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.

Zach1000Zach Hinkle — Owner and Project Manager

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!

Ken1000Ken Gibson — Senior Hardscape Designer 

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 12 years of design and industry experience with an emphasis on residential outdoor living environments, from the landscape, hardscape, and decorative concrete aspect.

Tom1000Tom Harvey — Hardscape Designer

Tom graduated from Shawnee Mission East High School and Kansas State University. His career has been primarily in small business ownership prior to joining the team at Hinkle Hardscapes. Understanding your vision and helping it become a reality is what drives him. Away from work he enjoys cycling, golf, community service and watching the Royals.

emily-black-whiteEmily Higgins — Marketing & Production Coordinator 

In 2015, Emily graduated with her bachelor’s degree from the University of Missouri-Kansas City. Emily manages our social media, and serves as our photographer, videographer and blog writer. She also keeps our production organized by ordering materials, updating our clients, and collecting final payments. Once your project is completed, you can expect Emily to contact you for a testimonial. When she’s not at work, Emily can be found at the lake with her family and 8 pound pup, Tobi.

 Brandon Ogle — Accounting & Production Coordinator

After receiving his bachelor’s degree from Kansas University in 2015, Brandon joined the Hinkle Hardscapes team in 2016. He assists in various marketing functions, such as writing blog posts, as well as helping out on the financial side of business. Brandon keeps production running smooth by ordering materials, analyzing job costing and coordinating with our crew members. When away from work, Brandon can be seen training for 5k races and playing pick-up basketball, in addition to always cheering on the Jayhawks.

Jose1000Jose Velazquez — Crew Member

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.

Guillermo1000Guillermo Mendez — Crew Member

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.

Pedro1000Pedro Sigala — Crew Member

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.


Javier1000Javier Miranda — Crew Member

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.

Francisco1000Francisco Miranda — Crew Member

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.


JavierSr.1000Javier Miranda Sr. — Crew Member

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.


JoseR.Quezada1000Rene Quezada — Crew Member

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.


Victor1000Victor Estrada — Crew Member

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