Crawford Landscaping Group today announced that it has hired Jeff Balyeat as its business development manager. Jeff joins Mike McNeill, a 10-year Crawford Landscaping veteran, to help expand Crawford's footprint northward.
"I am thrilled to add someone of Jeff's experience and knowledge to our team," remarked Blake Crawford. "We were successful in achieved our 5 and 10-year growth goals, and now as we set out to achieve our ambitious 15-year growth goals, we felt we needed to add another experienced Business Development Manager."
Balyeat brings 10 years of landscape experience to Crawford, having worked for other large landscapers in California and Florida. He specializes in larger community type sales, a niche Crawford is looking to expand into. "Crawford offers a huge advantage over the competitors in the larger HOA environment due in large part to their full-service and diverse approach," explains Balyeat. "We manage sites from $1,000 estate homes to high-end beach front high rises to multi-million dollars HOA's, and our quality and service separates us from our competitors in ways that make it easy for me to sell."
A 2001 graduate of Franklin University in Columbus, Ohio, Balyeat earned a bachelor of arts degree in marketing before beginning his business career as a territory sales manager with Snow Equipment Sales in Dayton, Ohio.
A native of Columbus, OH, Jeff is an active member of St. Celcia’s church in Fort Myers and a volunteer at St. Francis School (Fort Myers). He enjoys boating, golf and spending time with his family and lives in Fort Myers with his wife, Jenni and their two children.