Who We Are
Bare Roots Landscape Solutions is a landscape design/build firm with degreed professionals that specialize in horticulture, landscape design, construction and maintenance. We’re passionate about sharing our expertise and offering landscape solutions that are beautiful, functional and cost efficient. Unlike many firms, we have a very hands-on approach and stay involved from conception to completion.
Chris and his company are excellent landscape artists and yard maintenance specialists. They always go above and beyond every week to do the little extra things that other companies don’t do or want to charge you extra for.
– J Michael Price II, State and Federal Criminal Defense Attorney
Our people work hard to earn your trust. They bring a high level of expertise and professionalism to their diverse talents and training. The whole team is committed to excellence from your first consultation to the care and maintenance of your landscape installation. It’s our pleasure to fulfill the client’s vision for their outdoor investment.
Christopher Bacala is president of Bare Roots Landscape Solutions. Chris started his career by joining the Louisiana National Guard and entering the University of Southwestern Louisiana (USL) to pursue a degree in Industrial Technology from the College of Engineering. While studying at USL, he was activated and proudly served his country in the first Gulf War.
Upon receiving his degree at USL, he went on to further his studies at Louisiana State University (LSU) and received a bachelor’s degree in Landscape Architecture. During this time he also studied landscape architecture abroad in Manchester, England.
After college Chris moved to Dallas, Texas and worked for several large design/build firms. This experience allowed Chris the opportunity to design and manage many successful municipal and residential projects.
While yearning for more he decided to start his own business and in August of 2003 he created Bare Roots Landscape Solutions. With more than 25 years of industry experience many of his clients have been with him for years and are key components to the success of the company.
While maintaining a busy work schedule Chris finds time to be involved in his church and volunteers his time with several community agencies. In addition, he has received numerous landscape design and business management awards from organizations such as Texas Landscape Nursery Association, the State Fair of Texas, and the North Texas Business Association.
Chris is a licensed irrigation designer and contractor in the state of Texas
He is currently pursuing his Landscape Architect license with the state of Texas.
Chris lives in the Lakewood area of Dallas with his wife and his sons Christopher and Charlie.
Chief Financial Officer
Anthony graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Finance in 2000 from the University of Nebraska. During his undergraduate work, he also attended classes at Oxford University in England for the study of International Economics. Anthony has over 15 years of experience working in the landscaping services industry. He has been with Bare Roots since mid-2004.
Jack has been the General Manager for BRLS for the past 3 years. His 26 years of management experience and 16 years in the landscape industry bring a wealth of experience and professionalism to the office and services we offer. Jack is a licensed irrigator and acts as a liaison between the installation and maintenance foremen as well as our clients.
Project Manager, Licensed Irrigator
Ray Rubio is the principal project manager coordinating the BRLS crews that install and maintain residential and commercial landscapes, including hardscapes and horticulture. Ray manages the sequencing of jobs and budgets, directly supervises field crews, all irrigation projects and indirectly supervises subcontractors. Ray’s past experience includes golf course construction and irrigation for one of the largest organizations in the golf and recreational development industry. He has been with Bare Roots since 2005.
Leed AP, Sustainability Consultant
Jason has been a LEED Accredited Professional since 2004. He brings extensive hands-on project-management experience in architecture, construction and the implementation of the LEED Certification process. Jason is adept in leading the sustainable efforts for large projects from initial team building and design charettes to implementation and certification. Jason has developed his expertise through over 8 years of experience.
J.P. joined Bare Roots in May of 2016 with 30 years of experience in the landscape industry. His past experience includes managing the landscape maintenance and irrigation for the George Bush Turnpike/161 corridor and project manager positions at several large landscape companies in the Dallas metroplex. J.P. oversees the landscape maintenance and installation foremen at Bare Roots and insures all of our trucks and equipment are properly maintained. J.P. has a Landscape Technician Certificate from Brookhaven Community College.