Linden Johnson, Owner
Linden Johnson’s entire working life has centered around Johnson’s Garden Center, where he’s held every position from entry-level to owner. With over 50 years in the Johnson’s family of companies, and 35 years of landscaping experience, Linden’s knowledge and commitment to customer satisfaction is unparalleled. In 2007, when the landscaping arm of the Johnson’s family had grown large enough to become a stand-alone company, Linden led the transfer of the family’s commitment and mission into the creation of Johnson’s Legacy Landscapes. He enjoys each phase of every project, from design to implementation, to returning years later to see how the landscape has enhanced the property. He is committed to honesty and fairness in all his interactions, and he loves seeing his clients’ pride in the investment they’ve made on their homes. Linden and his wife, Angie, have been married since 1988 and co-workers since 1989. They have a grown daughter, Hana, and a dog, Emma. In his spare time, Linden enjoys tinkering with cars, learning how to build and fix things, and hanging out with his cherished friends and loved ones.
Angie Johnson, Business Manager/Co-Owner
Angie Johnson has served as secretary, treasurer, and co-owner, and has handled the business side of Johnson’s Legacy Landscapes since 2007. Although she doesn’t typically go to job sites, she loves hearing stories of how thrilled customers are with their newly designed landscapes! Angie is passionate about giving clients the outdoor spaces they’ve always dreamed of, since she firmly believes that pleasant surroundings lead to pleasant experiences. She and her husband, Linden, have a 27-year-old daughter, Hana, who lives in St. Louis, and a dachshund, Emma, who keeps them on their toes. Angie enjoys volunteering, visiting Hana whenever she can, and spending time with family and friends.
Kelvin Hague, Landscape Designer
Kelvin Hague brings with him nearly four decades in the landscape design industry. He has a passion for using his God-given gifts to transform eyesores into gems that will bring joy and pride to his clients. He works tirelessly to ensure everyone he works with is thrilled with their landscape design, and he draws great satisfaction from knowing his clients feel joy when they look over their new and improved outdoor living spaces. Happily married for fourteen years, Kelvin has two grown sons and a dog. He lives on 10 acres just outside Derby and loves home and yard improvement projects, painting, and cheering for the Kansas City Chiefs.
Dennis Strole, Landscape Designer
With 44 years of experience in landscape design, Dennis Strole’s expertise is an invaluable addition to our company. Dennis is passionate about getting to know each individual client and carrying that relationship into his design. From fixing problems to designing inspirational outdoor spaces, Dennis’s main goal is to please his clients. To him, creating with plants, stone, water features, and lighting feels more like a daily adventure than a job. A proud husband, father of two, and grandfather of three, Dennis shares his home with his wife, two dogs, and a cat. He enjoys watching sports and cheering on all our proud state universities.
Jorge Rodriguez - Landscape Crew Leader
Jorge Rodriguez brings more than a decade of experience and dedication in landscaping to our team. He is motivated by the belief that every customer deserves excellence from the beginning to the end of a project. Jorge takes pride in his work and in the joy that our customers get from our services. Together he and his wife of 15 years have two sons, one daughter, and one noisy chihuahua. As a family, they love spending their time together outside and at the movies.
Alejandro Ramirez, Landscaper
A member of the Johnson’s Legacy Landscape family for nearly two decades, Alejandro Ramirez is proud to lend his landscaping expertise to all his customers. Although he loves all aspects of landscaping, his greatest joy comes from knowing his customers are happy with his work. A proud father of three smart, hard-working children, Alejandro enjoys spending time with his family, especially when they’re traveling.
Dakota Kasselman, Landscaper
Dakota Kasselman has been with the Johnson’s Legacy Landscape team for about a year. Inspired and motivated by plants and design, Dakota finds his work peaceful and satisfying, particularly when he can step back and admire a job well done. His mission in work is bringing that peace to the homes of his customers. Dakota and his wife of four years, Lisette, have three beagles. They enjoy camping, fishing, and attending Kansas City Royals games.