Landscape Designer/Sales Representative

We’re growing!
Cornerstone Partners Horticultural Services Company is a fast-growing organization that offers full-service horticultural and snow/ice management services to commercial and residential customers. We offer our employees advancement possibilities and educational opportunities with a competitive salary.

We are seeking a detail-oriented, high-energy performer with exceptional customer service skills and personal drive who works well in a team environment.

A designer/sales representative must be thoroughly familiar with designing all aspects of landscape construction including site analysis, grading, drainage, plant selection, and placement, hardscape (patios, walkways, decks, barbecues, gazebos, etc.), water features, lighting, etc.; and be able to design the same using digital software. Our designers/sales representatives must have excellent analytical as well as aesthetic skills, be able to do take-offs, provide excellent customer service and   support and establish long-term relationships. Our designers/sales representatives monitor the installation of landscape and irrigation projects on a daily basis and interface with clients and alliance partners. Our designers/sales representatives will also interface with the company’s Production, Sales, and Administration personnel. The desired candidate will have proven skills in designing, estimating, and sales.

Minimum requirements:

● Possess a minimum of three years of design experience with landscape design software or equivalent
● Have a minimum of an associate’s degree (preferably in the Green Industry).
● Hold a current Designer/Sales Representative license or certification, if applicable, or be in pursuance of such certification
● Provide a sample portfolio of designs
● Able to conduct thorough site analysis.
● Able to analyze drainage and grading requirements.
● Able to calculate related quantities for soil import/export requirements.
● Able to do take-offs for related designs.
● Able to design quickly and efficiently.
● Able to translate designs into working drawings/documents for field personnel.
● Outstanding oral and written communication.
● Proficient in Cloud-based Productivity Suites (ie. Google Workspace).
● Proficient in or able to learn customer relationship management (CRM) software.
● Proficient in or able to learn to use the company’s estimating software (LMN – Landscape Management Network)
● Able to represent the company in a courteous and professional manner
● Possess a valid driver’s license and must be insurable on the company’s insurance policy.
● Have a clean criminal record.

Preferred Additional Qualifications:

● An active member of the Illinois Landscape Contractor’s Association (ILCA).
● Proficient in or able to learn digital measuring/aerial imaging ( and/or Google Earth) software.


● Design, estimate, and sell a sufficient portfolio to meet annual sales goals
● Prequalifies all prospective clients to ensure ideal CPHort fit
● Conducts needs assessment meetings with prospective clients
● Identifies and participates in peer and network groups to generate new business leads
● Establishes design, budgets, and deadline expectations for clients.
● Collect down payments/retainers for design from clients.
● Design projects in presentation format appropriate for the scope of work.
● Continually informs and updates clients as to design progress expectations.
● Presents final design in a format appropriate to the scope of work.
● Conducts progress site visits and ensures the project is produced as designed and according to client expectations, with appropriate materials.
● Analyze, propose, and approves all change orders.
● Thoroughly understands and complies with company policies, procedures, and SOPs.
● Assists in the development and implementation of the company’s strategic plan.
● Assists in the development, implementation, and achievement of the company’s annual budget goals.
● Assists in the development and implementation of the company’s marketing plan.
● Continuing education requirement as it pertains to Horticulturist Trade Certification or Landscape Design credentials.