Emory Patton – Emory is a third generation sod farmer. He founded Turf Center in 1967 as a sod harvesting and installation business.
In 1974 the business expanded to selling sod out of the current location on Spencerville Road.
Patrica Patton – Pat takes care of office matters, all that boring paper work no one else wants to do!
Diana Patton – Emory and Pat’s daughter took the business over is 1994 and in 1995 expanded the operation by becoming a private dealer for Southern States Cooperative. This allowed Turf Center to better serve its landscaping clients and expand into residential customers and small farm owners.
Diana has a love for dairy goats. She has bred national champion Saanen dairy goats and is the Montgomery Co. 4-H Dairy Goat leader.
Assistant Manager | Equine Specialist
Amy Barnes – Amy joined the Turf Center family in 2005. After graduating from UMD with a degree in Agriculture she spent several years managing an equestrian riding facility.
This made her a natural fit to our team.
Juan Sosa joined the Turf Center Family in 1988 hand stacking pallets of sod.
He knows the meaning of hard work for sure!
Jimmy Melara joined the Turf Center Family in 1991.
His attention to detail and organization is much appreciated by our customers.
Mario Reyes joined the Turf Center Family in 2008 rounding out the loading crew with his bright smile.
Lizzie, Lovey, Dovey, Floofy, and Thelma & Louise