Who We Are


With headquarters in Raleigh, North Carolina, COVIS focuses on hardscaping and outdoor contracting solutions that create beautiful, cozy and functional outdoor living areas. We provide customers with 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 | Product Specialist

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.


Tom Ross | Product Specialist

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.


Jason Edmondson | Sales and Project Manager

Jason became a member of the COVIS team in 2023. Armed with a horticulture degree from NCSU and boasting over two decades of expertise in landscape design, Jason is dedicated to crafting your ultimate outdoor oasis. Beyond his passion for creating stunning outdoor spaces, Jason cherishes moments with his wife and two sons, understanding the invaluable connection outdoor living fosters among loved ones.

Brantley Barnes | Sales and Contractor Services

Brantley has over 25 years as a Licensed General Contractor and more than 35 years in the construction industry, he brings unparalleled expertise to our team. His extensive experience in the construction industry and his commitment to transforming outdoor spaces into havens for families helps COVIS go beyond hardscapes. Based in Fuquay Varina with his wife and two daughters, Brantley finds joy in family moments and embraces outdoor pursuits like golf and travel.

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