About Metro

History

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 Metro Turf Specialists is a family owned and operated turf and ornamental business, which was founded in Westchester County, New York, in 1966. The original owners, Tony Grasso Sr. and John Wistrand, sold the business to Rick Apgar in 1988, and that was the start of the future for the Apgar family. As the first generation of the Apgar family to run Metro, Rick laid the foundation for all that Metro stands for, still to this day. By 1991, Rick's son, Scott, joined the team, and helped take Metro to the next level of customer service. As the years passed, both of Scott's sons, Rich and Todd, decided that they too aspired to be like their father and grandfather, and followed in their footsteps.


In 2010, Richard officially came on board to the Company, and learned the business from the ground up. Following closely behind him, Todd graduated from Monmouth University in 2012 with a Business Management degree, and reported to work at Metro days later. It was important to Scott that both of his sons knew every aspect of Metro, in order to be successful in their careers, so both boys were required to learn everything from sweeping the warehouse floors, to filing, to loading the truck and making deliveries, to now being Sales Representatives. 

Today

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Metro Turf Specialists is still the same family owned and operated turf and ornamental business as when the first generation of Apgar's bought the company, but is now located in Brookfield, Connecticut. With the help of Scott's wife, Jackie, Richard's wife, Shayna, and the entire Metro team, our well known customer service reputation holds true still today. Each one of our customers knows, that no matter what time, what day, the Metro team will be there. Whether it is to deliver product, give advice, or even lend a hand on the courses, we show up. We live by our company slogan in every aspect of our business, and want our customers to know that they truly are our top priority!

Note From Us

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To Our Valued Customers, 


We want you to know that we thank you for all of your support! You have become more than just "accounts" to us, but friends to our family. Without your hard work, our industry would be lost, and we want you to know that we truly are here for you in every step of your journey. Know that we are always working towards a better future for all of us, and we will do whatever we can to make your days a little smoother for you! 


As always, we appreciate you! Thank you! 


Scott & Jackie

Richard & Shayna

Todd

Did you know?

MetGCSA

MetGCSA

MetGCSA

METROPOLITAN GOLF COURSE SUPERINTENDENTS ASSOCIATION

Ace Sponsor

LIGCSA

MetGCSA

MetGCSA

LONG ISLAND GOLF COURSE SUPERINTENDENTS ASSOCIATION

Platinum Sponsor

HVGCSA

MetGCSA

HVGCSA

HUDSON VALLEY GOLF COURSE SUPERINTENDENTS ASSOCIATION

Platinum Sponsor

CAGCS

CAGCS

HVGCSA

CONNECTICUT ASSOCIATION OF GOLF COURSE SUPERINTENDENTS

Annual Sponsor

NYSTA

CAGCS

NYSTA

NEW YORK STATE TURFGRASS ASSOCIATION

Annual Sponsor

NYSTA Challenge

MetGCSA Participation

NYSTA Challenge

 Annual Gold Sponsor 

Lobby Day

MetGCSA Participation

NYSTA Challenge

Our company takes an active participation in Lobby Day for our industry, every year!

MetGCSA Participation

MetGCSA Participation

Your Local Distributor for Over 50 Years!

Todd Apgar, Vice President, is an active AF Rep.

Your Local Distributor for Over 50 Years!

Even when the office is closed, we are open!

Your Local Distributor for Over 50 Years!

We have been around for it all, and don't plan on going anywhere! 

Free Delivery!

Even when the office is closed, we are open!

Even when the office is closed, we are open!

We offer free same day, next, weekend, holiday, etc. deliveries!

Even when the office is closed, we are open!

Even when the office is closed, we are open!

Even when the office is closed, we are open!

Our Office Staff and Sales Reps checks their voicemails, e-mails, text messages 24/7/365. No matter what, we show up!