Careers at Russell Lands On Lake Martin

Join The

Russell Lands Family

A major employer in the Lake Martin area, Russell Lands currently has over 600 employees, and that number grows to more than 800 over the summer months when guests are here enjoying the lake. In addition to our real estate entities, Russell Lands and Lake Martin Realty, our portfolio of businesses includes Willow Point Golf & Country Club, SpringHouse, Catherine’s Market, Kowaliga Restaurant, The Stables, Russell Marine, Russell Home Décor, Russell Do it Center/Russell Building Supply, Pineywoods Mulch, and Russell Materials.

Teamwork and mutual respect compose the cornerstone that ensures success for the Russell Lands family of brands and all of our team members. We are looking for people with a genuine “can do” approach to making other people happy. We are proud of what we do and are always looking for opportunities to exceed the expectations of our guests and our team.

Working with Russell Lands means working with an organization that strives to maintain the highest standards of quality for its customers and employees. The company takes pride in promoting the professional growth of its employees through learning opportunities and supporting career development.



Russell Lands will create an exceptional community in this very special place—where folks can return to a simpler time, whether making this their permanent home, a weekend getaway, or a place to visit.

We will develop our land in a manner responsible to nature with an unwavering commitment to our environment, our residents, our communities and our employees.

Our team will consist of those with drive, determination and a demonstrated passion for the land and our company.



Russell Lands will become the destination for those who want to experience and create memories of a simpler time in a fun, relaxing community that is respectful to the land.

Core Values:

  • We do what we say we are going to do.
  • We are responsible to the land.
  • We are responsible to our employees, treating them with respect. We act responsibly in our relationships with others.
  • We are proud of our heritage, our company and our land, and our choices will be guided with the utmost integrity.



Benefits are available to full-time employees of Russell Lands. Benefits vary by employee classification and may include:

Time Off

Vacation, holiday and sick days


Health, vision, dental and life insurance


Direct deposit of salary


Long-term and short-term disability insurance


401(k) retirement program


Employee discounts at many company-owned businesses

Earn While

You Learn

An American Culinary Federation Education Foundation (ACFEF) Apprenticeship Program through Russell Lands provides on-the-job learning combined with technical classroom instruction. Apprentices work full-time under a qualified supervising chef at one of our unique venues and receive their education.

Why should I become an apprentice at Russell Lands?

  • Participate in an “earn while you learn” approach
  • Receive mentoring from qualified professional chefs
  • Develop documented culinary skills that are transferable within the industry
  • Graduate with ACF professional Certified Fundamentals Cook®, Certified Culinarian®, or Certified Sous Chef® designations
  • Earn higher wages and have better job opportunities

“Russell Lands is glad to be able to contribute to our community, and the hospitality community at large, as an ACF apprenticeship site. We’re excited to work with those interested in culinary arts and related fields.”
— Chris Doggett, C.E.C., program chair and sponsoring chef, Russell Lands

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