparable lawn care companies in the region. Our team members say that not only is it a place where they enjoy working, but they can earn good money here, too.
From Lawn Mowing Jobs to So Much More
If you’re searching for lawn mowing jobs in Alexandria and Arlington, VA, we hope that you’ll add Kingstowne to the top of your list. We’re devoted to finding people who want to make a long-term career out of their decision to come work for us. While it may start as a lawn mowing job, there are so many opportunities to grow within the company and turn it into so much more than that.
Want to learn more about lawn care jobs at Kingstowne? We value our growing family and would love to answer any questions that you have.