Gary the Gator was spawned in the coastal marshes of the Peace River in Southwest Florida. He had a rough upbringing. His parents abandoned him at a early age as he and his brothers and sisters were left to fend for themselves. Seeking refuge in the calm, safe waters around Punta Gorda, he knew he had to get out less he end up as gator bites in some restaurant or wrapped around a pair of cowboy boots in Texas.
So he sought to educate himself in wetlands restoration and environmental engineering. After receiving full scholarship to play basketball at the University of Hawaii, he finished degrees and moved to North Carolina.
After ten brutal winters in North Carolina, he moved back to his native lands of Southwest Florida. Being semi-retired he assumed he’d have plenty free time to relax and enjoy himself. Endless yard work ruined that assumption. After attending a home and garden show in Tampa, he saw a remarkable product that would virtually replace yard work. High-quality, artifical grass! He got a few cards of synthetic grass companies. But nobody came to see him because he had a small yard and limited budget.
He got fed up and started his own company: GatorGrass Synthetic Lawns®. His mission was to deliver high-quality, synthetic lawns at a affordable price. The rest, as they say, was history. Now after work, he relaxes in his lounge chair sipping a umbrella drink listening to all his neighbors continuously mow their lawns.