Landscaping Careers and Landscaping Jobs

If you’re looking for landscaping jobs in Northern VA, you’ve come to the right place. When you work with us, we care about your safety, your personal development, and your well-being. We’re family here at EE, and we invite you to become a part of it!

EE Team Stories

  • Carmen Kesteven

    HR Manager

  • david arze at enviromental enhancements

    David Arze

    Production Director

  • landscapers jose alvarado

    Jose Alvarado

    Crew Manager

Carmen Kesteven
HR Manager

fred peratt owner of environmental enhancements“I have always loved nature. I love trees, I love flowers,” says Carmen Kesteven. “In the city where I grew up in Bolivia, there were tall buildings and so few green trees.” Upon her arrival in the U.S., Carmen was intrigued by her uncle’s landscaping business, but it was a while before she began working in the industry herself.

“Early on, I had the opportunity to work for an immigration attorney,” Carmen says. “I learned to work with people who had different backgrounds.  I shared their dreams because those were my dreams at one point in my life.”

Later, when a local landscaping company placed an ad, she made the switch and quickly fell in love with the green industry.

Now an HR manager at EE, Carmen appreciates the relationships she has with longtime employees and clients. “This is my dream,” she says. ”Helping EE grow and becoming known in the industry. I am very happy and proud to be part of EE!”

David Arze
Senior Account Manager

fred peratt owner of environmental enhancementsWhen David Arze came to the U.S. from Bolivia to study economics, he needed a job to pay for college. A homeowner in Mclean, VA hired him to tend her garden a few hours a week, and David was hooked. “She taught me all about plants, and I knew this was something I wanted to do.”

In his first fulltime job in the landscaping industry, David’s boss pegged him as someone who wasn’t supervisor material, a challenge David accepted. Within a year, he became supervisor on multiple government sites.

Now a senior account manager at EE, David says he found what he was looking for in owner Fred Peratt—a coach. “Fred wants me to take initiative and develop programs on my own,” he says. “If someone gives me an opportunity, I can do it.”

Jose Alvarado
Crew Manager

Jose Alvarado came to EE in 2014 upon the recommendation of a family member. For 11 years prior, he had been working at a furniture store, but always knew there was a better path for him. ”I wanted to learn and do new things,” says Jose. “And I knew there was no opportunity for career growth at the company I was with.”

Jose’s first job at EE involved taking care of watering plants at different site locations, but that was just the beginning. Now a crew manager, Jose does everything from installing plant materials, drainage work, retaining walls, hardscape projects, and removing trees.

EE has provided Jose with training and has helped him get his CDL license, a personal goal for many years. But beyond that, Jose has been able to purchase a home for his family, a tremendous source of pride for him.

”EE has been a good fit,” says Jose. “There is a vision here to advance.” He credits much of this personal development to Fred Peratt, whom he considers both a mentor and a friend.

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Our Values

We Care

We care about our employees, our clients, and our planet. We pride ourselves on creating a team environment and creating value for every individual here at EE. We encourage creativity, innovation, and feedback, because we want to be the best landscaping company in Northern Virginia to work for.


Your safety is of utmost importance to us. Training, best practices, and safe equipment are all a part of what we do—every day. We are so conscientious about the safety of our employees that the National Association of Landscape Professionals recognizes us with top safety awards year after year.

Personal Growth

We have high standards for training our employees. Depending on how far you want to go in the landscaping industry, we’ll train you to be successful at it. Chemical applications, horticulture, management, personal development—you will learn and grow when you join our team.

Perks & Benefits

  • Competitive wages
  • Medical, life, and accidental death/long-term disability insurance partially and fully funded by company
  • Paid time off
  • Yearly cost-of-living raises
  • Quarterly bonuses paid for goals reached
  • Learning & development opportunities, training, certifications, personal growth
  • Pay increase/bonuses for snow work
  • Generous employee referral program
  • We celebrate you with gift cards on birthdays and anniversaries

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In 2022, Environmental Enhancements was recognized by the Metropolitan Council of Governments for being a great place for commuters. We’ve got quite a few employees taking advantage of our free rides to and from job sites.

Be sure and ask about our vanpool program and how it can make your commute MUCH easier—and less expensive!

Get Paid to Receive a College-Level Education Through On-the-Job Training

We are seeking a select number of individuals who want to make a commitment to a landscaping career through the new Landscape Management Apprenticeship Program administered by the National Association of Landscape Professionals. This 2,000-hour program will teach you the skills and competencies required to become a landscape management professional.

As an apprentice at Environmental Enhancements, you will receive training, a professional mentor, and progressively higher wages as skills and competencies increase. To apply, you must be at least 18 years of age, have earned a high school diploma or a GED equivalent, and enjoy the outdoors and working in a team environment.


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