Controlled Products

Custom turf solutions for over 25 years

Controlled Products is the world’s leading manufacturer of turf. Our influence extends from initiating research. Most of the innovation in the turf industry for over 25 years is due to our commitment. We incorporate the latest technology into each project and into our state-of-the-art facilities in Dalton, Georgia.

We are equipped to develop, market and package innovative, customized turf solutions. We are still the industry leaders in innovation and technology, so we can build any turf you need. We also build long-term relationships with our dealers, worldwide. Controlled Products is committed to advancing the turf industry.

A Practical Beginning

Back in the 1960's the Chemstrand Company was developing a new synthetic fiber for use in carpeting. They were encouraged by the Ford Foundation to use this technology to develop an urban playing surface. It seemed that urban kids were less physically fit than kids living in rural areas. With the goal of creating a natural looking play area that could be set up and maintained easily inside a city, Chemstrand turned its attention to creating a product that "looks like grass and acts like grass." They worked for years to formulate something that could replicate the look and feel of natural grass. Early results were marginally successful; however, the initial technology, used primarily on athletic fields, did not allow the athletes a full range of natural movement. Throughout the 1960s, Chemstrand worked to improve the technology.

Branching Out Beyond Athletic Fields

As the industry grew, synthetic turf spread from playing fields to large-scale sports arenas and beyond. What has once been impossible became possible, and the uses for this new synthetic turf exploded. Research and development continued to improve and diversify the range and quality of products and services that were available. In the 1990’s, new technologies allowed for the creation of more durable and versatile turf, and the industry experienced a complete revolution, thanks to scientific breakthroughs on everything from synthetic materials to adhesives and backing systems.

Ten Years of Advancements - Information and Technology Transform the industry

The industry as a whole has seen more advancement in the last 10 years than in the previous 40 years. Focus on infilled polyethylene and polypropylene products has expanded the uses for synthetic turf exponentially. Ideal for residential and commercial landscaping, golf courses and playgrounds, there are new ideas constantly springing up as the technology allows for more diverse applications. Thanks to new developments, there are hundreds of new ways to utilize synthetic turf.

An Industry Leader Sets the Pace

Safety, loyalty, and quality go hand in hand. We build long term relationships with each dealer and customer that we work with, ensuring that each distributor receives the products and support relevant to their needs.

Tailor the Row, Gauge and Stitch to any specification
Produce over 5 million ft2 in a month
Any color…Any Style…Any location

Our Capabilities
Develop, market & package custom turf solutions
  • Product Design
    Product Design

    We can help you take your product idea and make it a reality. Our team of experts at Controlled Products will help you focus on the details that make successful products work and free you up to do what you do best; sell and develop relationships.

  • Coatings and Foam

    Each type of coating provides a different performance characteristic. From our in-house Silverback™ specialty coating to a standard foam based product, we have the ideal range of coatings to enhance performance, durability and longevity.

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  • Green Yarn

    Yarns bring the product to life. It is the yarn in the design that gives your product a unique look and feel. You can choose from many types of yarns available in the marketplace from a variety of manufacturers. The type of yarn can affect ball roll, speed of play, coolness, longevity, color and coefficient of friction. Our team of experts can help you to select the perfect yarn for your needs.

  • Backing Image

    Backing provides stability performance and consistency. We have many types of backing available depending upon your needs and expectations for product performance. Work with our team to select the right backing and backing manufacture.

  • Marketing and Design
    Marketing and Design

    Our marketing and design team specializes in taking your idea and bringing them to life in your own marketing collateral. Whether it’s website design, sales sheets, technical sheets or ad placements, our team will come up with the concept design and implementation of how to make your product ideas a reality.

Our Team Is Your Team:

Joseph Player - Field Designer & CAD Engineer

Joseph uses his professional skills to help facilitate the process of designing your dream sports field and making it a reality. By coordinating with our talented sales representatives, Joseph designs sports fields to capture the customer’s vision on to paper. From Football Stadiums to Multi-Sport Complexes, there are plenty of options to choose from. After a final design has been approved, Joseph takes these designs and dissects the fields into smaller pieces in order to prepare the turf for manufacturing. Joseph then creates a vital step-by-step guide by preparing a visual road map for fabrication, alongside installation instructions, which will guide the journey of the turf from manufacturing all the way through to installing the brand new field.


Greg Sheram - Aquafab Department Manager

Greg has over 10 years’ experience as both a Plant and Fabrication Manager in the Turf industry, and has been with Controlled Products for the last 3 years. Between deployments with the US Air Force, he earned his degree attending Pima Community College and the University of Arizona, along with his Pilot’s license at Davis-Monthan AF Base, Tucson, AZ. With an artistic and mechanical background, Greg became owner of two Sign and Graphics businesses that eventually introduced him to Turf fabrication. Greg still lives where he was raised, as the fifth generation on his family’s farmland in Rocky Face Georgia, along with his son Tucker, an SFAB Combat Advisor in the Georgia Army National Guard. Forever tinkering with various construction projects, Greg enjoys a challenge, old cars and dogs, and shooting stuff.


Sharon Verner - Customer Service Manager

Sharon joined Controlled Products in the Summer of 2016. Sharon is responsible for leading and managing Customer Service for all selling divisions, including Fabrications, and Sample distribution. Her responsibilities include overseeing order entry, distribution to manufacture, and release for shipment, while ensuring all qualities of service are met. Her main objective is to continue restructuring the department by coaching the team to become more consistent with their methods of entry and identify areas that have any opportunities for improvement. Mrs. Verner has over 15 years’ experience within the Turf Industry. Her experience includes all areas of manufacturing, quality, system development, and now Customer Service. Her desire and drive to excel in all areas has allowed her to be a great asset in leading our Customer Service Team. Mrs. Verner and her husband reside in Chatsworth, Georgia with their two wonderful daughters.

Patrick Gibbens

Patrick Gibbens - Technical Manager

Patrick Gibbens, originally from Nashville, TN, began his career in logistics and insurance before transitioning to the synthetic turf industry in 2019, starting in manufacturing before advancing to the shipping department. His dedication to excellence and keen attention to detail earned him the position of Technical Manager at Controlled Products. In this capacity, Patrick leads initiatives central to Spec Sheets, Research and Development, and Quality Control. Since assuming this role in 2023, he has played a crucial part in ensuring thorough documentation of technical turf data, reinforcing the company’s commitment to delivering premier products and services. His multifaceted expertise in the synthetic turf industry, coupled with strong leadership and innovative drive, positions him as a cornerstone within the organization. Beyond work, Patrick cherishes time with his family, outdoor exploration, and pursuing personal interests.


Damon Henderson - Sr. Technical Manager

Damon has been in the synthetic turf industry for 13 years. He is a family man that volunteers in the community in many areas such as Outreach at HPCOG, coaching through the local parks and recreation department and Select Baseball, along with serving the community through Outer4 Ministries. Damon started his career at Mohawk Industries in the Mohawk Home Division where he filled many roles such as scheduling, safety, software/equipment training, and department supervisor. In 2006, Damon moved his experiences to Controlled Products a leading manufacturer of Synthetic Turf. He has served in many areas and filled gaps while being employed at CP by leading and maintaining the R&D of a quality product line, scheduling, costing, and safety. He currently serves as the companies Senior Technical Manager and is the bridge between Manufacturing and Sales/Customer Support through his knowledge of manufacturing, synthetic turf applications in the market place, synthetic turf construction, and athletic field layouts and performance. He is also an STC Certified Landscape Installer.

JP Tighe

JP Tighe - Account Manager

JP Tighe, a former baseball player at Georgia Southern University, now works as an Account Manager at Controlled Products since 2023. With a degree in Sports Management and a minor in Marketing, along with a Master’s in Communication and Leadership, JP brings extensive knowledge to his role. Growing up in a family deeply involved in the flooring industry for over 30 years, he naturally understands the synthetic turf industry. Specializing in landscape, golf, strength and agility, and baseball turf, JP excels in providing customized solutions to clients. His practical experience and love for sports make him a valuable asset both at work and in his personal life. Outside of work, JP enjoys staying active in sports-related activities, which enhances his expertise and dedication to his profession.

Ahmaad Tanner

Ahmaad Tanner - Account Manager

Ahmaad Tanner, a native of Dalton, GA, is a seasoned sales professional with a diverse background. Graduating from Austin Peay State University with a degree in Business and later obtaining a Master’s in Organizational Leadership, Ahmaad brings a strong educational foundation to his career. Following his passion for football, Ahmaad played professionally in Italy before transitioning to a successful career in sales. With a track record in sales predating his current role, Ahmaad specializes in selling baseball turf and trainer facility products at Controlled Products. His extensive experience and dynamic approach make him a valuable asset in providing tailored solutions to clients. Ahmaad’s dedication to excellence and passion for the industry drive his success in delivering top-tier products and services.


Wendy Elias - Account Manager

Wendy started with Controlled Products as a Customer Service Representative. In 2015 she was promoted to Sales Account Manager within our sales division. At present she is primarily involved in assisting with the growth of our Private Label Non Field Division. Her primary responsibilities will be to work on domestic and international accounts ranging from sports fields, batting cages, backyards, putting greens, bocce courts, and various other turf applications. Wendy comes with 13 years of previous Human Resources experience in the Manufacturing Industry. She attended Dalton State College and resides in Dalton, GA with her daughter.


Elaine Pack - Sr. Account Manager

Elaine started with Sporturf in the spring of 1999 as a Customer Service Representative. She was promoted to Customer Service Manager in 2004. While working as the Customer Service Manager, Mrs. Pack took on more of an account management roll and was promoted to a Sales Account Manager in 2009 for our Sporturf division. During 2014, Elaine was promoted to Senior Account Manager of our non-field division. During her tenure at Controlled Products she has worked on domestic and international accounts ranging from sports fields, batting cages, custom logos, backyards, putting greens, bocce courts, tennis courts, and various other turf applications. Elaine attended the University of Tennessee Chattanooga and completed her studies at Dalton State College. She and her husband Jarrett reside in Rocky Face, Georgia with their two children.

Controlled Products, LLC is a proud member of the Recreational Group Family