Our core values are simple, straightforward and evident in the way we conduct business.
We understand the worth of serving others. In business, this translates into caring for our customers, our community, the environment and our team.
Superior Service – we achieve this by always adhering to our mantra of “clients first”.
- Consummate Professionalism – We uphold the highest standard of integrity and professionalism in all that we do.
- Dependability – We say what we do, and do what we say.
- Enthusiastic- We are positive, passionate, high-energy go-getters who strive to continually innovate and improve.
Big Hearted – We approach everything we do with compassion. We care deeply for our customers, community and team and believe in the importance of serving and helping others.
GET TO KNOW US
director of marketing and business development
Jim oversees marketing and business development efforts in the Texas market. Prior to joining Outdoor Elements in February 2015, Jim spent the last few decades as a contractor, developing and building with expertise in tract and custom homes, multi-family apartment residences, condo conversions, high-rise buildings and historic urban renovation construction. Jim holds a Bachelor’s degree in business administration with a focus in finance and is currently enrolled in an MBA program with an emphasis in sustainability. Jim is an avid multi-engine aircraft pilot and enjoys spending time with his family.
accounting department manager & office manager
Lauren started at Outdoor Elements as a part-time employee and quickly worked her way to her current position as the office manager and accounting department manager. Lauren has the important task of keeping Outdoor Elements’ finances in order and the office running smoothly. She is responsible for everything from payroll and accounts payable to human resources and insurance. Passionate about making sure her department is well-run, organized and accurate, Lauren also loves the considerate, compassionate family environment that pervades at Outdoor Elements. When Lauren isn’t crunching numbers, she is busy keeping track of her four boys; Brayden, Joshua, Christian and Justin.
Sydney manages the construction portfolio and focuses on creating quality, longevity, and a great experience for each client by making sure they receive an amazing outdoor experience. Sydney started her career at Outdoor Elements in accounting, then moved to estimating construction jobs before taking over management of the department. She is passionate about empowering her construction team to create exceptional work in a timely manner while allowing the customer to feel great pride and joy in the outcome. When Sydney is not making sure projects are completed on time and under budget, she enjoys photography, cooking and participating in youth outreach.
After working for years managing some of Houston’s most extravagant private parties, JP decided to take his experience in customer service to a new industry. In 2015 he became the maintenance department operations manager at Outdoor Elements. JP oversees scheduling, purchasing, and staffing while also managing a handful of customer accounts. JP’s favorite aspect of his job is helping clients solve problems; from figuring out how to get the most bang for their budget to helping new customers who call out of distress find a solution for their issue. When he earns a customer’s trust and makes his or her life easier, JP feels that he has truly done his job well. When he’s not solving landscape catastrophes, JP loves to spend time outdoors on his family farm or hunting. His nirvana is riding the tractor, working on projects and forgetting about everything except the animals and the great outdoors.
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