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New Jersey Landscape Contractors Association
Steven is the President of Lawns By Yorkshire Inc.
He is an active member of NAIOP, BOMA, CAI, and SIMA.
Among his current affiliations Steven has recently formed the Cohen - Jomides foundation and has pledged $15,000.00 of scholarship monies over the next three years for students entering the green industry.
Steven Jomides, founder and president of Lawns by Yorkshire in Westwood, N.J., says contracts and/or requests for proposals (RFP) are more unilateral than ever.
: "The indemnification clause is most important."
This is a challenge and is handled on a case-by-case basis, says Jomides
: "In some cases we end up having to walk away from bids.
: "We need to weigh the exposure, how much we can control and the upside on the finance side.
Westwood based award-winning Lawns by ...
Westwood based award-winning Lawns by Yorkshire (http://www.lawnsbyyorkshire.com) Chief Executive Officer Steven Jomides and his wife, Andrea, have partnered with NBA star Shane Battier and his wife, Heidi, and their philanthropic organization, The Battier Take Charge Foundation, http://www.takechargefoundation.com to provide at-risk high school students with leadership skills training, higher education opportunities and scholarships for college.
Steven Jomides, CEO of Lawns By Yorkshire, said, "Shane and Heidi are such ardent advocates for at-risk young people and promoters of higher education at a time when so many kids need their help.
Lawns by ...
Lawns by Yorkshire's Steven Jomides has achieved success with a track record of excellence, as well as through a commitment to community.
According to Jomides
employs approximately 150 people on the "green side," while that number balloons to 300-plus on the "white side," including some independent contractors to supplement their fleet and staff.
Complementing the busy three-season lawn business with snow management makes perfect business sense, but the thrill and unknown of winter really drives Jomides
through some inhospitable weather.
"The excitement and challenge," he
says are his
favorite things about battling snow.
"No two events are the same.
There are so many factors that need to be considered to manage each event and the days following."
currently maintains a high percentage of multi-family sites, look for more commercial sites to be added in the coming years.
"We are striving to create an equal balance of the two," Jomides
"They are a major player in my personal growth and development, which bleeds over into my leadership qualities at work," Jomides
says of Andrea and the kids.
While many spouses and children may feel widowed or orphaned during the demanding snow season, Andrea says her
relationship with Steven
has only gotten stronger over the years.
and I have a great relationship that continues to grow," Andrea says.
Both kids have since stopped training, but Steven
and I are going strong more than 10 years later, having just recently earned our third degree black belt."
To paraphrase Voltaire: With great success comes great responsibility.
has given back to both his
industry and community.
He has lectured from time to time to pass on what he's learned in the business, and has taken the time to sit on boards and committees, as well.
community has benefitted financially and physically, as Jomides
has donated money as well as his
time as a volunteer.
"Enter into this and/or any field with a strong financial background," Jomides
"Take the time before to properly educate yourself and work for others and soak up as much as you can.
Study and create a solid business plan.
Once you are involved in the day-to-day to launch your business, it becomes challenging to go back to do this."
For Andrea, Jomides'
"creativity in his
approach" makes him stand out among his
has expanded his
business well beyond the immediate scope through his
creative sponsorships/partnerships and networking," she
recognized a way to increase his
client base and company exposure through business-to-business networking.
And for Steven
, it's an organic process.
enjoys connecting people, and his
entrepreneurial mind sees opportunity before it's obvious.
has made profound impact to his
business footprint/potential through promotional concepts that establish value in aligning brands outside the landscape industry," Andrea added.
"The value added and exposure is significant and so different from what this industry has ever done.
is visionary in this way."
As for improving the industry ... it cannot fall on one or two people to set the standards, according to Jomides
"People can make the snow-removal industry better," he
"It takes a village (many people).
If each one of us operates using best practices, the industry as a whole will continue to be better."
After all these years in the business, Jomides
is still going strong and continues to look ahead.
Like The Boss on that late 80s tour, he's
"Tougher than the Rest."
Burke Hammonds, Vice President at Lawns By Yorkshire, has known Jomides for almost eight years - initially as a respected competitor within the landscape/snow removal industry and now as leader of this fast growing organization.
is dedicated to his family, which translates to his staff, which allows us to enjoy the precious time we have watching our children grow up," Hammonds says of his boss.
is a businessman with an abundance of entrepreneurial spirit, peppered with exceptional drive and motivation to succeed," she
"One of his
favorite words is 'perseverance.' We hear it all the time whenever something difficult is accomplished with continued effort … 'perseverance.'"
is really good at sharing experiences and examples of persevering toward success … our kids have heard it often and witnessed the results," Andrea added.
"They understand these attributes are part of a strong foundation, which is critical to their personal and professional success.
Applying these learnings in whatever path they choose, is what we want for them."
understanding with his
kids carries over to his
philosophy on managing the team at work.
"I try to instill that while snow management is time sensitive, we need to be realistic," he
is always looking into new ways to improve our business, whether it's new technology that came out or input from other employees," she
is passionate about Lawns
and has extremely high expectations for its imprint, internally and externally," she
doesn't expect from others what he
has not/does not do.
responsibility as a business owner and recognizes the sum of its parts and the significant contributions of each individual at his
company - in all levels.
often expresses to me, his
appreciation for individuals and the impact of their personal efforts," Andrea added.
surrounds himself with smart people and listens in order to learn from them.
recognizes the role of a leader is not necessarily to know everything, but to find/tap the people who do."
Hammonds rattled off a list to describe Steven Jomides
, the businessman.
... it's quite refreshing.
cites increasingly more demanding client expectations, coupled with downward pricing pressure, as his
greatest challenges, no major disappointments come to mind ... an enviable position to be in after a quarter century in the industry.
And when in doubt, Steven
has a great sense of humor and makes us all laugh.
is also serious about how his
children contribute to the overall success of the family and home, with emphasis on managing responsibility."
Brooklyn Borough President Marty ...
Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz, Brooklyn Parks Commissioner Kevin Jeffrey, former NETS center Darryl Dawkins, and Lawns by Yorkshire CEO Steven Jomides today attended a ceremony in Fort Greene Park to celebrate nearly 300 trees being ...
Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz, Congressman Edolphus "Ed" Towns, Brooklyn Parks Commissioner Kevin Jeffrey, former NETS center Darryl Dawkins, and Lawns by Yorkshire CEO Steven Jomides will attend a ceremony to celebrate nearly 300 trees ...
NETS center Brook Lopez, NETS Dancers, team mascot Sly, and team staff members will join Lawns by Yorkshire CEO Steven Jomides and representatives of his company, along with representatives of Branch Brook Park for a day of tree planting and service ...