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Delivering operational excellence and efficiency in the field

Dave Hanson June 5, 2024 152 5


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I am an Honors Graduate from UC Davis in Environmental Horticulture.

Started my career on the end of a water hose in a retail nursery in 1968.

After graduating I joined the UC Cooperative Extension Service as Farm Advisor for San Francisco and San Mateo Counties where I specialized in weed control in turf and landscapes and high use athletic turf.

In 1980 I joined ChemLawn Corporation as Technical Services Manager for the western United States. We opened a number of branches over the next seven years growing revenues from just over one million dollars to twenty three million. Saw the real opportunity for growth in landscape maintenance services.

Joined Industrial Landscape Services in 1986 as an Account Manager and led the enhancement team as well.

On March first 1989 I joined Environmental Care in Calabasas as Technical Services Manager. In 1992 was promoted to Regional Manager for NorCal and SVP in 1997 taking over the western US maintenance operations.

Grew from 24 branches to 55 over the next 17 years until the merger with The Brickman Group in 2014.

Held various SVP roles with BrightView managing maintenance operations until 2021 when I joined Sperber Landscape Companies. Just completed  two and a half year assignment managing maintenance operations on the Hawaiian Islands. Now working on special projects for the Sperber organization.

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Dave Hanson

I am an Honors Graduate from UC Davis in Environmental Horticulture. Started my career on the end of a water hose in a retail nursery in 1968. After graduating I joined the UC Cooperative Extension Service as Farm Advisor for San Francisco and San Mateo Counties where I specialized in weed control in turf and landscapes and high use athletic turf. In 1980 I joined ChemLawn Corporation as Technical Services Manager for the western United States. We opened a number of branches over the next seven years growing revenues from just over one million dollars to twenty three million. Saw the real opportunity for growth in landscape maintenance services. Joined Industrial Landscape Services in 1986 as an Account Manager and led the enhancement team as well. On March first 1989 I joined Environmental Care in Calabasas as Technical Services Manager. In 1992 was promoted to Regional Manager for NorCal and SVP in 1997 taking over the western US maintenance operations. Grew from 24 branches to 55 over the next 17 years until the merger with The Brickman Group in 2014. Held various SVP roles with BrightView managing maintenance operations until 2021 when I joined Sperber Landscape Companies. Just completed  two and a half year assignment managing maintenance operations on the Hawaiian Islands. Now working on special projects for the Sperber organization.

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