A beautifully landscaped yard makes outdoor living a joy and Brian and Dennis Muoio, co-owners of Briden Nurseries in West Cranston, RI, offer comprehensive landscape construction services that take all the guesswork out of creating an exceptional outdoor space. With 45 years of combined experience between them, the father/son team is thrilled to be working together in their third year of business on their six and a half acre nursery.
“In our first year we focused primarily on nursery sales and landscape design,” says Brian Muoio. “Then in our second year of business we expanded it into lawn maintenance, landscape construction and project managing as well as the design and the nursery. Now in our third year, business is booming and we just hope it continues that way.”
Dad sells the plants
At Briden Nurseries, the business is neatly divided to reflect each owner’s strength. Dennis, a former partner at Lawn Beauticians for 30 years, runs the nursery. He’s in charge of sales and the maintenance of all the products that include over a thousand different varieties of trees, shrubs, grasses, groundcovers and perennials. He prides himself on being able to find any plant his customers could possibly want. They grow and sell over 9,000 perennials a year in over 200 varieties themselves in their 14 onsite greenhouses.
Son designs and installs
Brian is a licensed landscape architect and past president of the Rhode Island chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architecture. He does all the design work, construction, project management and then runs the maintenance division. Whether a customer is looking for a new lawn, patio, swimming pool, spa, outdoor kitchen, stone wall or fire pit, his team can build it.
Combining soft-scapes with hardscapes is one of Brian’s passions and the philosophy at Briden Nurseries is that your outdoor landscape should reflect and harmonize with the interior of your home in a seamless way. They offer a diversity of services to ensure that the vision is met and are willing to work on both large and small projects.
A flexible approach
“The first thing we do is we set up an initial consultation, always free,” he says. “I review with my clients what they’re looking to accomplish with the project and we develop what I call a program and it tells me everything that they want to do, whether it be a swimming pool or flower beds. From there I tell them what the fee will be to design the project. If all we’re responsible for is design, there’s a fixed fee for doing that. If they engage us in doing the build out of the project or the management, we waive the fee and it’s included in the construction part of the project.”
Sales, Maintenance & Landscape Design: Briden Nurseries
**As seen in Southern New England Home magazine’s 2012-2013 print edition.