About Us

 

The Greenwise Team in front of our Evanston Shop on Main Street.

The Greenwise Team at our Main Street shop in Evanston.

 Greenwise Organic Lawn Care: Leading Chicago in Organic Lawn Care, Sustainable Landscape Design & Build, Eco-Friendly Snow Removal, and Environmentally Friendly Turf & Garden Maintenance since 2007. 

GREENWISE COMPANY HISTORY

Greenwise opened its doors in the Evanston community in 2007 and have since established our reputation as the leading sustainable landscape company in the greater Chicago area.

Greenwise believes in beautiful landscapes that sustain you as well as the life around you. Your landscape is an opportunity for you to enjoy the natural world, relax, and find sanctuary. Your garden can be your solitude, your entertainment, and your connection to the vibrancy of life. This means that a quality landscape should not come at the expense of your health, but contribute to it. A high quality landscape does not pollute the environment, it supports clean water, soil, and air.

Through the support of its loyal clientele, Greenwise Organic Lawn Care is now the leading organic lawn care company in the Greater Chicago area. Greenwise provides organic lawn care, sustainable landscape design and installation, eco-friendly landscape maintenance, sustainable horticultural and arbor care, and eco-friendly snow removal services.

pfp sign Greenwise Pesticide-Free Parks Program: Learn More!

Greenwise loves its hometown! Evanston has been a great partner to us since we opened our doors back in 2007. In order to thank the community that has supported and grown with us, Greenwise partnered with the City of Evanston to launch the Pesticide-Free Parks Program (PFP Program) in 2014.

Earth Day 2017_poster Join Us this Earth Day to Help “Clean Up, Evanston!”: Learn More!

Join us on April 22nd and participate in Evanston’s annual Earth Day and Arbor Day community clean-up event, “Clean up, Evanston!,” from 9 to 11 a.m. at locations throughout the City.

 

OUR TEAM

Marc Wise, founder & owner
Dan Klindera, general manager & certified arborist
Michael Kormanik, marketing director: 847-868-9851

Abby White, office manager: 847-868-9849
Fabiola Berra, customer service: 847-868-9850
Michelle Sartin, customer service: 224-307-8177

Bernie Carranza, operations manager
Alissa Mutton, production coordinator: 847-868-9131
Angelica Ruiz, horticulturalist: 847-868-9856

Heather Lough, landscape design coordinator: 847-868-9863
Marilyn Maas, design studio coordinator: 847-868-9848
Sandro Nandiko, landscape designer: 847-868-9859
Brian Dreher, landscape designer: 224-307-8190
Tim Clough, landscape designer: 847-868-9863

JOIN OUR TEAM!
Here are the folks we’re currently look to hire:

 

LANDSCAPE SALES REPRESENTATIVE AND ACCOUNT MANAGER

Stagnating in your current job? Come grow with Greenwise!

We’re seeking creative people to help build Chicagoland’s greatest sustainable landscape company. This is an exciting time for Greenwise Organic Lawn Care. We’re investing in the growth and improvement of our operation. New office, new shop space and the need for energetic, dedicated landscape sales professionals and account managers. If you are looking for a home where your talents will contribute to building a company, please email Marc Wise at [email protected]

Let’s meet to see if we’re a good fit.

Here’s the low down:

We are seeking team members with strong sales backgrounds and excellent account management skills.

You:
You love boldly going where no one has gone before. You ride roller coasters and drink from firehouses. You get to drink the coffee because you’re a closer. Sure, you look before you leap, but you love to leap. You’re passionate about customer service and obsessive about account management. Clients love you.

Us:
When we started 10 years ago, the owner knew every one of our clients as well as the names of their dogs. During the past 10 years we’ve grown like prairie grass thanks to the support of these same clients – and their dogs.

Now, for the first time ever, our revenue and client list has grown to the point that we’ve decide to bring account managers on to our team. Be our first account manager and set the standard. We won’t settle for anything less than the same unmatched customer service we’ve built our reputation on.

We’re a customer service company that does sustainable landscaping.

Sound like a match? Swipe right!

Or better yet, email Marc ([email protected]) with your letter of interest and resume. Please include the job title “Landscape Sales Rep and Account Manager” in the subject line of all correspondence.

RESIDENTIAL LANDSCAPE DESIGNER/ARCHITECT

Greenwise Organic Lawn Care, the innovative, dynamic, and rapidly growing Evanston-based leader in the design, installation, and maintenance of sustainable landscapes is expanding our Design Build Department. We are seeking an experienced Landscape Designer or Landscape Architect.

Applicants should be excited to work on a range of large and small scaled projects in a dynamic fast paced team environment. The successful candidate will process the knowledge and ability to take a project from inception to completion. Multitasking is crucial as this individual will be responsible for serving as lead sales/client contact, landscape designer, estimator, sub-contractor liaison, and field project manager.

Position Requirements:

  • Degree in Landscape Architecture or Landscape Design from an accredited university;
  • 3-5 years of industry experience;
  • A proven track record in outside sales with a landscape design build company is strongly desired;
  • Minimum 2 years experience in supervising landscape installation and construction observation;
  • Commitment and passion for sustainable residential landscape design illustrated by work history and portfolio.

Compensation:

$50,000 to $65,000 annual salary plus commissions and health & dental benefits

HORTICULTURALIST

Job Type: Seasonal (winter employment options available)

Compensation: Hourly, based on experience

Essential Responsibilities:

  • Capability to connect and discuss with crew members, clients, and vendors for successful project completion in residential gardens along the Northshore
  • Willingness and desire to work with clients on a custom garden maintenance program
  • Train and guide crew members as needed
  • Ability to maintain a flexible, positive and professional attitude in a range of circumstances
  • Capability to follow direction and guidance from management team
  • Ability to work independently and solve problems with minimal supervision as well as work collaboratively with crew members and provide direction from supervisors effectively
  • Excellent communication skills and leadership qualities
  • Assistance with budget maintenance, material acquisition, and tool inventory

Skills should include (but not limited to):

  • 3 to 5 years of horticulture experience, preferable crew management experience
  • Ability to work in all weather conditions
  • Knowledge of applied horticulture techniques (plant identification, planting, weeding, pruning, grooming, etc.)
  • Competence in using landscape maintenance equipment and tools (mower, weed-whip, blower, power shears, and hand tools, etc.)
  • Experience with seasonal/annual change outs a plus
  • English language fluency a must, Spanish language a plus

HORTICULTURE FOREMAN

Job Type: Seasonal (winter employment options available)

Compensation: Hourly, based on experience

Essential Responsibilities:

  • Coordinate between clients, crew members and supervisor(s)
  • Manage crew to implement successful garden maintenance and projects
  • Safely mobilize equipment and people to and from job site
  • Maintain conversations and relationships with clients on a regular basis
  • Train and guide crew members on the job
  • Responsible for job production and quality
  • Monitor and upkeep tool safety and inventory

Skills Should Include:

  • 3+ years of landscape experience (beyond lawn mowing)
  • Ability to work in all weather conditions
  • Basic maintenance knowledge of perennials, shrubs, evergreens, and trees
  • Basic plant and disease identification
  • Willingness and confidence to speak with clients on a job-by-job basis
  • Highly organized team player and self – starter
  • Ability to operate power equipment safely and efficiently
  • Excellent communication skills and leadership qualities
  • Must speak English, Spanish language skills a plus

 

MARKETING INTERN

We’re seeking interns to assist the marketing department with day-to-day activities. The internship will report directly to the marketing director and give the successful candidates the opportunity to be involved with every aspect of the company’s marketing and public relations department. The intern will lead projects — such as developing an integrated social media campaign or creating a client loyalty program — from concept to completion, gaining valuable, real-world marketing experience.
Responsibilities
  • Writing content/blogging for the company website: www.iamgreenwise.com
  • Writing and following up on press releases
  • Developing and facilitating the company client loyalty program
  • Creating video content
  • Conducting social media campaigns
  • Assisting at community relations events

Qualifications: 

  • Bachelor’s degree in marketing, public relations, communications or journalism preferred but not necessary;
  • Be at least 18 years of age and enrolled in junior or senior year at an accredited college or university;
  • Graduates welcomed;
  • Love “green” causes, especially environmental stewardship;
  • Possess superior oral and written communications skills;
  • Enjoy social media and blogging;
  • Demonstrate effective organizational skills for managing multiple tasks.

Skills:

Required – English, Social Media Communications, Event Organizer, Blogging, Media Relations
Preferred – Video Blogging, Photography, Graphic Design, Photoshop

How to Apply:

Please send resume attached to email cover letter to Michael Kormanik, Greenwise Director of Marketing at [email protected]

 

 

 

AWARDS

Landscaping Lawn & Yard Work Snow Removal

Landscaping Lawn & Yard Work Lawn Fertilization & Treatment

Landscaping Lawn & Yard Work

Landscaping Lawn & Yard Work Lawn Fertilization & Treatment

Houzz.com “Best Of Houzz 2015″, Client Satisfaction

Better Business Bureau Honor Roll

Evanston Environmental Stewardship Award

Best of Glenview “Best Landscaper”

Best of Evanston “Best Landscaper”

 

GREENWISE IN THE NEWS

Press Release from Angie’s List: December 2012
Greenwise Organic Lawn Care Super Service Award Winner for 2012 for consistently high level of customer service
Greenwise Organic Lawn Care, LLC, has earned the service industry-coveted 2012 Angie’s List Super Service Award, an honor awarded annually to approximately 5 percent of all the companies rated on Angie’s List, the nation’s leading provider of consumer reviews on local service companies.

“We are proud and excited to win this very meaningful honor from Angie’s List again this year,” said Marc Wise, Greenwise Organic Lawn Care’s founder and co-owner. “At Greenwise we stick to our organic principles and we are the only Chicagoland company finding success with a completely organic approach. Our success would not be possible without the support of our amazing friends and clients who have believed in and grown with us over the years.”

“It’s a select group of companies rated on Angie’s List that can claim the exemplary customer service record of being a Super Service Award winner,” said Angie’s List FounderAngie Hicks. “Our standards for the Super Service Award are quite high. The fact that Greenwise Organic Lawn Care earned this recognition speaks volumes about its dedication providing great service to its customers.”
Angie’s List 2012 winners have met strict eligibility requirements, including earning a minimum number of reports, an excellent rating from their customers and abiding by Angie’s List operational guidelines.
Service company ratings are updated daily on Angie’s List. Companies are graded on an A through F scale in areas ranging from price to professionalism to punctuality. Members can find the 2012 Super Service Award logo next to company names in search results on AngiesList.com.
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Angie’s List helps consumers have happy transactions with local service professionals in more than 550 categories of service, ranging from home improvement to health care. More than 1.5 million paid households use Angie’s List to gain unlimited access to local ratings, exclusive discounts, the Angie’s List magazine, and the Angie’s List complaint resolution service.

Greenwise on HGTV’s “Yard Crashers”

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Greenwise on ABC-TV News “Landscaping with a Lighter Footprint”
Greenwise is featured on ABC-TV Chicago ‘s Live Green with ABC-7 segment “Landscaping with a Lighter Footprint”. This September 2010 episode features interviews with co-founders Marc & Lindsay, a Greenwise-created permeable driveway in action and useful information on the importance of going organic on the lawn.

Make It Better Magazine April 2012
“10 Ideas for Bringing Earth Day Home”

 

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