Bold Springs originated in Walton County when the owners, straight out of school, had a huge interest in trees. They began with a small area of 13 acres and started to grow their business from the ground up. They spent 24 years in Walton County before deciding that they were ready to expand. They found a large tract of land in Pulaski County with access to a great amount of water and knew that this was the place for them. They now own and operate over 700 acres of land offering over 250 types of trees. They offer specialty trees for wholesale and currently cover 29 states in the US. They work directly with landscaping contractors, city governments, universities and larger residential areas. Most recently, they have worked on large residential properties owned by professional athletes and celebrities. Some of the bigger projects that they have provided trees for include the SunTrust Park, home of the Atlanta Braves, the Carolina Panthers newest facility and even Disneyworld! They also donated our very own Nelly Holly tree last year that is now planted and in its new home on the Pulaski County Courthouse lawn.
Bragg’s Fine Frames is a Custom frame shop that offers much more than just framing. They are a conservation shop, which means they take extra precautions to handle with care and “Do No Harm” to your personal artwork while in their hands. They are one of few framing shops in Middle Georgia that offer in house framework along with a wide selection of molding options. They encourage everyone to bring in their artwork to match it with the variety of colors and styles of mats in their store. Not only do they offer all-inclusive framing, they also create custom made signs, magnets, coasters and various other personalized gifts.
Starting late in 2011 after their retirement, Mr. and Mrs. DePietro set out to purchase a bed and breakfast of their own. While living in New York, they decided to start by just an online search to see what they could come up with. In a wondrous turn of events, they came across the Butterfly Mansion which had been vacant for about three years and was sadly starting to need some serious TLC. They came down to Hawkinsville to view the mansion and knew right away that this was the place for them, not just because of the beautiful bed and breakfast location they had found, but they also fell in love with Hawkinsville and its surroundings. They purchased the Butterfly Mansion in August of 2012 and moved to town shortly thereafter. After extensive renovations such as re-tiling the floors, updating the bathrooms, fixing the fireplaces, hand painting sconces and many more cosmetic upgrades, they were able to open the bed and breakfast on April first of 2015.