Meet The Team

Michael Flowers


Michael founded Championship Turf Services in the mid-1990’s as a division of Flowers Landscape Development, Inc. With a unique blend of agronomist and contractor, Championship Turf Services quickly became the recognized leader in the construction and maintenance of high-performance sports fields across Connecticut and Western Massachusetts.

Michael is a Certified Sports Field Manager with 37 years experience in the landscape industry, with the last 22 dedicated to sports fields. Throughout his career, he has been dedicated to providing safe, high-performing athletic fields for all levels of play. Michael has created a special team of passionate Turf Managers with extensive backgrounds and education to form what is Championship Turf Services today.

Steve DiBella


Steve has been a member of the Championship Turf team since his graduation from the University of Connecticut in 2014 with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Turfgrass and Soil Science. Steve became an owner of Championship Turf Services at the start of 2020.

He comes from an extensive background of golf and sports turf, and has been an essential part of the team since he joined. He holds his 3A Supervisory Pesticide License and OSHA 10 certification, and is experienced in all aspects of natural turf and synthetic surface maintenance. Steve manages cultural services, renovation projects, and maintenance contracts for Championship Turf Services.

Jimmy Gore


Jimmy joined Championship Turf Services in 2017. He now serves as a Project Supervisor for maintenance contracts, including Fairfield University and Fairfield Country Day School. Jimmy became an owner of Championship Turf Services at the start of 2020.

Prior to joining CTS, Jimmy was the Assistant Director of Athletic Turf at Wake Forest University, where he managed and scheduled all daily activities and maintenance to the ACC Premier Athletic Facilities. He is very knowledgeable in all aspects of Athletic Grounds Maintenance and holds his 3A Pesticide Supervisors License.