Western Turf and Hardscapes began in 1978 when the Fahnestock family took the opportunity to start their own sod farm in Winnemucca, Nevada
Previously, the Fahnestock Family had established themselves in the restaurant industry, earning numerous industry and civic awards in the southern California region.
After beginning their turf-growing in Winnemucca, the Fahnestocks moved operations to Dayton, NV in 1983, before finally settling in Palomino Valley in 1986, where the Western Turf and Hardscapes farm still thrives today.
Current owner Harry Fahnestock joined the family business in 1981, driving a delivery truck and assisting with the growing, harvesting, and sale of turf. He also managed all equipment maintenance and repairs while helping his mother and father in the office with invoicing, daily receipts and cost accounting. Eventually, his father retired and handed Harry the reins to the business.
Since then, Western Turf & Hardscapes has continued to grow into a leader of industry and community, farming over 400 acres annually and doing their part to enforce water conservation standards in Northern Nevada. Western Turf & Hardscapes continues to be a family owned and operated business to this day – it remains a core pillar in the company’s business model.