Partnership, friendship drive landscaping, printing businesses | News

A landscaping enterprise and a printing enterprise won’t 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 dwelling and enterprise. Warren County resident Jarad Robinson labored for White for 3 years earlier than White and his spouse moved from the world. Immediately, Robinson manages the landscaping enterprise.

Along with proudly owning the landscaping enterprise, Stephen Crissman makes use of the previous Warrenton Provide constructing on North Principal Avenue 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 supplies business and residential companies in Warren, Nash, Edgecombe, Halifax, Franklin and Vance counties, and is working to broaden to Wake and Durham counties. Chris White stays a guide.

Classes of companies that the enterprise supplies are lawncare, tractor work, bush hog, publish 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 initiatives corresponding to a rock wall round a flowerbed. The enterprise additionally affords hardscaping, corresponding to extending a gravel driveway, putting in a retention fence and erosion management.

Tractor work contains every little thing 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 may also assist with panorama design for each residential and business properties. They’ll focus on choices if the consumer doesn’t know what to do, or doesn’t know what crops could be finest in a selected space.

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

Robinson added that versatility is vital 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 faculty. After graduating from legislation faculty in 2007, his work took him to different nations, corresponding to Panama, Colombia, Brazil, Bolivia and Peru. Each Stephen and his spouse, Jennifer, are bilingual.

The printing enterprise continued to develop through the years. 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 neighborhood attracted the Crissmans to Warrenton.

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

Final 12 months, the aim for Coolie Nation was to maneuver to the previous Warrenton Provide constructing, determine 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 discovered about advances in printing expertise.

On the commerce present, Coolie Nation picked out a brand new printer and expertise 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 may be printed instantly 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, due to its upgraded tools. New merchandise vary from glasses to mousepads. Stephen and his group proceed to check different merchandise.

Coolie Nation affords merchandise to satisfy many wants for a variety of shoppers. Nonetheless, its strongest industries contain merchandise for all times occasions corresponding to weddings, birthdays and engagements, and enterprise promotional gadgets.

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

“We’re honored to be a part of the neighborhood,” 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 may also contact the enterprise by texting 252-433-7251.