Meet the Team
Led by Founder and President, Faulkner Bell and Director of Operations, Jason Bonfiglio, the Bell Outdoor team is committed to quality and exceptional service. With over 100 years of combined team experience you can trust your outdoor jobs will be completed with the highest level of quality and customer satisfaction. We look forward to working with you to enhance or create the outdoor space of your dreams.
Faulkner Bell – President & Founder
Faulkner Bell, a native of St. Simons Island, Georgia, founded Bell Outdoor, LLC in 2016. He lives on St. Simons with his loving wife, Laura, and their son, Jackson Faulkner Bell, who was born in October of 2017. Faulkner grew up surrounded by the landscape and turf industries, and would go on to attended Auburn University. After graduating in 2008 with a B.S. in Horticulture and a Minor in Agronomy & Soils, Faulkner expanded his knowledge base by working with two landscape companies as an Account Manager and Director of Operations. During this time, Faulkner was able to gain a comprehensive understanding of the intricate elements that must work cohesively with one another in order to provide truly remarkable results. He has always known that his passion and talent were both firmly rooted in the science of horticulture and building long-term customer relationships. Faulkner now spends his days working with the Bell Outdoor team perfecting landscape designs, installations, and full-service property maintenance in order to make their clients’ dreams a reality.
Jason Bonfiglio – Director of Operations
Originally from New Jersey, Jason has lived everywhere from California, Florida, North Carolina, and now resides on St. Simons with his wife, Katie, who grew up on the island. Despite Jason having landed an interview with the company, completely independently, Katie later came to the realization that Bell Outdoor was owned by Faulkner, a high school friend of her brother, whom she had known since high school. Jason boasts an immense background in everything from residential/commercial construction, remodels, additions, and restorations, which he is thrilled to contribute to the creativity, functionality, and perfection of Bell Outdoor’s outdoor living lifestyles. Jason knew Bell Outdoor would be a perfect fit because of the passion he shared with the owner, Faulkner Bell, on helping clients turn their dreams into reality while offering the utmost satisfaction.
Raphael Caldera – Crew Member
Rafael Caldera, from Caracas, Venezuela, joined the Bell Outdoor team in 2018, and is eager to learn more about the landscape industry. Rafael earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Physical Therapy from Cecilio Acosta College. After graduation he put his knowledge to use by becoming a personal trainer and rehab coordinator, where he worked with injured athletes to help them recover after an injury. Rafael is a proud father of two sons and a loving husband. When he isn’t on a job site Rafael enjoys to play and watch baseball. He is looking forward to learning as much as he can about landscape design, installations, and all of the services that Bell Outdoor has to offer.
Anibal Lopez – Crew Leader
Anibal is from Guatemala and has three wonderful children. He joins the Bell Outdoor team with exceptional knowledge regarding gardening and equipment operation with years of experience as a trained mechanic. Since he joined the team, Anibal has thoroughly enjoyed learning new skills, like building tabby patios and walkways. He strives to do his best every day to provide our customers with excellent service.
Jose Lopez – Crew Member
Jose Lopez joined the Bell Outdoor team in April 2017. He is from Guatemala and lives locally with his family. He has previous experience in irrigation and landscape installation. He stated that the reason he joined the Bell Outdoor team is because he likes how the team works well together and that the great work is recognized by management and the customers. How does he know this already? His father also works with Bell Outdoor. Before starting, Jose knew many of the crew members and knows that Bell Outdoor has the equipment and tools necessary for him to do his very best. Jose is interested in learning about masonry work. When he isn’t working, Jose enjoys volunteering his time with several organizations. Jose says that his contribution to the team’s success will be to do a good job, being honest and responsible in all he encounters.
Karen Hlusko – Office Administrator
Karen joined the Bell Outdoor Team as the Office Administrator. She was raised on Blythe Island and has three kids; Wade, Alana, and Kaylin. Wade and Alana are currently in college and Kaylin will begin college in the Fall of 2019. Karen enjoys Bell Outdoor’s philosophies and atmosphere, when compared to other service industry experience. She says, “Bell Outdoor is detail and team oriented and everyone works together to make sure the job is completed to the customers’s satisfaction. The creativity that this team brings to meeting client needs is impressive.” Although Karen is new to the Green industry, she brings a strong financial and customer service background to contribute to the overall success of the business.
Leandro Lopez – Crew Member
Leandro Lopez is a native of Guatemala. He decided to join Bell Outdoor with his brother, Emiliano, our Production Manager, after hearing such positive attributes of the team. Leandro and his wife have a young son name Abner. Abner is currently battling cancer and Leandro spends several nights a week and weekends in Jacksonville with his son. He is a dedicated father to say the least. Leandro has an extensive background in irrigation work which he enjoys most. He is continuously learning about the designing and planning of all elements of a landscape as well as the most sustainable techniques. Leandro arrives each morning ready to work and to learn something new. His goal is to do the best he can, continue to learn and be a
Marlin Molina – Crew Leader
Marlin was born in Guatemala, and is the loving father of two energetic young daughters. He enhances the Bell Outdoor team with sixteen years of experience in the landscaping field. We draw on his experience for project planning and installing irrigation systems, as they’re his preferred projects at Bell Outdoor. Personally, Marlin actively strives to strengthen his knowledge in landscape lighting of outdoor spaces. In his spare time he likes to play soccer. As one of our most experienced teammates, Marlin believes that Bell Outdoor has an optimal, communicative team that can provide the service our customers deserve. He loves the ability to share ideas with a responsive crew.
Monolo Avila – Crew Member
Manolo Avila joined the Bell Outdoor team in April 2017. He is from Guatemala and lives locally with his wife. He has an extensive background in landscape maintenance. He stated that the reason he joined the Bell Outdoor team is because he likes the discipline and standards expected of him by management. So far, his favorite aspect of working at Bell Outdoor is residential maintenance. Manolo wants to further his knowledge about landscape installation including irrigation installation. Exercising is his favorite hobby when he isn’t working. Manolo stated he is a dedicated crew member who looks forward to learning to contribute to Bell Outdoor’s continued success.
Osmar Molina – Crew Member
Osmar is from Huehuetenango, Guatemala and was the first team member, as our first team member, Osmar takes pride in the work he and his teammates accomplish. Each project finished is another testament to their hard work. His goal is to continue to learn about maintaining landscapes properly, so that he may more efficiently do the work he enjoys. When he’s not working, Osmar enjoys spending time with his beautiful little girl, and playing soccer.
Yordan Velasquez – Crew Member
Yordan joined Bell Outdoor in May 2017 and has worked in the horticulture industry for the last three years. He was born and raised in Cuba. He is married to his beautiful wife Karina and together they have 4 children. Yordan enjoys interacting with nature through the planting, nurturing and pruning of plants. Yordan’s goal is to continue training to operate all of the equipment used by Bell Outdoor. Yordan describes the Bell Outdoor team, “We are a team who make the dreams of each customer come true by providing unparalleled quality.”
T.J. Wieland – Crew Leader
T.J. Wieland comes to Bell Outdoor from Bay City, Michigan. T.J. now resides in the Golden Isles with his girlfriend, Gaby, and two daughters, Leah and Gianna. T.J. says that he chose Bell Outdoor because he believes in the company’s motto, “Quality form Passion”, and feels he can contribute to the company’s success. T.J. brings many years of experience in hardscape construction as well as landscape installation to Bell Outdoor. In his spare time, T.J. likes to hunt, fish, BBQ, and spend time with his family. T.J. envisions an extended future ahead with Bell Outdoor, devoting himself to every job to ensure customer satisfaction no matter what.