Every day when he goes to work as the general manager of E.J. Jaxtimer’s landscape division, Rob Kennedy knows that moving his family to the Cape in search of a new career was absolutely the right move.
Kennedy left behind a career in retail management and on a whim, applied for a landscaping job. “I didn’t know much at all, but pretty soon I just caught the landscaping bug,” says Kennedy.
“I loved it all: being outside, working with plants, making customers happy. Fifteen years later, I have gained all the knowledge I can, taken certification, after certification. I’ve worked my way up.”
Kennedy says that E.J. Jaxtimer was behind him every step of the way. “I always have the full support of E.J. and his family,” says Kennedy. “This is a true family business. They want you to succeed.” Kennedy notes that this generosity also extends to the wider community, where E.J. and his family are widely known for substantial charitable work.
E.J. Jaxtimer offers all their customers a full-services approach, providing every kind of residential support option imaginable, starting with the home’s construction, and then providing year-round maintenance. “Our landscape division is unique because we are teamed with a building company,” says Kennedy. “Jaxtimer has a well-known Mid-Cape niche for building fine waterfront homes, and our ideal situation is that the company builds the house, installs the landscaping, and then we maintain the property for all four seasons. Today, we have more than 100 accounts where we provide such services.”