We strive to supply our customers with the highest quality of bluegrass sod to the Illinois and Indiana region.


Payne Sod Farm started small and has grown into an excellent sod producing farm on the south side of Chicago.

Our farm will serve you with quick delivery, quality sod, and great family business style customer service.

We treat every customer with great respect and value every relationship. We sell to a variety of customers that include landscapers, commercial builders, golf courses, and homeowners. We try to harvest through all conditions if that's what the customer needs. We work closely with our suppliers to make sure that our product will be superior.

Ron Payne first started in the turf industry in High School. He enjoyed working at various golf courses and later became a superintendent. From there he realized that he wanted to start his own business in Sod Farming. In the spring of 1975 the first sod field planted was 5 acres of the 6 acre farm. Ron used a walk behind Ryan sod cutter to harvest the first crop. Shortly after that, business began expanding and Ron purchased a tractor mounted sod cutter. As the farm continued to grow, 2 more tractor mounted machines were added to the team and 3 machines allowed for several loads to be harvested daily. Justin, Ron's son had always been around the business but in the spring of 2000 he decided to make it a second generation business helping the family and growing the production larger. In 2003 Payne Sod Farm decided to automate harvesting and bought a Trebro Autostack. This gave them the capability of cutting two rolls of sod at the same time and only needing 1 person to operate the machine. Together Ron and Justin have continued to stay efficient and accurate by using GPS, automation, and advancements in all aspects of the turf industry.

Payne Sod Farm will always welcome new business. At our size the customer will receive a personal touch that a lot of bigger businesses donít seem to offer these days. We would like to expand more in the specialized areas of sports fields that are being created or renovated.



Payne Sod Farm, Inc.

8332 N 2550 W Rd
Manteno, IL 60950
Phone : (815) 468-6400  |  Fax: (815) 468-2665  |  Email : info@paynesodfarm.com

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