To the left is a photo of Leon and Tom Gordon and their first sod harvesting machine, taken in 1957.
Hydrograss Corporation’s roots are deeply entrenched in the erosion control / landscape industry. The company began as the offspring of Gordon Construction Corp. and a growing public awareness and concern over erosion, the siltation of our waterways and protection of our environment.
In 1947 Leon E. Gordon founded Gordon Construction Corp. as a rip-rap installation contractor also specializing in guard rail construction, curbing and sodding. An early company photo shows the forward looking Leon overseeing one of the first mechanical sod harvesting operations in Maine. He is joined in the photo by an MDOT engineer and Leon’s young son Tom, currently the President of Hydrograss Corporation.
In the mid 1950’s on the advice of MDOT engineer Gordon Hunter, Leon built the first hydraulic seeder to be used in Maine for the anticipated construction of Interstate 95. According to Tom Gordon, the machine was powered by five gasoline motors and one of the problems was not knowing which of the motors had run out of gas. Soon after that Leon purchased his first FINN hydroseeder.
Today as an award winning distributor of FINN Equipment, Hydrograss Corporation offers both new and top notch pre-owned equipment and an array of thoroughly tested and proven consumable products including fiber mulches and other amendments for hydroseeding, erosion control blankets, and many other erosion control and landscape supplies. The Hydrograss team is committed to providing the best products and service in the green industry.
This tank represents the beginning of hydraulic seeding in Maine
Hydrograss Corporation was founded in response to the need for a knowledgeable company to supply equipment and materials to the erosion control and landscape industry.
Our two office/warehouse locations; Pittsfield, Maine and Candia, New Hampshire are staffed with associates with a combined total of over 150 years experience in hydroseeding, landscaping and erosion control. We are always happy to provide sound advice on equipment and materials currently available. Our research continues, as we begin the new millennium, keeping our commitment to developing and offering the best products to our industry.
FINN T-170 Hydroseeders leaving the warehouse, headed for the D.O.T.
Although the equipment and products have changed over the years our goal remains the same as it was 58 years ago; the complete and total satisfaction of every customer we serve.