About Us

S&E History

In 1984, two men had a truck, a wheelbarrow, and a dream. Jim Smith and Rick Enright nurtured that company to become Smith & Enright Landscaping, Inc. “Rick and I knew nothing about what we were getting into, but our naiveté may have helped. We took some risks, but our entrepreneurial spirit was rewarded in the end,” Jim Smith stated while reminiscing about their humble roots.

Over 30 years later, Smith & Enright Landscaping is thriving, with a team of over 50 employees and more tools and equipment than they can count. Our quality work comes from the outstanding people that make up Smith & Enright Landscaping. With decades of combined experience we are able to provide design, installation, and maintenance services with care and professionalism.

S&E is grateful to be in this community and supports it by being active in beautifying our area, Smith & Enright Landscaping has been dedicated to serving the area for the past 30 years, and we look forward to carrying on this tradition through the next 30 years. Our values include excellent customer service, a drive for perfection, and ensuring a safe work environment for our team members.


To provide our clients with design and landscaping services that meet and exceed their expectations, while enhancing the beauty of their property and community—all while creating a safe work environment for our greatest asset, our employees.


To continue beautifying our area for the next 30 years, making sure our work reflects the personality of our clients, whether they are homeowners, HOA’s, or commercial clients.

Team Bios

James Smith, Owner

Jim brings his more than 40 years of landscaping design experience to the Landscape Installation Division. He knows what it takes to direct work efficiently, while maintaining a good rapport with his crews and clients. With a knack for creativity and an artist’s eye, Jim brings landscape designs to life. In his spare time, Jim enjoys hiking, playing music and good discussions with friends.

Richard Enright, Owner

Richard’s thoroughly professional approach sets the standard at S&E. As owner, he strives to provide the highest quality product with the most competitive price. His knowledge in landscape management, combined with over 40 years of experience, gives him the ability to handle the challenges of any landscaping project. When he’s not at the job, his favorite ways to spend time are with his family, playing guitar, and fishing.

Richard Alcala, Account Manager

Richard has a ‘can-do’ attitude and strong work ethic. This combination, along with his 20 years of diverse hands on experience, gives him the ability to handle the inherent challenges associated with the logistics of managing landscape projects, equipment, and crews. Richard’s strong people skills allow him to work well with the individual needs of our clients. Richards spends his time traveling with his family on road trips.

Kathy Hooker, Office Manager & Designer

Kathy is the anchor of the S&E office. Her proactive nature, efficiency, and attention to detail keeps everything running smoothly. Kathy uses her degree in Environmental Horticultural science from CalPoly SLO to create landscape designs that use the best plants for the area and bring joy to our clients. Her favorite way to spend time, when she’s not at the office, is doing DIY projects for her home, baking, and gardening.

Selena Herrin, Business Manager

Selena loves the challenges of meeting the ever changing demands of a small business. She has been with S&E since 1998. As a strategic partner, she assists in meeting organizational goals and supporting S&E with Accounting, Finance, HR and Payroll.   Any spare time she has is spent enjoying her family, hiking, and reading.