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Southern States Turf for Professionals

We know turf. Put our experience to work for you.

At Southern States, our mission is to be the best at providing the products and services you need to complete your next turf job. Whether you’re a lawn care professional, landscaper, sports turf manager, or golf course superintendent, our team of experts can help you source the right products from our Professional Turf Line.

What We Sell
Turf Products

Each of our professional turf products offers a unique solution to your turf challenges. With competitive pricing on the quality products you rely on, we’ll help you select the right combination of seeds, fertilizers, and turf chemicals for your turf and ornamental needs.

  • Lawn & Landscape Products

  • Golf Products

  • Soil Testing & Consultation

  • Turf & Lawn Seed

  • Standard & Custom Fertilizer Blends

  • Fertilizer/Pre-emerge Blends

  • Micronutrients & Nutritionals

  • Lime

  • Herbicides

  • Insecticides

  • Fungicides

  • Adjuvants

  • Growth Regulators

  • Dyes, Tank Cleaners & Antifoamers 

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Services we Provide
Professional Turf Services

In addition to helping you source the right products for your unique needs, Southern States is proud to offer a range of services to support your work from planning and preparation to long-term turf care. Our areas of expertise include:

  • Turf & Sports Field Management

  • Lawn & Landscape

  • Aquatics

  • Weed & Pest Management

  • Nutrient Management

  • Naturalized Area & Vegetation Management

  • On-Site Consultations

Southern States

Turf for Professionals

Contact UsĀ 

Find Your Southern States Turf Representative

Central Alabama

Southern States Turf Pelham, AL
(205) 672-8353

Rodney Guy

Regional Account Manager

rodney.guy@sscoop.com

Cell: 205-907-5708

Rodney graduated with a bachelor’s degree in turfgrass management from Mississippi State University and has served the turf and green industry for more than 44 years, the last 16 with Southern States. He served as superintendent of the Inverness Golf Club in Birmingham, AL for 20 years. Rodney is committed to the Alabama turf industry, serving as co-founder and past President of the Alabama Golf Course Superintendents Association, and past President of the Alabama Turfgrass Association. He has been a member of both organizations for nearly 40 years. 

Jim Shewmake

Regional Account Manager

jim.shewmake@sscoop.com

Cell: 205-873-0140

Jim has more than 36 years of experience in the turf and green industry and has been with Southern States for the last 23 years. He is an active member of both the Alabama Turfgrass Association and the Alabama Golf Course Superintendent Association. He graduated with a Bachelor of Science in general agronomy from Mississippi State University.

Central & Western North Carolina, South Carolina

Southern States Turf Lenoir, NC
(828) 244-4402

Jeff Johnson

Regional Account Manager

jeff.johnson@sscoop.com

Cell: 828-620-0153

Jeff joined Southern States 15 years ago, bringing 35 years of prior experience in the turf industry. Jeff is committed to the turf industry with memberships in the Carolina Golf Course Superintendent’s Association, Blue Ridge Turfgrass Association and the Western Carolina Turfgrass Association, where he once served as President. Jeff graduated with a degree in pest control technology and general agriculture from North Carolina State University.

Scott Turner

Regional Account Manager

scott.turner@sscoop.com

Cell: 864-477-9301

Scott has more than 40 years in the turf industry and has been with Southern States for the last 14 years. Scott's experience as a golf industry sales representative included establishing markets in Pennsylvania, New Jersey and California. He is a member of the Carolinas Golf Course Superintendents Association and the Carolinas Turfgrass Association. Scott received a bachelor’s degree in agronomy and crop science at California Polytechnic State University in San Luis Obispo, California.

Chris Shew

Regional Account Manager

christopher.shew@sscoop.com

Cell: 828-244-4402

Chris brings real experience to the turf industry with 9 years of turf experience as a professional applicator and sales associate. A member of the Carolinas Golf Course Superintendent Association, Chris received an associate’s degree from Caldwell Community College & Technical Institute.

Don Norris

Regional Account Manager

don.norris@sscoop.com

Cell: 828-499-3641

Don brings more than 50 years of experience to his clients, with 33 years in the green industry, serving 26 years with Gold Kist and Southern States. He is a member of the Western NC Turfgrass Association, Blue Ridge Turfgrass Association and the Carolinas Turfgrass Association. He received an associate’s degree in agricultural business from Catawba Technical Institute.

Georgia

Southern States Turf Cartersville, GA
770-383-3199

Dean Crouch

Regional Account Manager

dean.crouch@sscoop.com

Cell: 678-642-9267

Dean brings 35+ years of experience in the turf industry. Prior to joining Southern States nearly 20 years ago, Dean was a Certified Golf Course Superintendent serving courses at the Atlanta Athletic Club, Forest Oaks Country Club, and the Wachesaw Plantation East Golf Club. Dean has hosted 11 PGA events, and is a member of the Georgia Urban Ag Association, Georgia Golf Course Superintendents Association and the Georgia Sports Turf Managers Association. Dean graduated from Clemson University with a bachelor’s degree in plant sciences.

Brad Boaz

Regional Account Manager

brad.boaz@sscoop.com

Cell: 678-372-8116

Brad brings 30 years of turf experience with roles as a golf course superintendent at Hampton Golf Village and Cobblestone Club, as well as a previous account management experience. He has more than 14 years at Southern States, and maintains his membership in the Georgia Golf Course Superintendent Association. He holds an associate’s degree in turf management from Horry-Georgetown Tech.

Daniel Edmonds

Regional Account Manager

daniel.edmonds@sscoop.com

Cell: 770-453-2585

Daniel graduated with a bachelor’s degree in turfgrass management from Tennessee Tech University and has been in the industry for more than 13 years, serving the last 3 years at Southern States. Daniel has extensive experience and knowledge in weed control/fertilization applications, sports field management, landscape ornamental applications, turf and ornamental weed, disease and pest identification.

Virginia

Southern States Midlothian, VA
804-379-8111

John R. Pennypacker

Regional Account Manager

john.pennypacker@sscoop.com

Cell: 804-241-1623

John brings 43 years of experience in the turf industry. Prior to joining Southern States 16 years ago, John held both golf course superintendent and construction superintendent roles at Greenbrier Country Club in Chesapeake, Virginia, where he hosted 4 LPGA and 4 Virginia state open tournaments. He is a member of the Old Dominion Chapter of the Golf Course Superintendents Association of America and the Virginia Golf Course Superintendents Association. He graduated with an Associate of Science degree in horticulture from Southwest Michigan Junior College and a Bachelor of Science degree in turfgrass management from Eastern Kentucky University.

Steve Shackleford

Regional Account Manager

steve.shackleford@sscoop.com

Cell: 804-690-9254

With 39 years of green industry experience, and 26 of those at Southern States, Steve offers expertise in nursery, greenhouse, erosion and sediment control, cool season turf, prescription applications and ice and snow management. He graduated from Virginia Commonwealth University in 1990. He is a member of the Virginia Turfgrass Council and the Professional Grounds Management Society, where he has served on their Board of Directors. 

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