Who We Are
Over 20 Years of Experience
Playing in the dirt has been a part of John Shepherd, Southern Cross Company founder’s, life for as long as he can remember. Raised by avid gardeners who loved making their yards beautiful with an abundance of blooming flowers, fresh vegetables, and plenty of hard work, John’s love for the outdoors began at an early age.
As a young guy, he started out like most teenagers driving around the neighborhood with his dad’s mower aspiring to be a businessman. Through the years, he continued to provide lawn maintenance for clients all over South Atlanta while trying his hand with different professions, growing his skill set and attending post-secondary education to become a certified landscape specialist.
While working with a few green industry professionals including a prestigious design/build company, John’s formal education and hands-on experience with landscape design and outdoor living has grown by leaps and bounds. In 2015, John, with his wife Jennifer, made the decision to step out on faith and establish Southern Cross Outdoors. Their focus was on creating beautiful outdoor spaces for the families and businesses in their community just south of Atlanta, Georgia. In 2020, as their business and passion continued to grow, they expanded to become Southern Cross Company. This expansion included the addition of design, construction, renovation, and remodeling.
With over 20 years of experience and a passion for creating both interior and exterior spaces to give families a beautiful backdrop for incredible lifelong memories, John and his team are more than prepared to lead you to success. We love what we do and we look forward to serving you on your next project!
Southern Cross Company has some of the best on our crew! Our team is highly qualified and knowledgeable in their field. From the office staff to the onsite crew, our employees are equipped with the education needed to be successful in their area of expertise. As a company, we participate in continuing education through off site training, professional conferences and national peer groups to stay at the top of current trends and best practices in our field to guarantee our clients are getting the best when they choose to work with us!