Since our inception, we have been pioneering unique and creative event concepts and executions in Houston, Texas and beyond, to destinations in the southwest and southeast.
We are a floral design team with a passion for linking our pieces back to the garden. Whether we are clipping bougainvillea straight from the garden to accent a bouquet or cultivating a collection of herb-inspired boutonnieres, the details drive our passion.
We work with a client directly to learn their vision, concept, and aesthetic, pulling out the most important desires and executing it to the utmost detail. Whether you’re in the midst of wedding planning or busy coordinating flowers for an outdoor party, we will work closely with you to understand your vision and create breathtaking, noteworthy décor.
Brendan Joseph- General Manager of Floral & Events
Brendan, our General Manager of Floral & Events and an Executive Team member, is originally from Boston, Massachusetts, and arrived in Houston in 2010. Brendan brings with him 7 years of retail management experience to Lanson B. Jones – Floral & Events department. His crisis management tactics and organizing skills help events run smoothly and on time. Brendan attended the University of Houston-Downtown where he focused on supply chain and logistics management. He loves to inspire others and lead by example, strengths that he utilizes not only at work but also in his everyday life.
Lora Strutton- Floral & Events Designer
Lora joins the Lanson B. Jones & Co. Floral + Events team as a Lead Designer with 5 years of design experience. While studying business at Texas A&M University, Lora interned with a Dallas wedding and events floral company and discovered a passion for working with flowers, caring for clients, and conceptualizing event design. This internship sparked a side business that Lora carried on ever since: producing weddings and events on her own time while working in marketing for an interior design firm. When Lora relocated from Dallas to plan her wedding to a Houstonian, she found that joining the LBJ Floral and Events team was the leap into a design career that she had been dreaming of. She looks forward to growing the Floral + Events branch of Lanson B. Jones through a creative, detailed, and thoughtful approach to event design.
Abby Barrientos – Floral & Events Design Associate
Abby Barrientos serves as our Floral & Events Design Associate. She joined our team in 2017 as a floral intern, then transitioned into the role of Marketing Coordinator before ultimately returning to her passion, Floral & Design. Abby is a graduate of the University of Houston Valenti School of Communication, and majored in Public Relations and Marketing.
Michael Allen – Chief Executive Officer
As Chief Executive Officer at Lanson B. Jones & Co., Michael Allen is the business architect of the firm. Michael leads the executive team through organizational growth and development strategies that put the client at the center of business approach. He oversees the design, construction, and finance teams as well as new business development, and marketing groups. Michael has been in profit and non-profit organizational leadership for over 10 years. He was brought to the firm for his experience in organizational development, systems thinking, process development and improvement, employee and leadership development, and project management
Lanson B. Jones – Principal & Founder
A native Houstonian, Lanson attended Texas A&M where he obtained his degree in landscape architecture. Lanson served as the VP of Design at McDugald Steele for more than 14 years where he oversaw 50+ award-winning projects. He launched Lanson B. Jones & Company, in 1994 where he could focus all of his design efforts on The European Scaled Garden philosophy. In order to reach beyond just design and maintenance of a garden, Lanson launched Floral and Events in 2016.
Lauren Scott – Chief of Staff & Executive Assistant to Michael Allen, CEO
Originally from Corpus Christi, Lauren our Chief of Staff and an Executive Team member, moved to Houston in 2010 to pursue her law career after graduating with a degree in Political Science from Texas A&M University. Lauren worked for several years in banking and brokerage before joining our team as a Design Associate in 2016. In 2017, Lauren became Executive Assistant to our CEO, Michael Allen, and now operates as Chief of Staff. Lauren works with Michael to oversee departments and develop new processes to foster the company’s continued growth.
Jennifer Leonard – Controller
Jennifer, our Controller and an Executive Team member, is a veteran at Lanson B. Jones & Company with more than 18 years with our firm and 20 years of accounting and business management experience. She grew up in Houston and began studying business at a young age. From there, she went on to intern with Anadrill-Schlumberger and began her formal business education. While working full time, she finished both her undergraduate and master’s degrees with the full support of her family and Lanson B. Jones & Company.
Kemi Assouline – AR Manager
Kemi, a UCLA graduate with more than 15 years of experience in finance and accounting, ensures that all invoices at Lanson B. Jones & Company are both accurate and timely. Kemi has been with Lanson B. Jones & Co. for two and a half years. During her time at our firm, she has developed a great relationship with our clients and internal staff. Kemi takes pride in always meeting deadlines and reaching all goals.