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A landscape company is only as good as its crew, and Chad’s Landscape Management is lucky to have one of the top teams around. Our expert staff is highly trained in all aspects of proper landscape design and maintenance, and each one brings their own set of skills and knowledge to every project. We also believe that strong relationships are at the root of great customer service, and we strive to go above and beyond in helping our clients create the landscapes and outdoor spaces of their dreams.
To achieve those goals and more, we’ll be sitting down with members of our staff for a fun and educational Q&A session. You’ll learn more about our individual team members and gain some cool landscape knowledge you can’t find anywhere else.
First up is Todd Norman, our longest and most experienced senior crew leader.
Meet Todd Norman
How long have you worked with Chad’s Landscape Management?
I have been working with Chad for about 10 years.
What are your roles and responsibilities?
My official title is Senior Crew Leader, but I fill many roles each day. I am responsible for keeping up with job times, ensuring job quality and keeping my team on task. I’m also responsible for a lot of the physical aspects of the business, from driving the work truck to maintaining equipment and having good knowledge of each property and project we’re working on.
What made you choose landscaping as a career?
Landscaping was one of my first jobs and I immediately felt comfortable in what I was doing. There’s also excellent job security and endless opportunities – grass and landscapes never stop growing, so they’re always going to need attention.
How did you acquire your landscaping skills?
After 10 years on the job? LOTS of hands-on experience!
What’s your favorite part about your job? Your least favorite?
I really enjoy making properties look their best. There’s something rewarding about seeing a property’s potential and then making it happen.
My least favorite thing would have to be working in our extreme South Alabama weather. Summer is way too hot and winter is way too cold!
What’s your favorite thing about your own landscape?
My fence. It’s great to have a private space where I don’t have to worry about my dogs or kids getting into the street or others coming onto my property.
What would be your #1 landscape tip for homeowners?
It’s important to think things through in the long-term, not just the right now. How will future weather conditions affect your project after you complete it? Do your plants and other live features have the room they need to grow? How will they look in 5, 10, or even 20 years?
What do you do when you’re not landscaping?
I spend a lot of time hanging out at home. I enjoy spending time with my family and working on my own home and landscape projects.
Do you have other questions for Todd or the Chad’s Landscape Management team? Give us a call!