We are located in Wichita and also in Lawrence where the Sod Shop provides services to the surrounding Kansas City Area. Learn more about the services we offer at our different locations through the Services page.
The Sod Shop is a family owned business operating with the mission to be the area’s premier sod and stone dealer by providing products and services that exceed your expectations.
The Wilbur families are long time farmers. Ted and Tony grew up farming with their dad Bill and grandfather Myrnon. This love of farming has grown into a thriving regional business they own and operate today. Wade Wilbur, Tony’s son, is now the 6th generation to be involved in agriculture.
The company began in 1985 under the management of Ted Wilbur and operated under the name Green-Glo, Inc., as a mowing operation for both residential and commercial properties. In the beginning, there were up to 6 mowing crews, but as demand grew so did the services that were offered. Green-Glo, Inc. began offering full service lawn care, sprinkler systems and residential landscaping. In 1992, Ted brought on his brother, Tony Wilbur, as a partner. Tony specialized in working with the company’s commercial landscaping operations.
Ted and Tony realized the potential for sod in the Wichita market, so they returned to their farming roots and chose some of the best river-bottom ground near Sedgwick, Kansas to begin their endeavor. They knew that by providing excellent customer service combined with a fresh top-quality product, they would be able to provide landscapers, contractors, and home owners just what they’ve been looking for. So, in 1996, Ted and Tony opened a new division of their business and named it the Sod Shop.