Best Places To Work—SOLitude Lake Management

by Ryan Miller

By Ryan Miller

2844 Crusader Cir. #450, Virginia Beach

11849 Tugboat Lane, Suite D, Newport News
SOLitude also has offices in Charlottesville, Fairfax and Richmond. Other locations include Arkansas, Colorado, Delaware, Maryland, Massachusetts, Mississippi, Missouri, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee and Texas.

Number of Employees
22 in Virginia

What They Do
SOLitude Lake Management is committed to providing full service lake and pond management services that improve water quality, preserve natural resources and reduce our environmental footprint. Some of their services include lake, pond and fisheries management programs, algae and aquatic weed control, mechanical harvesting, installation and maintenance of fountains and aeration systems, water quality testing and restoration, bathymetry, lake vegetation studies, biological assessments, habitat assessments, invasive species management and nuisance wildlife management.

In 2016, collectively, their staff volunteered 2,288 hours and donated $42,550.

Company Culture
SOLitude hires individuals who create a hardworking, fun-spirited vibe where employees have a true passion for what they do—for their clients, the environment and local communities. As an environmental company, they are passionate about providing sustainable solutions to their clients. Their community outreach program, The SOLution, encourages and rewards employees for volunteering in environmental cleanup events, educating youth on ecology, participating in sustainability and outdoor recreational activities and donating cash and goods to those in need.

The SOLution is a company-wide program to foster SOLitude Lake Management’s core values both inside and outside the workplace through volunteerism, activism and fundraising.

Formal Benefits
Health insurance
Life insurance
Disability insurance
Retirement plan with a company match
Quarterly performance incentives
Paid time off
Employee assistance program
Company vehicle
Cell phone reimbursement
Employee referral bonuses
Discount programs with various retailers
Generous profit sharing bonuses

Work Perks
Celebration of life events at work (birthdays, newlywed gifts, new baby gifts)
Company branded gear
SOL U (SOLitude University) professional development and teambuilding event
SOL Savings bonus for employees who discover a way to help the company be more efficient and save money
Expenses-paid holiday party weekend getaway for staff and their significant others, which includes fine hotel accommodations, dinners, parties, gifts and awards
Milestone Anniversary Dinners with the CEO
The SOLution program rewards staff for their volunteering efforts and provides matching donations to charities
Paid time off to volunteer
Happy hours and team socials
Flexible work schedule
Telecommuting options

The staff from Newport News and Virginia Beach offices gather at the Virginia Peninsula Foodbank once a month from October to April to assemble bags of food for a BackPack program, which provides children in underprivileged neighborhoods with nutritious food to take home on the weekends and holidays.

Why I Love My Job
“SOLitude is the most wonderful company that I’ve ever worked for, with a unique culture and strong set of core values that is encompassed in all that we do.” —Tracy Fleming, Director of Marketing

Visit SOLitude’s career page to learn about available positions.

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