About

heath outdoor

Who We Are

Heath Outdoor began in 2009 as a landscape maintenance company focussing on mowing, property clean ups and other small projects. Fast forward to 2016. Heath decided to hire administrative help so he could focus on sales and getting the jobs done with the small crews that had formed. In 2016 we crossed the $500 thousand mark in revenue and became recognizable in the counties we served in central Indiana. In 2017 we more than doubled our revenue and did more projects, created new relationships in the community and started diversifying our portfolio of offerings. We started working towards finding the right people to do the things they each excelled at to make us better. We added someone to lead sales, we started focusing on fertilization and hired a turf director and we started investing in equipment that would sustain our growth. In 2018 we added a designer and started amazing our customers with 3D renderings so they could see the vision come to life. We also found our new home in 2018 and began to renovate and reorganize through 2019. We added more professionals, leaders, and more skilled teams. Our customer base grew and the relationships we had been building continued to grow. 2019 brought five times the revenue of 2016. In 2020 we added the True North brand to our portfolio. This brought a broader talent pool with skills in water features, natural landscapes and 20 plus years of dedication to the beautification of our community.

meet the crew

Heath Hurst

President

Heath hurst

I live downtown in Cottage Home with my beautiful wife Jessie and 2 crazy kids. I started mowing lawns when I was 9 years old and have worked outside in some capacity since. I have a B.A. in Industrial/Organizational Psychology from Purdue and the majority of my experience is in landscape construction, talent acquisition, and personnel management. I started Heath Outdoor in 2009 as the only employee and am still humbled and excited to see it surpass 70 wonderful human beings . The part of my job that is most fulfilling is building and developing an outstanding team of unique individuals. However, I also love a long day of hard work outside, a great parade or party with friends and family, or a deep conversation about uniqueness and authenticity. I also love Modelo and steak tacos!

Travis Hurst

Vice President

travis hurst

The most important components to my life are my lovely wife Kari and my two unique daughters. Whether it is coaching, serving, traveling or just chilling in front of the TV; being with them drives me. I am very fortunate to have the opportunity to work with my brother Heath to build relationships in the community with our customers, vendors and team. I also enjoy carpentry, math and learning new things. Heath Outdoor has taught me the importance of relationships and cooperation. Heath Outdoor is the greatest family to be a part of and I appreciate every person in it.

design and sales

Cory Gliege

Sales and Design

Cory gliege

I've been involved in the Green Industry for 23 years. I love Trees, Shrubs, Natural Stone, connecting with People, and sharing good stories. I've been married to a gem of a Lady named Christy for 30 years, and we have 3 beautiful Daughters. I feel 'the most myself' when I'm outside, especially in the Woods or in a Creek with a fishing pole in my hands.

Justin wedges

Sales and Design

Justin Wedges

I have been creating and maintaining landscapes for about a decade. Through each step of my journey in the industry my delight in putting a smile on someone’s face has only grown. Serving in sales/design is a great outlet for my creativity and artistry. I am blessed to go home to a beautiful wife and five amazing children.

Dennis Linner

Direcor of Design and Sales

Dennis Linner

My background is in residential and commercial design, but I’ve been in my mother’s flower beds since forever. Teaming up with Heath and the team has brought my past to the foreground of my life. Design is a passion of mine. I love to create. Whether with a pencil or design software, making anything look good is in me. I love to mix organic landscapes with hardscapes. I have one daughter who is an amazing interior designer working for a national architectural firm. I love cooking, especially for my friends and family.

Scooby Lariz

Commerical Account Executive

Scooby Lariz

Hey there, folks! I'm José Lariz, but you can just call me Scooby. I've been rocking it in the landscaping industry for a cool 13 years now, and I couldn't be more stoked to hop on board with the Heath Outdoor crew. It's not just a job—it's like joining the coolest family ever! When I'm not out there slinging dirt and making landscapes shine, you'll find me hanging with my awesome squad: my two amazing kiddos and my rockstar wife. They're the ones who keep me going and make every day an adventure. Speaking of adventures, I'm all about the simple joys of life. Give me a good trail to wander or a bike to ride with my crew, and I'm in my happy place. I'm always up for learning and getting to grips with what the industry needs, so let's roll up our sleeves and build something epic together!

administration

Ashli Parris

Office Administrator

Ashli Parris

I joined the Heath Outdoor family in March of 2021. I'm a boy mom to 2 amazing kiddos and love every minute of the chaos. In my spare time I enjoy spending time with my friends and family and exploring new things.

Julie Glass

Accounting - Controller

Julie Glass

Meet Julie, the financial wizard and resident dog lover at Heath Outdoor! As the Controller, Julie brings her sharp mind and keen eye for numbers to keep our operations running smoothly. When she's not crunching numbers and balancing budgets, you can find Julie enjoying quality time with her beloved dogs, who are more than just pets—they're family. As a dedicated mom, Julie takes pride in raising her amazing adult daughter, who shares her love for life and laughter. When it's time to unwind, Julie knows how to kick back and have a blast with her friends, whether it's a relaxing evening at home or a fun night out on the town. With her infectious energy and fantastic personality, Julie is the heart and soul of our team at Heath Outdoor. We're lucky to have her on board!

Matt Helfrich

Accounting

Matt Helfrich

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