Many people are not aware that Dundee has a facility in Fletcher, Minnesota (near Rogers) where we have acres of greenhouses, trees and shrubs, plus materials and equipment for our landscape installers. Dundee has a team of 4 landscape installation supervisors who have a combined total of over 40 years working in the field for Dundee. In addition, our Installation Manager has worked for Dundee for 40 years. All that knowledge and expertise has been invaluable to me in learning about the many intricacies of residential landscape.
Dundee employs five landscape design specialists at our Plymouth location. Their primary function is to engage the customer about the specifics of the customer’s landscape needs and to design/draw a plan to meet those requirements. Much needs to be considered like location, soil, sun/shade, colors, and maintenance. I could go on all day about what the design team reflects on when putting a project together. Our landscape designers draw from their individual education and expertise as well as that of the entire team when creating for challenging situations.
After the completion of the project, Dundee’s warranty and team expertise kicks in to ensure the plants and hardscapes will last for many years. This is one of the big advantages of having a management and field staff that has been trained in horticulture. That formal knowledge and their many years of experience building landscapes is a valuable asset when issues arise.
I joined Dundee in 2004 as a business manager for the retail division after 24 years working for the JCP Company. I had relatively little knowledge of Minnesota, let alone plants, in that first year after moving here from Pennsylvania. Since then I have taken on the role of sales manager for the landscape division and have learned a lot in the process, especially about plants, soils, temperature, water, fertilizers, and the finicky soil we have here in the west metro.
Dundee works with customers on many different levels. Whether the customer is a do-it-yourself type or needs the services of a full-scale design and installation team, we can help. Dundee has seen and done it all after 40 years of landscaping.
You can meet our Dundee landscape design team and find out more about the landscape division on our website. We also have a form for you to submit with your landscape inquiries. Click here to get started. You can also reach our landscape design office by calling us at 763-559-4004.