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.
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.
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.
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 time with her fiancé, Jason, and son, Dylan. She has a high 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.
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.
Esteph is a third-generation landscaper and customer education advocate overseeing landscaping maintenance in the Houston area. He brings with him a wealth of knowledge regarding landscaping and is a Licensed Irrigator and Certified Arborist. He is committed to preserving and improving landscaping for our customers and all Houstonians.
Albert Cardenas is a field supervisor here at Hogue. Albert is a Texas licensed irrigator and has been in the landscaping industry for over 7 years. His attention to detail ensures that our clients are well taken care of. In his free time he enjoys spending time with his Fiancée Jessica and their beautiful daughter Leilani Anahí, cooking, and spending time with friends and family.
Ryan Segraves is the Maintenance Field Supervisor at Hogue Landscape Services. He did not beat around the bush establishing himself in the work force after a shortened education losing his baseball scholarship in college. In his last year of school, he decided to join a landscape company as a fresh hand learning the in’s & outs of the industry working his way up to a supervisor. From there, Ryan took his talents to the oil and gas field as he took on the project management/supervisor role managing big projects and dangerous to say the least. When he and his family had their daughter in 2015, he transferred into the Fencing industry where he then learned the trick of all trades. Sales, customer service, project management, and the biggest of all Communication were all traits tied into his work force throughout his career. Loving the landscaping industry, he joined the Hogue Family diving nose deep eager to learn in depth the business. He looks forward to taking on any project that comes his way. Outside of work Ryan has a family with two daughters which he loves so dearly. He spends his free time outdoors, landscaping his home, hanging out with family, boating, sports, raising the kiddos, and most importantly ensuring his Clients are taken care of for following week. He looks forward to making your landscape dreams become a reality.
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.
Miller Petty is the Install Project Manager for Hogue Landscape Services. He has over a decade of experience in the construction and landscape industry. Miller works closely with the design team to turn every client’s vision of their outdoor space into reality. He attended Texas A&M University where he graduated with a degree in Architecture and met his wife Maxine. They have recently moved to the area from Austin with their three dogs. In his free time, Miller enjoys listening to live music, gardening, hiking, biking, fishing, and really any other excuse to be outdoors.
Asia Gillespie is the Office Administrator at Hogue Landscape Services. She has a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Horticulture from Texas A&M University (Class of 2015) and a Master’s degree in Sustainable Agriculture from Sam Houston State University (Class of 2018). Her desire to pursue these degrees came from her love of nature and wanting to help the environment which her parents instilled in her throughout her life. Growing up her parents would take her to National Parks and State Parks. She has been to over 30 National Parks and more than 10 State Parks. She brings with her over 7 years of horticulture experience. While she was an undergrad at Texas A&M she assisted a doctoral student who was doing research on Crape Myrtle Bark Scale, and assisted graduate students doing rose breeding research. After her undergrad she interned for one of her professors during the summer, assisting a doctoral student who was doing research on improving peach post-harvest quality. She also worked at one of the research fields taking care of peach trees and rose bushes. During her master’s at Sam Houston State University (SHSU) she was a graduate assistant for two professors in the plant & soil science/agriculture department, taking care of plants in greenhouses and around the SHSU horticulture center, maintaining an aquaponics system, and assisting in preparing for the horticulture labs. She also interned as a garden manager of a community garden that she and a board of faculty and staff established at SHSU while doing her master’s degree. After graduating she went to work at the Houston Zoo as a horticulturist. She later worked at a landscape company as a maintenance supervisor before coming to us towards the end of September last year. She is currently interested in learning more of the business side of the landscaping industry, and wants to continue to expand her plant knowledge and acquire new skills. When she is not working, Asia enjoys spending time with family, her significant other, her friends, gardening, hiking, playing the piano, playing Catan, and watching movies.
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.