First & Last Name Ken & Jackie Svoboda
Company Luxury Landscape
Title/Occupation Owners
Phone 402-430-9430
Tell us about your family. Between the two of us, we have 4 adult children and 11 grandchildren! All who live within a 50 mile radius.
What would be the theme song of your life right now? Journey – Don’t Stop Believin’!
What are you currently reading or listening to? Who has time to read?!
Name a recent movie you watched that blew you away? Top Gun-Maverick was good!
What are you currently binge watching? Suits
Best restaurant you’ve ever been to? We love Florio’s!
If you had to eat one meal every day for the rest of your life, what would it be? Pizza or pasta
Favorite place you’ve traveled? Virgin Islands
What did you want to be when you grew up? Ken – Architect, Jackie – Vet
Where are you from? Where did you go to school? Ken – Lincoln/Lincoln Southeast, Jackie – Norfolk/Norfolk High
What is the most unique or interesting thing about you that most people probably don’t know? Ken was 60 years old when he got his first tattoo!
What’s the strangest thing you’ve ever done? Jackie – rode a jet ski from Omaha to St Louis on the Missouri and Mississippi Rivers in 3 1/2 days!
What is your greatest talent that you don’t utilize in your daily work life? Ken – singing
If you could have a super power, what would it be? Relive certain times in the past
When you’re not working, how do you enjoy spending your time Golfing, traveling, sitting on the patio drinking wine
Who is someone who’s made a big impact on your life? Why? Ken- my dad. He taught me how to work hard and the value of it and the importance of good customer service.
If you could trade places with anyone for a day, who would it be and why? Ken said “I would trade places with Jackie to learn how she keeps our business thriving and how she puts up with me!” LOL
If you could have dinner with one famous person from the past or present, who would it be? Ken – Ronald Reagan
What do you/did you love the most about your job? Jackie – the interaction with customers and the crew, I just love people!
What experiences and past roles have led you to where you are today? Jackie – my previous career of 28 years in Physical Therapy, with the last 10 as a Rehab Director, taught me how to lead others and find their passion. I love seeing people thrive in any aspect of their life!
What career advice do you live by? Who gave it to you? If you’re going to make a move in business, make sure it’s 2 steps forward and not just 1. A very wise business owner from Omaha
What’s one skill you’d like to develop or sharpen this year? Jackie – I just finished college in Landscape Design, so I’d like to continue working on my design skills!
What are your future goals and aspirations for your career? To continue to grow Luxury, not necessarily to be the biggest, but the best!
How long have you been a member of HBAL? 4 years
How has your career benefited from being a member of HBAL? Building relationships with other members and acquiring clients at Home and Garden show
What is your favorite HBAL event and why? Home and Garden show. We love meeting new people and discussing their landscaping wants and needs.
Any tips or advice for new HBAL members? Build those relationships and attend the events!

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