Larry Oliver with a fountain and a variety of Tennessee stone is in background. (photo by Mark Schmerling)

L&L Services in Saluda opens to offer landscaping products

Published 6:26pm Friday, April 12, 2013

Larry Oliver had operated successful landscaping and property management businesses in the Tryon area, and when he was ready to re-locate Saluda looked like a logical place.

Now Larry and Lynette Oliver operate L&L Services, where they offer North Carolina and Tennessee building stones, boulders, river sand, masonry sand, mulch and similar products for masons and homeowners.

“I noticed nothing (like this) between Tryon and Hendersonville,” said Larry, who had been a landscaper and property manager in the Tryon area for some 20 years, and who has had a masonry business for more than 12 years.

L&L opened in Saluda this past February.

Larry noted that the Tennessee stone is from Cookville, Tenn., while the North Carolina stone originates in various localities in western North Carolina. Those stones are becoming integral parts of many homes in this area.

L&L goes beyond utilitarian products. One unique product is a stone table set with matching benches. Stone tables are fairly common, but this one sports a layer of river stones. L&L also cuts and installs stone birdbaths, fireplace mantels and stepping stones.

While L&L can perform any type of masonry work, their products are also available to others. 

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