Our People

At Phillips Turf Science, we base all of our hiring decisions first and foremost on personal character traits. The traits we are looking for when making hiring decision is honesty, integrity, and attention to detail. In addition to these traits, we also look for employees who are caring, friendly, and are hard workers. Although we can train anyone to do a job, we cannot teach these character traits.

Our Promise

At Phillips Turf Science our promise is that our customers will always receive the highest level of customer service available. In the lawn business we are dealing with mother nature so things may not always be perfect. But there is never an excuse for poor customer service and that is Our Promise.




Wayne Phillips is the owner and operator of Phillips Turf Science. Wayne has 20 years in the turfgrass industry. Wayne received his Bachelor’s Degree in Turfgrass Science from the University of Florida. He worked as a Golf Course Superintendent in the local area until he started Phillips Turf Science in 2013. Wayne was featured in the Golf Course Journal Panorama for his innovative use of a new product on the golf course. Wayne also held the position of Treasurer, Vice-President, and President (2013) for the Golf Course Chapter of the Golf Course Superintendent Association of America. Wayne has attended numerous continuing education programs concerning the continued improvement of turf management, pest management, and best management practices. In his spare time, Wayne enjoys spending time with his wife Tanya and their three children.


Office Manager

Holly Gideons is our Office Manager.  Holly earned her MBA from Angelo State University and worked for several large companies in Dallas, Texas before moving to Florida.  Holly and her family have lived in Niceville since 2010.  She enjoys fishing, baseball, and traveling with her family.

Guy Thompson


Certified Pest Control Operator, Operations manager

Guy is the Operations Manager at Phillips Turf Science. He has been in the Niceville area for over ten years. Guy is very experienced in all areas of our company. He is very knowledgeable in agronomics, best practice management, and identifying/treating lawn specific problems. Guy has earned his license as a Certified Pest Control Operator specializing in lawn and landscape. Guy has attended numerous classes through the University of Florida Extension Service. When Guy is not working, he enjoys spending time with his family and fishing in the Gulf of Mexico.

Let’s Get Started

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