Landscape Creations opens in JemisonBy Heather Buckner Published 2:35pm Thursday, July 5, 2012
Jake Bearden recently opened up a retail location for his business, Alabama Landscape Creations, in Jemison.
The owner of the company, Bearden is a Chilton County native and is excited about his store’s new location: “We landscape from Huntsville to Panama City; our guys are in hotel rooms 30–32 weeks a year. We would love to have some local business so they can stay home for a change.”
Though the Jemison store, located 2.7 miles off I-65 in Jemison, has only been open about 30 days, Bearden has been in the landscaping business for 10 years. He started helping with his father’s landscaping business around the age of 8 and at 16 earned his state certification and started his own business.
While previously he has not had much work in the area, he is looking for that to change.
“Eighty-five percent of our business comes from the home and garden shows we do around the state,” said Bearden.
They do about 25 shows a year and have been decorating for the Southern Women’s Show in Birmingham for seven years now.
Bearden’s work isn’t exclusively long-distance, however. His company also landscaped three homes in Thorsby’s Saraland subdivision.
The new store showcases patio furniture and landscape supply and has a nursery. In two weeks they will begin importing natural stone from places like Italy, Turkey and Canada and in 60 days, will offer hot tubs as well. The improvements will continue into the fall, when they plan to have aquatic gardens available for the public.
Bearden said they are in the process of opening an online store; the site should be up and running in a couple of weeks.
For more information, visit alabamalandscapecreations.com or call 205-389-3292.