Career Paths with Dennis' 7 Dees
Grow With Us!
Dennis’ 7 Dees is a local, family-owned and operated business serving the residential and commercial landscaping and gardening needs of Oregon and southwest Washington since 1956. We are always looking for good people to join our team!
Are you a reliable, hardworking individual with a genuine desire to gain new skills and grow in your career? Do you enjoy working on a team and interacting with other like-minded people regularly? Perhaps you prefer to be surrounded by nature performing physical labor instead of sitting at a desk all day.
If this describes you, but you have little to no experience in this field, it’s not a problem! We provide extensive hands-on training to those who take pride in their work and are willing to learn. Click the button below to view all available job positions at Dennis’ 7 Dees, and scroll down for internship opportunities.
Discover Where You Fit In
Design and build unique landscapes by joining our Residential or Commercial Construction Department. Positions include Crew Member, Lead, Foreman, Project Manager, Sales, Estimator, Irrigation Technician, and Management.
Ensure the long-term success of landscapes in our Residential & Commercial Maintenance Department. Positions include Crew Member, Lead, Foreman, Account Manager, Irrigation Technician, Spray Technician, and Interior Plant Care Specialist.
Use your plant expertise and help customers plan their dream gardens at one of our Garden Center locations. Retail positions include Store Manager, Receiver, Department Lead, Sales Associate, Cashier, and Carryout.
When it comes to our benefits, we don’t “leaf” anyone out.
Along with competitive wages and weekly paychecks, Dennis’ 7 Dees offers the benefits below!
Eligibility varies by employment status.
We offer a robust health insurance plan with a low cost to our employees, along with voluntary dental, vision, and life insurance.
Opportunities for Growth
We offer substantial opportunities to grow personally and professionally. Many of our designers and managers began as crew members or sales associates!
Our employees receive a generous discount at each of our garden centers, as well as on landscaping services and products.
Saving for retirement is important for your future, and we encourage this with a company match. There are many benefits to a 401K plan that make it one of the best investments out there, including tax savings and a comfortable retirement fund.
We want to give our workers every tool possible to take their career to the next level. In addition to on-the-job training, we offer tuition reimbursement so employees can expand their knowledge base.
Paid Time Off
We believe that employees should be able to enjoy time away from work to help balance their lives, participate in hobbies, and spend time with family and friends. We offer Holiday Pay and Paid Time Off for vacations, illness, appointments, and more.
We believe in teaching the next generation the ins and outs of landscaping.
We provide paid internships to eligible candidates; internships can be customized depending on your area of interest. We have 5 divisions to serve our customers’ landscaping/gardening needs: Residential Design/Build, Commercial Construction, Residential Maintenance, Commercial Maintenance, and Retail Garden Centers.
LONG-TERM POTENTIAL FOR LOYAL EMPLOYEES
First-hand experience is the best way to find the right fit.
INVESTMENT IN THE INDUSTRY
We are proud to contribute to the education of new talent.
POSITIVE INTERNSHIP EXPERIENCES
Students return to their schools as our best recruiters.
This is a paid internship; $14 per hour wage. You may also qualify for college credit through this internship.
Duration & Dates
Internships are a minimum of 6 weeks and a maximum of 16 weeks. They are usually available during summer, but we can accommodate spring and fall interns as well, depending on your area of interest.
The schedule is flexible and will be customized depending on length of internship and your interests.
2–3 weeks with Residential Design/Build
2 weeks in field
1 week job shadow: sales person
2 weeks with Commercial Construction
1 week in field
1 week job shadow: Project Manager and estimating
2 weeks with Maintenance (Residential, Commercial, or both)
1 week in field: maintenance crew
1 day in field: irrigation crew
1 day in field: interior plant maintenance
3 days job shadow: Account Manager
1–2 weeks at Retail Garden Center (Lake Oswego or Cedar Hills location)
1 week at administrative office: accounting and/or purchasing
Must be enrolled in a horticulture or landscape-related 2- or 4-year degree program
Must have a GPA of 2.5 or higher
Must provide current resume and complete in-person interview
Must possess a positive attitude and willingness to learn
Must be able to pass a pre-employment drug screen, including marijuana
Must be able to travel to work sites around Portland
Must be able to physically perform various jobs, which can be demanding