At the heart of Buck Jones Nursery has always been our employees. They’re more than co-workers, they are a family. Some have been with us for years. Others are fairly new. But no matter their tenure, we want you, our customers, to know them.
Here, we will highlight our employees with some questions and answers.
Our first introduction is Josh Marlette.
How long have you been at Buck Jones Nursery? Almost five years.
What is your position at Buck Jones Nursery? If you’ve held multiple positions, what have they been? Now – Allied Manager, Previously – Allied Sales, Driver, Plant Yard Sales
What’s your favorite part of your job? I love the variety each day brings plus we have some of my favorite customers I have ever dealt with at any job.
Tell us a little about yourself and your family. Well, I have a mom, brother, and sister, and nephews, and nieces. Plus a whole lot of extended family. I am the baby of 51 first cousins on my dad’s side!
Do you have a favorite song lyric or quote? If so, what does it mean to you? Float on. It’s tattooed on my left wrist and has sort of become my mantra. As someone that has fought depression all of my adult life, it is something that I’m very passionate about. That phrase comes from a song title from the 90’s and that song has resonated with me for a long time.
What do you like to do in your spare time? (Hobbies, volunteer work, etc.) I love the outdoors, I follow sports car racing like my life depends on it, I worked in animal rescue for about 7 years and still help out when I can, I do love to nerd out though and play a video or board game with friends or watch movies.
How do you balance your career at Buck Jones and family? Once the work day ends, I turn work off until I clock back in. Everyone at Buck Jones is good about putting family and personal life first so it isn’t hard to turn it off at the end of the day. There is a genuine interest in employee well-being here and that goes a long way.
What is something most people don’t know about you? I have never ridden a bicycle nor did I ever learn how.
If you could have a superpower, what would it be? Super speed or flight.
Do you have a favorite sports team? If so, who is it? Oakland Raiders, Atlanta United, and IMSA racing in general