Jud Smith founded Smith Lawn and Tree in 1997 and has had hands on involvement every day to grow Smith Lawn and Tree to what it is today. Jud attended Texas Christian University and continued to grow Smith Lawn and Tree through his college years.
Jud is a licensed irrigator, which has driven him in developing a large commercial installation division of the company. He enjoys implementing all commercial installations as well as many construction and hardscape projects. Jud is also the head of all tree operations.
Russell Simpler joined Smith Lawn and Tree in 2006 as a managing partner. Russell studied horticultural business at Tarleton State University which has excelled his knowledge of plants, turf, and landscape design. His entrepreneurial drive has helped in growing Smith Lawn and Tree into a large landscape management company serving the DFW metro area.
Russell is a licensed commercial pesticide applicator, and has over 13 years of green industry experience. His focus at Smith Lawn and Tree is on landscape management, employee development, and managing all financial aspects of the company.
Kimberly Berman joined Smith Lawn and Tree in 2011 as the office manager. She was promoted to the position of Controller in 2013. She is responsible for all accounts payable, payroll, accounting, and customer relations.
Kimberly has over 13 years’ experience as an office manager in property management. She was born and raised in Texas. She is very family oriented and enjoys spending time with her husband and two kids. Her extensive knowledge of accounting and her outgoing personality has been a great asset to Smith Lawn and Tree.
Tammy Blackburn joined Smith Lawn and Tree in 2012 as the Office Assistant. She was promoted to the Office Manager in 2013. She has many responsibilities, scheduling, Human Resources and customer relations being just a few.
Tammy has over 12 years of experience in Customer Relations. She was born and raised in Fort Worth Texas. She attended Tarrant County College and majored in Psychology/Clinical Counseling. Her positive personality and passion for working with people is an asset to our customers and Smith Lawn and Tree.
Beau Denney joined Smith Lawn and Tree in 2013. He started as a Chemical Technician and was promoted to Commercial Account Manager. He has continued to excel and has since has been promoted to Business Development. Beau has a background of Military service as well as over 5 years’ experience in the green industry.
Beau enjoys meeting with new clients and discussing their landscape, maintenance, and tree service needs. His easy, outgoing personality makes him a great fit at Smith Lawn and Tree.
Beau Reyenga joined Smith Lawn and Tree in 2014 as the residential landscape manager. Beau graduated in 2001 from Texas A&M University with a Bachelor’s of Science in Agronomy with an emphasis in turfgrass management. With over 14 years in the green industry throughout DFW his focus is providing excellent customer service while continually developing the crew members around him.
Beau looks forward to continuing to grow Smith Lawn and Tree into one of the premier landscape companies in the DFW Metroplex.
John Tomlinson joined Smith Lawn and Tree in 2015. He heads up our tree care division. He has been a Board Certified Master Arborist since 2009 and a Certified Arborist since 2004. In addition to being a master arborist, John is a Certified Tree Care and Safety Professional. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Horticulture from Texas A&M University. After graduating in 2003 he worked for a nationally recognized tree company for 11 years where he served as technician, sales representative, and regional manager to the Dallas/Fort Worth market.
Everyone at Smith Lawn and Tree is excited to have John join our team. We know he will be an asset. When he’s not giving work his full attention he enjoys spending time at his home in Keller, TX with his wife and two young boys.
Bevin Prater joined Smith Lawn and Tree in 2015, as the commercial account manager. Bevin has been working in the landscape industry for the past seven years, combining her education through Indiana University’s Herron School of Art with a love of the natural world – creating unique and sustainable landscape designs for her clients. Raised in central Oregon and a Texas resident for the past six years, Bevin enjoys hiking, camping and all things outdoors.
Bevin looks forward to growing strong, long-term relationships for Smith Lawn and Tree in the DFW commercial landscape arena.
David is a 2005 graduate of Tarleton State University with a degree in horticulture and landscape management. He’s been in the Dallas/Fort Worth area since 1996 although he grew up in Massachusetts. During college, David worked for 3 years at a tree farm in Stephenville, TX. After graduating from college, he worked for a design/build firm in Dallas for 10 years. David is a licensed irrigator in the state of Texas and a Texas Certified Landscape Professional through the Texas Nursery and Landscape Association (TNLA).
David has also served on the TNLA Region IV Board of Directors as a landscapce director (2008-2012) Vice-Chairman (2012) and Chairman (2013&2014). When he’s not working, David enjoys spending time with his wife, Marla, his son, Riley and daughter, McKenna.
Brent Bailey joined Smith Lawn and Tree in 2015 as Residential Production Manager. Brent graduated from Texas A&M University in 2011, with a Bachelors of Landscape Architecture. Upon graduation, he moved back to Dallas and has spent the last 5 years working in the landscape design/build industry. Brent is excited to continue his contributions to the DFW green industry with the Smith Lawn and Tree team, combining his rich experience in design and production.
Brent’s attention to detail in all aspects of a project, and strong commitment to customer satisfaction, help ensure every project meets Smith’s top tier level of quality. As Residential Production Manager,Brent balances design work with managing the talented installation and maintenance crews of Smith Lawn and Tree..