A Colorado Minority-Owned Business
On September 27, 2021, CoCal Landscape was awarded certification as a Minority-owned Business Enterprise by The Mountain Plains Minority Supplier Development Council (MPMSDC). This certification acknowledges that CoCal is at least 51% minority-owned, managed, and controlled.
Company co-founder and president, Jesus (Chuy) Medrano was born in Chihuahua, Mexico. His early experiences as a businessman in Denver, Colorado made him acutely aware of the challenges faced by minority-owned businesses. Chuy grew up farming in Mexico, and naturally transitioned to landscaping when he moved to Colorado in the 1970s.
His knack for leadership was recognized early, and he was recruited to help train and motivate other Hispanic workers in various branches of the company he worked for. His experiences led him to become the first president of the National Hispanic Landscape Alliance, where he helped to recruit and support Hispanic-Americans with an interest in the landscaping industry. Throughout his career, Chuy has advocated for Hispanic workers in the landscaping industry and routinely offered advice to business partners about working with Hispanic-owned businesses.
Today, with 275 employees, CoCal Landscape is a highly successful minority-owned business that takes every opportunity to give back to the community. As a certified minority-owned business, CoCal can continue to grow and establish opportunities to support Hispanic-American businesses. Some of the benefits awarded to minority business executives (MBEs) include:
- Exposure to thousands of other minority-owned businesses that provide opportunities to form partnerships or strategic alliances.
- Access to additional contracts and projects through business community fairs
- Ongoing executive education for maintaining a strong and sustainable business
- Networking opportunities to expand business relationships
CoCal Landscape Team Members
Careers and Internships with CoCal Landscape
CoCal Landscape has always taken pride in offering employment opportunities to a variety of individuals. Our company is an equal opportunity employer, and we're excited about the ways this certification can help us share more opportunities with potential employees.
Every day is an opportunity to be outdoors when you work at CoCal Landscape. Our employees get the benefits of Colorado's beautiful climate and plenty of exercise during the workday. Commercial landscaping is a diverse industry with a variety of unexpected opportunities. Some of the positions filled by our employees include:
- Account Managers
- Business Developers
- Landscape Designers and Estimators
- Customer Service Providers
- Maintenance Foremen and Laborers
- Installation and Renovation Field Staff
- WaterRight Irrigators & Techs
As you can see, it takes all types of professionals to keep a landscaping company up and running. Our positions include full benefits and opportunities to give back to the community. CoCal Landscape is a family-owned business, and all of our team members are treated like family.
At CoCal Landscape, we love the work that we do and enjoy sharing that knowledge with others. Our internship program is designed to help people of all ages and demographics with an interest in landscaping enjoy an opportunity to get their hands dirty learning the basics of the industry.
Our internships aren't designed to make you run errands all day. You take on real landscaping responsibilities and consistently learn new skills. By gaining this knowledge, you can get a real sense of whether you're interested in a long-term career in the landscaping industry. We accept interns from high school, college, and beyond. Our internship programs include guidance from a skilled mentor and the flexibility you need to work around your current schedule. It's our goal to provide career and internship opportunities to people of all ages, races, and walks of life. We want people of all ages and education levels to have the chance to explore the green industry and the joy that comes with it.
Learn more about CoCal's full line of commercial landscape services, or get in touch to get a personalized quote for your landscaping needs.
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