There’s a new Arborist in town!

Dan Ray Cleary Bros Arborist

Dan Ray Cleary Bros Arborist

This week Cleary Bros. Landscape, Inc. appointed Daniel Ray as its newest Arborist Account Manager. Dan has been re-hired after a short hiatus to work with his long-time friend and Tree Divsion Manager, Matt Berry.  He comes back to the company with over twenty five  years in the tree care industry.

Dan has always been an admirer of the Cleary Bros. team and their work. “The loyalty to customers, quality, and stability are top tier.” he said. “I knew it was the right choice. There is a lot pride here and I’m glad to be a part of the team.”

Mike and Martin Cleary, founder of Cleary Bros., were equally excited to bring Dan into the fold. “We’ve known Dan for quite some time and have always been impressed by his endless tree knowledge” said Mike. “Our customers have come to expect the best from Cleary Bros., so our standards are extremely high.”

Together, Dan and the other Cleary Bros. arborists have over a century and a half of combined industry experience. This reinforces the company’s commitment to maintaining its reputation for delivering award-winning work and specialized, expert service.

Dan can be reached at

Water-wasting rules may continue after California drought ends

Hope to hose down your driveway one day? It might never happen again.Even when California’s historic drought finally ends, many of the water conservation rules put in place this year to cope with the emergency may be here to stay.Earlier this year, Gov. Jerry Brown and the State Water Resources Control Board passed statewide rules that, among other requirements, banned California residents from watering lawns within 48 hours after measurable rainfall, prohibited washing cars without shutoff nozzles on hoses and forbade restaurants to serve water unless it was requested by customers.

Source: Water-wasting rules may continue after California drought ends – San Jose Mercury News

California Drought: Snowpack ‘Well Above Normal’ in Sierra –

Two storms in November have brought snow to the Sierra Nevada, marking a “rapid start to the wet/snowy season” for California, Nevada and other parts of the western United States.  But, it will take much more of the same to make a dent in California’s historic four-year drought.

Source: California Drought: Snowpack ‘Well Above Normal’ in Sierra –

Autumn storms make small dent in California drought – Yahoo News

Fall storms that brought rain and snow to parts of California have made a small but measurable dent in the state’s four-year drought, experts said.The storms dumped up to 3.5 inches of snow on the parched Sierra Nevada earlier this week and led the Mammoth Mountain ski resort to open two lifts at a time when most other ski areas are closed.The precipitation has put the state ahead of the normal rainfall for the season and nudged a few areas out of the worst drought designation, scientists at the U.S. Drought Monitor said Thursday.The weekly report shows that as of Nov. 3, 44.84 percent of the state was experiencing exceptional drought conditions, the worst designation, down from 46 percent last week and 55 percent a year ago at the same time. The portion of California experiencing extreme drought, the next-highest level, was also down slightly from the prior week, at 70.55 percent. That’s a slight drop from 71.08 percent last week and 79.69 percent at the same time in 2014.

Source: Autumn storms make small dent in California drought – Yahoo News

Featured Property: Veeva

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Veeva is a growing software company that focuses on the life sciences and medical industry.  They have been dubbed the “Salesforce” of the biotech industry.  Cleary Bros. was responsible for the demolition and replacement of the concrete entryways, renovation of key landscape areas, turf conversions utilizing sheet mulch, and trimming of many of the site’s established trees.The project doubled in size as the owners realized that the landscape needed to match the impressive interior renovation.We worked closely with Veeva’s facility manager to keep up with the changing scope, which led to the award of the maintenance contract.  The result is a more useable, drought tolerant landscape that compliments the renovated campus.


Maintenance Account Manager Position


Now hiring – Maintenance Account Manager

Give us a call. We would love to speak with you… you have nothing to lose. We are not replacing anyone, we are adding capacity for our ongoing growth.
The Account Manager is responsible for managing the interface between Cleary Bros. Maintenance customers, Cleary Bros. Administration and the Maintenance Supervisor within a designated area or job list.  This position should perform with effective leadership, communication, reliability, and salesmanship.
You Get:
The chance to work with the best landscape team in the Bay Area, Base Salary, Commission, Bonus opportunity, 401k with match, health benefits, education opportunities, challenge, a place in a stable company, a vehicle, iPhone, laptop, solid office support team, Autonomy, and fun.  This position is expected to earn a salary and incentives in excess of $100,000


• High level of reliability to Customers and Company commitments
• Work with your customers to ensure that they are getting the best service experience possible. Our customers want improvement, not just maintenance.
• Monitor properties for quality and put plans in place for corrective action
• Manage financial and hours budgets for the area
• Maintain a positive work attitude while complying with all company policies and safety requirements
• Ability to multi task
• Excellent team building skills
• Excellent communication and time management skills
• Thorough understanding of Cleary Bros. standard maintenance specification and scope of extra services
• Must have horticultural knowledge and skills
• Must recognize quality deficiencies and gauge when a property reaches a Cleary Bros. detail level
• Appearance and behavior must be clean and professional

Primary Responsibilities:

• Ensure that Cleary Bros. Customers expectations are exceeded in the monthly service agreement and provide ample and reasonable proactive suggestions for property enhancement
• Manage communication quickly and effectively between Customers, Administration, and Foremen
• Management of Maintenance Foremen and crew members
• Ability to develop personnel within designated area
• Establish goals and objectives for all Maintenance Foremen
• Perform annual performance reviews of direct reports
• Provides excellent customer service skills to all company clients
• Adheres to Financial and hours Budgets for each property
• Regularly review financial reports to ensure that all properties are profitable

Reports to:

• VP of Maintenance

Success Behaviors:

• Excellent Communication Skills and Reliability
• Excellent Leadership Skills
• Proven Ability to Manage the area and produce a profit
• Ability to Problem Solve
• Demonstrate ability to innovate systems and problem solve
• Covey professional image to customers and employees
• Excellent Customer Management Skills
• Ability to Multi-task
• Good Delegation Skills

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