Fred Cooke Owner of Bloomday

Frederick S. Cooke, Jr.

As the founder of Bloomday, I grew up in this area, and couldn’t imagine living anywhere else! I’ve been working in the stone industry since my earliest working career began. I started out working with my father and grandfather in the family business, and I’ve also built homes, worked in commercial construction, and as a machinery mechanic. Each of these experiences has been useful in my transition to starting and running Bloomday Granite & Marble.

I’m an out of the box thinker, known for making the impossible happen and finding unique solutions to problems. My passion comes from building a company where the employees are happy and we produce quality work. Clients come to us with difficult projects, and it’s my goal to find ways to make it happen. At the end of a project, I love seeing the customer’s reaction to our work and knowing we’ve earned our reputation for being hard working, reliable, and customer-focused.

When I’m not working, you’ll usually find me out on the land I own, doing some sort of “digging,” as my wife likes to say. That might be plowing a field, constructing a pond, or fixing equipment.

At Bloomday, we have worked with several organizations over the years including Habitat for Humanity, Junior Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF), local schools, and smaller charitable organizations. Most of my personal charitable work happens one on one. I have found the people who need my help tend to be directed my way through friends, family, or church. Because my wife is a survivor, I’m also make efforts to support breast cancer research.