Dave Dabner Joins Signature Landscapes’ Commercial Team

Dave Dabner

Dave Dabner

Signature Landscapes is proud to announce Dave Dabner has joined their commercial landscape management division. A farm boy from Willows, CA, Mr. Dabner has devoted his career to the landscape industry; from managing nurseries and irrigation supply firms, to managing municipal parks for the City of Orville. He ran his own Northern California landscape operation for 16 years before moving to Reno more than a decade ago.

His leadership in the industry includes past president of the Nevada Landscape Association (NLA), holds a C-27 Landscaping Contractor license (CA), holds a Qualified Commercial Applicator Certification (CA), and is a certified paver with an ICPI certification.

Mr. Dabner helped usher in the newer, more refreshing California Style of landscape to the Truckee Meadows. Key introductions included a larger plant palette that was colorful throughout the seasons, and smart landscape designs to help reduce ever-increasing maintenance expenses. His efforts also helped bring smarter water management programs to our larger properties where he has been a driving force for water conservation ever since.

Signature is proud to welcome Mr. Dabner into the umbrella of Signature’s premium services.

Dan Osborn Earns Landscape Industry Certified Manager Designation

Dan_Mug_5x7Commercial Account Manager, Dan Osborn from Signature Landscapes has earned his Landscape Industry Certified Manager certification designation.

The certification, one of the nation’s most rigid for the landscape industry, is designed to showcase truly talented landscape contractors, business owners and managers who are committed to a higher standard of knowledge and execution of landscape principles.

The Signature Landscapes team is also proud to share the world that Mr. Osborn did extremely well on the exam overall, passing each module on the first try; something seldom seen in the LIC testing process.

Dan has been a professional in the field of landscape and facilities management for the past 25 years. Prior to Signature, Dan served the community as the Class A Superintendent for Northgate and Wildcreek Golf Courses. His expertise carries a thorough knowledge of Northern Nevada climates, especially turf care.

Congratulations and well done on your LIC manager certification designation, Dan!

Joe Blackham Joins Signature’s Residential Team

Joe Blackham

Joe Blackham

Signature Landscapes is proud to announce the hiring of Joe Blackham, the newest member of our residential specialty sales team. Mr. Blackham’s role is focused on the homeowner’s need for turf and irrigation renovation, new plantings (trees and shrubs), yard care packages and Signatures Concierge Care programs.

Joe’s strengths concentrate on customer interaction and his strong background is unique as he hails from the nursery industry as well as sales. His tenure at Hines Nurseries had him overseeing the sales and fulfillment of live goods for 12 home supply stores with the product knowledge ranging the full gamut from color to shrubs and trees, representing five growing sites, inventory control, and customer communication.

Mr. Blackham most recently managed business development for Fast Signs and covered the Truckee Meadows and Carson Valley territories.

The Signature Landscapes team is excited to welcome Mr. Blackham into the family.

Phil Petrocco Joins Signature Landscapes

Phil Petrocco

Phil Petrocco

Signature Landscapes is proud to announce Phil Petrocco has joined the Commercial Landscape Construction team and will leading business development efforts for Northern Nevada and California. Petrocco has an extensive background in large-scale landscape construction projects working with companies such as SoilTech out of Las Vegas and Gothic Landscape as the landscape manager in charge of the recently completed I-580 freeway construction.

Petrocco’s experience in working alongside government and municipal entities means he is uniquely suited to providing solutions to the larger, complex landscape challenges faced in our region today. He is a licensed Right of Way pest control operator for the State, and carries a C-10 contractor license for Utah and Arizona.

Calling All Tree Climbers!

 Tree Climber Needed

Signature Landscapes Tree Services is looking for a talented and motivated Tree Climber

Put your Tree Climbing skills to work at Signature Landscapes! Signature Landscapes is the largest landscape contractor in Northern Nevada and has a growing tree care division. We have the capability to perform many aspects of tree care and have significant experience to serve a wide range of customers.

Position Summary:
Climbers are responsible for working in and around trees to perform general tree care including pruning, cabling, bracing, and tree removals. Are you an ISA Certified Arborist? That’s even better!

Climbers are also responsible for:

  • Using proper pruning techniques
  • Assisting in process of trimming trees, clearing and chipping tree debris, and disposing of tree debris
  • Ensuring that the work area beneath and around the trees is clear and properly marked so that the public will be safe from falling debris
  • Maintaining climbing gear and tree care equipment to be sure that all equipment and tools are safe and in working order for high quality and safe service
  • Ensuring that all crew members follow Company safety policies and procedures

Position Requirements / Basic Qualifications 

  • Valid Driver’s License (CDL’s a plus)
  • 1 Year Experience Required
  • Able to successfully follow directions and complete requests
  • Strong work ethic
  • Good communication skills
  • Experience with Bobcat or Tractor a plus
  • Bilingual (Spanish) a plus
  • Certified Arborist a plus+++

We Offer a competitive salary and an energetic, focused and collaborative work environment.