Doug Carter is a lifelong resident of South Florida with over 25 years of experience in the turfgrass industry. Sun Turf has 115 acres of specialty turf in production in Indiantown and a new 100-acre farm currently being developed in Fort Pierce.
Doug has devoted his entire working career to the turfgrass industry. In the early 1990s he began his career managing a turf harvesting company which consisted of a single sod harvester and one forklift. In 1995 Doug had an opportunity to transition into turf installation where he managed renovation and installation projects for major home builders, golf courses, athletic and equestrian fields. In 2000 he started his own installation business in Naples which covered a geographic region from Key West to Tampa. His company sold and installed over 100 million square feet of turf before Doug sold the business in 2012. That same year he bought a 50% share of Sun Turf. In 2017 Doug purchased the remaining 50% of the business. As a result of his hands on experience, Doug truly understands every aspect of the sod industry – from growing and harvesting to logistics and installation. This enables Sun Turf to provide the excellent customer satisfaction experience that our clients have come to know and count on.
In 2008 Sun Turf took a gamble and signed a contract to become the exclusive Florida grower of a relatively unknown turf variety called Diamond Zoysia. The gamble paid off, Diamond Zoysia is one most sought-after turf varieties for the affluent communities and a growing number of golf courses throughout Florida. Sun Turf has now become the exclusive grower of Certified Diamond Zoysia for both Florida and Georgia.