AAA Landscape Values Education
AAA Landscape strongly believes in advancement through knowledge.
Shannon Scott is our Director of Education. He is an Arizona Certified Landscape Professional, Arborist, Licensed Chemical Applicator and certified in Sustainable Landscape Management. He has been in the landscape industry for 45 years, 43 of those with AAA Landscape. His time at AAA has been spent in Landscape Management, Landscape Construction, Landscape Enhancements, Arbor Care and Training. He believes that applied knowledge, attention to detail and exceeding the client’s expectations are the keys to success.
LEADING SAFETY THROUGH TRAINING
AAA Landscape has created a work environment that values diversity in thought and experience, teamwork, ethical behavior and performance excellence. Our significant success in achieving health, safety and environmental objectives requires industry leading training programs, individual awareness and discipline. Our personal commitment begins with the owners and is shared by every employee at AAA Landscape.
CLASSES NOW OPEN
All New Hire and ACLP Classes are now open. We are following COVID-19 protocols to keep our classrooms clean for a safe learning experience.
AAA Landscape Training Opportunities Include:
Arizona Certified Landscape Professional Classes through the Arizona Landscape Contractors Association
Sustainable Landscape Management Certification through the Arizona Landscape Contractors Association
Certified Irrigation Technician Training through the Arizona Landscape Contractors Association
Certified Chemical Applicator Training
Certified Arborist Training
Certified Water Auditor Training through the Irrigation Association
Certified Backflow Tester Training
Landscape Training for our Clients and Homeowner Associations
OSHA 10 and OSHA 30 Safety Training by our Risk Management Director
CPR and First Aid Training through our Risk Management Director
Forklift and Boom Lift Training and Certification by our Risk Management Director
In-House on the Job Equipment Operator Training
Weekly/Daily Jobsite Safety Training
New Hire Training Classes within 30 days of employment
Tuition reimbursement for college level landscape classes
Training by the Arizona Nursery Association and The University of Arizona
Training by The International Society of Arboriculture and the Arizona Community Tree Council
Training by The Irrigation Association and Rainbird Industries
Dust Control Certification
Traffic Control Certification
ALCA – TRAINING & EDUCATION
Our managers and foreman are SLM (Sustainable Landscape management) and ACLP (Arizona Certified Landscape Professional) certified through ALCA (Arizona Landscape Contractors Association) and our Director of Education has been with AAA Landscape for 40+ years. Our CEO and Director of Education helped write the manual for the SLM education certification with Janet Waibel.
AAA Landscape Commitment to Quality
New Hire Safety Class
This covers hand tools, vehicle safety, personal protective equipment, small equipment safety, pruning and plant I.D. Class is held once a month. Attendance is scheduled by supervisors.
AAA Landscape Operator Licensing
All employees operating any standard maintenance or construction equipment are trained on the equipment and take a written test. After the written test, operators of the equipment are field tested on pre-inspection / safety items as well as actual equipment operation skills. Employees are provided with a card to carry indicating which equipment they are authorized to operate.
AAA Landscape currently employs approximately 600 employees. Our objective is to provide the highest level of skilled crew members. Management has identified key employees who not only have the skill set but the attitude to want to grow with us, as we build long-term relationships.
AAA LANDSCAPE TRAINING
The key to safety on the job site is to have properly trained employees. All employees of AAA Landscape are trained for their jobs by crew leaders, as well as an onsite arborist. Continuing education classes are also offered and strongly encouraged to all AAA Landscape employees. These courses, along with weekly safety training, make our employees ready for work in any environment.
Having employees that are properly trained in every aspect of their job allows for more enjoyable work experience. Offering classes and continuing education ensures that each employee will continue to grow in his/her job, and encourage those around them to also grow by sharing their knowledge.
Our educational focus also extends to our clients, our peers in the industry and throughout our communities. Our state of the art classrooms is made available to members of the community to hold conferences, continuing education courses and train for new product development training. In the Spring of 2008, we began offering Landscape Management Seminars to Community Managers as well as Board Members to learn about the process involved in managing landscape properties. By partnering with communities, we hope to have the highest quality landscape management company in Arizona.