SOURCE: Del Conte's Landscaping, Inc.

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March 10, 2011 10:15 ET

Leading Landscape Firm Tills Career Soil at Brigham Young University

Del Conte's Landscaping Helps Homeland Careers Bloom

FREMONT, CA--(Marketwire - March 10, 2011) - In an industry unaffected by off-shoring, Del Conte's Landscaping, Inc. -- for 39 years a leading Bay Area landscaping and design firm -- is reaching out to university students at Brigham Young University (BYU) campuses to convey knowledge from the field and familiarize them with different options in the landscaping profession.

Traveling to two BYU campuses in Rexburg, ID and Provo, UT, Del Conte's employees Eric Hagberg and Logan Oates (both BYU graduates) conducted a February series of seminars, Q&A sessions and selling-practice sessions for 70 students of horticulture, each followed by interviews with those seeking careers. Pizza parties later topped-off each event.

Eric Hagberg holds a BA degree in horticulture with a design/build emphasis, awarded by BYU-Idaho. Logan Oates graduated from BYU-Provo with a BA degree in Landscape Management. "While it was great to return to our Alma Maters and convey knowledge, the real reward of this outreach was seeing the interest and talent among those about to enter our profession," Eric explained.

"Planting career seeds is part of our business, too," said Tom Del Conte, president of the firm. "We want to educate and attract sharp young graduates in the field to maintain our high standards in landscape design and maintenance."

Over its long history of service to the San Francisco Bay area for homeowners and commercial entities, Del Conte's Landscaping has earned more than 40 awards and it proudly displays the "Diamond Certification" and the "Green Business" shield for Alameda and Contra Costa counties. The company's Design/Build division specializes in providing homeowners beautifully designed landscapes they can enjoy for years to come. The company has completed hundreds of such projects in neighborhoods throughout the Bay area in just the last three years alone.

Homeowners can obtain free estimates by calling the firm at 510-353-6030, visiting the Del Conte's Landscaping website at http://www.dclandscaping.com, or by sending an email to constructionsales@dclandscaping.com.

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