Mark was born in Winters, Texas and grew up on a farm, where he received a well rounded education in hard work, engine maintenance, repair and a lifetimes worth of animal interaction. Mark majored in Engineering Technology and was president of the welding society. It was here at A&M that he met his beautiful wife Vickie (class of 99). He also worked as a mechanic for Bryan Outboard where he would eventually meet his future business partner. After graduation Mark took a position with Frito-Lay as a project engineer. It was there that he received first hand exposure to contract negotiation and business management.
Jeff David majored in Agricultural Development and was president of the Aggie Angler Bass Club on campus. He was born in Garland, Texas where his parents still reside. He also retained employment with Bryan Outboard where he met his new best friend and future business partner Mark. He also met his beautiful wife while attending school at A&M (class of 97). Mark and Jeff walked across the stage and received their diplomas on the very same day. After graduation Jeff took a position in project management with Encompass Mechanical in Houston. The pay was good, the hours were long and he couldn’t wait to get back to Aggieland to be with his fiancé. It was then that TLC was created. He moved back to Bryan, married Tammy and worked on getting Mark to join forces later. Eventually he was successful in getting Mark to leave a good paying, steady job to go help a friend recreate, cultivate, and nurture the business now called Texas Landscape Creations. TLC is what it is today due to the joint efforts of Mark and Jeff.
Both Mark and Jeff currently reside in the B/CS area with their wives and children. Both currently belong to St. Joseph’s Catholic Church and are active with functions such as the bazaar etc…Both have two children (hopefully future Aggies). Mark and Jeff love to hunt and fish together and even make the occasional attempt at a golf outing from time to time.
Garrett Hinze proudly attended Texas A&M University in College Station, Texas beginning in the fall of 2005. He had recently graduated from Round Top-Carmine High School where he was one of 18 to walk across the stage. While in college, he was a member of Texas A&M Ducks Unlimited and participated in many others activities put on by different school organizations. In the fall of 2009, he received his diploma from Texas A&M with a degree in Animal Science and a minor in Business. He was born and raised in a small town called Round Top. Living in this environment helped him learn characteristics of a dedicated and hardworking person. When he went to college, he went there not only to go to school, but also to find what it was in life he loved doing. In February of 2007, he applied to work for Texas Landscape Creations. Garrett continued to work for them throughout his remaining college career and decided this was something he could see himself doing. He was offered a full time position after he graduated. About a year later, he found himself in a position where it was time to leave College Station. This sparked the idea of possibly starting another branch. Everything worked out as planned. In the winter of 2011, Garrett found himself preparing to move to Round Rock, Texas and start another operation by partnering with Jeff David and Mark Deike.