Robert & Jerome
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LOVING OUR JOBS
Meet Design Turf
To incorporate areas of sustainable artificial grass manufactured with-in the continent of North America by cutting edge technologies to blend within a surround of natural landscape beauty.
20+ Year History
Father & son team Jerome and Robert Keays bring an unparalleled combined forty years of hands-on experience in the artificial golf green business in the GTA and beyond.
Longtime residents Robert and Jerome are avid about all aspects of golf and have a likewise passion for landscape design and construction. Being the first to introduce artificial golf greens to Canada, they turned their passion into a thriving business launched some twenty years ago. With their extensive background in landscape construction and their knowledge of design, fundamentals offer customers ancillary services not commonly found in the artificial golf green industry.
Jerome and Robert's love of sports began with owning and operating multiple incursions in the sports industry including men's hockey leagues, hockey stores, patent-pending sports products and as well always holding an interest in a landscape business to mention a few. The family home was once chosen by the Horticultural Society to show off local gardening enthusiasts the extensive perennial gardens with plantings started in their year-round backyard greenhouse.
The Keays are devout environmentalists, both tracking their carbon footprint and proponents advocating tree planting for carbon-reducing capabilities and are wholly supportive of the City of Toronto’s mandate to expand the City tree canopy by 30% in coming years. To date, Jerome’s Etobicoke property consists of 46 mature trees and Roberts Mount Albert property has 29 trees and counting.
An obvious problem for a bigger tree canopy is that shade produces poor conditions for real grass to thrive. With that in mind, Jerome and Robert's interest in being able to offer a sustainable artificial surface knowing homeowners wanting to be part of carbon reduction would still want a soft green surface for kids, dogs to play on and of course, golf greens for the avid golfers.
Being the first to the Canadian marketplace, Design Turf was able to lock down the exclusive rights to distribute ProGreen / Sprinturf artificial grass products. Their American manufacturers proudly advertise their artificial grass products produced with the lowest carbon footprint of all others.
Always busy with their endeavours leaves little time for a commitment to better their golf game, but both Jerome and Robert play the game every available opportunity.
DEFINED BY CHARACTER
Design Turf offers a competitive standard rate for our golf green installations. Extras are often requested but of course extras are just that, extra.
We do not sell inferior products and only use the highest quality of products available.
WE STAND BY OUR WORK AND PRODUCTS
We offer the best warranties;
A Manufacturer's Product Warranty
A Third Party Warranty
A Workmanship Warranty