Company Info

Franz Witte (rhymes with “Bronze Kitty”) is on a mission to beautify, enhance, and preserve Idaho’s outdoor living spaces — and you can be a part of that cause.

Established in 1971, the company bears the name of its founder, Franz Witte, Jr. His legacy of designing and building high end residential landscapes earned the reputation of quality, reliability, and exceptional artistry. 50 years later, we remain one of the top names in the Treasure Valley for landscaping, landscape maintenance, and retail garden supply. With nearly 150 employees and two locations, we’ve preserved Franz’ legacy while staying ahead of our clients’ needs in an ever changing world. 

Franz Witte is unique in that we service the entire landscaping vertical market (garden retail, design & construction, and maintenance). Each department addresses our customers’ different sets of needs:

Garden Center

Shoppers come here to be inspired. Our inventory is hand-selected from regional growers and home & garden suppliers, and our staff is knowledgeable in Idaho horticulture. When customers seek guidance, we offer a listening ear and personalized recommendations. It’s our employees who help them feel empowered to take on their project, and confident that they will succeed.

Landscape Construction

Homeowners and general contractors depend on subcontractors to do quality work, on time and on budget. Our entire team, from sales and design, to production, foremen, and laborers are all solution oriented. We prioritize both the client’s vision, and the long-term success of the project. And so our reputation is well earned; and it starts with our people. Come join the team that takes the most pride in building Idaho’s finest communities.

Landscape Maintenance

Every HOA resident who takes a walk or drive through their neighborhood should experience the joy of nature. Every tenant or guest of a commercial campus deserves clean grounds, healthy looking plants, and an inviting space to work or commute. Behind the scenes to make it happen are the HOA reps and property managers who rely on a relationship with contractors like us. Franz Witte listens to our clients and stays ahead of their concerns — making their lives easier. Our employees maintain those relationships, as well as the properties, that bring joy to so many people in the Treasure Valley.

If you’re purpose-driven, a team player, and want to make a difference, apply to become part of the flamingo team!

 

Job Description

Estimators are an integral part of our company and maintain good working relationships with landscape architects, developers and contractors throughout the Intermountain West. In this role you must have great communication and writing skills, a full understanding of construction cost, pricing, productivity, equipment usage, estimating, understand commercial and residential bid process, including Public Works, bonding, reading blueprints, specifications, & have a vast understanding of what goes into every aspect of landscape construction, including hardscape, softscape, irrigation and specialized trades such as carpentry, masonry & plumbing. Your responsibility is to bid, sale & build relationships that will last a lifetime. Sales expectations range from $1,000,000 - $3,000,000

 

What You’ll Do:

• Contact project leads generated, bid board websites or from company lead process
• Attend pre-bid & pre-construction meetings
• Review project plans and specifications to assure FWLC is providing a thorough, competitive bid
• Develop project takeoff, estimates & proposals within company software (currently LMN)
• Create job planner, including material list, labor & equipment budgeted hours
• Schedule pre-construction meeting with production team
• Change order pricing & documentation
• Assist Residential Construction with takeoffs, gather pricing & catalog information
• Monitor all forums, news, websites for upcoming projects & opportunities
• Update estimating software, prices, catalog items, overhead & profit margins
• Negotiate best prices, terms & delivery with all vendors

 

Skills We’re Seeking:

• 5-7 years’ experience as Estimator, landscape foreman or superintendent
• Extensive knowledge of landscape grading, plant identification, softscapes, hardscapes, irrigation, drainage, plan reading, layout and project documentation
• Proficient with Excel, Word, Planswift, CAD & Sketch-up
• Management, interpersonal & organizational skills

 

All employees are subject to pre-employment and random drug testing.

Equal Opportunity Employer, including disabled and veterans.