ELM Launches Core Values as Workplace Culture and Performance Initiative

Workplace culture surrounds us every day. Culture is what we do together as a team, what we value and believe, and how we behave and interact with each other and with every one we meet.   

Among the many essentials of a high performing workplace, we believe that positivity benefits everyone. For us, a positive place to work is the best place to work.  It reduces stress, raises morale, increases productivity and gives everyone a giant sense that what we do, and who we do it for, matters.

We believe that it’s not enough to simply hang a sign on the wall.  As part of our business strategy, and because we are, at our core, relationship people in a relationship business, we believe that it’s crucial for everyone on our team to take pride in making our values actionable.  

That’s why we came together as a team to identify them. And why we are now promoting them to foster inclusivity, and to improve collaboration and accountability at every juncture and in every function.

Basically, our core values are the principles that guide what’s most important to us: to act and work with integrity, to deliver quality and excellence, to be honest and reliable, and accountable to the expectations of those we serve. These notes will set the tone for ELM moving forward and identify what we, as a team, care about the most.

There is a lot of research on the importance of happiness at work. And while we recognize that happiness is, at best, open to interpretation, we also recognize that having a friendly, trusting, respectful and motivating company culture are essential requisites for professional happiness.

If our new core values can create and ultimately measure that happiness, then creating a high performing and positive workplace will be more than the sum of the investment we’ve made in making ELM a Great Place to Work.

To learn more about ELM’s ongoing commitment to pay its values forward, contact company president Bruce Moore Jr. at 203-316-5433.

ELM in Action! Watch high performance being delivered.

Being organized and efficient is part of our journey to service excellence. No matter what size we grow to, or the scale of our customers’ needs, the one thing that guides us is the value we find in ways to drive greater efficiency and do more with less.

Watch behind the scenes as ELM gets a head start on our day’s work—with people and tools working together to provide seamless choreography, configure priorities, meet variations in demand and capacity—all the while putting the needs of its customers at the center of everything we do.

A culture of continuous improvement can make things easier for everyone. And while you may not see what goes on behind the scenes, you’ll know our team is forging ahead to increase your satisfaction every step of the way.

To learn more about what ELM is doing to create and add more value, contact company president, Bruce Moore Jr., 203-316-5433.

ELM in Action! video can be viewed here

ELM Promotes Greg Gross to Associate Branch Manager, Monroe

We are pleased to announce the promotion of Greg Gross to Associate Branch Manager, ELM Monroe, CT.

Greg will report to company president, Bruce Moore Jr. and will lead a team committed to operational efficiency and capturing and delivering value from sustainability.

“Promoting from within yields great results,” says Bruce. “Cultivating talented and motivated employees internally and advancing them when the time is right has long been a part of ELM’s great place to work culture.” 

A former commercial landscape services area manager, Greg has demonstrated clear and consistent efforts on certain projects and a willingness to take on additional responsibilities beyond his scope of responsibility.

ELM’s new branch in Monroe, Connecticut advances the company’s presence throughout Fairfield County and will serve as a hub for its sustainability team, exploring latest energy-efficient tools and technologies that will change the way ELM does business.

Please join us in congratulating third-generation landscape professional Greg on his well-deserved promotion.

James E. Gorton Joins ELM’s Conservation Program

Eastern Land Management, an award-winning, full-service commercial landscape company serving Fairfield County, Connecticut, and greater metropolitan New York, is pleased to welcome James E. (Jamie) Gorton to its resource conservation team.

“Water efficient landscaping and waste reduction are front-and-center initiatives for ELM and for commercial property owners and managers pursuing LEED credits and green goals,” said ELM President, Bruce Moore, Jr. “It is a win-win: conservation drives a reduction in net resource usage, strengthens landscape resilience and reduces environmental impacts.”

A fourth-generation Connecticut native, Jamie’s lived and worked in the arid southwest regions of the U.S., and has a visionary passion for irrigation system design, alternate water sources, data-based water management technologies, and water-efficient landscaping.  Jamie is well qualified for this position and holds advanced certifications from the National Association of Landscape Professionals and the Irrigation Association.

“Adapting to change is not easy and although Connecticut has successfully weathered periods of drought, water-quality regulations and evolving technology means strategic water-use planning is an important current and future issue,” said Jamie. “The way outdoor water is managed has a direct impact on the property’s performance and by promoting sustainability, we help commercial real estate owners and managers in their pursuit of credits to certify their sites as environmentally responsible and help them develop measurements for success.”

Jamie will be based at ELM’s Monroe, Connecticut office, and is currently working with clients on their strategic planning to drive conservation priorities for the coming year.

For more information on water management and sustainable best practices, contact Bruce Moore Jr. at 203-316-5433.

BRUCE MOORE JR. NAMED PRESIDENT OF EASTERN LAND MANAGEMENT

Eastern Land Management announced today that Bruce Moore Jr. has been named President of the commercial landscape services firm founded in 1976 by his father, ELM CEO Bruce Moore Sr.

As President, he will be responsible for driving ELM’s ongoing transformation into a growth-oriented, customer-centered firm and implementing innovation across ELM’s portfolio of services.

“Bruce’s experience in brand-building will be instrumental as we transform our business to serve and deliver greater value for property and facility managers, and owners and developers throughout metropolitan New York, and Fairfield, New Haven and Westchester Counties Connecticut,” said Bruce Moore Sr.

Along with the transition in leadership, ELM announced the opening of a second location in Monroe, Connecticut, an expansion that boosts the firm’s ability to respond to the fast-changing needs of its customers and service partners. The 6-acre Monroe site will provide jobs and training for a growing workforce.

ELM has built its brand on personal service and a keen understanding of commercial real estate and tenant needs. “Property managers needs are changing and the growth of a consolidated marketplace requires us to be leaner and more agile across as we transform our business for the future,” said Bruce Moore Jr.

During Bruce Moore Jr.’s tenure at ELM, he has held a number of positions, starting in the field as a gardener and crew leader, growing into project management, account service, operations and management. He has a degree in business management from Curry College in Milton, Mass. and is active in the greater Stamford business community.  He is a member of Southern Connecticut BOMA, national green and snow industry associations NALP and SIMA, regional water management boards, chambers of commerce, regional economic development committees, a member of the board of directors of the Stamford Boys & Girls Club, and an active member of HigherGround peer group for landscape executives.

“I’m proud and humbled to receive this honor,” said Bruce Moore Jr. “My father has been instrumental in helping this company, and me, reach extraordinary heights, while creating a bilingual environment where every member of the ELM family is fluent in our mission and empowered to reach their full potential. I’m honored to carry his unique vision, and the passion and leadership he continues to represent, into the future.”

Headquartered in Stamford, Connecticut, ELM is one of the largest providers of commercial landscape, water management, and snow and ice services serving metropolitan New York and Connecticut.

For more information, contact 203.316-5433 or go to www.easternland.com

 

 

Bruce Moore Sr. Honored with Lifetime Achievement Award

Few executives have had more impact on the improvement of young peoples’ lives than Bruce Moore, Sr.  The founder and CEO of Eastern Land Management, a prominent regional landscape services firm, has devoted untold hours and resources over four decades to the Boys & Girls Club of Stamford, Conn. On March 28, 2018, at its annual City Chic banquet, recognized Bruce with the organization’s Lifetime Achievement Award.

Bruce’s influence in the community extends further than his work on behalf of kids.  What sets Bruce apart is his commitment to work behind the scenes for nothing other than the pride of having contributed to the greater good.

Bruce’s company, ELM, hit its 40th anniversary milestone in 2016 and running it keeps him and his management team busy. His firm is listed among the Top 100 most successful landscape firms in the nation.

In his presenting the award, Bruce Moore Jr. offered these remarks: “… my father’s life is one lived by principle and passion, and a quest to improve the lives of others.  As past president of the Umbrella Club, a local charity which donates funds to children with major medical challenges, he raised over $3 million for local children and hospitals.  A few years back, my father inspired me to become involved with the Boys & Girls Club of Stamford and help them with their fundraising efforts, including chairing the annual ICON Golf Sponsorship Committee.  Today, our company not only sponsors the Club’s annual golf fundraiser, but also City Chic and the Stamford Boys & Girls Corporate 5k. My father spent his lifetime working to improve the future of Stamford’s children.  Tonight, I am pleased to present him with our 2018 Stamford Boys & Girls Club’s Lifetime Achievement Award!”

What unites us, said Bruce Sr. in accepting the award, is in our collective ability to make a difference.   The more we have, the more we have an opportunity to use our gifts and our experience to make ‘giving back’ a pillar of our greater purpose.

Eastern Land Management offers a full range of commercial landscape, grounds and winter services to the northern market of New York City, Connecticut’s Fairfield County and New York’s Westchester County.

As part of ELM’s commitment to serve the growing needs of its Fairfield customers, as well as deliver unmatched asset value advantage for property and facility managers, and school and university campuses alike, ELM is scheduled to open a conveniently-located new service hub in Monroe, CT, in June, 2018.

To learn more about ELM, contact Bruce Moore, Jr., vice president of operations, 203-316-5433.

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Photo L-R: Bruce Moore Sr. and Bruce Moore Jr.

 

 

 

 

Jeffrey Wilson Promoted to Area Manager

Eastern Land Management is pleased to announce Jeff Wilson’s promotion to Area Manager, effective January 2018.

Since starting with ELM in November 2016 as Field Manager, Jeff has consistently been recognized for his outstanding performance. His thoughtful approach to finding solutions to unusual challenges make him a valuable addition to ELM’s client services team.

Jeff’s primary focus will be to serve the hospitality, corporate campus and residential community sectors to ensure that ELM’s landscape teams provide increasing value and asset appreciation.

A Greenwich, Connecticut native, Jeff is committed to empowering the ELM brand he represents and increasing its success. Jeff prides himself in his ability to represent best in class quality, fostering great relationships, and staying ahead of trends.

Please join us in congratulating Jeff on his well-deserved promotion

 

George Brown III Named Business Developer

Eastern Land Management is pleased to announce the appointment of George Brown III to the role of Business Developer.  George will work closely with the company’s Chief Executive and Vice President Operations, and will be responsible for identifying and leading strategic growth initiatives and driving revenue for all ELM’s commercial landscape and snow services.

Prior to this promotion, George served as ELM’s area manager.  George brings 20 years of business experience and landscape industry knowledge to his new role and is taking on this responsibility at a time when ELM is focused on organic growth and building and attracting the best team in the industry.

Commenting on the promotion, ELM’s Vice President Operations, Bruce Moore, Jr., said, “George is a top performer and strategic thinker who understands the market in which we operate and our aspirations as a business. We look forward to him leading opportunities to partner more closely with clients and pursue positive leads that come our way.”

George attended the University at Buffalo and the State University of New York College of Agriculture and Technology at Cobleskill where he received a B.S. in Landscape Contracting.

Eastern Land Management is located in Stamford, Connecticut and has been providing commercial landscape services to property and facility managers since 1976.  easternland.com

Welcome Patrick McClellan, New ELM Area Manager

Eastern Land Management, an award-winning, full-service commercial landscape company located in Stamford, Connecticut, is pleased to welcome Patrick (Pat) McClellan to ELM as a new Area Manager.

In his new role, Pat will work closely with commercial real estate managers to develop landscape health and safety plans, coordinate field operations, and manage scope and budget for properties he serves.

“We are fortunate to add someone of Pat’s passion to the ELM team; his expertise will be a real asset to us and to our customers,” said Bruce Moore, Jr., vice president, operations.

A native of Long Island, Pat attended State University of New York, Farmingdale, where he pursued a teaching credential before switching to SUNY’s landscape and ornamental horticulture program.  He holds a OSHA 30 license, and is a CT/NY-licensed pesticide operator.

“The best advice I could give any property manager would be to measure the value of sustainability,” notes Pat. “The ideal landscape is one that allows the beauty of the natural and built environment but strategically minimizes the disruption of its resources.  Some people feel going green costs more money, but conservation is an investment that reaps savings – and improves property asset value – over time.”

Well said, Patrick. Welcome to our team.

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Richard Bevilacqua Promoted to Director of Organizational Development

Richard “Ricky” Bevilacqua has been named ELM’s Director of Organizational Development.

In this newly created position, he will be responsible for overseeing ELM’s administrative function, creating and implementing ELM’s next generation operating practices, and driving strategies to digitally reimagine the way ELM does business.

“Employees want to work for digital leaders and customers seek businesses that have taken their game to a higher level,” said Bruce Moore, Jr., Vice President, Operations. “As ELM matures, we’re transforming our business for competitive advantage and leading this commitment from the top,” he added.

Ricky joined ELM in 2013, and has a dozen years in the green industry working in a variety of roles. He is a Certified Landscape Professional and an Advanced Snow Manager. “Ricky’s career trajectory, from local garden center to having a seat at the table, shows what can happen when people energize their careers through continuous learning,” noted Bruce.

Ricky’s one piece of advice to share with customers is to appreciate the complexities of the landscape as a dynamic thing. “Plants live, they breathe, they grow, they get sick and they die. As landscape professionals, it’s our job to make sure only the first three happen,” he says with typical good humor.

Originally from Westchester, New York, Ricky has become an avid fan of weekend life in Connecticut. His spare time finds him developing techniques and recipes to smoke meat while simultaneously, and often unsuccessfully, keeping his enthusiastic Golden Retriever, Charlie, from trying to help.

Please join us in congratulating Ricky on his well-deserved promotion.