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, and in 2016 also became our Human Resources Manager . She has many responsibilities including payroll, Human Resources, managing the office/employee needs, and customer relations.
Tammy has over 17 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.
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.
Timothy Sloan joined Smith Lawn and Tree in 2016 as the Branch Manager for our new Dallas office. Timothy graduated from Texas Tech University in 1993 and has lived in the Dallas area for 45 years. He has spent the last 20+ years in the Green industry; concentrating on residential and commercial maintenance and enhancing properties with his landscape designs. Throughout this time he has been actively involved with the Texas Nurseryman and Landscapers Association (TNLA).
Tim’s experience with customers and crews, along with his knowledge of plants that thrive in our area are a great asset for Smith’s new Facility in Dallas. He enjoys sharing his passion for plants while striving to educate others.
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 in 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.
A new addition to the Smith team, Glen Jennings has been in the tree care industry for over 35 years. He attended Kansas State and became a Kansas certified arborist in 1989. A couple years later he received his certification through the International Society of Arboriculture. Glen enjoys being in this field because of his dedication to taking care of trees for our clients.
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.
Shelly joined Smith Lawn and Tree in February 2016 as a Commercial Accounts Manager. Along with 26 years’ experience in various fields through the green industry, Shelly also has two degrees from Eastern Oklahoma State College in Horticulture and Psychology that give her a strong background. Through her years of experience she has come to have a good eye for detail that benefits commercial accounts. Her specialty and passion is for annual color designs.
Shelly feels strongly about building good client relationships through communication and dedication to her job and that makes her a great asset to the Smith Lawn and Tree team. She looks forward to continue to grow those relationships with the company.
Francisco Segura joined Smith Lawn and Tree in 2016 as the Field Manager for our new Dallas office. Living in the Dallas area for 33 years, Francisco has spent the last 30 years working in the green industry on both commercial and residential landscape maintenance. Throughout his career he has strived to make customers and crews his top priority. He leads by example with both his attitude and his professionalism.
Francisco’s experience and knowledge of the area makes him a perfect fit for Smith’s new Dallas facility. He enjoys supporting his son, who plays soccer for the high school team and practicing with FC Dallas.
Brent Bailey joined Smith Lawn and Tree in 2015 as Residential Production Manager, and has since branched out into the role of Commercial Account 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 6 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 and property meets Smith’s top tier level of quality. As Commercial Account Manager, Brent applies his energy and passion for landscaping to our commercial portfolio, alongside the talented installation and maintenance crews of Smith Lawn and Tree.
Destany Hall joined Smith Lawn and Tree in 2016 as the Office Assistant. She handles various responsibilities, including scheduling, customer relations, and accounts receivable. She’s always jumping in to assist our staff and loves a challenge.
A native Texan, Destany has over five years of experience specializing in Customer Relations. Her outgoing and bubbly personality with people is an asset to our customers and our company.