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, daughters Amberly and Caroline, son Matthew Jr. and cavapoo JJ.
Hogue Landscape Services has always been on the forefront of elevating the Houston landscape, and our latest move is no different. We are proud to introduce our Turf Ambassadors: a group of six local offensive linemen who signed NIL deals with us because they trust in our products and services.
These linemen include: Patrick Paul, Reuben Unije, Cam’Ron Johnson, Tank Jenkins, Jack Freeman and Lance Robinson.
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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.
Originally from northwestern Pennsylvania, Jodi planted her roots in Texas in 1997, after her family was transferred to Dallas with Quaker State Corporation. Searching for her next adventure in life she came upon an opportunity with a small landscape company and quickly found out that you could build a fruitful career and get to work outside! That was all it took; she was in it for the long-haul! Jodi began to educate herself on all aspects of the industry including accounting, HR, operations management, purchasing, sales, design, marketing, fleet management, project management, strategic planning, and executive leadership. This invested effort has made her a consummate professional with experience in all aspects of the landscape industry. Her career has included virtually all sectors of the industry and she is an endless source of knowledge to both clients and internal teams.
Jodi is a licensed irrigation technician and a Texas Certified Landscape Professional. She enjoys involvement in industry associations, such as TNLA where she served on the board of region IV for 7 years including the role of chairman for 2 of those years.
In November of 2019 Jodi relocated to Houston with her husband Nicholas, who also works in the landscape industry. Family and friends drew them here to start a new chapter in their lives and careers.
They really enjoy anything that has to do with the outdoors. They love working in their own garden, fishing, boating, and walking, with their Golden Retriever Lexington, in the many great park areas that Houston
Prior to joining Hogue Landscape Services in 2022, Jon worked in foodservice distribution and warehouse management for 25 years. Throughout his career, Jon has been responsible for managing both warehouse and transportation associates throughout the Southern United States and Mexico. Jon brings a vast knowledge of warehouse optimization and routing efficiencies that will help our team grow into the future.
Jon grew up in Tulsa Oklahoma. He attended The University of Oklahoma where he pursued a degree in Business Administration. He met his wife, Yvonne, while they were both attending OU and she has been following him in his career ever since. They have lived in Oklahoma, Arizona, Texas, Arkansas and now Texas again, although the first time in Texas was in Dallas. This year, Yvonne will be teaching at Lamar High School. Jon is the proud father of 4 kids, 3 girls (Isabelle, Amaris and Veronica) and a boy (Conner). Houston is their new home, and they are all excited as they are getting settled into the Houston area.
When Jon is not at work, you will find him cheering on his kids in their pursuits or rooting for his Sooners. Jon is also very involved in running and is training for The Houston Marathon and for multiple triathlons. Jon will tell you that he has never watched a sport he did not like but is particularly fond of football and baseball (Go Astros!)
Jennifer has over 18 years of experience as an accounting professional whose areas of expertise include financial operations, financial and strategic planning, budget development and management. Her passion for accounting can be traced back to her pre-professional days. Throughout her high school years, she worked as an accounting assistant for her parents painting and remodeling business. After graduating high school, she immediately began her venture working outside of the family business for a few different business industry types. Though her accounting roles and titles were entry-level at that time, they were also short lived. Within 5 years of graduating high school, Jennifer’s hardworking, dependable, detail oriented and positive work ethic was recognized, and she transitioned into Full Charge Bookkeeper, Office Manager, HR Director, and Executive Secretary roles. Although she does not bring any experience or background working for a design landscape company particularly, she is confident that her accounting experience has provided her with broad expertise in the application of computerized accounting processes and generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP).
Jennifer also brings with her, extensive hands-on experience in management and business leadership. Jennifer attends yearly team building and leadership seminars, as well as time and stress management seminars. She believes that creating, building, and keeping a successful workplace team comes from having strong, positive, and successful leadership. As a mother of a 20-year-old son that she raised on her own for 15 of those years, she sincerely respects and understands the definition of leadership and success.
Jennifer enjoys spending most of her time with her son Dylan and has a passion for the outdoors, especially hunting and fishing. Jennifer is thrilled and proud to be a part of the Hogue Landscape Services team and encourages you to contact her should you have any accounting questions and/or concerns.
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.
Elliott Owen is a Business Development Manager for Hogue Landscaping Services. With almost 12 years of business development, project management and sales experience his role within the organization is to assist in the development of sales processes that will successfully influence key factors of the business. Elliott will work with internal departments to cultivate relationships that engage audiences and clients more deeply. He will proactively pursue new business and sales opportunities always reflecting company values in the process.
Elliott is a proud graduate of the C.T. Bauer College of Business at the University of Houston where he received his BBA in Marketing and a Sales Professional Certification from the Program for Excellence in Selling. In his spare time Elliott enjoys traveling and the outdoors, but most of all supporting his Houston Cougars in a variety of sports. GO COOGS!
Yazi is a skilled executive assistant with a focus on supporting the sales and marketing department and assisting with operations management. With 8 years of experience in customer service, accounting, and management, she entered the industry in 2018, initially contributing to her family’s business. Since 2021, she has served as a branch administrator specializing in commercial and residential landscaping. Yazi brings 5 years of sales experience and expertise in proposal execution, enabling her to effectively drive sales growth. Outside of her professional endeavors, she actively volunteers and engages with her community. With a background in HR, training, and development, Yazi possesses a well-rounded skill set that enhances her ability to assist with various aspects of business operations. With her strong administrative capabilities and dedication to community service, Yazi is an asset to the sales and marketing department.
Sheila Elwell has a Bachelor of Landscape Architecture Degree from Texas Tech University – 1981. She joins the Hogue team as a trusted advisor / mentor after 21 years of owning her own successful landscape design/build firm Zone Nine Landscape & Design. Sheila has identified over a three year process the Hogue team as an ideal partner to unite her clients and employees with as she looks towards retirement and the beaches of Galveston!
Sheila has a deep knowledge and proficiency of local design and design/build and landscape construction practices in Houston for the last 40 years. Previous titles prior to beginning her company Zone Nine Landscape & Design were National Sales Manager, Operations Manager, Estimating Manager, Design Team Manager and Sales Manager for three large high-end local companies. In her spare time and as quickly as she can completely retire, Sheila loves spending time in Galveston, hanging out with her daughter’s family and grandson, organic vegetable gardening, cycling, traveling and just plain having a good time!
Jacob is an experienced landscape professional with 8 years of industry expertise. He has honed his skills by working diligently in various roles, starting as a laborer and progressing to become a foreman, project manager, and ultimately a maintenance supervisor. Jacob’s commitment to his craft is evident through his hardworking nature and his passion for taking on new challenges. Beyond his professional endeavors, Jacob finds immense joy in his family life, cherishing his loving wife and two boys. When not immersed in his work or spending time with loved ones, Jacob can be found indulging in his favorite hobbies of fishing and relaxing at home.
Carl Walsh is the Project Director for Hogue Landscape Services, bringing with him a wealth of knowledge and experience to the HLS family. Growing up in Michigan, Carl started out mowing lawns during warm seasons. His passion for Landscape Architecture and Horticulture came from helping his neighbor, Mrs. Landes, who was head of the Garden Club of Michigan for ten years. The experience he had gained from helping her tend to her gardens is what ultimately fueled his passion to pursue a lifelong career in landscaping. After graduating with a degree in Horticulture in the fall of 1980 from Michigan State University, he moved to Houston, Texas and worked for some prominent design-build firms in landscape construction. In 1987, he opened up his own business in commercial maintenance, taking care of IBM, part of the Astrodome, the administration building for HISD, and other properties. In 1991, he sold his business and moved to Chicago, Illinois to be close to family. Over the next twenty-six years he honed his skills in residential maintenance and design-build, working for various high-end design-build firms from Northshore to Long Grove to Barrington, Illinois. In January of 2019, Carl decided to move back to Houston, Texas. Since being back, he has enjoyed seeing old friends in the industry, making new ones, and teaching new ones in the industry. Besides landscape work, Carl enjoys helping the community and looks forward to soon becoming a Houston Rotarian again after joining Rotary back in 1984 and over the last thirty-four years has been a Rotarian. Helping a Lions Club is also something he looks forward to doing since joining one in 2009 when he lived in Barrington, Illinois. In the future, Carl hopes to return to TNLA because he was a past president of the TALC in 1987, and on the State Board for two years. When Carl isn’t volunteering or working, he enjoys going to Antique, Classic & Muscle Car Shows.
Amy Sullivan-landscape architect and artist-received her Master of Landscape Architecture from the University of New Mexico and her BS in Maritime Systems Engineering from Texas A and M University at Galveston. She has worked in high end residential design in Houston and the Coastal Bend region of Texas. Her education, work and volunteer experience have given her extensive knowledge of the flora, fauna, and soils of the Southwest, Southeast and Central Texas. Sustainable, environmentally-responsible design has been her core focus throughout her education and career. She is an avid gardener, and continues to study horticulture, botany and design to expand her design sensibilities.
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.
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.
Patty is a seasoned landscape professional, having been in the outdoor leisure construction business in Houston since the mid-90’s, improving some of the top real estate in Houston. She has worked for some of the leading design/build companies in Houston, including the #1 pool company in US; using the industries’ best practices for every client consultation. As owner & operator of a successful Landscape/Pool/Outdoor Living construction company for 11 years, she managed all phases of the job-marketing, design, construction management, as well as accounting and follow through. She loves to meet the challenge of combining plant colors, textures, client desires & budget together with site conditions. Her passion is to see beautiful gardens and, more importantly, happy clients at the end of a project.
Her business degree from Texas A&M has served her well, her adult twin daughters are 4th generation Aggies and have launched into their own careers. Patty lives, breathes, and loves all things outdoor. She and her husband love to sail, travel, their church activities and of course gardening.
Houston native Andrew Formas is the Assistant Operations Manager at Hogue Landscape Services. With only 4 years of experience within the landscape industry, he has quickly moved up the ranks from a crew member to an Installation Foreman, all the way to Assistant Operations Manager. He is a graduate of Texas A&M University with a BA in Political Science. Following college, he joined the Texas Army National Guard as a Second Lieutenant in 2018 and is still currently serving today. In his free time, he enjoys playing sports, watching the Astros, fishing, and spending time with his wife Nicole.
Matthew is a project manager at Hogue Landscape Services. He is a native Houstonian and loves to share and support the community. In his spare time, he enjoys spending time with his family and friends and giving back to the skateboarding community with his father. He also loves to grill and treat his family and friends to well made barbecue while cheering for the Houston Astros. Go Astros!
Jose Rodriguez is a Maintenance Supervisor here at Hogue Landscape Services. He is a native Houstonian and is very familiar with this city and surrounding areas. Prior to his experience in Lawn Maintenance, he was employed with UPS for thirty-one years. He managed all facets of UPS operations and specialized in training service providers or delivery drivers for many years. This experience gave him skills in safety training and customer service. His journey with Lawn Maintenance began over 10 years ago. He has supervised residential, commercial, industrial, and over 100 church properties at a time. He also has experience in maintaining grounds in Southeast Texas Refineries. In his time off, he enjoys working on his yard, fishing with his wife and especially taking time to be active by taking walks at his nearby park.
Houston Native Keegan has recently joined the team with a year and a half of Property Management in Residential Landscaping. Keegan was a Student Track Athlete at Lamar University with 2 years of studies in Biology. He will be showcasing his proven track record of consistently meeting the most challenging standards and demands. Keegan’s free time consists of Jiu Jitsu and spending time with his Fiancé and 2 Huskies!
Tracy is a proud native Houstonian with an extensive background in residential and commercial landscaping and construction. With an impressive 28 years of experience, Tracy has worked with prestigious organizations such as the City of Houston and the City of Sugarland. She has excelled in managing landscape maintenance for multiple districts, including notable projects with the Port of Houston and TXDOT. Tracy has also collaborated with various construction companies, overseeing, and scheduling commercial installation projects. Her expertise extends to working closely with multiple architectural groups, demonstrating her ability to manage projects of diverse complexities.
Tracy’s commitment to continuous learning is evident through her educational pursuits. She attended HCC Community College, where she studied design, dendrology, greenhouse management, and irrigation. Additionally, Tracy ventured into culinary school, establishing a successful commissary food business. She further diversified her skills with an estate sales business and staging business, showcasing her entrepreneurial spirit.
Throughout her multifaceted career, Tracy’s passion for gardening and trees has remained a constant driving force. This unwavering love for nature fuels her dedication and expertise in the landscaping industry.
Georgette is an experienced Administrative Coordinator for the Landscape Maintenance team, bringing over 17 years of office management and administrative expertise to her role. While she may be new to the industry, she is enthusiastic about learning more and contributing to the success of her wonderful team. Beyond her professional responsibilities, Georgette dedicates her time as a board member for a non-profit organization that focuses on supporting at-risk youth, homeless individuals, and the elderly in need in the Atlanta, GA and Baton Rouge, LA areas, and is currently working on expanding support to Houston, TX as well. During her off days, she cherishes quality time with her family, attending sporting events, comedy shows, concerts, or embarking on rejuvenating road trips. Georgette’s commitment to both her work and community demonstrates her passion for making a positive impact wherever she goes.
David is a native Houstonian with a true love for nature and the biology of soil. He has many fond memories of camping and boating with his family on the weekends at Lake Travis when he first encountered the great outdoors.
Since then, he has worked in the landscape field, specializing in plant health care for 22 years. David began his career as an apprentice with TruGreen Chemlawn and has more recently worked in the high-end residential market through the Houston area. He has a passion for organic and is very sensitive to the effects of each product that he uses on plants, people, and pets. He has a dog of his own that is his pride and joy, Miss Zoe, and he always has her and our clients’ pets in mind with everything he applies. The vast knowledge that David has to bring to the Hogue team is tremendous. His patience and willingness to teach is a huge asset to us in so many ways.
In his spare time, you can find him on one of our area lakes or at the Texas City Dykes sailing his Hobie Cat Catamaran. David also has a love for all kinds of music and has been an avid guitar player for over 40 years. He also enjoys working in his shop building outdoor furniture.
Breanna Alvarado is the Administrative Assistant here at Hogue Landscape Services. With over 9 years in customer service and leadership for non-profit organizations, she strives to ensure that any client she is in contact with has a great experience with Hogue. In her free time, Breanna enjoys reading, camping, and spending time with her husband and 4 dachshunds.