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Acres Group Overview

Wauconda, IL
201 to 500 employees
1983
Company - Private
Floral Nurseries
$50 to $100 million (USD) per year
Acres Group – Professional Landscaping and Snow & Ice Management

Founded in 1983, family owned Acres Group self performs quality landscape maintenance, turf & plant health care, landscape installation, irrigation ... Read more

Mission: Professional landscape industry leaders, committed to excellence through knowledge and quality services.
GUIDING PRINCIPLES
* Our customers are the focus of everything we do.
* Continuous improvement is critical to our success.
* Employee ... Read more

Company Updates

  • Snow Shovelers -- PLAINFIELD, ROSELLE & WAUCONDA IL

    *** $21.00 PER HR ***

    !!!MAKE EXTRA CA$H!!! PAID WEEKLY!!! NO Cap on hours!!

    APPLY IMMEDIATELY--hired on the spot! NO APPOINTMENT NEEDED!

    Acres Group is seeking motivated, professional, hardworking individuals to join our SNOW ARMY -- apply for Part Time / Seasonal positions

  • SPRING IS COMING!
    ACRES GROUP is hiring NOW for our Landscape jobs at all (3) of our facilities. Please visit our website for our addresses http://glassdoor.com/slink.htm?key=vQ75w. We have a variety of full time jobs to chose from. Please call 888-231-3100 with any questions you have.

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    Call Us Today at 888.231.1300 Since 1983, family owned Acres Group has been providing premium quality landscape maintenance, landscape installation, custom design build projects, and snow removal. With three facilities and two nurseries providing service to all Chicagoland, Acres has a motivated staff of certified horticultural professionals trained for all types of landscaping work.

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Acres Group – Why Work For Us?


Since 1983, family owned Acres Group has been providing premium quality landscape maintenance, landscape installation, custom design build projects, and snow removal.

With three facilities and two nurseries providing service to all Chicagoland, Acres has a motivated staff of certified horticultural professionals trained for all types of landscaping work.

GUIDING PRINCIPLES

  • Our customers are the focus of everything we do.
  • Continuous improvement is critical to our success.
  • Employee involvement is an integral part of our culture.
  • We will not compromise our integrity.

We treat our customers like friends and family. We are dedicated to educating them on the latest horticultural developments within our industry. If our customers are knowledgeable, then they will continue to make informed decisions regarding their landscapes and maintain their loyal commitment to Acres Group. Our customers are the focus of everything we do.

Our commitment to being on the leading edge of landscaping technology and practices demonstrates our desire to be the leader in our industry. We strive to find individuals with the same integrity, strong character, professionalism, and ambition to continue to define our unique success.

OUR CORPORATE VALUES

THE BEST PLACE FOR THE BEST PEOPLE TO WORK!

Our story began in 1983 when James Schwantz founded Acres Group. Jim’s vision was to build a company based on being the “best at what we do”. Through hard work, dedication, mentoring and training, and exemplary customer service, Jim’s vision has become a reality.

Through the years, we have grown into an Award-Winning Professional Landscape Firm offering a wide variety of services such as maintenance, enhancements, turf and plant healthcare, tree care, irrigation, and more … all to fulfill the expectations of our clients and offering our employees the opportunity to be challenged, learn and grow, and really make an impact in the daily operations of our business.

We believe that the most productive investment is people … their dedication, talent, and initiative are the driving force behind the success of Acres Group.

ACRES BENEFITS AT A GLANCE

At Acres, we provide a comprehensive benefit package, which allows you to choose the benefits that are best for you!

YOUR CHOICES INCLUDE:

MEDICAL COVERAGE
Two (2) PPO Options:

  • PPO-Core Network
  • PPO-Choice Plus Network
  • High Deductible HMO – Navigate Network
  • MEC – Preventive Only Coverage Plan

DENTAL COVERAGE
Two (2) Options:

  • PPO
  • HMO

FLEXIBLE SPENDING
Healthcare (Debit Card)
Dependent Care

VISION COVERAGE
Annual Exam Coverage
Glasses and Contacts

DISABILITY
Short-term
Long-term

LIFE INSURANCE

401(k)
With Employer Match Component

PAID HOLIDAYS AND VACATIONS

VOLUNTARY INDIVIDUAL BENEFITS
Accident Indemnity Plan
Personal Sickness Indemnity Plan
Cancer Protection Plan
Hospital Intensive Care Plan

Acres Group Reviews

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    Pros

    Acres is one big family! EVERYONE here is kind and helpful and many of the staff members have worked here for over 10 years--you just don't find that anymore. They pay very well, promote a lot from with in and they have a lot of fun company wide functions--as well as top notch training programs!

    Cons

    Nothing! They are a very professional company from top to bottom.

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Acres Group Photos

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Acres Group photo of: Chili cook off contest! YUM!
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Acres Group Interviews

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    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3+ weeks. I interviewed at Acres Group.

    Interview

    Excellent review process, made me feel very comfortable, and welcome. Several levels of interviews with flexible scheduling.

    HR Provides a SOP for each interviewer so that they can get apples to apples comparisons.

    Interview Questions

    • Describe a project that you failed to deliver on, and what you did to recover.   Answer Question
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Acres Group Awards & Accolades

  • PLANET Community Stewardship Award, Professional Landcare Network, 2013
  • Overall Safety Achievement - Silver Level (All Facilities - Wauconda, Roselle & Plainfield), Professional Landcare Network, 2013
  • Excellence in Landscape(Commercial Landscape Maintenance - Silver), ILCA, 2015
  • Excellence in Landscape(Commercial Landscape Maintenance - Gold), ILCA, 2015
  • (2) ILCA Landscaping Excellence Silver Awards, ILCA, 2017
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Pledges & Certifications

Veteran Hiring Commitment

Committed to helping America's military veterans find work

Pay Equality Pledge

Committed to paying equitably for equal work & experience

Career Advancement Program

Helping employees "upskill" into higher-paying positions

Diversity Commitment

Has programs that support a diverse and inclusive workforce

Pledge to Thrive

Taking steps to prioritize employee well-being

Returnships

Offer formal "internships" for mid-career people or those returning to the workforce

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