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#1 Dealer in the US

61 Years

WE’RE BREAKING TRADITIONS & TRANSFORMING RETAIL

Gardenland is one of the fastest growing brick-and-mortar retailers in the $9 Billion outdoor power equipment industry. We sell, repair and rent premium-quality landscape and construction equipment to professional landscapers, cities, schools and homeowners in Silicon Valley and the Bay Area.

 

  • We Tripled Annual Sales since 2016
  • We are Ranked #1 selling more battery-powered equipment in the US
  • In 2019, we were Mean Green’s #1 Dealer in the US
  • We are the leading outdoor power equipment dealer in the US deploying an Omni-channel Retail Strategy and featured in Green Industry Pro Magazine. 

Started in 1960, Gardenland Power Equipment is the largest family owned outdoor power equipment dealer in California.

 

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What services does Gardenland offer to it's customers?

Gardenland sells, repairs and rents premium zero-emission and gas-powered landscape equipment. Our customers are predominantly commercial customers such as cities, schools, municipalities and professional landscape and tree care companies. We also sell to DIY homeowners that want semi-professional quality equipment.

What's your company culture?

Gardenland has been a family owned and run business since 1960. We have always been a family run business focused on serving our customers, growing our business, and taking care of employees. Our leadership team has a background in the outdoor power equipment industry, Silicon Valley start-ups and technology companies. Our continued growth and success is dependent upon building a strong team. We are focused on empowerment, mentoring employees, and cultivating individual careers.

How long has Gardenland been in business?

Gardenland Power Equipment was founded in 1960 by Ray Matsumoto. Ray served in the US Army during the Korean War, and upon returning home, he faced considerable discrimination against Asians. Unable to find a job he started his own gardening business, but quickly saw an opportunity to sell quality landscape tools to fellow gardeners, so he launched Gardenland. Ray was one of the first shops to sell gas-powered lawn mowers, hedge trimmers, weed trimmers and chainsaws. 

In 1970, Glenn Kurimoto joined Ray, and the two of them grew Gardenland into the 1990s.

Richard Ogawa became the third partner in 2014, and now runs the show as CEO/President after Ray and Glenn retirement. Gardenland tripled in sales revenues after Richard joined the company.

What is your interview process?

After you submit your resume our General Manager will contact you for a 30-minute phone interview to see if you have the experience to meet our job requirements. After a successful phone interview, we will invite you to interview in-person so you can meet members of our team, and experience our work environment. 

We will require everyone to mask-up and follow COVID safety protocol. 

What benefits are offered at Gardenland?

Gardenland provides full-time employees with great benefits including:

  • Medical, vision and dental insurance coverage
  • Annual Profit-Sharing bonus opportunities
  • 401k retirement benefits (after 1-yr of employment)
  • Gardenland Employee Retirement Program
  • On the Job Training and professional skills development
  • Accrue sick leave and vacation
  • Flexible work hours
  • Career opportunities
What traits make a successful Gardenland team member?

Bring a strong work ethic, demonstrate an eagerness to help co-workers, have passion and enthusiasm to help customers, be open to learning new things, and want to take-on new responsibilities. We want to cross-pollinate our company with innovative ideas so you must have an open mind to try new things, and be prepared to roll-up your sleeves to help grow our company.

What is your COVID-19 policy

Gardenland is categorized as a hardware store and an essential business. We did not close and we did not layoff employees or cut hours. We comply with the Santa Clara County Health Department COVID-19 Guidelines. Currently, all employees take a temperature check before starting work, and are required to wear a mask on-site. We also require customers to wear a mask inside our store. We also installed barriers at our sales counter to maintain safe social distancing space between customers and our team members.

We are committed to providing equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants without regard to race (including traits historically associated with race, such as hair texture and protective hairstyles, including braids, locks, and twists), ethnicity, religion, color, sex (including childbirth, breast feeding, and related medical conditions), gender, gender identity or expression, uniform service member and veteran status, marital status, pregnancy, age, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, disability, protected medical condition, genetic information, sexual orientation, or any other protected status in accordance with all applicable federal, state, and local laws.