The Laramar Group LLC

Groundskeeper - Eden's Garden

Job Locations US-IL-Dekalb
General Labor
Regular Full-Time


COME GROW WITH US! Laramar was founded in 1989. 30+ years later, we're a vertically integrated investment and property management corporation. From humble beginnings to nationally recognized, we haven’t forgotten the basic reason for our success: our people and the relationships they nurture. We're experts at Elevating Everyday Living. 


OPPORTUNITY IS EVERYWHERE. At Laramar, you’re part of something special. Something unique. Our core values are our DNA, and it’s up to each one of us to bring that to life. We Own It. Most importantly, we stay true to it. We Make It Better Together. Come join our team and find out for yourself why we're one of 2022's Best Places to Work in Multifamily! 


WE CARE ABOUT OUR PEOPLE. And that is reflected in our commitment to providing excellent benefits including: zero-dollar healthcare plan option, flexible hours & PTO, company-paid life insurance along with paid short- and long-term disability insurance, 14 paid holidays (including your birthday!), Sundays off, and a 401k with company match. Plus, we offer a 20% housing discount if you live on site! 


The Groundskeeper position performs daily community upkeep and maintenance tasks for at least one property. The Groundskeeper ensures all common areas are clean and trash free. These include but are not limited to, parking, breezeways, hallways, pool area, clubhouse, laundry rooms, etc.


To perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following competencies:

  • Embodies Laramar Core Values
  • Strong oral and written communicator
  • Positive attitude, organization with strong attention to detail required
  • Participates in proactive team efforts to achieve departmental and company goals
  • Constantly shows quality customer service and professionalism
  • Proficient working with landscaping equipment, irrigation, plant life, and snow removal


  • Must consistently demonstrate quality customer service
  • Ability to work alone and with a team in a professional and efficient manner
  • Ensure all common areas are safe, clean, and presentable for staff and residents; this may include but is not limited to:
    • Mowing/edging
    • Shrub/tree maintenance
    • Planting/placing various plants and ground covers
    • Cleaning, including removal of trash
    • Painting and maintaining infrastructure, such as walls or curbs, and furniture, such as pool chairs or benches
    • Snow removal
  • Perform or assist with installation and repairs of irrigation systems
  • Assist Maintenance Technicians with repairs in units, as needed
  • Adhere to all OSHA safety guidelines and attend monthly safety meetings
  • Comply with all federal and local Fair Housing regulations and ordinances
  • Willing to perform any addition duties assigned by supervisor


This role has no supervisory responsibilities.


  • High School Diploma or equivalent preferred
  • 1-year Groundskeeper or related experience preferred
  • Ability to follow instructions
  • Proficient in using manual power tools safely
  • Position requires acceptable motor vehicle driving history, valid and free from restrictions, and must and appropriate vehicle insurance coverage
  • Must be able to successfully pass a background check and five panel drug screen


  • 14 paid holidays (including your birthday!): 
  • Sundays off  
  • Paid 401k match 
  • Zero-dollar healthcare plan option 
  • Flexible hours & PTO 
  • Company-paid life insurance 
  • Paid short- and long-term disability insurance 


Physical Demands and Work Environment: (The phrases "occasionally," "regularly," and "frequently" correspond to the following definitions: "occasionally" means up to ⅓ of working time, "regularly" means between ⅓ and ⅔ of working time, and "frequently" means ⅔ and more of working time.)

  • The work environment is both indoors and outdoors. When outdoors, exposure to extreme temperatures and inclement weather is possible. The employee must complete their work satisfactorily in an environment where there are significant distractions, including residents stopping and interrupting. Must be able to drive to sites or meetings with staff and vendors.
  • The physical demands described here represent those that must be met by an employee to perform the essential functions of this job successfully. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
  • While performing this job's duties, the employee is regularly required to sit and use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls. The employee frequently is required to talk or hear. The employee is regularly required to stand, reach with hands and arms, and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. Must be able to complete physical labor such as frequent walking, lifting, climbing stairs, and standing for at least 8 hours per day
  • The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 50 pounds and should do so in a sound and safe manner. This job's specific vision abilities include close vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.


The above statements reflect the principal functions of the occupation described and shall not be construed as a detailed description of all the work requirements that may be inherent in the occupation



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