About Us



Owner Brian Smith, with his family.

The SmithScapes Story

I was just ten years old back in 1990 when I started my first lawn care business. With some help from my dad, I created flyers for Hickory Lake Lawn Service and distributed them throughout my neighborhood. Working after school and on weekends, my business steadily grew and by the age of sixteen I owned my own truck, trailer, and commercial lawn mower.

Through high school, my client base continued to expand as I balanced after school grass cutting with academic studies. During the summer months, I also worked for a local landscape construction company in order to gain additional experience and a better understanding for how a professional landscape business operates.

After graduating from Elder High School in 1998, I purchased my first snow plow and dump truck to offer my clients snow removal services. I also furthered my education by studying Landscape Horticulture, Turf Grass Management, & Business Management at Cincinnati State.

In 2000, I founded SmithScapes and designed our first company website.

By 2004, I’d purchased our existing two acre lot at 5837 Dry Fork Road in Cleves, Ohio and built our office building and garage. Not long thereafter, I sold off the lawn service portion of the business in order to focus exclusively on landscape construction. We became a Reading Rock Preferred Installing Contractor, a Diamond Elite Kichler Lighting Contractor, and hired our first landscape architect.

Today, SmithScapes has expanded to include several construction crews and over a dozen service trucks, trailers, and bobcats. Backed by our experienced and knowledgeable support staff and over fifteen years of experience, SmithScapes is ready to help our customers realize their every landscape need and desire.