We created Encore Landscape Management to change the commercial landscape industry. Property owners and managers deserve better. Employees deserve better. That’s why we’re here.
We have two main focuses. One is to make our clients’ lives easier by taking the stress of landscape off of their plate. The next is to create an environment where our employees truly love what they do. We recognize that our team is everything and we treat them like gold. Our goal is to provide careers and a real future for them, not just a “job”.
Our Ownership team has a wealth of experience in the commercial landscape business. We cut our teeth by working together for years at one of the largest commercial landscape companies in the Southwest, and have had many other successful business ventures as well. Along the way we’ve learned what works, and we’ve learned the hard way on what doesn’t. Now, we’re putting that knowledge and experience to use and coming back for our best act yet!
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From the Phoenix Business Journal
Landscaping firm relies on networking for new business
Born in Panama City, Panama Fernando Torres found himself moving to Cleveland Ohio at the age of 13. Without speaking English, he learned the language and graduated from Streetsboro High School. At the age of 21, he decided to move across the country to Phoenix, AZ. He started his career in the restaurant business becoming a corporate trainer for Applebee’s, then a General Manager for Famous Sam’s. He was then recruited by Alliance Beverage and became a Field Sales Representative. He quickly became the top sales rep and was promoted to Field Sales Manager. He was then recruited by Miller Brewing Company and became the Import Sales Manager for the State of Arizona. He then realized his passion for small business and started PureGreen Landscape, he quickly grew this organization with the help of his partners to one of the most respected and effective Landscape companies in the valley.
Graduating from University of Phoenix with a Business Management Degree at the age of 35 Fernando has made himself stand out as an asset to several companies. His passion is to provide people with quality customer service and enhancing their place of employment as well as the place they call home.
Fernando, always having an entrepreneur drive, has been an Owner in multiple successful businesses. His passion for the landscape industry and the excitement of building something from the ground up led him to Encore Landscape Management, where he and his team will build the most employee and client centric Company in the commercial landscape industry. Time management and delivery made Fernando the successful business man he has become. He believes in being a life-long learner so he continues his education in Monthly seminars and reading one book per month.
The best part of Fernando is being an amazing husband to his wife Ann and the best dad to Antonio and Iliana.
Mike grew up in the steel mill town of Steubenville, OH and has a bachelor’s degree in marketing from Walsh University in North Canton, OH. He attended the University on a scholarship to play for the golf team. Wanting to escape the cold Ohio weather and struggling economy, Mike moved to Las Vegas in 2009 where he started his career in the landscape industry. He had the amazing opportunity to “start up” the Las Vegas division of a large, Phoenix based regional landscape maintenance company, and was able to learn the business from the ground up.
Under Mike’s leadership, the Company’s portfolio grew from 0-250 properties in a struggling economy and became one of the largest commercial maintenance providers in the Las Vegas Valley. This experience, in addition to his other business ventures and life experiences, helped fuel Mike’s entrepreneurial drive and led him back to Phoenix to partner with a long-time friend at Encore Landscape Management. Mike has a passion for the landscape industry and loves to build great company cultures that revolve around having fun.
Mike strongly believes in getting involved and supporting the organizations that are the lifeblood of the Commercial Real Estate industry. He has served on multiple boards and committees and is a board member for BOMA (Building Owners and Managers Association) as well as serving and chairing committees for NAIOP, IREM, and CAI among others.
Mike enjoys spending time with his beautiful wife Jill, and his young children, Joey and Ally. When he isn’t at the office or with his family, you will more than likely find him on the golf course.
Landscaping has been a part of Juan’s life from a young age. In 1989 at the age of 14, he and his family moved to Arizona, where his father owned and operated a small residential landscape company. On weekends and during school breaks, Juan would jump in and work with the company. At 17, he started working full-time for his father’s company – this is where his journey in the landscaping industry truly began.
By 1995, Juan was working for a large commercial company in the Valley. His desire to learn and grow encouraged him to hold different positions in the maintenance and construction fields for the next several years.
His hard work and dedication paid off, and Juan had his first management position by 2000 when he started working for the largest landscape company in the country. He received several awards during this time, including: Branch Employee of the Year, Top Sales Manager of the Year, Account Manager of the Year Southwest Region, and more.
In 2006, Juan had the career-highlight opportunity to Join FourSeasons Resorts & Hotels. There, he was able to utilize his experience and creativity and made great improvements to the 40-acre property located in the foothills of Pinnacle Peak. Juan received extensive training in exceeding client expectations and people management during the next seven years.
In 2013, Juan decided to return to his landscape industry roots and began working as an Account Manager for one of the largest commercial companies in the Southwest. Two years later, he was promoted to a Branch Manager position, and became a part of the Leadership Team. Juan was an effective and successful branch manager, and managed the largest branch in Arizona for the next three years.
Juan’s honesty and integrity have made him very successful in his 25-year career. His passion for the landscaping industry and his willingness to provide clients with the highest level of service made it easy for him to pursue his dream – to start something he could call his own.
Juan’s biggest passion is his family. His wife Martha and their children, Mia, Julian, and Monica, are his biggest supporters.