We are a family business

We take pride in our work and in putting our name behind what we do. We enjoy working with our hands, working outdoors, and we love the look on a customer's face when everything is just right. That's why we work so hard to make sure everything actually is just right.

We also think that you should be getting more for your money when it comes to hardscape companies. We've worked at other hardscape companies. We know how they work and the prices they are charging. We think it can be better. We can give you better.

We love what we do, but still understand that family and friends are the most important things in our lives. We believe that a great outdoor space can enrich the lives of your family and friends. 

Take back some free time with your loved ones. Let us build you an outdoor living space. Kick back with a cold drink, sit around a fire pit, watch the kids catch lightning bugs. Slow down. That's what we believe in and who we are.

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Benjie Lewis, Owner

I'm Benjie, the "brains" of the operations here at Kansas City Hardscapes. I deal with everything on the business side of things like accounting, taxes, insurance, marketing, advertising, etc. They don't let me get too close to the projects themselves, and that's probably a good idea! I've lived in Kansas City my entire life. I grew up in Blue Springs, attended Blue Springs High School, then went to Mizzou for college. I've also lived in Lee's Summit, Parkville, Waldo, and Olathe. I'm the better looking brother to Kit, our Construction Manager, and also the older brother of Katie, our designer. If I'm not at the office you can usually find me in my car taking my two daughters to cheer classes, lessons, or competitions. On the off chance I'm not delivering cheerleaders, you can sometimes find me on the golf course. Email me anytime at benjie@kansascityhardscapes.com .. Go Tigers!"

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Kit Lewis,


Hey there, My name is Kit. I am the youngest and the best looking of the Lewis brothers but we all know our sister, Katie, is the favorite of the family. I oversee the construction side of the business. I am also in charge of operations with my right-hand man, Derek. I have been working with Derek in construction since we graduated from Blue Springs High School in 2003, so I'd say we make a pretty darn good team. I took votech/construction trades my junior year in high school and it became my passion. I fell in love with the skills and knew its what I was meant to do. A typical day consists of me working with our crews, speaking with clients about upcoming projects and spending time on maintenance. I recently married the love of my life, Jenna, and we have the most beautiful boy who just turned one. I might be a little biased here. If I am not with my family you can find me on a golf course or sitting around a fire pit. I look forward to meeting with you soon!

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Derek Nadler, Owner

Hey everyone, I'm Derek and I'm the 3rd owner of Kansas City Hardscapes. I grew up with the Lewis brothers, and Kit has been my best friend since we will little. My background is full of manual labor. I worked in commercial businesses for most of my career until I decided I'd like to change to the residential side. You will still see me working every day with our crews as working with my hands is still my passion. In my free time, I enjoy restoring old cars and hanging with my sweet black lab.

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Mark Deiter

Design and Sales

I'm Mark, Designer & Sales guy, who will be the one to meet with you at your home to discuss your plans. I have over 20 years experience in sales and consulting, with 9 years in real estate as an Appraiser in KC. I will listen to your wants/needs, take some measurements and pictures to create a 3D design, and work with you to enhance your outdoor living space. In my free time (yeah, right!) I am with my wife, 3 active kids and our 2-year old Boxer. I'm an avid sports fan and K-State Alumni who loves being outdoors. Enough about me, let's talk about your hardscape project! You can contact me via email: mark@kansascityhardscapes.com or call me on my mobile: 913-626-0345.

Katie Keane - Designer

Hey y'all - I'm Katie. As part of the Kansas City Hardscapes team, I am the one who creates the 3D computer designs for every proposal. I was born and raised in the Kansas City area. I grew up in Blue Springs with my parents and 3 older brothers (Benjie and Kit being 2 of the 3). After graduating from Blue Springs High School, I moved to Pensacola, Florida, for just a short time, then I moved back to wonderful Kansas City and attended the University of Missouri - Kansas City for Architecture. I eventually decided to change my major and graduated from the University of Central Missouri with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Interior Design degree. By the end of 2012, I decided to move back down south to Pensacola. Now, I am married and a stay at home mom who keeps busy running my son to baseball and my daughter to gymnastics when I'm not designing patios! Even though I live in Florida, I will always be a Royals and Chiefs fan at heart!!