Our Staff

Meet the Absolutely Outdoors Team

Gary Hoffman

Gary Hoffman

President

Cheers! Gary’s amazing eye for design has allowed him to create some of the most impressive landscapes, pools and hardscapes in the state of Texas. In a career of over 30 years, Hoffman has earned some of the highest merits from TNLA (Texas Nursery and Landscape Association) as well as industry articles praising his talents. The passion he has towards working on unique projects that identify with his client’s personalities is an exciting process to witness. His philosophy is very simple, “give the client the path to success,” and never quit until you get there. No detail is missed on his projects as he works towards perfection on all Absolutely Outdoors’ projects, which distinguishes him from his competitors. His work ethic and ability to cohesively collaborate the art they achieve is something all admire. He is one of a kind and our respect for him has grown from the inception of Absolutely Outdoors. It is not often you find someone who shares the same passion and dedication each day. Gary’s ability to integrate colors and textures is very much like an interior decorator, but his strongest asset is his ability to recognize existing architecture and transfer it to the exterior canvas. In closing, he simply will graciously thank his clients for providing the canvas to express his art. He will finish with a jolly smile and say, “I told you from the start; It’s not an illusion, it’s perfect, it’s Absolutely Outdoors!

Our Valued Support Staff

Jessica Place

Jessica Place

Managing Partner

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Tommy Place

Tommy Place

Vice President

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Brian Berg

Brian Berg

Studio Graphics Manager

Brian has a unique background in that he not only has a degree in Fine Arts, but also has close to forty years of experience in Computer Design. Brian was merging art with computers before Photoshop ever came about! His many years’ experience with 3D programs lends great assistance when designing pools and structures for our client’s backyards.

His travels throughout Europe have enriched his knowledge of classical architecture and the fine arts as well as given him insight into the arts of other cultures. Brian’s areas of interest include contemporary and classical art, architecture, classical music, engineering and computer science.

Ronnie Herman

Ronnie Herman

Pool/Hardscape Supervisor

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