Jackie Smith graduated from Tarleton State University in 1996 with a B.S. Ag degree with an emphasis on Horticulture and Landscape Management. Jackie then formed Absolute Accents in 1996 and incorporated the business in 2009.
Absolute Accents Inc. is active in Texas Nursery and Landscape Association TNLA. While active in TNLA Jackie has designed and supervised the installation of the display gardens at the Ft. Worth Home and Garden Show (spring and fall) for more than 10 events. He also helped coordinate landscaping with The Neil Sperry All Garden Show and TNLA.
Jackie received the TNLA Young Leader Award in 2005. He served as President of Region V from 2004 until 2007. He served on state planning committees for TNLA in 2005 and 2006. Absolute Accents also received state landscape awards in 2005 and 2006. He is currently on the Board of Directors for Region V of TNLA.
In 2004, Jackie was recognized in the Fort Worth Star-Telegram with a 2-page feature article on a unique landscape that Absolute Accents Inc installed in Crowley Tx. In 2008, Jackie was featured in an article in the Dallas Morning News highlighting a deck and landscape installed in Palo Pinto County.