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Josh Flynn

Josh Flynn April 28, 2021 78


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Josh Flynn, CEO of Seabreeze Property Services headquartered in Portland, ME, grew up loving the outdoors and spending the majority of his time in the woods or on his grandparents 4 acre cut flower farm on the banks of the Spurwink river in his hometown of Scarborough. While being most comfortable playing in the dirt, there wasn’t a clear cut career path for where he would end up until well after he left home. A need to explore the world beyond New England, he attended the University of Richmond in Richmond, VA graduating with an Environmental Studies degree after an initial track in business didn’t have the right feel about it.

Before graduation he made the commitment to join the United States Peace Corps and fulfilled a 27 month term serving as an Environmental Education and Conservation volunteer in Pindoty, Paraguay, a small farming community an hour bus ride away from the capital of Asuncion. There he gained the practical skills along with leadership abilities only enhanced by conducting everything in an adopted language. Returning to the United States included a 4 month spell of piecing part-time jobs together before returning to his roots at Wollam Gardens, a commercial cut flower farm outside of Washington D.C. There he continued to grow his managerial skills and spent 3 years growing the business and serving as it’s General Manager.

Returning to Maine in 2016, after a short stint in retail and a small landscape company, he joined Seabreeze and through the course of 4 years went from supervisor to CEO of one the region’s largest landscaping and winter maintenance companies. He hopes to continue to grow the company and provide the best opportunities for those interested in a career in landscaping as well as the highest quality service in the area. He tries to use his story as an example when explaining what’s possible in this industry as a career and through dedication, constantly learning, and hard work anyone has the chance to grow and become a leader.

He continues to serve his community by volunteering with Junior Achievement as well as the Good Shepherd food bank. He also currently serves as an executive committee member for MELNA, the Maine Landscape and Nurserymen’s Association.

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Josh Flynn

Josh Flynn, CEO of Seabreeze Property Services headquartered in Portland, ME, grew up loving the outdoors and spending the majority of his time in the woods or on his grandparents 4 acre cut flower farm on the banks of the Spurwink river in his hometown of Scarborough. While being most comfortable playing in the dirt, there wasn’t a clear cut career path for where he would end up until well after he left home. A need to explore the world beyond New England, he attended the University of Richmond in Richmond, VA graduating with an Environmental Studies degree after an initial track in business didn’t have the right feel about it.

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