Johnny & Susan Sides with Son Tim Holder and his wife Robin & Son Jacob

Sides Seeding was born in the mid 70's as Johnny and Susan Sides began to moonlight sowing grass to supplement their income. Johnny was fresh out of Penn State where he had studied agronomy/turf grass management, and was building a golf course while Susan worked for the airlines. Susan quit her job first and could sometimes be found on a seeding job, plowing up land, waiting on Johnny and little Tim [son] after work and school.


Johnny and Susan Sides

Tim, Robin and Jacob Holder

With an old dark blue 1959 Dodge pickup truck that needed the hood tied shut with a bungee cord they began. By the late 70's it was full time after Johnny quit the golf course business. Right in the middle of a recession, people thought they were crazy, but they reasoned if they could make a profit in a slow time, they could make it as things picked back up. From there it has grown to one of the largest seeding companies in America and has branched out into sod farming, athletic field construction, irrigation, and all types of landscape construction. Johnny's dad, Fred Alexander Sides taught Johnny how to farm and work with equipment. Both of our parents taught us a strong work ethic, the value of integrity and keeping a good attitude. God grew the business, because as Johnny always says: " I am not that smart."  We hope if you have not used us on your job, you will consider us for the future and to those who we have worked for over the years we say a big "Thank You." 

'Third Generation' Jacob Holder with "Poppy"



Father, Son and Grandson

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