Meet the Team Monday - Alex Wiertel, Project Estimator09.27.2021
Introducing Alex Wiertel, Project Estimator!
In May of 2021, Alex Wiertel applied for a Project Coordinator position in the Landscape Installation division of The Byrd's Group. Despite not having a professional landscaping background, Alex impressed our Installation Operations Manager, Alejandro Barrios, immediately, with his desire and willingness to learn. Just a few days into his training, our Project Estimator position came open and Alex began transitioning into that role. Just 4 short months into his role, Alex has found a home on our Landscape Installation team and become an incredible asset to developing new relationships with potential clients.
Alex's dad provided his first taste of landscape maintenance when he was in school by allowing him to mow grass on his commercial properties. Today, on his own property, Alex prefers to do as much of the landscape work as possible, on his own and is learning everything he can about all of the facets of landscaping.
Today, his best advice for someone coming into the landscape industry is encouraging, "It's very labor intensive at first, but once you get used to it, it becomes very rewarding." Alex's perspective is shaped by his faith, sharing that hard work, teamwork, and a good attitude are all important to him. However, he lives by this Bible verse:
"Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for man." Colossians 3:23
Alex is a native of Charlotte, graduating from Hickory Grove Christian School and Central Piedmont Community College. He's a self-taught drummer, piano and guitar player, enjoys spending time with his close-knit family, shooting guns, riding trails, and working on his Ford Mustangs.