Landscape Design & Materials

About Modern Earth

Who We Are

Family owned & oriented, our appreciation for the Ozarks knows no bounds.
We love to share the natural treasures we find from all across this great continent, and bring them back to you to enhance & celebrate your homes, businesses and outdoor spaces.

Colt Smith

Colt Smith


Born & raised in Rogersville, Missouri, Colt brings a passion for quality and a clear vision for the future to everything he does. Fair, honest, and thoughtful, he’s always looking for ways to make his customers happy and partners more involved, while consistently staying a step ahead of the competition. His respect for hard work ripples through the team he’s assembled to serve your needs for building stone, hardscaping, outdoor lighting, landscaping, drainage & erosion control.

Along with his wife Melanie, Colt & his family welcomed a new addition in 2022, their first born son! They couldn’t be more tickled to call the Ozarks home for their family. When not providing top notch service on the business side, you’ll likely find him driving his dump truck, affectionately known as “Big Blue”.

Ashley Collins

Ashley Collins

Sales / Office Manager

Also a Rogersville native, Ashley brings an enthusiasm, energy, and smiling face to everything she does. Whether she’s sharing her Techo-Bloc expertise and eye for design to help guide you through the selection process, loading trucks in the materials yard, or in the trenches on the jobsite, her anything-is-possible attitude, ingenuity and gumption make her an essential part of the Modern Earth team. As a wife and mother of two girls, she adds a caring touch in helping our customers find the best products for their outdoor living projects. Don’t forget to find us on your favorite social media outlet and follow us for updates on products, sales & services!

Brandon Paynter

Brandon Paynter

Landscape Design & Horticulture Specialist

An expert in plant selection and the art and practice of landscape and garden cultivation and management, Brandon brings a warmth, kindness and sincerity to everything he does. He’s also our lead in-house 3D designer, so he can help bring clarity to your vision with fully rendered 3D models & flythroughs that show you exactly how your spaces and landscapes will come to life. Advanced models demonstrate how outdoor lighting can enhance the look of your space, and even help us study how light, shadow & seasonal changes can transform & enhance your outdoor spatial experience.

We Would Love To Meet You

Interested in discovering how our team of landscapers and designers can transform your Southwest Missouri home or business? Contact us today and we'll discuss your needs, make informed recommendations based on years of experience, and provide you with a free estimate. We can't wait to hear from you.

Want to learn more about our landscaping and drainage services?

Reach out today to request an estimate on any of the landscaping and drainage solutions we provide.  We proudly serve customers across Southwest Missouri.


We are dedicated to offering first-class building stone products, hardscape & landscape materials to clients across SW Missouri & NW Arkansas, including Nixa, Ozark, Springfield and more — We promise no job is complete until all expectations are met.
(417) 943-3348