All Turf Solutions is a family business formed in 2001 by Duncan and Anne Swinton, who after a lifetime of working in the sports turf industry with green keeping and turf management, decided to set up a small turf farm/contracting business at Tamborine, providing instant turf solutions to residential and commercial customers.
We saw an opportunity & a hole in the market for a quality producer providing "excellence" in customer service. Our passion is to offer our customers the right advice when selecting a turf variety for their situation instead of just trying to sell the most expensive grass. We always put the customer’s needs first and we still practice this ethos everyday.
Duncan was looking for a career in an outdoor lifestyle industry that would satisfy his passion for attention to detail, so at the age of 19 he left full time employment to study horticulture and green keeping full time. Duncan quickly saw that golf course green keeping offered the challenges and variety that would stimulate and reward him. Graduating with straight honours Duncan was awarded “Green Keeping Student of the Year” and was quickly employed by the prestigious Brisbane Golf Club. Within one year he was appointed as Assistant Superintendent. For another 4 years Duncan completed further part time studies in green keeping and horticulture before taking on Golf Course Superintendent rolls in other parts of the state and the Northern Territory.
Green keeping has been a great industry that has allowed me to work in some wonderful parts of this great country. The experience gained looking after fine turf has been very rewarding. Turf management for me has been a blend of science and practical ability.
With a solid reputation and grounding in turf management in South East Queensland, Duncan’s expertise has been retained by many high profile customers that they still service today. He has built a reputation for being an experienced, honest, and reliable contractor with good old fashioned values.
The rest of the team
Daughter Cassie joined the business in 2014 working on the farm taking care of quality control and equipment operation.
Cousin Sarah also joined the team in 2013 looking after the exciting stuff, accounts! Sarah has a background in finance working in international businesses in the city so the transition to the country has been challenging but fun for her.
Their son Daniel returned to the business in 2015 and is assisting in the operations and marketing, Daniel is a civil engineer with experience in construction, OH&S, project management, and design. Now his wife Sarajane has also joined in, handling the logistics and operations side, as well as front line for our customer service. Sarajane brings with her years of experience in logistics, customer service and management.
Of course the most important member of the team Leo (the Lab x Great Dane) is all about the quality control, you will often see him "Lab testing" for hours by sleeping on various turf paddocks, making sure they are all up to scratch for your comfort. Tireless in his dedication to your satisfaction.
The team’s knowledge is second to none and coupled with the can do attitude that comes with running your own business it means the best possible outcome for all customers.
Come on down to the farm and meet the crew, tails and all!