Our Team

Charles Harris

charris@buysod.com

An owner of Sandhill Turf in Candor, NC and co-founder of Buy Sod, Inc., Charles Harris has served as Buy Sod’s president since its establishment in 2002.  After graduating from college in 1993, Harris began working in sales for Sandhill Turf.  In 1996, he moved to Pinehurst and became general manager of the family business and led the company through an expansion from 150 acres to over 800 acres of certified turfgrass production.  In 2002, Harris co-founded Buy Sod, Inc., which now has ten company farms and more than 30 retail partner growers distributing sod to thousands of big box retail locations throughout the Southeast, Northeast and Midwest United States.

He has served as president of the North Carolina Sod Producers Association (NCSPA), board member of Turfgrass Council of North Carolina (TCNC) and president and board member of the North Carolina Crop Improvement Association.

Harris is a 1993 graduate of Wake Forest University, where he earned a bachelor’s degree in Communications.

David McCart

dmccart@buysod.com

After working as a golf course superintendent for five years in Virginia, Buy Sod co-founder David McCart established Piedmont Turf Farm in 1998 in Maiden, NC. He served as president of the NC Sod Producers Association from 2002 to 2004 and as a TCNC board member from 2004 to 2006 and from 2009 to 2012. He was named an Outstanding Contributor to Agriculture in Catawba County in 2001, and since 2009, he has served as a member of the Catawba County Agricultural Advisory Board.

McCart is a 1983 graduate of Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, with a bachelor’s degree in Agronomy.

Clark Wooten

cwooten@buysod.com

A co-founder of Buy Sod, Clark Wooten is president of Tri-State Turf Farm, a family-owned sod production farm operating since 1985 in Newton Grove, NC. In He served as president of the NC Crop Improvement Association and president of the NC Sod Producers Association, and he is a former TCNC (Turfgrass Council of North Carolina) board member. In 2003, he also served on the Industry Advisory Board for North Carolina State University’s Center for Turfgrass Environmental Research and Education.

A 1984 graduate of the University of North Carolina Wilmington, with a bachelor’s degree in Economics, Wooten completed North Carolina State University’s Turfgrass Short Course in 1999.

Brad Price, C.P.A.

Chief Financial Officer

bprice@buysod.com

Brad joined Buy Sod in January 2016 as the Chief Financial Officer. Along with the supervision of Buy Sod’s human resources, information technology, accounting and administration functions, Brad’s objective is to help guide the company to achieve scalable growth through strategic structure, systems and human-capital investment.

Brad attended the University of North Carolina Charlotte, where he received his Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration, with a concentration in Accounting. Upon graduation, Brad received his CPA and has since served in various financial-management roles in the construction, distribution and manufacturing industries. With experience in both public and private entities, Brad has found that the challenge of working with emerging entities such as Buy Sod provides the most fulfillment to his professional life.

A native of Charlotte, NC, Brad is married to his sweetheart of 30 years, Angela. His pride and joy are his children, Abigail and Ryan, who have both recently graduated from college and have begun their professional careers in the Charlotte area. Brad and Angela have recently relocated to Whispering Pines where they are roommates with Kona (a Boykin spaniel) and Laney (a Corgi rescue).

JP Hayes

Director of Sales

jphayes@buysod.com

JP joined Buy Sod in 2004, and he is currently the Director of Sales. He grew up in his family’s small retail business, where he learned the importance of hard work and making sure that the customer is happy. JP appreciates the challenges of the turf industry and values the friendships he has made with those at Buy Sod and within the industry.

JP is a 2004 graduate of North Carolina State University with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Agricultural Business Management.

JP enjoys watching movies and grilling with his family.

Bill Lowder

Southeastern Regional Farm Manager

blowder@buysod.com

Bill joined Buy Sod in February 2010 and is currently the Southeastern Regional Farm Manger. He is responsible for the oversight and accountability of multiple farm locations across the Southeast, including Kingstree, SC; Leggett, NC; Tryon, NC; Maiden, NC; and Soperton, GA. Bill understands the company vision and successfully manages change across the Southeastern farm locations to help to drive continuous improvement. In coordination with each location’s farm manager, he trains, teaches and coaches associates on a daily basis to ensure the consistent implementation of best practices that drive productivity and optimize efficiency, resulting in the production of top-quality sod for customers.

Bill holds a Turfgrass degree from Horry Georgetown Tech in Conway, SC. After earning his degree in 2000, he spent 10 years working on golf courses; 8 of those years were as the assistant golf superintendent at Wildwood Green in Raleigh, NC.

Outside of work, Bill enjoys spending time with his wife and two children, hunting and fishing on their family farm.

Jennifer Hillard

Recruitment and HR Manager

jhillard@buysod.com

Jennifer joined The Buy Sod HR Team in May of 2017. She is a native of The Ohio Valley and has lived in the North Carolina Sandhills since 2010. She has more than 10 years’ experience in HR from manufacturing to healthcare. Her favorite working environment is her current role in agribusiness where she serves as Recruitment and HR Manager. She and the HR team support 10 farms and over 300 employees with all aspects of HR.

Jennifer is a graduate of Wright State University in Dayton, Ohio where she double majored in Music and Communications. She is proud to have achieved her SHRM-CP certification in 2016.

After business hours, she enjoys spending time with her wonderful husband and 3 step children. On the weekends you also might find her playing guitar or piano and singing rock music in local venues.

Matt Rehlander

Director of Safety and Risk Management

mray@buysod.com

Matt joined Buy Sod in May 2018, and he is currently the Director of Safety and Risk Management. Matt brings with him a passion to teach people to be safe and lower their risk tolerance (teach to be safe at work and they will be safe at home). He has 15+ years as a safety professional. Matt holds several certifications including OSHA 30, Advanced Safety Certification, Manager of Environmental Safety and Health (MESH), OSHA Record Keeping; Matt is also a Lean Six Sigma Green Belt and a Certified Project Manager. In addition, Matt has provided expertise in developing leadership-training manuals and has been a representative of safety to the Department of Labor’s OSHA advisory board.

Matt is a United States Air Force Veteran and hold a degree in Logistics from the Community College of the Air Force.

Outside of work, Matt enjoys spending time with his wife, woodworking and riding motorcycles.