Turfco’s History

Gavin Rogers started what is now known as Turfco in 1987. The business underwent a number of name changes before settling under the current name of Turfco in 1990.

  • 1987 – Budget Turf Supplies
  • 1988 – South Coast Turf
  • 1989 – Berry Turf Farm
  • 1989 – Classic Turf Nursery
  • 1990 to present – Turfco

Turfco commenced operations on leased ground in the Jamberoo area in late 1989; the business was later moved to the company’s first property in Berry, at Woodhill Mountain Road. Here the company started producing 40 acres of Turf, mainly Kikuyu and Couch, servicing the local markets and employing about 6 people.

Turfco leading the way

Turf farming was still a fairly new industry then and was treated by the local council as quarrying, with mountains of legislation and approval processes, which at the time saw the business almost give up. However, after being successful in changing state legislation, Turfco pressed on to become one of the country’s most successful turf businesses.

Throughout its history Turfco has been an industry leader; Turfco was the first turf farm to introduce Couch, Fescue, Zoysia and Soft leaf Buffalo to the region.

When Turfco commenced all turf was harvested by walk-behind harvesters with turf being hand rolled on the ground then manually loaded and then unloaded onto trucks. In 1993 Turfco imported the first automatic harvester from the USA and today all turf is now harvested by machines that harvest and deliver turf on a conveyor belt. The turf is quality checked on the belt and placed on pallets and forklift loaded onto trucks. These innovative machines even have laser guided steering. As a result, turf harvesting is no longer the back breaking job it once was.

Turfco intends to still be taking care of its customers in the Shoalhaven, Illawarra, South Coast and Southern Highlands in another 25 years, and will continue to lead the way in the industry through the use of the latest technology and knowledge, combined with the highest levels of service.

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  • Turfco did an amazing job at my place and now I want to repeat it!

    - Reece, Hyams Beach

  • Nathan, Josh and Brendon were a delight to deal with and did a fantastic job.

    - Patrick, Illawong

  • We were very very happy with the service we received, everyone we were involved with were courteous, polite and professional. Would definitely use your company again in the future.

    - Karen, Mt Pleasant

  • Just wanted to thank you for the great product excellent service and the most professional experience we have had so far with our renovation. Josh and Joe were fantastic. Please feel free to use us as a referee to other potential clients, they won't regret it.

    - Victoria & Gary, Illawarra

  • Our lawn is looking great, I'm really happy with it; I never thought I would be a lawn person but turns out I am!

    - Mick, West Wollongong

  • Hi Marcus , just to let you know that the boys and yourself are a credit to your company. Their work ethics are second to none. Thank you.

    - Mark, Lake Conjola

  • These guys were awesome! Nothing was too much to ask, Thanks guys

    - Susan, Tapitallee

  • Thank you for a quick and professional job at our school.

    - Mark, Warilla High School

  • Hi Marcus & Jed, thanks again for your work, we really love our lawn!

    - Gary, Berry

  • Just a quick note to thank your guy for a great install - we had the perfect weather for laying (rained all day !!!) Looking a treat and I'll be in touch for more just as soon as this lot is established.

    - Michael, Tallong

  • Thank you so much for your professionalism and attention to detail with the supply and installation of our Sir Walter at our newly built house. It has totally transformed the look of our home and has provided the finishing touch it so desperately needed.

    - Tim McGoldrick, South Nowra

  • Fantastic , I bought it online Wednesday and it was delivered to my door on Friday, doesn't get any better than that. Thanks

    - Warwick, Goulburn

  • Thanks very much for the photos!  The area is looking excellent - a huge improvement on the original !!  I appreciate all your team's efforts and hopefully we'll be able to successfully maintain the turf until it is well established!

    - Lile, Keiraville

  • The new lawn looks great! Thank you very much the boys did a top job.

    - Matt, Wollongong

  • Just like to say a big thanks to Marcus Josh and Jed, all very professional, courteous with nothing being a problem, a job well done and another happy customer,will not hesitate to recommend you guys.

    - Kevin and Florence Handford, Port Kembla

  • Both Marcus & Joe are very professional and know exactly what they are doing; their friendly personalities and workmanship makes them a credit to your company.

    - James, South Coast NSW

  • I would just like to thank you and particularly Jed and Jamie who worked their butts off today, and have done a fantastic job turfing our front lawn.   Your whole operation is totally professional and  we could not be more pleased with the end result.   Thanks again.

    - Tony & Kay, Sutherland

  • Thank you for your help in the installation of our new turf – I am really happy with it and amazed at what a difference it has made to the backyard. Your company made everything so very easy, I will certainly be recommending you. If ever I need turf laid again Turfco will be the first company I turn to.

    - Margarethe, Shellharbour

  • Jed and his buddy are wonderful. You guys are a real credit to Turfco.

    - Robyn, Greenwell Point

  • Joe, Scott and the team did a great job yesterday and despite having all four seasons during the afternoon, we smashed the turf laying records and got the job done.

    - Jeff, Kangaroo Valley

  • Thank you Marcus & Joe for such excellent customer service. Marcus gave us good advice on what turf to use and had no problems coming to offer his advice a second time to help us keep to our budget. Joe and his team were polite, friendly and efficient and did a terrific job on our very large backyard. It looks amazing. We've mowed it twice now and it looks like it has been there forever.

    - Berry

  • The boys who laid the lawn were AWESOME . .. very polite , worked hard and more than helpful with instructions for care.

    - Bronwyn, Vincentia

  • Product arrived with good grass growth and a nice root mass. Please pass on my thanks to your team.

    - John, Jim's Mowing, Kiama

  • I just want to thank yourself and Marcus for everything and to the guys that did the job, they were fantastic and did a great job.

    - Melinda, Renwick

  • Thank you for the great job your guy did on Wednesday. I recommend you guys to everyone. Thanks heaps!

    - Mick, Lake Heights

  • Just a quick message to say a big thank you to the driver who delivered the Turf on Saturday. He placed the turf in positions that made it easier for our guys to lay the turf. Thanks again.

    - Ann, Surf Beach

  • On behalf of our club I wish to pass onto yourself and Turfco are sincere thanks for your generosity with the recent supply of turf to Ray Robinson oval. This has assisted our club immensely with the upkeep and preseason preparation to our ground.  Again we say thanks. We appreciate your support. 

    - Fernhill Soccer Club

  • Thanks Marcus! I have to say you and your team are one of the most professional trades I have come across and the lawn looks great! 

    - Belinda, Greenhills Beach