It's our second week featuring an employer who uses Entrust's Meaningful Employment Program.
Tamara Konopelky, founder and CEO of Green Thumb Landscaping shares her story:
I come from a family of entrepreneurs. My Grandparents, aunts, uncles, mom and my dad have all dealt with the rewards and struggles of owing a business. I have always had an eye for design and I thought I could be great at designing and creating customized landscapes for clients.
When I started Green Thumb Landscaping I wanted to create a landscape, construction and design company that would provide excellent customer service and outstanding quality. I wanted to give clients the piece of mind and comfort of knowing that they were in good hands when they booked with us. And in the 7 years that I have been growing my company those standards have always been a priority for us.
As we continue to grow as a company, more job site duties are always becoming available. When I met Rory with Entrust and he described their employment program to me, I knew that we would be a great match for an individual with disability trying to find employment! We had a young man join our team in 2015 and he was always very excited to learn and to be working as a team. My crew and I really enjoy his energy, enthusiasm and willingness to learn. Entrust has a fantastic program and we are currently working with Entrust to hire more individuals for the upcoming 2016 season.