Business briefs: Signature Landscapes expands with new partners

From the left are Tim Scott, Justin Trimble, Lebo Newman, Sal Perez, Tim Laskowski, partners of Signature Landscapes.

From the left are Tim Scott, Justin Trimble, Lebo Newman, Sal Perez, Tim Laskowski, partners of Signature Landscapes.

Signature Landscapes expands with new partners

Tim Laskowski, Tim Scott and Sal Perez have been named partners of Signature Landscapes.

Tim Laskowski is the installation division manager and senior estimator. He oversees all aspects of the company’s landscape construction in tandem with Sal Perez. Laskowski is skilled in all phases of site construction from layout to survey to equipment operation, irrigation design and installation. He has held several leadership positions in the industry and helped to create the training certificate program for Landscape Industry Certified professionals administered by the Nevada Landscape Association. Laskowski joined Signature Landscapes in 2007.

Tim Scott is the residential maintenance division manager and also oversees the Carson City branch, tree services and Christmas Décor (holiday lighting). Scott was serving as the head of the enhancement division of Reno Lawn and Landscape when Signature Landscapes acquired that company in 2006. Scott brings more than 31 years of industry experience to the leadership team and has a working knowledge of all aspects of landscape management.

Sal Perez is the head of production and is the outside operations manager for the installation division. Perez oversees a diverse group of projects from residential and commercial landscape installations to renovations and enhancements. Perez is a certified expert in paver patios, water features and irrigation. Perez was employee No. 2 for the company and started out as an irrigation technician. He later became a foreman and worked his way through the ranks to become a manager/partner.

The three new partners join Justin Trimble and Lebo and Merrill Newman in supporting all functions of Signature Landscapes.

Insurance agency welcomes Robyn Thorne

FIG Financial Insurance Group, Cynthia Bunt Agency is welcoming Robyn Thorne as its account executive.

Thorne will be responsible for assisting customers with all aspects of their insurance needs. She excels in customer service and comes from a strong insurance background.

With 20 years of insurance experience, Thorne is licensed in California and Nevada for property and casualty and life and health. She previously worked at a State Farm agency in Carson City, and at Parkers Brokerage of Fresno, Calif.

FIG Financial Insurance Group is at 769 Basque Way, Suite 600.

Networking is topic of eWomenNetwork meeting

eWomenNetwork Reno/Carson/Tahoe Chapter’s May networking dinner event will feature an expert on making connections that translate into business growth.

“Getting Paid for Who You Know: Turning Contacts into Cash” will be presented from 5 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 18 at Hidden Valley Country Club, 3575 E. Hidden Valley Drive, Reno. Doors open with informal networking at 4:45 p.m.

Jill Lublin will talk about the three biggest connectability factors; how to get noticed using publicity, networking and referrals and the dos and donts of networking.

Lublin is the three-time bestselling author of Guerrilla Publicity, Get Noticed ... Get Referrals and Networking Magic. She hosts her own television show, “Messages of Hope.”

The cost is $42.50 for eWomenNetwork members, $52.50 for nonmembers and $62.50 for late registration beginning May 15. The evening includes dinner, structured networking and a business expo.

No-host wine and beer are available. Vendor display tables also are available. eWomenNetwork connects and promotes women and their businesses. For more information or to register, go to, or call 775-747-2726.

Greater Nevada Credit Union honored

Since 2008 Greater Nevada Credit Union has participated in and been recognized as one the best places to work in Northern Nevada. This year the credit union once again earned that honor and was named one of the top three employers, and the only financial institution, in the large business category.

The Best Places to Work in Northern Nevada Awards is sponsored by the Northern Nevada Human Resources Association, and the program measures a wide range of research-validated workplace factors that impact employee engagement and satisfaction.

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