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About Highly Seeded:

We create beautiful and detailed photo-realistic renderings of residential and commercial landscapes to help your landscape company stand out from the competition.

How we work:

• You send a photo of your client’s yard, entry way, or recreational area
• We remove what is no longer desired and then add back in what the client will swoon for (using Adobe Photoshop)
• We include a plant palette of the best-suited plant choices for the project and the area 

 

Our renderings help your clients visualize what their outdoor space could look like after professional landscape design and installation. With a beautiful visual that captures the potential of the project, your client can better make decisions about how to move forward. They’ll feel renewed excitement and commitment to seeing it brought to life. 

 

Stunning landscape renderings can help justify higher project pricing and win more bids.

Welcome!!

About Me:

My name is Devin, and I am the specialist behind Highly Seeded. With a degree in Horticulture and over 15 years of hands-on industry experience, ranging from Foreman to Associate Branch Manager of the largest commercial landscape company.

 

I have a huge passion for plants and specialize in the Southwest region–specifically, Southern California and Arizona.

Here's how we can help you:

  1. Provide photorealistic renderings to separate you from the competition

  2. Show your clients what their landscape could look like with your services

  3. Ensure that every rendering reflects your vision and meets your project objectives

  4. Provide plant palette recommendations based on extensive landscape industry experience 

 

Visit the Projects page and see how we can transform your concepts into captivating renderings. 

 

If you're interested, I'd be happy to set up a quick hello chat to determine how my skills and experience can support your projects and help you close more sales.

 

I'm excited to work with you, bring your visions to life, and help set you apart from the competition!

PROFESSIONAL HISTORY

Past Positions

August 2021 - Present

DESIGNER & HORTICULTURIST

Create visually appealing and functional landscapes that meet the needs and preferences of the clients. 

Responsible for:

  • Design and Conceptualization: Collaborate with clients to develop innovative and aesthetically pleasing landscape designs. Create detailed plans and computer-generated renderings to visualize design concepts.

  • Site Analysis: Conduct thorough site assessments to evaluate existing conditions, including topography, soil composition, drainage, and vegetation. Identify opportunities and challenges for landscape design integration.

  • Plant Selection and Layout: Utilize my knowledge of horticulture and plant species to select appropriate plant pallet for each project. Create plant layout plans that consider factors such as growth patterns, color schemes, texture variations, and seasonal interests.

  • Hardscape Design: Integrate various hardscape elements, such as pathways, patios, retaining walls, water features, and lighting, into landscape designs. Ensure proper placement and functionality of these elements while maintaining harmony with the overall design concept.

  • Construction Oversight: Collaborate with contractors and construction teams during the implementation phase to ensure the accurate execution of design plans. Provide guidance and support to address any design-related challenges that may arise during construction.

  • Client Communication: Effectively communicate design concepts, rationale, and progress to clients. Actively listen to client feedback and incorporate their preferences while maintaining design integrity.

  • Budget Management: Develop landscape designs that align with project budgets and provide cost estimates for materials, plants, and labor. Monitor project expenses and propose alternatives when necessary.

  • Industry Trends and Professional Development: Stay updated on the latest trends, technologies, and materials in landscape design. Attend seminars, workshops, and conferences to enhance your skills and knowledge base.

October 2016 - July 2021

ASSOCIATE BRANCH MANAGER

The Associate Branch Manager (ABM) is responsible for supporting the Branch Manager in the successful operation of the branch. ABMs ensure quality and efficient landscape management for the clients while achieving the company’s goals of consistently improving market share and meeting financial targets. Directly managed 3+ client service teams. 

Responsible for:

  • Developing long-term relationships and communicate on a regular basis with key clients

  • Inspecting key client properties to monitor performance and overall job quality

  • Ensuring existing accounts are renewed each year

  • Coordinating and manage client service teams                               

  • Assisting Branch Manager in the performance of financial and accounting tasks, as required:

    1. Develop annual budgets

    2. Work with Controller to accurately track branch performance

    3. Ensure billing is completed in a timely and accurate manner

    4. Ensure all contracts are executed correctly

    5. Ensure proper use and care of all branch assets                                               

  • Identifying staffing needs

  • Monitoring branch safety record and implement methods to improve safe workplace practices

  • Monitoring and guiding Supervisors as they train Crew Leaders and Crew Members

  • Implementing and enforcing policies and procedures          

  • Assisting the Branch Manager in the performance of sales tasks, as required, including but not limited to:

    1. Ensure new sales goals for the branch are properly budgeted

    2. Work with the Business Developer to ensure those goals are met or exceeded

    3. Identify prospects to meet sales goals and communicate to Business Developer

    4. Understand and accurately estimate jobs

  • Ensuring proper paperwork is completed for all employee changes and hires

  • Communicating with, counsel, train, discipline, review, and develop growth plan(s) for employees

June 2012 - October 2016

ACCOUNT MANAGER

Primary contact for the clients, building long-term relationships that foster satisfaction, retention, and ancillary sales. Oversaw field operations and supervised a Production Manager, who works with the crew to deliver fantastic service in the field. 

Responsible for:

  • Client Satisfaction:

    1. Developing and maintaining long-term relationships with clients

    2. Performing site walkthroughs with clients to ensure quality and service expectations are met

    3. Facilitating the resolution of client concerns to ensure renewal  

  • Sales:

    1. Proactively presenting site enhancement ideas to your clients

    2. Generating referrals from existing clients and passing them to the Business Developer

    3. Developing accurate estimates for new and existing clients, maintaining acceptable gross margins that support the branch’s financial goals  

  • Operations:​​​​

  1. Assisting in overall leadership of the branch

  2. Maintaining satisfactory accounts receivable levels

  3. Coordinating with the Branch Administrator to ensure branch databases contain up-to-date client information

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