Enrique Duran is the kind of employee everyone wishes they had. He started with Blue Skies Landscape in San Diego in 1978, now part of Terracare Associates, as a team member of one of the first crews in the branch. After almost 40 years of working with the same company, his dedication has made him into a true industry expert continually leading improvements. He began his career with the company as a gardener, but he had a love for landscaping and a desire to learn as much as possible about the industry so he could advance within the company. Over the years he earned his Qualified Applicator Certificate and his California Landscape Certificate. As the business grew, Enrique was promoted to foreman before becoming the head supervisor overseeing San Diego South’s operations. His current responsibilities include guiding, educating and leading the crews in the field and serving as the main point of contact for clients.
“Enrique is one of the main reasons our team has such a great reputation in San Diego. He always takes care of customers, is very responsive and has excellent knowledge in the field,” said Matt Ziskin, San Diego South Branch Manager for Terracare.
Enrique prides himself on nurturing good relationships with his clients and the workers he oversees in the field. He believes that communication is the key to maintaining these relationships.
“I always get to know my clients in a professional manner. I am reliable and attentive to their needs, because our customers are very important, and I provide them with advice based on my years of experience. I take pride in what we do every day, I make sure to always be on time, safe, informative, easy to approach and to be a problem solver,” said Enrique.
He knows that he owes his success to the teams he works with on each project. When it comes to fellow employees, he believes that communication, trust and training are the foundation of successful field crews. He forms relationships based on mutual respect and trust and in doing so, instills high standards of workmanship at every property.
“Enrique’s experience and work ethic make him a great team member and leader. He always goes above and beyond and he never does anything halfway. Nobody works harder than he does,” said Matt Ziskin.
Terracare Associates is proud to have Enrique representing us in San Diego South operations.