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Our mole-busting team
Our mole-busting team

Meet The Tuff Turf Team

Tuff Turf Molebuster’s Mission Statement:

We are a growing, family-owned lawn care and pest control company. We are dedicated to providing superior quality and service through our values-driven, knowledgeable, professional team.

As a leader in the industry, we strive to provide a healthy, vibrant lawn for all our valued clients.

Jim Zylstra
Jim is the Owner of Tuff Turf Molebusters and has worked in the industry since 1984.
Birthplace: Grand Rapids, Michigan
Family: Jim is married and has three boys
Favorite Movie: Fletch
Favorite Author: Dave Ramsey
Favorite Vacation Spot: Anywhere in the Caribbean
Hobbies: Basketball and Boating
Email me at Jim@Tuffturfmolebusters.com.


Lawn Care Technicians:

Chelsea Wilson
Chelsea has worked in the industry since 2003.
Birthplace: Traverse City, Michigan
Favorite Movie: The Godfather
Favorite Music: Rock
Favorite Vacation Spot: Anywhere warm
Hobbies: Traveling and spending time with friends


Josh Brown
Josh joined our team in May of ’18 as a pest control technician. He comes to us with 5 years of experience. He is married and has 2 boys, Zayne is 3 and Kyle is 1, and yet Josh is still very chipper in the morning!
Birthplace:  Middleville, MI
Favorite Activity: Camping
Favorite Movie: Kung Pow
Favorite Vacation Spot: Soo Locks

Nolan Brower
Nolan has worked in the industry since 2015.
Birthplace: Grand Rapids, Michigan
Favorite Movie: Braveheart
Favorite Music: Alternative
Favorite Author: Brandon Sanderson
Favorite Vacation Spot: Northern Michigan
Hobbies: Hunting, Fishing, Basketball, and Playing Poker

Josh Meinke
Josh has worked in the industry since 2008.
Birthplace: Wayland, Michigan
Family: Josh has four boys
Favorite Music: Country and Alternative
Favorite Sports Team: Michigan State
Hobbies: Spending time with his wife and being outdoors


Pest Control Technicians:

Carl Walters
Carl has worked in the industry since 2013.
Birthplace: Dayton, Ohio
Favorite Vacation Spot: Upper Peninsula, Michigan
Hobbies: Camping and Kayaking


Jacob Klatt
Jacob has worked in the industry since 2013 and joined our team in 2017.
Birthplace: Newnan, Georgia
Family: Wife Mason
Favorite Movies: Dumb & Dumber, The Breakfast Club
Favorite Vacation Spot:  Any sunny and warm beach.
Hobbies: He liks action sports.

Trent Buist

Trent and his wife Michelle live in Jenison. They have been married for 13 years and have 2 daughters and 2 boys. He enjoys spending his time outdoors, working on his lawn, camping, hiking, and spending time with his family and friends. He is a Jeff Gordon fan. He joins our team with 22 years of experience for a car wash.



Cody Timmer






Office Staff:

Jeff Skully

Jeff is our production manager. He joined the team in 2005 as a lead field tech and worked his way up. He has over 25 years of experience in the lawn care industry. He has been married over 30 years to his wife Julie. Jeff is also a brewery connoisseur. Email him at Jeff@Tuffturfmolebusters.com.



Bill Vandelune
Bill is our office manager.  He has been in the industry since 2004, and with Tuff Turf Molebusters since 2009. He can be contacted at Bill@TuffTurfMolebusters.com.
Birthplace: Grand Rapids, MI
Family: Bill is married with two daughters.
Favorite Sport: MMA & Hockey
Favorite Team: Grand Rapids Griffins
Favorite Vacation Activity: Disney Cruises in the Caribbean
Hobbies: Playing with his kids and participating in Spartan Races

Richard Green
Richard has worked in the industry since 2009
Birthplace: Grand Rapids, Michigan
Favorite Music: Classic Rock
Favorite Author: Tom Clancy
Favorite Vacation Spot: Yankee Springs
Hobbies: Canoeing, Camping, and being outdoors


Chad Zwyghuizen
Chad has worked in the industry since 2009.
Birthplace: Grand Rapids, Michigan
Family: Chad is married and has five kids
Hobbies: Hunting, and Fishing



Digger is the Tuff Turf Molebusters Mascot he can be found all around West Michigan during events throughout the year. He is probably the only mole you will ever see above ground!


My Family:

Vickie Zylstra

Vickie and I have been married since 1996. Vickie works part-time as an accountant for a local automotive components company. She also helps out in the Tuff Turf office.

Nathan Zylstra

Nathan is my 16 year old.  He likes all things Star Wars, Legos, and Marvel.  He loves animals and would own a zoo if he could.  He likes to read, and ride roller coasters.  He caught his first mole in the fall of 2006.  He keeps our shop clean, helps in the office, and fixes my mistakes.

Sam Zylstra

Sam is 13 years old.  He loves basketball and football.  He has been brain washed into the Detroit Lions mantra of “this is our year”.  He also loves to read.  Sam helps out with many tasks on the computer which include measuring lawns and entering data entry.

Andrew (Drew) Zylstra

My strong willed 10-year-old who doesn’t like anything until he is forced into it.  His role is to increase the gray hairs on my head and constantly change settings on my cell phone.  Drew also enjoys picking on Jeff and playing pranks on him.

Ruby (The Guard)

Our office and shop dog. She is always around to beg for attention and treats. She has the staff trained to keep treats in their drawers and on the work bench.  She has yet to find anybody that can resist her charm.