Congratulations PuttTek!

What started as a personal pursuit of passion has turned into a luxury putting course business for one Arizona competitor golfer. Camron Howell, co-owner of PuttTek, searched for a company that could install a personal putting course to practice his short game from home. He wanted a nine hole course so that he could play over and over again. After receiving multiple replies that there isn’t anyone who could do what he wanted, he decided to take matters into his own hands.

“Design and creativity has been something I’ve always been good at,” Howell said. “I designed my course, picked out the turf, and hired a crew to install it.” Howell used the same typography found on the traditional golf course. The course used a few different turf products – Everlast Nylon Putt 2-Tone, Everlast Poly Putt 2-Tone and TigerTurf Pet Turf found through Synthetic Grass Warehouse to achieve the desired look. This allowed for a different type of effect for the fairway, fringe and putting green. The crew had been so impressed by the outcome of the project, that they suggested Howell create his own business so that artificial grass companies could partner up and promote this type of installation.

Howell took their advice, and now PuttTek partners up with professional landscapers and design firms throughout the Southwest to integrate a customized PuttTek putting course into an overall landscape package.

Howell says that friends ask to come play all the time, which is just fine with him. “It’s fun for all ages,” he said. “It’s safe and it really is a work of art.” Howell believes that it’s the scoring component that makes his courses so popular. “It’s the same reason why people enjoy cornhole, billiards and ping pong,” he said. “It’s just another form of friendly competition.”

Congratulations, Texas Custom Turf!

Congratulations to Texas Custom Turf, our September 2016 Install of the Month!

The Austin based installer has over 20 years of combined experience in home construction, landscaping, and award winning customer service.

The company specializes in everything ‘turf’ – xeriscaping, putting greens, residential landscapes – but owner Chris Neighbors said that he has noticed a new trend when it comes to artificial grass. “We have mostly dealt with residential installations, but our last few installs have been commercial properties.”

The most recent commercial artificial grass project was an 11,500 sq ft install of Diamond Light Fescue at the Westwood Country Club in downtown Austin, TX. “This install took a little extra TLC and attention to detail,” Neighbors said. “The club has large oak trees all over the property which required a different drainer layer underneath the turf.”

Neighbors said that the end result was everything the owners wanted. “We always try to go the extra mile for all of our clients,” he said. “It’s really important to us because a large amount of our business is based on referrals from our jobs.”

Neighbors believes that more businesses are looking to artificial grass due to the large amount of residential installs. “We’ll install for a home and then that person will be the owner of a small business or go into work and talk about how great their lawn looks,” he said. “Artificial grass really has some great benefits other than just saving water, it cuts back on the time and money spent maintaining a traditional lawn.”

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