Never Water or Mow, Again!
.Never Water or Mow Again has been the banner TuFFGraSs has waved since 1998 – We are located in the Sacramento Valley – Sierra Foothills area of Northern California
.For Immediate Release:
TuFFGraSs Opens Premier Fieldturf Artificial
Grass Installer Territory in Northern California …
TuFFGraSs was founded in 1998 as a “THE FUN PART” of an existing construction company – everyone wanted to build their own practice putting greens – and for us, it was like a day off of our normal routines doing something we really love.
We thought we’d be building backyard putting green projects for years. And then the market began to change – wonderful new styles of artificial grass were really incredible looking and the next thing we knew, we were installing fake grass as lawns – who knew?
Wow – did that change things!
Grass styles that looked, felt and performed as close to natural grass were now available for artificial grass installers, like us. They had years of systems knowledge behind them and styles were finally where the public accepted them as acceptable substitutes for the real thing!
We joined the Fieldturf landscape installers program and invested heavily in building market awareness from 2000-2004.
FAST FORWARD 2010
In today’s growing market, new styles and sources for landscape and putting green artificial grass give us a wide variety of choices for our artificial grass lawn, putting green and play area materials we can use for you to select from.
TuFFGraSs has grown over the past 12 years into a network of companies that proudly serve Sacramento/Stockton/San Francisco/San Jose markets.
Education, Industry Guidelines, Knowledge of Rights, Rules and Responsibilities to Employees and Customers … everyone needs the same information – what one does with it, well that speaks to what folks hold dear.
OOOPs – Rewind to January 2007
In 2007 – we joined with other like-minded installers and founded ASGi – the Association of Synthetic Grass Installers. Annie lead the way as the Executive Director and created a 6 hour training video series, a certification program and 100s of pages of educational downloads, presentations and market intelligence. It’s still online, today!
WALL STREET JOURNAL – Artificial Grass isn’t a landscape’s “bad toupee” any longer! (2013)
Artificial Grass: It’s Not Just for Stadiums Any More
After a makeover, synthetic grass is showing up in residential driveways, courtyards and high-traffic areas
Artificial grass, long considered the bad toupee of landscaping, has gotten a makeover. Manufacturers have developed new “yarns” that make synthetic grass look less shiny and more natural. READ MORE ABOUT ARTIFICIAL GRASS …
The Association’s efforts, under Annie’s contribution, has helped to shepherd several industry specific bills supporting the artificial grass industry into law; helped installers to navigate product knowledge and industry developments; partner with chain of supply partners to bring together over 1200 interested parties and provide advertising-free information on the internet.
TuFFGraSs is proud to count themselves as part of the original 12 founding members of ASGi.
Today … more than 3 years later
Paul Michael Costa, owner and co-founder of TuFFGraSs, serves as an ASGi Board Adviser and ASGi CERTiFiED Instructor [landscape and putting greens].
In 2009 – ASGi launched the ASGi CERTiFiED Member programs with ASGi CERTiFiED hands-on training workshops that were held across the US. All members are encouraged to attend the training, take the required exams and submit passing scores and an extensive application before being considered for ASGi CERTiFiCATiON.
TuFFGraSs completed the application process, training and required exams and holds ASGi Level 2 CERTiFiCATiON. [landscape and putting greens].
Along with other ASGi CERTiFiED Members, the ASGi Board of Advisers and ASGi Market Partners and Affiliates – TuFFGraSs holds itself and it’s business associations to the ASGi Statement of Business Ethics and Code of Conduct – Copy HERE
The REAL DEAL …
TuFFGrass has been a member in good standing with the BETTER BUSINESS BUREAU since 2003. We were invited to join the BBB by the executive staff after customers posted so many positive comments about us, it seemed appropriate to get involved in the BBB program officially. We gained online approved BBB Member status in 2006 and, we are proud to report that we have only good comments and reports.
TuFFGraSs – CSLB #849305
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