POSITION TITLE: Site Superintendents (Landscape Installation) Two positions available


REPORTING TO: President, Dave Dexter and Lucas Dexter, Vice President.


LOCATION:  One position covers Sonoma County and one covers Napa County.  Candidate can live anywhere in either county. Office is located in Calistoga, CA 94515

OUR CLIENT: DEXTER estate landscapes
Website:  http://www.dexterestatelandscapes.com


The North Bay’s leading landscape installation company, 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. Working in only Napa and Sonoma counties, DEXTER estate landscapes is known for their company culture and great reputation among builders, architects and clients.


We seek two Site Superintendents who will oversee the installation of projects on a daily basis.


These are salaried, full time positions with benefits.


The position information is posted here: http://lockeandkey.com/jobs/JobOpenings/job_opening_229.php



Position Overview: The Site Superintendent will oversee the installation projects on a daily basis. S/he will assist with the supervision of all onsite work, supervise/coordinate with all trade labor and subcontractors, and interface with the owner, architect, local officials, technicians and others. S/he will be required to take ownership, and manage each project in its entirety, from overall site supervision to finished project details.


Additional duties and responsibilities may include, but are not limited to:

  • Review contract documents to determine appropriate installation methods and sequencing.
  • Plan project pre-construction, layout and sequence of activities and schedule.
  • Prepare daily logs for construction activities and daily project reports.
  • Coordinate with project team and building trades for the preparation and processing of project documentation, including, but not limited to submittals, RFI’s and Change Order requests.
  • Manage Dexter crew, sub-contractors, vendors/suppliers, landscape architects and change orders.
  • Manage labor allocation and driver/delivery tasks
  • Quality control from job start to job close out
  • Point of contact for field staff with problem solving
  • Participate in client meetings as needed
  • Ensure job safety standards and code compliance at all times.
  • Comply with and enforce all company policies
  • Deliver the project on time and budget.




The company realizes that every interested candidate might not have all of the desired experience, but here is what they are looking for in terms of experience and skills… the more you have, the better!


  • Five years of relevant work experience in landscape and/or project supervision/management; at least two years of high-end landscapes, including residential.
  • Strong ability to manage and layout all subcontractors’ work.
  • Excellent hands-on landscape installation skills.
  • Ability to read and understand construction documents, schedules, and cost reports.
  • History of completing projects within budget and schedule.
  • Must work well with all types of personalities and know how to get the best out of your crew.
  • Organized and detail oriented.
  • Computer skills.




  • High standards; excellent work ethic.
  • Excellent customer service attitude; personable.
  • Confident in making informed decisions.
  • Keeps composure under pressure.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and working with a team. Offers solutions and takes direction well.
  • Excellent communication skills and professional demeanor.
  • Interested in continuous improvement, both in teaching/mentoring others and being mentored.
  • Organized. Methodical. Process oriented.
  • Physical ability required for frequent lifting or handling of materials, and walking varied terrain of job sites. Work is regularly performed in outside weather conditions and on job sites throughout the San Francisco bay area in all seasons.
  • Must have great references from prior supervisors.
  • Clean DMV and active CDL and reliable transportation.




All education is beneficial. Preference given to candidates with landscape and/or construction related education, and/or formal training.




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

Competitive wages.

Bonus potential.

Benefits include: Medical and dental plans.

Two weeks of paid time off (PTO)

Retirement plan with company matching.


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




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

Please do not contact Dexter directly.

Qualified resumes with cover letter will receive notification of receipt.


Lisa K. Locke

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