Looking Ahead by Matt Berry, Tree Division Manager at Cleary Bros.

tree in hand

Fall and winter are rapidly approaching. So, it’s time to start thinking about how best to care for your communities trees so they remain a beautiful and valuable part of our landscapes. Where do we start? Tree trimming plans? Proactive disease and insect control plans? Tree fertilization? The answer is “all of the above”. Our certified arborists can assess the health of your community’s urban forest and present you with a comprehensive tree care plan. Our objective is to provide your communities with the most up to date information that will help you make informed decisions regarding the health of your trees. Give Cleary Bros. a call. We’re ready to be your tree care professionals.

Why join our team

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Build a lucrative career now and for the future: You’re passionate about what you do and you’re seeking a role where you can leverage your skills and drive to be successful and know that your success will be rewarded. This is that opportunity!

Do what you do best: You love landscaping, We do too!

An environment built for success: We enjoy an energetic, focused and collaborative work environment that provides the foundation and motivation for success. Additionally, we have strong onboarding and formal structured training to accelerate professional development. You’ll go through a structured 90-day onboarding process then enjoy additional opportunities for professional training to help you develop your skills and stay sharp.

Autonomy and support: While we have a transparent and highly-measured work place, you’ll have the autonomy to approach your job in your own style. That doesn’t mean that you’ll be out there alone, however. You’ll have support when you need it via your supervisor, peers and internal support personnel, such as arborists, irrigation managers, construction managers, and other experts you can leverage to help close complex deals.

Quality: Cleary Bros attracts and retains team members who are fanatics about quality. This is reflected in our proactive approach to client satisfaction. On our properties, we become the eyes and ears of our property managers, identifying potential site issues and presenting solutions that meet their needs and budgets.

Pride: Talk  other professionals throughout Cleary Bros and you’ll feel the strong sense of pride. One only needs to drive through our markets to see and appreciate the beauty and care our teams bring to the communities we serve, and it all starts with you!

Long-term solutions: We care for our clients’ sites not just for today, but with an eye for future needs as the property matures. In this way, our local teams ensure that client assets are more than simply maintained; they are enhanced. Cleary Bros. customers have rewarded our commitment to quality and service with their loyalty and many referrals.

Still a family business:  The brothers started out as gardeners and sill drive company culture based on Customer Love.  You will not be lost if the crowd or report to some person that you never even meet.

Excellent compensation and benefits: In addition to a competitive pay, you may be offered medical, dental, vision, a 401k (with 4% match!), educational assistance, Paid Time Off, paid holidays,   and other benefits, we provide the tools you need to succeed.

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Hiring HR Manager

Cleary Bros employees

Cleary Bros Team


We are looking for a Spanish and English speaking HR Profesional to help keep our 225 employees Safe, Motivated, and Productive


Oversee and drive: Staffing, Training, and Accountability.  This non-exempt position is primarily responsible for coordinating the company’s benefits programs, administering policies and procedures, and providing human resources support as assigned; perform related work as required.


The examples of functions listed in this job description are representative, but not necessarily exhaustive, of any one position in this job classification.  Management may assign other functions not listed herein at its sole discretion.

Responsible for all staffing activities (e.g., establishes recruitment plans, develops relationships with recruitment sources, conducts screening and interview processes); serves as the benefits liaison between vendor and employees; ensures legal compliance with all federal, state, and local employment statutes; coordinates the Company safety program (e.g., workers’ compensation, claims, loss run reports, OSHA 300 log); oversees the performance management system (e.g., feedback, discipline, documentation); conducts New Employee Orientation sessions; leads training and development efforts; operates office equipment; addresses employee complaints, grievances, and morale issues; manages various organizational change initiatives; administers policies and procedures; conducts investigations as required; ensures proper entry, storage, and use of employee data (e.g., application, benefits, wages, vacation, sick time); tracks all legally required leaves of absence (e.g., FMLA, ADA); makes recommendations regarding human resources issues; supports the organizational culture that fosters positive employee relations, teamwork, and productivity; manages various budgets (e.g., human resources department, safety, uniforms); coordinates company recognition events; maintains legally-compliant file management procedures (e.g., storage, documentation, destruction); leads meetings; performs follow-up, consultation, and administrative back-up as needed; and provides excellent service (e.g., accurate, complete, and timely) to clients, vendors, and staff in a courteous and efficient manner.

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Hiring Landscape Maintenance Foreman

We are looking for experienced landscape foreman throughout the Bay Area

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This is a critical position in the Cleary Bros. company structure.  The Maintenance Foremen is the key driver in the success of our maintenance production.  This position is responsible for carrying out the scope of work in Cleary Bros. maintenance contracts.  The Foreman needs to engage effective leadership, attention to detail, willingness to learn, and consistency.


  • • Meet all requirements of the Maintenance Gardener job description.
  • Love landscaping and horticulture
  • • Understand and work to CBL quality standards
  • • Demonstrate the ability to lead by example
  • • Understand that this is the position of a Working Foreman
  • • Maintain physical fitness level necessary to complete assigned job tasks
  • • Be able to lift, pull and push materials and equipment to complete assigned job tasks.
  • • Be able to lift 50 lbs of weight throughout the day
  • • Use assigned tools and equipment
  • • Assist in keeping the job site tidy/safe for the public and company employees
  • • Report to work at the assigned time and assigned location, perform duties as assigned. If unable to report to work, notification to the office is mandatory.
  • • Maintain a positive work attitude while following company policies
  • • Ability to manage field personnel at multiple job sites
  • • Ability to train and delegate work to others
  • • Familiar with company manuals and policies
  • • Adhere to strict company safety policies
  • • Maintain a valid California Drivers License
  • • Keep a clean and professional image
  • • Assist the MPM with the  performance reviews
  • • Maintain and care for equipment
  • • Wear appropriate company uniform
  • • Irrigation skills
  • • Irrigation timer programming
  • • Able to speak,  read and write in English and Spanish

Primary Responsibilities:

  • • Read and follow Work orders
  • • Supervise and lead one to ten employees and able to set priorities
  • • See that the crew performs all work assigned in an efficient and safe manner within the budgeted hours
  • • Conduct weekly Tailgate Safety Meetings
  • • Identify the proper procedure for transporting, storing and using pesticides
  • • Respond to any specific needs of the client while on site working for the client
  • • Train crew members on the proper techniques for performing regular tasks
  • • Properly discipline crew members
  • • Demonstrate knowledge of the proper use of landscape chemicals
  • • See that all equipment is maintained and secured upon leaving the job site
  • • Review weekly work order reports and close out any completed jobs
  • • Review all timecards to ensure that all hours are accurate and job coded appropriately
  • • Perform regular safety inspections on assigned vehicles and trailers
  • • Supervise safety programs and ensure the timely reporting of injuries
  • • Maintain a valid Driver’s License to drive crew members from site to site
  • • Maintain physical fitness level necessary to complete assigned job tasks
  • • Assist the MPM with the  performance reviews
  • • Ensure crews have appropriate uniforms that fit properly

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Minimum 3 years experience

Work Environment/Physical Requirements:

  • Work in/or about situations near direct automotive traffic
  • Work near or about natural bodies of water
  • Work 8+ hours per day with applicable breaks x 5 days/week (some overtime/weekend work required)
  • Ability to work in extreme conditions – temperatures may exceed 100 degrees Fahrenheit
  • Ability to work in direct sunlight for extended periods of time
  • Ability to lift and carry 40 lbs. (mulch, fertilizer, etc.)
  • Ability to load/unload burlaps with plant cuttings onto trailer (up to 50 lbs.)
  • Ability to bend, stoop and twist continuously throughout the day

We are drug free and an EOE by choice.

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Pleasanton opts for new smart meters to save water – Mercury News

PLEASANTON — Residents soon will be able to look at their water use in real time, a move that city officials hope will help conserve thousands of gallons of water every day.

The $7 million project to replace nearly all of the 22,000 water meters in the city is set to begin next month. These smart meters will send out data about once an hour to a cloud-based computer system, which will then translate the information for users at home, said Leonard Olive, assistant director of operation services for Pleasanton.

Residents could then sign onto their accounts and look at, for example, how much water they just used that morning for a shower, Olive said. They can even compare their use to months before or years before on a computer or smart phone.

Gone are the days when workers had to physically go to each home’s water meter to read it and then collect the data for that residence’s water bill every two months.

About 17,000 to 19,000 meters will be replaced by March, he said. The others will be retrofitted to add on the technology that will also transmit data to the cloud, so customers can still log onto the system, called SUS, and check their water use.

Customers also can easily see if there is an unusual amount of water being consumed, an indication that there’s a leak in their system.

Although this technology would have been helpful when drought restrictions last year forced residents to limit water use or face fines, Olive said that because of the drought the project was delayed.

Source: Pleasanton opts for new smart meters to save water – Mercury News

Hiring Maintenance Business Developer in the South Bay

Cleary and Bay Area Property Services

The Cleary Team at BAPS

We are looking for another Sales Representative for our Landscape Maintenance Division in the South San Francisco Bay Area.

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The target income for this position is $100k+.
Cleary Bros. Landscape, Inc., a leading contractor in the Landscape Construction industry, is currently seeking to add another skilled Maintenance Sales Representative. Cleary Bros. has been is business 30 years and has 225 employees.

You will be taking over an area that already has tremendous momentum, a large data base, and hundreds of previous bids to re-visit with people that already know us.

Position Purpose: 
Generate new landscape maintenance service contract sales for Cleary Bros. Landscape, Inc. (CBL). Our work includes landscape services of commercial real estate types . . .Office, Large Corporate Sites, Retail, Resort, Home Owners Associations, and related landscaped sites. The ideal candidate must be a self starter that possesses a passion for success, and a proven sales record in the San Francisco Bay Area. The regional territory for this position is the East Bay. Representative must have the ability to meet the assigned annual contract sales goals. 

Job Title: Maintenance Sales Representative 
Department: Maintenance 
Reports To: Division Manager 

The qualified candidate will possess effective personal leadership, inter-personal skills, time management, and recognize needs of the customer, and successfully sell landscape maintenance contracts with integration to (CBL) operations. The position requires the candidate to exercise leadership within a team-based environment. Also, effective sales process, interpersonal skills, prospecting and follow-through with prospects, co-workers and clients. Other skills required of the position include organizational, computer (Microsoft Word, Excel, Power Point and Outlook), and mentoring. 
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