Nebraska Turf Products, Inc. was founded by Chris Olson in October of 2001. Chris was introduced to the turf industry in 1991 while working at Loveland Lawns for Joe and Ada McDermott. Joe and Ada had Chris loading products into customer’s cars and working the sod crew his first summer, then they moved him inside to help customers in the store until he graduated from UNL in 1994. During Chris’ final year of college, Joe offered Chris the warehouse manager position. He accepted the position because he enjoyed working for Joe and Ada as they had became mentors to him in business and life. In December of 2000, Chris made the difficult decision to leave Loveland Lawns and accept a residential sales position at American Fence Co in Omaha. After ten months at American Fence, he realized his passion for the turf industry and started his own company, Nebraska Turf Products, Inc.
In April of 2007, Chris was approached by Central Valley Ag to gauge interest in purchasing the lawn fertilizer plant, MAC Premium Product, located in Valley, NE. He purchased the plant to custom blend fertilizer products and increase efficiency for the business. The plant packages products for commercial lawn companies, lawn & garden centers and ethanol plants around the country.
In August of 2013, Chris purchased an Omaha property at 14001 L St for the company’s retail store. The store is a convenient location for retail and commercial customers to pick up their lawn supplies. Chris’ vision from day one was to offer quality product and service to our customers, and his vision continues to grow our business today.
In March of 2017, Chris purchased the company’s first semi-truck to ensure our customers received their product on time. The company now has two conestoga flatbed trucks delivering product every day around the country.
To glorify God by helping our customers beautify His creation while creating opportunities for our employees and business partners.