In 1982 Quality Grassing & Services, Inc. was founded by Howard Barnes and J.W. Thomas. Within a short time, QGS flourished from a grassing contractor to providing full service golf course construction, renovation, and irrigation.
Today, QGS Development, Inc. is a Certified GCBAA Golf Course Builder and has built hundreds of golf courses all over the United States and in multiple countries across the world.
QGS won the 1997 Best Small Builder and 2002 and 2003 Best Large Builder awards from Golf Course News Magazine. QGS is a member of the Golf Course Builders Association of America, Florida Turf Grass Association, Golf Course Superintendents Association of America, Suncoast Underground Contractor’s Association, National Underground Contractor’s Association and the Tampa Bay Business Association.