Our Team

Matthew Hogue

President and CEO

RJ Osborne

Operations Manager

EJ Wood

VP Business Development

Chris Koops

Lead Designer

Ernie Garcia


Jacob Miller

Maintenance Supervisor

Judy Alfaro

Office Manager

Hogue Landscape Services President and CEO Matthew Hogue has been in the high-end design build landscape architecture industry and managed one of the city’s premier firms for over 14 years prior to forming his own namesake firm in 2019: Hogue Landscape Services. Working on projects throughout River Oaks, Memorial, West University Place, The Woodlands, Bellaire and the Heights, Matthew learned that attention to detail and high quality products and craftsmanship, coupled with extraordinary customer service, is the key to success.

Matthew is a proud graduate of the C.T. Bauer College of Business at the University of Houston where he was named one of 27 top graduating seniors university wide. You will find him on campus regularly cheering on his beloved Coogs and supporting several programs as a proud alumni and Corbin J. Robertson Society member. Besides his love for the University of Houston, Matthew also enjoys spending time working with children at the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo via the Calf Scramble committee and as a director of the S & S Club, Inc., a local 501(c)(3) non-profit he helped create that provides funds for youth and education.

Matthew lives in Oak Forest with his wife Laura, daughter Amberly, son Matthew Jr. and cavapoo JJ.

RJ Osborne is the new Operations Manager at HLS. He comes to us from the Oil and Gas industry.  After working for the largest petroleum logistics company in the world for the last twelve years, he felt it was time for a change.  He decided to take the opportunity to work with the greatest Landscape Services business in the city of Houston, Hogue Landscape Services. RJ was born and raised in Mankato, Minnesota.  After graduating high school he entered into the Air Force where he served our country proudly for four years.  Eventually he ended up in Texas where he met his wife Katie.  They have two sons Oakley and Cannon.  In his free time he loves to watch sports(Go Vikings!), coach and play sports, travel with his wife and family, and spend time with his friends going to concerts and other events.

You can reach RJ at RJ@hoguels.com.

EJ Wood is the Vice President of Business Development for Hogue Landscape Services. He oversees project management, sales, and marketing for the firm, capitalizing on his wealth of knowledge and experience in the Design/Build Landscape Architecture and Construction industry. EJ’s role is to build relationships and develop new business with prospective clients, as well as to work closely with all sales, client management, field operations, and design team staff to affect positive change and influence on the key success factors of the business. EJ graduated with honors from Arizona State University with a BS in Political Science and Economics, and is an alumnus of the Sigma Chi fraternity. In his spare time, EJ enjoys spending time with his fiancé Liana, playing and performing music, and serving as a volunteer for the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo on the Greeters Calf Scramble Committee.

You can reach EJ at EJ@hoguels.com

Chris Koops graduated from Texas A&M University, class of ’94, with a degree in Landscape Architecture. He has been working at residential design/build companies since graduation. Chris has had a lifelong interest and love of plants.  Even as a child he spent time in the garden and won garden awards.  He knows plants and landscaping, AND HE GETS EXCITED ABOUT THEM and what they can do to transform your home.  Beside his encyclopedic knowledge of plants, he knows the Houston landscape industry and can bring in specialists from Hogue and many other firms to solve any of your landscaping challenges, big and small, with care and value.

Chris enjoys spending time with his wife and three daughters, watching the Astros and other sports...and--you guessed it--spending time in his garden.

Chris can be reached at Chris@hoguels.com.

Ernie Garcia graduated from Texas A&M University (class of '96) in 1997 with a degree in landscape architecture.  He has worked at both design/build residential companies and commercial/multifamily offices.  He produces his design and construction documents both by hand as well as in Auto-CAD.  He is also a licensed irrigator (LI0006987).  He enjoys running and portrait drawing.    He once shot a man in Reno just to watch him die.

Ernie can be reached at Ernie@hoguels.com .

Jacob Miller is an experienced landscape professional and current maintenance supervisor at Hogue Landscape Services. He began working in the industry over seven years ago. Jacob takes pride in providing excellent customer service and strives to lead the company in landscape and maintenance. In his free time, Jacob enjoys spending time with his one year old son, Elijah and his wife, Kaylie

Jacob can be reached at Jacob@hoguels.com.

Judy Alfaro is the Office Manager at Hogue Landscape Services, LLC Born and raised in Houston, Texas and having parents with small businesses, Judy developed a passion for helping small business owners and individuals grow their financial and administrative well-being.

Working in banking and putting herself through college, she gained an Associate of Science degree in Engineering Science and was Treasurer of the Mathematical Association of America at University of Houston-Downtown Chapter. Coming from a hard-working family she values integrity and embraces the challenges the demands of business can bring. Judy loves Post-Impressionist Art, astronomy, cooking and spending time with her fiancé and children.

Judy can be reached at Judy@hoguels.com.