Our Team | 401.782.8181 | laurelbrookturf@yahoo.com

  • Deborah Lynne Cotoia JR

    Deborah Lynne Cotoia, President/Owner

    Deb grew up in the Tucker potato farming family in South Kingstown, RI. Her parents and both sets of grandparents were potato farmers Deb & Mike started Laurel Brook Turf, Inc. in 1984 when she decided she wanted to be back in farming full time. Her background in farming and their business experiences was the foundation for LBT. Deb's hands on approach and knowledge and understanding of her customers needs offers them unique customer service and support.

  • Michael Joseph Cotoia JR

    Michael Joseph Cotoia, JR, Vice President/Owner

    Mike grew up in Narragansett, RI and was a business major at Johnson & Wales University before being employed at the University of Rhode Island. Mike had been volunteering on the Tucker farm and Laurel Brook Farms since 1971 and became very familiar with equipment and farm management. He has been extremely happy and proud to be spending the past 33 years teaching and passing along this knowledge to his children.

  • Michael Tucker Cotoia

    Michael Tucker Cotoia, Production Manager

    Mike & Deb's son grew up on the sod farm and as a fifth generation farmer, began driving forklifts, tractors and trucks on farmland at an early age. At 15 he began "stacking" the sod on pallets on the harvester, loading the pallets onto trailers and mowing the turf. Mike graduated from High School and then from Quinnipiac University in 2003 with a degree in Business Management. He is now managing all production aspects of our sod. He is meticulous in his duties of providing a stunning sod product starting with the several preparation steps before seeding to the fertilization, watering and mowing schedules needed to bring a perfect crop to fruition. Mike and his wife Maura often have their two young children at the farm, who already have a love for the tractors and trucks.

  • Jennifer Lynne Cotoia JR

    Jennifer Lynne Cotoia, Office Assistant

    Mike & Deb's daughter is also a fifth generation farmer who grew up on the farm driving trucks, tractors and forklifts. She was 11 when Mike sent her out into an empty section of a field to learn to drive a "stick shift" while he and the crew where harvesting nearby. Jennifer and her rotti, Jetta, measured job sites, met with customers and provided quotes. She also managed our installation crew. Jennifer has recently moved to Pennsylvania to pursue her dream of equine muscular therapy, so she will be sorely missed in those capacities here. However, she will occasionally be answering calls to quote, advise and schedule orders.

LBT Turf

We take great pride in our farm and our product and service and we are especially proud of the sacrifices our family has made to ensure that our farm continues to survive and grow.

We also have a great crew that we consider family as well.  We also take great pride in understanding their needs and wants and are grateful for the hard work and strange hours that farming requires.

Deborah L. Cotoia, President