PERSONNEL (Click on Photos to Enlarge)                 

Natural Creations Inc. was established in 1996 by its current president and owner, Troy Gormally. In 1997, with few financial resources, we purchased our first computer and work truck. In 1998, we expanded beyond our landscape design and contracting business by offering landscape management services. Also in 1998, Natural Creations was incorporated. In 2003, we moved our crews from their storage unit in Bonner Springs to the new farm in Bucyrus, KS, called The Ranchito (small ranch in Spanish). In 2004, Natural Creations began growing trees for future sales. We now employ 10-15 people, supporting the operation of three crews on a daily basis, and provide landscape management services for 30+ residential and commercial clients.
 
Please take a few minutes to meet our personnel:

TROY M. GORMALLY
Troy is very proud to be a product of the mid-west, having lived in Iowa, Kansas and Oklahoma as a child.  He graduated from Bishop Carroll High School in Wichita, Kansas where his parents, Sherry and Richard Gormally, reside.  Troy has lived in the Kansas City area since he graduated from Kansas State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Ornamental Horticulture and Landscape Design. 

Currently, he spends most of his time managing the daily operations of Natural Creations, Inc.  He acts as President of the company.  His numerous responsibilities include designing and selling work, overseeing employees, scheduling work and managing the finances of the company.  Troy enjoys fishing, working on his record collection and playing his old jukeboxes.  He is a big nostalgia buff.  His favorite TV show is “Leave It To Beaver” and his music idols include Buddy Holly, Bobby Darin and Neil Diamond.  He is also a die hard Kansas State football and basketball fan. 

Troy has been fortunate over the past several years to work for some very special clients and to have the privilege to landscape numerous upper scale, million dollar + homes.  Troy will continue nurture Natural Creations’ growth.  He takes great pride in maintaining relationships with existing clients, and he looks forward to meeting new ones.  Simply stated, his goal is to exceed his clients’ expectations.

 


Troy Gormally


Troy inspecting a recently
planted tree at his Paola
property


Troy in a grove of Red Pines, at Boot Lake north of Park Rapids, Minnesota

 


Troy and the dogs go fishing in Minnesota


Troy at Red Rock Canyon in
Las Vegas


Troy with a well aged Live Oak
while vacationing in the hill country
of south central Texas

JERALD LEHMANN
Jerry Lehmann was born in Chicago, Illinois. His family moved to Manhattan, Kansas when he was ten. He later attended Riley County High School and Kansas State University. He once lived close enough to Fort Riley to watch the tanks from his parent’s deck.

He graduated with his Bachelor of Science Degree in Horticulture in 1989, and his M.S. Degree in Horticultural Sciences in 1991. Following graduation, he was employed as Assistant Greenhouse Manager at Family Tree Nursery in Overland Park, KS. Four years later, he moved to Champaign, Illinois, to become manager of the greenhouses for the Department of Plant Biology. In 1997, he moved back to Kansas City to become Vice-President of Natural Creations.

Both of Jerry’s parents, Tom and Martha, currently reside in Manhattan, KS. Jerry has one brother who resides with his wife in Delaware, with his two beautiful nephews, Connor & Parker. Jerry spends most of his free time caring for his succulent collection comprising of approximately 380 species. His entire indoor plant collection (roughly 525 plants) consist of numerous cactus, caudiciforms, true succulents, orchids and bulbous type plants. If he has any spare time, Jerry is usually found gardening, and playing with his gardening buddy, Bailey Dog.

Jerry has been called on, over the last several years, to take on a wide variety of responsibilities. He currently manages Natural Creations' accounting. In addition, he designs and oversees the installation of all season color projects including annuals and flower bulbs. Be sure to check out some of his seasonal color displays pictured on the website.


Jerry Lehmann


Jerry protecting his small trees at his Minnesota property

 



Fishing at Book Lake, MN,
with Troy-- I caught the big one!


Jerry borrowing time at Troy's computer - go K-State!

GENARO CRUZ
Genaro Cruz is our Landscape Management Foreperson.  Genaro has been working for Natural Creations since 1999.  Although he is capable of performing any landscape related task that he is assigned, he typically oversees the operation of our Landscape Management Crew by leading a crew of 3-5 persons on a daily basis.  He is very friendly and personable.  His attention to detail and the pride that he takes in his work has made him a perfect fit to manage our clients’ landscapes.  Do not hesitate to engage him in conversation about his son Emiliano.  Genaro is married to Rhonda, and they reside in Kansas City, KS.