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Gladiator Sod

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Phone: (727) 845-6246Fax: (727) 848-16025311 State Road 54, New Port RicheyFL 34652-6014Facebook

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A BBB Accredited Business since 06/01/2010

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Reason for Rating

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Factors that raised Gladiator Sod's rating include:

  • Length of time business has been operating.
  • Complaint volume filed with BBB for business of this size.
  • Response to 1 complaint(s) filed against business.
  • Resolution of complaint(s) filed against business.

Customer Complaints SummaryRead complaint details

1 complaint closed with BBB in last 3 years | 1 closed in last 12 months
Complaint TypeTotal Closed Complaints
Problems with Product / Service1
Advertising / Sales Issues0
Billing / Collection Issues0
Delivery Issues0
Guarantee / Warranty Issues0
Total Closed Complaints 1

Customer Reviews Summary Read customer reviews

1 Customer Review Customer Reviews on Gladiator Sod

Customer Experience Total Customer Reviews
Positive Experience 0
Neutral Experience 0
Negative Experience 1
Total Customer Reviews 1 Customer Review

Complaint Breakdown by ResolutionAbout Complaint Details

Complaint Resolution Log (1)BBB Closure Definitions
02/26/2015Problems with Product / Service | Read Complaint Details

My complaints with this company is I have been over-charged by being billed for more pproduct than I received.
My wife and I contracted to have sod purchased and installed in my yard at $1.00 per sq. ft. The owner of Gladiator Sod measured the area to be sodded at 700 sq. ft. and with the additional purchase of a small palm tree we agreed to $750 installed.

I remeasured the area myself and found it to be closer to 600 sq.ft. I contacted Gladiator Sod to see if we could jointly determine where the discrepancy was. All I got were reasons why I was wrong and a statement of their integrity (for the second time). I was told I would be charged for what was put down so there was no need to remeasure.

Subsequently my yard was stripped of the existing vegetation. When the sod arrived it was of lesser quality than I had seen at their establishment. When the installation was completed I was told it would be $800 because they had to put more down than was measured...750 sq.ft.; even though some of the area was eliminated due to a previously unknown layer of pavers and about 10 sq.ft around the planted tree.

I remeasured again after the job was done. My measurement even included the area around the palm tree. I got 670 sq.ft. I believe I have been overcharged.

Additionally, my dealings with the owner have been less than pleasant. Felt as though we have been treated as though we were more of a problem than a valued customer because our business is so small compared to their corporate customers and developers. I was more or less told that. We also live in a trailer park. Maybe we don't count. As an example, none of the three gentlemen who delivered and installed our sod could effectively communicate in English. When I asked "How much" one of the men wrote the number in the dust on the hood of my car. Seriously. No instructions on the care and feeding. Nothing.

I love to write positive comments about a product or service received; and often do. So it pains me to have to make this request for BBB involvement. It's been a long time since I feel I have been treated so badly.

Desired Settlement
I paid $800 for a product and service that should have cost, according to my careful measurements, $720. I would like to receive a refund for $80, based on the owners statement to me that I would pay for what was installed. However, since I signed for $750 I demand $50 minimum. Anytime Gladiator Sod would like to come and measure their work with a tape measure, not their wheel, please be my guest.

Business Response
This response was taken verbally by the BBB: We apologize for any misunderstandings or inconvenience. Are policy is that you only pay for the amount of sod that is used. In this case there was excess waste that was unaccounted for. We are mailing out a check in the amount of $50 as goodwill. Please allow 5-7 business days to receive.

Consumer Response
This response was taken verbally by the BBB: I will accept and you may close this case. Thank you

Additional Information

BBB file opened: 05/28/2010Business started: 01/01/1982
Licensing, Bonding or Registration

This company is in an industry that may require licensing, bonding or registration in order to lawfully do business. BBB encourages you to check with the appropriate agency to be certain any requirements are currently being met.

These agencies may include:

Pasco County Business Tax Receipt
7530 Little Rd
New Port Richey, FL34654-5598
(727) 847-8165

BBB records show a license number of 066864 for this company, issued by Pasco County Business Tax Receipt. Their web address is

Type: County Business Tax Receipt

Type of Entity


Incorporated: July 2004, FL

Contact Information
Principal: Ms. Annette Silva (President)Ms. Katy Lucenti (Secretary)
Business Category

Sodding Companies, Property Maintenance, Lawn Installers, Landscape Maintenance Companies, Landscapers

Products & Services

This company provides sod and sodding services to residential and commercial clients.

Alternate Business Names
Gladiator Grounds Maintenance, Inc.

Customer Review Rating plus BBB Rating Summary

Gladiator Sod has received 4.40 out of 5 stars based on 1 Customer Review and a BBB Rating of A+.

BBB Customer Review Rating plus BBB Rating Overview

Map & Directions

Map & Directions

Address for Gladiator Sod

5311 State Road 54

New Port Richey, FL 34652-6014

To | From


2 Locations

  • 5311 State Road 54 

    New Port Richey, FL 34652-6014(727) 845-6246
    Fax: (727) 848-1602


    111 Spring Time St 

    Spring Hill, FL 34608-7069

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