About Us

Hembrough, Inc. Tree & Lawn Care has been serving customers since 1955.  For two generations, the Hembrough family has been operating the lawn and garden center, with snow removal and ice control services at 2148 East State Street, Jacksonville, Illinois.

John and Darla Hembrough started the business when the Dutch elm disease infected a large number of Jacksonville’s elm trees.  From 1955 through 1968, the company was involved with removing approximately 6,000 trees, a rough average of 460 trees per year.  In 1963, they purchased property on the east side of Jacksonville that previously was Schirz Dairy and began planting trees.  Until 1975, the business was strictly a tree business.  At that time, the garden center was added and the business expanded to a full service lawn and tree business.  The snow removal and ice control division was added in 1985.

John and Darla’s son, Steve Hembrough, has worked for the business most of his life.  After receiving an Associate Degree in Ornamental Horticulture, Steve began working full time for the business.  When his father retired in 1987, Steve and his wife, Katie, took over the business.  Today, Hembrough, Inc. Tree & Lawn Care has 18 employees and offers a full line of services for 1600 commercial and residential clients in West Central Illinois.

Meet Our Staff

Steve Hembrough, President

– Associate Degree in Ornamental Horticulture
– 35 Years Green Industry Experience
– Landscape Designer
– Illinois Certified Pesticide Applicator in Turf, Ornamental and Right of Way
– Illinois Certified in Segmental Retaining Wall Installation
– Certified Mauget Applicator

Bev Allen, Director of 1st Impressions/Office Manager

– 10 Years Green Industry Experience
– 20 Years Business Experience
– Certified Mauget Applicator

Katie Hembrough, Financial Manager

– Associate Degree in Business Management
– 33 Years Business Experience

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