About Genesis Sod Farms
Whether you’re green with envy over your neighbor’s lush lawn, just moved into a new house, or have tried to grow your lawn without success, we’re here to help. One of the many beautiful things about sod is it can be installed any time of year, just as long as there’s water in the ground. Sodding your yard is also like having an instant yard. While seeding is effective, it is time-consuming and messy, especially with kids and pets. Stick to sod so you don’t end up with half of your yard in the living room.
Choosing Genesis Sod Farms will save you time, and money! Allowing the professionals to handle your yard will save you money on costly chemicals and treatments needed to give your lawn a thick, colorful appearance. We strive to give our customers the best lawn in the state of Indiana and pride ourselves on our above and beyond approach to customer satisfaction.
Founded in 2009, Genesis Sod Farms is a family-owned business singularly focused on being the most trusted sod & seed provider for Central Indiana. Being the most trusted sod and seed provider happens by consistently delivering the highest quality product in the market with exceptional service at a very competitive price. In addition to wholesale sod sales, Genesis Farms also offers installation services for sod and landscape material, professional-grade seed, fertilizers, environmentally friendly pesticides, as well as straw roll mats and straw bales!
Our sod farm headquarters are located at 1448 Conner St. Noblesville, IN. We have sod farms spanning over 700 acres located all over central Indiana in Noblesville, Fortville, and Rushville. In all, as of 2021, Genesis Farms has over 800 acres dedicated to the highest quality sod production. With the ongoing expansion, we anticipate that by the end of 2022, Genesis Farms will be managing over 1,000 acres of fescue and bluegrass turf.
For more information on ordering from Genesis Sod Farms, call or e-mail us today!
We look forward to building a trusted partnership with you!
Meet Our Team
Mike Brown, Genesis Sod Farms President, has been with us since March of 2019. He has grown turf in many parts of the country. Mike started at Indiana University for his BA in Public Affairs, then moved onto Wayne University for his BS in Turfgrass Science and made his final stop at North Carolina State University for his MS in Turfgrass Pathology. He has been a part of the Golf Industry for 30 years, serving as the President of the Carolina Golf Course Superintendents Association in 2005. He’s served on numerous GCSAA National Committees including Water Resource, Ultra-Low Residual Pesticide Use, and Phosphite Run-off Reduction. During his free time, Mike plays bass guitar in multiple bands around the Indy area. He enjoys all things basketball and buying and selling space-age collectibles
Contractor Sales Representative
As our Contractor Sales Representative, Allen Donnelly assists residential customers with their sod needs. Allen has a background in Commercial and Residential Sales. He received his BS at Indiana University. He is a member of the Central Indiana Alumni Association and a Lifetime Member of the Indiana University Alumni Association. He is an avid reader and enjoys watching and playing numerous sports. Allen joined the Genesis Sod Farms team in 2021.
Lily WilsonLily Wilson joined our team in January 2022 as our Office and Social Media Coordinator. Lily graduated from Ball State University with her BA in Telecommunications. She has two cats that she rescued from her hometown shelter. In her free time, she enjoys reading, drawing/painting, and spending too much money at thrift stores.
Mikaela SolmsMikaela Solms is our Staff Accountant. Her duties include accounts receivable, payables, and inventory. She graduated from Wilmington College in Ohio and Ivy Tech Community School with a degree in Agricultural Business Management and Accounting. Mikaela has been a barrel racer for many years. She placed top 10 in the 2022 IBRA (International Barrel Racing Association) for the state of Indiana. She helps her husband with their shared business and enjoys spending time with him at hockey games. When Mikaela isn’t crunching numbers or taking care of her horses she can be found reading or on a boat fishing. Mikaela has been with Genesis since 2023.
Growing up in the Rushville, Indiana area, David Miller has spent his entire life farming. David is the longest-tenured employee here at Genesis Sod Farms. As our Logistics Manager, David ensures all equipment is ready and available to complete jobs, while also making sure our trucks are loaded and routed so they arrive to you on time. When he isn’t farming his 400 acres of corn and soybeans, he can be found boating, water-skiing, horseback riding, and camping.
Brian MadaraIn 2021, Brian Madara joined the Genesis Sod Farms team taking on the role of Farm Manager. Brian earned his BS in Turfgrass Science at Purdue University. He has spent 28 years in the golf industry, 18 of which were as a Superintendent, and he is certified through the GCSAA (Golf Course Superintendents Association of America). In his free time, he enjoys being outdoors, hunting and fishing, and spending time with his wife and children.
Operations and Project Manager
Mitchell Griffin joined Genesis Sod Farms in 2022 as our Operations Manager. He now oversees our residential installations as Project Manager. Mitchell is responsible for personnel and their daily activities in the workplace. When he’s not overseeing his team at the Production Facility, he can be found backpacking and exploring National Parks with his wife and friends! When he’s not exploring or traveling, he enjoys staying home to watch Netflix, read, and play basketball. He attended Southern Adventist University in Chattanooga, TN.
Office & Lead Mechanic
Tim Cobb is the Lead Mechanic of our maintenance program. He attended Penn State College of Technology and has been in the diesel field for 28 years. Tim has been dedicated to his wife for 26 years and they have three children and four grandchildren. When Tim is not working, he and his wife can be found are camping and fishing with the grandkids.