Bob and Julie did not take a traditional path to owning a construction, landscaping and gardening company. Bob spent 20+ years in corporate America working as a computer systems analyst for Emerson Electric and McDonnell Douglas, then in the finance industry as an Investment Advisor with Edward D Jones and Merrill Lynch. Bob and Julie lived in Eureka Springs, Arkansas for 14 years and raised their three children there.
Julie’s grandparents were farmers and spent most summers on the farm in Southwest Missouri. From an early age, Julie loved plants and nature and grew to respect and understand the growing seasons, developing a Green Thumb that she would later enhance.
Bob’s interest in home construction began working along side his father and brothers ‘fixing up’ homes. In 1982, Bob started a painting contracting company to put himself through night school at Washington University. After graduating, Bob’s enthusiasm for residential remodel continued to grow. Bob and Julie’s extended family and friends developed a tradition of renovating each other’s homes during their early adult years and Bob and Julie renovated and lived in several of their own homes as well.Julie and Bob won Best Renovation of a Historic Home for their 19th century Victorian home in Eureka Springs and Julie consistently won awards for her home garden.
When Bob & Julie moved back to Kikrwood in 2001, after years of home gardening and helping others with gardening woes, Julie formed Julie’s Garden Design. Julie’s Garden design transforms residential and commercial outdoor spaces into beautiful garden sanctuaries. Julie pulled Bob in to help out with side projects for her clients from time to time. Eventually, Bob saw that he was more interested in the occasional home renovation projects than his career in finance. Since 2004 Bob has led Kirkwood Home’s expert team with over 100 years in combined expertise specializing in residential construction, remodel and repair.
In 2013 Bob and Julie Mosby launched Kirkwood Home & Landscape, a natural partnership between each of their respective companies. In addition to all the services both companies have always provided, this new company offers a full service landscape division. Kirkwood Home and Julie’s Garden Design have teamed up on many projects to create ultimate outdoor spaces. They provide every project they work on the same attention to detail and quality given to their own home and garden.
Bob and Julie with their three children
Each of their children, as well as many relatives, have worked alongside Bob and Julie in varying degrees over the years.