Our Story

With 60 years of combined professional experience, owners Jim Proctor and Steve Nelson have been creating resort-quality landscapes right here in North Florida for decades. Both are knowledgeable, degree-holding horticulturists who are experts in the local trees, plants and flowers. Tree Amigos takes great satisfaction in project management and the detailed craftsmanship we deliver on every project. Our greatest takeaway isn’t just the team effort it takes to create a 5-Star resort project, it’s that the client will experience the 5-Star treatment during the process.

We’re committed to making each step an enjoyable experience—from the initial design, to the creation of the resort-style space, to the maintenance and warranty. With Tree Amigos, it’s all about you. We are a highly professional, customer-focused company that aims to please.

Our Story

With 60 years of combined professional experience, owners Jim Proctor and Steve Nelson have been creating resort-quality landscapes right here in North Florida for decades. Both are knowledgeable, degree-holding horticulturists who are experts in the local trees, plants and flowers. Tree Amigos takes great satisfaction in project management and the detailed craftsmanship we deliver on every project. Our greatest takeaway is not just the team effort it takes to create a 5-Star resort project, it’s that the client will experience the 5-Star treatment during the process.

We’re committed to making each step an enjoyable experience—from the initial design, to the creation of the resort-style space, to the maintenance and warranty. With Tree Amigos, it’s all about you. We are a highly professional, customer-focused company that aims to please.

OUR TEAM

JIM PROCTOR
Owner/Designer/Sales


Jim’s interest in landscaping began during his college years and grew into a passion after working for some of the top development groups throughout the Southeast for 11 years. He worked with East-West Partners and Post Properties, developing innovative amenities and beautifully-maintained landscapes. In 1999, Jim helped create Tree Amigos Outdoor Services with one of his best friends, Steve Nelson. From there, the duo has taken a very small start-up company to one of the most admired landscape companies in North Florida. Jim enjoys spending time in the outdoors with his family boating, beaching and tubing down the Ichetucknee Springs.

Steve Nelson
Owner/Designer/Construction


Steve has had landscaping in his blood since the early age of 14. After finishing college with a degree in Horticulture, Steve worked with a few of the most admired companies in the landscape field. He was a part of Disney World and Smallwood Landscape design group out of Naples, Florida. After owning a successful landscape company for 12 years, Steve founded Tree Amigos with longtime friend Jim Proctor in 1999. Ever since, he has been crucial in taking this company to its current success today. Steve’s passion is taking a design on paper and turning our clients’ dreams into reality. Outside of work, his interests include fishing, surfing, spending family time at the baseball park, and BBQ.

ROGER JOHNSON
Head of Landscape Maintenance Operations


With his father as his mentor/role model, Roger developed a love for the outdoor lifestyle as a young boy growing up on a golf course in Houston, Texas. This passion for the great outdoors prompted his education in turf grass management where he holds a degree from the University of Georgia. Roger began his career as a Golf Course Superintendent at Glen Arven Country Club, a historical club in south Georgia. Several years later, he switched gears and dove head first into commercial landscape management, working for Yellowstone Landscape, Seapines Plantation, and finally Tree Amigos. Roger’s interests include golfing, boating and fishing with his wife and three children.

KEVIN HILL
Head of Landscape Construction Operations


Kevin grew up in the landscaping and construction industries. At a young age, Kevin’s mother ran one of the larger plant nurseries in Clay County. His father owned a construction/ remodeling company, which is where he spent his after-school time and summers learning the value of hard work. After being involved in the commercial pump industry for several years and excelling to the top of his industry, he decided to get back into his passion of landscaping and irrigation. He has now been with Tree Amigos for nine years and has help build and develop the irrigation and landscaping install side of the company.

JIM PROCTOR
Owner/Designer/Sales


Jim’s interest in landscaping began during his college years and grew into a passion after working for some of the top development groups throughout the Southeast for 11 years. He worked with East-West Partners and Post Properties, developing innovative amenities and beautifully-maintained landscapes. In 1999, Jim helped create Tree Amigos Outdoor Services with one of his best friends, Steve Nelson. From there, the duo has taken a very small start-up company to one of the most admired landscape companies in North Florida. Jim enjoys spending time in the outdoors with his family boating, beaching and tubing down the ichetucknee springs.

Steve Nelson
Owner / Designer / Construction


Steve has had landscaping in his blood since the early age of 14. After finishing college with a degree in Horticulture, Steve worked with a few of the most admired companies in the landscape field. He was a part of Disney World and Smallwood Landscape design group out of Naples, Florida. After owning a successful landscape company for 12 years, Steve founded Tree Amigos with longtime friend Jim Proctor in 1999. Ever since, he has been crucial in taking this company to its current success today. Steve’s passion is taking a design on paper and turning our clients’ dreams into reality. Outside of work, his interests include fishing, surfing, spending family time at the baseball park, and BBQ.

ROGER JOHNSON
Head of Landscape Construction Operations


With his father as his mentor/role model, Roger developed a love for the outdoor lifestyle as a young boy growing up on a golf course in Houston, Texas. This passion for the great outdoors prompted his education in turf grass management where he holds a degree from the University of Georgia. Roger began his career as a Golf Course Superintendent at Glen Arven Country Club, a historical club in south Georgia. Several years later, he switched gears and dove head first into commercial landscape management, working for Yellowstone Landscape, Seapines Plantation, and finally Tree Amigos. Roger’s interests include golfing, boating, fishing, and doing it all with his wife and three children.

KEVIN HILL
Head of Landscape Construction Operations


Kevin grew up in the landscaping and construction industries. At a young age, Kevin’s mother ran one of the larger plant nurseries in Clay County, and his father owned a construction/ remodeling company, which is where he spent his after-school time and summers learning the value of hard work. After being involved in the commercial pump industry for several years and excelling to the top of his industry, he decided to get back into his passion of landscaping and irrigation. He has now been with Tree Amigos for nine years and has help build and develop the irrigation and landscaping install side of the company.


  • Shannon McKissock
    Designer/Project Management
  • Teresa Lane
    Office Manager
  • Paul Waddell
    Assistant Manager, Landscape Maintenance
  • Paul Haines
    Branch Manager
  • Rick Shimkus
    Lead Mechanic
  • John Frazier
    Irrigation Division Manager
  • Steve Murray
    Fertilizer/Pest Divison Manager
  • Moises Carmona
    Assistant Manager, Landscape Construction

  • Brad Harper
    Fertilizer/Pest Lead Technician

  • Bobby Stanford
    Irrigation Branch Manager

  • Mary Malloy
    Accounting
  • Daniel Rhoden
    Branch Manager
  • Rubin Rodriquez
    Field Manager
  • Chuck Kalbsleisch
    Hardscape Division


2105 Harbor Lake Dr.
Fleming Island, FL 32003

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BRINGING LUXURIOUS & INNOVATIVE LANDSCAPE DESIGNS TO YOUR HOME

BRINGING LUXURIOUS & INNOVATIVE LANDSCAPE DESIGNS TO YOUR HOME