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POSITION TITLE:             Account Manager/Estimator (Landscape Installation)

REPORTING TO:               President, Dave Dexter,

LOCATION:                         Calistoga, CA 94515

OUR CLIENT:                     DEXTER estate landscapes


DEXTER estate landscapes is located at the north end of the Napa Valley and has been building fine gardens in Napa and Sonoma Counties since 1985. Quality, attention to detail, and customer service are the founding principles behind our company. Lucky enough to have worked with the best designers and landscape architects in California, the demands for exceptional work, clear communication and great results are our stock in trade. We work closely with our landscape designers and subcontractors to make sure that everyone has the same common goal: to deliver a world-class garden.


This is a permanent, full-time position with benefits.


DEXTER estate landscapes is seeking an Account Manager/Estimator to join our diverse team of working professionals. The primary responsibilities of this position are project estimation, project coordination, plant procurement and scope management.


The position is listed here:




Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:


New Project/ Plan Triage:

Format spreadsheets for all new proposals and see them through to completion.

Complete take-offs, attend site visits, obtain pricing from vendors and communicate with site reps as needed to complete bid.

Brief appropriate site supervisor on project once it has been awarded.


Plant Sourcing, Broker Relations:

Source plant orders and coordinate with site supervisors to schedule deliveries.

Track plant orders against plant lists/estimates.

Schedule layouts with supervisors and landscape architects.


Other Industry Relations:

Landscape Architects – communication during plant sourcing and layout phases, etc.

General contractors – quick turn-around on change orders and extras estimates, scheduling material deliveries, site meetings, etc.

Subcontractors as needed – masons, truckers, grading contractors, etc.



Review all invoicing with a critical eye for accuracy.

Update monthly calendar with meetings, plant deliveries and layouts as needed.

Manage/update company website using a platform (a non-HTML based website template platform).           



EXPERIENCE/SKILLS REQUIRED:                           

Five to seven years of increasingly responsible professional office experience after college graduation.


Skill Set:

Highly proficient in the basic Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, Outlook, Power Point).

Experience using Google Docs is a plus.

Experience with AutoCAD or SketchUp is a plus.

Excellent verbal and written communication, punctuation and grammar skills.

Extremely detail oriented.

Good eye for graphic design.

Good head for numbers is appreciated.

Self-starter / self-motivated.

Pro-active problem-solver.

Strong work ethic.

Strong project management skills.

Strong ownership and follow-through.

Ability to multi-task in a fast-paced environment, and keep track of critical details.

Ability to approach challenges with a positive attitude.

Construction related and/or project management experience is a plus.

Bi-lingual Spanish language is a plus.




Excellent customer service attitude; personable.

Team player; offers solutions and takes direction well.

Confident in making informed decisions.

Keeps composure under pressure.

Must have great references from prior supervisors.




Bachelor’s degree required.




Opportunity for career growth in a respected, long-standing, profitable company.

Competitive wages.

Bonus potential.

Benefits include: Medical and dental plans.

2 weeks paid time off (PTO)

Retirement plan with company matching.


Hours for this position are 7.00am to 4.00pm with some flexibility.


CONTACT INFORMATION:                          

To be considered for this opportunity, please email your resume and cover letter to Lisa Locke with subject: Dexter.

Please do not send your resume to the client directly.


Lisa K. Locke

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