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.
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.