- Get To Know Olympic-
||We're right here in your community, locally owned and operated. We have been providing beautiful, creative landscaping and servicing sprinklers, ponds, outdoor lighting and backflow assembly testing for over 30 years. The reasons we have been around for so long is two-fold:
- We truly enjoy what we do.
Our work provides us a sense of satisfaction, and because we like what we do, we have become a leader in the South Puget Sound community in landscape design, construction and service.
- Customer Referrals.
Our company has enjoyed constant growth because people see our work, like it and call us. Nothing sells like word of mouth, and we sure enjoy all the nice things our customers have said about us over the years.
Neil Hedman - Owner / General Manager
Neil Hedman founded Olympic Landscape & Irrigation Co. in 1977 after serving as a field supervisor in a wholesale nursery and managing a landscape construction company for several years. His objective in starting the business was to provide high quality landscape design and construction services to homeowners and businesses in the South Puget Sound area. He has worked very hard over these years to build a company that truly cares for its customers and provides a wholesome and enjoyable work experience for its employees. Neil oversees the daily management of the company's operations, and also designs sprinkler systems and performs backflow assembly testing. He is a Washington State Certified Backflow Tester and a Sprinkler System Designer.
Neil loves bringing people and material together to create exciting projects, and working with highly skilled professionals in the landscape and irrigation fields.
John Sullivan - Lead Designer
John has been involved in the landscape industry since 1971. He started with Olympic Landscape & Irrigation in 1977, during which time he has been the lead designer for the company.
In addition to landscape design, John's duties include landscape project sales and ongoing customer relations. John is known as a very talented and creative landscape design professional, with many years of experience in the industry. He is a Washington State Certified Nursery Professional, and past Master Gardener.
John truly enjoys people and especially the interaction of working with his clients. He really likes the challenge of creating great landscape designs then seeing the projects come together successfully.
Lynn Francis - Service Department Manager
Lynn’s job responsibilities at Olympic include scheduling of sprinkler, pond and outdoor lighting service, training and managing service and installation crews, providing technical support, and handling customer relations.
He joined Olympic in 2005 and has been involved in the landscape industry since 1990. Lynn has successfully completed many high quality custom residential and commercial landscape and irrigation projects. He has also developed expertise in equipment operation, landscape and sprinkler installation, service work, lighting, and crew development. Lynn values his working relationships and enjoys the challenges of new projects and helping customers fulfill their landscape dreams.
Sandy Hensman - Accountant
Sandy’s responsibilities at Olympic include all company accounting functions. She joined Olympic in 2010 with 13 years of experience in accounting and customer service in the construction industry. Sandy has specific skills in accounts receivable, customer relations, and attention to detail. Her duties at Olympic include all of the bookkeeping, AP, AR, payroll and job costing. She enjoys the staff and atmosphere in the office and says about working at Olympic, “everybody is friendly and makes you feel a part of a family, working together for a common goal.”
Construction Crew Supervisor & Project Manager
Darren’s job responsibilities at Olympic include the management and direction of construction work crews, and promoting exceptional customer relations through his professionalism and friendliness. He brings his commitment and enthusiasm to these duties with the attention to detail that Olympic is well known for. In addition to his AA degree in Landscape and Irrigation design, Darren brings to the Olympic team over 8 years of landscape experience. He has developed specific expertise in crew development for landscape and sprinkler installations. Darren has successfully completed many high quality residential and commercial landscape projects.
Darren says, “It is a pleasure working at Olympic. I enjoy being outdoors with my crews, helping to make each customer’s home more beautiful by installing superior custom landscape designs.”
Crew Leader and Shop & Grounds Manager
Tyson’s responsibilities at Olympic include the supervision of construction crews and onsite management of landscape projects. He schedules and organizes crew personnel, sees to equipment needs, coordinates with subcontractors, and monitors job progress. He is also responsible for the organization and maintenance of the shop, grounds and equipment at the Olympic home office facility. Tyson has a Turf grass management degree from Walla Walla Community College and was Assistant Superintendent at Tacoma Country & Golf Club for 5 years.
He says the attention to detail at Olympic reminds him a lot of a high end Country Club.
Dan has joined the Olympic Design Team to assist the department, adding his design and AutoCAD skills to help out the team. He brings with him his experience as a commercial landscape estimator.
Dan has a Landscape Architecture degree and Horticulture minor from Washington State University and is a member of ASLA (American Society of Landscape Architecture).
Dan likes the friendly and collaborative work environment at Olympic. He enjoys being involved from the beginning of a project all the way through the final installation. And he loves the satisfaction of ensuring that final results meet or exceed the customerís expectations.
James has 10 years of experience in the Landscape industry. He has extensive knowledge of plants and has designed and implemented multi-faceted landscape projects.
He has an Applied Arts Degree and Applied Science Degree with emphasis in Landscape Design/Build, and is a Washington Certified Professional Horticulturist (CPH).
James enjoys the synergy and interaction with Olympic co-workers and customers, and all aspects of the creative process-seeing initial landscape concepts develop and become a reality! He believes ďa well planned and successful landscape should be an extension and reflection of an individualís desired indoor living environment.Ē
Janell joined Olympicís design team with over 15 years of experience in the landscape industry, including nursery sales, design, construction, and project management. She has earned degrees in art, horticulture, and landscape design and construction.
Janellís duties with Olympic include assisting customers from initial contact through to a finished design, and function as a project manager through the installation phase into the finished landscape.
Janell feels fortunate to work in such a positive, forward thinking industry with wonderfully creative and professional co-workers. And she says it is a pleasure to help customers discover the garden of their dreams and guide that dream into fruition.
Backflow Coordinator & Assistant Service Mgr.
Nathan joined Olympic in 2012. He started as a Service Technician and Backflow Tester with over 10 years of customer service experience. Nathan now works closely with the Service Manager as a Dispatcher. His many duties include scheduling, routing, pricing and submission of Backflow test reports to the water companies. He is a Washington State Certified Backflow Assembly Tester, and also has a Specialty Plumbers License.
Nathan enjoys using his skill set to meet the needs of our customers in the office, as well as in the field. He likes the challenge of creating efficient routes for the technicians in the field, and working with the finest distinguished industry professionals.
Service Department Administrative Assistant
Kim brings 13 years of office administration experience to the Olympic staff. Her duties include receiving phone calls and other inquiries, providing basic information about Olympic services, and routing inquiries to an appropriate staff member. She provides customer service, processes work orders, helps with scheduling for service customers, and performs various other administrative duties.
Kim says she enjoys speaking with and helping customers every day.
She feels good about being welcomed with open arms to the Olympic team, and loves that everyone on the staff work closely together and seem to genuinely care about every customer.
Administrative Assistant for Sales & Construction
Maureen joined Olympic in 2004 and her major duties include assisting both the Construction and Sales Department Managers with record keeping, project implementation, and customer communication. She also handles the purchasing of plants and lighting materials. Maureen is a graduate of the University of Washington and comes to Olympic with over 20 years of experience in Customer Service and Management.
Her variety of experience, positive outlook and customer values have made her a key part of the Olympic staff. Maureen has extraordinary organizational skills and says she enjoys assisting the Construction and Sales Managers to help customers achieve the landscaped home of their dreams by keeping track of the fine details of each project.
Human Resources Consultant
Kathy joined Olympic in 2009 as our Human Resources Consultant. She has over 13 years experience in human resources in various industries including construction and corporate.
Kathy loves people, problem solving, and details. She assists the company with recruiting, employee relations, benefits, compliance, training, and other vital employee functions.
Kathy appreciates the family atmosphere and camaraderie at Olympic and she is very glad to be a part of the team.
Business Advisor and Marketing Coordinator
Dan has been assisting the owner and staff at Olympic since 1998 as a business systems coach and marketing coordinator. His assignments have included interacting with management and staff in the development of business systems, and assisting with strategic planning and coordination of marketing activities.
Dan has worked with business owners in a wide variety of industries for over 20 years, helping them with the development of systems which help them grow their business, service their customers well, maximize profitability, and create a great working environment for their employees.
Olympic Landscape Service Team
Olympic’s Service Department is proud to offer friendly service, professionally trained technicians, and full maintenance of your landscape systems.
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Olympic Landscape Construction Team
Olympic's crew members who install your landscape are craftsmen in their trade who will handle your project with the quality and attention to detail for which we are well known.
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