For the first time, Green Lawn Fertilizing and Green Pest Solutions were featured on the Philadelphia Business Journal’s 2019 Best Places to Work list. The award goes to companies in the greater Philadelphia area who are dedicated to creating a positive work environment for employees.
“It’s a great honor to be named a Best Place to Work by the Philadelphia Business Journal," said President and Owner Matt Jesson. "Our team members are essential to delivering our customers a superior experience, and we take great pride in cultivating an environment and culture for employees to thrive."
In order to qualify for the Best Place to Work award, Green Lawn Fertilizing needed to get over 80 team members to complete the survey, over half the company. Winners were picked for four different staff sizes: 10-50 employees, 51-100 employees, 101-1000 employees and 1001+ employees. Green Lawn Fertilizing/Green Pest Solutions was one of the select 101-1000 employee winners.
“We believe this honor reflects our unwavering commitment to Servant Leadership as well as our core value of treating our team members with kindness, dignity and respect," said Michael Heiner, director of human resources. "We truly appreciate your vote of confidence and please know that we remain open to your feedback on how we can continue to be a Best Place to Work."
Philadelphia Business Journal is a division of American City Business Journals, one of the country's largest publisher of business publications. Every year, the Philadelphia Business Journal seeks out the top places to work across the entire greater Philadelphia region. For 2019, they accepted a record number of nominations from businesses located in Philadelphia, Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Montgomery, Burlington, Camden and Gloucester Counties. They later conducted a survey from April 22 until May 24. The survey, conducted by Quantum Workplace, was sent to all employees from the nominated companies. Each nominee had to have at least half of their workforce complete the survey to be eligible. Employees were asked to rate their company on the following categories:
- Work environment
- Personal growth
- Professional development
- Embracing change/new ideas
Green Pest Solutions and Green Lawn Fertilizing is an independent lawn and pest control company that was founded in 2004. Under Jesson's leadership, the company has grown to over 170 team members and over 100 service vehicles in its fleet.