Meet The Team
Hardscaping is more than just laying down rocks. When you hire Hinkle Hardscapes, you are getting a team of highly trained and motivated employees. We care about our customers and will go above and beyond to ensure their satisfaction.
Zach was born and raised in Kansas City, MO and graduated from Oak Park High School in 1998. In 2007 Zach launched K.C. Lawn & Landscaping, Inc. which is now named Hinkle Hardscapes. Zach started in the trenches designing and building top quality projects. He loves being involved in the business and making sure his customers have a positive experience. Zach loves family time with his kids, traveling, and watching soccer. He is a huge Sporting KC fan!
Ken graduated Kansas State University in 2003, with a Bachelor’s Degree in Landscape Architecture. He began his career working on large-scale projects before fine-tuning his craft on the private residential scale. Ken has over 16 years of design and industry experience with an emphasis on residential outdoor living environments, from the landscape, hardscape, and decorative concrete aspect.
Maryn Burns – Design & Marketing Assistant
Maryn graduated from Mizzou in 2019 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Studio Art and minors in Spanish and Art History. In her spare time, she loves watercolor painting and watching movies. She is thrilled to be entering the working world as a member of the Hinkle Hardscapes team!
Cody Naginey — Production Manager
Cody graduated from Seminole State College with a Bachelors Degree in Construction Management. After years of managing residential and commercial projects throughout Central Florida, he decided to make Kansas City his home. When he’s not on the job site, he enjoys spending time with his family, and anything Marvel or Star Wars. He is also always ready for a trip to the K to cheer on the Royals!
Randy Phillips- Senior Designer
Randy graduated from Kansas State University in 1979, with a Bachelor’s Degree in Graphic Design. He has worked in a wide range of graphic disciplines and has also worked in the construction and nursery industries. Randy has over 35 years of design and industry experience and enjoys creating awesome outdoor spaces!
Nick Knight – Associate Designer
Nick graduated from the University of Omaha Nebraska (way back in the mid 90s), with a B.A. in Illustration/Graphic Design. His love for design has inspired him to pass along his knowledge of design software to eager young minds at Johnson County Community College. For the past 6 years, he has been a professor there, and has taught design through Adobe Creative Suite. Nick is a geek at heart (Star Wars), with a love for cars.
Rebecca Christus- Associate Designer
Rebecca recently relocated to Kansas City from Springfield where she worked for online gourmet kitchen appliance for 7 years. With a family background in masonry and college degrees in painting and graphic design, Rebecca is ready to help you start your journey to a new outdoor living environment space and ensure you have a great experience with Hinkle Hardscapes. In her spare time, Rebecca enjoys playing trains with her son, producing video projects for Hinkle Hardscapes and creating custom kitchen mixers and knife blocks.
Mike Falk- Associate Designer
Mike graduated from the University of Kansas in 1997 with a Master’s Degree in Architecture in Management after completing a Bachelor’s Degree in Architectural Studies from the University of Nebraska in Lincoln. With over 30 years of design and construction experience, Mike has provided services on a wide scope of projects, both large and small. He has a passion for helping clients realize their design goals by creating an outdoor living environment space to meet their desires and needs. In his free time, Mike enjoys traveling and photography and is a huge fan of the Kansas City Royals.
Jose has been a devoted crew member since the summer of 2008. He has been with the company longer than any other employee. During this time, Jose has stood by Zach’s side and helped him complete hundreds of projects. On the job site, Jose likes to motivate the other crew members. When Jose is not at work he likes to relax and spend time with his 4 children.
Guillermo has been a member of the Hinkle Hardscapes team since the spring of 2010. When Guillermo is on the job site, you can be sure that your project will be completed efficiently and with care. He loves watching backyards transform into beautiful outdoor living spaces. When he’s not at work, Guillermo enjoys spending time and playing with his 2 children.
At work, Pedro enjoys encouraging the other crew members. His favorite part about his job is seeing the homeowners reaction to their new outdoor living space. He has been working for Hinkle Hardscapes since early 2015. When Pedro isn’t on a job site, he is busy at home with his wife and 5 children.
Javier began his journey with Hinkle Hardscapes in 2009. He enjoys watching projects transform from start to finish. His favorite part about working at Hinkle Hardscapes is spending time with his brother, Francisco, and dad, Javier Sr. When Javier is off the clock, he is at home entertaining his 3 children.
Francisco joined the Hinkle team in 2014. He enjoys interacting with homeowners and answering their questions. At the end of the day, Francisco enjoys spending time with his family. In particular, Francisco enjoys playing outside with his 3 children.
Javier has been working as a crew member since 2015. His favorite part about working at Hinkle Hardscapes is that he gets to spend time with his sons, Javier and Francisco. Javier has two other children. When he is not on the job site, he loves being at home surrounded by his grandchildren.
Jose has been working for Hinkle Hardscapes since the summer of 2012. His favorite part about his job is seeing projects come to life. When Jose is not at work he enjoys spending time with his 3 children and talking quite walks with his wife.
Victor has been working as a crew member for Hinkle Hardscapes since 2013. He likes listening to music and hanging out with his friends and family. In his free time, he likes to keep himself busy.
Want to join the Hinkle team? We are always on the hunt for new talent. If you are hardworking, honest and dependable, send your resume to firstname.lastname@example.org.