Our Mission

The majority of our time spent as a family was in our backyards. Sunday cookouts, cozying up to the fire pit, or even just hanging out. We know how much we’ve enjoyed our outdoors, and we know the work it takes to get there.
We want to give you that same sense of relaxation in your outdoors.

Parker whitney, Founder + CEO


My name is Parker Whitney, the owner and founder of Elevated Living. I graduated from Kansas State University in Landscape Design. I’ve been in the industry for 12 years. While growing up in Wichita, I started my first business when I was 10 - mowing yards and doing small landscape projects around town. Fast forward a few years, I put a halt to that business and focused on a collegiate football career. It didn’t take me long to realize that landscape and outdoor design was my true passion and that is how I ended up with my Landscape Design degree. Owning a premier landscape company has been a dream of mine for a number of years and getting the opportunity to found Elevated Living has made that dream a reality. I have sought out a unique group of landscape designers and irrigation specialists as well as found the most hard-working and motivated crew members. At Elevated Living, we want to make sure every client is satisfied with the work we do and be able to provide the most current trends in outdoor spaces and landscapes. I look forward to working with the Kansas City Metro area to allow every client to own their outdoors. 

In my free time, you will likely find me outdoors either playing with my Newfoundland, Haas, or working around the house and yard. I also enjoy golfing as much as possible and traveling to new places to gain new inspiration for my landscapes.. 

Parker Whitney


I am originally from Nebraska and am a die hard Huskers fan. I married my high school sweetheart, Shawna and we spend most of our time off with our two young children, Parker and Emma. We enjoy projects around the house, fishing and spending time outdoors.

I started working in the lawn and landscape industry 14 years ago while still in high school. I love working outside and being able to help other people enjoy their outdoor spaces. My area of expertise is irrigation and drainage. I look forward to working with you!

Adam Humphrey

Marc Renfro


Hi, my name is Marc. I’m originally from a small town in western Kansas called Macksville. I’ve been in the landscaping industry for over 7 years and have experience in the field, account management, and designing. I graduated from Kansas State University with a degree in horticulture with an emphasis in design. In my down time I enjoy hunting, going to sporting events, and spending time with my wife, Rachel, and our dog. 

A big reason I chose this industry is because I am able to do a lot of my work outside. I grew up in the country and couldn’t imagine being indoors for the whole work day. I also love being able to see the changes we can make in someone’s outdoor space to encourage them to be outside more too!

I look forward to meeting with you and designing the landscape of your dreams!


Despite the fact that I was born in Georgia and lived in Arizona for seven years, I would consider myself a Kansan through and through. I have lived in Wichita, Emporia, and finally Kansas City, cultivating a love for art, music, and creative writing along the way. In Emporia, I gained my Bachelor of Arts in English, and, in Kansas City, I started my graduate degree in Creative Writing, with specialization in editing and publishing. I love the arts and expression of creativity, which makes sense with my hobbies of writing, drawing, reading, playing trumpet, and singing. My fiance and I are also fans of camping and traveling -- in the past year, we’ve been to over six national parks! I found myself in the industry because I believe in small businesses and I know the importance of aiming for bigger goals. I want to help make Elevated Living everything that it is striving for and have fun with it along the way, as I know that this business is one that wants to enrich the community. I couldn’t ask to work for a more genuine and sincere idea. 

Sammy Beck


Hi, I'm Rogelio and originally from Mexico. My friends would tell you that I'm friendly, easy to get along with, honest, humble, and like to make people laugh with my nonsense jokes. In my free time, you'll find me with my family or playing drums. I like my job because I enjoy working outside and the project that I do. 

Rogelio Franco


I am a single dad of a beautiful six year old daughter who keeps me smiling every day. I have been a chef for eleven years, and a landscaper for the past fifteen years. I was born and raised in New Jersey until I was 12, lived in Pennsylvania until I was 27 when I moved to Paola, Kansas. Landscaping in Kansas City is hard work, but it is gratifying to see something designed on paper and slowly become a reality over time. I love flowers, plants, all types of critters, and natural formations of nature, it’s just my luck that my work allows me to enjoy all of it at the same time. 

Peter Reithmayr


Nice to meet you all, my name is David. I am originally from Zacatecas, but have been in the states with my wife for over ten years. I also have a few years under my belt as a professional landscaper in Kansas City, almost seven years. On my off time I like to explore the city with my kids, or play Xbox with them when we have a quiet night to ourselves. 

David Ibarra Nieto


I grew up right here in Kansas City. You'll quickly learn that I love music and play many instruments: drums, piano, saxophone, bass guitar, and acoustic guitar just to name a few. 

I love landscaping because it allows me to express my ideas and bring my design concepts to life.

Juan Manuel Franco


Hi there, I’m James. I am an outdoorsman, hunting and fishing as much as I can. Obviously it was natural getting into landscaping in Kansas City. I love the fresh air and sunlight, I love working with my hands and the earth, so joining Elevated Living was a no brainer. 

James Cronkhite


I grew up in Arlington, Texas; where I began working for my family company at the age of twelve. After graduating from Arlington High School, I decided to further my education, earning a B.S. in Economics from the College of Liberal Arts at Texas A&M University in College Station, Texas in 2011. Upon graduating from Texas A&M University, I entered the Financial Services Industry, spending five years as a Financial Advisor. In 2018, My wife and I welcomed our first child into the family. Along with the joys of being a new father, I enjoy the concert scene, sports (especially college football), and the outdoors. I look forward to helping Elevated Living excell as the premier landscape company in the greater Kansas City area.

Tyler Smith

Core Values


We believe life is better outdoors.


We believe that people come first.


We believe in Kansas City 

We believe that our best memories our made outdoors. That stories are best told around a fire pit surrounded by the people we love most. We don't just believe it, it's our lifestyle and the heart behind what we do. 

Family is our core. We believe our relationships enrich everything we do. From our vendors to our employees to you, we are committed to cultivating strong relationships keeping people first. 

We love our city and the people in it. That's why we're committed to not only making Kansas City a beautiful place to live, but giving back to the community that is so good to us. 

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