When a Jenkins vehicle pulls up to a work site, it’s not the Jenkins truck with the familiar green and black logo that we want our customers to remember — it’s the Jenkins worker! Whether holding a clipboard or a rake, we want them to remember a worker that was courteous and that actively listened to any special instructions; that was respectful of a homeowner’s privacy; was professional, experienced and knowledgeable, and that clearly had pride in his or her work.
To be all these things and to perform our jobs consistently takes commitment. It means having leadership and organizational skills at supervisory levels, and active listening skills, honesty, ambition, and a strong work ethic at every level.
We take great pride in being a Treasure Coast family-owned, advancement-oriented employer that puts the personal and professional growth of our workforce as Job #1. It’s our most important investment and it’s offered to all Jenkins employees. In fact, as a member organization of the Florida Nursery, Growers and Landscape Association (FNGLA), our employees hold over fifty combined certifications and licenses.
At the end of the day, it isn’t our trucks, website, or Facebook posts, or our magazine articles, or even our Martin County community volunteerism to which we attribute our steady growth and outstanding customer retention. It’s our employees who show up to work early, actually like and support one another, participate in company events, keep their trucks and tools clean, and smile a lot.
We believe that we have the best landscape employees because we understand that they spend more time with us than with their families, so we strive to make make work pleasant. And because we want them to stay with us, we pay for their education in the landscape industry. It’s a formula that’s worked well here in South Florida for many decades, and one that is likely to go unchanged for the future.