It was 2016, and Mike Freeland had a goal—he wanted to provide high-quality landscaping created with the highest-quality materials and installation, but that was still competitively priced.
Fast-forward to 2023, and Freeland has far exceeded his goals for both himself and his clients.
Turf Monsters—the company that he launched that year— is a popular, in-demand one-stop shop for all landscaping needs, including pavers and patios, putting greens, fire pits and grills, pergolas, landscape lighting, trees and plants, and of course, artificial turf, which is available at wholesale pricing.
“We’re here for the customer,” Freeland says of his full-service landscaping business model. “We genuinely care as a company. Our goal is to take someone’s space and make it useable, taking it from something they don’t even want to see to something they want to spend time in.”
Providing an excellent customer experience includes treating customers right and offering top-quality products they can depend on. Turf Monsters installs high-quality, American-made Tiger Turf or Everlast, which offers long-term durability and, with its mixture of olive green and field turf fibers, looks and feels similar to living grass.
The TigerCool option is extremely pet-friendly for those with pets and won’t tear or damage with digging, chewing, or clawing. It’s scientifically proven to stay cooler, is non-toxic, allergen-free, and easy to rinse.
And while customers may choose to hose down a pet area if they want, the overall water savings of having artificial turf—whether standard turf or pet-friendly turf—is significant, making it a perfect eco-friendly (not to mention maintenance-free!) option.
No matter what product is installed, Turf Monsters provides a 10-year warranty on everything it sells, guaranteeing that nothing will fade or have any issues.
Of his company and success, Freeland says, “I love meeting new people, the relationships that are built, making people happy, doing what we say we’re going to do, and being a good contractor. That’s what we pride ourselves on and what we do.”
Adding another way to serve his customers, in 2021, Freeland opened a wholesale warehouse and showroom.
“We did that because we can buy in bulk,” he explains, “and so we can store turf in large amounts, and then we can pass those savings on to our customers. People can then come to our showroom and see what we have.”
Regarding the rest of the backyard landscaping, Turf Monsters’ one-stop shop also includes custom options for everything from the grills to pergolas, and everything in-between.
“We just genuinely care about our customers and want to ensure a positive experience. And price-wise, for what we offer, I don’t think anyone can beat us in town in regard to our quality and installation.”