Landscape Design and Maintenance Side-job

Location: Cascade, MI
Deadline: June 30, 2016

Schnelker Residence
Cascade, Michigan
The Schnelker Family is seeking landscape design and maintenance assistance at their residence in Cascade, Michigan (Southeast Grand Rapids). For the right person, we would provide the opportunity to develop a comprehensive landscape design and maintenance plan that could become part of a portfolio for a candidate to present to future employers or provide a start to the candidate’s own business.
We are generally interested in one or more of the following services:
1. Advise on updating, removal and replacement of existing landscaping along with potential installation of replacement landscaping on the 1+ acre property.
2. Design and install basic landscaping around a recently completed addition to the ~4,000 sft. residence.
3. Develop a more comprehensive landscape plan that could be installed in phases over the coming seasons.
We have flexibility regarding the time and the speed with which the work would need to be completed, thereby offering the candidate the ability to work evenings and weekends if they have another job. The ideal candidate will be creative, possess an entrepreneurial mindset, and have a desire to see their own ideas put into practice. 
Compensation is negotiable and would be dependent upon the scope of services agreed upon. For example, services could be provided at an hourly rate or based on a flat fee for a package of services. After meeting with us on property we would expect a formal proposal from the candidate. If the candidate is a student, we would be willing to work with the student in the event the school is willing to provide internship credit for the services provided.
Work could begin as soon possible and continue through the summer.
Interested candidates should e-mail a resume and cover letter to Windy Schnelker