Who We Are


With headquarters in Raleigh, North Carolina, COVIS focuses solely on hardscaping solutions that create beautiful, cozy and functional outdoor living areas. We provide customers the outdoor space they’ve always dreamed of at a price they can afford. We call this “The COVIS Difference“.

For landscapers or contractors, the COVIS Franchise Program provides you with the opportunity to receive hardscape training and hardscaping materials to grow your business.

We also offer our franchise partners help by providing marketing materials and services that protect, promote, and preserve the COVIS brand. Contact COVIS to discuss your options and find out how we can help you!

Meet The Owners

Marc Genest | Co-owner

Marc’s background consists of 20 years of outdoor living experience, primarily in the paver industry. Marc’s experience consists of driveways, patios, pool decks, as well as, outdoor living spaces.

Chris Simpson | Co-owner

Chris has been in the construction industry for more than 20 years building homes, additions and outdoor living spaces. Pavers, and other natural stone has always been part of Chris’s projects.

Meet The Team

Brian Griffith | Estimator

Brian has been in the outdoor living industry since 2001 with experience predominantly in room design and furniture layout. He brings a unique viewpoint to his patio designs with function at the forefront. Brian will help create your perfect backyard escape with pavers, natural stone, fire pits, fireplaces, and outdoor kitchens. Brian lives in Holly Springs with his lovely wife and two children. He enjoys golf and watching ACC basketball.

James Clements | Estimator

James has over 30 years of construction knowledge, and started his career in the kitchen and bath industry with design and installation. He then moved into the homebuilding industry on the purchasing, estimating, and Field Manager positions. Now, a family member of COVIS in Sales, James is able to use a combination of all the past years’ residential home construction experience to combine with his homeowner’s list of needs, features, and vision to create an amazing, newly designed outdoor living area. He has always enjoyed working with people, and loves being able to provide clients with their best outdoor experience from the first phone call to the office to kicking their feet up to enjoy their new investment in their property.

James is originally from Annapolis, MD, and moved to North Carolina in 1997. He currently is a resident of Fuquay-Varina with his wife and three children. His hobbies include spending time with his family, attending church at Church Alive, sports, golf, collecting sports cards and traveling. It is his goal to provide the Best Customer Service, Design and Industry knowledge to all clients, at all times.

Tom Ross | Estimator

Tom is a Senior Sales Rep for COVIS for the past 3 years and loves what he does. He enjoys interacting with people all the time serving their needs as he did our country. As a military veteran, Tom served our country proud in the 1980’s as part of the US Navy aboard a fast frigate. He has been married for nearly 30 years and still going strong. Tom’s background was focused on reconstruction for over 30 years as well, while owning his own restoration company for 12 years during that time.

Thomas (Tom) Timmeny | Estimator

Tom is part of the sales team here at COVIS and has been in the hardscape and masonry industry for 30+ years, with a focus on outdoor living. He really enjoys working with people and making their outdoor visions come to reality. Working in this field is something Tom has always had a passion for and believes it shows in the way he approaches every project. He enjoys spending time with his family and friends outdoors and being active, along with time in youth sports between hockey, softball, and baseball.

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