Family Owned Small Business that Cares About the Community
Organized by: Anna Bruder
Fairview Water Gardens is a small, family owned business that officially opened its doors February 14, 2015. The owners are Ernie Vaughn, his son-in-law John Bruder, and Ernie's daughter/John's wife, Anna Bruder as well as their son Colby (the fish tamer) and daughter Aubrey. Ernie has always had a hobby of water gardening and koi and he got John interested and they started planning. John got Anna involved in the adventure and lots of work and planning was set into place. Fairview is a also a veteran owned company and we proudly support all veterans. Ernie served in the Air Force and John served in the Marines and did several tours overseas. We have a 1500 square feet fish barn that has holding tanks for all the koi and goldfish. Before we opened, the fish barn was full of old cars and random tools, etc. and required quite a bit of work. The store building was a storage for antiques and other items and had to be cleaned, painted and organized. All of this work and also a lot of clearing around the buildings took a lot of time and hard work and we did this together as a family. Our business is very unique, there aren't many businesses out there that do what we do, especially around a small town. We love helping out in the community and have hosted a free egg hunt for the children, fall festival and we have participated in the town's trunk-or-treat event the past two years. We would love to grow this business and bring even more joy to the people around the community and anyone passing through. Fairview is planning to start hosting parties in 2017 and we will strive to make it the best and most affordable place for children to come have fun. Having a special needs playground in the future is something else that we would greatly like to accomplish as all children deserve to have fun and get to play. Our dream is to grow this business and continue making it better day by day. Thank you for taking the time to read this, we greatly appreciate it.