We at Franklin Stone are so proud to spotlight one of our satisfied customers, the excellent landscapers, lawn care specialist and hardscapes installers at Blueprint Exteriors, LLC. We were fortunate enough to chat with CEO of Blueprint Exteriors, Frans Bernardo, about his promising young company and his customer service experience with Franklin Stone.
FRANS BERNARDO: After managing entire landscape businesses for multiple companies over the years, I finally decided to start my own company. Blueprint Exteriors, LLC is still small, but constantly growing.
FRANKLIN STONE: Do you have any specialities? What kinds of services do you provide your customers?
FRANS BERNARDO: We are experienced in all types of specialties including but not limited to: landscaping, hardscapes and stone work, design and lawn care. If there is something you desire, we can do it. A client may have an idea or concept but not know how to take it to the next level. I enjoy working to expand on their vision and create something they can be excited about. Since we are still small, we are able to build solid relationships with our customers. We are proud of our excellent customer service and our commitment to our clients. To me, a project is considered incomplete until my customer is 100% happy and thrilled with the outcome.
FRANKLIN STONE: Are there any projects of which you’re really proud?
FRANS BERNARDO: I take pride in all of my projects, whether it is putting in an irrigation system or building a backyard patio and entertainment area. I once carved out and built a 40ft water feature on a flat hillside which was fun. It’s rewarding to see projects take shape where there was nothing beforehand.
FRANKLIN STONE: How long have you been a shopper at Franklin Stone? What brought you in at first?
FRANS BERNARDO: I’ve been shopping with Franklin Stone for about 8 months. At first, I was brought in by their very convenient location. Most of my business is in Franklin. I didn’t realize how many products they had when I first heard of them, but then I went in and I saw their selection, I was very impressed. Their customer service is also very helpful. There isn’t a lot of waiting time. I’m usually in and out.
FRANKLIN STONE: What kinds of products do you buy?
FRANS BERNARDO: I buy a lot of top soil and mulch. The plant selection there isn’t the biggest, but I have purchased plants too. They are a great sod supplier. I used to use the sod supplier they used, but that company likes to deliver full trucks. Sometimes I just need 4 or 5 pallets. So, it’s nice to have them (Franklin Stone) do all the paperwork for me and I can just go in and pick up what I need. I’ve also bought pavers, patio hardscapes and all the supplies that go with those.
FRANKLIN STONE: I heard that you were not born in America. What brought you to the US, specifically Franklin?
FRANS BERNARDO: Actually I am from South Africa. After college I accepted an opportunity to work with an American landscaping company in Minnesota. My wife’s job landed her in Tennessee, and we didn’t hesitate to leave the cold tundra behind. We live in Franklin and absolutely love it!
We thank Frans Bernardo and Blueprint Exteriors for taking the time to talk to us, and we thank them immensely for their business. This young company is currently building a website, but as of now, the best way to reach them is via e-mail or phone.
BLUEPRINT EXTERIORS, LLC
Frans Bernardo 612-703-2675
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