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A landscaping enterprise and a printing enterprise won’t appear to have something widespread, however in small communities like Warren County, issues are totally different. Right here, it isn’t unusual that there can 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. In the present day, 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 Avenue because the manufacturing facility for Coolie Nation, a printing enterprise providing merchandise that embody T-shirts, coolies, masks, flags, hats and extra.

The Crissmans personal each companies. Banners for Sharp Edges Landscaping grasp within the window of Coolie Nation, and it isn’t 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 business 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, publish gap and fence, bush and tree planting, tree elimination, grading, snow elimination, flower mattress design and storm cleanup, amongst others.

Lawncare companies embody 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 consists of every part from extending a barbed wire fence to pulling up stumps.

Storm cleanup consists of elimination of limbs and different particles after hurricanes and ice storms.

Crissman and Robinson also can assist with panorama design for each residential and business properties. They’ll focus on choices if the shopper doesn’t know what to do, or doesn’t know what crops can be greatest in a selected space.

“Everybody’s yard and soil sort is totally different, whether or not (the world) faces east or west,” Crissman stated.

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

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

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 international locations, corresponding to 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. Nevertheless, 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 more room for manufacturing and a facility that might 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 stated.

Final 12 months, the aim for Coolie Nation was to maneuver to the previous Warrenton Provide constructing, establish and set up new workers, 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 will be printed instantly onto a floor with out the additional step.

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

Coolie Nation affords merchandise to satisfy many wants for a variety of purchasers. Nevertheless, its strongest industries contain merchandise for all times occasions corresponding to 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 stated. “We’re happy to be right here.”

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

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