J & R Garden and Stone is a third generation family owned-and-operated company serving Middle Tennessee for over 40 years.
Back in the 1970’s Randy and his father, James, originally opened J & R in Nashville growing hydroponic tomatoes and selling them at the Farmers Market.
While Randy and James decided against continuing the business as tomato growers they did see a need in the local Nashville Community for bedding plants, shrubs & bushes and tropical plants. Thus J & R evolved into a small nursery selling and installing landscaping for their customers.
As Nashville became more developed they decided to relocate J & R to the town of Bellview where they opened a larger retail operation to better serve the needs of the local community. Business boomed and Randy continually added more employees and landscaping crews to keep up with demand. J & R also added larger trees, more varieties of shrubs & bushes and a large indoor shopping area at this location.
In the early 1990’s, Randy purchased an undeveloped piece of property in the then little known community of Grassland in Franklin, TN. In 1993 J & R’s current location was ready for business and Randy underwent another big move from Bellview to where we are now on Hillsboro Road.
In 2000, J & R evolved again and added on another branch by selling natural stone products, gravels and manufactured concrete products. It was in this same year that Randy’s oldest son Jason began working for J & R full time and is currently still the lead delivery driver on staff today! In 2005, Randy’s daughter Tiffany joined the expanding company and oversees the office responsibilities and accounting for J & R. Most recently the youngest son Ryan has also joined the J & R crew and acts as yard manager handling and overseeing daily operations.
As always we pride ourselves on continuing to be a family run company that serves the community we live and work in! Come in today and experience what a pleasure it is to shop at J & R! You’ll be glad you did!