Around the Shop

June 27, 2011 at 10:13 pm

Here at E-Landscape, we are gearing up for July and will be wrapping up some projects and rolling up our sleeves for some new ones. Our work at the Elkton Senior Apartments is coming to a close and the crews are working over the weekend to finalize landscape plantings and the permeable paver patio, with site inspections scheduled for this week. Modular permeable pavement is really picking up steam, and we will be looking to complete two commercial permeable paver jobs in July totaling about 9000 SF in all.

The estimating department has been logging a lot of hours chipping away at the bid board to meet deadlines before the July 4th holiday. We are fortunate to have a new team member, Ben Boyd, in that department as well a summer intern from the University of Maryland, Courtney Shea, to help with take offs and submittals. Ben received his degree in Landscape Architecture from the University of Florida and Courtney is working towards her degree in the same major. They have also been a big help with design/build projects and both are ahead of the curve with the newest design programs.

Over the past two months, at the same time we’ve been wrapping up projects and submitting bids, we’ve made some great improvements to our shop facility in Davidsonville to tidy things up and help us become more efficient. New bins were constructed to house our bulk aggregate storage, saving us time and money by buying direct and eliminating daily pick ups. We also contracted Maryland Environmental Service to process our debris pile into mulch which we have used around the nursery stock. Overall, the yard has better flow and has given us room to add additional roll off containers for recycling our construction debris.