About Cornerstone Landscapes
Cornerstone Landscapes is a professional full-service, licensed landscape provider for Tupelo, Oxford and all of Northeast Mississippi. Cornerstone Landscapes provides services from master design plans and installation to total lawn care, seasonal mowing or pressure washing - all while keeping your unique needs in mind. At Cornerstone Landscapes, our purpose is to help you see the potential of your landscape and exceed your expectations with the result. That is why our slogan is “Excellence Beyond Expectation”.
Our mission is to be and be known as the best landscapers in Northeast Mississippi. When you meet us, you will see our passion for what we do and how we help our customers – we hope to build a long-term relationship with you!
"Therefore, thus says the Lord GOD, “Behold, I am laying in Zion a stone, a tested stone, a costly cornerstone for the foundation, firmly place. He who believes in it will not be disturbed."
Meet the Team
Chris Bennett - Owner
Chris, originally from the Mississippi Delta, spent the majority of his childhood in Northeast Mississippi. After a stellar high school baseball career, he went to Itawamba Community College to attend school and play baseball. From there, he went to Belhaven University where he played baseball in route to graduating with a degree in Business Administration with an emphasis in Finance.
After college, Chris began working in construction with a specialization in dirt work until he transitioned into corporate contract security. Working from the bottom up, starting as a security guard and working through several roles, including Field Supervisor and Branch Manager, Chris ultimately became a Senior Branch Manager. He was responsible for leading over 200 team members and managing $7 million of annual revenue.
Tired of the confines of an office, Chis yearned to spend more time outside in God’s Creation and started his own landscape company – COB Lawn Service – in 2017. After several years of growth, Chris added Logan as a partner and together they acquired Barefoot Lawns in Oxford and Cornerstone Landscapes in Tupelo – attracted by the strong reputation and specialization in landscape design and installations.
Today, you can catch Chris outside on the job with the crew, installing drains, laying stone walkways or running a weed eater. Chris has a passion for working hard, being outside and delivering a stellar product for customers. In his spare time, you will find Chris with his wife Olivia and two daughters – Georgia and Bailey. They give back by serving at Hope Church in the nursery, at Awana, in Youth Group and on the Security Team. He loves to workout, hunt, grill, go to late night movies and drink Girl Scout Cookie Frappuccino’s from StrangeBrew or Ethiopian Origin Caramel Latte from Tupelo River.
Chris’ role with Cornerstone encompasses all facets of operations – from hiring and training to scheduling and execution – Chris delivers high quality work in a timely manner.
Logan Ayers - Owner
Logan grew up in Tupelo, MS where he quickly found that he had a passion to compete. Whether it be in the classroom, on the soccer field, the basketball court or just a family game night, he thrived on competition and striving for excellence. Logan played football, basketball, track and baseball at Tupelo Christian Preparatory School and club soccer for Tupelo Futbol Club in high school. He was part of the first graduating class, a class of 19, at Tupelo Christian Preparatory School, which has grown to over 700 students today. Logan captained his soccer team at Itawamba Community College and went on to play at the University of Mississippi, where he obtained a B.B.A. of Managerial Finance.
After graduating from the University of Mississippi, Logan moved to Atlanta, GA to work for CoStar Group, the world’s leader in commercial real estate information and analytics, before taking a position in Tupelo, MS with Fusion Hospitality, a hotel management company. During Logan’s tenure, he has served in capacities of Associate Director of Operations, Regional Director of Operations/Acquisitions, Vice President and ultimately Chief Operation Officer – providing leadership for 23 properties in various stages of development, construction and operation and over 650 team members.
Logan specializes in acquisitions, strategic analysis, process improvement, team building and KPI alignment. Logan continues to work at Fusion Hospitality and resides in Tupelo, MS with his wife Sadie. He still loves the thrill of competition and enjoys being actively involved in Hope Church and its ministries, health and fitness, playing soccer and hunting in the Western US. Logan’s role with Cornerstone is to create efficiency to ensure the highest quality can be delivered affordably in order to create value for both team members and customers.
Jason Tubb - Project Manager
Cornerstone Landscapes was founded by Jason Tubb in 2012 and operated solely by him until September 2019. Jason is a graduate of Mississippi State University and holds degrees in Landscape Architecture and Landscape Contracting Management. His specialties are landscape design and installation.
In the summer of 2019, Jason felt led by the Lord to sell his business to pursue founding a non-profit with his wife Hillary – Relief for the Weary – to serve elderly, widows, and orphans in the Northeast Mississippi community in need of carpentry, lawn maintenance and handiwork. Today, Jason remains an integral part of the Cornerstone team as a Project Manager with a heavy emphasis on building relationships and doing design work as well as serving through Relief for the Weary, at Calvary Baptist Church, gardening and spending time with his family.