Mike Allmon, President
Mike started in landscaping when he was 14 years old, helping his father's tree care business fertilizing trees and shrubs. After studying at the University of Missouri he worked at Ironhorse Golf Club and later was the Greens Foreman at Indian Hills Country Club. Before founding Complete Turf and Landscape, Mike served as sales representative, account manager and seasonal color coordinator for Hermes Landscaping.
In 2005 Mike became one of only 66 people in Missouri and Kansas to earn the title "Certified Landscape Technician" from the Professional Landcare Network. He has an Associate in Applied Science, Grounds and Turf Management degree from Longview Community College. He is active in the community serving as a merit badge counselor for the Heart of America Boy Scouts, serving on the board of the Ward Parkway Homes Association and is an area coordinator for the Walking School Bus program.
In his spare time Mike enjoys spending time with his wife Debby and their children Mary, 12 and Robert, 8. His interests include youth coaching, biking, canoeing, attending concerts, Royals and Mizzou Tigers games.
Chris Witt, Landscape Operations Foreman
Chris Witt, a Kansas City native and Shawnee Mission East graduate, comes to Complete Turf & Landscape with a breadth of experience in both commercial and residential landscaping. Previously, Chris was responsible for grounds maintenance at both Indian Hills Country Club and Kansas City Country Club - two of Kansas City's most prestigious golf courses. Chris also has experience working with several area landscape companies in chemical application, hardscaping, irrigation, mowing and more. Chris enjoys woodworking and golf in his spare time. He and his fiancee have three children and live in Liberty, MO.
Jill Lenox, Director of Inflow and Marketing
Jill Lenox, a native of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, is a graduate of Elon University in North Carolina, with a BA in Human Services. Jill was a recruiter for the financial services industry in New York City, before returning to North Carolina to start a family with her husband, Jim. Jill and Jim relocated their family to Kansas City in 2002, where Jill has kept busy raising their daughters. Jill has served on the board of Brookside Soccer as well as various committees at St. Elizabeth School and Parish. As an active member of the St. Elizabeth and Waldo communities, Jill also finds time to enjoy her hobbies which include cooking, camping and family.
Richard Theis, Irrigation Guru
Richard has been installing and repairing irrigation systems for over thirty years. Richard is a graduate of Bishop Miege High school and attended Kansas State University. In his spare time he enjoys golfing and hitting the lake.
Brett Payton, Owner - Ground Workshop and Designer
Brett is a licensed landscape architect and owner of Ground Workshop. Brett has worked in the Kansas City metropolitan area for 9+ years. His work experiences range from master planning for large sports facilities to urban plazas to residential design. Brett's designs are used in all of Complete Turf and Landscape's design projects.
The diverse work, from urban planning to intimate site plans, has given Brett a well-rounded base that has shaped his design philosophy and approach.
As a designer, Brett understands the significance of proportion, scale, color, texture, materiality, form and function associated with each project. Along with the shaping the aesthetic value of every design, Brett also has a wealth of experience producing documents for construction, such as grading/drainage, planting and layout plans, along with construction detailing for site specific conditions. He enjoys tapping the potential of each project and relishes the process from design to construction.
He gained a bachelor's degree of landscape architecture from the College of Architecture, Planning + Design at Kansas State University. He is registered in the state of Kansas.
Brett loves spending time with his family; his wife Tara, children Patrick, Kate, Henry, and a feisty dog named Lucy. He also loves to explore graphic design and art and plans to learn welding and sculpture...someday. When he is not sketching, designing, or spending time with family, Brett is often working on endless house renovation projects. Brett is a member of Heartland Community Church and is a sports fanatic. He would also prefer a porterhouse steak, or BBQ, over a long walk on the beach any day of the week.