Partnership, friendship drive landscaping, printing businesses | News

A landscaping enterprise and a printing enterprise may not appear to have something frequent, however in small communities like Warren County, issues are completely different. Right here, it’s not unusual that there could be a connection of partnership and friendship between Sharp Edges Landscaping and the Warrenton manufacturing facility for Coolie Nation.

The partnership can hint its origins to Sharp Edges Landscaping, which was owned and operated by Warren County native Chris White for a few years. Round a 12 months in the past, Stephen Crissman and his spouse, Jennifer Barnett Crissman, moved to Warrenton. They purchased White’s residence and enterprise. Warren County resident Jarad Robinson labored for White for 3 years earlier than White and his spouse moved from the realm. Right this moment, Robinson manages the landscaping enterprise.

Along with proudly owning the landscaping enterprise, Stephen Crissman makes use of the previous Warrenton Provide constructing on North Primary Road because the manufacturing facility for Coolie Nation, a printing enterprise providing merchandise that embrace T-shirts, coolies, masks, flags, hats and extra.

The Crissmans personal each companies. Banners for Sharp Edges Landscaping hold within the window of Coolie Nation, and it’s not uncommon to see each Stephen Crissman and Jarad Robinson on the printing manufacturing facility if their busy schedules allow.

Sharp Edges Landscaping

Sharp Edges Landscaping offers industrial and residential companies in Warren, Nash, Edgecombe, Halifax, Franklin and Vance counties, and is working to develop to Wake and Durham counties. Chris White stays a advisor.

Classes of companies that the enterprise offers are lawncare, tractor work, bush hog, submit gap and fence, bush and tree planting, tree removing, grading, snow removing, flower mattress design and storm cleanup, amongst others.

Lawncare companies embrace mowing, seeding, panorama set up, from the crops themselves to different tasks resembling a rock wall round a flowerbed. The enterprise additionally presents hardscaping, resembling extending a gravel driveway, putting in a retention fence and erosion management.

Tractor work contains the whole lot from extending a barbed wire fence to pulling up stumps.

Storm cleanup contains removing of limbs and different particles after hurricanes and ice storms.

Crissman and Robinson can even assist with panorama design for each residential and industrial properties. They’ll talk about choices if the consumer doesn’t know what to do, or doesn’t know what crops could be greatest in a specific space.

“Everybody’s yard and soil sort is completely different, whether or not (the realm) faces east or west,” Crissman mentioned.

Robinson added that versatility is essential when planning a panorama, and Crissman agreed.

“We adapt to the scenario at hand,” Crissman mentioned.

For extra details about Sharp Edges Landscaping, name 252-204-3241 or e mail [email protected].

Coolie Nation

Stephen Crissman started Coolie Nation in 2004 in Chapel Hill whereas he was in legislation college. After graduating from legislation college in 2007, his work took him to different nations, resembling Panama, Colombia, Brazil, Bolivia and Peru. Each Stephen and his spouse, Jennifer, are bilingual.

The printing enterprise continued to develop over time. At first, Coolie Nation subcontracted the manufacturing work. Nonetheless, when the Crissmans got here to North Carolina in early 2019, Stephen established a print store in Raleigh. Because the enterprise continued to develop, it wanted extra space for manufacturing and a facility that would meet the rising demand for electrical energy.

The friendliness of native residents and the welcoming nature of the group attracted the Crissmans to Warrenton.

“We thought it was an excellent place to lift youngsters,” Stephen mentioned.

Final 12 months, the aim for Coolie Nation was to maneuver to the previous Warrenton Provide constructing, establish and set up new employees, he added.

This 12 months, Coolie Nation has expanded its printing strategies to extend effectivity and product high quality. 5 representatives of the enterprise traveled to the Printing United Commerce Present in Las Vegas, the place they realized about advances in printing know-how.

On the commerce present, Coolie Nation picked out a brand new printer and know-how which the enterprise views as an enormous step ahead. Earlier than, designs needed to be printed on paper and transferred onto a floor. The brand new direct to garment printer means simply that — designs could be printed immediately onto a floor with out the additional step.

Coolie Nation continues to supply T-shirts, coolies, masks, flags, hats and related merchandise. Nonetheless, it’s increasing its vary of merchandise, together with the colours and particulars that it is ready to incorporate, because of its upgraded gear. New merchandise vary from glasses to mousepads. Stephen and his staff proceed to check different merchandise.

Coolie Nation presents merchandise to satisfy many wants for a spread of shoppers. Nonetheless, its strongest industries contain merchandise for all times occasions resembling weddings, birthdays and engagements, and enterprise promotional objects.

The Crissmans love being in Warren County, each as residents and as a part of the native enterprise group.

“We’re honored to be a part of the group,” Stephen mentioned. “We’re happy to be right here.”

For extra details about Coolie Nation and examples of its merchandise, go to or Native residents can even contact the enterprise by texting 252-433-7251.  

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