Scot Tolson - Branch Manager
Landscape Industry Since: 1998
Signature Landscape Since: 2019
Scot was raised with landscape in his blood. He was very close to his grandparents who had an extensive garden and landscape where he learned many different aspects of landscape installation and maintenance. His uncle, a Landscape Architect, put the designs together for his grandparents’ and parents’ homes, and Scot helped his family install these designs. Scot’s love of landscape started very early and continues today.
Scot grew up in Olathe, Kansas and graduated from Olathe North High School. The summer after his senior year he started his first job in the commercial landscape field, where he worked for the City of Overland Park in the Parks Maintenance Division. Maintaining parks and athletic fields is what piqued his interest in a career in the landscape field. During the summers he worked as a seasonal employee, while attending Kansas State University and majoring in parks management and conservation.
After graduation Scot took a position with a local landscape company where he learned and developed his skills as Turf Manager. From this position, he grew his career there until he became the Turf Division Manager, where he oversaw the mowing, turf, and renovation departments. After this, he moved into the role of Operations Manager, then Vice President, still in the same industry.
One of the reasons Scot is so passionate about the green industry is that he believes this industry provides a great opportunity for those directly out of high school, offering a growing career for those who may not attend college. The ability to promote people from within has always interested Scot, and he enjoys showing people the way to win! One of his mottos is, “We either win, or we learn.”
In 2019, Scot came to Signature Landscape as a Branch Manager. At Signature, he combines his love for working outdoors with leading a team who he enjoys encouraging and developing.
While not working, you can find Scot with his wife, two kids, and two dogs attending a youth sporting event, camping, or gardening in his yard.