We Look Forward to the Next Five Decades
"Experience Beautiful Connection"
As we mark 50 years of business in greater Kansas City, I am excited about the future of Hermes Landscaping. My passion for the environment and the community continues to grow. I look forward to the next 50 years with optimism and new ideas. Our story began with a dream.
With six small mouths to feed and a $5,000 loan, my father John T. Hermes bought a mower and a truck in 1965. It was through this sense of responsibility and a deep connection to the land that a business was born.
I was rooted into the family business by age five. I dreaded rainy days because I couldn’t go to work outside with my dad. Hermes Landscaping, for me, was a connection to the outdoors and to the people I loved.
My love for and dedication to the company has since evolved into a larger purpose. I’m committed to make a difference in our community, to provide opportunities for our team members and their families to grow and flourish, and to create beauty and outdoor experiences for our customers.
As I reflect on the significant societal changes over the last 50 years, I believe our human need for connection remains unchanged, and that our most intrinsic connection is with nature. Over the next 50 years my dream is to create spaces that allow for those meaningful connections: with nature, with ourselves, with our families and with the beautiful world around us. Join me as we create space to experience beautiful connection.
Dalton Hermes, CEO