H & E Sod Nursery has been serving the needs of landscape professionals, golf course superintendents, and homeowners for more six decades. Fred Ehrich and one of his sons Alfred the “E” in H & E, worked part time for Illinois Turf Company prior to WW II. Illinois Turf went out of business because they could not find help during the war. In the winter of 1946 Fred Ehrich approached his son-in-law Carl Habenicht, the “H” in H & E, to start up a sod farm. In 1947 they planted 15 acres of common bluegrass went to Westmoreland Country Club in Wilmette, Illinois and picked up some C-15 bentgrass sprigs and planted 1 acres of C-15 vegetatively. From these very modest roots, H & E Sod Nursery was born.
H & E Sod Nursery now grows the best of bluegrasses, bentgrasses, and fescues on our sod farm that measure over eight hundred acres located . H & E Sod now operate a fleet of seven flat-beds and semis out of Momence to service the Chicagoland area.
H & E Sod Nursery have combined sod and turf related products, to offer “one-stop shopping” for the professional landscaper. The success of H & E Sod Nursery is built on our reputation for high quality and dedicated service.