Established in 1994, Exterior Expressions was founded by Robert M, Allen and Angel S. Rodriguez. We opened our first office in Duluth, Georgia a few miles northeast of Atlanta. We began installing stonework with one crew. Our goal was to provide superior workmanship, unmatched service, hands on management and competitive pricing to every customer. We wanted every customer to be a reference so we could build our reputation on their recommendations. In our first year in business we concentrated our efforts on natural stone for residential projects. As we developed our expertise we expanded our product profile to include, subdivision entry features, amenity areas, shopping centers, commercial buildings and multi family projects. We added new products to meet our customer needs including brick, architectural precast, concrete and clay pavers, specialty concrete, garden structures, natural boulders, sculpted concrete waterfalls, swimming pools, Koi ponds, modular block walls, fencing and gravity walls.
Some of our Atlanta area projects include the UPS headquarters, Bears Best Golf Club, Hamilton Mill Golf Club, White Columns Golf Club, Druid Hills CC, Oglethorpe University Student Housing, JPI multifamily projects at Jefferson on the Green, Jefferson at MorganFalls, Jefferson at Vinings and Jefferson on the River.
As the company grew we added other products to compliment the stonework. We built relationships with general contractors, developers and homebuilders that worked in Atlanta but also built projects outside the Atlanta area. To meet the needs of our growing customer base we expanded our operations outside the Atlanta area.
In 1997 we opened an office in Charlotte, NC. The office has an extensive showroom for all the stone and hardscape products we install. The Charlotte and Atlanta offices now install work up and down the East Coast of the US.
Some of our more prominent installations managed from the Atlanta and Charlotte offices include the Grove Park Inn and Spa in Asheville, The Virginia Tech Alumni and Conference Center, Duke University Cancer Research Facility, Duke University Medical, Lowe’s Headquarters in Charlotte, TIAA CREF Headquarters in Charlotte and The Mohegan Sun Casino.
In 1997 we were contracted to install the stonework and sign monuments at the World Golf Village in St. Augustine. In 1997 the Jacksonville area had a shortage of experienced stonemasons and stone work was getting popular. Due to the demand we opened an office in St. Augustine, FL and we have been in St. Augustine ever since.
In 2000 we were contracted to install the stonework at the Bears Club in Jupiter FL. After starting the project many local general contractors and builders inquired about stonework and in 2001 we opened an office in Palm Beach. This office is fully staffed and has a showroom displaying all of the products and stone we install. The Palm Beach office manages masonry projects throughout Florida. Some of the projects we have installed in Florida include Nocatee Aquatics Park, Riverwood Clubhouse, Boca West CC, St. Andrews CC, Glenagles CC, Millenia Plaza, Addison Reserve CC, Stonebridge CC and The King and The Bear CC.
In 2006 we sold the North Carolina division. We focused our efforts in Georgia, South Carolina and Florida. When the housing turn down started we focused on commercial work and started installing Structural CMU along with masonry veneers.
Lisa Kindred is our Accounting and Office manager and works in Matthews. Harley Betz, Rodney Miles and Rick round out the project management team in North Carolina.
In 2012 Bobby Allen II, Eric Allen and Dustin Allen became owners in the company. We are now a true family owned business. Bobby works in the West Palm Beach office and manages the Florida operations. Mauricio Ramirez has been a project manager in Florida for 9 years and works out of the West Palm Beach office with Bobby.
Eric Allen manages all of the construction in the other Southeast States.
Dustin Allen is a full time estimator and works for Jason Overly, our Chief Estimator, in the Duluth, GA office.
Today we are still growing and have built our reputation on recommendations by providing superior workmanship, unmatched service, hands on management and competitive pricing to all of our customers.