Beginning his landscape career as a tree climber/trimmer, Kevin's family bought, and further developed, a Fort Myers based tree trimming company in 1994. A branch in Naples was created, adding mowing, landscape installation and pest control services. Kevin's natural talents for leadership, development, production, and management were realized. The company recorded 100% annual growth between 94-98; and continued at 30-40% annual growth until it was sold in 2003 at a 700% profit (to a national company). After a three year employment term during the takeover process, Kevin was offered the management of troubled Orlando territory, in one year, he increased annual sales from $1 million to $3 million.
Kevin's 20 years of experience in the landscape and tree trimming industry have been key in Green Effex's creation, development, and management. His responsibilities include: Sales, Development of internal reporting and department structure. Personnel employment and employee terms. Supervision and direction of the department managers and retail center. Evaluation of individual department productivity and cost. Development of departmental sales strategies and internal production. Cost management, client relations, development of short term and long term goals. Company rules and safety procedures. Management of insurances, licensing, permitting and subcontracting. Vender selection, price, and terms negotiations. Quality control for products and services rendered.
Where were you born and raised and what brought you to Florida?
Born in Tucson, Arizona and raised in Amarillo, Texas. I came to Florida for the weather.
Tell us about your family?
I have three brothers, loving parents, and twin boys.
What is your background or education that makes you valuable to Green Effex?
I have 20 years in the green industry, and I worked from out in the field to helping and running all company operations.
What are your hobbies and interests?
- Team Roping
- Ultimate Frisbee
- Texas Holdem
It has been a real pleasure spending my entire green career in this beautiful Naples town - building good personal and business relationships.