Mark Dobbs

Mark Dobbs

Work History

Work History
Feb 2014 - Present

Landscape Design/Sales/Project Management

Lawn Enforcement Agency
Apr 2013 - Feb 2014

Designer/Project Manager

Banfield's Lawncare & Landscaping

Provided design services, estimating, and project management in the Pensacola, FL area.

Jun 2011 - Feb 2013

Tech

Starkville Computers

Perform periodic computer maintenance for local businesses and individuals.  Install network equipment and perform hardware and software repair issues.

Jan 2010 - Jul 2010

Project Manager and Designer

Allgood Outdoors

Design landscapes and hardscapes, draft drawings for permitting issuance,  and client consultations.

Jan 2008 - Dec 2009

Project Manager and Designer

Scapes, A Valley Crest Company

My responsibilities continued after the Valley Crest acquisition of Scapes, LLC.

Jun 2004 - Dec 2007

Project Director for Hedgewood Homes

Scapes, LLC

Managed all aspects of the design and construction teams for a multi-million dollar account (www.hedgewoodhomes.com). Responsibilities on this account included estimating; site analysis; design; client care and relations, personnel and subcontractor management; and contract negotiations. Client is an award winning land developer and home builder with a focus on new urbanism communities in several locations across Georgia. Projects included single family, townhomes, lofts, mixed use, parks, and recreational areas. I also performed the above duties for individual clients across the metro Atlanta area.

Feb 1995 - Jun 2004

Senior Design Associate/Division Head

Phillips Design Group

Led the design and implementation teams on landscape/irrigation projects, which included residential master plans, national hotel chains, business offices, apartment and condo complexes, HOAs, banks, schools, and Mississippi State University. Other duties included estimations, bidding, production/personnel management, materials sourcing /procurement, proposal and presentations.

Jul 1994 - Feb 1995

Landscape Designer

The Season's Nursery

Responsibilities included client consultation, creating landscape designs, estimating, overseeing implementation of designs, ordering materials and personnel management.

Jul 1993 - Jul 1994

Supervisor - Light Construction

Environmental Care (Valley Crest Maintenance)

Job details included providing scheduling of work crews, materials sourcing and purchasing, layout and design implementation, supervision of landscape installation, annual color rotations, and personnel management. Projects included corporate headquarters, national hotel chains, business parks, homeowners associations, and water and theme parks.

1988 - 1992

Various

Designer and Laborer, The Season’s Nursery, Gulfport, MS

Desk Assistant, MS State University Department of Housing and Residence Life, MS State, MS

Laborer, Man Power Temporary Services, Gulfport, MS and Ft. Pierce, FL

Guest Services Attendant, Walt Disney World Resort, Orlando, FL

Electrician Assistant and Apprentice, Wye Electric, Gulfport, MS

Education

Education

Skills

Skills

Skills

  AutoCAD • Planting /Irrigation Design • Hardscape/Water Feature Design • Hand Drafting and Color Rendering • Free Hand Drawing Shared Space Planning • Microsoft Excel • PowerPoint • Word • Leading/scheduling crews • Estimating • Team Leader Site Analysis • Problem Solving • Personnel Management • City/State Codes and Regulatory Compliance • Budget/Time Management • Contract Negotiations • Subcontractor Management • Plan Presentations • Client Care  

Interest

Starkville First United Methodist Church

Youth Sports Coach • 7th grade Boys Small Group Leader • 2011 Co-chair Experiencing Bethlehem

Tennis       •        Civil War     •      History          •        Family     •      Hiking        •      Camping

Select Honors and Awards

Hunter Henry Alumni Center

Mississippi State University

Hedgewood Homes Cumming, GA

Heart for Africa Swaziland, Africa

2011 Golden Hammer Award

First United Methodist Church, Starkville

2008 MALTA

Grand Award Recipient - Grote Residence

2008 PLANET

Environmental Improvement Grand Award Recipient - Grote Residence

Summary

Award winning Designer and Project Manager seeking a new opportunity to design/build great landscapes through creative design and strong relationships with clients and co-workers.  That is what lead to my successful tenure at Scapes where I took direction of the Hedgewood Design/Build Account. Considered to be a difficult client, we were able to grow the account from 1.2 million to approximately 2.9 million.  While at Scapes, I also designed and managed a PLANET and MALTA Grand Award Winner for Residential Design/Build at an approximate construction cost of $125,000.00.

I have found success through attention to detail in all aspects of the landscape process.  I continue to enjoy the Green Industry, discovering new plants, materials and processes that expand my creative palette.

Grote - 2008 Grand Award

Various Hedgewood

Vickery Multi-tenant Bldg

Vickery Business

Valdes Residence

Stewart Residence

Designs and Sketches