Careers

Enjoy a Fun, Meaningful Work Environment as You Bring Joy to People's Lives Through Landscaping

For us, it's more than a landscaping job: we love enriching people's lives by creating beautiful outdoor spaces they can enjoy with their friends and family. We bring our expert knowledge of area horticulture, design, construction, sustainability, and more together in a proven process that focuses on clear communication, professional service, and customer satisfaction. With sustainable landscaping practices, including the use of responsible drainage systems and the planting of Kentucky native species and pollinator-friendly plants, we create low-maintenance spaces and preserve the land for future generations. If this sounds like something you'd like to be a part of, please keep reading about the landscaping jobs we have available!

We're always on the lookout for dependable, detail-oriented people with landscaping experience and a valid driver's license who enjoy working as a team. We provide top of the line equipment for your ease and efficiency, and are always open to new ideas from our team. For most positions, you need to be able to perform manual labor for up to 10 hours a day, lifting as much as 60 pounds or more on occasion. Take a closer look at the specific job requirements for each open position and apply today!

Apply for These Landscaping Jobs with Inside Out Landscape Design

Interested in one of the landscaping positions we have available? Fill out the form below to start the application process!

If you don't see a role that's right for you, check back later—more landscaping jobs will open up as we continue to grow.

Available Positions:

Here's a quick look at a few of the benefits you'll enjoy as an Inside Out team member:

  • No weekend work, EVER.
  • Competitive wages and benefits ( See our Career Development Chart )
  • A balanced work-life schedule: Monday-Thursday 7:30-5:30, Friday 8-12 weather dependent 38-45 hours - typically ½ to full day off on Friday
  • Paid time off including: 5-19 PTO days of your choosing (depends on experience and tenure) & 5 days between Christmas and New Year off PAID
  • Health insurance 100% paid by IOD at 90 days
  • 100% Life insurance
  • 401K with 4% company match
  • Dental/ Life Insurance/ Vision Available (employee paid)
  • Financial counseling
  • Flexible spending account
  • Cell phone stipends or company provided cell phone for team leader positions
  • All work orders and timesheets are in an easy electronic system. NO PAPERWORK.
  • Safety and skills training and safety equipment
  • Work outside with your hands, create beautiful projects and make a difference
  • Safe and well-maintained trucks and equipment that make your job easy.
  • Check-in meetings and annual evaluations with management to ensure both parties are reaping benefit from working together.
  • Paid for professional development and continuing education (We pay for the education PLUS bonus you for becoming certified!)
  • Full-time, year-round positions
  • Fun, family-like work environment
  • Personal development (we’ve done financial, mindfulness and other courses)
  • Company-sponsored events and end of year family dinner!
  • And more!

Our Hell Yes Team Members & Apprentices have the following qualities:

  • Resonates with our core values:
    • First-Class Service
    • Pride in Craftsmanship
    • Grow and Glow
    • Enrich Lives
    • Eco-Centric
    • Check out more on our core values here
  • Passion for plants + construction
  • Maintains positive environment
  • Quick learner, willing to learn
  • Is accountable & reliable
  • Follow basic directions + directives
  • Follows all company policies
  • Ability to work unsupervised
  • Can do physical work all day
  • Enjoys working outdoors/all weather conditions
  • No physical limitations
  • Can lift 20-60lbs
  • Comfortable driving company vehicles with trailers
  • Ability to operate heavy machinery
  • Knows proper install + maintain techniques

Our Hell Yes Leaders have/can/know All of the team member and apprentice list, plus:

  • Excellent management + leadership skills
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Strong communication, written + verbal
  • Thorough construction + landscape knowledge
  • Accept direction and improvement areas
  • A deep understanding of IOD processes
  • Read plans
  • Knows company systems
  • Understand mechanics
  • Interact with English-speaking clients
  • Solve problems
  • Operate all machinery in all conditions
  • Complete job with little oversight from others
  • Onsite problem solving
  • Handle any issues and great at problem solving
  • Computer literate

What It's Like to Be a Member of the Inside Out Team

When Andrea and Michael Mueller founded Inside Out Landscape Design in 2007 to serve Frankfort and the surrounding area, they brought a lifetime of horticulture experience with them. They wanted to raise the standard for landscaping in Central Kentucky, and they focused on delivering high-quality designs and installations with the underlying purpose of enriching people's lives with those outdoor spaces, creating places where people can gather to spend time with family and friends in nature. They bring that level of connection, personalized customer care, and love of the outdoors into our work family, as well.

Frankfort, Kentucky Landscaping Contractors

As a member of our team, you matter to us. Your health and safety are important, and we strive to create a family-like work environment where everyone is supported and appreciated. We believe in work-life balance, which is why we don't work nights or weekends (we often have half day or full day Fridays off, too)—we want our clients and our employees to have time to spend outside with their family and friends! We work hard and strive for excellence, but we have fun, too, and you'll enjoy company-sponsored gatherings and outings.

We believe in lifelong learning, and you'll have opportunities to earn certifications and learn new skills as you explore your unique landscaping interests. Every member of our team is highly valued for their unique experience and insight. Share your ideas as you develop in your role, and tell us about your goals, so we can support and encourage them.

You'll have everything you need to succeed at Inside Out Landscape Design, from job training, consistent communication, and a proven process along with a uniform, boots, coats, and all the equipment you need to do your job safely and efficiently. We want you to enjoy your work, so don't hesitate to let us know what gear or tools you need.

Landscape Construction Careers

JOB TITLE CERTIFICATIONS, LICENSE SKILLS + ABILITIES THE WORK PAYSCALE, BASE PAY BENEFITS
APPRENTICE 1Driver's license, clean record
  • Resonates with IOD core values
  • Passion for plants + construction
  • Quick learning, willing to learn
  • Is accountable & reliable
  • Can do physical work all day
  • Enjoys working outdoors/all weather conditions
  • Follow basic directions + directives
  • No physical limitations
  • Maintains positive environment
  • Can lift 20-60lbs
  • Can use simple tools (shovel, etc)
  • Can operate small equipment
  • Can read tape measure
  • Follows all company policies
  • Min. average 3.5 score on evaluation
  • All daily job duties for main, land, hard
  • Clean trucks and equipment
  • Load & unload trucks
  • Interns work with all levels
  • Put materials in proper location
$12-15/hr
$24-30,000
  • 100% health insurance
  • 401k match 4%
  • No weekends, EVER
  • 10 days PTO (5 days + week at Christmas) at 1 year
  • Be valued
  • Personal + professional development
  • Meaningful Work, Community Driven
APPRENTICE 21st aid/CPR trainingAll of Apprentice 1 plus:
  • Comfortable driving company vehicles with trailers
  • Ability to operate heavy machinery
  • Knows proper install + maintenance techniques
  • Ability to drive a standard shift
  • Can accept direction and improvement areas
All of Apprentice 1 plus:
  • Quality installation & main techniques
  • Maintain clean work site
  • Manage tools
  • Maintain truck & equipment
$15-18/hr
$30-36,000
All of Apprentice 1 plus:
  • 10-16 days
  • PTO hourly
LEADER IN TRAINING1st level of ICPI, NALP, Pesticide Applicator LicenseAll of Apprentice 2 plus:
  • Thorough construction + landscape knowledge
  • Deep understanding of IOD processes
  • Knows company systems
  • Understand mechanics
  • Interacts with English-speaking clients
  • Can be left on site without foreman
  • Solves problems
All of Apprentice 2 plus:
  • Can oversee loading trucks + some job tasks
  • Ensure all equip, materials are loaded
  • Job reporting/clocking and out
  • Teach others on crew
  • Can work independently
$18-20/hr
$35-40,000/yr
All of Apprentice 2 plus:
  • 10-16 days
  • PTO hourly
LEADERNALP, ICPI, NCMA, Other Industry CertificationAll of Apprentice, Foreman Support plus:
  • Can operate all machinery in all conditions
  • Can complete job with little oversight from others
  • Ability to work unsupervised
  • On site problem solving
  • Excellent management + leadership skills
  • Handle any issues, deeper problem solving
  • Strong organizational + communication
  • Computer literate
  • Strong communication, written + verbal
  • Effectively uses CRM program
All of Apprentice, Foreman Support plus:
  • Develop project plan, logistics, goals
  • Can layout, install from plans independently
  • Inspect job sites throughout
  • Manage crew (clock ins/outs, discipline, training, safety, etc)
  • Trains & leads other team members
  • Active role in company decisions
  • Evaluations for crew members w/ supervisor
  • Aids crew in productivity + efficiency
$20-27+/hr
$40-55,000+/yr
All of Apprentice, Foreman Support plus:
  • 13-20 days PTO hourly
  • 17-24 days PTO salary
  • company cell phone

Nursery Careers

JOB TITLE CERTIFICATIONS,
LICENSE
SKILLS + ABILITIES THE WORK PAYSCALE, BASE PAY BENEFITS
SALES &
PROJECT MANAGER
NALP Business Manager
Pesticide Applicator's License
ICPI and/or other job specific certs
  • High level craftsmenship, job knowledge
  • Advanced planning + coordination skills
  • Advanced problem solving skills
  • High level leadership, loves people
  • Efficient, Great time management
  • Ability to work unsupervised
  • Operate irr, light, pool controls Advanced customer service skills
All of Foreman, Appren, CoForeman plus:
  • Guides or is Production Manager
  • Commerical job sales, est, prop
  • Maintenance job sales, est, prop
  • Non-design job sales, est, prop
  • Review + input for design est, prop
  • Manage evals and raises
  • Runs weekly safety meetings
  • Manages 4 or more crews
  • Ensure material & equipment loaded
  • Plan, inspect and audit job sites
  • Help business with cost saving
  • Plans logistics of all jobs, directs crews
  • Safety and install training
  • Attend trade conferences
$50-65,000+/yr
  • 17-24 days
  • PTO salary
PLANT SPECIALIST/
GROWER
Any applicable
to field Pesticide
Applicator's License
  • Resonates with IOD core values
  • Passion for plants + quality
  • Organization + planning
  • Efficient, great time management
  • Ability to work unsupervised
  • Knows proper pruning techniques
  • Operate equipment/help load
  • Quick learning, willing to learn
  • Is accountable & reliable
  • Able to stand/do physical work most of the day
  • Maintains positive environment
  • Follow directions + directives
  • Computer literate, Excel
  • Valid driver's license, clean record
  • Pulls/tags stock for crew loading
  • Organizes, tags materials for jobs on lot
  • Maintains nursery stock/irrigation system
  • Maintain fert schedule/pest control
  • Grows plants from seed and plug
  • Unloads incoming stock
  • Inventory of in-house plant material
  • Job site maintenance and/or annual plant installation
  • Help oversee maintenance job/quality
  • Maintains gardens on property, mow
  • Greenhouse/cold organization/cleaning
  • Delivery of materials/equipment to jobs
  • Participate + oversee invasive removal
  • Replacements on jobs
  • Community engagement events
$18-25/hr or $36-50,000/yr
  • 10-16 days PTO if FT
  • 401k match 4%
  • Personal + professional development
LANDSCAPE
SUPPORT
LOGISTICS & NURSERY MANAGER
NALP Business Manager Pesticide Applicator's LicenseAll of Plant Specialist/Grower plus:
  • High level leadership, motivates team
  • Strong communication, written + verbal
Oversee Plant Specialist/Grower plus: Some of Field Spr/Production Manager plus:
  • All crew, schedule, material logistics
  • Schedules all jobs, coord w/ off mgr
  • Material ordering/scheduling
  • Ordering, pulling and tagging materials
  • Coordinate rental and other equipment
  • Plan, inspect, audit maintenance jobs
  • Delivery of equipment and materials
  • Oversee nursery stock maintenance + shops
  • Audit job materials and hours, keep
  • crews informed of time remaining
  • Oversee/do shop fabrication/mechanic
  • Oversee/coordinate job replacements
  • Oversee safety program, manual
  • Vehicle/equip purchases/sales
  • SynkedUP - approve timesheets
  • Manage evals and raises w/pro mgr
  • Snow removal scheduling/coordinate
$50-65,000+/yr17-24+ days PTO

Office and Design Careers

JOB TITLE CERTIFICATIONS,
LICENSE
SKILLS + ABILITIES THE WORK PAYSCALE, BASE PAY BENEFITS
OFFICE
SUPPORT
Any certs applicable to job
  • Quickbooks
  • Marketing
  • Resonates with IOD core values
  • Passion for plants + construction
  • Ability to work unsupervised
  • Quick learning, willing to learn
  • Is accountable & reliable
  • Ability to multi-task
  • Can work at a desk most/all day
  • Maintains positive environment
  • Follow directions + directives
  • Outlook, Office, very computer literate
  • Follows all company policies
  • Min. average 3.5 score on evaluation
  • Client communications
  • Answer phones and client ?'s
  • Schedule jobs w/ Landscape Support
  • Create design & job folders
  • Semi-annual client follow ups
  • Executive assistant duties
  • PlantMaster presentations
  • Input data, new pricing yearly
  • Marketing, social media
  • Canva, ads, presentations, graphics
  • Website maintenance, updates
  • Job ads
  • Update SOP's, job descriptions, to do list
  • Order uniforms, supplies
  • Schedule events in calendar
  • Trip & company events planning
  • Maintain CEU data
  • Paperwork for contractors
  • Office organization
$15-18/hr
$30-36,000
  • 16-22 days PTO if FT
  • 2-9 days PTO if PT
  • 401k match 4%
  • No weekends, EVER
  • Be valued
  • Personal + professional development
  • Meaningful Work, Community Driven
OFFICE
ADMIN/ BOOKKEEPER
Any certs applicable to job
  • Quickbooks
  • Marketing
  • Quickbooks
  • SynkedUP
All of Office Support plus:
  • Payroll/401K A/R, A/P, Bookkeeping
  • Monthly, Qrtly, and Annual Taxes
  • Estimates, Proposals, Invoicing
  • Budgets for review
  • HR, set up new hires, etc
$18-28/hr
$40-56,000/yr
Same as Office Support
DESIGN SUPPORTAny certs applicable to job
  • Vectorworks
  • Resonates with IOD core values
  • Passion for plants + construction
  • Ability to work unsupervised
  • Quick learning, willing to learn
  • Is accountable & reliable
  • Can work at a desk most/all day
  • Maintains positive environment
  • Follow directions + directives
  • Knowledge of VW Software (2D + 3D)
  • Ability to use measuring equipment
  • Outlook, Office, very computer literate
  • Follows all company policies
  • Min. average 3.5 score on evaluation
  • Measures job sites for designs
  • Inputs site info + measures into Vectorworks
  • Construction drawings for crews/build
  • Assist with estimates, takeoffs, pres
  • Maintains + updates VW libraries
  • Excel master plant list
  • Writing, blog
  • Other marketing
$16-25/hr
$36-50,000/yr
  • 16-22 days PTO
  • 401k match 4%
  • No weekends, EVER
  • Be valued
  • Personal + professional development
  • Meaningful Work, Community Driven
LEAD DESIGNERAPLD and/or ASLA, VectorworksAll of design support plus:
  • High design style and ability
  • Great at sales, meets sales goals
  • Leadership
  • Understands project budgets
  • Deep plant and hardscape knowledge
  • Extensive grade and topography knowledge
  • Hardscape and materials knowledge
  • High level drainage knowledge
  • Clear communication
Knowledge of all other positions All of design support plus:
  • Design and sales
  • Assist with marketing materials
  • Oversee evals and raises for Design Support
  • Attend trade conferences
  • Specify materials
  • Create construction documents
  • Complete takeoffs
  • Review/Create estimates and proposals
  • Oversee + direct some office staff and design support
$60-80,000/yr
  • 16-22 days PTO
  • 401k match 4%
  • No weekends, EVER
  • Be valued
  • Personal + professional development
  • Meaningful Work, Community Driven

Get to Know the Company Owners:

Andrea & Michael Mueller

Andrea and Michael Mueller started Inside Out Landscape Design in their home before growing the company enough to move to a dedicated office space in 2011. Those humble beginnings came with a big vision: to offer ecologically responsible landscaping solutions and give their neighbors the opportunity to spend more time outdoors in beautiful spaces made especially for them. That's exactly what they're doing throughout Central Kentucky today.

Andrea grew up in the horticulture industry, working alongside her father, Charlie, in what was then Kentucky's largest nursery—a nursery he founded. She went on to earn a BA in design at the University of Kentucky; she's also Kentucky's only CPLD Certified Landscape Designer, and she's certified in Sustainable Site Pavement Systems.

After studying horticulture at the University of Maryland, Michael spent nearly two decades managing landscape crews in Kentucky and became Vice President at Charlie's nursery. With his extensive knowledge and experience in landscape and hardscape installation, garden care, tree spading, and drainage solutions, he oversees our large projects and subcontracted work while preparing bids and estimates.

Together, their wealth of knowledge and commitment to ongoing education and professional certification has attracted a team of hard-working horticulture and construction experts who build incredible outdoor spaces for Central Kentucky residents. If you'd like to join us, apply today!

Landscaping Jobs in Frankfort, Serving Central Kentucky

Frankfort is our home, but we're proud to serve the Central Kentucky region. You'll find our sustainable landscapes throughout these nearby areas:

Lexington Louisville Goshen Prospect Versailles Lawrenceburg Shelbyville Midway Georgetown Frankfort

Start Your Career with Inside Out

Your passion for horticulture is welcome here! If you're ready to start a long-term career that gets you involved in the community with a company that encourages your personal and professional development, we hope you apply today. Take a closer look at the landscaping jobs we have available—we look forward to meeting you!