Let’s go behind the scenes at Holmes Fine Gardens and get to know our Office Manager, Cindy!
If you could write your own job title that best describes what you do at HFG, what would it be?
As the office manager, I typically wear many hats. My primary tasks include office duties like billing, accounts payable tasks, payroll, and sourcing many of the plant materials we use in our jobs. In addition, I’m responsible for handling the phones and working with customers and suppliers on questions that arise. In this role, I’m often the gateway between the crews in the field and the back-end requirements that allow them to function effectively on the job.
What’s a typical day like for you?
While some tasks are consistent, my job often changes from season to season. During the late winter and early spring, I’m often working on scheduling and sourcing materials that we need to begin our clean-up and planting season. Once I get to late spring and throughout the summer, we are working at full speed. Sourcing materials and scheduling customers is where much of my time is spent to ensure we properly align materials with upcoming job requirements.
What do you enjoy about the work you do?
There are many pieces to the puzzle when it comes to a landscape job. While the challenges may be difficult at times, it really is gratifying to hear from customers when it all comes together.
If I weren’t so damn good at my job, I’d probably be…
A Professional Home Organizer! I’m a sucker for home edit shows and I’m constantly updating and reorganizing my house. While I won’t go as far as to say I enjoy interior decorating, I would really enjoy helping people find ways to best utilize the space in their homes.
What are your hobbies?
I’m the mom of four so family life can keep me pretty busy. Spending time with family is important to me and I can often be found chasing them around town for games and activities. When I get some downtime I like to relax by the pool or catch up on a Netflix series.
In another life, I’m pretty sure I was…
The lady in the village that people brought their babies to, to be rocked and held.
On Sunday mornings, you can usually find me…
Teaching religious education classes at St. Rose Church. Most weekends of the year I volunteer as a catechist at St. Rose for my son’s first and third-grade classes.